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Old 11-17-2009, 08:59 AM
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I am planning on upgrading to the 05 style Harley headlights and the money involved is really making the decision difficult. I can't decide between OEM or "Depo" brand housings. I can get the OEM ones for about $530 and the Depo ones for $150. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with Depo lights. I have some ebay ones now that I am less than happy with. They are ok, but they somehow fill up with water when I am pressure washing everything after mudding. (They didn't fill up WHEN I was mudding, just when washing it.) They were great before that, no fogging, etc. So what does everyone think? Is it worth the extra $350-$400 for the OEM set?
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:38 PM
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For the price difference I would go with the aftermarket. I have seen some OEM Harley's fog up before....

Anymore it is real hard to tell the difference between the two...
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thats pretty pricey for the OEM.... i woudl go aftermarket or the projection style headlights
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Im runnin the Headlight Depo, harley lights. I've had them for almost a year with no issues with them fogging. I did NOT silicone them before installing them. Hope this helps
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:10 PM
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Im runnin the Headlight Depo, harley lights. I've had them for almost a year with no issues with them fogging. I did NOT silicone them before installing them. Hope this helps
Actually that helps a lot. I have mostly been happy with the aftermarket lights I have now (except for the filling up with water part, that I can't entirely blame on them). Looks like I will probably be ordering some up soon. Thanks for all the opinions.
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Go with the aftermarket ones, I had mine on for about 6 months before I sold my truck and I never had an issue with them
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:31 PM
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id go with the aftermarket lights and if your concerned about them fogging up, run you a bead of black silicon around where they seal.
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I also say go with Depo. For a "generic" they are pretty decent. I have them on my Camry and they do well. My F250 has Eagle eyes, and they are ok. I had to exchange one because it leaked and allowed water in, in turn fogging up the lense. So, no matter what aftermarket brand you get, make sure they don't leak, and buy them from a place that has no problem exchanging them if they do leak.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:45 AM
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i got aftermarket!! of ebay. i love em. no fogging at all. i DID silicone the edges before installing just incase tho
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