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Old 08-03-2006, 06:45 PM   #41
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oh, haha yah I know Tyler =P...I just meant that I know where he got his angel eye kit from like, which company
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:46 PM   #42
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Hey guys, I just wanted to take a minute and step back to say thanks to all the members on the board who have come before me. I am new to the BMW family only owning my car for about 3 weeks now. I'm registered on e46anatics, bimmerforums.com, and m3forum.com, as well as a couple others. I must say that this great group of guys comes through to answer questions and help while the other forum members more then fall short. I promise to return the favor in helping the noobs down the road as I learn more about my car and other BMWs. E46 Fanatics has my allegiance
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #43
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oh, haha yah I know Tyler =P...I just meant that I know where he got his angel eye kit from like, which company
I know where they are manufactured

Its really funny how few manufacturers there are given all the kits on the market.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:03 PM   #44
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They are so hard to put in, I gave up after I clipped on the rings. Anybody got a step by step angel eye installation video or instructions ?
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I know where they are manufactured

Its really funny how few manufacturers there are given all the kits on the market.
haha seriously
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:53 PM   #46
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They are so hard to put in, I gave up after I clipped on the rings. Anybody got a step by step angel eye installation video or instructions ?
Your vendor should supply one, although if you purchased them on ebay you may be out of luck. We have a list of installation resources in our website at the top right corner. www.jlevisw.com
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:35 PM   #47
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I got mine off ebay, I have ccfl. they look unbelieveable They match my 6000k projectors pefect, Just a alittle timely to put in since you have to bake the headlight
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:56 AM   #48
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lol you people are crazy, you dont have to bake the head lights, you dont even have to take them out,

i installed mine in like 40 min

everything unclips just nicely
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lol you people are crazy, you dont have to bake the head lights, you dont even have to take them out,

i installed mine in like 40 min

everything unclips just nicely
04 + non M3 coupes have to be baked to loosen an adhesive used to seal them.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:30 AM   #51
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since auto-leveling xenons have the up-and down motion when you have your key in ignition position 2 and above, sometimes it pushes the halos against the headlight housing, causing it to crack, etc...but the recent angel eyes kits I believe have catered to that problem...for instance, the ones I have never had that cracking problem...

never had/heard of this happen... i have DDEs, and autoleveling... and the autolevel doesn't even touch the ring...
from where you mount the clips of the halos on-top of the silver casing, there shouldn't be any contact with anything regarding the autoleveling system... from what i understand, it is only leveling the projector, not the entire casing... so therefore you should never have a 'cracked' halo...

seems kind of odd, but maybe back before they realized that... who knows...
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Mfanatic325, just so you know your angel eyes are completely different from non facelift coupes. The trim they mount to doesn't move so fitment issues don't really exist.

The TE's are great, in fact, my favorite kit on the market because of how bright they are. You can see from the pics that heyimtommy posted just how visible they are during the day. Its the ONLY kit that I've seen that is bright enough to still stand out in sunlight. The issue with them is because the rings are thicker in width and depth, the headlight trim needs to be ground at a bit on the top back edge so that the ring can move freely and not bind against the trim. Its about 10-30 minutes extra work, more if you don't have a dremel or something of the sort. "Dead spots" were played up mostly as a disadvantage that shows up in pictures. They are much less visible in person, and only from extreme angles where the shape of the ring is distorted anyway.

Hope that clears some up for you.

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and they match my xenons beautifully... and they cost me only 120$ from mike@modbargains, but i'm sure jlevi and umnitza have some great deals as well


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I got mine off ebay, I have ccfl. they look unbelieveable They match my 6000k projectors pefect, Just a alittle timely to put in since you have to bake the headlight

thats guts man, if i had a setup that required me to bake the light, i would probably give up...
i was thinking about giving it a shot on our X5, but for just that reason, i said f*** that...
glad to hear it worked out for ya though! thats awesome
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never had/heard of this happen... i have DDEs, and autoleveling... and the autolevel doesn't even touch the ring...
from where you mount the clips of the halos on-top of the silver casing, there shouldn't be any contact with anything regarding the autoleveling system... from what i understand, it is only leveling the projector, not the entire casing... so therefore you should never have a 'cracked' halo...

seems kind of odd, but maybe back before they realized that... who knows...




I have titanium enhanced ddes, and you can see in the sig below, they are bright as hell...
and they match my xenons beautifully... and they cost me only 120$ from mike@modbargains, but i'm sure jlevi and umnitza have some great deals as well





thats guts man, if i had a setup that required me to bake the light, i would probably give up...
i was thinking about giving it a shot on our X5, but for just that reason, i said f*** that...
glad to hear it worked out for ya though! thats awesome

Your angel eyes look great also!! I used a heat gun, It takes more time but its alittle safer I feel You need help with a step by step feel free to pm me
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No shop in the nyc area would touch them, So It was all or nothing!
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