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why are these so cheap?

don't these run for like $200?
what's the catch?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_4847wt_941
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I paid right at 100 bucks for mine off ebay!

Here ya go! This is the guy i ordered mine from!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-08...item5ade6b94ea

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No catch. I have these on my truck. Dont leak or anything. Pretty good quality too.

You could do the mod for free (well except paint and silcone....and time...and patience lol)
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I've had those lights on my Ranger for 3-4 years now. No problems at all.
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I thought about those but is the adjuster in the stock setting or do you have to mess with them? I may still buy them for $100
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My adjusters were on backward, i had to swap them around before installing them. The passenger side isnt super fit fitting like the stockers but isnt bad at all!

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My adjusters were on backward, i had to swap them around before installing them. The passenger side isnt super fit fitting like the stockers but isnt bad at all!

Wayne
Oh alright, how about the headlight beam angle?
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I bought these also. Work great. Except mine came with the little reflector pieces had fallen out of the clips, had to open em up anyway. But that was due to some bumpy shipping I think.
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Oh alright, how about the headlight beam angle?
The headlight beam is fine, even with my HIDs!

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The headlight beam is fine, even with my HIDs!

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Alright good, I have hids too just dont wana blow a night adjusting them cause the setting is off.
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It only took me about 10 mins with a good flat ground and wall to work with.

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It only took me about 10 mins with a good flat ground and wall to work with.

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Thats what I mean, did you have to crank it up or down. I'm guessing I could use the measurements from my stock housing and transfer them to the black ones.
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Thats what I mean, did you have to crank it up or down. I'm guessing I could use the measurements from my stock housing and transfer them to the black ones.
Yeah, i had to adjust them a little but all it took was a 1/4 ratchet and a 5.5mm IIRC.

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cool.
I was a little hesitant due to the price being suspiciously low.
thanks guys!
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The catch is shipping is 48 bucks.


But yeah Price is good
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$48 shipping? I think not.
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The reason for the high shipping is because its a way to get around the ebay fees. If u want 100 bucks for a item, you list it for 50 + 50 shipping ebay only charges you for the SALE price not shipping. So he gets charged for a 50 sale.

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The reason for the high shipping is because its a way to get around the ebay fees. If u want 100 bucks for a item, you list it for 50 + 50 shipping ebay only charges you for the SALE price not shipping. So he gets charged for a 50 sale.

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The reason for the high shipping is because its a way to get around the ebay fees. If u want 100 bucks for a item, you list it for 50 + 50 shipping ebay only charges you for the SALE price not shipping. So he gets charged for a 50 sale.

Wayne
I didn't even think about that, you're right.
But still I thought $100 was cheap so I figured I'd ask in here if anyone knew what the catch was.
Thanks for the replies.
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The reason for the high shipping is because its a way to get around the ebay fees. If u want 100 bucks for a item, you list it for 50 + 50 shipping ebay only charges you for the SALE price not shipping. So he gets charged for a 50 sale.

Wayne
Plus if you have to return it and get a refund, they only refund the $50!

Wait, what?
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i was wandering the same about the headlights. good to know
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