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Old 07-11-2006, 06:23 PM
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87 300D - Anyone have these headlights?

I have been thinking of buying these headlights, but don't know how they'd look, and I cannot find a picuture of them already installed on a vehicle. If anyone has these lights, or knows where there is a picture of a car with these lights, please let me know, because I'd hate to drop $200 on lights if they will make my car ugly.

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:29 PM
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Yeah ive seen those lights on a 300E and they look pretty ugly on the car if you ask me. Im trying to hunt down a good pair of Euro lights for my 87 300D.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:48 PM
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Something to consider about these new crop of "updated" Asian knock-off lights, is that the lenses are clear plastic and unfluted. Additionally, their mounts may not interchange with the original fluted lenses. Eventually those lense covers will break, scratch or become cloudy, and thus will need to be replaced. Where will you get clear plastic lenses...dunno? So, even if they mounted the same as the originals, the light distribution might not be compatible with original type replacement fluted lenses, which ARE available. I believe the TYC/DEPO knock-offs are virtually the same as Hella/Bosch, so the lenses are interchangeable. If you're gonna go knock-off, go with an original knock-off.

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btw: I'm running TYCs and like them just fine.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:01 PM
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I have been thinking of buying these headlights, but don't know how they'd look, and I cannot find a picuture of them already installed on a vehicle. If anyone has these lights, or knows where there is a picture of a car with these lights, please let me know, because I'd hate to drop $200 on lights if they will make my car ugly.

My excuses for highjacking this tread(sorry Jmana) but my question is
somewhat related.

Does anyone know if the area where the headlights mount in these
w124's are simular to the w123?
I.o.w.: size wise would they fit the w123 headlight opening?
If they are simular I was thinking of somehow make these work
for a w123.

Thank you.

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:18 PM
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greazybenz -

search "w124 bosch euro" on ebaymotors and you will find a guy selling a set cheap right now. im not sure when the auction ends but they were up there yesterday.

i cant afford 'em but hopefully someone else can put 'em to good use.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:21 AM
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search "w124 bosch euro" on ebaymotors and you will find a guy selling a set cheap right now. im not sure when the auction ends but they were up there yesterday.

i cant afford 'em but hopefully someone else can put 'em to good use.
Thanks ive seen those already but i was concerned over them fitting correctly. I may go with katmacs/TYC aftermarket since ive read some good things about them and Zeitgeist seems to like them as well. Plus i can get the mount for the wipers as a add-on option.
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I am wondering what are these "katmacs/TYC" you speak of?
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I am wondering what are these "katmacs/TYC" you speak of?
Here ya go. http://www.katmac.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
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I purchased mine on Ebay from Katmac. The kit included lights, lower panels and clear corners. I'm very happy with the products and service. If I weren't such a cheap bastid, I'd go ahead and send away for the genuine OEM Euros, but that would be out of character.
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Your wheels

Hi there, I have a 87 wagon and I have been admirring your wheels can you tell me size and year thanks
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The Borbet rims are 8"x17" Fr and 8.5"x17" Bk. They're 500 mile "take-offs" from an '06 C230 Kompressor.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:33 AM
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My excuses for highjacking this tread(sorry Jmana) but my question is
somewhat related.

Does anyone know if the area where the headlights mount in these
w124's are simular to the w123?
I.o.w.: size wise would they fit the w123 headlight opening?
If they are simular I was thinking of somehow make these work
for a w123.

Thank you.

Louis.
i doubt it will work.

tom w
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The Borbet rims are 8"x17" Fr and 8.5"x17" Bk. They're 500 mile "take-offs" from an '06 C230 Kompressor.
I have a set of those rims in the garage. I had them on a 190E 2.6.

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