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Just ordered the new Bespoke51 taillights

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by josh-io, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Rolf68

    Rolf68 Member

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    Hello,

    Do you mean you won't produce them anymore at all? When do youplan to take the last orders please ?

    kind regards
     
  2. Hall-Morin

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    Hi - It appears that you can purchase the lights only and these install on your car's existing enclosure. Or you can purchase lights already installed on an enclosure that they provide. I'm not sure why one would purchase just the enclosure.
     
  3. hanknum

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    The "enclosure" being the black housing the lights are mounted in?
     
  4. GJVR

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    Yes that is right.

    You might want to buy this if you expect that you want to replace the original lights when you are selling your roadster to a ‘purist’.

    You have to cut some wires to put in the lamps so in that case you better switch including the enclosure and without cutting.
     
  5. smorgasbord

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    Just wondering what the behavior on turn signals is. They wouldn't by chance be sequential like some Mustangs? That would be cool.
     
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  6. GJVR

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    That is on my wishlist too

    My set is to arrive this week, cannot wait
     
  7. Bunnak

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    My plan is to buy the lights only and then hopefully use Henry’s carbon fiber enclosure. Do you think there will be a problem with @hcsharp ?
     
  8. hcsharp

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    I don't think there would be any problem with that idea.
     
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  9. TransForged

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    We will be Updating the design from what the former Bespoke51 did. This would entail a new sleek look along with a few other cool features. Taking orders from April 22nd and on.
     
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  10. josh-io

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    Can’t wait!!
     
  11. Bunnak

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    I just ordered the updated rear lights! I will post photos of install after I get (hopefully) the CF enclosure from @hcsharp.
     
  12. josh-io

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    Anyone know what the updated TransForged taillights look like?
     
  13. hallvardr

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    WARNING!!!

    I do not recommend doing business with Transforged Racing / Bespoke 51.
    After seeing their rear light on a Lotus, I contacted them to see if it was possible to make some for the Roadster since they looked good. Some months later after spending a lot of time taking apart my lights giving them measurements and stuff,I had received some test lights. After more testing I was pretty shocked by their lack of knowledge when trying to make the lights actually work, the only reason we actually made them work, was because of a friend of mine with electrical knowledge helping me. At that time I noticed that the Lotus person who had the lights from Transforged had changed them out to a different brand. I contacted him and learned that his lights had broken LEDs and had stopped working several times. After more research I found several other people complaining about both the quality of the lights and mirrors. Since I was in the middle of the project I was hoping that this was problems that had been fixed and the product I would get was much better.

    But I was wrong... After getting the lights installed on the car it did not take long before the first LED stopped working, and in the following months I have had LEDs stopped working in most of the lights. In addition there is also moisture inside some of them. I was promised replacement lights in January. Then February. Then March. So in April I was planning to show my car on an event and said that I was sick of waiting for the new lights and explained that showing the car with broken lights would give them bad publicity which I was hoping they would want to do something about. I then got a weird response on mail telling me to stop threatening them and after more back and forward I got some new promises that I would get new lights a few weeks later. That is now a month ago, and I have not gotten any answers to my last mails asking when I can expect the lights.

    So my advice is. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM!
     
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  14. Rolf68

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    That's sad, I find those light great looking and wanted to order them, but this story changed my mind. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. hallvardr

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    Yea it's a bummer. There is one more manufacturer that has great feedback that could maybe make some that fit's. But I don't think I wanna take on another project. I need to get dampers +++ first
    GregsRaceParts.com GRP
     
  16. Bunnak

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    I ordered mine a month ago. Will let everyone know how the lights hold up. Hopefully the company fixed whatever issues it had.
     
  17. toddat

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    I've worked with this company extensively and have gotten nothing but exemplary customer service. Like any product the earliest versions can have issues but any that I faced were resolved quickly and professionally. I wouldn't think twice about buying from them again.
     
  18. hallvardr

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    That was my experience too, until they started failing... And the quality issues was a problem years ago when they made lights for just Lotus, so I would not be to hopeful. That said, I live in Norway and drive my car every day. So in milder climates with little use, you might not experience any issues, one can hope...
     
  19. TransForged

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    We value feedback and are very sorry you had a bad experience. With that said, Transforged will no longer be providing 'free-complimentary' pre production products for testing as we did with your set.

    We take our customers feedback very seriously to ensure satisfaction and have addressed the LED issue that in the old testing version.
     
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