Under car lighting effects anyone?

I did a search but didn't find anything on this. Has anyone installed or thought about installing undercar ground effects lighting to their Speedster? I like the look of ground lighting on a sharp looking car at night. Comments?

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I’m on the fence with under carriage lighting on a Speedster.  I think it looks good in the right setting: parked.  Mostly because the owner could enjoy it also, something you can’t quite do from behind the wheel.

I bought a custom chopper many many years ago when they were all the rage.  It had neon lights under the fenders and above the engine.  It looked fantastic at night, especially when rolling down the road, but it seemed to put quite a drain on the MC battery.

In the end I scrapped them. Partly due to the battery drain, but mostly because it wasn’t really my style.

Bob: IM S6 posted:

Maybe we have a new trend here.  Underglow lights for all our Speedsters.  Think of the night time parade we could have at Carlisle...

And we could get matching "ring lights" to wrap around your head too and people would know who owns what. Think about the safety benefits...if one guy is too loaded to find his own car, others could point him in the right direction just by the matching lights around his brain and the underside of his car.  

Yeah, undercarriage lighting is huge with the tuner crowd, where it's harder to stand out among so many cars that all kind of look the same, but I don't know about on a Speedster. Remember, a big part of the Speedster's appeal is it's iconic lines and clean design. I agree with @David Stroud- you've already got a really cool car which draws all kinds of attention wherever you go; there's no need to stoop to such a cheezy trick. 

Just because you can doesn't always mean you should...

PS@Jimmy V.- you know the part of you that keeps telling you it's corny? Listen to it.

David Stroud posted:
Bob: IM S6 posted:

Maybe we have a new trend here.  Underglow lights for all our Speedsters.  Think of the night time parade we could have at Carlisle...

And we could get matching "ring lights" to wrap around your head too and people would know who owns what. Think about the safety benefits...if one guy is too loaded to find his own car, others could point him in the right direction just by the matching lights around his brain and the underside of his car.  

Ok, now you guys are really funny!

edsnova posted:

I think if you donked the car out with some 22s the ground effects lighting might set it off just right, in the eyes of some enthusiasts. 

Personally I've not yet seen a car with under-lighting that I liked. 

The beauty of the replica/kit world: big tent, many tastes, many options.

Sacto Mitch posted:

 

I think Ed may be onto something there:

WeBad03

 

Just make sure you park that thing at the far end of the tent...

ALB posted:
edsnova posted:

I think if you donked the car out with some 22s the ground effects lighting might set it off just right, in the eyes of some enthusiasts. 

Personally I've not yet seen a car with under-lighting that I liked. 

The beauty of the replica/kit world: big tent, many tastes, many options.

Sacto Mitch posted:

 

I think Ed may be onto something there:

WeBad03

 

Just make sure you park that thing at the far end of the tent...

I heard the saying “it’s a big enough tent with room for us all” since I became an active member on this site; but that, that simply doesn’t fit. Sorry. I think we found out just how much room is under this tent of ours. 

WNGD posted:

This is the car that needs under lighting.... and no, this hasn't been photo shopped, it's for sale right now $55,000 ....

https://sandiego.craigslist.or...ster/6753689466.html

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My BS meter is pegged right now on this one. I'm no Photoshop expert but I think it's Photo-shopped. The curve of the concrete doesn't look right and the gaps in the rims seem to have something different behind them when comparing the fronts with the back. There also appears to be some type of reflection behind the rear wheel well. Plus the specs don't seem possible in terms of fitting all of what's listed into a 356 reproduction. And the front windscreen looks off. I could be wrong but if you're asking $55K for anything would you really only post one photo? Did you see the build specs:

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Fiberglass wide body 1956 Porsche 356 RSR Speedster.
350 HP Subaru STi engine
Twin turbo heads
Intercooled turbo
Zen Blow-off Valve
Two cooling systems (1 manual water pump/ 1 electric)
John Edwards 12 qt. wide dry-sump aluminum oil pan
Stainless steel exhaust
Link engine management system(Dyno-tuned)
Kevlar timing belt
Four Davis radiators
Five thousand dollars in Earls and Air-equip plumbing
Kennedy engine adaptor
Gene Berg HD starter
AGM sealed battery
Schrader HD axels
936 CV joints
901 Porsche 5 speed with 2 overdrive gears
Moly-tube chassis
Polished aluminum wheel wheels
Power steering
Power seat
Avo coil-over shock suspension (adjustable)
Aero-Space Technologies disk brakes
Classic gauges
Alpine stereo with booster amp
German Stay-fast canvas top and tondo cover
Roll bar with 3rd stop light
19 gallon polished fuel cell
2 alarm systems
Anti-theft devise
6061 aluminum wheel adaptors
165mph Z rated tires
Car cover
Much more!!!
Less that 500 miles on the engine
Registration and insurance up to date.
Titled and insured as 1956 Porsche
Will deliver world wide upon bank cleared funds
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@Robert M , the car may be real.

What's photoshopped in is the background.

From the reflections in the car, it looks like it was photographed in a car lot. They probably didn't want to show the clutter behind the car, so they grabbed some generic 'brick wall' graphic to fill in the background. There are a few clues that's been done, including the 'burned down' windscreen.

 

Re the red car- can't imagine the turning radius would be too sharp with wheels/tires that size on the front (if you could actually get them bolted up to the drum/hub without hitting the shock tower or pan/frame). Back end wouldn't have much suspension travel either. And whoever did the photoshop work should have blacked out the light color in the 2 slots in the front wheel...

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