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      01-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Best solution to get my Angel Eyes the color of 2011+

Can anyone give me the best solution... can i just buy new headlights from 2011+ ... not too happy with my AE upgrade brightness from AIB 4
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      01-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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I have Alpine 6K HID. Easy install. Matches headlight color. Very bright.
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      01-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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I have Alpine 6K HID. Easy install. Matches headlight color. Very bright.
This was my solution as well.

No, you cannot buy headlights from other 3 series. I mean you can, but they don't fit.
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I have Alpine 6K HID. Easy install. Matches headlight color. Very bright.
is it just a bulb? I did this swap on my E90 335 with Piaa's (they sucked). Where might one purchase these?
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      01-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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is it just a bulb? I did this swap on my E90 335 with Piaa's (they sucked). Where might one purchase these?
No, it's an HID kit. Alpine sells it. Although I think you are pulling our leg on this one.
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No, it's an HID kit. Alpine sells it. Although I think you are pulling our leg on this one.
Lol no I was serious, I haven't done my homework on these. Thanks for the info.
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      01-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I didnt know the front of 2011 was different to my 2009
I guess im getting Alpine
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Thanks guys, I didnt know the front of 2011 was different to my 2009
I guess im getting Alpine
All the M3s are virtually the same but the lights you want are on the regular 3 series which are completely different from ours.
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      01-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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Oh! You mean to tell me all M3 have the same color AE? I thought 2011 up M3 are white AE
I never noticed that, so only 3 series received upgraded color
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Oh! You mean to tell me all M3 have the same color AE? I thought 2011 up M3 are white AE
I never noticed that, so only 3 series received upgraded color
Correct. My 2012 has the same color stock as all the other years.
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OSS

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+1 if your going along the route of new headlights all together....


If your just looking for a bulb upgrade then I would go with the LUX over the AIB
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      01-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #13
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If your just looking for a bulb upgrade then I would go with the LUX over the AIB
As far as brightness, the AiB are just as bright or brighter than the LUX. I've installed all the AEs out there now.

OSS (or similar are next on my list).
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I am a little diappointed with my AiB, even after I polished the reflectors, but it's hard to justify $500-600 to step up to OSS or similar.
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I am a little diappointed with my AiB, even after I polished the reflectors, but it's hard to justify $500-600 to step up to OSS or similar.
Yes, I have to agree with you.
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If you're going for an LED AE, go with LUX. As for the Camaross, Alpine, and other HID AE's, they're over powered and the rings lose their definition, they just become a blur really, especially the inner ring. And only some might know, but running an HID in an angel eye, foglight, or headlight that was made for a halogen bulb bulb could cause yellowing over time. Ofcourse, this is through the course of years of use though. My foglights in my old e92, which has a regular 35W HID kit in it, had their lenses yellowing/browning after 3 years of use. Hopefully some who have been running these HID AE's for a few years can chime in with their experiences.....
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Actually our LUX H8 V3 kit is quite a bit brigher then the AIB Kit. We use newer technology that allows our kit to produce a lot more light for almost the same power
Marc,

Please do not turn this into one of "those threads". Much appreciated.
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      01-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #18
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Marc,

Please do not turn this into one of "those threads". Much appreciated.
+1


I've installed RD, LUX, helped install Alpines, watched AiBs being installed, seen LS3s, seen OSS

IMO, OSS is the best...but it's the most expensive and annoying one.. .

AiB and LUX are both great LED solutions.

Alpines are a great HID solution.

RD LEDs.... are so-so...cheap but they go out often.
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I like my custom 5000k Lux V3.
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I hope 2013 m3 comes with white AE, so I can just buy new headlights and let premier clear bra my front end
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I hope 2013 m3 comes with white AE, so I can just buy new headlights and let premier clear bra my front end
well that's not gonna happen
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