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Old 12-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Help With HIDs for Facelift Coupe

I did a search but wasnt able to find exactly what i was looking for and it made me more confused. I have a 2005 330ci zhp with projector halogen h7 headlights (whatever is stock) and want to upgrade to an HID kit but i dont want it to be blue or purple just pure white with a hint of blue. My new orion v2 angel eyes are 6000k so a 5500k hid kit would be perfect. If any sponsors or anyone can just post a link to the hid kit i would need to buy that would be great.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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if you get a 6K kit for HIDs, it will actually look more white than the angel eyes (6K) so they will match better than having pure white HIDs (4300K)
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
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since you have projectors also, the 4300K kit is gud as it is white and with a slight hint of blue, your projectors will shine blueish at certain angles.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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just go with 6000k. since you bought the angels from umnitza, give them a call for their 6000k HID kit as well.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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for zhp what type of headlights is stock? I want to upgrade to something a bit sportier. Dont know much about lights....tx
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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go with 6000k or 8000k
6000k is probably what you are looking for however 8000k will probably match better.... even tho the LED's are "6000k" i would say they are more like an 8000k color.... maybe even 7 to be exact.

My Orions (same as yours) are noticeably bluer than my 6000k fog lights, and 6000k fogs look a little more blue in an m3 fog light housing than stock (don't ask me why, but when i changed front bumpers the m3 fog lights were definitely more blue)

i have 4300k stock OEM xenons, and they look yellow compared to my angel eyes
whether you go 6000k or 8000k, can't go wrong with either
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:40 PM   #7
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for zhp what type of headlights is stock? I want to upgrade to something a bit sportier. Dont know much about lights....tx
lol, how can you have sportier headlights? you have the best one offered by bmw. OEM bi-xenon headlights. do you want halogens or something?
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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Well, i was thinking about d2s from jlevi. Not sure they are any better than my bixenon.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:38 PM   #9
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I did a search but wasnt able to find exactly what i was looking for and it made me more confused. I have a 2005 330ci zhp with projector halogen h7 headlights (whatever is stock) and want to upgrade to an HID kit but i dont want it to be blue or purple just pure white with a hint of blue. My new orion v2 angel eyes are 6000k so a 5500k hid kit would be perfect. If any sponsors or anyone can just post a link to the hid kit i would need to buy that would be great.
thanks mike
WARNING WARNING you will run into problems with the highbeams. I just did this to my ZHP facelift coupe and when I flashed the car for xenons get my HID kit to work correctly my highbeams no longer functioned.

When installing either
1) make your own resistor set up (some diys on the forum but they are pretty complicated)

2) buy the European Auto Source set which I just ordered. Truth is they haven't arrived and I have to flash my car back to halogens when I install them so will report back and tell you how it worked
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for zhp what type of headlights is stock? I want to upgrade to something a bit sportier. Dont know much about lights....tx
Halogens were stock. However check the front of your car. If the rings around the projectors say "dynamic xenons" then you already have the best of the best (trust me OEM is way better than the kits). If you dont then an HID kit might be a good option because retrofitting the bi-xenon OEM lights is prohibitively expensive for most (and considering your car already has projectors stock involves less installation work).

Also as I said above if you do install a non-oem HID kit flashing the car for xenons doesn't work as it should (your highbeams wont work because the kits wont give you bi-xenon functionality). The only solution is to either build you own capacitor/resistor set-up or buy the one from EAS (which I will test soon and report back on as soon as I receive them and find and indy shop that does flashing cheaper than the dealers).

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Old 02-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #11
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Well, i was thinking about d2s from jlevi. Not sure they are any better than my bixenon.
lol they are just the bulbs. you already have factory xenons. heck, just go buy some p46s for yoru car and sell me your headlights. i'll take it.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:25 PM   #12
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on, it's halogens standard and xenons as an option. there is no universal stock headlight set. so if you got xenons from the factory, that would mean it's stock.

plus he has xenons. iirc from working on his headlights
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