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      07-01-2011, 10:33 AM   #23
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Is there any e90 options (pre-LCI or LCI) that your team will be considering in the future??

I'd love to have rings like those and would love to support a local shop!!
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      07-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #24
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Is there any e90 options (pre-LCI or LCI) that your team will be considering in the future??

I'd love to have rings like those and would love to support a local shop!!
There is an option- cutting them open and resealing, but it's not "OEM" looking once they're done. The seals look pretty sloppy and not up to our standards. If we can figure out a way to get those pesky lights open in the future, we DEFINITELY be offering the service

We're going to be posting up some pictures of the cut and reseal method versus the open and seal method shortly
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      07-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #25
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      07-01-2011, 11:32 AM   #27
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These pictures are not to bash any company that does this nor does it compare quality of work. They are SIMPLY to show the difference in appearance of the headlight after it has been CUT open and resealed as opposed to a headlight that is opened up and resealed using an oven to soften the OEM Butyl sealant found in the E92's.

Before anyone posts the obvious. I do realize that these are pictures of a E90 headlight and an E92 Headlight. I also am fully aware that the E90 CAN NOT be opened using the conventional method of heating and prying open. This is simply to show the difference in aesthetics between a headlight that has been cut vs. one that has not been cut.

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      07-02-2011, 05:02 AM   #28
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Does the e90 vs. e92 headlight sealing issue apply to M3s? Just curious given I thought the headlights were the same for all the body styles.
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      07-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #29
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Does the e90 vs. e92 headlight sealing issue apply to M3s? Just curious given I thought the headlights were the same for all the body styles.

No. The M3's use the Coupe headlights for both E92 and E90 bodies. But they are the only exception when it comes to the headlights in the E9X platform.

So, basically I can open any E9X M3 headlight because it is essentially a E92 Headlight.

Hope that clears things up.

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      07-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #30
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Received a PM explaining in detail what they do, with an excellent customer focus, even for a non buyer. Based on the customer service I would highly recommend these guys! These guys are EXACTLY what the doctor ordered for folks looking for cosmetic / lighting solutions for their bimmers, especially in the tri state area. Great to have options, especially when they come with A+ customer (or even just information seeker) service!

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      07-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #31
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      07-02-2011, 04:14 PM   #33
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Looking good. I've heard nothing but good things about the shop. Stand up guys.
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      12-05-2011, 04:33 PM   #34
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Hey, I just wanna know, what is the blank space pointed out below..?

It looks as tho an LED is out..
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      12-05-2011, 04:44 PM   #35
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Hey, I just wanna know, what is the blank space pointed out below..?

It looks as tho an LED is out..
For some reason it pops up in pictures, but not in person.




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      12-05-2011, 05:16 PM   #36
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These pictures are not to bash any company that does this nor does it compare quality of work. They are SIMPLY to show the difference in appearance of the headlight after it has been CUT open and resealed as opposed to a headlight that is opened up and resealed using an oven to soften the OEM Butyl sealant found in the E92's.

Before anyone posts the obvious. I do realize that these are pictures of a E90 headlight and an E92 Headlight. I also am fully aware that the E90 CAN NOT be opened using the conventional method of heating and prying open. This is simply to show the difference in aesthetics between a headlight that has been cut vs. one that has not been cut.

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That E90 housing was opened up and sealed pretty clean. I cut all around my housings with a dremel. Just the top portion of the groove they sit in though. So there is still a lip against the edge of the lens. Only takes about 20 minutes per side....alot faster than heating the plastic, deforming it, then reforming it and sealing it up.
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      12-05-2011, 05:32 PM   #37
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Can you do this to e90 depo lights?
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      12-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #38
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Can you do this to e90 depo lights?
Currently only E92 since they don't require cutting.
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      12-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #39
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Can we get a direct sun shining on the lights/hood shot , these still seem dim to me
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      12-07-2011, 12:48 AM   #40
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Can we get a direct sun shining on the lights/hood shot , these still seem dim to me
Im sure these photos were purposely taken underexposed bc I've tried taking pics with my camera and all you see is blinding light. Trust me these are bright!! Best mod I've done. Even non car enthusiast notice them right away.
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      02-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #41
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You can work on e82 BMW 135i? If so how much would it cost to do blackout/LED Angel eyes? I'm in Texas so I would have to ship them.
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Can you guys just sell me a set of the led rings or even the parts that u used to make them? Ill do all the rest of the custom fab work myself..i just need a set of the leds or rings?!?!
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I have shitty ass halogens on my 06 325i. This work is FANTASTIC. What do I need to get some kind of projector setup from you?

Also, do you happen to do carbon fiber overlays of other things? I am a carbon addict in the true sense of the word so these headlights are AMAZING.
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Can adaptive headlights be baked/modified? I heard that the motor/mechanism in them is very fragile and can break if baked at the wrong temperature or for too long. If this happens, will you cover the cost for a new set of lights? What is the warranty policy like?
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