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Old 12-18-2003, 01:48 PM   #16
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yes u can instlal them but you cannot see ANYTHING, its a total waste of money. I ahd xenons on my Hella smoked, and could not see $hit i was sooooooooooooooooooooooo pissed. Someone told me the reason i couldnt not see was because i was using the wrong bulb. but that is not the reason
Something was off. I've seen so many pics of HID kits in E30's (Ryan Stewart comes to mind, he even has smoked Hella's) and they always come out amazing.
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:50 AM   #17
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so...xenon,halogen,smiley,projector,ellipsoid,hid. ..whats recomended/preferred?
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:10 PM   #18
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yes u can instlal them but you cannot see ANYTHING, its a total waste of money. I ahd xenons on my Hella smoked, and could not see $hit i was sooooooooooooooooooooooo pissed. Someone told me the reason i couldnt not see was because i was using the wrong bulb. but that is not the reason
The reason for that was because the length of the bulb was different than the original 9006 bulb, so the focal point of the filament, or arc in the case of xenon was positioned either too far ahead or to the rear of the housing, and the light was not bouncing off the correct angles.
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:14 PM   #19
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so...xenon,halogen,smiley,projector,ellipsoid,hid. ..whats recomended/preferred?
xenon = hid, projector = ellipsoid.

For an E34, you already have the ellipsoids, so you can just buy an HID kit for your housing. It won't work as well as say OEM xenon's in an E39, but it's the best you can do with that platform, and will be significantly better than halogens.
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:15 PM   #20
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The reason for that was because the length of the bulb was different than the original 9006 bulb, so the focal point of the filament, or arc in the case of xenon was positioned either too far ahead or to the rear of the housing, and the light was not bouncing off the correct angles.
H1 bulb in Euro ellips.
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:51 PM   #21
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H1 bulb in Euro ellips.

o ya, I forgot, but same shit, xenon bulb is a different length than H1.
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:52 PM   #22
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xenon = hid, projector = ellipsoid.

For an E34, you already have the ellipsoids, so you can just buy an HID kit for your housing. It won't work as well as say OEM xenon's in an E39, but it's the best you can do with that platform, and will be significantly better than halogens.
not all E34's came with elipsoids, 92 and 93 didnt' come with them for some weird reason.
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not all E34's came with elipsoids, 92 and 93 didnt' come with them for some weird reason.
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