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Old 10-26-2018, 04:29 AM
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New aftermarket headlights? [pics]

looking through ebay and came across these lights...anybody seen these before?







https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-2004-...vr5g:rk:3:pf:0
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Hmmm, I haven't seen those before. It sucks that they left the orange reflector on the back of the headlight. My next upgrade is going to be to my headlights. Will probably end up just going through Bruce.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:38 PM
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kinda cool that their mimicking GM/Audi/Dodge
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:43 PM
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It's the sampler. A little bit of this, a little bit of that...voila
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^LOL. They remind me of a GM truck with the square projectors....or even like a charger.
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I didn't even know that they mass produced customized headlights for the TL, soooo I guess that's good...right? lol
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it is pretty sweet! the orange reflector kills it tho! lol
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I've always considered starting a thread and just asking what upgrades everyone would make to keep their TLs looking modern and current since I feel like the body lines on the car still hold up really well; removing the damn amber reflectors on the headlights would definitely be up there along with replacing the dim factory side markers.
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I believe someone has massed produced blinking side markers that are brighter.
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I’d be concerned about the quality obviously. If they’re anything like the depo lights there will probably be some sort of issue
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:16 PM
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Yeah, I can attest to the quality issues with depo products. I walked outside to my car yesterday and one of my switchback side markers was hanging by the cable. Smh
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Those headlights are pretty interesting! I haven't seen those before either OP.

I've modified two different sets of headlights.

2004-06
https://acurazine.com/forums/third-g...lation-953672/

2007-08
https://acurazine.com/forums/third-g...l-eyes-972240/

I'm actually selling my first cleared set in the Marketplace right now if anyone is interested:
https://acurazine.com/forums/market/974100
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:25 AM
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those look like
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^ +1
They probably look even worse in person
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It looks like a "clear" set is also available.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2008-A....c100005.m1851

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Looks aside (being subjective and in the eyes of the beholder and all), I'm willing to put money on it that the projectors are TOTAL garbage so you'll have horrible light output.



but, it's your car, not mine
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^but if you have good TL projectors, couldn’t you just swap them? I’m just asking for reference. Not planning on anything. Just a question, for others who are not headlight guru’s, like myself...
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:20 AM
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^but if you have good TL projectors, couldnít you just swap them? Iím just asking for reference. Not planning on anything. Just a question, for others who are not headlight guruís, like myself...
Doubtful that they use the same mounts.. They look like square projectors whereas the TL ones are 3" circular ones.
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Oh, I didn’t think of that. Thought it was just a square led around the front of a round projector.
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I mean, that could be it too.. who knows,
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Originally Posted by Slpr04UA6 View Post
Oh, I didnít think of that. Thought it was just a square led around the front of a round projector.
I agree. It looks like that's the case actually. I think I see a round-shaped projector in the back?

It would be a lot of work to swap out the projectors though. You would have to bake and open up the OEM headlights, remove the projectors, bake and open up the aftermarket headlights, dismount the aftermarket projectors, and then reinstall the OEM projectors.

It looks like too much work in my opinion, unless someone REALLY likes the squared LEDs and wants to have them.
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To be honest, has anyone here ever bought a pair of non oem headlights with good results?

While the style is def refreshing and looks updated, the entire quality of the those headlights are most likely going to be crap
moisture in the headlights
bad light output
might not align properly when mounting

are just some of the things you might expect from aftermarket off brand headlights
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I guess some people are okay with subpar quality I mean.. Function & Form Coilovers are still around ...
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I guess some people are okay with subpar quality I mean.. Function & Form Coilovers are still around ...
And why some people buy Traverses.
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And why some people buy Traverses.

And read Consumer Reports
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Truth

Originally Posted by champaned_out View Post
To be honest, has anyone here ever bought a pair of non oem headlights with good results?

While the style is def refreshing and looks updated, the entire quality of the those headlights are most likely going to be crap
moisture in the headlights
bad light output
might not align properly when mounting

are just some of the things you might expect from aftermarket off brand headlights
All true. Honestly, I've had each of these experiences with aftermarket headlights, but I've had some successes, too.

I personally wouldn't buy these for all the reasons mentioned, but I *DO* like the horizontal light bar--slap that on wusty's angel eyes mod and I might be persuaded to change out my look-as-good-as-new OEMs.
(I dunno if the orange side reflector is still a DOT requirement for some states)

My two pennies...

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I like the way they look, so I ordered a pair. Will post back here once they arrive
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I like the way they look, so I ordered a pair. Will post back here once they arrive
We got an insider!
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You’ve got some balls lmao
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I like the way they look, so I ordered a pair. Will post back here once they arrive
sweet, thanks for being the guinea pig! robble robble
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Alright finally got them. Will be a couple weeks before I install them but initial impressions are they seem pretty nice. Here's some pics


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Alright finally got them. Will be a couple weeks before I install them but initial impressions are they seem pretty nice. Here's some pics


Damn those don't look too shabby at all
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Those look nice, almost as nice as that kitchen!

I'm very interested in seeing how the turn signal output is.
I've always wanted to retrofit something like the LCI BMW 3 series turn signals. They're insanely bright - hope this turn signal design does something similar.


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Lightbulb Hook up 12V and...

let's see it lit up!
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Got them in! They are way better than I expected actually. Turn signals are great, really bright LEDs. Those white LED accents all around look pretty sharp too. Just need to aim them now but took it on a short drive and light output seems about the same as stock but with a MUCH better cutoff line.



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^ sick man! been peeping this forum every day looking out for your install.

nice to hear they have exceeded your expectations...hook us up with more pics and I may join you with a set of my own
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They look good, man. I would be curious to see how bright the leds are in the daylight.
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light output seems about the same as stock but with a MUCH better cutoff line.



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We need many more pics!
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