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View Poll Results: Do XR's look better WITHOUT headlight protectors
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Old 02-21-2002, 14:55   #1 (permalink)
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Question XR Headlight covers - What do you think ?

My New XR6 has the headlight protectors fitted. I always thought that the XR's looked a bit meaner without them, however when I was thinking about taking them off, I saw that holes have been drilled to fit them. This is a concern, since basically you can't take them off.


Do you think XR's look better WITHOUT the headlight protectors ?


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Old 02-21-2002, 15:22   #2 (permalink)
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Yuck, I think XR's look awful with those headlight covers!

Sorry mate! but they make the front look too droopey ?

A good panel shop should be able to take the holes out, and touch them up for not too much money ?
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DOH!

I voted before reading the question! i.e. I think they look shyte.

Make that head light protectors in general.

Not sure why people spend big money to get a car that looks great then spoil it with these things.

Same go's for car-bras. They're ok if you're doing like Melbourne-Sydney runs or something but driving around with them all the time? Why buy a car that looks good if all you're going to do is hide it?
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quite simply, i like them, but only the XR covers - everything else falls into the granny-driver category.
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Don't like the late model XR headlamp cover, especially now that I know they drill holes to fit them...:fmad:

Car Bras aren't worth the hassle IMO, apart from looks they are a pain in the @rse to put on and take off, you aren't supposed to get them wet, the fold up tbs don't always stay in place, and how in the hell are you supposed to get the bugs off them?
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Gotta say i'm not a fan of the AU XR headlight covers. My opinion is if Ford were to make head lights of the XR's why not make them recessed in and cover only the lenses, that way it doesn't change the contour of the front of the car.

Another idea is those light stick on skins that Dick Johnson advetises, if they made them for the AU XR's i reckon they'd protect the lenses and are un noticable.
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I like 'em and to be honest I got them for looks, not for the protection. I like how it rounds off the contours of the bonnet and bumper.

But to each his own. :s5
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I like 'em and to be honest I got them for looks, not for the protection. I like how it rounds off the contours of the bonnet and bumper.

But to each his own. :s5
exactly!

btw, that's a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet car! :) have you got any 0-100 or 1/4 mile figures for it?
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