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b_pappy

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I saw something (someplace) about European spec rear fog lights and got to thinking (just a little). Does anyone have a picture of Euro spec rear lights? Fog lights and taillights. It's a fairly common swap on C5 Corvettes and gives a bit of distinction, I personally prefer amber turn indicators to the rear, a bit more visibility over red.
Bruce
 
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2004 XLR thunder-gray with V wheels and V grille 2007 STS V black-raven
I saw something (someplace) about European spec rear fog lights and got to thinking (just a little). Does anyone have a picture of Euro spec rear lights? Fog lights and taillights. It's a fairly common swap on C5 Corvettes and gives a bit of distinction, I personally prefer amber turn indicators to the rear, a bit more visibility over red.
Bruce
Hi b pappy,

here you see the euro taillights on my XLR and STS V. The red bright fog light on back is requiered here in Germany but they only allowed to turn on when sight of fog is 50 yards or below.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/harrysxlr/Bild003.jpg

Hans
 

b_pappy

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Thanks Hans. I was thinking they might have an amber turn indicators to the rear also. Probably not worth adding the rear fog lights here in sunny So Cal.
Bruce
Very nice cars by the way. I guess those are also personalized license plates? (KT OK 888 and KT XL 888)
 
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2004 XLR thunder-gray with V wheels and V grille 2007 STS V black-raven
Thanks Hans. I was thinking they might have an amber turn indicators to the rear also. Probably not worth adding the rear fog lights here in sunny So Cal.
Bruce
Very nice cars by the way. I guess those are also personalized license plates? (KT OK 888 and KT XL 888)
Bruce,
8 for an eight cylinder is allways good and so I did choose this numbers.

My daughter`s 06 GTO has the plate number KT GO 888:)

No, you don`t need the rear fog light, I did use the rear one 1 or two times in allmost 4 years.

Hans
 

cubby558

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'16 Z06, "06 XLR-V Infra Red-Sold, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader
I saw something (someplace) about European spec rear fog lights and got to thinking (just a little). Does anyone have a picture of Euro spec rear lights? Fog lights and taillights. It's a fairly common swap on C5 Corvettes and gives a bit of distinction, I personally prefer amber turn indicators to the rear, a bit more visibility over red.
Bruce


I knew our little German friend would be able to answer this--nice looking STS-V, Hans. Does the X feel slow after driving the STS-V?
 
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2004 XLR thunder-gray with V wheels and V grille 2007 STS V black-raven
I knew our little German friend would be able to answer this--nice looking STS-V, Hans. Does the X feel slow after driving the STS-V?
Sure your german friend will answer this:lol:

Cubby, from 0-60 there`s not a too big difference, my X does it in about 5.5 sec while my V does it in about 4.5 sec.
The big difference comes like from 60 to 120 or up allways to 180mph. BMW M3, Audi S8 (V10 45o hp) Mercedes S 500 cant hold up with my V - I`ve checked this out many times on the Autobahn.
I love my american machines:patriot:

Hans
 

rodinoma

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London
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2009 XLR Platinum
CTS-V

Hi b pappy,

here you see the euro taillights on my XLR and STS V. The red bright fog light on back is requiered here in Germany but they only allowed to turn on when sight of fog is 50 yards or below.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j184/harrysxlr/Bild003.jpg

Hans


Hi Hans, Long time no hear. I just bought a Euro CTS-V (2013) and am picking it up in Germany next week. Are you anywhere near Frankfurt on the 13th of November? I am picking it up at the dealer and driving it to Rome where it will join its 2008 STS-V and 2009 XLR (and Escalade). Anyway let me know.

Best,

Mark
 

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