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      09-10-2015, 07:23 PM   #1
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MARS E90 LCI Headlights for $600 Shipped?

Just stumbled upon these. These guys have been known for their Pre-LCI to LCI "Redline" tail lights for a few years. But it appears that they've now ventured out into a whole line of lighting for the E90. Very curious on the quality of these LCI style headlights (obviously no AHL). But they look pretty impressive from what the images show.

They are not OEM, never will be. But a compelling option for pre-LCI guys not wanting to shell out $2k for OEM LCI headlights.

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http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/151746040944






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      09-11-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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I'd have to see them on a car, those lopsided rings are kinda weird
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the rings are a interpretation of the new AEs on the LCI F30. Also, $600 gets you halogen projectors. looks like another$200 to get HIDs. I think the black housing version looks great!
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      09-11-2015, 11:01 AM   #4
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Why do aftermarket manufactures have to make the headlights look so over the top? Why can't they make a more OEM type headlight. The E36 glass ellipsoid was perfect from an aftermarket stand point. It's been downhill since.
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the rings are a interpretation of the new AEs on the LCI F30. Also, $600 gets you halogen projectors. looks like another$200 to get HIDs. I think the black housing version looks great!
I'm normally really against non-OEM headlights but I've been looking a pics of these next to LCI's/OSS LCI's and it looks like they've done a really impressive job. Anyone want to be the guinea pig and tell us about the build quality??
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Why do aftermarket manufactures have to make the headlights look so over the top? Why can't they make a more OEM type headlight. The E36 glass ellipsoid was perfect from an aftermarket stand point. It's been downhill since.
because bmw will sue them..
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it actually looks pretty good. I would buy a set and swap out the angel eyes with full dtm ones. I like the fact that it comes with the LED turn signal modules.
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the rings are a interpretation of the new AEs on the LCI F30. Also, $600 gets you halogen projectors. looks like another$200 to get HIDs. I think the black housing version looks great!
Agreed, I think this is what they were going for with the 3D AE's... (Below images NOT of the MARS headlights)



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      09-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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600 AUD so about 430 USD. Not a bad price I guess. Would probably get these over the Depo ones
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600 AUD so about 430 USD. Not a bad price I guess. Would probably get these over the Depo ones
Add in the shipping and you're looking at just under $600 to your door. I emailed them for pics on the cutoff beam quality. Looks like these are brand new to them, so they're still getting photos.
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I normally don't like aftermarket stuff either but if I had to buy some new headlights tomorrow due to a minor accident, I'd buy those dark ones. I think they look pretty good and could pass for factory issue to a casual observer.
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These look good, but how's the quality? In my experiences, the quality of aftermarket lights suck when it comes to E90's.
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I normally don't like aftermarket stuff either but if I had to buy some new headlights tomorrow due to a minor accident, I'd buy those dark ones. I think they look pretty good and could pass for factory issue to a casual observer.
And here they are next to a set of OSS LCI's...

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These look good, but how's the quality? In my experiences, the quality of aftermarket lights suck when it comes to E90's.
THAT is the question. Until we have a guinea pig we won't know. Only reference point we do have is that MARS is known for their LCI style tails for the Pre-LCI's and I've never heard a complaint about them. Then again... They serve much less crucial of a role than headlights.
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Wow, I was debating getting the DTM upgrade to my OEMs but shipping them away to the states to get the job done is what's holding me back. These seem like a great alternative... especially when you consider you get to keep stock.
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because bmw will sue them..
Not true:

OEM:



Aftermarket:



pretty close to me.
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Not true:

pretty close to me.
this may be true of old e36 headlights that bmw probably doesnt make anymore but just ask Avant Garde wheels about their m5 replica wheels....
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Why do aftermarket manufactures have to make the headlights look so over the top? Why can't they make a more OEM type headlight. The E36 glass ellipsoid was perfect from an aftermarket stand point. It's been downhill since.
DEPO will be the best option for something close to OEM. Here is one of their pre-lci headlights you can get.



The only thing that scares me is the stories I've heard with these aftermarket headlights and condensation.
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Back to the topic: I like the headlights but the rings look kinda funky

Y'all might like this too. More OEM looking.

https://www.uniquestyleracings.com/i...product_id=619

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I have the e90 mars lci tail lights on my m3 and love them, I'm sure these are good quality, the shipping kind of sucks though
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Damn, those lights look pretty legit. Shipping seems a little absurd.
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After having a couple after market headlights, Depo and a pair from eBay, I will never again get anything other then oem or something like oss.

From the rings bulbs going out and being a pain to replace on Depo and eBay lights frying electrical systems I find it better to just fork out the extra cash.
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