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Just want to share the recent installation with a set of aftermarket headlights that wrapped with mesh film.   

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ebay had these for ~$1000/pair.  Quality is not as good as OEM of course.

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no warranty, mine are almost a year old- LED flickering- plastic lens starting to crack- junk.

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On 10/12/2018 at 12:26 PM, Aturcotte said:

no warranty, mine are almost a year old- LED flickering- plastic lens starting to crack- junk.

 

^^^ Bummer!  You'd think with a base of somewhere around 125 to 150,000 996's out there (not to mention all the boxters) someone (in the automotive lighting business) would manufacture a reasonably priced Litronic/HID replacement for our lights... Seems like a fair sized market to me. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation why they haven't...😉

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3 hours ago, dporto said:

 

^^^ Bummer!  You'd think with a base of somewhere around 125 to 150,000 996's out there (not to mention all the boxters) someone (in the automotive lighting business) would manufacture a reasonably priced Litronic/HID replacement for our lights... Seems like a fair sized market to me. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation why they haven't...😉

 

I think you will find that most aftermarket HID conversion kits are pretty much junk, either burning out quickly, burning up the factory wire harness, or melting and/or discoloring the external lens.  By far, one of the biggest issues is a total lack or any replacement parts.  Your halogen lamp housings also do not have the beam focus and cut off system, or leveling control which will also end up with glaring light pattern's to oncoming cars, which is both ticket bait and will cause the car to fail inspection in many states.

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18 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

 

I think you will find that most aftermarket HID conversion kits are pretty much junk, either burning out quickly, burning up the factory wire harness, or melting and/or discoloring the external lens.  By far, one of the biggest issues is a total lack or any replacement parts.  Your halogen lamp housings also do not have the beam focus and cut off system, or leveling control which will also end up with glaring light pattern's to oncoming cars, which is both ticket bait and will cause the car to fail inspection in many states.

 

I agree - That's why I said "Litronic/HID replacement" for our lights ( I have Litronics, so no "conversion kits" for me... I would think given today's manufacturing capabilities, a comparable Litronic replacement could be produced for far less than $2k apiece (or whatever ridiculous price Porsche charges for them) while still including a tidy profit margin.

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6 hours ago, dporto said:

 

I agree - That's why I said "Litronic/HID replacement" for our lights ( I have Litronics, so no "conversion kits" for me... I would think given today's manufacturing capabilities, a comparable Litronic replacement could be produced for far less than $2k apiece (or whatever ridiculous price Porsche charges for them) while still including a tidy profit margin.

 

Lits cost what they do because Porsche owns the rights to the design, anyone trying to copy them would get burned in court, hence only the crappy systems which do not impinge on Porsche's design.

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