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Old 08-21-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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adaptive headlights vs angel eyes

hey guys, this question might be more geared to people who have done multiple angel eye installs. i have the adaptive xenons (auto adjust). i know when you install the angel eyes you need to make sure you provide enough clearance for the projector housing to move. but on the off chance that there is not enough room what is the outcome? will the adjusting break the led ring or will the projector not adjust if it feels pressure, etc?

the reason i ask is because i installed one of my headlights with the angel eyes. fitment was fine until i put the beauty trim back on. i didn't realize until the headlight was reinstalled that the trim shifted the ring part way onto the xenon. it started raining here so i can't do anything else today i had to move my car when it started to rain before i saw the shift

obviously i'm not going to start the car again until i dremel the trim and re adjust the ring. but i want to be prepared for worst case scenario if i caused damage.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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What angel eyes do you have? I had this problem on my sedan, I changed
angel eyes kits to remedy the problem. I got an Orion V2 kit from
Umnitza...didn't need to dremel the trim etc.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:36 PM   #3
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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What angel eyes do you have? I had this problem on my sedan, I changed
angel eyes kits to remedy the problem. I got an Orion V2 kit from
Umnitza...didn't need to dremel the trim etc.
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if this is a solution to the clearance issue, what is the difference between rings? are they a smaller diameter or is the clipping set up that much different?

also umnitza as an angel eye sponsor, i'm sure you have seen plenty of installs for your kit as well as others. is it possible to break the adaptive headlight system? its pouring here still (thanks hurricane bill) so i haven't been able to run any tests.
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are you sure you clipped them in right? try pushing it farther in.

the result is often times, rings will not stay on correctly. the shroud will become scratched. and in rare cases the ring breaks. i haven't seen/heard and issues of the auto-leveling breaking
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do you have adaptive headlights that move from side to side, or auto leveling that moves up and down? I have auto leveling and I had to dremel my trim because it was hitting when it moved. I have umnitza predator chromiums
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if this is a solution to the clearance issue, what is the difference between rings? are they a smaller diameter or is the clipping set up that much different?

also umnitza as an angel eye sponsor, i'm sure you have seen plenty of installs for your kit as well as others. is it possible to break the adaptive headlight system? its pouring here still (thanks hurricane bill) so i haven't been able to run any tests.
Our Orion v2 kit does not hit anything as long as it's properly installed and it works better on the cars than any of the previous kits we sold.

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do you have adaptive headlights that move from side to side, or auto leveling that moves up and down? I have auto leveling and I had to dremel my trim because it was hitting when it moved. I have umnitza predator chromiums
true, on some applications you had to do this, with Orion v2, you don't any more.
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do you have adaptive headlights that move from side to side, or auto leveling that moves up and down? I have auto leveling and I had to dremel my trim because it was hitting when it moved. I have umnitza predator chromiums
i have both for the facelifted coupe. but that won't help you as the projector for our cars is behind the headlight trim/bezel.

for your cars, you guys only have auto-leveling, and because you have the predator chromiums, that's why it's hitting it. this is a documented fault of those ccfl angels. and that's what these LED angel eye vendors sought to over come with their new designs.
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