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      05-14-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Can we have an official "Lighting" Thread

I dont know how big of a hit it would be. and im not smart enough to make it, but can someone put together an official "lighting" thread.
Included could be info about headlights(xenon vs. halogen). euro vs usd. different aftermarket headlight mods. a list of bulb sizes and numbers for replacing stock bulbs and upgrading bulbs for brighter or bluer colors. and anything else that might go well in there.
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I dont know how big of a hit it would be. and im not smart enough to make it, but can someone put together an official "lighting" thread.
Included could be info about headlights(xenon vs. halogen). euro vs usd. different aftermarket headlight mods. a list of bulb sizes and numbers for replacing stock bulbs and upgrading bulbs for brighter or bluer colors. and anything else that might go well in there.
Not a bad idea
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What does bump mean?
It just means "here is a post for the sole purpose of sending this thread back to the top of the list". It's a way to try and refresh a topic that people may be missing.
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i like the idea since I have a bulb out
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that would be good.. specially if someone can chop a picture of a car and draw arrows for each bulb and tell the size


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      05-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #9
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If someone will make it, I'll sticky it. Maybe longtran can do it
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Is this ever going to happen? I need this info now.
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Ancient thread, but still a good idea!
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us xenons are the same as euro ones except for the clear corners.
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New member here, just bought an e90 325i three days ago.

I used to do alot of work with lighting and did the first TSX retro on an E36 with comparo pictures to show how outdated the ZKW pattern was.

The E90 has a very blurred cutoff with a lack of "colorband", so when you see an e90 coming at you, it doesnt look as impressive as the Audi's or certain E46 xenon equipped cars. The E90 has splotches of yellow as a colorband.

You guys should probably avoid the 6000k and higher kelvin temperature crap, they're a fake solution to the true blue's and purples you see out of Audi's and Porsches.

You can adjust the focal point of the cutoff shield with washers or shield bending with your existing E90 headlight setup if you're brave enough to disassemble your projectors to produce this:



Here is the sharp cutoff from my E36 TSX retro:



Here is a picture of the shield that I am referring to that the cutoff comes from: (picture from a TL projector)

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