See it tomorrow at the StanceNation Texas at our mini display with Car Shop GLOW! Thanks to Tom for helping us design the lights!
So it is no secret that we have been working directly with the famous Japanese tuner, Car Shop GLOW, on the next big thing: Honda S2000 AP2 LED lights. Yesterday, via our Instagram and FB pages, we dropped a bomb on the S2000 community with a pre production AP2 prototype model that you see here now. Rumors are running wild so we would like to take this time to clarify a few things.
First, a little about the tail lights themselves; when we were approached about the lights, there were a thousand ideas being thrown around, sending lights in for conversions, AP1 versus AP2, light patterns, cost and so forth. Looking at the current market, the S2000 doesn’t have too many choices for tail lights. From the outside looking in, it looks as if every S2000 has only OEM lights. When some of our friends asked us about S2000 LED lights, most assumed it would be an OEM style but retrofitted to LEDs. We wanted the lights to be unique and different. Although we are suckers for round tail lights and see absolutely nothing wrong with Hondas original offerings, we felt we could change up the game a little by offering a similar design to the CSG FD3S lights.
Upon choosing the AP1 versus the AP2 lights, we decided to go with AP2 tails for the sole reason that with AP1 lights, the outer corner was deemed to difficult to squeeze LEDs into, the space was just too tight. Now here is where we have one concern. At this moment in time, used AP2 tail lights are very hard to come by in Japan in large quantities. We have been working with Ken on trying to find even used AP2 tail lights here in the USA, but there’s just not that many. So we had a choice to make, either use previously owned AP1 tail lights and make the design not attractive, or to use brand ass new lights from OEM Honda of Japan and rip the guts out and retrofit. We ultimately went with the latter.
We feel that we could not sacrifice design or quality in the name of a cheaper product, that just isn’t us, and isn’t the Japanese way much less the Car Shop GLOW way. Fortunately for us, CSG agrees, and everyone should know that this is not a cheap, eBay Chinese made, mass produced aftermarket tail light. Every LED is hand installed by Car Shop GLOW and is properly sealed and every light comes with a 6 month warranty against all manufactured defects. These CSG LED tails are not for everyone, and the price will cater to the high end tuners in the S2000 game. We do not expect to sell a lot of these lights, and we are not in it for the money, we are in it to promote a quality product that does not yet exist.
If you are interested still in these lights, keep an eye out on our website, or drop us a line at email@example.com
We will be debuting these lights within the next couple of weeks, and we are positive they will destroy the internet. If you’re in Canada, you can also reach out to Circuit Garage, the official CSG distributors in Canada. Info@circuit-garage.com
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We’ve heard your pleas and have asked Car Shop GLOW to make a limited run of their LED converted third brake light as an option to better match/compliment the overall look of the CSG x MG outer tail lights. Same story here, each third brake light is an entire replacement to your OEM version and is completely plug-and-play. The lights start off as an OEM Mazda Japan part that is retrofitted with the Car Shop GLOW LEDs and is then rebuffed of any scratches on the outer plastic. We are excited to bring you this part. Although far from cheap, the quality definitely shows through. The lights for now are seen on the Car Shop GLOW Time Attack FD3S and the RE-Amemiya Time Attack RX-7 piloted by Daisuke Aoki. As soon as we have these lights on hand, we will take photos to show the details!
More lights to come from your favorite ricers!
The wait is over! We have officially launched the first Car Shop GLOW x Mayday Garage LED tail lights for the FD RX-7 starting this afternoon! We have limited supply in this first batch and only have a small amount left after this first hour of them being on sale!
Be sure to click on the “shop” icon above and check them out yourself! This has been a long time coming, and we are super excited about these lights. They are the first of many LED tail lights, with a few designs down the pipeline such as Honda S2000 AP1/AP2 and FC3S RX-7’s.
Once this initial batch of LED lights sell, we will have a backorder list for the next 5-10 sets. Once the new batch is ready from Car Shop GLOW, we will have them shipped ASAP to us in Texas and send them as quickly as we can to you. For all inquiries, please email us at Maydaygarage@maydaygarage.com
All other questions, feel free to leave a comment here!
Yes, we have our very first batch of Car Shop GLOW LED tail lights for the FD3S RX-7, and we gave them a go on one of our FD’s and brought it out to last night’s Ricer Wednesday meet at our Food Truck, The Rice Box. The lights are in original OEM Mazda Housings super polished to bring out the original black housings that extra special shine, and are properly sealed to avoid condensation. We are currently taking detailed photos of the lights in our studio, as well as photos of the lights compared with OEM/JDM lights in both direct sunlight and not. First impressions are very good, and you’ll be able to see that in the photos. Each set will come with a warranty card signed by Car Shop GLOW as well as a few high quality stickers. Videos will also be shown so you can see for yourselves.
We have had our inboxes blown up with people wanting to secure the lights for themselves, so to answer what most of you are asking, the price is set at $999USD not including shipping. We ARE going through a change on our site and we WILL have a new online store for you to be able to purchase these much sought after lights. Please be patient with us as we are wanting to do this the right way, and not take any shortcuts. In the meantime, check out the first set of CarShopGLOW x MaydayGarage LED taillights in the USA!
Okay so many of you have blown up our inbox lately asking about the taillights that we had made from Car Shop GLOW for the FD3S RX-7. Yes, we are in the final stage right before shipping. The custom CSG metal badges are now made and riveted on each taillight for authenticity and we are only waiting for the final smoke/tint job on the taillights. We should have some in our possession in about 1.5 – 2 weeks. We will (excitedly) install them, test them, make sure there are no condensation leaks, and photograph and record video so you yourself can judge them. Here are some photos of the progress!
More info to come