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Installing Undercar Lighting On A Fiero? by FatDynamo
Started on: 03-21-2004 11:08 PM
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Last post by: FatDynamo on 03-23-2004 10:35 PM
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Report this Post03-21-2004 11:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FatDynamoClick Here to Email FatDynamoSend a Private Message to FatDynamoDirect Link to This Post
hello all

has anyone here installed undercar lighting? how difficult was it? what size tubes did you use? was it worth it? how does it look?

A few questions...

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Report this Post03-22-2004 01:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for windsweptfieroClick Here to Email windsweptfieroSend a Private Message to windsweptfieroDirect Link to This Post
Ive never done this but I really want to.I have seen them in action at car shows at night and they look killer,I mean SWEET!!!
They cant be very hard to install even if you were to use those nylon pull ties to attach them to the frame...and they are very strong...and then a little wiring to a switch and a power feed.Around here (Michigan) you must be parked to use them(I think)check your local laws first,in fact I going to check here too.Good luck...
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Report this Post03-22-2004 07:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroCClick Here to visit ZeroC's HomePageClick Here to Email ZeroCSend a Private Message to ZeroCDirect Link to This Post
Difficult Not Very at All ..I Had Them Screwed Into My Gt Ground Fx First ..

Did Not Like That At All You Could See To much Of The Bulb
So After That Failed I attached them To My Coolant Lines Right By The rocker Panels

The Size I Think Id Would Have To Check To Be Sure Was 48 Inch On The Side And 24 Inch On The Back And Front

Was It Worth It I like Em And So Do Alot Of Others

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Report this Post03-22-2004 08:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for donk316Click Here to Email donk316Send a Private Message to donk316Direct Link to This Post
As long as you cant see the tubes after you have installed them then its cool. Your supposed to see the glow, not the tubes. Looks UBERTACKY!

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Report this Post03-22-2004 10:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for OsloClick Here to visit Oslo's HomePageClick Here to Email OsloSend a Private Message to OsloDirect Link to This Post
I've always had trouble mounting undercarriage lights because of the flat surface of the underside of the Fiero.

The front light is extremely easy to mount, but the sides and rear are a pain.
ZeroC, do you have any pictures or info on how you mounted a bulb in the back? I'd like to get some more ideas also!

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Report this Post03-22-2004 10:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTDirect Link to This Post
How about along side each side of the gas tank? Maybe with some reflector above. Would that be too far under for good effect?

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Report this Post03-22-2004 12:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroman87Click Here to Email fieroman87Send a Private Message to fieroman87Direct Link to This Post
nope, it'd just be more subtle. that's what I am going to do.

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Report this Post03-22-2004 01:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for I AnnoyClick Here to Email I AnnoySend a Private Message to I AnnoyDirect Link to This Post
I have them on my 86GT. I don't think I have seen anyone else install the sides the same way I did.
As you guys mentioned above, it looks great as long as you don't see the tubes. Do get the proper effect takes a little extra work but it is well worth it.
I started by removing the lower ground effects. I then cut out a strip of the plastic facing the bottom. It was about 3"x48".
I then covered the hole with a strip of 3/8" plexiglass and riveted it in. Do keep out the water and dust I used a small bead of silicon around the edges. I then mounted the tube (48") on top of the plexiglass with the supplied clamps. Once the ground effects are installed back on the car the only thing you can see is the glow from the lights.
Hope that makes sense
If anyone has any questions let me know. I can see if I can get under the car to take some pictures.

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Report this Post03-22-2004 02:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skitimeClick Here to Email skitimeSend a Private Message to skitimeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FatDynamo:

hello all

has anyone here installed undercar lighting? how difficult was it? what size tubes did you use? was it worth it? how does it look?

A few questions...

thanks

I have a set on my car. It was an easy install. They are the Streetglows Gold Series with a lifetime warranty. I like to use them at evening cruise-ins so I think it is worth it. You can judge for yourself how it looks.




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Report this Post03-22-2004 03:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shop_rat45Click Here to Email shop_rat45Send a Private Message to shop_rat45Direct Link to This Post
If your going to buy underbody lights, you might want to consider using LED's instead of neon. With the Fiero being so low, they are more likely to break a bulb. LED's are almost indistructable. I used to sell the neon's, and they were returned all of the time broken, but LED's hardly ever came back. They are about the same price as neon also. Just thought I would suggest that.

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Report this Post03-23-2004 06:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FatDynamoClick Here to Email FatDynamoSend a Private Message to FatDynamoDirect Link to This Post
Hey thx everyone for ur replies ive decided im gonna do it now my next question can anyone give me some ideas to install em. Obviously i dont wanna be able to see the tubes or anythign so if u guys could let me know what yall have done and whats worked for you.


thx again

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Report this Post03-23-2004 10:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FatDynamoClick Here to Email FatDynamoSend a Private Message to FatDynamoDirect Link to This Post
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