Want to clean up the look of your front end? Stealth bulb group buy! - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Puff Daddy
 
Bane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,872
Want to clean up the look of your front end? Stealth bulb group buy!

Ok I'm back with another group buy

http://www.gtmotorworks.com/stealth.html

This time it's for a set of Stealth bulbs. They are a really cool product that hides the ugly orange look of your turn signals.





They are not "ricey" but add an elegant look to your Elise. They are 100% DOT approved and light up with the standard amber when you have your turn signals on.

Here is a video of my car:

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Q4554AHNLw&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Q4554AHNLw&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

and some pictures...



^ugly stock



^Stealth'd



Nice and clean look

Price is $25.00 shipped per pair.

Payment info:

speed @ gtmotorworks.com <- Paypal and Google Checkout

PM me for mailing address.

Site dedicated to the bulbs (with easy checkout button):

http://www.gtmotorworks.com/stealth.html

Last edited by Bane; 07-15-2008 at 10:32 AM. Reason: update
Bane is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 05:21 PM
Registered User
 
JUNGLISTluder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 815
This is a great mod! One if the first things I did to my car.
Attached Images
 

96 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
06 Lotus Elise Supercharged - SOLD
88 BMW 528is

Last edited by JUNGLISTluder; 02-02-2008 at 05:30 PM.
JUNGLISTluder is offline  
post #3 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Ian
Registered User
 
Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,162
How hard are they to install? If they are no harder than changing the headlight bulbs, I'm in.

'12 Evora-S; White; Tech/Perf/Suede
'65 Factory Five Shelby Cobra (SOLD)
'06 Exige; Polar Blue; Track/Touring/Stage II/LSD-TC (SOLD)
'05 Elise; Arctic Silver/Ruby Red (R.I.P)
Ian is offline  
 
post #4 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 05:57 PM
Arch. Project Manager
 
surferpkt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sarasota, FL.
Posts: 1,090
subscribed

"This car is more fun than the entire french air force crashing into a firework factory." - Jeremy Clarkson

2005 BRP ELISE:
Sport Pack, Hard Top, Black Mesh Grills, Cup Air Box, TitanQR, Difflow diffuser, Larini Club Sport Exaust, Rear Panel Delete, RTD Brace w/Nitron Toe Pins, Mono-ball bushings, PRORAD, Reverie CF Side Scoops & CF Splitter, CF door pulls, Odyssey PC680. Filled seams including a custom one piece front paint protection film.
surferpkt is offline  
post #5 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 06:04 PM
Registered User
 
JUNGLISTluder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
How hard are they to install? If they are no harder than changing the headlight bulbs, I'm in.
Changing the signal bulbs are much easier than the headlight bulbs. The lenses just pop out. It explains how to change these bulbs in the owners manual.

96 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
06 Lotus Elise Supercharged - SOLD
88 BMW 528is
JUNGLISTluder is offline  
post #6 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 06:18 PM
BANNED
 
loanshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,227
I am IN, ONLY if it an easy install.
loanshark is offline  
post #7 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Registered User
 
spf4000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 843
I've had these types of bulbs on my other car, but it wasn't as bright as the stock bulbs. How do these compare to stock bulbs? Do you have any comparison videos where you have a stock bulb on one side, and the stealth bulb on the other?
spf4000 is offline  
post #8 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Puff Daddy
 
Bane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,872
I took pictures for the whole install process. I'll post a "how to" if there is enough interest. It's pretty easy though. I can do it in under 5 minutes for both sides. The first time you do it it'll take some poking around and take up to 30 minutes to get it right. If an oil change on the Elise is a 3/10 and a headlight change is a 5/10... I'd say this is a 2.

They looked just as bright to me? The Youtube video I posted is the Stealth bulb, I didn't see any noticeable difference between that and the stock one.
Bane is offline  
post #9 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Registered User
 
Frank Amoroso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,089
In.

Lemme know. I already have a set installed (took ~6 minutes btw), but if the group buy price is right I might as well have a spare set on hand. That, or I may just have to buy a '08 Exige S 240 to use them on. Now there's a good excuse for the wife.

Frank Amoroso
Fun with cars
Frank Amoroso is offline  
post #10 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
Puff Daddy
 
Bane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Amoroso View Post
In.

Lemme know. I already have a set installed (took ~6 minutes btw), but if the group buy price is right I might as well have a spare set on hand. That, or I may just have to buy a '08 Exige S 240 to use them on. Now there's a good excuse for the wife.
That's the best thing I've heard all night

"Honey, I bought a set of $25 bulbs on LotusTalk and we had nothing to install them on... so I went to the dealership to fix that problem..."
Bane is offline  
post #11 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Registered User
 
Johnny B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,673
I've got the Silverstars and they're a big improvement.

