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Old 11-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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What are good projectors for e36

Hey guys, I have another set of original headlights I bought and just wondering what are good projectors for a e36. Figured I'll make my own "depo" headlights, with a better light output. I've got a set of hids, just looking for some projectors , what would you guys recommend.
I was looking at e34 projectors


considering even some acura tsx projectors


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Old 11-15-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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tsx are nice i've seen them in a few members cars and i'm considering it in the spring.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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tsx are nice i've seen them in a few members cars and i'm considering it in the spring.
Do you, or does anybody have any pictures of them in the headlight and the output of them ?
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Buy some DJ Auto or Depo projectors.

For ~$150 for a full set of headlights you can't go wrong, unless of course you have the time to hack apart a set and put in some tsx projectors (Which you probably have to pay for anyways).

TSX projectors do spread the beam alot wider and disperse the light better, but i really don't have the time to bother with the DIY.
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Are you talking about retrofitting tsx projectors into the stock North American headlights? If you are, don't waste your time or money... the plastic lenses are garbage, and they don't have the necesary depth to install a projector. Like mentioned above, get a set of DJ Auto or Depos. Or better yet, a set of ZKW or Bosch euro-spec ellipsoids.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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yea definitely don't waste your time with the NA plastic lights. you can pick up a set of used bosch or zkw's or buy brand new depos for a little less. try to get a set of zkw's or bosch they are much more durable but the depos are fine too if you are careful and patient with them.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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yea definitely don't waste your time with the NA plastic lights. you can pick up a set of used bosch or zkw's or buy brand new depos for a little less. try to get a set of zkw's or bosch they are much more durable but the depos are fine too if you are careful and patient with them.

In that case, I'll pick up some depos.... thank you guys for some usefull info...
So now I have an extra set of headlights for sale , anybody interested ?
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ZKWs with TSX projectors in E46 bezels





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Old 11-16-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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^ seen those in person, they look sick. my next DIY in the spring!
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:51 PM   #11
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So i went to my cousins shop and found one TSX projector headlight, if I find one more I might just retro fit them and rock them for the upcoming season. This way I'll have cheap headlights for under $50 bucks. If I won't find one, then I'll get the Depo's.

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So i went to my cousins shop and found one TSX projector headlight, if I find one more I might just retro fit them and rock them for the upcoming season. This way I'll have cheap headlights for under $50 bucks. If I won't find one, then I'll get the Depo's.
good luck retrofitting into NA plastic housings
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:26 PM   #13
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kruler where did you get the lenses with the velocity nipples? i need to order a new set of lenses for my zkw's.
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I have a set of Bosch europeans available that I bought from Germany a year ago. Looking for $120 for the pair. Glass needs to be replaced and then you've got a new brand new looking set. Lenses are available on ebay or at the dealership. PM if interested.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:50 PM   #15
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good luck retrofitting into NA plastic housings
Everything is doable, just might take longer
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