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Old 21st-September-2012, 23:22
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Default Bonnet Pod problems

i've just taken delivery of, and started the assembly of the mm4x4 freelander bonnet light pod, and i must say i'm rather disappointed with what i've got....
it's a fiberglass construction with standard ring round driving lamps, which i find rather cheap considering it's price tag...
another problem i have is with the fiberglass it's self, the problem being that at the bottom under the light holes, the surface finish is cracked and ridged, only a cosmetic issue but still...
Also, upon installation of the lights, i've noticed a large gap between the lights and the main body, with no type of seal or gasket to fill it. i suppose i could use some type of silicone sealant but then when it comes time to change a bulb i'm buggered.
Has anyone else bought one of these? is this something to be concerned about or am i blowing it out of proportion? i payed 270 for the pod and wiring kit, so i was kinda hoping for flush fits...
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 00:16
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Default Re: Bonnet Pod problems

Phone them up and ask to speak to Chris,there parts manager.Be nice and explain to him your problem and mention that your a little bit dissapointed in your purchase.
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 00:26
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cheers, shall ring tomorrow.
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 16:19
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Default Re: Bonnet Pod problems

tried ringing today but was too late as they closed at 3, will have to wait till Wednesday till I'm free again.
i fitted the pod to my bonnet and found similar sized (2-3mm) gaps between the pod and bonnet as well...
a lot of black insulation tape later and it doesn't look toooo bad and hopefully should keep most of the water out till i can make a rubber seal for it.
just noticed while fitting also, the black finish over the fiberglass is bubbled over one of the light ridges... :-(
I've taken pictures of the gaps and tape fixes here...
http://photobucket.com/bonnet_pod
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 18:48
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Default Re: Bonnet Pod problems

Well mate I think that looks really bad. I was thinking of getting some and that certainly isn't up to my standards, I would be asking for my money back.

illy
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 21:30
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I'm a tad disappointed with the quality!
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 21:42
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Default Re: Bonnet Pod problems

almost looks like seconds, as for the gaps, i'd be inclined to do the edges with some rubber door seals off ebay. but considering the price mate: shocking quality. probably not mm4x4's fault, they dont make em, but still they may replace it.
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 21:46
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id try for my money back they are about the worst looking add on ive seen
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 22:32
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Default Re: Bonnet Pod problems

well I come back off exercise on Wednesday so am gonna contact mm then, as said they probably don't make them themselves but i still expect a certain standard...
other than the aesthetics, they work fine... I've hooked them through a switch (provided in the wiring kit) to my full beams. it was a bugger trying to get the wires through my bulkhead but found the correct grommet in the end and poked a hole through it :-D
it was also a bugger routing cables around my engine as the wiring kit certainly didn't scrimp on any lengths :-p
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Old 22nd-September-2012, 23:35
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Yer must be mad to pay 270 for something that looks that orible.
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