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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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clear corners on 94 lx

Would anyone know where i could buy some clear corners lamps for my 94 lx??/

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-28-2002, 07:35 PM
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I'm pretty sure that procartparts.com has recently started carrying them, assuming everyone else hasn't already bought them. They are $50.
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Thanks

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do not buy from pro car parts.com they are a rip off, they are really bad with shipping and all, but u should just get em off ebay.com u can get em for like 50 shipped good luck

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I had good luck with procarparts. I guess they are hit and miss. I would look on ebay first, then call procarparts and see if they have any in stock.

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I too had a great experience with procarparts.

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I went to ebay and procarparts are selling them for 50 but if you go to there website they are selling them for 59.00 i think im going to look around the net for 96-97 lights . I quess im going to get the whole front light anyway..

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ouch

bought from ProCarParts.com last night, corners were only $39.99 but then they tag on $3.30 tax and $13.90... I think the S&H is a bit much but it is easier then spending weeks hunting for $5
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Got Mine at Supercoupe Performance

But I'm sending them back!

They look great, but they have a gap at the bottom of the lamp between the lamp and the bumper.

They are different than the stock which has a lip on the bottom of the lamp to cover that area.

I'll post some pics this evening before I pull them off.

I'd be interested if anyone else is having the same problem.

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maybe a small gap here...but I didn't think it looked bad. I'm the only one that can tell I'm sure. I had a good experience with ProCarParts.com.

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Re: Got Mine at Supercoupe Performance

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But I'm sending them back!

They look great, but they have a gap at the bottom of the lamp between the lamp and the bumper.

They are different than the stock which has a lip on the bottom of the lamp to cover that area.

I'll post some pics this evening before I pull them off.

I'd be interested if anyone else is having the same problem.

I had the same issues but i had my bra on my v8 to hide the gap there is deffiniatly an issue with the 94/95 corners from them
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but the 94-95 corners are the same as the 93 and earlier according to procarparts.com. I was also under the assumption that they were the same at the factory...but if they don't fit...maybe ford puts slightly different ones on the 94-95's.

Lemme see some pictures of the gap, sound interesting.

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Pictures will be forthcoming..

I'm at work now, but when I get home, I'll post multiple photo's of the gaps and the bottoms of the stock vs. clear lamps. It will be a few hours....

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Talking WooHoo...Hit Third Gear...

Did everyone hear the "chirp"...

Sorry, just commenting that I'm finally a "third gear poster"...

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hahahaha, chirp? You damn near slid the thing sideways!

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Don't Mention Getting Sideways...

ha ha ha ... this weekend I learned the following:

Bottles of beer, 460 BBF cast iron exhaust manifolds, and power slides don’t go together very well. I had the beer and manifolds in the trunk and forgot they were there…. It was a nice power slide though! Oh well the trunk needed cleaning anyway!!!

First time in months buying beer and I have to ruin 3 bottles… Talk about alcohol abuse..

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well...then this was a sad weekend indeed in the world of beer.

lets have a moment of silence for 36 wasted ounces...

pour one out for my homies,
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Photos:

Here are 4 photographs of OEM and Clear.

You will notice the small mismatch between the corners and the headlights. But what I found out is that even the OEM has a large gap between the bumper and the lamp. Just not as noticeable. The Clears are only about 1/4 shorter than OEM.

What do you guys think? Keep the Clear or install new OEM?









I like the clear corners, but the mismatch is really bugging me!

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I didn't really notice the difference. Plus they don't hold water like my stock ones did.





When taking the passenger side off I found out why, the lense was held on by just a bit of sealant along the bottom.. popped right off when I dropped it (oops). The clears were cheaper than the stockers. I got mine from SCPerformance.

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yeah that deffinately looks smaller...i bet the 94-95's got a slightly bigger lense from ford. Interesting.

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I had the same gap in mine. I adjusted the bolts to make the bottom gap smaller and make the housing sit more in the middle. You have to really look to notice it though.
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I bought the new headlamps because mine were yellow. But the second I put them on, I called procarparts to get clearcorners, because the stock corners looked very bad. The clear part of the stock corners looked very yellow compared to the new lights, and looked mismatched completely. Here's some pics of the finished product, very nice.





My next tbird will get the same treatment, and a hid conversion for sure.

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and a hid conversion for sure.
Now that is a lot of money to spend on something that isn't DOT legal.

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There are so many technicalities out there when it comes to DOT legality. Clear corners in general are not dot legal, nor are many aftermarket headlamp assemblies used on cars every day.

The xenon charged bulbs I am running now, are not dot legal.
Nor, are the foglamps on my VW Jetta.
Practically any headlight assembly used overseas, and not used in the united states is not DOT legal.

Technically, it would not be DOT legal to put xenon bulbs from a lincoln mark 8 in your thunderbird because your vehicle was not originally equipped with those bulbs.

When its a question of safety, I will use approved DOT parts. When it is not, I will not.

