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      01-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #23
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Even with the uneven lighting, I still like Lux better. OSS just looks a little too aftermarket. I realize they're expensive and high quality work but it looks kind of tacky.
Ehh for me the lux are really nice but I want something brighter that you can see clearly in the daytime. Plus doing a blackout or partial blackout makes the car look so much more aggressive.

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Idk, I've never seen a two tone light mounted or not mounted that I thought looked good.

Again, I like the OEM design and that type of stuff just screams aftermarket.

But whatever you go with will be a head turner for sure. If it were me, I'd leave the housing chrome and just do the rings.

I wish other people would chime in lol. I don't want to be the person telling you which way you should go without a second opinion haha.


In the end ACM or OSS can hook you up. It's whether or not you want people knowing your lights are aftermarket.
Just thought i'd let you know I got a reply today. They don't have any pics of the black rings installed but they're done by using a "special black transparent paint." They said that although the light output is dimmed a little bit due to the black paint, it's not that much and barely noticeable. I was also told the first quote I got didn't include rings (I forgot to mention I wanted those too) so i'm most likely not going with lightmodz since the price will be even more than what it already is. They do quality work but i'm not looking to pay an insane amount... I'm waiting to hear back from some guy local who does them for a very reasonable price and there is no downtime since he works on lights then you come and swap yours with ones already done.
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On your color car a blackout/two tone is going to look very cheap. Just saying.
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On your color car a blackout/two tone is going to look very cheap. Just saying.
Really? It looked good on this grey here

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553023

I know that's matte but that's similar to space grey. I might even wrap my car matte grey eventually... What color combo would you suggest?
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Yep. Looks cheap in my eyes. I'd just get the rings on your color but do whatever you want. Don't take suggestions from me because I like clean and OEM whenever possible
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Yep. Looks cheap in my eyes. I'd just get the rings on your color but do whatever you want. Don't take suggestions from me because I like clean and OEM whenever possible
I gotta get rid of that chrome though... It sticks out like a sore thumb since all the other chrome on my car is gone.
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Lol I love how its going to look cheap on your car but it does not on his white e90.

It's going to look awesome. I just personally like leaving the headlight with the chrome for the OEM look.


I would just do it exactly like the matte e90 you linked. I'm not a two tone fan.
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Lol I love how its going to look cheap on your car but it does not on his white e90.

It's going to look awesome. I just personally like leaving the headlight with the chrome for the OEM look.


I would just do it exactly like the matte e90 you linked. I'm not a two tone fan.
Haha yea I agree but I don't mind opinions, good or bad.. Anyways OSS just emailed me back a bunch of E90 LCI headlights they did recently and now I just might do a full blackout with gunmetal eyebrow on top because they look really good. Which matte e90 do you mean? The matte grey one is two tone silver with the black projector housings
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Oh I couldn't even tell that matte e90 had silver I thought it was all blacked out lol.

I like the idea you have with OSS and the gunmetal brows. I would do that and try to get the rings smoked like ACM does. But if you keep them normal with the yellowish look I'm sure that'd be fine too. Good luck man. Sure is gonna be a badass lookin car (not that it isn't already)
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Oh I couldn't even tell that matte e90 had silver I thought it was all blacked out lol.

I like the idea you have with OSS and the gunmetal brows. I would do that and try to get the rings smoked like ACM does. But if you keep them normal with the yellowish look I'm sure that'd be fine too. Good luck man. Sure is gonna be a badass lookin car (not that it isn't already)
Thanks man! I'll keep this thread updated and probably post whenever the decision is made
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Nice. Looking forward to the pics!
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