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      06-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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AUTOCOUTURE MOTORING Headlight Modification Thread!

Hey guys and gals, I wanted to introduce myself and start a new thread showcasing all of our beautiful work here at

AUTOCOUTURE MOTORING.
42 Lake Dr.
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 666-3500

For those of you who don't already know, Im JZ, ACM's new addition to the team. I will be running the lighting modification division, and performing other misc. modifications that require an artistic touch. We recently ran a GB for the E92 guys offering a discounted price on Upgraded ACM LED Angel Eyes and Custom painting. Here are some photos of the work we did on there cars.

Standard Blackout w/ OEM Rings



Standard Blackout and ACM Rings









Blackout with Blackout ACM Rings and CF Stripes on Shroud.







Satin Blackout w/ Brembo Yellow Stripes on shrouds and ACM Rings



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those are sweet man! would def love a set of the standard blackouts.
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Give us a Call. If you are not local. We gladly take shipment of headlights, modify them and send them back to you. Otherwise, we can schedule an appointment to get you in for what ever service you would like.

201 666 3500
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y cant the outter ring be a full circle like the inner ring? I think it looks so stupid not having the ring connect at the top. Your work is amazing though, the cf on the shroud is brilliant. Im just not a fan of the outter ring. Didn't BavX fix this issue?
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If they are both the same size then the one towards the rear looks much smaller and it looks much weirder.

These LED rings don't seem to be that bright. Is the camera playing tricks or what?
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y cant the outter ring be a full circle like the inner ring? I think it looks so stupid not having the ring connect at the top. Your work is amazing though, the cf on the shroud is brilliant. Im just not a fan of the outter ring. Didn't BavX fix this issue?
Actually the outer ring CAN be a full circle like the inner ring. No one has asked for it yet. We have them available and would gladly install them if a customer would like it done on their lights. Most people just like the "U" shaped ring because they say it looks "Meaner" and more aggressive. To each their own, its all preference when it comes to modding your car.


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If they are both the same size then the one towards the rear looks much smaller and it looks much weirder.
These LED rings don't seem to be that bright. Is the camera playing tricks or what?
Actually the Outer ring is about 0.5" larger in diameter than the inner. but of course the flat part on the top of the outer ring can be deceiving. Trust me They are BRIGHT! The camera is definitely not flattering. Due to how bright they are, we have to scale down the brightness and exposure to capture a semi decent shot of them. Here is a shot with no adjustment.

From slightly above


And from directly at the AE's
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Right... I was saying that if you use the same size ring on the inner and outer it gives the appearance of the outer ring being smaller (because it is further away from the spectator).

They definitely look much brighter in those pics! Is this the same ring OSS uses? Can you PM me a quote for a prelci e90?

Oh, and why does it always look like there is an LED out at the top of the middle rings? This isn't specific to your kit but to all LED ring kits.
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They definitely look much brighter in those pics! Is this the same ring OSS uses? Can you PM me a quote for a prelci e90?
Me too!!
Two quotes please...
-Standard Blackout and ACM Rings (full outer circle)
-Blackout with Blackout ACM Rings (full outer circle)
And what is the average turnaround time from the time you get the headlights to the time you ship them back, thanks.
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Right... I was saying that if you use the same size ring on the inner and outer it gives the appearance of the outer ring being smaller (because it is further away from the spectator).

They definitely look much brighter in those pics! Is this the same ring OSS uses? Can you PM me a quote for a prelci e90?

Oh, and why does it always look like there is an LED out at the top of the middle rings? This isn't specific to your kit but to all LED ring kits.
I get what youre saying now. My apologies for the mis-understanding.

In regards to the gap at the top of the LED ring. The design of these rings is not much more than a simple printed circuit board shaped like a circle and has a bunch of LED's soldered onto it. The gap is nothing more than just the junction of the two ends. It is also where the wires that power up the circuit are located. Another thing to keep in mind is that the gap is only visible in pictures, that can magnify the spaces between all the LED's, and from really close up in person. Otherwise, the brightness of the LED's fills in the gaps very effectively and is hardly noticeable.
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Still waiting on a quote.
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can you pm me with quote too? I'm local(ish).
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Still waiting on a quote.
Im sorry but, currently, we are not doing the E90 platform due to the fact that they are Perma-Sealed. The only way to open an E90 is to cut them open and reseal using epoxy and sealants. Unfortunately, because of the high probability of condensation occuring, we can not stand behind that type of modification and therefore chose not to take on that platform. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience.

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can you pm me with quote too? I'm local(ish).

Which option would you like to get a quote on?
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Hey guys and gals, I wanted to introduce myself and start a new thread showcasing all of our beautiful work here at

AUTOCOUTURE MOTORING.
42 Lake Dr.
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 666-3500

For those of you who don't already know, Im JZ, ACM's new addition to the team. I will be running the lighting modification division, and performing other misc. modifications that require an artistic touch. We recently ran a GB for the E92 guys offering a discounted price on Upgraded ACM LED Angel Eyes and Custom painting. Here are some photos of the work we did on there cars.

Standard Blackout w/ OEM Rings



Standard Blackout and ACM Rings









Blackout with Blackout ACM Rings and CF Stripes on Shroud.







Satin Blackout w/ Brembo Yellow Stripes on shrouds and ACM Rings


Wow! Those look like my OSS lights! How much installed?
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can you quote me the price for the blackout + standard ACM rings? Also how long is the turnaround time if I send it in?
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How much for the Blackout with Blackout ACM Rings and CF Stripes on Shroud?
I'm in MD but willing to make the drive. How long does this take to get done?
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Wow! Those look like my OSS lights! How much installed?
you have OSS and you want to install ACM Lights?



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arent these OSS?
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arent these OSS?
This is my point ^^
Hell no I don't want to replace my OSS lights lol, just curious what these guys are asking for these, which I haven't heard a ballpark for yet...interesting.
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This is my point ^^
Hell no I don't want to replace my OSS lights lol, just curious what these guys are asking for these, which I haven't heard a ballpark for yet...interesting.
how much are the OSS's? bellow is what i got quoted, are OSS cheaper?
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The Standard Blackout and ACM Ring is $700

Blacking out the Rings is an additional $75
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can you quote me the price for the blackout + standard ACM rings? Also how long is the turnaround time if I send it in?
PM'd

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How much for the Blackout with Blackout ACM Rings and CF Stripes on Shroud?
I'm in MD but willing to make the drive. How long does this take to get done?
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you have OSS and you want to install ACM Lights?



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arent these OSS?
NO These are ACM lights.

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This is my point ^^
Hell no I don't want to replace my OSS lights lol, just curious what these guys are asking for these, which I haven't heard a ballpark for yet...interesting.
Quote PM'd. and NO these are NOT OSS! They are ACM Lights. Modified by me JZ @ AUTOCouture Motoring. Just like the first post says.
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