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      01-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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Are these lights a gimmick?

I need to replace my passenger side headlight and I've kind of thought about switching to the euro light/LCI. Here's the link to one of the headlights in question, Ebay is full of weird ads like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-BMW-E9...sories&vxp=mtr
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I need to replace my passenger side headlight and I've kind of thought about switching to the euro light/LCI. Here's the link to one of the headlights in question, Ebay is full of weird ads like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-BMW-E9...sories&vxp=mtr
$120 for a headlight is really sketchy
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I need to replace my passenger side headlight and I've kind of thought about switching to the euro light/LCI. Here's the link to one of the headlights in question, Ebay is full of weird ads like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-BMW-E9...sories&vxp=mtr

they are spyder e90 lights.

could be a good buy. if bought with paypal, you can dispute if anything goes wrong.hoping for it to work..
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I'd choose something else, but if your set on these then make sure and pay with PayPal
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they are spyder e90 lights.

could be a good buy. if bought with paypal, you can dispute if anything goes wrong.hoping for it to work..
Would it be PNP? I kind of want to just switch to the LCI or the euro but I don't know if there would be a bunch of coding and rewiring involved. $120 seems too low for both of those headlights, I feel like I'll get a picture of the headlights in the mail instead..
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i have a set of spyders for sale...they are normally 269.. ive opened mine up and blacked them out...

So they are not a gimmick...its legit
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i have a set of spyders for sale...they are normally 269.. ive opened mine up and blacked them out...

So they are not a gimmick...its legit
They're not oem, so I'd kinda worry about them failing or being cheaply made.
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you really cant beat their prices tho.. mines for sale for 225 shipped obo and thats blacked out with all my time in put into it...

i dont think you can go wrong... they are pnp
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I need to replace my passenger side headlight and I've kind of thought about switching to the euro light/LCI. Here's the link to one of the headlights in question, Ebay is full of weird ads like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-BMW-E9...sories&vxp=mtr
Great paper weights.
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^ have you owned a set?
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They're not oem, so I'd kinda worry about them failing or being cheaply made.
they arent oem, but they are a cheaper option. they put time and money into these lights. if they work they are a great buy. still looks 100X better then halogens.

get them if you like them and are affordable. or you can spend 10 times more for oems. your choice.
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The cutoff is horrible on these. Stay away. I ordered them for my 3 in August when I got it and the beam was shit even with a h7 hid kit install
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The cutoff is horrible on these. Stay away. I ordered them for my 3 in August when I got it and the beam was shit even with a h7 hid kit install
Thanks, that's about all I needed to hear. I think I'll either do an LCI conversion and keep a pure bimmer.
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^ have you owned a set?
Yes i had a set. Horrible cut off, error's and the list goes on.
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I've had a set of these on a mercedes SLK. Not the best projectors, but a far cry from halogens. For the price they perform excellent. Cutoff isn't like OEM, but it's passable.
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I got a pair when I first bought my car, the cutoff when 15 feet into the sky. I got pulled over and ticketed for what the cop said "lighting up the Walgreens building" it was that bad.
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I got a pair when I first bought my car, the cutoff when 15 feet into the sky. I got pulled over and ticketed for what the cop said "lighting up the Walgreens building" it was that bad.
Bad set? Mine weren't nearly as bad once properly adjusted.
My cutoff line was ~2inches thick at 30ft.
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I called the seller and they sent me another set too. Got it "adjusted" from them before they shipped, at close range the line is fine but at the far right the light sharply cuts off upward and blinds other drivers. I ended up just forking out for euro xenons.
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