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Euro headlights state side?

Assuming I can even find euro headies for a 114 in the us. What should I expect to pay?

I like them so much more than the us spec


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the us specs are better , i would not switch .
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I looooooove the euro headlights
Way more stylish than the US specs in my opinion
I also added HIDs and they are fantastic

I lucked out to get them from a friend in Europe but some in the US want way too much money
Check eBay there is a guy in turkey that sells after market for about 200-300 bucks

For comparison there was someone in the US asking 450 bucks a piece
I don't think so
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Assuming I can even find euro headies for a 114 in the us. What should I expect to pay?

I like them so much more than the us spec
About $400 each new, $250 or so nice used.

http://www.adsitco.com/category.asp?CID=152

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Adsit is garbage. My $0.02.

If you can find them, you will pay about $1k for a set. Look at euro ebay and you will have a much better chance of getting a decent set for under $500. Reflectors rust away, but there is a seller from Turkey on eBay with new dishes. A set of lenses can be had for $100.

I feel the euro lights are far superior to the DOT lamps. Better adjustment, far more light with the H-4 bulbs and you get daytime city lights, as well as integrated fog lamps. No crappy plastic doors and lens that fade and crack.

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Even if you buy a set with rusted reflectors (as i did) you can fix it easily.
as long as the glass and chrome is good.

Check my thread here to see what i did with mine and how i installed HID kit.
The factory bulb was just way too weak for me (we are all used to the latest and greatest HIDs and LEDs) so it didn't cut for me.

This setup did.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/vint...2-hid-kit.html
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Adsit is garbage. My $0.02.

If you can find them, you will pay about $1k for a set. Look at euro ebay and you will have a much better chance of getting a decent set for under $500. Reflectors rust away, but there is a seller from Turkey on eBay with new dishes. A set of lenses can be had for $100.

I feel the euro lights are far superior to the DOT lamps. Better adjustment, far more light with the H-4 bulbs and you get daytime city lights, as well as integrated fog lamps. No crappy plastic doors and lens that fade and crack.
About those dishes from Turkey... I bought them, and what can l say.. They are rubbish! Very poor quality, paint comes off, everything feels of low cost. I could only use the reflectors for the fog and indicator lamps, and built this into my original euro headlights. The outside glass is not all bad, although it says "Turkye" where the "Germany" sign is normally... Thats my experience though
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That is saddening. I have used the reflectors in two sets of lamps without any issue. Eight years of good service.

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You should also be careful when buying used Euro headlights and make sure that they are from a LHD car. The lenses are different.
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You should also be careful when buying used Euro headlights and make sure that they are from a LHD car. The lenses are different.
I go for the broadest beam possible and use one LHD lens (to illuminate the road signs on the right and pedestrians on the sidewalk) and one RHD lens (to blind oncoming traffic)

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