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Old 10-29-2008, 10:18 AM
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BTW, is the glass on the front flat or is it curved like the sealed beams?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:57 AM
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flat glass, way better than sealed beam, even w/ the stock bulbs they ship with.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:35 AM
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for only 24 bucks i'll get me a set since im keeping my US spec lights and selling the fugly euros. Are they alot better than the sealed beams?
Allot better!! I really like the defined lighting area they throw out. It is really noticeable....
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:39 AM
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I have those too, and I like them. Much better than sealed beams, but I'm not sure how to aim them yet. There are two or three knobs but I'm not sure how far apart the beams should be, etc. I looked on daniel stern's website but I don't have a wall I can tape or chalk up to align them.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:47 AM
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I like the look of the square euros better. The "mantis" looks too much like.... I do not want to drive a car that looks scared. Now, if it looked like a hornet...

The euro's look more aggressive to me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:02 PM
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I agree on both accounts that the H4 replacements (Bosch/Hella/Autopal/Cibie/etc) are much better than the sealed beams, and that the square Euros look more aggressive. Functionality wise, the Euros and the H4 replacements are dead even, except for the Euros with vacuum adjust which has a bit of an advantage when the car is loaded (and that coolness factor too).

The city light function can be adapted for the H4 units, in fact some H4 units have the city light function if you wish to have them. Rallylights.com sells Hella units that have city lights in them standard. There are adapter kits for these but you'll have to look to find them, and rewire accordingly.

The nice thing about the aggressiveness of the Euros, is that the main headlight reflector has a cutoff at the top and bottom, making it look like the "eyes" are "squinting"...a bit, at least.

Mercy, how much are you selling your Euros for?
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:02 PM
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Gotta love Euros.....
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:41 PM
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I like euros on a W126 but not on a W123.

probably going tosell the euros for around 220 since they're in such good shape, the plastic inside isn't faded at all, I was really suprised.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:14 AM
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I like the look of the square euros better. The "mantis" looks too much like.... I do not want to drive a car that looks scared. Now, if it looked like a hornet...

The euro's look more aggressive to me.

Aggressive often translates into obnoxious.........

Just when I'm almost sure that Ralph is the voice of reason he comes up with this. Have you ever seen what a Praying Mantis does to a bug?

Where is Chad? I think I might have to give up the bat suit for Mantis Man........
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:12 PM
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Aggressive often translates into obnoxious.........

Just when I'm almost sure that Ralph is the voice of reason he comes up with this. Have you ever seen what a Praying Mantis does to a bug?

Where is Chad? I think I might have to give up the bat suit for Mantis Man........
You are funny! Hey, you even said you liked the euros on my car ...hmmmm

Yes, I have seen what a mantis does to a bug. The windshield does a good job too! Oh, and have you seen what the female mantis does to the male? Before they mate, she rips his head off.

I just think a car should have what the factory originally intended, instead of US DOT modifications...like removing our triangles and fire extimguisher, etc. Then again I am a Euro model my self, part German, part Italian...
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:32 PM
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:52 PM
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No, haven't thought about it. Does it increase lighting or is it aesthetic?
Cosmetic! Probably makes more glare for others, but it's all about us right!
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:13 PM
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S class C pillar reading lights have bulbs that fit in perfectly into the city light bulb holders, and shine much whiter.
Can you post the bulb number? I'd like my city lights to be brighter and whiter.

Does anyone know what needs to be swapped in the headlight switch to allow fog light operation with high beams? I've seen a DIY elsewhere that shows swapping wires in the fuse box etc., but heard you can do something much easier right in the headlight switch.
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