and as everyone knows I am the first to install these fronts, I've sorted all the issues out and I can help those out who have them
buyer beware , my sources say that most headlights being sent from China, Taobao agents, are factory rejects. Also do not buy from Oscar. You will have major problems if you receive broken lights. ( odds are you will ) I tried to relay this information to him but he seems not to understand. ( I have a paypal dispute with him over a broken set which is ongoing ) Only buy from a reputable website or seller which has a clear exchange / return policy.
I can't wait for more knowledge and more so - availability of these lights - to become more common!
Are there any specific forum posts that outline your progress/install, or can we look forward to that in the future??
-Oh yeah, and thanks for the heads up! Duly noted on the ordering...
Last edited by writeb; 04-29-2012 at 04:53 AM.
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I'll second this. I currently have 3 Paypal claims against Oscar totaling $1,630. See more here:
He's not slick enough to be that devious, IMO. He would tell me tall tales about how his contact is a friend, and then later it was just a guy he met online, about how he paypals him because of trust issues and then he says he wires him the cash because they are pals. His friend also lives in China and doesn't speak English, but speaks fluent Spanish. ( props out to the Chinese / Hispanic community in China ) He consistently asked me the same questions over and over again after I answered them. ( 4 plus times, as if he forgot who he was talking to ) He told me he gets the whole sets of lights sent to him for about $600 USD, then tells me he only makes $100 a set. ( I believe the $600 as they are most likely factory rejects, and most B7 owners would ask, why go through all this hassle for $100? )
I should probably quit here as my paypal claim had Oscar text-threatening me that if I let Paypal decide our disagreement, that he would have my emails and text messages notarized by the Supreme Court. Cross border Supreme Court action, not dealing with a genius here obviously.
Notice how he is strangely quiet on this forum now?
Last edited by percydobbin; 04-29-2012 at 10:43 PM.
there is no reverse tail light limitation! It's actually a situation of too many options. Check out my youtube vid!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5v4OkNFshI ( excuse the wind! )
You have the rear fog light option, which I did not use. I also opted to not use the amber turn signal option. North American rears have the reverse on the outers, so had to be rewired to the inners. N/A stock also had turns only on outers, I did both inners and outers for a sweet effect.
If you have any more questions I'd be happy to do my best to help.
Last edited by percydobbin; 04-30-2012 at 07:46 PM.