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      04-11-2013, 03:36 PM   #177
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@Accelerometer and @Ghode how you mounted this LED KIT to a car?

http://www.nm-motorsport.com/acatalo...n_Fitting.html

So if I understand this manual in few words: I remove cooler, try to replace existing H8 with AE LED and after that "screw" on back "cooler" ? Does it FITs normally to E90 LCI ?

Do you have any pictures of installation ?
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Yes, make sure you use a heat resistant adhesive to attach the metal LED portion to the base. Otherwise you will never be able to screw the heat sink on while the bulb is in the housing.
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      04-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #179
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"heat resistant adhesive" what is this, some kind of glue? i don't have it
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Note that the old version bulbs are now available for sale and the other set are sold out. When I emailed them about these, they replied that they've been having issues with the ones now sold out. Could be the issue at hand here with the inconsistent reviews on this post.
I'm going to see if I can get them to swap mine out. The ones I got are the newer style and if you look they have led's on 2 sides. The other ones have led's on 4 sides. That may explain the bright spots and not much light getting into the outer rings.
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awesome front bumper
Why thank you. lol... BTW, which AE's are you using? They look really bright.
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"heat resistant adhesive" what is this, some kind of glue? i don't have it
JB Weld. Stuff like krazy glue own't work. It's still a royal PITA, but it was the only way you could screw the heatsink back on.
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      04-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #183
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JB Weld. Stuff like krazy glue own't work. It's still a royal PITA, but it was the only way you could screw the heatsink back on.
Why, because it's rotating while you try screw back to heatsink ?
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      04-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #184
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Why thank you. lol... BTW, which AE's are you using? They look really bright.
haha the ones from BMWLED... I started this thread
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      04-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #185
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Picking up an e90 soon and I don't want to spend all my money on angel eye leds. I'm gonna give these a try!
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Why, because it's rotating while you try screw back to heatsink ?
One because it's heat resistant, and also because the jb weld really sticks. I and accelerometer tried krazy glue and it didn't work. The LED portion kept coming apart when you try to screw the heatsink back on. JB weld kept the hold. Just let it set for a moment though.
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      04-12-2013, 11:15 PM   #187
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Had mines in for about 2 1/2 weeks and i LOVE them!!! Pictures don't do these justice, they're a lot nicer and brighter in person.
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Had mines in for about 2 1/2 weeks and i LOVE them!!! Pictures don't do these justice, they're a lot nicer and brighter in person.
nice. are these the newer versions?
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Had mines in for about 2 1/2 weeks and i LOVE them!!! Pictures don't do these justice, they're a lot nicer and brighter in person.
nice. are these the newer versions?
Yup!
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cool. i think i'm gonna pick up a set and see how it goes. wish me luck.
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My $60 ebay special. 20W cree led
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      04-14-2013, 02:32 AM   #192
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Just ordered a set. Hopefully I got the right ones for my LCI E91. We'll see!
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      04-14-2013, 04:31 PM   #193
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Damn, wish I had seen this article earlier. Around the same time I ordered 6w bulbs from amazon. I couldn't afford to spend over$100 for them. The seller is great but the bulbs are dim... :'(
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How many watts? They run on ebay all day for less most of the time.
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      04-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #195
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were did you get the part to cover the nasty orange blinker reflector and does that go inside the light or the outside
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      04-15-2013, 02:29 AM   #196
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All the lights claiming LCI compatibility also claim they're for xenons only. Is there a compatibility reason for that, or is it because the light pipe reflects off the non-xenon reflectors really badly?

If it's the latter, can the headlights be opened up to, say, silver the back of the pipes and prevent reflection? It seems to me yes, since I see CFL or LED ring mods, but then the tail lights are sealed up tighter than a duck's butt...
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just ordered a set! hope they're bright like LCI.
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A quick comparison of the EBay LED 20W vs. Halogen ABT "White" Bulbs

Unfortunately my iphone has no shutter control so the images may be a bit confusing. The phone is adjusting off of the light coming from the right headlight. As you can see the halogen solution comes really close to the stock OEM bulbs in terms of light output. The Ebay LEDs are not even close...

OEM Halogen Bulbs Left / Aftermarket Solution Right

Ebay LED 20W


ABT Halogen Bulbs
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