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- Las Vegas, NV
- 2020 GTI
Hey everyone! Quick dumb question. Looking into these headlights from blauertacho4u.de. I assume they are sold in a pair or is it $899 per side? Thanks!
Tbh it's all about luck, some people don't have to pay while others doI ordered from Blauertacho through Ebay, I don't remember paying any customs fees. Not sure if it is included in auction price?
FWIW it did have a customs inspection sticker on the box.Tbh it's all about luck, some people don't have to pay while others do
I went and looked at ebay and found the listing. Wonder why the cost is so much higher on ebay vs buying from them directly? Direct from bluertacho it's 754€ (with pp fees) before shipping, and ebay is 999€ before shipping. Ebay fees are only around 12% if I remember correctly. Wonder if that price includes VAT?I ordered from Blauertacho through Ebay, I don't remember paying any customs fees. Not sure if it is included in auction price?
OK, cool. That answers both of my questions. I had no idea how that process actually worked@woodardhsd I paid something around $75 for customs. DHL sent me the notice and link to pay when the lights got in the country. I couldn't schedule a delivery/pickup until I paid.
I ordered my set on December 15, through Blauertacho (not ebay). I just requested the regular economy DHL shipping. They arrived in New York on December 29, and showed up at my door on Saturday. Less than a month!
All in they were $899, plus a $24 foreign transaction fee for using amex.
Fun fact, you can no longer do the currency conversion yourself to save that conversion fee. It would have been around $35 if I let paypal do it. Amex is the only card that you can use to avoid that. Saves about $10 that way.
Used it mainly to help secure everything and line up when I had the bumper back on. The leveling screws have a hard stop, so don't worry, just go slow and stop when you hit resistance. I've adjusted mine stop to stop before. Still working on aiming mine, lacking a suitable wall and flat surface to point them so I slowly make adjustments here and there and check while driving. No one has flashed me, but I can tell they need to come in and down a bit.Got the osrams installed Saturday morning, took about 3 hours working by myself. I swear I spend 30-45 minutes just figuring out how to remove the grill. Still working on getting the aiming dialed in just right.
I do have a question. When installing, did any of you mess with this large height adjustment bolt? My OEM one was in a similar position. My new ones, however, were much more unscrewed than that. The threaded part was flush with the bottom of the plastic tab, not protruding at all. To get the correct height between the bumper support and the bottom of the housing, I had to screw in that bolt around 2.5 turns. I'm wondering if I didn't turn it enough because I had to make a huge adjustment to the aiming screw to get them close to factory. I probably made 6 full turns of the vertical screw. I was worried I was going to reach a stop somewhere, or the gear was going to pop off inside.