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T.Dot_E30 11-21-2012 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR (Post 1589657)
Well I can officially say that depo headlights for the E36 are the worst thing I have ever experienced. Both lights broke while trying to clop in the DEPO corner lights and after closer inspection I see now that it's the actual molding pushing out against the corner light that cause the crappy and very brittle plastic to break.

Trying to work something out with the ebay seller but I'm not going to hold my breath. I will probably just have to pony up cash for another set of lights that most certainly won't be DEPO brand

Hmm interesting, most people break them trying to take them off by prying the clips to much...


I didn't have any issues with mine and I've taken the corners off a few times, you just have to be careful with what you are prying as it's plastic. However, I can't remember mine were depos or dj auto. Maybe you got the cheaper ebay depo reps (haha reps of reps) that people talk about.

T.Dot_E30 11-21-2012 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Hurricane240 (Post 1589168)
OEM's properly aimed with good bulbs and lenses that are not hazzed.

Cheapest and they will outlast your car.

lol this made me laugh, sorry your better off lighting a few candles than using the US Spec headlamps.

TheMadChigga 11-29-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe (Post 1589617)
Well, I'm looking to buy two sets (one for my car one for my brother's coupe), if anyone is interested we can look into setting up a group buy to at least save on shipping, maybe get a better deal too. I would be looking for depo/dj auto with 4300k HID's in both, and a set of smoked corners + sidemarkers for both a 96 sedan and 98 coupe.

I'm down for that, anyone know if DEPO or anyone else sells the projector light without angel eyes? those seems to be more ideal for HIDs no?

aristo 11-29-2012 03:04 PM

**I'm not affiliated with the seller**

These have been on kijiji for awhile. Seems kinda expensive imo but, some one here might be interested in these.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ433604427

jay01_brown 11-29-2012 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TheMadChigga (Post 1590869)
I'm down for that, anyone know if DEPO or anyone else sells the projector light without angel eyes? those seems to be more ideal for HIDs no?

I'm in as well... How can we set this up. I've been looking to buy a set for months now, just can't get pass the $100 shipping...

5style 12-15-2012 01:29 AM

zkws, since i upgraded, there is no comparison. Also, all the reflector parts inside ZKs are METAL, no plastic like depo or even bosch.

Light output phenomenal. I got mine from germany for $250 shipped, and spend another $25 on the harness and switch for electric leveling. I now can aim my lights in the city to super low for potholes and high on say mulholland at night... cough.

5style 12-15-2012 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by aristo (Post 1590882)
**I'm not affiliated with the seller**

These have been on kijiji for awhile. Seems kinda expensive imo but, some one here might be interested in these.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ433604427

these are not factory zkws, as factory ones are stamped bmw. These look like OEM rather then OE, not sure if the guts differ. I got OE zkws and the guts are 100% METAL, and thus the light output is phenomenal.

Axxe 12-16-2012 02:22 PM

Anybody want to take lead on this? Lets start a list of who wants what:

1) Axxe: Depo/DJ, 4300k 55W HID, no angel eyes, sedan corners and side markers (both smoked)
2) Axxe's Brother: Depo/DJ, 4300k 55W HID, no angel eyes, coupe corners and side markers (both smoked)
3) MadChiga: Depo/DJ/ZKW? HID's? No angel eyes.
4) jay01_brown: Depo/DJ/ZKW? HID's? Angel eyes? Corners? Sidemarkers?
5)

Add your name to list above and update your options/comments as required. I know DDM has lights, and so does Koalty (sp?). Anybody want to volunteer to do the legwork on getting some pricing? I don't really have the time to deal with this until the new year.

5style 12-16-2012 02:42 PM

get used ZKWs and don't cheap out on depos, the only thing depo is ok at making are marker lights and corners, even depo tails suck as their seals leak water. I had depos, never again. The tabs didn't break off all over, that being saidm the light output was pitiful

jay01_brown 12-16-2012 03:06 PM

4) jay01_brown: Depo/DJ/ZKW 4300k 55w HID No angel eyes SEDAN clear corners (97-99) smoked side markers (97-99) I would like the depo gen5/projector36 style

sparf328 12-22-2012 02:10 AM

5) zkw (coupe, post 97) 4300k hid, highest wattage ballast available, no angel eyes, smoked side markers and smoked corner lights..

ill be selling my recently new depo's with 6000k, 75w prolumen hid's, literally one season on them...pm me if interested

does anyone have a solution to the crappy seal on the depo tails?

AZ_E36 12-22-2012 06:29 AM

I did something a little different with my car..... My upgrade was FREE. and can see MUCH better.... you should see those jerks who have their brights on, then I hit mine, they shut off theirs REAL fast....

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...ps413a5968.jpg


as you can see there are some rough edges, but ive done more with them since. cleaned up those broken edges and sealed them with black silicone. you cant even see the silicone right now, but it makes them water tight, and I prefer the look. Its always another option instead of spending $400 on headlights that take rock hits anyway. I have been running mine like this for about 8 months. no issues

///M325i 01-11-2013 04:00 PM

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I've managed to add a few things such as city lights in the high beam slot, 8000k HID's in the low beam slot as well as angel eye rings and french fog down below. The headlights themselves are smoked as well. (keep in mind all this is done to stock 1994 325i headlights) OEM/stock is the best lol

5style 01-14-2013 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ///M325i (Post 1594464)
I've managed to add a few things such as city lights in the high beam slot, 8000k HID's in the low beam slot as well as angel eye rings and french fog down below. The headlights themselves are smoked as well. (keep in mind all this is done to stock 1994 325i headlights) OEM/stock is the best lol

for blinding everyone. Thank god you have eyebrows, as maybe they cut off some of the glare.

SiR 01-15-2013 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ///M325i (Post 1594464)
8000k HID's in the low beam slot

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. (keep in mind all this is done to stock 1994 325i headlights) l
TERRRRRRRRRRRRRRIBLE set up. blinding/glare all over. Do it right or dont do it at all. Take out the HID's and go learn something.
ricers fcplm


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