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Old 03-23-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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I just changed my xenon projects to ECE

Hi, guys.
I just changed my OEM single xenon which is DOT to ECE.
I bought these set from here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...961755801&rd=1

and the difference is day and night. Man you gatta see this difference.
I always don't like my xenon's cut off line even though they are very wide and bright, ECE projects give lots of color on cut off line and very clean looks.

I know that I have to take a picture while I change those projects but it was hard. And you might need some special tools.(star with hole, I don't know how it called)

anyway, see the difference from the picture that I took last night.
top one isn't mine but it was very similar what I had before.
And I'm very happy now.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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looks a lot brighter but lower. i dont know anything bout these but glad ur happy
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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looks a lot brighter but lower. i dont know anything bout these but glad ur happy
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Well that's cause he's not a few feet from a wall but rather on the street where the light gets dispersed.

This is a pretty cool project, but does it change the color output at all?
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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Yes, the cut off line remains very far.
And the color doesn't change but from the front, there is blue, pupple, and some orange color on cut off line but right after that cut off line, the color is just white.
I'll take more picture later on.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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so what is an ECE compared to a DOT?
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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ECE would mean "euro spec", a true ECE E46 projector is believed to have slightly better output and a sharper cutoff.
from HID forum.
Also, if you see the picture, the lense is different.
ECE lense is clear and has bump on middle(red arrow indicate) and I can change cut off line to flat or ___/''''''''''''' this way.

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Old 03-23-2005, 11:02 PM   #7
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So is that a projector you put in a halegon housing for hids? If so where can I get them and how hard are they to install

EDIT I see where you got them from now but can I get them for a halegon housing
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:46 AM   #8
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can i buy ur xenons?
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:30 AM   #9
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can i buy ur xenons?
Man, no thanks.
I spent so much time with my xenon and I think if you have a xenon, then just build that yourself. I'll help you out.


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So is that a projector you put in a halegon housing for hids? If so where can I get them and how hard are they to install

EDIT I see where you got them from now but can I get them for a halegon housing
I had OEM xenon and what I did is I changed only inside projects which was DOT(US code) to ECE(Euro code)
I bought the set from Ebay but I think you can buy set of E code from this link, but its lense looks same as mine but it doesn't have change flicker fuction.
http://www.hidplanet.com/bosch.html
anyway, you going to love this E code cut off line. as I promised, I'll post some more picture later on, yesterday and today is snow and rainning day.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:30 AM   #10
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Has the visibility increase justified the time/money spent on this project?
Is there really that much of a difference???
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Has the visibility increase justified the time/money spent on this project?
Is there really that much of a difference???
the money that I spent is just $150, but I'm going to sell my old project around $100
Visiblity increase? I don't know but what I see is before my light was old Acura TL which dosen't have a cut off line, but now my light is like Honda s2000 like cutoff.
Yes, it's little different s2k(___|''''''') from mine(___/''''''') but I can see my cut off line on infront of car that is very far from my car.
It's really up to you, but I like it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #12
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bring this back from the dead...im looking to upgrade my single xenons on my 2001 m3...this ece projector swap is an easy plug and play correct? also do the ece lens have a clody spot in the middle or are they clear?

if the ece has the cloud spot in the middle of the projector what lens could you used to swap in? would the tsx projectos be a direct replacement?
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for bringing this back from the dead, looks like an AWESOME project.

If this is a "Euro Spec" xenon projector, does my Euro 330Ci have it?
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Thanks for bringing this back from the dead, looks like an AWESOME project.

If this is a "Euro Spec" xenon projector, does my Euro 330Ci have it?
yes sir you do
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bring this back from the dead...im looking to upgrade my single xenons on my 2001 m3...this ece projector swap is an easy plug and play correct? also do the ece lens have a clody spot in the middle or are they clear?

if the ece has the cloud spot in the middle of the projector what lens could you used to swap in? would the tsx projectos be a direct replacement?
no it's not a direct replacement. it's actually quite hard to get the projector out in the first place. you should be careful when you start the project, it's not for amatuers.
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