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      09-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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OSSdesigns Icon Mini HD E9X Headlights

I've had an obsession with BMW angel eyes and was always disappointed at the quality and look of the yellow OEM ones. I am finally happy with them and Luis at OSSdesigns has outdone himself by pulling pieces together from other headlights and creating custom parts to make the E9X headlights the way they should be.

To start from the beginning, I put in LUX H8 bulb replacements to remove the yellow. Definitely not bright enough and lacked uniformity in output, and turn signals were still halogen.

The OSS Umnitz Orion v2.0 was next. These were great, though they lacked the new eyebrow look that BMW rolled out with. Swapping out the turn signal with an LED bulb was an improvement.

Next was the custom Raptor DTM style angel eyes. These used a custom eyebrow with LED beam from a 7-series headlight. Also used was the turn signal beauty piece from a 3-series LCI headlight along with custom LED turn signal pieces. The eyebrow and turn signal LEDs were a bit dim, but otherwise they looked fantastic .

Finally the latest and greatest Icon Mini HD angel eyes were added with a new custom eyebrow, much brighter LED switchback eyebrow beam, and a much brighter custom turn signal. The E9X icons are a little different than OSSdesign's other Icons as they use a single row of LEDs rather than two rows, hence the "Mini" moniker.

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      09-30-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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Saw these on OSS IG page. I was wondering when I'd see them on the car. The lights look great
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      09-30-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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appreciate the work but it's too "loud" for me. I'd prefer something that matches the LCI style
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      09-30-2016, 07:35 PM   #4
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Those look great!
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      10-01-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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Saw it on their IG page as well and that shit is fire. Would love to see more shots further away. Up close it's a tough sell between icons or lci raptors
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      10-01-2016, 07:42 PM   #6
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Interesting and very unique, but the sharp lines don't seem well-suited for the rounded headlamps.
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      10-02-2016, 12:52 PM   #7
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Interesting and very unique, but the sharp lines don't seem well-suited for the rounded headlamps.
I agree. Looks better on f8x since their body style is more angular.
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      10-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #8
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Looks cool but I wish the color scheme was more OEM. The smoke all around make the eyes and brow look small and lost in there.
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      10-07-2016, 10:43 PM   #9
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these headlights look great on f8x but very out of place on e9x
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      10-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #10
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we need this..



http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1263134
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Those are pretty much the Raptor DTM style rings and you could make them look fairly close to that. Have you looked into those? Great photoshop!

I much prefer the newer Icon shape though and despise the headlights attached to the kidney grilles on the newer BMWs. Once I put on a 1M front bumper, I think it will fit in a bit more as well.
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Those are pretty much the Raptor DTM style rings and you could make them look fairly close to that. Have you looked into those? Great photoshop!

I much prefer the newer Icon shape though and despise the headlights attached to the kidney grilles on the newer BMWs. Once I put on a 1M front bumper, I think it will fit in a bit more as well.
Woah! That looks amazing. Shut up and take my money. Makes it look better than new series.
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      10-16-2016, 01:25 AM   #13
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Black painted headlights just look too aggressive on a car that doesn't have some crazy body changes (kit / widebody, etc). I agree, the photo above (albeit not real) looks much more compatible with this platform.
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Saw it on their IG page as well and that shit is fire. Would love to see more shots further away. Up close it's a tough sell between icons or lci raptors
Thanks! Surprised at the few negative reactions on it, though it is overwhelmingly positive otherwise.

The Raptors don't have as much depth and have a lesser quality of finish than the Icons, but it would be interesting if OSS took those advancements and applied them to the Raptor shape. The finish now looks more OEM whereas the Raptors still had an aftermarket feel to them.

After seeing and falling in love with the concept icons a year and a half ago, it is amazing that us old school E9X owners have the option of updating our headlights to that style. Although some think it looks "out of place", I think it fits the E9X lines and headlight quite well.
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      10-16-2016, 08:33 PM   #15
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Interesting.

I had oSS V2 on my 335i. While they were super bright, I just hated the beaded yellow LED chipsets. The Retrofit Source has a very promising looking silicone flexible strip for switchback use, did you or OSS consider that?
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Interesting.

I had oSS V2 on my 335i. While they were super bright, I just hated the beaded yellow LED chipsets. The Retrofit Source has a very promising looking silicone flexible strip for switchback use, did you or OSS consider that?
I'm not sure if OSS has looked into it, but as he is now having these pieces custom built for him, I'm sure he could. These are HD LEDs and are much more tightly packed so there is no beaded look when they are on.

I kind of like the texture the chipsets give when they're off, as it gives a bit of an old school analog look but would love to see how a solid beam would look as well.
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Cool innovation - but imho doesn't work w the car. I also would only change the headlights if it were more of a OEM+ look vs trying to skip ahead generations.
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Lol how much did it cost you? Im guessing something around 5k?
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