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 Post subject: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Hi all,

I have always loved all the cars with Daytime running lights and wanted to make my Ford join the club so I finally bit the bullet and changed my headlights. Here are some photos for those curious since I searched the internet and couldn't find any before I bought them (just tried my luck and hoped they looked good). It's a 2007 Ford Fairmont MK II Ghia.

Here is the car with stock headlights:
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Here is me trying to install them and realising that I had to take the bumper off to reach one screw which really annoyed me:
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Here are the lights all installed. Not too much of a difference from the original when off:
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These are the daytime lights on:
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These are the headlights on:
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I'll probably be changing all the yellow bulbs to halogen. What do you guys think?
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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:01 pm 
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I like them. Love the BF II Ghia as well. Well done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:06 pm 
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do like much!-could be biased!




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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Not a fan of any of the Ford versions of these lights.
They would be 100 times better if the LEDs followed the shape of the light, instead of just being a random bar across the headlight.

What is the light performance like compared to stock? low beam and high beam?

 

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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:11 pm 
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MAD wrote:
Not a fan of any of the Ford versions of these lights.
They would be 100 times better if the LEDs followed the shape of the light, instead of just being a random bar across the headlight.

What is the light performance like compared to stock? low beam and high beam?


Cant even compare. Low beams own the road compared to stock (being projectors and all) High beams-even better. They are a generic light that do the job. If you look at aftermarket VE-BF-Etc. they are all the same light, just posted in different light frames.(from the same supplier). I had an accident and had to replace one head light, for the price-i chose these and couldn't be happier- they do exactly (and more) than i want them to do!
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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:25 am 
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I know what you mean mad. I think it would have looked better if they had sat at the bottom of the lights like the Audi's do (although I have seen some late model Audi's have them in the middle of the headlights as well).

Wow those lights look great on a dark blue paint job! My next mod will be a dark tinting to go with the black headlights but I'm quite happy with the outcome.

In terms of practicality these lights are great. I mean the stock headlights did the same job but high beams are insanely bright. I travel on some pretty dark roads at times and I don't like to use them out of courtesy to oncoming traffic. Straight headlights do the job just fine to be honest.
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 Post subject: Re: DRL lights for my ford Fairmont Ghia - What do you think?
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:21 pm 
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I like the drl's but when I put some one my ba fairmont I found the main headlight didn't have much beam power, so yeah def need to change bulb. It's a shame you can't change the led aswell as they arnt that bright either
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