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felixthecat
04-19-2004, 11:35 AM
ive had all three of these kinds of lighting in my car,and ive found the sealed beams to actually be the best..there the toughest,best lighting patern,and also the cheapest to replace...although i think the elipsoids are the best looking..just wondering what everybody else prefers???*wave*

Jon@Bimmersport
04-19-2004, 01:07 PM
u forgot smoked ellipsoids..which id vote for

Gamite
04-19-2004, 01:45 PM
elipsoids are the best in terms of output and beam pattern hands down.

Kid
04-19-2004, 07:23 PM
... And elipsoids look sweet, hands down the best looking light for the E30

T.Dot_E30
04-20-2004, 02:27 AM
my only complaint is the elipsoids, aren't bright enough for me...but an HID kit would fix that up good....

Mystikal
04-20-2004, 02:29 AM
No, the US ellipsoids suck. The Euro ones are excellent. Hella H4's also have a very similar beam pattern and range though.

Sealed beams? Dan, put down the crack pipe.

ZiMMie
04-20-2004, 03:01 AM
sealed beam *th-up* I miss my car :(

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=159851

felixthecat
04-20-2004, 05:39 AM
im tellin ya man...i know it sounds crazy,but ive had them all..sealed beams all the way now...i just had a choice with my new 325,keep the sealed beams or put the elipsoids from the 318 in it..lined both sets up 20 ft back from my garage..the sealed beams are just shined better..the h4's are good but they crack sooooooo easy..

lvan
04-20-2004, 06:02 AM
I really dont know but to me late model E30 have kinda bigger light housing....It seems that 84-85 year have kinda small housing for headlighs....Kinda confused about that .....
O r is it face lift on 89 and up....

felixthecat
04-20-2004, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by lvan
I really dont know but to me late model E30 have kinda bigger light housing....It seems that 84-85 year have kinda small housing for headlighs....Kinda confused about that .....
O r is it face lift on 89 and up.... all the different headlights will fit in any e30..and more types to i think...e21 for sure...

6piston
04-20-2004, 07:21 AM
Ellipsoids definately.

or ellipsoids with xenons. :)

lvan
04-20-2004, 11:09 PM
Go with sealed beams.......Well not all off us get have cash for euros...... those american elip kinda light poor.....