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    Hi, all:

    I looked at a few threads from doing a search on this site, but I think I need to post a new query for my situation. Thank you in advance for opinions.

    As some here know, a couple of years ago I had my truck dismantled, taken down to bare metal and repainted. In the process, I replaced many things like all the exterior trim, and the headlamp assemblies, which had badly yellowed. I tried to polish them out but I could not get them all the way clear. I ordered OEM units from my Chevy dealer. Have had them in now for a few years and they are both now filled with water on the insides.

    Has anyone owned new headlamp assemblies for more than two years and not had them leak? I read posts from consumers about the Anzo headlamps, and several buyers said they leaked after a year or less time. The other brand sold on this seller's site is the ICPW or something like that, and at least as far as their projector units, the complaint was widespread that they looked great, but the light output was terribly low. Not sure about their non projector units, but the comments from buyers who had previously owned Anzo stated that Anzo uses a bogus seal and that that other brand uses a metal seal that works better.

    I also saw a post by someone a few years ago on here that was related to the headlamps sold by LMS. I am now looking at them. The link is:

    http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cd/full.aspx?Page=63

    Again, I am looking for experience with any products where the buyer has owned them for more than 2 years.

    Thanks.
    1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
    And other vehicles and toys.

    "...If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    ...you'll be a Man, my son!" Rudyard Kipling

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    I will be with the VP's of both Anzo and IPCW on Feb 23rd I will ask them about this if you like..

    Glenn
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    Hi, Glenn:

    Thank you, that would be much appreciated.

    I did make email contact with Anzo about a year ago and asked them whether their LED tail lamp assemblies were water tight. They refused to respond, which tells me they won't reduce to writing any statement about whether this product is water tight. I read consumer complaints about their tail lamp assemblies leaking water, similar to the complaints about their headlamp assemblies.

    Mike
    1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
    And other vehicles and toys.

    "...If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    ...you'll be a Man, my son!" Rudyard Kipling

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    Reading all this makes me very happy I have my stock assemblies. Headlights from Sylvania and tails from GM.

    Btw I hear TYC makes good replacements my mom has one on her car and they are very nice and don't seem to leak.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

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    Hi, Conlan Rose:

    I am using the OEM headlamp assembly in my truck. And to my surprise, they leaked! I have new OEM tail lamps and they are not to my knowledge leaking. I would like to at least try one of the aftermarket makers this time.
    1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
    And other vehicles and toys.

    "...If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    ...you'll be a Man, my son!" Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Heater View Post
    Hi, Conlan Rose:

    I am using the OEM headlamp assembly in my truck. And to my surprise, they leaked! I have new OEM tail lamps and they are not to my knowledge leaking. I would like to at least try one of the aftermarket makers this time.
    Just reread your original post, I misinterpreted and though you said you were using the aftermarket ones.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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