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post #1 of 12 Old February 24th, 2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Headlights! DONE with ebay headlights!!!

Ok I have bought replacement headlight for my mustang from Ebay and I am honestly done with them all. I am really anal about the quality and whenever I inspect them, I always either find a fingerprint on the inside of the headlight lense, or small fine scratches inside..really noticiable when your turn on the headlights and look inside the housing. Condensation and all that crap 3 month later. I know about sealing them with rtv , but come one...is it really necessary? Plus the fitment sometimes are really bad! Are these headlights made in sweat shops or what!?!

I plan to buy a pair from standmods.com as they carry an OEM Ford factory for $219.00 here is the link

Ford OEM Replacement Mustang Headlamps

Anyone ever bought these before from standmods? Care to share any experiences? Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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post #2 of 12 Old February 25th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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damn that sucks bro. how many headlights have you gone through? I have a spare pair in my garage, but I am sure you dont want them. My buddy took them off his '99 cause they were a little clouded and gave them to me. I have to clean them up, so I won't even offer them you. Anyway, I have never even heard of the place you mentioned, but I bought an oem tail light from Auto Parts and Discount Truck Parts at Car Parts Wholesale.com and it fine. Check them out to.

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I have purchased ***THESE*** from Stangmods and actually have a review on there somewhere.

I think little issues like the fingerprint are probably just par for the course, unfortunately Mine had a corner with that dried expando-foam packing stuck to it. Appearantly the soft plastic sheeting was not quite covering the lens when it dried. I had to use some plastic polish from Tap Plastics to clean it up. Took me about 1 hour to get it clean, but can still see a slight smudge if you look hard enough. I also had pretty heavy moisture problems, but ONLY on the passenger side. I removed them, gave them several days to dry out and did the RTV thing. I will still get a very slight moisture patch in the corner when hot, but goes away quickly.

I think you are going to just have to accept that these aftermarket headlamps are not made to the standard of the OEM ones.

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damn that sucks bro. how many headlights have you gone through? I have a spare pair in my garage, but I am sure you dont want them. My buddy took them off his '99 cause they were a little clouded and gave them to me. I have to clean them up, so I won't even offer them you. Anyway, I have never even heard of the place you mentioned, but I bought an oem tail light from Auto Parts and Discount Truck Parts at Car Parts Wholesale.com and it fine. Check them out to.
Yea, I have gone through as many as 4 pairs!! It has been a nightmare and I guess you just get what you pay for. I am just forked out the extra money and bought the OEM from stangmods.com, it says on stangmods that it is a Ford OEM replacement.
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I have purchased ***THESE*** from Stangmods and actually have a review on there somewhere.

I think little issues like the fingerprint are probably just par for the course, unfortunately Mine had a corner with that dried expando-foam packing stuck to it. Appearantly the soft plastic sheeting was not quite covering the lens when it dried. I had to use some plastic polish from Tap Plastics to clean it up. Took me about 1 hour to get it clean, but can still see a slight smudge if you look hard enough. I also had pretty heavy moisture problems, but ONLY on the passenger side. I removed them, gave them several days to dry out and did the RTV thing. I will still get a very slight moisture patch in the corner when hot, but goes away quickly.

I think you are going to just have to accept that these aftermarket headlamps are not made to the standard of the OEM ones.

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I like the way your car sits, what size rear tire do you have man , those look awesome. I have 295 in the back of mine. And where did you get the replica heat extractor hood? I looking for a saleen heat extractor myself
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my car has a fingerprint mark on the clear coat on the hood. It wont come off.

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Another reason I stay off of ebay for most autmotive accessories
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any aftermarket i think you'll have to seal off, not a huge deal if you ask me but most are hideous.


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my car has a fingerprint mark on the clear coat on the hood. It wont come off.
that sucks, id be pissed.


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Jazzer, you have the only projector headlights i've ever seen on a new edge that I actually liked.



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