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Old 02-09-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Which angel eyes?

Hi guys, im looking to buy some angel eyes for my 325Ci facelift (halogens) and was curious which ones you would recommend. My sisters boyfriend has some ones of ebay (CCFL, with chrome backing) and they look great but ive seen on this site loads of online shops which do thier own and was wondering if some cheap ones of ebay would have the same effect as those.

Im looking at these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-FACELIFT-2...1%7C240%3A1318


What do you think i should do? What are the advantages of ne other ones? is CCFL brighter/better than 60LED? Color, 6000k 7000k? Ne advice or tips would be great! thx!!


*edit* just realised i should have searched but i cant delete this now

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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you would be probably better of getting your angel eyes from one of the sponsors. I have CCFL angel eyes now and im thinking about upgrading to 60 LED ones,
CCFL's have cold start up issues.
Its really up to you what you want. CCFL's look great, but if its cold outside it will take them a few minutes to warm up.
Try JLeviSW.com,
they have those angel eyes for about the same price as you are willing to pay on eBay.

here is the link
http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/BMW-...duct_info.html

and another one

http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/BMW-...duct_info.html

angel eyes in the second link is what i currently have.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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those are for nonfacelift but thanks for the info, ill keep that in mind.

ive looked at http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....oducts_id=1247 and they look nice...i saw that most CCFL have remote start feature but i havent seen any LED ones with that - is there a reason for this?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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hrmm looks good....i really dont wanna bake my headlights tho think im gnana have to get it done in a garage dont really have a heat gun handy...
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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Get Orion V2 60 LED Angel Eyes. CCFL are prone to failure and have cold start issues when it is really cold outside. Mine right now are CCFL, but as soon as I have issues, I am going to swap them out.

Facelifted require baking the headlights to install Angel Eyes. Boardmember Sillieidiot has a great DIY in his sig though for this. Try searching for a post with his user ID and take a look at the DIY.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #8
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those are for nonfacelift but thanks for the info, ill keep that in mind.

ive looked at http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....oducts_id=1247 and they look nice...i saw that most CCFL have remote start feature but i havent seen any LED ones with that - is there a reason for this?
For the facelift, you can go with these:

Facelift Coupe/Cabrio CCFL Angel Eyes
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:55 AM   #9
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not to jack the thread but would you recommend going with the 60 LED or 80 LED as I am about to purchase some angel eyes too.
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To be honest, I think 80 is overdoing it. I find the 62+ LEDs to be extremely bright in their own right, anything above that and you are just going overboard.
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not to jack the thread but would you recommend going with the 60 LED or 80 LED as I am about to purchase some angel eyes too.
The problem with angel eyes that have too many LED is that they will burn out.
You can't pack that many led next to each other and not have negative consequences.

Better to do what we did, take the brightest output LEDs and put them perfectly spaced next to each other to get the best kit:






Or this from the rear 3/4 and sides:


Or this from the side (note dark side markers and grill not applicable unless you have an M3).


Here are some very prominent cars that have had our parts installed:





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I just installed mine. These are bright!

The product is really good quality overall, and the clipping system is great.
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These are brighter then EAS I saw them side by side in person

But both trump all the old Predator and MYCARR for sure
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I agree. Orion V2 are engineered very well. So bright! :thumbsup2:
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I placed an order. I installed a kit for ItaliaM3 last night

They were so bright and looked so good that I had to place an order for version two and replace the Chromium lights I had

I also have seen the V1 in person and the V2 is possibly 50% brighter, its that good.
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These are brighter then EAS I saw them side by side in person

But both trump all the old Predator and MYCARR for sure
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I just installed mine. These are bright!

The product is really good quality overall, and the clipping system is great.
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OK, finally got a couple of non-enhanced pics up of my V2's. These are awesome IMO. Definitely turned some heads. Pics don't do them justice.
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orion v2 (60 led) - $140
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This is one of the cheapest mod and it truly only take 45 mins and i am an amateur..
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I installed mine today...they are soooo much brighter than my chromiums! I thought my chromiums looked great until I installed the V2's on one side and compared them. Night and day...pictures do not do them justice. My chromiums looked like they were yellow and barely turned on.
I like the way they are thicker and feel less fragile. Installation was a breeze.
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Hi guys, im looking to buy some angel eyes for my 325Ci facelift (halogens) and was curious which ones you would recommend. My sisters boyfriend has some ones of ebay (CCFL, with chrome backing) and they look great but ive seen on this site loads of online shops which do thier own and was wondering if some cheap ones of ebay would have the same effect as those.

Im looking at these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-FACELIFT-2...1%7C240%3A1318


What do you think i should do? What are the advantages of ne other ones? is CCFL brighter/better than 60LED? Color, 6000k 7000k? Ne advice or tips would be great! thx!!


*edit* just realised i should have searched but i cant delete this now
The Orion V2 are the only LED kit on the market for the facelifted cars:
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Not all the images are posted so here you go:







comparison of CCFL based Chromium and Orion.


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Old 02-10-2009, 06:37 AM   #13
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is there ne UK site / any1 in the UK selling those umnitza 60LED's? As the shippin is loads :S
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #14
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shipping is $25 to the UK.
But CA-Automotive sells them as well.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:12 PM   #15
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For the facelifted coupe, you've got your solution right here! Check out the angel eyes that we carry as well for your car:


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Old 02-10-2009, 12:44 PM   #16
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umnitza, i saw u can have 4500k or 6000k color - i have normal halogens on my car and was curious how each would look and wot u think would be best for me?
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Most everyone gets the 6000K because it's the most striking
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