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BoostedMX
10-03-2008, 01:21 PM
What do you guys think of these? Or are they just a POS? I mean rings alone cost 99.00 the cheapest I've seen plus shipping. These full headlights with rings are 129.00 (please don't worry about shipping, I would be getting them shipped to my uncles in the states)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-BMW-E39-525i-528i-540i-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-BLACK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c39Q3 a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q 2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem220287882706QQitemZ2202878827 06

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-BMW-E39-HALO-528I-530I-540I-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c 39Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3 286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem110295613769QQitemZ110295 613769

Dado 540
10-03-2008, 03:33 PM
The first one looks amazing, makes me wanna get a pair, but $129 seems to good to be true! But they do look wicked.

Stay away from the second set, just a personal choice. I hate the chrome backing especially on the BMWs. I have seen some and it just makes the car look cheap.

Gamite
10-03-2008, 04:04 PM
First ones look descent, look exactly like OEM. Second ones look like crap

e46it
10-03-2008, 04:35 PM
^ +1

Qube
10-03-2008, 05:44 PM
First one looks nice. It will be a big facelift. The rings look LED lit. I doubt it will be as bright as it seems in the pic. The projector lens looks funny. Cheap though, even with $50 shipping.

If I wasn't in a facelift model, I'd try it.

BoostedMX
10-03-2008, 07:56 PM
what do you mean by "facelift"

Qube
10-03-2008, 08:22 PM
...For the 2001 model year, BMW updated the E39 with newer, clear-lens tail, side marker, and headlights which first displayed the now-popular "angel eyes." Rear tail lights were changed to LEDs (Hella, the OEM, refers to these lights as "CELIS"), while the side and rear turn signals were changed from amber lenses to clear. The black trim was now painted to match the body color, and the front bumper now featured rounded fog lights. Internally many changes were made to electronics; items such as window regulators and the air conditioning were updated. The 528i was replaced by the 530i which had a new 168 kW (225 hp) M54B30 3.0 L inline-6. A new entry-level 525i was introduced featuring a 137 kW (184 hp) M54B25 2.5 L I6 and a slightly lower price. The available navigation system was changed to a wide screen version.

Bhead
10-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Change projector lens would give you better output.

BoostedMX
10-04-2008, 11:56 PM
Change projector lens would give you better output.


Just the lens? Well, what does everyone think about just switching the factory 4300K and getting a 8000K bulb? DS2 of course.

Dado 540
10-05-2008, 02:48 PM
Boosted when do you plan on getting these?

Bhead
10-05-2008, 11:33 PM
Just the lens? Well, what does everyone think about just switching the factory 4300K and getting a 8000K bulb? DS2 of course.

It will give you more ricer look~:D
Stay with 4300K, or upgrade your ballast to 55W.

BoostedMX
10-06-2008, 01:28 AM
It will give you more ricer look~:D
Stay with 4300K, or upgrade your ballast to 55W.

Why? Because it will give out a lot of blue?

Boosted when do you plan on getting these?

Getting what? The bulbs or the entire headlights?

Bhead
10-07-2008, 03:09 AM
Why? Because it will give out a lot of blue?

Colored headlight will only for show and reduce the output a lot. Do whatever you like, lol.

Dado 540
10-07-2008, 04:11 AM
When do you plan on getting the entire headlights

europrince
10-08-2008, 11:20 AM
First ones look descent, look exactly like OEM. Second ones look like crap

*th-up*

BoostedMX
10-08-2008, 02:14 PM
Colored headlight will only for show and reduce the output a lot. Do whatever you like, lol.


Everyone knows (or should) know that the higher 'K" you go the less visibility you get. However, getting anything from 3K up to 8K is perfectly fine. It's start to get stupid at 10K+ for visibility.

If you think otherwise, then get into a car with 8K the visibility is amazing same goes for 6K.

Bhead
10-12-2008, 05:23 PM
If you think otherwise, then get into a car with 8K the visibility is amazing same goes for 6K.

That's funny. No offence, but plz do some research before post.

Trouble65
10-13-2008, 10:07 AM
Everyone knows (or should) know that the higher 'K" you go the less visibility you get. However, getting anything from 3K up to 8K is perfectly fine. It's start to get stupid at 10K+ for visibility.

If you think otherwise, then get into a car with 8K the visibility is amazing same goes for 6K.

My visability with 10K is just fine.
The only problem I have is they produce so much heat. The problem now is my lenses are melting and turning yellow.

Gamite
10-15-2008, 10:02 PM
HID's run cooler than hallogen. (35W vs 55W) If your lenses are melting, then there's something wrong with the lenses.


4300K ~ 4000 Lumens
6000K ~ 3200 Lumens
8000K ~ 2800 Lumens
10000K ~ 2400 Lumens

Hallogen ~1200 Lumens

speedemn
10-21-2008, 01:42 PM
What do you guys think of these? Or are they just a POS? I mean rings alone cost 99.00 the cheapest I've seen plus shipping. These full headlights with rings are 129.00 (please don't worry about shipping, I would be getting them shipped to my uncles in the states)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-BMW-E39-525i-528i-540i-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-BLACK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c39Q3 a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q 2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem220287882706QQitemZ2202878827 06

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-BMW-E39-HALO-528I-530I-540I-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c 39Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3 286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem110295613769QQitemZ110295 613769

Before you get too excited about the first link, here is a thread about the exact same headlight housings that I posted on another forum and asked for opinions.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1090060

Again - these are opinions but hope this helps.

BoostedMX
10-22-2008, 01:09 AM
That's funny. No offence, but plz do some research before post.


Great reply! :rolleyes:

chromius
10-22-2008, 11:59 AM
I wouldn't buy those lights if I were you. That first set looks like the X3racing lights that lots of people on BF.C had problems with. Most notably not being able to see at night, and the adjusters breaking after first use. Oh and one guy's lit on fire while he was driving :D. You get what you pay for.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=921457&highlight=x3racing+headlights