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Old 12-25-2014, 08:38 PM   #81
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:22 PM   #82
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:23 PM   #83
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:28 PM   #84
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I'm still getting used to this, but I'm really interested in your setup, anyway you could help me out?!
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What lights you have in your car now?
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:17 PM   #86
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Stock, haha. I just got it. It's a 2001 330i. I've been looking around and have heard great reviews on morimoto's products. (http://www.theretrofitsource.com) I see you used DDM, what is the reason for choosing them over others? Just trying to make sure to buy the best quality stuff the first time !
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #87
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The DDM is from a long time ago. I do not use their junk

You have xenon or halogen lights? You can use my vid to help you determine that

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:34 PM   #88
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Ok, I would suggest the following


- Do the projector retrofit (get Morimoto H1 mini projectors, E46 shrouds, centric rings, Morimoto 35 watt ballasts and 5000k bulbs)

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=morimoto

- Get new headlight lenses ( http://www.khoalty.com/headlight-lens-replacement.html

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:48 AM   #90
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Wow, speechless right now, thank you SO much! You definitely saved me a lot of time and researching!
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No problem man, enjoy your new lights! I would buy the new lenses asap and get them in. The entire front of the car will look new and even the halogen lights will provide more output.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:38 PM   #92
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:22 PM   #94
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First, thank you for all of your contribution to the forum. Much respect.

Since this thread has developed over the years, I wanted to clarify a few things before making any purchases and hoping to get some advice from you. I love what you have going on the above photo. I currently have a stock xenon and am going with your suggested Osram CBI and Osram px26d. I imagine a clear lens is in order? Any current suggestions? Am i missing anything else? upgraded ballasts?
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:15 AM   #96
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Skaper, thank you

I don't recall if the headlights that you have take the ZKW clear lenses due to the possible smaller size (might be 2.5" over 3" so I would measure them first to see what they are) If they are 3" then get the ZKW clear lenses. They will give you the nice crisp and colorful cutoff after some minor spacing adjustments with the washers. If the lens that you have is smaller then I'm not sure what you need to get. I would ask the guys on hidplanet and see what they say.

The ballast is not necessary to change unless you are having issues with them. But for when the time comes I would buy the Denso ballasts and pot them before installation.
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Cheers! I'll post up photos when complete. Super stoked for this!
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I just changed my foglights (facelift) to 6000k LED ones. The output is not crazy on them but I just wanted to match the angel eyes. I'll take pics of her tonight or tomorrow.

I am going crazy with my passenger headlight. I still got my CBIs in there, love them. But the light decides to flicker once in a while. I changed igniter and the ballasts (yesterday) and it still does it. I even sent the CBIs a while back to TheRetrofitSource to see if maybe they were faulty and they had no problems with the bulbs. I guess I shall check for a loose connection somewhere.
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jkid, let us know what the issue was. Which bulbs did you buy for the fog lights?
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jkid, let us know what the issue was. Which bulbs did you buy for the fog lights?
Honestly I have zero clue what the issue might be. The thing is, it's not a steady flickering, its just sometimes when I might brake hard, or when the road is bumpy. I have changed the ballasts, the igniter in that side, even checked the tail lights for the ground issue (it was already fixed). Last thing to do is get some Philips 85122+ or Morimoto's XBs. I am really starting to think I have the first bad CBI bulb

The bulbs were given to me from a buddy who didn't want them because he wanted yellow ones. He said he got it from superbrightled and after a quick search they are the 28SMD DRL bulbs. I keep forgetting to take photos. Tomorrow I shall do have some.
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