the EXPO flim flam

drj777

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went to the expo last weekend to find all the usual stuff...new trucks, hot broads & cheap beer (actually, not that cheap!)...and aside from all the regular vendors and cool gear, i found these guys that were selling HIDs - and as we all know you can never have too much light, right?!!:D

well - these cats were selling the KRAGAN $90 HIDs for $150:mad:...with a slight mod to the lens cover (& a bad one @ that - the 'rock guard' was opaque!!:eek:) its not much of a rock guard if you have to take it off just to use the freekin' lights!

totally lame...just had to get it off my chest!

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Were they actually selling any?
 

drj777

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i dunno - i didnt wanna be rude and call the guy out on it...i just looked @ em, he told me the price and i moved on.

i believe he actually mentioned another vendor there who was selling them for a little more than he was...totally bogus.

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Larsen E. Whipsnade said it best: "You can't cheat a honest man...so never give a sucker an even break."
 

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pics? so all they did was bolt on a lens cover?? Sounds lame..did they even re-brand it??
 

drj777

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pics? so all they did was bolt on a lens cover?? Sounds lame..did they even re-brand it??
nope - it looked like the cover that actually comes with lights anyway - it was just now totally opaque.

and they DID re-brand it - but it took about 2 seconds to realize that it was the EXACT same lights as the chinese KRAGAN HIDs...just 50% more expensive!!

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was it the guys that had a huge red X on the cover????? I saw some that were the kragens but they had a black cover made for them....SAD!
 

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was it the guys that had a huge red X on the cover????? I saw some that were the kragens but they had a black cover made for them....SAD!
BINGO!!

im glad someone else noticed the KRAGAN lights...nuff said.

drj
 

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something tells me maybe these were the guys that made them and sold them to Kragen? Whoever made them definitley made them with the off roader in mind?

I am a Baja Designs guy all the way but I had some Kragens and they worked. Definitley a crappy housing and even crappier mounting but I mean you get what you pay for. I wonder if these guys are selling them direct now since their exclusive with Kragen ran out? I know ORW is selling a similar HID as well that they are getting from someone. They look just like the Kragens as well.
 

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Larsen E. Whipsnade said it best: "You can't cheat a honest man...so never give a sucker an even break."
is old L.E of the philadelphia whipsnades? small world brakes.
 
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