63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2012
So, they were decently easy to install. Took maybe 3 hours. The only reason it took so long is the cord that was suppose to run to the back set of underglow was too short, so i had to extend that myself. Then once I got that done, the hard part came up of reading the instructions. They look like they were originally designed to be in chinese, and then they were converted to english using google translate (which is really bad lol). Anyways, once i figured it out, i found out there is 2 red wires and 1 black.
To make it easier for anyone else who buys this, just do this:
The red and black wire that are together go to the positive and negative of the battery, the other red wire (believe it or not), goes to nothing at all...
Spent like an hour trying to figure out where it went as it said it went to the brakes, but i found out if it was wired to any power source the lights would only stay on white. So yeah. Once you figure out not to use that red one, and get all the lights zip tied up... This is really easy.
The only reason i give it 4/5 instead of 5 is for it's terrible instructions and the ugly remote you get for it. (the remote comes in woodgrain).
As for quality of light though, they are VERY visible, and within the first few mins i was sitting in a parking lot with them on waiting to meet a friend, I had about 5 people stop by and tell me how much they loved the car. (normally i only get like 1-2 people a month who say that).
So in other words, if you're a ricer at heart, just like me, GET THIS! And hope you can read chinese lol
33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2012
This is honestly, hands down, my favorite underglow kit I've ever installed, used or seen.
Here's a video taken on my phone, hope it works for everyone:
Here are my pros and cons:
Pros- there are 7 colors and many different modes. Makes for an impressive show. Wireless remote with a couple buttons and a good slide to keep you from "pocket dialing" your underglow. The LEDs are bright and well spaced. The length of the product is average (2x 4 ft and 2x 3 ft). The kit bends which is a plus for instal. The price is the best on here period.
Cons- there are a few things wrong here. You must wire each LED strip to the wireless transmitter. The remote is an ugly brown, I actually refinished mine. The shipping is longer than usual because it's coming from the middle of no where, but if you're in a rush you can use the money you saved to buy better shipping. Lastly some of the colors are subpar, mostly the white. It is white but towards the edges you can see other colors. This kit uses LEDs and mixes colors to produce other colors.
Overall- great product. I have recommended it to a friend. I've installed dozens of kits and this is my favorite. I love the feel of the kit and it looks great. Take a chance with this kit, it is well worth it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2014
I'm just going to list in full detail the pro's and the con's for this, plus some warnings.
-BRIGHT!!! These lights, if mounted correctly, are really bright. I drive a 2000 Ford Mustang Convertible. The underside is alot more "busy" with stuff that typically is in the roof of a hard top. I ziptied my rig on the outside of the frame/undercarraige so that the lights were facing out. Needless to say, the LED's do a fantastic job.
-The Remote. What a nice touch! The remote is unlabeled (a con), BUT it's efficient. It's really responsive and small enough to fit on a keychain.
-Strip Length. For most, the strip length is going to be perfect. The sides on my Mustang are about 12 inches too short, but the rear and the front are glorious. The gound is illuminated from FL (front left tire) to FR (front right tire) across the front, and the same on the rear around the back. Again, the strips on the side are sitting 12 inches behind the front wheels, but it's acceptable since the steering well is deeper than the rear wheel well.
-Set up Time. I don't know what everyone is talking about taking 3 hours to do, my Mustang is high enough off the ground to let me slide underneath and work without it on a jack. However, if your attaching to the frame like I did, the likelihood of you needing to get all the way under the car is next to none. BUT I digress. I installed this in the dark (using headlamps), in my friends driveway, in 40 minutes. Granted, I had a friend help me, but the install and wiring wasn't a huge deal. Again, my Mustang is beefier than most cars that would have a kit so the space under the hood allowed for me to slide my entire arm down inside to the undercarraige to grab the connections.
-Battery. The kit, or the central box, directly connects to the car battery without draining your battery. The only thing is, you have to remember to turn them off if you leave your car overtime. I haven't had any issues wiith my battery dying as of yet, but be forewarned. I unclamped my battery terminals and taped the wires to the correct positive or negative wire with the bolt grip and then reattached them to the battery contacts. It was a good excuse to clean the contacts too.
Now for the cons. Keep in mind though that the Con's may be more, but the quality for what you pay for surpases the cons.
-Wires... Dear God these wires are weak. Handle them like toilet paper. There were a few times I got them snagged on some metal and they skinned the rubber skin, but I would have been s***-outta-luck if those wires got cut because of some exposed sharp corner...
-Instructions. The instructions are translated from Chinese. As you may have read in other posts, they are junk. Better off using them as toilet paper... There is one thing to keep in mind though, the wires on your box that connect to your battery are correctly labeled. So maybe, don't wipe your butt just yet...
-Short Wires. I've seen in alot of reviews, before purchasing this kit, that the rear strip's wires were WAAAY TO SHORT. BINGO! They are... by 4 feet... As I've said before though, my car is a Mustang, so my car is alot longer than most imports that you would normally see with underglow's. Either way, Pay the extra 6 bucks for the LA Super Mart wire extension... it's worth the pocket change.
-WIRING! Okay, so this is more of a warning than anything. I was an idiot. I was so hopped up on getting this thing installed and looking BA that I failed to pay attention to details. On my Mustang Convertible, everything is under the car...as we've already covered... BUT! The exhaust system is much lower and exposed. SO when your running your wires, make sure that they are steering clear of ANY exhaust system. After taking a trip to Hilton Head, I realized that my lights would not turn off per remote command. I then investigated to find that my wires had melted to the exhaust line and the wires were shorting ON making my remote commands null. After practically prying the melted plastic off the now cool exhaust, I taped them up and tried the remote... BINGO! It worked... *sigh* Okay, taken care of. The next night we cruised the town and while driving, I noticed the colors were flashing at random intervals. Once we arrived, I noticed that the wires had melted all the way up to the engine and were shorting whenever my car hit some sort of bump or jiggle. Fixed that, taped them up, and we were on our way. So far, so good. So with ALL that to say, wire it away from extreme heat positions if at all possible.
-WIRES again... This is somewhat tied to the issue above, but the red LED light does not turn on. Still have not discovered what the deal is, but I have a feeling it's connected, no pun intended, to the melted connections on the exhaust line. Possible short... not sure. All in all, the issues you may run into with odd happenings, it may be because of wiring issues. This is a solid system, and I think alot of problems are operator/installation error.
-Remote. As I said in the Pro's, the remote is a nice touch, but I will note to the button issue. The buttons are basically a letter pattern... A, B, C, D. From what I have discovered, through sitting on the ground pushing buttons, This is the best button configuration I can figure out.
A- Power on/Power off (sort of)
B- Cycle Up On Light Pattern
C- Power On/Power Off Audio Mode (Primary Power On and Off)
D- Gradient Color (Slow fade cycle through all colors)
There is no cycle down on the light patterns, which can be frustrating sometimes if you miss your prefered color, but no biggy. Also, if your lights are off, the command for A does not work. However, hit C to power on, then hit A to power off and it will power on at A. It's a weird set up, but it takes a bit to get a hang of.
-Audio Mode. Pshyea... right. Unless you have it in your cockpit, it's only going to respond to gear changes and doors slamming. Not top notch at all. But then again, in most states, it's illegal to have them on whilst driving.
Check your states laws. I live in SC and its legal as long as they are not flashing Red or Blue... Or flashing period. Solid colors are okay, but don't gamble. If you think you could get pulled over, shut them off.
Again, watch out where you wire your wires. They may cause more of a headache in the long run if you don't do it right the first time.