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Old 03-08-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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question about hid

i dont have hid in my car right now and was wondering wht kit i would have to buy ( H7???)

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Old 03-08-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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H1 if u have E36 and D2S for e46
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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This is our most popular kit: http://www.corner73.com/product_info...roducts_id=221

If you have non-xenon stock headlights you will need 9006 bulbs for and E36 and H7 for an E46.

If you have aftermarket headlights, the bulbs will most likely be what maxevo said.

The best is to check the type of bulbs in your headlights right now to make sure you order something compatible.

Let me know if you have any questions,

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:41 PM   #4
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what brand do most people buy... factoring quality and price ?
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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what brand do most people buy... factoring quality and price ?
The Apexcone brand is quite popular. The kits come with a lifetime warranty and are only $160. We have lots of satisfied customers who use Apexcone kits.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:12 PM   #6
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so i have the e46 that never came with xenons so i would need h7 hids but i heard u cant just buy any kit you'll also need adaptors am i right or is a h7 kit all i need??
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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so i have the e46 that never came with xenons so i would need h7 hids but i heard u cant just buy any kit you'll also need adaptors am i right or is a h7 kit all i need??
Our kits comes complete with everything you'll need to install HID in your stock headlights. You just need to select H& bulbs and the color of your choice.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:50 AM   #8
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Our kits comes complete with everything you'll need to install HID in your stock headlights. You just need to select H& bulbs and the color of your choice.
^Karim, I hope you aren't suggesting customers install HID systems in non-projector housings? I'm sure you know how dangerous, illegal and unsafe that is on an E46 (blinding other drivers with undispersed HID light)! it's also contrary to the Highway Traffic Act, the police can impound vechices for this.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:06 AM   #9
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^^actually, its illeagal to install ANY aftermarket HID kit in a street car. Its also illeagal to replace D2S bulbs with any colour other than the oem 4300K.

I dont think anyone's going to give you trouble though.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #10
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I wouldnt install HID's into stock housings (non-xenon). You should look into upgrading your headlights to projectors to avoid blinding people. I hate when people install HID's into their non-projector housings.

Non-projector HID's = RICE.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #11
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I have a 2002 330ci convertible and I can tell the headlight is xenon ... I have 3 questions.

1. Is xenon the same as HID?
2. Is mine already on a project housing?
3. I would like to do the angel eye. What is my best option here?

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Old 03-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #12
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1. Xenon's the same as HID.
2. You already have the housing and Xenon's/HID's.
3. Angel eyes, I'd suggest contacting Bimmian or Corner73 and ordering Predator Chromium's. Best angel eye out there in my opinion.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #13
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^^actually, its illeagal to install ANY aftermarket HID kit in a street car. Its also illeagal to replace D2S bulbs with any colour other than the oem 4300K.

I dont think anyone's going to give you trouble though.
^true, but an E46 w/"propr" projectors and 4300k/6000k bulbs w/OEM Bosch lens covers is far less likely to get noticed by the police than a non-projector with scattered blue light everwhere.

like the "propr" eh?
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #14
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the early e46's (which yours isnt, richmak) actually have very decent housings for a non-projector. You wont get as focused light as you would with ellipsoids, but there isn't too much scatter. I dont think it would be distracting to other drivers on the road.

A lot of it is trial and error. Ellipsoids with HID's that aren't calibrated/aimed properly can be much more distracting on the road than non-projector lights.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #15
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Ellipsoids with HID's that aren't calibrated/aimed properly can be much more distracting on the road than non-projector lights.

Couldn't agree more
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