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Old 02-19-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Predator Orion Angel Eyes install + review

I've had the ümnitza Predator Chromiums for maybe 2 years and have gone through 2 sets of rings and 2 ballasts, and I also hate the cold weather issues. Recently my driver's side angel eyes quit working. Perhaps I did a bad soldering job, but this time I made sure I would do it cleaner and add additional insulation.

I ordered the 60-LED Orions as soon as I heard about them, and it was a pretty easy upgrade. Instead of using the plugs they provided, I soldered the wires, then shrink wrapped and insulated, then more layers of electrical tape!

Right out of the box, I noticed the LEDs (when off) have a slight yellow tint to them which bothered me. However, after installation, it will no longer be visible.

The one complaint is the wires direct from the rings are too short. The DRL ring leaves enough length, but the HID ring barely makes it out the rear. The multi-level clipping system is awesome! I wanted to re-adjust the depth but felt like I can never remove the clip again, which is a good thing. It was an extremely tight fit while reassembling my headlight casing, which I thought was good too because it meant a more snug fit and less chance for the rings to vibrate. This time around the rings absolutely feels more solid and unlikely to break, unlike the Chromiums.

I've been driving with these new lights for 2 days and I love them. Yes, you can definitely see the individual LEDs if you're up close, but it's still very bright during the day and ridiculously bright at night. The standard color rings have a higher color temperature than my stock 5k HIDs. Looking at the rings at night is pretty much like looking at bright halogen bulbs, it's that bright. The rings also fades nicely on and off with the remote, and they don't flicker like in the videos. I believe the flickering is a camera issue as I tried making a video myself.

So far absolutely no cold weather issues with low 20's to low 40's temperature here in NJ.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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Looks good, I'm about to order these for my car this week.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #3
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The one complaint is the wires direct from the rings are too short. The DRL ring leaves enough length, but the HID ring barely makes it out the rear.
Nice detail and pictures in your review.

From what I've read, those wires are shorter because the manufacturer would like you to place the 2 resistor packs inside the headlight housings to protect them from the elements.
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Am i the only one who received defective and missing parts from Umnitza? I'm really getting tired of waiting for the replacements...





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Old 02-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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I got mine last week, no issues or problems, and they work well. Overall a great product.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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Nice detail and pictures in your review.

From what I've read, those wires are shorter because the manufacturer would like you to place the 2 resistor packs inside the headlight housings to protect them from the elements.
OH REALLY? I never thought about that........... I hate reopening my light housings again!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #7
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Am i the only one who received defective and missing parts from Umnitza? I'm really getting tired of waiting for the replacements...

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Ouch that really sucks, I can't imagine having the lights just sit there and not installing them. I am impatient.
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Ouch that really sucks, I can't imagine having the lights just sit there and not installing them. I am impatient.
Yup and its still not coming in today. Im about ready to call and get my money back.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:01 PM   #9
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Nice pictures....what is that black bar on your license plate?
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Yup and its still not coming in today. Im about ready to call and get my money back.
If you want your money back, no problem. Sorry for the inconvenience, our factory issued so many mea culpas I felt sheepish accepting them

But the good news is your rings will be in your hands with a few days - they are finally en route to us. Sorry for the delay again.

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Why does the 4300K angel eyes cost more than the 6000K on facelift coupe?
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to the OP. How did you turn off your DRLS?
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Many factors from supply and demand, to acquisition costs and many others.
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alex, I have an update for you, the rings you need are shipping to us on Monday afternoon, we will overnight them to you the minute they arrive into our hands.
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But the good news is your rings will be in your hands with a few days - they are finally en route to us. Sorry for the delay again.
Question, has my ring and that black thingy ma bobber that im missing been shipped?
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to the OP. How did you turn off your DRLS?
I had the dealer do it. Rip off. $60 for 30 minute labor to program the DRLs off. but what u gonna do?
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