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      02-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Anyone do just the GP Thunders? How do they look
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      02-02-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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I had GP Thunders on my 335 before i returned the lease and for under $20 shipped I was happy with them. I'm not ready to spend over $200-$300 for brighter angel eyes compared to the GP Thunders.
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To be honest for the price is good enough

Downside the outer ring does not light up bright enough but they do look in the afternoon or at night thats if ur headlight is not on...

Ill try to take a shot tonight


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m3 w/ GP Thunder. X5 w/ stock bulbs. Not bad for $23.


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Not worth it, they are not nearly as bright as the stock bulbs. Plus a PITA to try and install!! I have the stock ones in, the GPThunders are sitting in a box..
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I got them when one of my OEM ones burnt out. For ~$25 or so, I figure you can't go wrong. It took a few minutes to install and they are whiter than the OEM ones, but they don't light up the outer ring nearly as much as OEM.

Honestly, I don't mind. I think they look nice. When the headlight is on, the inner ring is the one that shows anyway.
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They're ok for what they are - cheap $25 OEM-like bulb replacement.

Not nearly as bright as OEM, kinda look like shit at certain angles. Not a big fan.

I'm going AiB any day now...

They are better than stock though... even if they're a tad dimmer, but no nasty yellow.
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That's all you really need. I tried both the 8500 and 7500, and couldn't tell the difference. The 8500s had a better housing, but burned out quickly, but $20 a year is not bad. I have the 7500s now, and so far so good. Both look as bright as stock, which is plenty bright for me (they're DRLs not headlights ), but obviously with the outer rings dimmer. I like it that way.
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I have the newer 8500K's "Version 2" and they're not bad at all, honestly I'd rather stick with the GP thunders until someone like Depo comes out with a full replacement headlight with LED rings
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Can't ask more from a $20 part! Been reliable and even though it's not as bright, it makes a difference.
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They're ok for what they are - cheap $25 OEM-like bulb replacement.

Not nearly as bright as OEM, kinda look like shit at certain angles. Not a big fan.

I'm going AiB any day now...

They are better than stock though... even if they're a tad dimmer, but no nasty yellow.
you did see that Lux 8 V3 will be released soon and works with 2010, 2011, 2011.5 models...
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they are good for replacement specially for the price. since the rings on our car are considered DRL why bother spending 300 bucks for just the lights.... at this point id rather spend the 300 bucks somewhere else... LIP or DIFFUSER... since i am almost done with my set up yes i will get the EAS angel I.....
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you did see that Lux 8 V3 will be released soon and works with 2010, 2011, 2011.5 models...
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They're ok for what they are - cheap $25 OEM-like bulb replacement.

Not nearly as bright as OEM, kinda look like shit at certain angles. Not a big fan.

I'm going AiB any day now...

They are better than stock though... even if they're a tad dimmer, but no nasty yellow.
They'll be arriving in a few days, most are already spoken for.

PM me your name and I'll make sure I reserve you a set.
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m3 w/ GP Thunder. X5 w/ stock bulbs. Not bad for $23.

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Thank you it does make a difference, are these 7500 or 8500k? Also where did you guys order from. Tom do you have them at EAS
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To be honest for the price is good enough

Downside the outer ring does not light up bright enough but they do look in the afternoon or at night thats if ur headlight is not on...

Ill try to take a shot tonight
Thanks! Which ones do you have? 7500 or 8500
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Thank you it does make a difference, are these 7500 or 8500k? Also where did you guys order from. Tom do you have them at EAS
Good timing. We're been hearing reports of other vendors not returning emails or delayed shipments with GP Thunders.

Earlier this week, we just placed our GP Thunder stocking order and will be adding it to our product line. Everything will be in stock (3500K, 7500K & 8500K) in all popular sizes within a few days for immediate shipment or local pickup.

Feel free to call, email or PM me if you would like a set.
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Perfect! I'll be giving you a call later ill add these to the order. I still need the akrapovic delete r.
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Tom, 7500 or 8500K?
The higher the color temperature, the lower the lumen count.

7500K is perfectly fine.
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Hey Tom are these "version 2s" that i've been hearing about?
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Hey Tom are these "version 2s" that i've been hearing about?
We'll see when inventory arrives.
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