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Center taillight overlays.

This is a discussion on Center taillight overlays. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok the time has come, to stop procrastinating and get on with ordering some overlays that I have been wanting. ...

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    Cool Center taillight overlays.

    Ok the time has come, to stop procrastinating and get on with ordering some overlays that I have been wanting. I bitch at myself in mind everytime I see the back of my car having a blank slate LOL. So here is my car's rear.


    I want a silver in color overlay for sure. So now I am just stuck on style.. To stick with traditional style 3rd gen type bird design with the thinner Trans Am font, or go with the '98/'02 style slightly larger bird with slightly fuller font. At first I wanted to stick with the OE 3rd gen thinner bird design and now I find myself wanting the 'larger style' much more. ( I'm going to go ahead and call the larger style the CETA style as that model is '98/'02 bird with fuller font ).

    What do you folks think? Traditional style or CETA style?

    Below are photos of both. The first car is white with white decal ( and de-saturated taillights via photoshop ), second one looks similar and is silver like my car. My only catch is I do not plan to do the CETA bumper mod. I really don't intend to change the rear end appearance at all ( except for quad 4" exhaust tips! ). No taillight tinting, no 'Pontiac' inlays for me.

    Opinions welcomed and appreciated! Thanks!


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    CETA:
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    I like #1
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    Center taillight overlays.

    I like number 2

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    I'm undecided, but leaning towards #2 - I kind of like what they did with the lights on #1 though...that's different.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I'm undecided, but leaning towards #2 - I kind of like what they did with the lights on #1 though...that's different.
    Sleep on it and come back .

    I like the traditional style as mentally I find it makes the back of the car a little wider and tougher looking, where as the CETA style with it's larger font and fuller bird feathers fills out the panel and stands out more and not as crisp. I do believe I will be ordering the CETA style, if I infact dislike it, vinyl isn't permanent!

    On the first car I think that was a photoshop on the taillamps, took the color away and left it desaturated. If anyone ever did create a taillamp like that, it certainly would be interesting. I'll definitely stick to original though

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    Center taillight overlays.

    I like #1

    and they have created a way to make tail lamps like that. It's about $275 and you use your own tail lamps. I would love a pair.....but darn financial responsibilities.


    Granted, that particular picture is photoshopped though.
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    Yeah, you can tell it is, but it still looks pretty unique and I give the person props for ingenuity.

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    CETA has my vote. "VETTKLR", nice.
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    Yeah, I liked the plate too - I thought about getting something along those lines for mine....but there are some local cars that come out to play once in a blue moon that even I'm scared of lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Yeah, I liked the plate too - I thought about getting something along those lines for mine....but there are some local cars that come out to play once in a blue moon that even I'm scared of lol.
    I hear ya Jon. Just when you think you have something pretty bada$$, some guy has deeper pockets and walks away from ya. Although, that doesn't happen very often. I'm normally the guy in front.

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    Yep, exactly. The one thing I enjoy the most though is all the respect I now get from Fords and bike owners. They used to talk so much trash, not anymore. Word gets around after you walk away from a few different bikes from a roll lol. Cars tend to not play as much simply from the noise intimidation....that part sucks.

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    Yes and no to this, "noise intimidation....that part sucks". I absolutely LOVE the whistle the blower makes at idle, and the "street sweeper" sound when just cruising down the streets! A buddy of mine just picked up a procharger F1R used, and I think it has the quiet gears in it. It's no where near as loud as my D1, and the blade design looks a lot different too. True, not many people wanna "play", but I wouldn't change it for anything.

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    I didn't pick either, in the past I have left my center filler empty like yours for a clean look for a long time but I finally deleted and filled in my lock and had a custom one made...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    I didn't pick either, in the past I have left my center filler empty like yours for a clean look for a long time but I finally deleted and filled in my lock and had a custom one made...Click for full size
    I like that look, BUT what happens if the hatch release stops working?

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    Meh, details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    I like that look, BUT what happens if the hatch release stops working?
    How about it Ron. I use my key just as much as my button. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Thankfully the two times I laid the keys on top of the light and slammed the hatch the button worked! now the keys automatically are in my pocket as soon as the hatch opens.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    I like that look, BUT what happens if the hatch release stops working?
    No biggie, my cars a vert plus I can always remove that and replace with another, nothing I do to my car is permanent.

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    I ordered all of the overlays I wanted finally from ws6store, and I went with #2 CETA style. Can't wait!

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    Decals came in. The center taillamp ones seem a tad on the small side, hopefully it's just how it appears off the car.

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