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Old 09-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Depo Clear Corners

Man, they fit HORRIBLE! Any other suggestions besides OEM clears? If not, I'll go OEM
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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I have smoked corners from khoalty and they fit fine
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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ive tried depo, leaks and melted..presently using oem clear
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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They fit nicely with depo headlights. Don't fit on oem lights.
You have to go cheap full out.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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I have DEPO clear corners and they have been perfectly fine so far and they fit flush. Sorry to hear yours aren't perfect, in this case your only other option is going OEM.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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I've had depots installed for 2 years w/o issue. That sucks that yours didn't fit - I'd go oem.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:51 PM   #7
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you have to pull the headlight out a bit for them to clip in properly, mine fit perfectly, i have the depo clear smoke from khoalty
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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afstud makes a great point. You DO have to pull your lower headlight trim out and pull the entire headlight out a bit for them to clip in perfectly. Khoalty and a few other vendors have already stated this as well.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:27 PM   #9
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i got Depo's from Bimmian and they are fine, no leaks or any issues.
i've also heard the Depo's from Turner's are made by the people who make our OEM corners... u may want to check them out.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #10
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I got my DEPOS on ebay, they fit really nice, I just had to push them in really hard when I screwd them in
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:57 PM   #11
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Turner Motorsport sells OEM
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...nals-pair.aspx
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:59 PM   #12
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I could go through 4 sets of depos for less than thoes. These are what I got, they fit grrrrrreat

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-03...item5d30302246

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #13
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I could go through 4 sets of depos for less than thoes
Exactly! That's what I said too, when making the choice to buy the DEPO's. If these ones last me two years and then I need to order another set, I am completely fine with that. It's still cheaper than one set of OEM's. Plus, I'm sure I'm not keeping this car for more than another 4 years.(That's just me though)
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there is always junk yard for cheaper OEMs or even cheaper Depo stuff. Being cheap is #1
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:11 PM   #15
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there is always junk yard for cheaper OEMs or even cheaper Depo stuff. Being cheap is #1
Its not about being cheap, its about the best value for the dollar IMO
There are times to buy OEM or better than OEM, than there are times to buy good enough

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:21 PM   #16
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Whatever....

If people would stop buying Depo's, I wouldn't have to see one of these threads show up every damn day on this forum.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:22 PM   #17
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I always buy OEM, when it comes to mechanical really important parts for my car. But with a piece of plastic that holds a bulb, I'm not spending more than double the amount of the DEPOs. Especially when the DEPOs look great and fit really well, I can't tell them apart from OEM at all.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:20 AM   #18
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I've had my smoked Depo's in my car for about 3-4 years now. NO issues with fitment, lock right in.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:35 AM   #19
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shave the clip for your corners and they should fit better. There is a thread about the corner fitment that has a diagram of the clip and how to shave it to fit
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #20
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Whatever....

If people would stop buying Depo's, I wouldn't have to see one of these threads show up every damn day on this forum.
Wow, sorry you have sand in your "man-gina". If these "damn" threads bother you so much, why did you post a pissy reply in it?

I've used the search feature, but I guess my search-fu is weak
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