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Aftermarket Headlights

Postby crkid610 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:50 am

So as you guys all know already there's no aftermarket headlight for the r51 past 2010 but I was just wondering if anyone knows exactly what's different between before and after the facelift that makes them not compatible.


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Postby smj999smj » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:48 pm

The facelift was done in 2008 to accommodate the V8 option made available that year. The nose was extended 3 inches, which gives the front end, including the head lamps, a steeper rake. Spyder lists an option for the later R51:

http://www.autoanything.com/lights/spyder-headlights

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Postby FLiPMaRC » Tue May 01, 2018 9:47 am

smj999smj wrote:The facelift was done in 2008 to accommodate the V8 option made available that year. The nose was extended 3 inches, which gives the front end, including the head lamps, a steeper rake. Spyder lists an option for the later R51:

http://www.autoanything.com/lights/spyder-headlights
I don't see anything that fits a 2012 :cry:

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Postby smj999smj » Tue May 01, 2018 12:11 pm

If it fits 2011, then it should also fit 2012. They used the same headlamps.

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Postby FLiPMaRC » Wed May 02, 2018 9:56 am

Eh, I just checked. It's just the same as the stock headlights only in black. Not really an upgrade. I was hoping for some projectors :lol:

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Postby smj999smj » Wed May 02, 2018 12:46 pm

For projectors, you'll need to send your originals or another set of stock lamps out and have them installed into the stock housings. It can get a bit expensive that way!

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Postby underworld1001 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:22 pm

For aftermarket headlamps, its always a good idea to re-seal the housing/lens with clear silicone. Just a extremely thin layer will work. The reason I say this is because the quality of the headlamps coming from China will vary in quality in how well they're assembled. This is simply to avoid moisture from getting in.


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