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#1 LiamGTR

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:21 PM

As the title says.

Went to my mates after college to show him how my car is coming along and he said "ooohhh", I replied with "Yes, I know the bumper cracked im after anew one" he replied with "No, you DO realise if those bulbs go, it's atleast £170 for a new one"

My jaw hit the floor and needless to say now I don't want ot use my lights incase they go bang or whatever :( lol

#2 shawdreamer

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:29 PM

As the title says.

Went to my mates after college to show him how my car is coming along and he said "ooohhh", I replied with "Yes, I know the bumper cracked im after anew one" he replied with "No, you DO realise if those bulbs go, it's atleast £170 for a new one"

My jaw hit the floor and needless to say now I don't want ot use my lights incase they go bang or whatever :( lol



find that just a smidge hard to believe?....the replacement of the bulbs would cost more than the purchase of a entire new pair of lights, there'd be no point :unsure:
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you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
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#3 LiamGTR

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:34 PM

He said it was because they were "HID's" I think

#4 shawdreamer

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

worse comes to worse, just buy new'uns
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any monkey can buy and bolt on.... an individual creates
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you have to really ask yourself something when you consider trying to insult me.. do I really seem like the type of person who gives a flying shite covered monkey F*ck about your pointless comment?.. I'll save your deminished intellect the struggle..that'd be a "No"
Anything can be made to fit.... thats what hammers are for silly!
All posts are the view of the writer and not necessarily that of..... actually no, I dont really give a flying flame toasted turd, dont read my posts if you dont like em R-tard.
no one can accuse me of being "two-faced", Ill call you a nob behind your back and to your face... the latter preferably so I can watch you uselessly blow your lid
being directly honest with your opinion may not make you well liked but it will get you appreciated by the worthwhile few with the sense to understand.... Id rather be appreciated for who I am than liked for what I'm not.

#5 ScORTED

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:39 PM

they're not hid's your friend is a clot
the bulbs are a few pounds each
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#6 LiamGTR

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:41 PM

Phew! Well I will certainly let him know how much of a clot he is, thanks for that ScORTED

#7 badboyclub

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:59 PM

even if they were hids you can get a set for £60 on ebay my mate just got a set for his mk4 golf im considering some for my bmw

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#8 LiamGTR

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:04 PM

£60 is a bit expensive but atleast it beats £170! lol

#9 dutchkev

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:13 PM

if the led rings go you can buy new leds, if the bulbs go then im pretty sure there standard H4 bulbs that are a couple quid!

#10 geordie_aaron

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:23 PM

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#11 hicksy

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:24 PM

The angel eye "rings" bulbs are about £2 each and are easy to replace
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#12 Gonzo0

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:36 PM

I can get quality UK built HID bulbs for £30 new.

My HID kit didnt even cost 170 lol. Your friend is a foool.
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#13 Circle8

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:52 PM

As the title says.

Went to my mates after college to show him how my car is coming along and he said "ooohhh", I replied with "Yes, I know the bumper cracked im after anew one" he replied with "No, you DO realise if those bulbs go, it's atleast £170 for a new one"

My jaw hit the floor and needless to say now I don't want ot use my lights incase they go bang or whatever :( lol

Good idea, better tape a torch to each wing just to stay safe! :pancake:

Your mate's talking crap, they take ordinary H3 bulbs.

#14 Jay.Gti

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:38 AM

Rinds (led) few quid projectors are H1 bulbs few quid

#15 cash21289

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

there jus normal h1 bulbs mate im on my second set of headlights now smashed the first set lol, only pennies for the bulbs they jus shine through the projector lens hence the name



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