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Old 01-30-2013, 08:27 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=Insaniac;4564623]Amazon has the Depo branded Mach HID replacements for ~130 each:
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>Drivers Side<

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WOW THANKS! You just saved me $100.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #12
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That is a great price for Depo brand, the are a leading OEM supplier for headlights and tail lights, pure quality!!
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There are "remakes" of the Machs. They are from Depo. I found them on a website called Certifit. $180 a piece tho. They look identical an I have heard that they are pretty good quality as well.

I don't know if you like the halo look but there is a set from Spyder that were plain and simple. I was gonna buy them but I decided I want the machs. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004W4OPTM
I like the look of those, especially since I want to keep my turn signals in the grill. I don't really have a need for housings with built-in signals.

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The reason people say to use the Machs or the Mach-a-like is because they use the e55 projector which is one of the most popular projectors for OEM use(came factory on many BMWs, Audis, Jaguars, Mercedes, etc). Its not the best projector in the world, but its still a really good projector and its light years better than anything you're going to get from eBay shit setups or Spyder/Spec-d products. Those setups are so cheap because they are crap.
You have a good point. If there were more sets in good condition out there, Machs might not be so pricey on the secondhand market...
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They have a chrome one that I preferred over the black. It looks more OEM to me. If I didn't want Machs so bad I would definitely be using these.
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Cheapest I've ever seen Machs For Sale: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...12#post4566512

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Amazon has the Depo branded Mach HID replacements for ~130 each:
>Passenger Side<
>Drivers Side<

Inexpensive but decent quality D2S bulbs from TRS:
>Morimoto 3Five Bulb Pair<

You're also going to need:
- ballasts: Hella Gen4 5DV 008 290 00
- igniters: 5DD 008 319
- running light sockets (dont have a part #)
- high beam bulbs: H7
- city light bulbs: W5W/194/2825
- turn signal bulbs: 3457

The reason people say to use the Machs or the Mach-a-like is because they use the e55 projector which is one of the most popular projectors for OEM use(came factory on many BMWs, Audis, Jaguars, Mercedes, etc). Its not the best projector in the world, but its still a really good projector and its light years better than anything you're going to get from eBay shit setups or Spyder/Spec-d products. Those setups are so cheap because they are crap.
So it would seem all of these together would be around $400, or roughly the same cost of a used pair of Machs. Interesting. It may not be worth it to piece a SpecD/Spyder kit together if that's the case, especially if the Mach/Machalike projectors are so much better.
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So I was linked to these: http://www.go-part.com/0203-ford-foc...r-p-21594.html

Which I believe to be the Mach-a-likes. However, I can't seem to locate anything on the pages that say what's included in the price (just housings, or harnesses, ballasts, etc.). Anyone know?
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So I was linked to these: http://www.go-part.com/0203-ford-foc...r-p-21594.html

Which I believe to be the Mach-a-likes. However, I can't seem to locate anything on the pages that say what's included in the price (just housings, or harnesses, ballasts, etc.). Anyone know?
Pretty sure it's just the housing. You still need bulbs, harnesses, Ignighters, ballasts
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Pretty sure it's just the housing. You still need bulbs, harnesses, Ignighters, ballasts
I figure as much. Still on the lookout for a complete set of used Machs in the BST.
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I figure as much. Still on the lookout for a complete set of used Machs in the BST.
Yea. Your best to have your money in hand. When they get posted they usually go quick. I found some used ballasts and Ignighters that I found in the BST a while back. I bought them and now I just have to get the cash for some Mach "alikes". Only way I could get a new pair of headlights.
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