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    Thread: Suggestions for aftermarket headlights

    1. Junior Member Nirvana838's Avatar
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      06-25-2012 07:20 PM #1
      So the headlights on my 20th have fogged over real bad so i think its a good excuse to buy some new ones. I'm just looking for suggestions, pics, ect. Help me out guys.

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      06-25-2012 07:26 PM #2
      E-codes. Real ones at that. Or just get glass lenses for your stockers and rejoice.
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      I got depo 25th anny reps. All black and glass lenses
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      Quote Originally Posted by r2kool4u View Post
      I got depo 25th anny reps. All black and glass lenses
      How do you like the depo? I was thinking about getting the ecode ones but as 87 points out. Iv waited this long might as well get the real ones

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      06-26-2012 02:21 PM #5
      Real e-codes for sure. Got a set on my 20th and they rock.

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      06-26-2012 04:05 PM #6
      Love my Helix OEM HID Replica lights.
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      06-27-2012 12:03 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana838 View Post
      So the headlights on my 20th have fogged over real bad so i think its a good excuse to buy some new ones. I'm just looking for suggestions, pics, ect. Help me out guys.
      Replace the plastic lenses with glasses lens from inpro and cover with clear plastic film
      E-codes
      Hella euro-spec blackout lenses
      Hella Celis

      Don't settle for knock-offs with inferior quality.

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      06-27-2012 12:10 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by leftygibsonplyr View Post
      Love my Helix OEM HID Replica lights.
      Throw up a pic if you have one.

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      06-27-2012 12:12 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DTMVDUB View Post
      Replace the plastic lenses with glasses lens from inpro and cover with clear plastic film
      E-codes
      Hella euro-spec blackout lenses
      Hella Celis

      Don't settle for knock-offs with inferior quality.
      I checked out the hella hids, very nice but ECS doesn't offer them anymore. That's definitely the look I'm going for.

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      06-27-2012 12:37 AM #10
      Hella e-codes on mine:


      SoWo '11 by volksron, on Flickr

      OEM hids:

      IMG_2812 by volksron, on Flickr

      Take my word for it, you would rather have the e-codes. The OEM hids are nothing impressive, especially for the money.. Buy Hella e-codes, stuff nice Sylvania bulbs in them and enjoy the lighting.
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      06-27-2012 01:03 AM #11
      Very nice look! any shots of them on at night?

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      06-27-2012 02:34 AM #12
      I really liked the hella ecodes, especially the smoked ones, but aftet looking around online its seems not many, if any, people sell them. Know any good vendors? I looked at TM but no smoked.

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      06-27-2012 02:35 AM #13
      Hella's are starting to become rare, this platform is two generations old now, that being said...

      Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana838 View Post
      I looked at TM but no smoked.
      http://www.tmtuning.com/HOME/catalog...t_product=1026


      You must have looked right past them...
      Last edited by 87vr6; 06-27-2012 at 02:39 AM.
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      06-27-2012 09:55 AM #14
      You must have looked right past them...[/QUOTE]

      lol thanks man i must have. but damn, $550 seems steep.

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      06-27-2012 10:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana838 View Post
      Throw up a pic if you have one.


      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ights/ES10982/

      If you want to see more, PM me or search my username. Plenty of people on here rock those though. They are very popular.
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      06-27-2012 11:28 AM #16
      I'd have to ask my husband the brand, since he bought them for me for Christmas, but I know he got them from ECSTuning. I love the e-codes. Glass lenses, nice bright light. Worth every penny, IMO.

      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
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      06-27-2012 12:00 PM #17
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ights/ES10982/

      If you want to see more, PM me or search my username. Plenty of people on here rock those though. They are very popular. [/QUOTE]

      I like these a lot. Very clean. But what does it mean when it does "for off road and show use only"? Does that mean they aren't DOT approved?

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      07-08-2012 02:01 PM #18
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ights/ES10982/

      Does anyone know if I need to buy the Euro switch control and/or the fog light harness for the headlights above?

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      07-08-2012 02:26 PM #19
      When my stock ones fogged up I bought the Depo ones from GAP for $90 a pop. I had all clear sidemarkers all around and ocean tail lights so I wanted the turn signal in the headlight housing to be clear.

      Looked great. Had glass lenses, too.
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      07-08-2012 11:07 PM #20
      ecodes! im also trying to pick some up

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      07-08-2012 11:37 PM #21
      retrofits.

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      07-09-2012 02:57 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Nirvana838 View Post
      Does anyone know if I need to buy the Euro switch control and/or the fog light harness for the headlights above?
      Need the euroswitch? No, but it makes the user experience better. And you don't know a fog harness, your car is prewired, fogs are already installed.

      Without an Euroswitch, you can't do this:
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      07-09-2012 12:31 PM #23
      Cool. I'll probably end up picking one up. The switch in my car, obviously, controls the fogs and main lights but not like the Euro switch.

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      07-09-2012 05:11 PM #24
      See our link below for more options -



      Volkswagen 337/20AE 1.8T > Lighting > Headlights

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      07-10-2012 08:15 PM #25
      LOVE my Depo's. Got them on Ebay for ~300 I think, and they run HID's



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