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      12-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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UPDATE : Just Installed 8000K D1S HID Bulbs on my E93 M3!!!

Two weeks ago I made a post about installing my 6500k D1S bulbs, the look was nice but not so different from the stock 4300k. So I went back to www.xenondepot.com and I purchased 2 8000k D1S - in my opinion, they look so a lot better then the 6500s!

Here are a few pics....what do you guys think?

the first few pics were taken while the swap was being done, the left headlight(DRIVE SIDE) is the 6500k, and the right headlight (PASSNEGER SIDE) is the new 8000k.

(**Not the best pics, they were taken with my BlackBerry Bold**)
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      12-09-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Are you sure that in the first few pics, the right side is the 8000k? It looks like the left is the 8000k and the right is the 6500k. 8000k is an ice blue color.
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      12-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Are you sure that in the first few pics, the right side is the 8000k? It looks like the left is the 8000k and the right is the 6500k. 8000k is an ice blue color.
Yes, when I said right side - I meant passenger side headlight!

So to clarify,
The passenger side headlight is 8000k
The driver side headlight is the 6500k

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Yes, when I said right side - I meant passenger side headlight!

So to clarify,
The passenger side headlight is 8000k
The driver side headlight is the 6500k

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Ahhh now that makes sense
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      12-10-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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I want to do this mod too but with the bad quality pics it's hard to tell. Can you repost pics (when you get a chance) with something a little more clear?
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      12-11-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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I want to do this mod too but with the bad quality pics it's hard to tell. Can you repost pics (when you get a chance) with something a little more clear?
Sure...here they are!

(*Still taken with my phone but the car is clean and the pictures are a little more clear!)
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      12-11-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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damn, thats a lot of snow you got there.
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      12-11-2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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How hard is it to install these lights? What is approx price? Is there any worries for moisture? I am really a noob to this and any insight would be appreciated
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      12-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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That looks good pretty hot! I like it a lot better than stock. Did you do your angel eyes too, or are they stock?

I want to do the angle eyes in an HID kit and saw that Camaross305 has designed one but I want to wait to see what the reliability on that kit is.

Lookin' good Slammed, lookin' good. Keep up the good mods!
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      12-11-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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damn, thats a lot of snow you got there.
haha...thats nothing! this was only a small snowfall and half of it melted when it rained the next day...however, it then got really cold and it all froze over!

I'll take some pics when we get a real snowfall here (15cm +)

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How hard is it to install these lights? What is approx price? Is there any worries for moisture? I am really a noob to this and any insight would be appreciated
Not hard at all, you can do it from the wheel well.
Why would moisture be a problem? your just changing the bulbs here!

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That looks good pretty hot! I like it a lot better than stock. Did you do your angel eyes too, or are they stock?

I want to do the angle eyes in an HID kit and saw that Camaross305 has designed one but I want to wait to see what the reliability on that kit is.

Lookin' good Slammed, lookin' good. Keep up the good mods!
I did some shitty bulbs to my angel eyes, but I got HIDs for my angel eyes, and now I am awaiting my circuit from Camaross305 to do the install!

I will post pics and let you know once it is installed!
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Meh. Looks way too blue, not to mention how much light you are losing on the road. Pass.
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      12-11-2008, 06:18 PM   #12
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Not hard at all, you can do it from the wheel well.
Why would moisture be a problem? your just changing the bulbs here!
told you im a noob to this!! is there a diy?
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      12-11-2008, 06:45 PM   #13
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Meh. Looks way too blue, not to mention how much light you are losing on the road. Pass.

not too much at all!
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Put 8000k in my AMG, you can certainetly pick it out of a crowd on cars coming down the Hwy. Does shorten the lighting wave length for night driving though!

PS. Have noticed how the signage on the road side now shows up as alot brighter?
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Car looks good with the 18's (winter setup). Looks friking cold out there.
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6k is already pretty blue. i dont know why you want blue-er. 8k is too much IMO. and they are killing the light output. OEM is de best! 4300k!!
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Slam, do you want the 6k bulbs? I wouldn't mind buying it off you.
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Car looks good with the 18's (winter setup). Looks friking cold out there.
I have to disagree, but thanks!
I hate the look, but it works well in the winter. I miss my 20's

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6k is already pretty blue. i dont know why you want blue-er. 8k is too much IMO. and they are killing the light output. OEM is de best! 4300k!!
6k wasn't too different from the OEM 4300k.
I don't like OEM , once they warm up - they look white. just bright white!

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Slam, do you want the 6k bulbs? I wouldn't mind buying it off you.
Sorry, I sold them the same day I swapped them!
I can hook you up maybe with a new set if you like.
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6k wasn't too different from the OEM 4300k.
I don't like OEM , once they warm up - they look white. just bright white!
6000K is already a 20% reduction in light output. I don't know what the lumen output for the 8000k is but I'm sure you lost a lot of light output by going with that.
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OP, did you have to take off the wheel to install? Does anyone know if there is a DIY anywhere on installing the D1S?
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wow,im impressed.very cool looking.
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OP, did you have to take off the wheel to install? Does anyone know if there is a DIY anywhere on installing the D1S?
Nope, just turn the wheel and reach in!
But mine was done on the hoist!
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