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#1 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 10:52 PM
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They look good to me?
Are these worth getting?
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You get what you pay for.

You may or may not have leakage, easy cracks, dull rings, etc. or they may be awesome....just risky. I just dont like the idea of taking risks with $296 (after shipping and insurance).Of course, buying from ebay, makes it that much more so. I have also been burnt from the site, so i have somewhat of a glass-half-empty outlook on ebay...

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They look good to me. What manufacturer though? They look like Inpros.

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If an ebay seller has a 99% buyer satisfaction rating, they didn't get it by defrauding people. I use this to judge when to make purchases or not.

That being said, what is the return policy if you buy these and don't like the quality? What does this mean? -->H1 bulbs for Hi beam and Lo beam are not included.

Do you have to buy something else to get hi-beams or what?

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it means the headlight bulbs arent included....

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looks okay to me.... i actually can use a pair of those myself...

hey, skaw, you can buy em and if you dont get to like it, i'll buy em from you at half the cost.... :lol:

joking aside,,, they dont look too bad.
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If an ebay seller has a 99% buyer satisfaction rating, they didn't get it by defrauding people. I use this to judge when to make purchases or not.
Yes but this only says they are probably honest. I bought a very nice Thornes turnthable from an honest guy in Canada, and it arrived in fourteen pieces. Basically a total loss. Finding all new parts for a vintage 1965 turntable "aint" easy! And because the freight companies wanted to blame the accident on each other (one U.S. and one Canandian). Guess who got f@#ked!

When buying such fragile merchandise as turntables or GLASS HEADLIGHTS, caution is a good thing. Hence my calling it risky. Buying such from a dealer if proved reputable, is much more worry free. :wink

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Well i really think this is a set worth goin for...
$300 is a lot for a risk - good point jll -
how much are oem elipsoids?
how much were your headlights guys?
how hard was intstall?

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At that price they might be

Yup

Inpros (not oem) with DDE from Bavauto are $400

Too much But they can now aparrently be had much cheaper than I paid (includes shipping at that price) damnit

With the PNP (these have it), install is very easy. Now that I've done it a few times, the old ones removed, new ones in and wired in under an hour.

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how much would h1 bulbs be?
can i get them for my fogs(corners?) too?

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H1's in a sylvania silverstar bulb (highly recomended) will run you about $40/pair.

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wow.
but could i get them in my fogs too?
so 4 pair... $160
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regular halogens will run you between 5-10.

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what do you have prez?

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In what?

The fogs are standard Aargon H1. Ran about 13 for two. The lows are Hella D2R HID bulbs. $400.

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