Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Carbon Fiber Tail Lights available for all '04 to '08 style side F-150's. In this video, of course, we'll be going over the styling and appearance of the Carbon Fiber Tail Lights, and on top of that we'll talk about the materials and construction, and I'll top the video off with the install. Which I'll let you know up front here gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter because these are gonna be one of the easiest things you can do to your F-150 by far. The Carbon Fiber Tail Lights you see here will be for any '04 to '08 style side F-150 owner who's looking to completely change up the rear end look of their F-150. Not only by picking up a new set of tail lights with the carbon fiber appearance, but also with the Euro spec design, which you don't see too often here in the US.
Now right off the bat here, I definitely wanna say that the carbon fiber make up, especially in tail lights, will not be for everybody. Some guys out there might think this is a little over the top, a little tacky, but of course, there's always gonna be the guys out there who might be seriously interested in this. Especially with the carbon fiber on top of the Euro spec design. I'll be touching on both aspects of those tail lights. Now the first thing I'm gonna talk about is the more noticeable thing, especially with the title of the product here, the carbon fiber make up of the appearance. Now what I wanna point out here is it's got a carbon fiber we've built into the tail light design inside the back of the housing here. Which is very evident when you're standing at the rear end of your F-150. With that said, this is not a design that's typically used inside tail lights. As a matter of fact, this is a first for me. I've never exactly seen anything like this. Now with that said, this is not going to be manufactured from real 100% carbon fiber. This is simply just going to be a wrap job inside the materials of the housing. That way you're just getting the appearance. So don't expect any true weight reduction with these.
Now the second thing I want to tackle with these tail lights is gonna be the European specification. Now what I mean by that is the lights as you can see are completely redesigned. A very unorthodox combination of lighting. Now, this is made to the European spec, which believe it or not is still DOT approved, and still operates under the US regulations. Still gonna be street legal if you wanna pop this on your style side F-150. Now with that said, you get your brake light up top. You get your reverse light in the middle. You still have all functionality of your day to day turn signals, hazard lights, reverse lights, everything still operates normally, it's just a little bit of a different pattern. And also includes the reflection light on the side here.
Now as far as materials and construction goes here, I wanna point out these are all made from the OEM quality materials, so this will hold up for years as I would imagine. It feels exactly like an OEM tail light does. Now if you are one of the people who are interested in the carbon fiber make up with the Euro spec design, and this is really something that you think you can picture on your own style side F-150 from the '04 to '08 generation, expect to be spending just south of about 250 bucks. In my opinion, not a terrible price here. You're getting a completely redesigned tail light. Something that's only seen over in European countries. And of course, you get the very unique styling of the carbon fiber design. Something like I said I've never seen before. So this is something that's definitely gonna stand out. If you're looking to be the unique one on the block, this is definitely the way to go.
I'm just gonna quickly run through the installation with you. Again, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The only tools you'll need are a simple ratchet and socket set, and maybe a flat head screwdriver if you wanna pry off those factory ones, but you probably won't even need that. You don't need any jack and jack stands. This is something you can simply do in the driveway at home in I'd say about 15 to 20 minutes at tops. All you'd have to do is drop that tailgate and use your ratchet and socket set, of course, just to unbolt the factory tail light. Once you get that unbolted, twist and turn your factory bulbs out of the housing, both the break light and the reverse light. You're gonna twist those into the carbon fiber housing keyer [SP] and bolt this up to your body, and of course shut the tailgate when you're done after you repeat the process for the opposite side. I'd say about 15 to 20 minutes tops, and a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter is an absolute definite.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of an '04 to '08 style side F-150, and you're looking to pick up one of the most unique tail lights I've ever seen with a carbon fiber make up and a European spec design. You might wanna check out the Carbon Fiber Tail Lights you see here, which are available at americanmuscle.com.