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      12-05-2010, 12:38 AM   #1
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Angel Eyes for 2011 M3

Hey guys, I know there are many posts regarding angels eyes for M3s. But I read that 2011 M3 have different set of bulbs or sth and that the angels that were used for the 2008-2010 models are not going to work for the 2011s.

Can someone tell me if this is true? And if it is which types of new angels eyes should I buy for the 2011 model? Many thanks!
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Ohh really? Which angel eye gives the white blueish effect like this one
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Those look like OSS angel eyes ^^^^^^^^
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Run a search. See my sig. See this link. It's been all discussed ad nauseum.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460185
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Also, @ OP - check out the thread in the Cosmetic forum:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394553
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Run a search. See my sig. See this link. It's been all discussed ad nauseum.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460185
Your thread doesnt really help lol
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Also, @ OP - check out the thread in the Cosmetic forum:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394553
Hey KayKay, I read some of your posts on the tread you linked me and I read that you got yourself a set of AIB? How are they? and does it fit on a 2011 m3?
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The front end didn't change on the M3 with the LCI (only the rear was updated) so you can use the 2008-2010 style angel eyes.
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Hey KayKay, I read some of your posts on the tread you linked me and I read that you got yourself a set of AIB? How are they? and does it fit on a 2011 m3?

Hey k7, I never pulled the trigger on the AiB's - I'm running GP Thunders ($25) which are a solid cheap mode, better than the original halo lights that's for sure.

I'm still considering AiBs, need to see them in person but they look like a good solution.
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I have OSS, no hassle with plug n' play kits, just do it right.
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Your thread doesnt really help lol
You have my apologies. TBH, I didn't even read your post, just the thread title, 'cuz 99% of the time these threads are the exact same.

OSS will work for 2011, but that's because they modify your stock headlights. They take them apart, replace the ring with LED rings, and then put them back together and ship them back to you. The cost of OSS are around the 1k mark all said and done. As far as plug and play options go, from what I heard regarding LED's, AiB's probably work for 2011 M3's (I know they've been installed on 2010's and they're no different), but Lux do not. For HID's, the Alpine kit will probably work, since I know they've been installed on 2010's as well. The simplest option will be a pair of 8,500k GP Thunders, which cost 25 bucks and will come out pretty white, and those work. They will not come out as clean as those OSS's though. Bavarian Technic (sp?) came out with a LED kit like OSS recently, Called Lite System 3? They might be worth looking at as well.
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Unfortunately the oss guys pretty much dropped off the map. Lots of reports that they stopped responding. I tried for about a month, gave up and bought a kit to do it myself. Kit was $250, oss would have charged $579 with shipping the headlights. There are other places that will do the install for $250, so $500 total.
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Unfortunately the oss guys pretty much dropped off the map. Lots of reports that they stopped responding. I tried for about a month, gave up and bought a kit to do it myself. Kit was $250, oss would have charged $579 with shipping the headlights. There are other places that will do the install for $250, so $500 total.
Wow, OSS is a lot cheaper than when I last heard of them.
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You have my apologies. TBH, I didn't even read your post, just the thread title, 'cuz 99% of the time these threads are the exact same.

OSS will work for 2011, but that's because they modify your stock headlights. They take them apart, replace the ring with LED rings, and then put them back together and ship them back to you. The cost of OSS are around the 1k mark all said and done. As far as plug and play options go, from what I heard regarding LED's, AiB's probably work for 2011 M3's (I know they've been installed on 2010's and they're no different), but Lux do not. For HID's, the Alpine kit will probably work, since I know they've been installed on 2010's as well. The simplest option will be a pair of 8,500k GP Thunders, which cost 25 bucks and will come out pretty white, and those work. They will not come out as clean as those OSS's though. Bavarian Technic (sp?) came out with a LED kit like OSS recently, Called Lite System 3? They might be worth looking at as well.
AiB's cover all e92 models (2007-2011) with no issues.
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Unfortunately the oss guys pretty much dropped off the map. Lots of reports that they stopped responding. I tried for about a month, gave up and bought a kit to do it myself. Kit was $250, oss would have charged $579 with shipping the headlights. There are other places that will do the install for $250, so $500 total.
You got a set of OSS for 250?!?!? Where did you get it?? I would not mind getting a set for 250.
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Its the kit that oss uses, but you have to do the install. Its not super hard but does require some basic skill and attention to detail. The "lite system 3" actually looks like a better kit than what I used, though its about $100 more. If youre wanting to go the ring swap route i'd suggest them.

This first shot is a little underexposed, but you get the idea. Just wanted to prove that I did do the install, and that it is possible for you to do it at home, however I take no responsibility if you screw it up
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Ohh really? Which angel eye gives the white blueish effect like this one
This is my car, lights are NOT OSS, they are custom LED rings.
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^^ Very sick. Well done.
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This is my car, lights are NOT OSS, they are custom LED rings.
care to share some details?

are they Orion V2's? what color temp (7500k, 10k, etc)? some further details would be helpful to the forum members.
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orion v2= oss rings


orion v2 is the actual light equipment....OSS just tags them as "OSS AE's" since they do the install..



***alpine is supposedly coming out with an LED set-up, maybe he can chime in on the eta of his product...
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Correct. These LED rings were never made specifically for the e92 setups.

Instead LED halo rings cannibalized from aftermarket kits are used for the e46 3-series (99-03 pre-facelift Coupe which has a larger outer ring) and e46 (04-05 post-facelift Coupe) which use the smaller ring on the headlamp.

Do note that once the headlamps are opened - the warranty on those components are gone.
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Its the kit that oss uses, but you have to do the install. Its not super hard but does require some basic skill and attention to detail. The "lite system 3" actually looks like a better kit than what I used, though its about $100 more. If youre wanting to go the ring swap route i'd suggest them.

This first shot is a little underexposed, but you get the idea. Just wanted to prove that I did do the install, and that it is possible for you to do it at home, however I take no responsibility if you screw it up
wow wow wow, where can I purchase them? and i dont think i even have the basic skill to install anything. I think i'll bring them to a body stop to get them put on. I am very interested, did you order them online?
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