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Old 09-06-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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HID foglamps...installed...1 pic..??!$#@^%

i have mixed feelings, although i havent seen it during night-time yet, there is a lot of glare. im afraid people are going to get verry mad... also i bought them from a member of E46 that said they were 5000k. I thought they would match my 4300k stock hids but nope, oh well.

So what should i do? keep it or install those projector foglamps everyone has been buying... and get 4300k H3 or H1 bulbs that fit into that projector foglamp that some members have. and also for those who have the projectors and installed HID, i heard it is hard to remove the stock bulb...exactly WHAT DID YOU DO?

thanks for reading and please tell me your opinons!

1.keep it as is
2.get 9006 4300k to match
3.Buy projectors and H1/H3 bulbs

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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well, here are the pics!
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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are you sure those are 5000k? it looks more like 6000k to me. doesn't look too bad in those pics
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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well, here are the pics!
Dude what the hell are you complaining about that looks sick.

And I'm telling you if you get everything that matches it looks monotonous and the lights just eat eachother up... ends up looking like one big blob of 4300k or 6000k.
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a better look.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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well...i have 4 different colors in the front, its kinda wierd
yellow turn signals, 6000k Chromiums, 4300k stock HID, 5000k fogs...not cool
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i would have been cooler about it if the fogs were more yellow cause that made sense, this is just random! lol
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:55 PM   #8
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a better look.
Yeah i can see what you're saying about pissing people off with that high-intensity glare...

But as for color... You are only 1700k off... and like I said... it will distinguish your fogs from your lamps.

Those chromiums are OEM 4300k or 6000k?
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well...i have 4 different colors in the front, its kinda wierd
yellow turn signals, 6000k Chromiums, 4300k stock HID, 5000k fogs...not cool
I really suggest you change the turn signals to JLeviSW's LED signals (if white is legal in your state)... they make a boatload of difference.

http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/pr...af0a059c6a6239

Works in the rear too... LED sidemarkers are good too


Now those fogs definately don't look like 5000k... that output looks like 6000k to me. Are you positive they are 5k?
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well i bought them from a member just today so im not 100% sure.
also i like the way the turn signals are, i have no idea why though
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:14 PM   #11
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Well to me they look 6000k... and I don't see "5000k" too often on HIDs and shi'.

Honestly my opinion is leave them alone.

But if it truly bothers you get some 4300k fogs. It doesn't bother me, and if I was infront of you on the highway and you had those things flaring in my eye-socket I wouldn't get annoyed (that's just because I have mad respect for bimmers
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LOL ok well i'll leave them for a week or so since you say it isnt bad
do you think cops will get pissed if i only have fogs on? (main point so that its bright enough AND everyone can see the angel eyes)
muahaha!
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:23 PM   #13
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i think ur fine leave it as is
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LOL ok well i'll leave them for a week or so since you say it isnt bad
do you think cops will get pissed if i only have fogs on? (main point so that its bright enough AND everyone can see the angel eyes)
muahaha!
Driving with fogs on all the time isn't against the law in most states or my country (especially in Canada because the weather in the winter is just unholy).

Cops do not care about the intensity of light so much as the color for some reason, unless you are driving around with your high-beams on. 9006 bulbs can't operate at the lumens of H7s. Remember, do not stand in a garage and think your lights are too bright when you put them on... you're in a GARAGE... a closed area where light bounces like mad. On the open road they will not seem that bright.
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o. i didnt realize that! thanks for the insight!
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Keep it, they look awesome! Projectors might help enhance the look and light output a bit more.
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Is there a way I can get that look without HIDs?

I have P46s at 6000k and i want my fogs to match but i dont want to spend a butload cause i rarely have my fogs on, i just want them to match so when i do have em on.
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i think predator Xenix or whatever are 6000k?... Jlevi and Umnitza sell them.
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oh wait nvm.
i suggest trying..PIAA Super Plasma GTX and Nokya Artic White for a cheaper, not as good alternative to piaa
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WOW guys! i was at an empty parking lot and came outside to look...
for some reason they matched the 6000k CHROMIUMS Perfect!
it looks sooo sick and its bright enough to not use low-beams at night..
i really like them!
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