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Old 07-18-2005, 02:36 PM   #21
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JLevi, when will you have the predator chromium in stock for my 330ci ?

2. so from the install the predator chromium can be turned on and off or are they always on when vehicle on? or is this a separate switch

3. Can anyone show me a pic of these on OEM regular(I KNOW) halogen lights? (both with headlights on and off)
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:46 PM   #22
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^Hey, im getting 8000k chromium w/ my halogens. I'll post pics if you would like.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:59 PM   #23
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Dasblack, which ones are you purchasing specifically? when will you have them. I'd like to check out your install to know how to do mine.
I can come over to CC to check them out in person. I wanted to order them today, but JLevi is out of stock.(so as not to hijack thread-read message in our local region to hook up)

seems the predator's are outweighing the titaniums but I see other vendors that include shipping so the cost varies.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:02 PM   #24
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It has been long since I ordered some from you. Can I just order the predator chromium ring without the wire harness? If so, please pm'ed me. Thanks.

^^^^ Yeah, If you have one of the newer wiring harnesses, can you just get the new rings and backs and skip the wiring harness?
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:06 PM   #25
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I couldn't agree more. There is a reason (besides my Jlevi SW sponsorship) that I went with Chromiums. I actually had the choice when was upgrading my halos to go with the Titaniums or Chromiums and I chose the Chromiums.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:16 PM   #26
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First off, I want to express my apreciation for all your support, guys. No wonder I'm more devoted to my customer base than my fellow suppliers, huh?

OK Let's see if I can answer all these questions:

jacobo - Shipping is $11 from us. It's worth it, trust me

M3J0N - They are $149 + Shipping. Remote kit and lifetime warranty are included FREE.

maine325xi - Some people do and some people don't. Many people find that it's nice to have contrast, so that when your OEM Xenons are on, you still can see the halos. This is like the 5 series, where they have yellow/orange Angel Eyes and pure white headlights. Others will go with a 6000K Conversion. Preference, really, but the changing of one certainly does NOT necessitate the changing of another

dasblack - I am wondering why you are hung up on 8000K - you realize, of course, that Kelvin scale does NOT denote brightness, but color, right? 8000K is too blue/green for me - hence we prefer the 6000K Predators.

JCsE46 - For you, certainly. Email me.

330 HRE - It is my experience that products like this increase in quality when made in Taiwan, China, Japan, etc. Why is this? The cost of making an injection mold here is, to my understanding, between $2,000 and $10,000 - Therefore, products like the Titanium Edition use fewer pieces - a backing plate, a front cover, and one large clip truss bar. Overseas, however, the tools of production and cheap labor resources enable manufacturers to make many molds, for much cheaper. Thus, they are willing to make smaller, more detailed parts that would cost an arm and a leg to make here. Smaller, more precise backing plates that lock nicely into the front covers, individual clips that are easily removed (instead of glued on) - you get the idea. If you've seen the way the Titanium Editions are made, the tolerance is not very precise, which causes the backing plates to fall off. I did a couple installs where the rings separated and was very displeased to have to re-open the headlights and fix the rings. With the Chromium, the notches are precise and fit better. It's really a matter of resources - to make a product like chromium in the U.S. would cost twice as much. Just the chroming process would cost $15 MORE in the US... imagine making the molds...

love2drive330CI - Approximately one week from today we will have another 50 in stock.


Thanks again guys
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:21 PM   #27
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The chromiums use a 3 prong connector, but luckily I can supply you guys with a conversion to 2prong if you want to use your original phosphyre ballasts. It's NOT as safe as the 3prongs, but if you want to do it that's your prerogative.

I will start selling ring upgrades for probably $80+ shipping. The only thing is what on EARTH do I do with the ballasts and the harnesses

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:22 PM   #28
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uh oh.... why do i get the feeling that i should have gone with 6000K instead of 4300K anybody have pics of the latter?
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i dont agree. look at this pic of the titanium dde from bmerblvd. To me that looks pretty bright anf good Or is this a newer improved version of the titanium dde out???
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:33 PM   #30
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i dont agree. look at this pic of the titanium dde from bmerblvd. To me that looks pretty bright anf good Or is this a newer improved version of the titanium dde out???
Pictures are very deceiving. It is true from CERTAIN ANGLES the titaniums are bright. But from the side and any other view other than straight on, they look blotchy.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:56 PM   #31
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such hate on the titaniums..
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #32
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I'd like Tom (bimmerblvd) to respond here...

I just bought the Titanium DDE's from him. Brightness and lack of dead spots is real good, but I had to glue the inner ones in because they didnt fit well.
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #33
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I agree, and BMWERKEN is right - the TE are designed to look GREAT from the front. From any angle, though, they look like LEDs...

koven - no hate, I am just expressing my professional opinion, which brings me to...

Mike Benvo - I don't want to insult Tom but I am speaking on over 2 years of experience. My car was the 2nd or 3rd car ever to have Cold Cathode Technology used in the headlights... I've been around the block, man, and experience is the best teacher.

I don't mind other vendors selling TE at a lower price than I sell Chromium for - it's a lower quality product. The only reason they should charge more is to cover the time they will inevitably spend answering emails ("Why did my backing plate fall off? Why Can't I see my halos from the side?") and most likely sending out new parts (when rings fall apart)... My customer base is usually the people who prefer quality and are willing to pay a little more for less headache...

On that note, Mike, I will ship your Chromiums out next week when the new shipment comes in. I would greatly apreciate if you could post an unbiased review/comparison. When I'm wrong I will admit it but as you can imagine it took a lot of certainty to publicly post this thread.

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:02 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=Mike Benvo]I'd like Tom (bimmerblvd) to respond here...

PPl are getting converned here..
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Mike Benvo - I don't want to insult Tom but I am speaking on over 2 years of experience. My car was the 2nd or 3rd car ever to have Cold Cathode Technology used in the headlights... I've been around the block, man, and experience is the best teacher.
Sounds good. I will definitly do that.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:23 PM   #36
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PPl are getting converned here..
......not to sound like a dick or anything, but, say what!??
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:38 PM   #37
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Great info. JLevi! I'm sold...

Can't wait to get them installed.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:59 PM   #38
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when you used to sell titaniums you used to defend them and deny everything you are now saying. WEird huh
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:03 PM   #39
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when you used to sell titaniums you used to defend them and deny everything you are now saying. WEird huh
You will also realize that when he sold them the most current production version of the predator chromiums were not on the market. Hence he was defending the best product on the market at the time (titaniums). His point now is that since the newest version of the chromiums came out, he stopped selling titaniums because of the above reasons.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:03 PM   #40
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if you think "Light dispersion is TERRIBLE" in the titanium, then you should do something for the customers who bought that item from you.

this makes me feel bad b/c when i purchased titanium from you at the full price you said this is the best in market ,, cannot be compared,, etc etc,, well,, i don't know,,

i thought you stopped to sell them because you had a problem with the supplier? i don't mean to be offended,,and i agree your service is very friendly.. but,, after i read this thread,,,, i got disappointed
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