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Now that is a lot of money to spend on something that isn't DOT legal.
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When its a question of safety, I will use approved DOT parts. When it is not, I will not.
Ah, but it is.

http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/info/bulbs/HID/conversion/

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Hey now, HID's work really well with our headlights especially since our beam pattern is very sporty if you know what i mean. Don't get a high color temp though, just got pulled over. Nothing over 5400k!!! when the cop pulled me, in no way did he complain about blindness or incorrect beam angle.

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Hey if you wanna spend that much money on something unsafe and even proven by a honda board to have less light output on the center of the road and a lot more on the sides (read oncoming drivers) go for it!

I'm just saying it's rather expensive to be getting pulled over by cops for. But if you have the money to blow, more power to ya as long as you don't live near me and drive on the same streets I do.


The funiest part was a ricer saying "stock is best". ROFL


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50 ft left 100%
50 ft center 100%
50 ft right 100%
100 ft left 100%
100 ft center 100%
100 ft right 100%
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PIAA
50 ft left -15.0%
50 ft center +0.0%
50 ft right -21.5%
100 ft left -28.7%
100 ft center -16.6%
100 ft right -17.2%
Average performance: 16.5% loss over stock
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Astra
50 ft left -57.9%
50 ft center -44.4%
50 ft right -44.7%
100 ft left -61.0%
100 ft center -76.5%
100 ft right -50.2%
Average performance: 55.78% loss over stock
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Opti Blue
50 ft left -45.5%
50 ft center -30.8%
50 ft right -38.7%
100 ft left -61.0%
100 ft center -63.0%
100 ft right -57.5%
Average performance: 49.42% loss over stock
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BMW M3 Stock (HID)
50 ft left +20.0%
50 ft center -19.7%
50 ft right +86.1%
100 ft left +14.5%
100 ft center -22.7%
100 ft right + 5.8%
Average performance: 14.00% gain over stock Honda

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hey whatcha guys think about getting those gtsyling smoke headlight covers for a white car? TOnySTBiRD
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absolutely no offense man, but you doing a google search for "unsafe HID", and posting the results here isn't going to change my mind on anything.

I have driven a mn12 cougar retrofitted with HID headlamps, and the difference is night and day.

The stock headlamps on the mn12 are inadequate in my opinion. That is why I stepped up to PIAA bulbs.

You are right that some HID, and PIAA bulbs throw more light all over the road (left and right) than the stock bulbs do, but this is easially corrected by aiming the headlights after installing the upgraded headlights.

I have the bulbs aimed in my car, and the light is not bothersome to other drivers, but it would have been if I did not aim them.

As for the HID retrofitted thunderbird, the light would be all over the road if you purchased a non "self adjusting" kit. But nowadays, there are "self adjusting" systems available. When you turn on the headlamps, the light is leveled so that the beam is on the road and out of other drivers eyes.

Furthermore, I can not imagine getting pulled over for having xenon headlamps, when every luxury car on the market has them now.

We aren't talking about blue LED's for blinkers (which police look for), we are talking about an advanced lighting system.

interesting thread though,

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Hey if you wanna spend that much money on something unsafe and even proven by a honda board to have less light output on the center of the road and a lot more on the sides (read oncoming drivers) go for it!

I'm just saying it's rather expensive to be getting pulled over by cops for. But if you have the money to blow, more power to ya as long as you don't live near me and drive on the same streets I do.


The funiest part was a ricer saying "stock is best". ROFL


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50 ft left 100%
50 ft center 100%
50 ft right 100%
100 ft left 100%
100 ft center 100%
100 ft right 100%
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PIAA
50 ft left -15.0%
50 ft center +0.0%
50 ft right -21.5%
100 ft left -28.7%
100 ft center -16.6%
100 ft right -17.2%
Average performance: 16.5% loss over stock
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Astra
50 ft left -57.9%
50 ft center -44.4%
50 ft right -44.7%
100 ft left -61.0%
100 ft center -76.5%
100 ft right -50.2%
Average performance: 55.78% loss over stock
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Opti Blue
50 ft left -45.5%
50 ft center -30.8%
50 ft right -38.7%
100 ft left -61.0%
100 ft center -63.0%
100 ft right -57.5%
Average performance: 49.42% loss over stock
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BMW M3 Stock (HID)
50 ft left +20.0%
50 ft center -19.7%
50 ft right +86.1%
100 ft left +14.5%
100 ft center -22.7%
100 ft right + 5.8%
Average performance: 14.00% gain over stock Honda
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You guys seem to keep missing the parts where I keep saying if you wanna spend that much money for it go for it. I just think it's way too much money for something that can (not [i]will[i] mind you) get you a nice fine or worse. Not quite as bad as the thread on the old bbs about someone ripping their tint off because it was illegal to tint, showed the court it was untinted and then went and had it retinted.

We all do things that aren't legal, or that are unsafe, that's not the point. However if I am blinded by someone's headlights and it injures (or worse) my child who might be riding in the back seat? You better bet I'll at least bust the hell out of the lights.

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