You guys will love Bane's stealth bulbs. They blend in better than the Silverstars.
Johnny B is offline  
post #12 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Registered User
 
Frank Amoroso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bane View Post
That's the best thing I've heard all night

"Honey, I bought a set of $25 bulbs on LotusTalk and we had nothing to install them on... so I went to the dealership to fix that problem..."
I couldn't have the bulbs cluttering up the basement. Hopefully I can sell the stock bulbs for $71,235 to make up the difference.

Frank Amoroso
Fun with cars
Frank Amoroso is offline  
post #13 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: LA SFV
Posts: 912
How about the side marker bulb near the door.

07 Exige S - PhB., TP, TP, LSD, Gotham, 2Bular Revised Header, 2Bular De-Cat, 2Bular 8x24 Burnt GT3, Cup Car Intake, 6k HID's, Schroth 4pt ASM Harnesses, Milled Steering Arms, Bronze Volk TE37, Carbon Craftsquare Mirrors, Reverie 5 Element Diffuser, Reverie Exige Race Front Spoiler, APR Canards, IMRP Side Skirts, Blackwatch Studs w/ Project Kics K40 Lugs, DBA 5000 Rotors, Goodridge lines, Sparco Wheel w/ Works Bell Quick Release.
Sh4rkattk is offline  
post #14 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Registered User
 
brant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 258
I'm in.

Single and looking...oops, wrong forum.
brant is offline  
post #15 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Registered User
 
JUNGLISTluder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sh4rkattk View Post
How about the side marker bulb near the door.
The side marker uses a clear bulb already. There is an orange lens built into the sidemarker that needs the be removed. I used a knife and needle nose pliers to remove the orange part, then installed the Stealth bulbs.

Basically, you can only use the stealth bulbs if you modify your sidemarker lenses.
Attached Images
 

96 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
06 Lotus Elise Supercharged - SOLD
88 BMW 528is

Last edited by JUNGLISTluder; 02-02-2008 at 08:08 PM.
JUNGLISTluder is offline  
post #16 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:01 PM
Registered User
 
shovel383's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 97
Me too. Me too.

"You crossed the line. I pushed you over" ------U2
2005 Saffron Elise. Flat black Team Dynamics, Blackwatch harness bar, Stage II exhaust.
1999 Ducati 900SS
2001 Triumph Legend TT. She's a Cafe racer.
Bride's Indi Blue Mini Cooper
1969 Ford F100 named "Ethel"


shovel383 is offline  
post #17 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:06 PM
Ian
Registered User
 
Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,162
Would this be harder to install on an Exige since the front grille does not come out?

'12 Evora-S; White; Tech/Perf/Suede
'65 Factory Five Shelby Cobra (SOLD)
'06 Exige; Polar Blue; Track/Touring/Stage II/LSD-TC (SOLD)
'05 Elise; Arctic Silver/Ruby Red (R.I.P)
Ian is offline  
post #18 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Registered User
 
JUNGLISTluder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
Would this be harder to install on an Exige since the front grille does not come out?
No, there should be a small hole in the fiberglass, near the mesh, which you would stick a screwdriver in to pop out the lens. This is seriously a 2 second job after you've done it once.

96 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
06 Lotus Elise Supercharged - SOLD
88 BMW 528is
JUNGLISTluder is offline  
post #19 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:25 PM
Registered User
 
RoadDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,273
10 seconds for me to remove the indicator housing on one side, 45 freaking minutes to do the other
RoadDad is offline  
post #20 of 208 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: LA SFV
Posts: 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by JUNGLISTluder View Post
The side marker uses a clear bulb already. There is an orange lens built into the sidemarker that needs the be removed. I used a knife and needle nose pliers to remove the orange part, then installed the Stealth bulbs.

Basically, you can only use the stealth bulbs if you modify your sidemarker lenses.
what is the bulb style and would there be a group buy price for the bulb?

07 Exige S - PhB., TP, TP, LSD, Gotham, 2Bular Revised Header, 2Bular De-Cat, 2Bular 8x24 Burnt GT3, Cup Car Intake, 6k HID's, Schroth 4pt ASM Harnesses, Milled Steering Arms, Bronze Volk TE37, Carbon Craftsquare Mirrors, Reverie 5 Element Diffuser, Reverie Exige Race Front Spoiler, APR Canards, IMRP Side Skirts, Blackwatch Studs w/ Project Kics K40 Lugs, DBA 5000 Rotors, Goodridge lines, Sparco Wheel w/ Works Bell Quick Release.
Sh4rkattk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Marketplace > Parts Market > Parts For Sale

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome