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 Post subject: fitting xr-6 lights to a fairmont ???
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:05 am 
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i am after better lighting for my el fairmont. can i fit xr-6/8 headlights to the car and what do i have to change e.g. bumper, bonnett, etc
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Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:51 am 
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http://www.twinlight.com.au/

I'd be looking at that mate.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:06 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
http://www.twinlight.com.au/

I'd be looking at that mate.


^^ What he said.

This is my set

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otherwise, you will need the lights, blinkers, bonnet, front bar, and I think that the bonnet latch was different too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fitting xr-6 lights to a fairmont ???
Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:23 pm 
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$650 from them. Does anyone know how much a bonnett,bumper and lights are from a wrecker?
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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:06 am 
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i have seen some xr fronts at wreckers for $500 upwards, without bonnet etc, just bar, lights and indicators, bonnets sell for $150 upwards. then u probably need the bits painted to match too so extra $$$
u may be able to find bits cheaper too. ring around,... ebay too
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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:26 pm 
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^^^
Yeah agreed xr front conversion isn't a cheap avenue, considering the indicators are worth 200-250 new and aftermarket not offered, it's not as suprising as you'd think that they've been known to steal them. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:00 pm 
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From a wrecker you'll be looking at well over $1k... well, well over.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:09 am 
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And not only that, the light output from the XR lights, is not considered to be as good as the Fairmont lights.

The Twin Lights however, are very good.

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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:31 am 
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and then the high beams are still crap too
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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:55 am 
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i can't complain my set i picked up are great, no problems with the lighting of them, actually lights up better then my futura. as for price i payed $600 for the lights and indicators. As for the bonnet you can just use a gli bonnet and bonnet latch.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:22 am 
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a_total_tool wrote:
This is my set
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Have you got more pics as that looks ORSM :)

I need to get a set of twinlights as my new Air Box feeds Cold Air off the back of the headlight and if I add the Twin Light Set then there is two more holes for Cold Air to get in

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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:10 am 
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There is a place in melbourne that supplies changeover headlights just ask a panel beater they maybe able to upgrade your el headlight reflectors and install brighter globes


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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:37 am 
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There is a place in melbourne that supplies changeover headlights just ask a panel beater they maybe able to upgrade your el headlight reflectors and install brighter globes

gassa
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Or you can get some FORD GENUINE EF EL Fairmont Headlights, Change over and fitted and aimed correctly from www.theheadlighthospital.com.au

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 Post subject: Re: fitting xr-6 lights to a fairmont ???
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Or you could have a go similar to what this guy is doing:
exterior-modifications-f15/el-fairmont-hid-retrofit-t79728.html
If you hunt around, you should be able to get parts considerably cheaper than a twinlight or XR conversion.

Can give you something unique, and most people won't try it due to the work involved.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fitting xr-6 lights to a fairmont ???
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:09 pm 
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from my understanding EF/EL XR lights are the same as ED ones... I thought all EF and EL lights were crap as they are only like 3 or 4 inches high? my ED XR ones are great, although I've never tried them with normal bulbs but 35W HID are pretty good and light up the road nicely... although I've never adjusted them as yet and am probably lacking a bit there... but other than theat they seem pretty good...

I was gonna buy some ED twinlights off that guy and he said to me that his lights were as good as the genuine ford projectors so I went for genuine conversion...

look at this page: http://www.twinlight.com.au/twinlightsp ... .htm#ED_XR

and you see genuine replacement low beams are $168ea and highs are $152 whereby the bulbs he uses in his are $27.50ea for both high and low... so from that, I guess that genuine bulbs would be much better...

however...

at least for the EL twinlights you can get them in projector... showing $172 and $135 for low and high beams respectively... so you guys might be better off going that way...

up to owner I guess... some like the look with compromised light output (probably not all that important if you rarely travel outside of well lit up towns) or then you get those who don't care how the car looks and have dirty great big bull bars with lights hanging off them everywhere...

 

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