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Old 04-21-2002, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question about window tint and OEM Xenons!

Hey do any of yall have a mirror window tint on your cars and if so how do you like it? Is it a better heat rejector? I was thinking that a translucent mirror window tint would look sweet with my titanium silver paint. What do yall think? I have read some posts about the 2K2 xenons not being very blue/purple in color compared to the 2K1 xenons. Is that true and if anyone with the 2K2 xenons has a picture of what they look like I'd appreciate it if you could post the pic. Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2002, 08:27 PM   #2
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My opinion...

I had a 35% mirror tint on my black Infiniti I30t. Now i have a 35% smoked tint in my 330Ci. I don't think that there is much of a noticable difference in keeping your vehicle cooler. I can't tell. I personally like smoked tints better. As far as the xenons, I picked up my 02' about 3 weeks ago and i can honestly say that when i first used the bi-xenons, i thought I got ripped. They looked like halogens. But they really do get bluer over time. I'm really enjoying them now. The philipps are bluer than osram. I know b/c my left xenon is philipps, and right is osram. Dealer is swapping out the osram this week. Hope this helps,

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Old 04-22-2002, 08:13 AM   #3
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I had a 35% mirror tint on my black Infiniti I30t. Now i have a 35% smoked tint in my 330Ci. I don't think that there is much of a noticable difference in keeping your vehicle cooler. I can't tell. I personally like smoked tints better. As far as the xenons, I picked up my 02' about 3 weeks ago and i can honestly say that when i first used the bi-xenons, i thought I got ripped. They looked like halogens. But they really do get bluer over time. I'm really enjoying them now. The philipps are bluer than osram. I know b/c my left xenon is philipps, and right is osram. Dealer is swapping out the osram this week. Hope this helps,

Bryan
Why do they get bluer over time? Is there a warm up period? The main reason I ordered the bixenon is for that cool blue look and I'll be pissed if they look like halogens. (especially since it cost me $700)
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Old 04-22-2002, 11:14 AM   #4
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where did u get them from

$700 ?? what did u buy.. did u get the whole headlamp hid bi-xenon headlamp ? can u post a link.. thanks
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