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Old 02-26-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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Post headlight diference, two door vs four door

Hi, i have this 2001 e46 with non projector headlights



Thinking about upgrading them but i'm unsure if i can use the two door version ones, i love those rounded edges instead of my current straight lines



Can anyone help ?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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Not the same.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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I don't know what "version" that is, but it's not from an E46.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:10 PM   #4
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It's for the cabrio or two door version sellers say
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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i've seen them around

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No idea what cvx is talking about, they're most certainly e46 lights, coupe pre-facelift to be exact, but they're not gonna fit your sedan. Buy a coupe or deal with the fact you have a sedan, they don't fit.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:19 PM   #7
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In that case i'll be dealing with the fact i have a sedan no biggie i guess

thanks!
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No idea what cvx is talking about, they're most certainly e46 lights, coupe pre-facelift to be exact, but they're not gonna fit your sedan. Buy a coupe or deal with the fact you have a sedan, they don't fit.
^This. The lights in question are definitely e46 lights.
However they will not fit your sedan.
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The lights that you posted that you want are cheap ones, don't bother getting them

You can either get OEM projector headlights, cut those halogen ones up to put in much better projectors or click projector retrofit in my sig
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Listen to Jake's suggestions. Me and a bunch of other people have retrofitted HID projectors and the results are astonishing.
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Thinking about upgrading them but i'm unsure if i can use the two door version ones, i love those rounded edges instead of my current straight lines
IMO the sedan headlights flow better with the hood lines.
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Coupe headlights and facelift sedan headlights will not fit a pre-facelift sedan, period. I suggest you get some smoked corners if you want a smoother looking transition from the headlight lens, and forget about installing any cheap aftermarket headlight assemblies. As Solidjake suggested, you'll be much happier with a projector retrofit into your existing OE headlight assembles.
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