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Old 03-25-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hello There!

Hi Everyone, im new here I just wanted to say Hello!
I have a champagne gold 4 door E30, and this is my first time in this scene!

I have searched on HID's and I have a question to ask!
To put HID's in an E30 is it as simple as buying the bulbs and putting them in? (ie. like in a honda),

or do I have to change the headlight itself, then get bulbs!?

Any help would be appreciated!
thanks everyone!
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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what headlights do u have stock ellisoids think they are h1 or h3 all i need is a kit and some minor adjustments
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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You can swap just the bulbs, but if you want it done right, you should have projectors. What year is your car? Some E30's came with them, some came without.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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Cheers buddy! Post pics of your car.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:00 PM   #5
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Hi Everyone, im new here I just wanted to say Hello!
I have a champagne gold 4 door E30, and this is my first time in this scene!

I have searched on HID's and I have a question to ask!
To put HID's in an E30 is it as simple as buying the bulbs and putting them in? (ie. like in a honda),

or do I have to change the headlight itself, then get bulbs!?

Any help would be appreciated!
thanks everyone!
Only the '88-'89 e30s in the US market came with Ellipsoid headlights (which is the headlight type you will need). The rest '84-'87, '90-'91 came with Sealed Beams which are useless(which will have to be converted to Ellips if you want HIDs). If you do have Eliips, you will need a 9006type HID/Xenon kit for it. And yes its a plug and play affair. PM 'Proprone' on this forum for your HID needs.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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thanks for the comments guys! Ill check out the headlights, although i dont fully know what ellipsoid means yet, lol
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:12 AM   #7
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ellipsoids are the projector lenses.... actually i'm selling a pair if you're interested


http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102217
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #8
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thanks guys i will double check the bubls on the car and keep you posted!

does anyone know what size bulb it takes?
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:37 AM   #9
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just please don't blind me with poor HID's. Glare is a bitch. Proper optics help everyone see better.
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thanks guys i will double check the bubls on the car and keep you posted!

does anyone know what size bulb it takes?
Huh? I guess you can't read well? It clearly says in my post what bulb it takes.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #11
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I hate how theres tons of cars/trucks driving around w/ HIDs in non-projector housings..
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:06 PM   #12
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Sorry i missed that, 9006, gotcha!
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #13
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I hate how theres tons of cars/trucks driving around w/ HIDs in non-projector housings..

i know it gives me road rage
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