Let's start with price. When you compare prices of replacement signal lenses please consider at this time there are at least four tiers of pricing, sometimes an indication of quality, sometimes not.
(1) Everyday cheap reproductions. These are cheap and that's the only good thing about them. OK for race cars, maybe.
(2) URO Parts. These are made in China and are of good quality. We were surprised because URO has had a reputation of producing cheap parts but they have taken things to another level with these. These are not much more expensive than the cheapos but they are much better.
(3) EuroLens s.r.l. These are made in Italy and are of outstanding quality in every way, which you will read below. These are a bit more expensive than the lenses produced by URO.
(4) Porsche lenses. These are , predictably, very expensive and there are mixed opinion about their value proposition.
Our choice? EuroLens by a nose over URO Parts mainly because the EuroLens products are thicker and heftier. The two are comparably priced and we recommend the URO lenses if the EuroLens lenses are sold out.
Why Eurolens? Time to discuss quality.
We’re the #1 restoration shop in the U.S. of air cooled Porsche turn signals and taillights. Our customers, many of whom own high end concours cars, depend on us to deliver lights restored to the highest standard. That demands that we use the highest parts available, including lenses. The way we do that is by continually buying and evaluating everything that is available. We then grade them based on a number of factors including authenticity, color, shape, fit and overall quality.
Superior fit - We are really particular about fit and these are precise. For example, the SWB lenses have the small tabs that protrude through the housing and it’s a real pleasure to feel these click perfectly into place as you as you mount the lenses.
Colors - Colors are accurate and brilliant.
Quality construction - These are of somewhat heavier construction than most lenses. You can feel the thickness and heft in your hand. For example, our black trim U.S. taillight lenses weigh 19.8 grams while another popular lens weighs 15.3 grams and the other lenses are comparable.
Price - Price is the cherry on top. These are not only the best, they are priced very attractive prices, lower than inferior competitors in some cases.
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