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Unread 08-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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anybody see these tail light covers before?

I noticed this XJ in a parking lot today. Definitely nothing in the way of protection, but looks a little better than stock IMO without blacking out. Have yet to find anything like my old tail light covers on my '88 (pic below 1st pic).

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Unread 08-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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I've searched google and ebay as well but couldn't find anything. They look slightly on the "feminine" side, but something different at least. Does anyone know if the rear quarter armor that incorporate the tail lights are DOT legal or off road only?
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Unread 08-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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I've searched google and ebay as well but couldn't find anything. They look slightly on the "feminine" side, but something different at least. Does anyone know if the rear quarter armor that incorporate the tail lights are DOT legal or off road only?
Never seen those. Covers but they don't look to bad IMO. Tecnically any modifications to tail lights would be illegal.. but its not somthing most cops would stop you for. As long at you have brake lights regular tail lights reverse lights blinkers and hazzards anyways. Personally I love the looks of the armor with tail lights... but if a light goes out its going to be more difficult to track down
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Unread 08-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yeh, I think there are 2 companies (maybe more?) that make armor with tail light housings but I am not sure if they are DOT legal as I haven't noticed any reverse lights in them as well. They look much better on the pre '97 XJ, but saddened again that I could only get $3k from the bank for a car as far back as '98 so that's what I ended up with. Not overly worried about the police as I've always pushed my limits with tint (5% all around on the orange XJ) and NEVER use a front plate cuz I hate it.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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I'm not worried about cops either but it gets anoying being pulled over for reason like no flares multiple times and being ticketed For it. That money could have gone to make your rig legal 100% and then you wouldn't have a reason to be pulled over in the first place. Google hide away plate holders. Few places make ones that fold in and slide under so they are unseen.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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I think they look pretty cool. i would buy some if i knew where to get them ha
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Unread 08-16-2011, 12:55 AM   #7
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I'm not worried about cops either but it gets anoying being pulled over for reason like no flares multiple times and being ticketed For it. That money could have gone to make your rig legal 100% and then you wouldn't have a reason to be pulled over in the first place. Google hide away plate holders. Few places make ones that fold in and slide under so they are unseen.
Just move to Alabama. Flare laws? What laws?!

It looks like those covers actually encompass the light housing more than what visually would be allowed.

Light guards for me where always snow bank protectors. Every thing else will destroy the guard and light, but a snow bank will give away to a guard.
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Too bad you didn't get a closer picture, because it looks like there is some writing on the bottom left corner!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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Too bad you didn't get a closer picture, because it looks like there is some writing on the bottom left corner!
Damn, you right! At the time I didn't think they would be as hard to find as they are. Maybe I'll get lucky and see it again someday?
I was even going to leave a business card/note asking about them, but didn't have any on me.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #10
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These look like it.
v-tech.com/product/applications/5044/
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Unread 08-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #11
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These look like it.
v-tech.com/product/applications/5044/

I didn't see any picture? Seem just a tad on the high side for dumb plastic too, but I guess if people will pay $490 for an ARB snorkel or $400+ for fender flares, then anything is possible. (I'll be going the $130 Malaysian route for my snorkel - fingers crossed. But at lest it doesn't have the "JINGDANGSHENG" on the side like the Chinese version)
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These look like it.
v-tech.com/product/applications/5044/
Yeah, looking at their website and their other products and their styling that is probably the brand name!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #13
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So after searching V-tech on google and following a few links I came across these, so I guess it is safe to say that it is probably them. Would be nice if they came in a steel version.
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