like you said, the 93-96 model is black around the four circles and the lenses stick out; 97-98 is greyish (like carbon fiber) and flush with the lenses. the "crystals" of the 93-96 are smaller and there are more of them. the 97-98 models are big and cleaner looking... that's what i see. i have the 97-98's but not installed yet.2Fast said:Also, what is the real difference between the two. Cant really tell. Can someone tell me. Is it the bacground color or not. Can't see in the pic.