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Old 07-23-2002, 01:30 AM
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Need info on DEPO european headlights

Does anyone have any experience with DEPO euros? How do they compare with Hella or Bosch in the look/design and quality department? I've never heard this brand before.
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:21 AM
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mine look good to me, lighting is excellent, and they are exact copies of the bosch or hella as far as I know.

I'll post a pic of my car sooner or later for you.

But to put it like this, I am perfectly happy with the quality and fit and finish of mine, as well as the lighting improvement. I have 55w bulbs in there, and they are plenty of light.

If you are looking to save a little cash by getting them, My opinion is they are worth the money spent.

If you want to stick to 100% oem, spring for the hellas or bosch. Others will proclaim only use the bosch or hella not copies, but I say if you are satisfied then thats all that matters.

I couldn't be more pleased with mine.

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Old 07-23-2002, 03:10 PM
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FWIW- I'm selling a used set (2-years old) of GENUINE Mercedes Euro W124 1986-1993 headlights (has the "STAR" on them).

They come with vaccuum actuators for those who want headlight level control, and the 5W "city light" which you can wire into your parking lights. I now have Euro 500E lights instead.

$375 pair/OBO.

You can see them here with the "city light" activated:

I accept PayPal.

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Old 07-23-2002, 07:28 PM
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Here is a pic of the DEPO Euro Lights

Souther Cali Meet up for Euro light install.

Check those two threads to see the fit and finish of the depos. they are exact copies of the bosch or hella units.

If your price is good for them, you can't go wrong with them in my opinion. They may not be bosch or hella, but in my book, that doesn't make those brands any better, and that doesn't make the depo any worse, unless others have had both and can actually without a shadow of a doubt prove they are inferior.

The fit perfect, they have the vaccum adjustment and everything, and they were $250.00 in my hands. totally money well spent.

In fact I have depo clear corners and depo smoked corners for the front, and they both fit excellent, and nice, no extra gaps or loose fitting or anything.

Keep us posted, I'd love to hear about what you end up with and what you think.

The U.S. Lights are made by bosch and They are crap in my book. so even the worst copy of the euros would still proabbly be better than the U.S. Lights. But the depo are top quality. Paul (Suginami) has bosch that he got, and he saw my depo, and was very pleased with how mine look and fit, and he has been able to compare both and I do not believe he noticed much if any difference between the two besides whose name was stamped on them.

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Old 07-24-2002, 02:11 AM
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you always get what you pay for.

www.puma-access.com contact paul
has a group purchase for oem hella euro lights.

i think it's around 285.00 to 325.00 a pair.

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