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 Post subject: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:00 pm 
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G'day,

Are any of these aftermarket EF/XH headlights any good?
I've got some ED ones and they are rubbish. Is it the same for the later models?

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:08 pm 
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You thought factory ones went yellow fast... Wait to get yourself a set of non genuine ones...

I got some aftermarket AU side indicators... Yellow in near no time at all... Went back to set of used genuine ones... Fantastic...

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:11 pm 
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i have no idea about the Aftermarket EF/XH headlights sorry other than a quick look at twinlight site

http://www.twinlight.com.au/


with ya ED ones are they like this?

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the cover is a bit crappy tho
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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Thanks Timmy.
I can only find one NOS genuine one on ebay too.
Goddammit!
btw it's for a 5.0 XH ute I picked up for 4k. We'll see how long it remains a 5.0 :mrgreen:
Not interested in twin headlights Mad2.
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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:23 pm 
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i had a set of aftermarket ones in my red ef, they were in for about 2 years and never went yellow.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Thanks ranga,

Well maybe we should know which brands we are talking about here?
How much time spent in the sun?
Standard or higher power bulbs?

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:37 pm 
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mine were TYC off ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-EF-XH-F ... 35cc58b33c
these ones, but not sure if it is the same seller.
always parked outside, standard globes for about 18 months, then went HIDs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:39 pm 
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i think they are on the blue one now, running standard globes again for the last 6 months. i'll check tomorrow and see how they are and grab a pic if they are still good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Ahhhh... No ranga mentions it my corner indicators are aftermarket TYC... never had an issue, really good indicators... But as I said the side indicators I had were s**t...

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Thanks Lads,

Good info.
And how do they actually work ranga? These ED ones are TYC and the beams are all over the place. I've adjusted them till I'm blue in the face and the right one still points too high!? junk!
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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:54 pm 
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they worked as well as ef headlight can. which isnt great to start with. they were even better with the HIDs, even tho your not legally allowed to have them. also never got flashed or had any hassles with the police either.
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not the best photo, ill get a better one tomorrow

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:09 pm 
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TYC and DEPO are respectable aftermarket headlight brands.
You shouldn't have too much trouble with either, apart from being a sucky headlight design to begin with.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Cheers bloke.
Thanks MAD, will check out your thread too.
I wish I could make this XH front look like an EL but I'd say too much bonnet mods required. An EF Fairmont look may be easier to achieve but still probably too much muckin around.
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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:54 pm 
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i had after market ones in my ef for a year before i sold it, never went yellow and the light out put was 100% better than factory.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket EF/XH headlights
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:12 am 
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l have a set of genuine xh headlights been in the shed for 14 years kept them for spares if interested

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