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Old 04-14-2005, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be getting some new tails(clear/white looking euro spec ones). What are some sites you guys would try. I want some good quality ones but don't want to go over $120 for them. I like the white look where you can't see through them easily(hard to see the bulb). I do plan on getting stealth bulbs by the way too.


Here is a short list of places I know

bavauto = too much money
bekkers.com =too much
umnitza.com - only have the led lights
bm-town - don't want to order out of the country
m3motorwerks.com = too much money

That is about all I know...so that leaves me with ebay. I am not against ordering fom ebay but don't want cheap looking lights.

If anyone has ordered from ebay and likes their lights, please post a pic(if possible) and tell me the name of the buyer.

Edit: These are the only ones I found on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW

the rest for a 2 door have a small orange circle for the light.


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Old 04-15-2005, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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word of advise... ebay lights will prolly fog up.. and will prolly mess up your OBC.... your better off getting from bavauto.. and spending the money on them!
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If you get new taillights, can I have your left tailight? =D
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[quote=jshearer,Apr 14 2005, 10:36 PM]
I am going to be getting some new tails(clear/white looking euro spec ones). What are some sites you guys would try. I want some good quality ones but don't want to go over $120 for them. I like the white look where you can't see through them easily.



Try these:
www.autodynamic.com
www.autoanything.com
www.lightlens.com
www.autoaccessorystore.com
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well the problem here is the companies you stated all have excellent quality products i have the beekers ones which are OEM quality (they are OEM but no little BMW symbol because it wasnt made for the BMW corporation) paying the little extra for the good stuff is worth it. i personally think the lower end aftermarket taillights look like they were made by APC, which is the only reason i bought the expensive ones.
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bavauto.com doesn't show the lights anymore. The only ones they have are the led lights. I couldn't find clear corners on bavauto.com either.

What do you guys think about DEPO brand for taillights?

I know people always say spend the extra for ZKW on headlights, but taillights?

http://www.autodynamic.com/detail.asp?PROD...ID=B39298-2-RCT
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we have a sponser for the forums .... his forum name is Jlevi.... he is a salesman for lights.... he has good deals and is a nice guy....

Talk to him,

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I don't think he sells tails though does? at least for the e36? ahh fook it, I'll look on his site.
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I don't think he sells tails though does? at least for the e36? ahh fook it, I'll look on his site.
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No he doesn't. I would gladly buy from him if he did(have to pay back this forum somehow, right?).
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I got my smoked taillights off ebay for $100. They fit fine but not all of the lights worked so I took it to the dealership and they reprogrammed it for me. Now they work great. Haven't had ANY problems with them at all, and I took out the orange cover out so now they blink white. I've had them for about a year now
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I think the ones you found on ebay are nice looking...
How do you tell a good tailight from a bad one though?
Or can someone post up a "cheap" taillight vs. a "nice" taillight?















I need a left taillight, stock. =(
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I think the ones you found on ebay are nice looking...
How do you tell a good tailight from a bad one though?
Or can someone post up a "cheap" taillight vs. a "nice" taillight?















I need a left taillight, stock. =(
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I found some come up on ebay or you can also check out www.theeurodepot.com they have a bunch of salvage yards and have stock stuff for sale. I am going to keep my taillights in case I sell the car and the person wants them in instead or I want my white ones for my newer car(M3 maybe).

I think I am going to go witht he Depo brand taillights unless anyone here has heard bad stuff about them. They are not real cheap but are not $250, I found them on a site around $160.
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I got tail lights off ebay. They decent to me. Got them for about 75. Here's some pics:
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Originally posted by jshearer@Apr 14 2005, 09:36 PM
That is about all I know...so that leaves me with ebay. I am not against ordering fom ebay but don't want cheap looking lights.

If anyone has ordered from ebay and likes their lights, please post a pic(if possible) and tell me the name of the buyer.

Edit: These are the only ones I found on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW

the rest for a 2 door have a small orange circle for the light.


Thanks guys
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I have these exact lights from the exact place. They were good to deal with. It took a little while for the lights to get here, but I haven't had any problems with them and no one has been able to tell the difference between them and the expensive ones. I saw the auction ended. Hopefully you got them!
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Can anyone post a pic of their OEM clear taillights(Furious)?

I guess if I can actually tell a difference I will buy the expensive ones.

Example I want ones that you can't see through, they look more white than clear.

Not like NaRdZ96(sorry man). I think you can see through to the actual bulb too much and I just don;t like the look as much(although it still looks better than the orange).

Comeon guys I know you wanna show your Pretty taillights off.
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