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Old 02-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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help me pick angle eyes

hey guys i've been looking for angel eyes and i've been searching but i cant make up my mind...should i get led or the ccfl???? what company should i get them from i've been looking at mcarr they look pretty good???and should i get them to turn on the alarm or when i put the corner light on??i wanna make a good choice so u guys tell me whats good and whats not give me some suggestions.....thanks
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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LED - Orion V2 from Umnitza. Brightest out there and no issues that plague the CCFL line.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #3
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LEDs don't have start up/ballast issues and are goddamn bright! scares people shitless when they see 2 mean eyes on der a55! Perfect solution to the slow left lane highway fvcks!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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MyCarr 62 LEDs....LOVE mine. We've been through this a million times....good luck actually picking one after everyone posts their opinions.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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We're currently having an incredible clearance sale of $50 SHIPPED - within the 48 states - for either the MyCarr CCFL angel eyes or the MyCarr 30LED angel eyes!

If you want a set check out the thread or send over a PM:

eas | MYCARR CCFL Angel Eyes - $50 SHIPPED - Pre + Post Facelift
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:13 PM   #6
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LED for sure and find the cheapest. Looks like EAS is going postal on the prices!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:52 PM   #7
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Orion V2 is the best . so damn bright i rarely drive with the bi-xenons on. Just the V2s and HID fogs lol
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The Orion V2s look great, best out there. Go with the V2s.
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orion v2
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Yep Orion V2, you won't regret it.
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I have the Orion V2's from Umnitza (60 LED). I paid the extra for the 4300k, which looks absolutely sick and very OEM looking. It's hard to get a good picture of them...but trust me, they're worth it! Plus Umnitza could possibly be the best people to deal with in my experience. Shipping is lightening fast...and if you have a problem with your kit (Mine happened to have one or two LED's that were on the fritz)...they will send you a replacement right away no questions asked.
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orion V2's 60 led's 6000k im tellin you, you wont be dissappointed...mad easy to install yourself too
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I agree. Orion V2 are engineered very well. So bright! :thumbsup2:
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I placed an order. I installed a kit for ItaliaM3 last night

They were so bright and looked so good that I had to place an order for version two and replace the Chromium lights I had

I also have seen the V1 in person and the V2 is possibly 50% brighter, its that good.
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These are brighter then EAS I saw them side by side in person

But both trump all the old Predator and MYCARR for sure
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I just installed mine. These are bright!

The product is really good quality overall, and the clipping system is great.
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OK, finally got a couple of non-enhanced pics up of my V2's. These are awesome IMO. Definitely turned some heads. Pics don't do them justice.
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i've always knew this was going to be one of the best mods i've done to my car.

orion v2 (60 led) - $140
smoked corners - $50
All eyes on me - Priceless...

This is one of the cheapest mod and it truly only take 45 mins and i am an amateur..
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I installed mine today...they are soooo much brighter than my chromiums! I thought my chromiums looked great until I installed the V2's on one side and compared them. Night and day...pictures do not do them justice. My chromiums looked like they were yellow and barely turned on.
I like the way they are thicker and feel less fragile. Installation was a breeze.
I highly recommend these bad boys!
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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LED - Orion V2 from Umnitza. Brightest out there and no issues that plague the CCFL line.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:56 PM   #9
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LED angel eyes are the way to go.

Holla at me if you're looking into the Orion v2s and my customers can vouch on my customer service. I'm only a few states away from you btw

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Old 02-21-2009, 12:10 AM   #10
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^ Mike has kick ass prices...
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #11
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ok thanks for all the suggestions guys it looks like ill be going with the LED Orion v2s then
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #12
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what are angle eyes?
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #13
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haha I was going to ask that!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:20 AM   #14
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what are angle eyes?
come on ur from O.F u should know this

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haha I was going to ask that!

look at the pics above and look at the lights the round rings that go around the light
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:25 AM   #15
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jesus christ. that E46 is sick

where can I find more pictures?

EDIT: found out its Chris Bergemann's car.

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Old 02-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #16
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Definatly LED's. I got my V2's from Umnitza. Super fast shipping. I couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #17
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I would go with the LEDs if you have the budget. The LEDs are going to be brighter and easier to install, they are also more reliable as they do not use a ballast. We carry the MyCarr kits and have been very happy with their level of quality, fit and ease of installation. We have worked with MyCarr for about 4 years now and the continue to be the best source for angel eyes. Given their experience and the amount of revisions they have done over the years, their current kits are the best iteration of all of the improvements that have come out. As a company that was founded selling angel eye kits, we would be more than happy to help you decide on the correct kit and share our experiences over the years with the various kits that we have personally tested and carried.

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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hit up koha and get the new 80 led. i love mine
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #19
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When you compare Mycarr and Orion, you only need to see 4 pictures to make up your mind:
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Happened to mine. I DID have MyCarr 62LED angel eyes and over time, the heat emitted from my Bimmian Xenesis bulbs gradually melt the Angel Eye's backing. With time, that causes heat to penetrate to the circuit board, damaging the LEDs. The LEDS eventually short circuit and create more heat, damaging themselves and in the process, your AEs are then obviously damaged.

I've changed to Predator Orion V2 and I must honestly and truthly say that these are a much better product. I didn't believe it at first, but overal the build and design is much better. Resistors are located separately on a little black board to reduce heat accumulation on the actual AE ring themselves. This has a benefit of ensuring that the only heat accumulation the rings get are from the headlights. Also the backing is made from a tougher clear plastic than your average MyCarr AEs. The MyCarr AEs are made from a plastic that looks rather 'impure' and the backing looks like weak, both of which are more prone to melting.
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I had problems because I either i) put the AEs too close to my bulbs or ii) the backing on the MyCarr brand is sh*thouse. I just bought a set of Orion V2 and I can tell you now, the backing on the Predator Orions are much more reliable. Nevertheless, I've had experience with CCFL ones and they're aren't bad. Never had any problems.
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:nono Sorry Pswirley, you've got it wrong this time. There's no photoshopping going on with these photos. I know what I saw when the two were compared side-by-side. I was there (that's me in the car!). The Umnitza Orion V2s (left) were undoubtedly brighter and better than the others (right). No question whatsoever. If you'll notice, the shadow on the ground to the left of the car indicates that the sun was shining from the right, which would illuminate the right half of the hood more than the left.

To everyone else: I'd watch out for users who post comments off the cuff, perhaps deceptive or slanderous, without knowing what they're talking about.

In my long quest to find the best angel eyes, I will search no further after installing the Umnitza Orion V2s. They are awesome. I've compared the V2s with competitive products both in, and out, of the car, and I can vouch for the superior quality of the V2s.

When it comes to angel eyes, look no further than Umnitza's Orion V2s.

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Just placed an order these guys rock v2 all the way
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