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miafori
01-21-2004, 04:26 PM
My E30 is '87, it has euro style H1 parabolic headlights.
I am trying to install E39 stock Hella HID projectors. What do you think about its appearance? I consider to paint the reflector to black. Like smoke Hella. The low beams have clear glass. Should I change the high beams to clear glass or leave them same. What is your opinion?

djcontra
01-21-2004, 05:02 PM
Looks like a good retro-fit. I would see if there is a glass or lexan cover to put over the projector unit though....just to give it come protection.

miafori
01-21-2004, 08:11 PM
yes, there is a cover. It is clear plexiglass (may be called acrylic). Also I will install angel eye rings. I will liken to this.
http://www.mts-carstyling.de/Data/BMW%20Section/images/b0430.jpg

djcontra
01-22-2004, 06:35 AM
Ah sweet, it should turn out really well then!
You might have a bit of a problem aiming the lights, but after you fiddle with that and lock it down, you shouldn't have to ever touch it again.

aaron_silva
01-22-2004, 03:57 PM
The lights are not parabolic...they are elipsoidal.

That is why they are called elipsoids.:)

blacknblue-e30
01-22-2004, 08:15 PM
Wow that would look money$$$$$$, does it cost money$$$$$??
lol

BladeRunner
01-24-2004, 02:01 AM
What about wiring. Do you know of any changes need yet? I'm asking because lately I've been thinking of doing the same thing since my school is right across from a salvage yard....

BladeRunner
02-17-2004, 03:30 AM
replies please

miafori
02-17-2004, 04:09 PM
I haven't finished yet, still have indecision about the lights, smoke type or clear type...

The wiring is easy, Xenon device is connected in series like an ordinary bulb... No any modification required...

BimmerKris
02-18-2004, 03:02 AM
I'm set on the fact that h4's look the best. The projectors look kinda goofy in the day time, but the H4's look stock at day and sweet at night

BMW_M52_M20
02-18-2004, 05:02 PM
totally agree with the H4's..........very bright!
Jay

lvan
02-18-2004, 05:07 PM
anyone have a image of H4? I just wanna see it.

BladeRunner
02-19-2004, 12:45 AM
yeah an image would be nice.

miafori
02-27-2004, 04:32 PM
this is my first project

miafori
02-27-2004, 04:34 PM
and this is final... uhh! it is not easy work. I mounted the headlight and will connect Xenon harness soon.

BladeRunner
02-29-2004, 05:00 AM
cool

beammer12000
03-05-2004, 03:10 AM
where can i pick up the angel eye for my e30

BladeRunner
03-05-2004, 04:17 AM
Nickieplace or that other one either way it has been report a COUNTLESS number of times that these kits are all rip offs. I think Hella makes a kit, anyone know about this. Lastly to me they don't look good on an e30 unless theres a bodykit or some sporty spoiler.

miafori
04-18-2004, 08:47 PM
This is the result:
http://autolighting.geceucusu.com/mods/hidproject/hidproject2-5.jpg
http://autolighting.geceucusu.com/mods/hidproject/hidproject2-6.jpg
http://autolighting.geceucusu.com/mods/hidproject/hidproject2comp3.jpg

djcontra
04-18-2004, 08:52 PM
Wow, I'm very very impressed! I think your hid ellipsoids look even better than OEM ones for the e30, and to top it off, they have angel eyes too! You're going to make a lot of people jealous on this board, that's for sure! *th-up*

Understated
04-18-2004, 09:30 PM
NICE!

qimis
04-19-2004, 12:30 AM
*th-up* nice !
windsor318is, you might wanna consider this one :)

miafori: was it hard to take off the lens from the headlight ?

bmwm5lover
04-19-2004, 12:32 AM
Looks real good man!

MikesJo
04-19-2004, 11:26 AM
Holy crap! Is the output of that better than the euro ellips w/ xenon's? SHIET.

Kid
04-19-2004, 07:27 PM
I didn't think they would look that good mounted, BUT DAMN!!! I want them

LP_E30PWR
04-19-2004, 08:00 PM
nice lights how much do they cost

the make your car look like a new model

when you see one you always think it's a new one

miafori
04-19-2004, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by qimis
miafori: was it hard to take off the lens from the headlight ?
Infact one of the low beam lenses had cracked and the other had a water problem in the past, I am sure that taking off the lenses are very hard so I broke them and installed handmade clear plastic lens (not glass)...


Originally posted by LP_E30PWR
nice lights how much do they cost

Installation cost might be vary in all conditions. To find smoke Hella in my country is not easy, so I decided to convert from parabolic to elipsoidal type at the same time xenon + angel eyes. Most of the parts are used, so this cost may be different at your location. I spent about $500 totally.

Spaz
04-20-2004, 01:53 AM
so what parts do you need to acquire to complete this converison?

SebSter
04-20-2004, 02:03 AM
i gotta say that looks amazing, so you just took e39 lights out of the casing and used those? seems like a good project i love the turnout.. too bad getting the e39 lights would probably be just as expensive as actually buying euro ellipsoids

miafori
04-20-2004, 09:57 AM
I used OEM Xenon type E46 projector + Hella balasts + Philips bulbs. For elipsoidal lights E39 projector is reasonable but for parabolic type ( I think people call sealed beams) E46 projector is essential. There is size difference. I wrote the cost in US Dollars, not Canadian. yea, here is the details

attention: there is lots of labour that can not be seen in pictures :) not an easy job.
http://autolighting.geceucusu.com/mods/hidproject/hidproject2-1.jpg

Spaz
04-21-2004, 08:49 AM
so what your saying is that all i need is e39 headlamps? they where made with xenon or hid from the factory?