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      02-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Blacked Out P90 V2 Follow Up Review

So I finally converted from halogens to these back in December. My camera decided to not cooperate with me that day so I never got decent close ups of the lights. I was bored tonight and redid it properly and thought I'd give you guys my thoughts after about 3 months of use.

The lights are bright, like holy crap I can see your AE in bright daylight from over a block away. Day or night these things are awesome, since I never did a LCI front end conversion I never got the cool LED turn signals. With these though they changed it to the LCI style turn signal but in a pre lci light, pretty convenient for those that don't have the $$$ for the whole conversion. Condensation... the biggest problem with aftermarket headlights or if you black them out ourself. It's been raining a lot more than usual out here in Cali in the past few months but they have been holding up great actually. No condensation like my OEM ones lol. Light output is very consistent unlike the old halogens, clear and bright very close to OEM projectors but not quite. HIDs match AE very well although at night I do get flashed by old people because they think that the AE are the low beams and my actual low beam is my high beam, so I flash them right back just to show them Overall I'm very pleased and all is well.

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got any pics a bit further away? or beam/output shots?
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got any pics a bit further away? or beam/output shots?
if i find the time later today I will
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Looks nice! Is there a way where you can run just the halos without the side orange LEDs for like the day-time running lights? I have these as well and have been trying to figure it out.
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Looks nice! Is there a way where you can run just the halos without the side orange LEDs for like the day-time running lights? I have these as well and have been trying to figure it out.
like this i assume


and yeah you have to code it, you probably have error codes now?
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Looks nice! Is there a way where you can run just the halos without the side orange LEDs for like the day-time running lights? I have these as well and have been trying to figure it out.
like this i assume


and yeah you have to code it, you probably have error codes now?
Nope. No error codes it all. When I ordered them off eBay, I made sure it came with error code cancelers.

Did you code it yourself?
How long did it take?
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Nope. No error codes it all. When I ordered them off eBay, I made sure it came with error code cancelers.

Did you code it yourself?
How long did it take?
no, the guys at LTMW took the initiative to code everything in the car when they installed the headlights
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no, the guys at LTMW took the initiative to code everything in the car when they installed the headlights
sounds good man, i'll see if any of the local shops around here are willing to code it for me.

your car looks clean man. i have the same car as you except in Alpine White. love that front M3 rep bumper. you thought about getting a lip? I've been looking around just cant decide on which one
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got any pics a bit further away? or beam/output shots?
here's about half a block away my camera zoomed in as much as possible

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sounds good man, i'll see if any of the local shops around here are willing to code it for me.

your car looks clean man. i have the same car as you except in Alpine White. love that front M3 rep bumper. you thought about getting a lip? I've been looking around just cant decide on which one
Took another lol coding makes the AE look so much cleaner


Thanks, I'd do anything to have my car white lol I'd do LCI conversion if I did though. I've been thinking about a lip for a while but honestly the Vorsteiner lip is some $$$ and even if you got the V style rep I still don't love it. It doesn't really go to the the very end of the bumper, its thick and bulky... idk
I'd get a Kersher lip in a second if I could find one for sale.



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Looks great. Compliments the rest of your car well!
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Good god it looks amazing. I'm so
jelly right about now haha.
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congrats on the purchase! I too own these and love em without any complaints! Looking good buddy !
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congrats on the purchase! I too own these and love em without any complaints! Looking good buddy !
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look good. not bad at all.
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sorry, i personally think all depo headlights look cheap and tacky. sure, the AE's are now brighter and more visible, but the overall look and feel of the headlights still look like the same cheap headlights a civic/tahoe/whateverbrand put on to get AE's too. it's just the details that annoy me... the spacing of the leds in the AE, the projector shroud used, the size of the AE rings, the number (lack of) of leds used in the turn signal area, the visual combination of the led signal holes with the pre-lci amber brows... just everything looks weird and overly aftermarket.

im just picky like that. hahah
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this is the one right?

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