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Old 02-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Aftermarket vs OEM LED tails

whats going on fanatics
i want to hear some of your opinions on your LED tails

Obviously OEM is the best but they are extremley pricey

im looking for plug and play i have a mid 2000 build "2001 330ci"

i was looking at depo and other brands. i understand that some require extra circuitry and im looking for the easiest solution.

thanks for your time
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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i have eagle eyes on my sedan. i like them. but i eventually want Genuine/OEM RCRs
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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how do they hold up, how long have you had em?
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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I had aftermarkets on my vert after about 18mths half the leds went out.....I went the oem route in the end
Its a ragtop thing! you wouldn't understand
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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I have had aftermarket LED tails for over 3 years with no issues. I forget what brand.

OEM would be the best choice but you need a new LCM or reprogramming (not sure which) or you'll get the bulb out light. If you want to go this route your best bet is finding the parts at a junk yard or from someone parting out. I had a friend that actually got them at a pick n pull for something like $100.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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My eagle eye's have performed flawlessly for over a year now. They are plug n play.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
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These are DEPO and I've had nothing but a great time with these

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I hope he isn't using Pirelli condoms..
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