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Old 03-20-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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E46 Coupe LCI Angel Eyes

I've found plenty of options for angel eyes for the E46 coupe LCI, but none of which I like.

I'm not a huge fan of the completely round angel eyes, as seen here:



I'm looking for angel eyes that more mimic the E46 non-coupe angel eyes out on the market:



Or like the E92:



I really like how they cut off near the top like that.

Are there any angel eyes out there for the E46 facelift coupe that are like that? I haven't had any luck at all. All the ones I have seen are just full circles.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Since you have completely round and pronounced shrouds the angel eyes fit to be complete around them. You could try and retrofit a pair of preface AEs but it wouldnt look right.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
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I guess you can get LED ones and pull out the top individual LED bulbs, dunno if that'll work...
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Your headlights are completely round in design, so they're all going to be completely round. This is simple geometry.
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Your headlights are completely round in design, so they're all going to be completely round. This is simple geometry.
Yeah, but I'm hoping to find some in which they stop the lit-up portion near the top. I've seen them in some after-market LCI headlights, but I don't want to replace my OEMs since I like the adaptive xenons a lot.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:10 AM   #6
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That would look horrible because on the Facelifts, you can see the entire ring. The reason why it works for the other cars is because they have one flat side to it.

If you did that, it would look incomplete and you'd have "U" shapes...
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I really don't think it would look right. It works on the prefacelifts and the sedans, because the section that would complete the ring is kinda covered by the hood anyway
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These ones by rdash I really like. Anyone have experience with them?
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I used to sell angel eyes and my supplier was rdash. They work just fine...but I believe they're still using CCFL technology, which is dated.
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Yep, the CCFL ones have a notch at the top. I still have a set in a box in my basement somewhere. I actually preferred that look to LED.
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