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Old 09-20-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Tired of poor fitting Depo clear corners? Check out this great fitting, $24 eBay set!

I recently bought the clear corners in the link below, off of eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-01...ht_4476wt_1026

Here is the link for the store, since the link for the actual item will eventually disappear.
http://stores.ebay.com/p-s-team?_trksid=p4340.l2563

I originally had Depo's, and they were a horrible fit. They stuck out, and looked bad. I paid about $60 for them, from Bimmian.com.
I paid $24 for these, and they fit perfectly. I was a little skeptical, but I figured that for $24, I did not have a lot to lose. I was pleasantly surprised. The clips and posts are very close to the OEM corner lights, more substantial than the Depo's. The ones I bought have a clear lens, that I think matches well with the headlight assembly. They also have other versions, such as clear smoked, and the non-transparent, OEM style, also in smoked (at least at the time I was shopping, I do not know what they are currently listing). I have attached photos, so you can judge for yourself. BTW - I did not have to do any trimming or adjusting to get these to fit. They popped right in. There are several posts on this forum for trimming and fitting Depo's, so I am sure I am not the only one who had issues with them.

Side view. Note the flush fit.

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Another view. Note that they fit flush with the headlight lens.

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Front/side close up view.

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Full front view, passenger side.

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Front view, entire front. I was pleased with the overall look.

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As you can also see, the chrome bulbs I bought from Stealthauto.com have degraded quite a bit in the 2 years since I installed them with the Depo's. It was not as obvious when they were in the non-transparent Depo's. I may replace these soon. They are showing a good bit of yellow now.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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But it also doesn't look OEM
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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@ Apple4life - No, it does not look OEM. I dont think I said that they did. But, it does fit almost as well as the OEM corners. And, they do have ones that look OEM. I was not going for an OEM look. I wanted something different. The truth is, I am not 100% sure I will leave these in. My point was that they were a much better fit than the Depo's that are sold everywhere, and cheaper too.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #4
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Just to offset the OEM fanboys raining on your parade, I'll throw in my 2 cents and say I like em!
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