E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Orion V2 with blackout! from Lightmodz



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #23
jetblackcoupe
Captain
 
jetblackcoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 e92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 701
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomz_335i
The gap isnt noticeable if you install them correctly. Ask DirtyJersey, I installed his....LOL! V4 is much nicer, but V2 is still nice.
... The gap has nothing to do with the install.. It's literally an area with no LED's........ How can the install change that?
jetblackcoupe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #24
Blindside_137
Brigadier General
 
Blindside_137's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

Posts: 4,989
iTrader: (1)

Love it. I want to send mine to ACM and can't decide. I love the stock headlight look with te v2's.

I think the blackout is just too much and really comes across as aftermarket, and I'm not a fan of how they look when off. ACM can do a blackout with the rings themselves blacked out (not yellowish) and I would think that could be so awesome on my space gray.

Sorry for rambling lol. Glad you got the v2's. I like the beaded look better. But I wonder how the v4's would look without the blackout. Probably very lci-ish
__________________
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|M3 Lip Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome
Blindside_137 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #25
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,141
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindside_137 View Post
Love it. I want to send mine to ACM and can't decide. I love the stock headlight look with te v2's.

I think the blackout is just too much and really comes across as aftermarket, and I'm not a fan of how they look when off. ACM can do a blackout with the rings themselves blacked out (not yellowish) and I would think that could be so awesome on my space gray.

Sorry for rambling lol. Glad you got the v2's. I like the beaded look better. But I wonder how the v4's would look without the blackout. Probably very lci-ish
Even though I went with the blackout, I agree with you 100%.
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #26
cn555ic
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
cn555ic's Avatar
 
Drives: 917-939-4980
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York

Posts: 18,256
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via Yahoo to cn555ic
No way. Blackout looks so much better. Makes it much cleaner.
__________________

Coding E and F New York 917-939-4980
cn555ic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2012, 06:39 AM   #27
Blindside_137
Brigadier General
 
Blindside_137's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

Posts: 4,989
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Company View Post
Even though I went with the blackout, I agree with you 100%.
yea which is why I'm torn, the blackout is seriously awesome to look at IMO. But I plan on keeping my car a long time and feel that I would get tired of the aftermarket look. I don't want my car ever looking "overdone" I guess.

I love the sleeper aspect of the stock headlight with v2's. I know creaminz car is heavily modified (making the headlights more appealing) but I think this is what I would want to do.



If I did the blackout, this is what it would be.. but I have yet to find a pick of the ACM blackout with blackout v2's mounted on a car..



vs






sorry for threadjacking OP, interested in your thoughts and if you contemplated the blackout or not?
__________________
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|M3 Lip Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome

Last edited by Blindside_137; 10-30-2012 at 07:12 AM.
Blindside_137 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #28
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,141
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindside_137 View Post
yea which is why I'm torn, the blackout is seriously awesome to look at IMO. But I plan on keeping my car a long time and feel that I would get tired of the aftermarket look.
To be honest with you, I am over my blackout. It does look good, but after about 2 months of having it, it does look to be on the aftermarket side. Having the blackout also shows the small imperfections on the lens more easily.

That said, since you have an E93 I wouldn't black out your headlights. I feel like I kind of had to blackout, because the pre-LCI E90 headlight is boring, and dousn't look as classy/OEM as the E92 headlights do.

Last edited by E90Company; 10-30-2012 at 03:08 PM.
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #29
Blindside_137
Brigadier General
 
Blindside_137's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

Posts: 4,989
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Company View Post
To be honest with you, I am over my blackout. It does look good, but after about 2 months of having it, it does look to be on the aftermarket side. Having the blackout also shows the small imperfections on the lens more easily.

That said, since you have an E93 I wouldn't black out your headlights. I feel like I kind of had to blackout, because the pre-LCI E90 headlight is boring, and dousn't look as classy/OEM as the E92 headlights do.
Thanks for the honest feedback. Never thought about the imperfections showing up more easily, mine is pretty bad already. I have other things I want to do with mod money first (aero lip and mtech rear) so I'm going to sit and wait to see if other angel options come around at some point. And you're right the pre-lci e90's had it rough and need a lot of work to make the lights (front and rear) look good.
__________________
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|M3 Lip Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome
Blindside_137 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #30
DiscoMike
BIMMER-1
 
Drives: 335i-X Drive - M-Sport PP CWP
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 180
iTrader: (3)

Looks very nice. I do like the light output of your AE Rings, but I like the tighter light spacing of my original stock AE Rings.
__________________
Is it me, or is it the Bimmer?
DiscoMike is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 12:18 AM   #31
manutdas11
EL JIMMY NEURON
 
manutdas11's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet Black E90
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: in the Napa Valley/SJ...

Posts: 1,198
iTrader: (0)

Looks nice!
I'm currently doing a blackout on my Euro headlights and doing a mix of V2 inner and V4 outer. We'll see how it turns out!
__________________
2007 Jet Black E90 328i
Thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825249
Instagram: manutd_as
manutdas11 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #32
WiLD
Lieutenant
 
WiLD's Avatar
 
Drives: your girl WiLD
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chucktown

Posts: 475
iTrader: (4)

Looking good
__________________

\ 07' e92 335i / BSM \ Saddle Brown / Remus \ JB4 / OSS \ LCI / M3 Rep \ 20" Vossen CV3 / H&R Sport \ QI45 /
WiLD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #33
Dylan335i
Lieutenant
 
Dylan335i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando

Posts: 454
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by manutdas11 View Post
Looks nice!
I'm currently doing a blackout on my Euro headlights and doing a mix of V2 inner and V4 outer. We'll see how it turns out!
well that's unique I hope it works for you be sure to post pictures
__________________
JB4 G5 / Walboro LPFP/ BMS Flash/ M3 Rep Front Bumper / OSS Headlights / BC Coilovers / 5" ETS FMIC / 3" VRSF Downpipes / AA Charge Pipe & BOV / BMS DCI / LCI Tails / CSL Trunk / CF Interior / CF Emblems / Cyba Air Scoops / 15% Tints / 5k Fogs / EBC RedStuff Pads / Drilled & Slotted Rotors / ECS SS Brake Lines
Dylan335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #34
manutdas11
EL JIMMY NEURON
 
manutdas11's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet Black E90
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: in the Napa Valley/SJ...

Posts: 1,198
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spoiledxjoker View Post
well that's unique I hope it works for you be sure to post pictures

Yeah, I was playing around with the rings and it looked good so I just said "ah what the hell" haha. I'll be sure to post pics, never posted pics on here so I'm long overdue hahaha
__________________
2007 Jet Black E90 328i
Thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825249
Instagram: manutd_as
manutdas11 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 03:36 PM   #35
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,141
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spoiledxjoker View Post
well that's unique I hope it works for you be sure to post pictures
Any photos of your headlights?
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #36
Dylan335i
Lieutenant
 
Dylan335i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando

Posts: 454
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Company View Post
Any photos of your headlights?
Waiting on my buddy to take some better pics but here is a couple from my iphone just for you

New vs. Old


New on the left old on the right


New one all lit up
__________________
JB4 G5 / Walboro LPFP/ BMS Flash/ M3 Rep Front Bumper / OSS Headlights / BC Coilovers / 5" ETS FMIC / 3" VRSF Downpipes / AA Charge Pipe & BOV / BMS DCI / LCI Tails / CSL Trunk / CF Interior / CF Emblems / Cyba Air Scoops / 15% Tints / 5k Fogs / EBC RedStuff Pads / Drilled & Slotted Rotors / ECS SS Brake Lines
Dylan335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST