• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

Aftermarket 94-98 Cobra headlights - which are good?

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by Tillerman77, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Tillerman77

    Tillerman77 Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    272
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2016
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I need some replacement headlights for my 97 Cobra. Which of the aftermarket headlights are worth buying? Specifically, which brands are constructed well, fit properly, have a decent light pattern and don't haze up in a year or two?

    As information, my preference would be for the stock appearing light, i.e. clear lens and 2 piece design.
     
  2. 98 svt

    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    16,682
    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Location:
    Nunya, MA
    OEM
    Depo is the next best as far as I am concerned.
     
    2DXTRM likes this.
  3. 2DXTRM

    2DXTRM Pushrod 5.0 Established Member

    Messages:
    2,374
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Location:
    Some time zone
    Agree with 98 svt.

    OEM, cant buy new ones any more from FORD, but you can always re-furbish a set of originals, like this link here: OEM Cobra Headlight Resto + Install ***Lots Of Pics***


    DEPO (aka EagleEyes), is probably the next best thing to the originals.

    The turn signals however, only the OEM ones fit the best and the rubber strip doesnt peel off within months like the aftermarket ones do.
     
    98 svt likes this.
  4. Tillerman77

    Tillerman77 Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    272
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2016
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Thanks, I was planning to refurbish my passenger side OEM light, as it was the haziest. The driver's side had been replaced due to a minor fender bender from a previous owner and was nearly new in clarity.

    Unfortunately, the top plastic pin & adjuster (the one that uses a clip to hold it in place) broke during removal. My experience with gluing plastic items, that will have some tension on them, has been poor - the joint usually breaks as soon as any force is applied. Hence, my research to see which lights are any good.

    Do you have a link to an actual DEPO OEM style Cobra headlight? My searching to date often finds that the manufacturer of the light is missing.
     
  5. 2DXTRM

    2DXTRM Pushrod 5.0 Established Member

    Messages:
    2,374
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Location:
    Some time zone
  6. 98 svt

    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    16,682
    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Location:
    Nunya, MA
  7. Tillerman77

    Tillerman77 Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    272
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2016
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Great - thanks to both of you.
     
    98 svt likes this.

Share This Page