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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Gday all,
Previously I owned a EF Falcon and replaced the headlights with aftermarket ones. Whilst they made an amazing differance, the beam was not the best, as in the road ahead would light up beautifully. Then you would see a beam up in the trees as well.

Now My NF fairlane needs new lights. Are original ford ones worth the money or should I go after market again?

Are all aftermarket of average quality or did I get a bad one?

Anyone got any suggestions?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:17 pm 
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Well, the Genuine ones would be the go but alas, they are expensive.

Some after market ones are extremely cheap makes and will burn the reflector or break retaining clips or??? and are not worth the $$$.

I can look for you to see how much the NEW ones are? I work for a Ford place and I am sure I can get a good price for you.
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:10 am 
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oh me too please, i need some ef fairmont lights :D
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:23 am 
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+1 for me.

new and aftermarket price if possible :)

EL Fairmont..

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:35 am 
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You pay $ for genuine, or buy aftermarkets and use the left over money for HIDs. EF-EL have poor lighting from factory anyway. HIDs will improve it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:46 am 
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ah didnt actually think of that.

do they make aftermarket Fairmont lights though? ive only seen aftermarket GLi ones.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:57 am 
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ive already got the HID's im just worried about quality.
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:59 am 
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alfy wrote:
ah didnt actually think of that.

do they make aftermarket Fairmont lights though? ive only seen aftermarket GLi ones.


Yep sure do, just check good ol Ebay

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:02 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Well, the Genuine ones would be the go but alas, they are expensive.

Some after market ones are extremely cheap makes and will burn the reflector or break retaining clips or??? and are not worth the $$$.

I can look for you to see how much the NEW ones are? I work for a Ford place and I am sure I can get a good price for you.


That would be good. Please get me a genuine price. Problem is I need tyres first, so may not get them straight away.

Whilst aftermarkets aren't bad, the beam isn't perfect, in my experience.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:47 am 
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GLi and fairmont are the same light.

as people have said, i would get a set just a britax hid kit and adjust them up properly and you should be happy with the results

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:30 am 
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I will find a price for all of you. :)
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:07 pm 
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Ok, here are some prices for you.

EF GLi is $265.00 retail, Can get for $143.00

EL GLi is $265.00 retail, Can get for $143.00

EF, EL Fairmont Ghia/Fairlane/LTD $335.00 Retail, Can get for $165.00

Hope that helps guys :)
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:30 pm 
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twinlight.com.au. Looks completely different, Glass Lenses. Good quality. $650 a set.

I had some on my eb, and nearly got them for my ef (ghia). mmmm
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
GLi and fairmont are the same light.

as people have said, i would get a set just a britax hid kit and adjust them up properly and you should be happy with the results

Were you serious?
if So no there not, their's effecitvelly 4 different styles in the ef/el range if you include xr.
fairmont/fairlane/GT/LTD
ef gli/futura
el gli/futura

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:31 pm 
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I paid $45 per light (TYC? import) ADR approved. (trade) as i was owed a favor.

I've found several 'parts suppliers' that will sell GLi/Futura assemblies for $65ea.

Fairmont/LTD etc (h4 type) are around $90 a pop if you do your homework.

No they're not as good as genuine, in fact I think they're s**t. But they resemble SOME sort of beam on the road and in a forward direction, and yet, have a nice clean plastic lens.

 

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