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okay i used the search for a while and i couldnt find a similar thread so im making my own....if someone sees this same thread somewhere else just let me know and ill post this there....

but to the topic...

okay so prior to gettting my tc i was reading that the fectory installed neon kits had to be visible becasue tyhere was simply no room to hide these neon sticks....well i had kept mine from my previous car, and i started tinkering wiht the idea of placing them in other places (like the door compartment...btw it works but very tight fit for a 12" neon)...cool effect though...

anyway my ignorance kicked in and i decided to try it for myself....low and behold i was easily able to hide my (12" neon stick) on the driver side with no problem, just a zip tie and some reassurance that it clears the pedals....and no my feet never come close to hittting it....

the passenger side was difficult becasue of that cover under the glove compartment but it goes back so far that it u angle it in the right direction (again a 12") u can easily conceal it unless u kneal way down below the seat cushion...

final product a beautiful blue glow coming from the footwellls, with no neon stcik visible....its so nice b/c i dont have to look at this un-illuminated stick when im drvinng during the day
 

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Yeah I kno what you mean, factory mount looks ghetto. I had mine remounted no problem, jsut slid the driver side neon up and behind and slid the passenger one as far back on that plastic plate as possible. once I adjusted the neons it looks awsome, no bars showing and the glow looks just like it did in the scion promo book.
 

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When I saw Marty's OEM neons first thing that came to mind is that they can use a little bit of electric tape on the side facing the seats - this way they will be less obvious during daytime (and nighttime you won't see the actual tube).
 

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I still don't see what's wrong with them as they are. Some of the things that some people think need "fixing" are beyond me -- this, "wheel gap," exchanging your matching hood for one that makes your car look like a junker, etc...
 

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this, "wheel gap," exchanging your matching hood for one that makes your car look like a junker, etc...[/b]

some people lower the car for handling purposes, while others do it to make their car look "cool". as far as the hoods go, i havent seen anything except the CF hoods. i only like a non-painted CF hoof on a black cherry. it looks really nice.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Apr 1 2005, 09:15 AM
I still don't see what's wrong with them as they are. Some of the things that some people think need "fixing" are beyond me -- this, "wheel gap," exchanging your matching hood for one that makes your car look like a junker, etc...
I guess we think of it like this.... Would a car with underglow look cool with the underglow hanging out the bottom? The point of the effect is the illumination, not to see neon tubes....otherwise we'd all just slap neon tubes all over the outsides of our cars
 

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^^^ Yea, that makes perfect sense. I guess the particular place where they install the factory interior light kit doesn't look bad to me. To each his own.

P.S. I'm glad people don't go psycho on me on this site when I question things or express an opinion. It's much nicer and everybody learns more that way.
 

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My fix for the exposed acrylic rods: Cut two strips of 3/32" ABS sheeting, 3/4" x 14" for the driver's side, 1 1/4" x 18" for the passenger side, applied to the rods themselves with double sided trim tape. Looks absolutely factory. About $5 in materials-- though I had everything on hand already.


 

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very nice...i like that idea...very macgyver of you

and thats definately a good thing
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Apr 1 2005, 09:15 AM
I still don't see what's wrong with them as they are. Some of the things that some people think need "fixing" are beyond me -- this, "wheel gap," exchanging your matching hood for one that makes your car look like a junker, etc...
I generally agree about the wheel gap issue. The way it's been raining around here, I *need* flood control!
 

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