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Old 05-29-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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What do you think of these foglights?

My fog lights crack so I'm in the market for new ones. What do you guys think of these? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-01...3985QQtcZphoto
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
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They look pretty cool, definately a heck of a lot cheaper than OEM. So I take it you have an MTech or M3 bumper on your car.
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Love em, and they have proper cutoffs also so make sure to adjust them correctly.

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Old 05-29-2006, 01:11 PM   #4
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I have 'em, they're great. Cheap, fit great, bright, great cutoff. They're good lights.

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Old 05-29-2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:42 PM   #6
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wish i could get those
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So you guys think i should buy these? They are definitely better looking then the stock oem ones. The only thing is does the ring from the oem ones fit these. And are they plug and play?
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:57 PM   #8
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:46 PM   #9
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So you guys think i should buy these? They are definitely better looking then the stock oem ones. The only thing is does the ring from the oem ones fit these. And are they plug and play?

Yep, if you have the mtech bumper, the ring will fit perfect.
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cool, i guess it's tme to get these since my fogs r really scratched up.
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Interesting, so if these are ellipsoid lamps and you guys say it has a cut-off, are these a foglamp short spread light pattern? Or are these more a driving light pattern? I'd like to get something closer to a driving lamp pattern? Also, when a bulb is behind the projector/ellipsoid lamp, it usually changes the spectrum of how the lamp looks when looking at it(but not change the color thrown out by it). Is this the same way? I kinda hope so because I have 8000K HID fogs and don't like the blue hue of the lamp reflector, but I love the white light it puts down.
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Hey alex323ci im about to get the m-tech II rear bumper. Right now I have stock with a hamann add on. You think it's going to be much higher then what it is now? I love the way your car looks, so clean. I'm also going with the m-tech side skirts. Those are going to be much higher then my hamann ones. But I don't mind. I'll let you know how the fogs are once i get them in.
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Are the bulbs on those 9006 still? wondering how my HID fogs would look in a projector vs in a a halogen projector...
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Are the bulbs on those 9006 still? wondering how my HID fogs would look in a projector vs in a a halogen projector...

NO, they are not, the ones for this housing say 9006 on some ebay listings and some sellers will tell you they are 9006 and fit stock bulbs but that is NOT correct, Otherside and myself have found them to be H3 BULBS. Also if you wish to use HID bulbs you will need to do some mods to keep the bulb in, the rear of the housing is SEALED so the cables dont feed in easilly, and they are built of metal, not plastic.

Here is an example of the pattern (cutoff), This was filmed on a slanted driveway so that you can easilly see the pattern etc, my lighting is meticulously adjusted inch by inch to be at the proper spec for headlight / foglight illumination. As you can see, there is no variation in color, both bulbs are ProLumen 3000k bulbs from Umnitza


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Hey alex323ci im about to get the m-tech II rear bumper. Right now I have stock with a hamann add on. You think it's going to be much higher then what it is now? I'll let you know how the fogs are once i get them in.
The m-tech isn't much(if any) lower than stock. thanks for the kind words.

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NO, they are not, the ones for this housing say 9006 on some ebay listings and some sellers will tell you they are 9006 and fit stock bulbs but that is NOT correct, Otherside and myself have found them to be H3 BULBS. Also if you wish to use HID bulbs you will need to do some mods to keep the bulb in, the rear of the housing is SEALED so the cables dont feed in easilly, and they are built of metal, not plastic.
Wow, so these foglights aren't 9006 bulb style? If that is the case, then my HID kit won't work. I was looking forward to trying these out, but I'm going to have to make sure they have 9006, which is odd because if these are M-tech/M3 replacements, they would need to be 9006.
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The m-tech isn't much(if any) lower than stock. thanks for the kind words.


Wow, so these foglights aren't 9006 bulb style? If that is the case, then my HID kit won't work. I was looking forward to trying these out, but I'm going to have to make sure they have 9006, which is odd because if these are M-tech/M3 replacements, they would need to be 9006.
No, the bulb type doesn't NEED to be anything to fit in a housing that fits into the bumper, they are plug and play to your harness with the wires that are coming from the back of the housing, however the bulb type is H3. They supply a set of H3 bulbs also.

This listing has the bulb type and you can see how the housing is sealed and the wires coming out of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-05...spagenameZWDVW

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No, the bulb type doesn't NEED to be anything to fit in a housing that fits into the bumper, they are plug and play to your harness with the wires that are coming from the back of the housing, however the bulb type is H3. They supply a set of H3 bulbs also.

This listing has the bulb type and you can see how the housing is sealed and the wires coming out of it.
Thanks for the link/picture, much apppreciated. It shows them much better now. As for them being replacement lamps, they aren't truley an M3/Mtech foglamp replacement, but an integrated replacement unit. As BMW never made the H3 pigtail bulb for the E46 M3/Mtech. That's was my point. Replacement to me means I can use the original bulb style and not need to touch any wiring to connect to other wires. I don't see any vent tube and trying to fit the larger/longer 9006 bulb in there at the correct spot/distance looks like it might be very difficult(if even possible)?? What do you think having been around them first hand? Putting a bulb in the incorrect position in an ellipsoid lamp causes poor lighting. They do look very interesting.
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let me ask this again.... if you have a 9006 wiring harness, this is plug and play? please confirm. thanks
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ok I have these as well...let me explain...if you have an HID kit for your 9006 housings all you need to do is change the bulbs to H3...and foget about putting the backing on the projector housing, it is unorthodox and you have to rig it, but who cares, I love them so much more than stock I'll never go back...

I basically have glued the bulbs in by krazygluing the plastic to the metal...then using a rubber piece usually supplied with bulbs to keep the water out....zip tie that part and im done....

its reversible as Ive changed the bulbs after the fact.... the housing IS a direct replacement to your full oem housing...fits perfectly fine

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