Depos but not NeonDials

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  1. 6DollarRooster

    6DollarRooster

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    Has anyone tried these depos from Latvia? I’m sure they import them just like NeonDials does. Maybe just a more cost effective solution. I emailed them and they said they are made of glass. I’d be up for buying them and reviewing them for Mud but disposable cash is isn’t my strong suit.

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    Pardon my ignorance, I don’t know anything about aftermarket headlight options... What benefits do these have over stock headlights?
     
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    These are clear lenses as opposed to refracted (I think that’s the right word) lenses. A lot of guys like the look of these and others prefer these for properly done HID projector retrofits. Basically, when using any newer lighting technology other than a different halogen bulb, these are needed
     
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    When I followed the link, I thought "Depo's for $150"? Im going to snag an extra pair. Then I saw the $80 shipping from Latva.
    That puts them in the $230 range. Add in say $30-$50 for adapter harness and bulbs. $280 max. Still cheaper than $340 from neondials.

    The depos just by themselves have a better light pattern then stock. I have mine converted to HID. My buddy had broken head light mounting from people over tightening the bolts. The depos were way cheaper than buying a new oem lamp.

    Scott
     
  5. fj80toyman

    fj80toyman ...One Landcruiser at a time

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    There doesn't seem to be any indication if these are for Left Hand drive or Right Hand drive, is that an issue with aftermarket headlights? Or do they make them universal which may not be DOT compliant?

    They show _J80_ but they don't specify L or R...


    Dan.
     
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    I dont believe the depos are DOT. Mine are what they call "E-Code". An E inside of a circle located in the lower corner, which I have been lead to believe are euro only. I dont know if that makes them universal or not. I can tell you, when I bought my HID projectors, I had to specify RT or Lt drive.

    Scott
     
  7. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    The ‘E inside the circle’ -is E-code.

    If you have a tough state, E-codes aren’t DOT approved, so keep in mind if you get visual inspections - you technically could get ‘dinged’. -(we don’t & I’ve never lived anyplace/kept my LC registered in Skagit county even when I really resided in King).

    I’ve never asked, but E-codes for RHD countries might have to have a designation - when I bought the for my VW/BMW’s they were always LHD but always were Hella brand as well imported to USA.

    Depos IDK - but mine have projectors too. And were from the time when they were easy to buy 5-6yrs ago.
     
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    Part numbers matched up so I bought them. Will report back once they arrive at the end of the month.
     
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    I used to import this headlamp, I may get more in my next shipment. So to clear the cloud, this headlamp can be both RHD or LHD, you will want the LHD model. E-code is European Spec headlamp and provide more light on the road and sharper cut off at the top of the low beam where DOT provide less light on the road as The US DOT mandates a dispersed pattern that puts a percentage of the light output up and to both sides of the road so that overhead or roadside signs are illuminated which may not have other lighting or reflective characteristics.
     
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