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Old 08-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on HID Kit?

Hey guys! I just got myself some Orion v2... And now trying to figure out a decent HID Kit for my 325i 2002. Do you guys have any recommendations on brand or where to buy? I was looking at the ones on eBay... But they look kind of fishy... Let me know!
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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I hope you are going HID with projectors.
If just HIDs, dont do it.

There is a good thread in lightning section for DIY xenon conversion from halogens. Read up on that thread and you will see good recommendations.

I personally went with DDMtuning slim digital ballast kit with their 6000k D2S bulbs. It might be the same as ebay quality but DDM has been around for sometime and lifetime warranty does sound good.
If it goes bad, I am not for a better quality bulbs though.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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Don't get HID if you have halogens...
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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I might sound silly, but by halogen, you mean the stock bulbs right? Why not change them to HID? Is there any other way to at least make them look white and not ugly yellow?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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This is Halogen


this is Xenon
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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You can do the following
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Put it this way. If you're not spending at least $1,000, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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Put it this way. If you're not spending at least $1,000, you're doing it wrong.

Dont scare him mango.
Sometimes there are good deals, you just got to wait.
I got my OE bixenon projectors and bowls for cheaper than the DDM HID kit from a member here

Eventually I will upgrade to OEM ballasts as well after all the maintenance is done, but for now DDM kit is doing fine. Paying $50 for halogen bulbs didnt make any sense to me when one of the bulbs went out. So I just upgraded it to xenons as I had the bixenon setup ready to go into the housings and the HID kit was about $20 more than the halogen bulbs.

But, OP to do it right you will have to shell out some money; at least $400 or wait for a deal.
And again please don't put just HIDs in your housing without projectors.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:10 AM   #10
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Thank you guys for your replies! Are there any other alternatives... cheaper ones? I am not really looking to get brighter... As long as the color of light is not yellow, but white, to match my angel's eyes.
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You need to know the color temperature of the angel eyes you have and buy the same temperature HID bulbs. The halogen bulbs with said temperatures mean nothing in reality.
Thats the only thing I can say to you for matching colors.
Also, again, if you are planning HID then use projectors else you will be blinding oncoming traffic. Very unsafe.

You can go for p46 that come with angel eyes, projectors and everything you need. That is not a good set but you are only worried about the color so...
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You need to know the color temperature of the angel eyes you have and buy the same temperature HID bulbs. The halogen bulbs with said temperatures mean nothing in reality.
Thats the only thing I can say to you for matching colors.
Also, again, if you are planning HID then use projectors else you will be blinding oncoming traffic. Very unsafe.

You can go for p46 that come with angel eyes, projectors and everything you need. That is not a good set but you are only worried about the color so...
My angel eyes are 6000. What is p46? Could you please explain a little more on that?
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:59 AM   #13
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My angel eyes are 6000. What is p46? Could you please explain a little more on that?
Then, Go with any 6000k hid bulbs. For ballasts, go with 35watts. Projectors H1 morimotos are good.

p46's are replica headlights. It comes as a unit with projectors, HID kit and angel eyes.
I'd rather do a retrofit than buying p46s though. Costs less and much better performance.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #14
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H1 miromotos are awesome. Here's a link to the product page: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3181 . If you don't care about brightness you can skip the HID route and find halogen bulbs that aren't as "yellowish" as stock halogen bulbs.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:19 AM   #15
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Put it this way. If you're not spending at least $1,000, you're doing it wrong.
On a kit... maybe this is true.

However it is completely possible to get a cheap HID kit for ~100 bucks and order a projector separately for ~100 bucks and make it work.

Its not going to look as pretty up close but its doable, but yeah HID on your low beams without a projector is A) going to blind people whenever you drive up a hill and B) in some places is going to cause you to fail inspection.

On fog lights you can get away with it, sometimes even on high beams but not on your low beams.
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What do you think of the DEPO brand projector and angel eye units are they any good, I'm thinking of going from Halogens to HID's but my headlights are ZKW's without projectors, is the retrofit the best route i.e, HID kit and projector and halos ?
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What do you think of the DEPO brand projector and angel eye units are they any good, I'm thinking of going from Halogens to HID's but my headlights are ZKW's without projectors, is the retrofit the best route i.e, HID kit and projector and halos ?
depo projector or P46 as the are known are a piece of crap. your best bet is either to buy some used xenon headlights, or better yet retrofit them (more work, but better results, depending on the projectors used).
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