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Old 04-23-2004, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to get inexpensive ellipsoids and I heard Depo's are okay, the price seems cheaper than what other places are asking, the link is here. What do you think?
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DEPO SUX.....dont buy em........if youre careful I mean ....VERY CAREFUL you might get them installed with out breaking them .....but if you try to un install them .....there gunna break and then youre gunnna have to get ghetto with the Duct tape.......Theyre cheaply built and most definately will break with the first pebble that hits them......Save yourself the headache and buy the ZKW's

Quick story about DEPO....I bought the clear corners off Ebay for like 15 bucks...good deal huh....well....for about a week!!!! I installed them and the bulb actually melted the plastic. Within a week I had to change the bulb and when I went to take out the corner....the clips broke and now im SOL and have put the old ones in.....Save youre money, save the hassel, and the headache and buy ZKW's
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I bought my clear corners from ProCarParts. So far they're in good shape and doesnt fog up. Except for one thing, the left side doesn't fit properly, it doesnt snap in. So i had to go gheto to and slip a piece of folded paper between the brackets to give it a secure and tight fit. :

Although PCP's products for bmw are crap they have xlnt customer service!
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As far as Ellipsoids go, i have to agree with Doogle. While I haven't owned Depo's, when I began shopping for headlight upgrades, I spoke with numerous folks who had. EVERYONE of them wound up replacing them with Hella's or ZKW's. I bought ZKW's just because they are the oem replacement across the pond. If they are good enough for BMW, then they are good enough for me. Plus they look mean as hell, i think the Hella's look aftermarket (and IMO, kinda odd)!
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Nearly all of the regulars here HATE depo headlights.
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