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      05-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #45
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Amazing work! Looks excellent! I wish you could do mine!
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      05-17-2012, 08:37 AM   #46
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it looks like u were able to bake them open... what temperature vs time did u utilize to remove the lens?

im having to cut my LCI halogens open with a dremmel...
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      05-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #47
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it looks like u were able to bake them open... what temperature vs time did u utilize to remove the lens?

im having to cut my LCI halogens open with a dremmel...
He said he used a heat gun. And OUCH, cutting them open??
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      05-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #48
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looks great
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      05-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #49
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looks raw as fuck!! great job, diy ftw!
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      05-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #51
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did you use this DIY to help get you through it?

http://www.umnitza.com/install/E60InstallationGuide.pdf
No, I read it once but e60 headlights are different than e92 so installation process is different too. The installation of the rings itself isn't very difficult. The only thing u have to do is to mount them in place of oem rings. The outer rings (smaller)I just glued on top of the old rings.
I did cut plastic clips of the inner rings(bigger ones) so they could fit properly on the shrouds of low/hi beems then just glued bottom and what left from clips on the top of rings. U have to be very carefull when reinstalling the housing of the headlights. Umitza ae are bigger than oem rings and they can very easly move while closing headlights. U have to also remember to seal them as best as u can because if u won't the condensation inside can occur.
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      05-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #52
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No, I read it once but e60 headlights are different than e92 so installation process is different too. The installation of the rings itself isn't very difficult. The only thing u have to do is to mount them in place of oem rings. The outer rings (smaller)I just glued on top of the old rings.
I did cut plastic clips of the inner rings(bigger ones) so they could fit properly on the shrouds of low/hi beems then just glued bottom and what left from clips on the top of rings. U have to be very carefull when reinstalling the housing of the headlights. Umitza ae are bigger than oem rings and they can very easly move while closing headlights. U have to also remember to seal them as best as u can because if u won't the condensation inside can occur.
thanks for the reply, I can't wait for your DIY if you get to it! :-)
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      05-19-2012, 03:59 AM   #54
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Looks great! I'm in the process of doing the same thing, but with my LCI e90 xenons. The e92s must not use the same glue around the lenses as the e90s do... because this stuff is heat resistant. I can't even begin to tell you everything I've had to do in order to get the lenses off.

I'll have a DIY up as soon as I'm finished... us e90 guys desperately need an updated and more in-depth one. Seems like a lotta people would benefit from a good DIY!

Also, I've been really on the fence about what i wanna do with my AEs. I'm really really interested in using the Orion V2s... but my biggest worry is making sure that they are extremely secure. It seems like you had a little but of an issue with that as well... is there anything you would have done different to make sure they were more secure in there? Do you recommend them? They look great, I just really want them to be as secure as OEM.

Anyways, either way they look great. Keep on keepin' on.
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Looks great! I'm in the process of doing the same thing, but with my LCI e90 xenons. The e92s must not use the same glue around the lenses as the e90s do... because this stuff is heat resistant. I can't even begin to tell you everything I've had to do in order to get the lenses off.

I'll have a DIY up as soon as I'm finished... us e90 guys desperately need an updated and more in-depth one. Seems like a lotta people would benefit from a good DIY!

Also, I've been really on the fence about what i wanna do with my AEs. I'm really really interested in using the Orion V2s... but my biggest worry is making sure that they are extremely secure. It seems like you had a little but of an issue with that as well... is there anything you would have done different to make sure they were more secure in there? Do you recommend them? They look great, I just really want them to be as secure as OEM.

Anyways, either way they look great. Keep on keepin' on.
As I'm thinking about this more and more maybe I did mistake cutting the outer ring clips, maybe would be better to cut small holes in the low beem shroud and slide clips inside the shroud and then glued everything. who knows. But I'm sure u won't be able to secure them as oem are
I highly recommend orion rings I think they're awesome.
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      05-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #57
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why wouldn't it be perfect?
of course it looks good !

i did the install my self as well except i used oneighty customs led rings & did not black them out. but I'm thinking about it now and might reopen them and paint everything inside
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      05-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #58
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Looks great! I'm in the process of doing the same thing, but with my LCI e90 xenons. The e92s must not use the same glue around the lenses as the e90s do... because this stuff is heat resistant. I can't even begin to tell you everything I've had to do in order to get the lenses off.

I'll have a DIY up as soon as I'm finished... us e90 guys desperately need an updated and more in-depth one. Seems like a lotta people would benefit from a good DIY!

Also, I've been really on the fence about what i wanna do with my AEs. I'm really really interested in using the Orion V2s... but my biggest worry is making sure that they are extremely secure. It seems like you had a little but of an issue with that as well... is there anything you would have done different to make sure they were more secure in there? Do you recommend them? They look great, I just really want them to be as secure as OEM.

Anyways, either way they look great. Keep on keepin' on.
I'm in the same exact situation. Got an extra housing ready to go under the heat gun so I can run my stocks while I work on the new lights.

I'm probably sticking with the stock rings and soldering LEDs. Going to order a bunch of different LEDs next week and test them all out, pick a color temp. I like the most, then order a bunch of those. PM me if you go the same soldering-LED route, might save us some hassle/cash by pooling an order as these typically get cheaper the more you order.

I might make a chart of the different LEDs lit up to help anyone who wants to do the same in the future. Probably sticking to Cree XLamp ML-B/C/E.
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      05-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #59
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