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      04-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Lighting Makeover

Signed the papers yesterday for a brand new 2011 328xi after 5 years in my 2001 325i

The E46 had factory xenon lights, but I could not get xenons in the new car due to limited selection at the dealer

That said, I would like to upgrade the factory lights to a more xenon/white look.

There is a ton of information out there for upgrading the angel eye lights, but I am wondering what works best for the low beams, high beams, fog lights along with changing the angel eye lights.

All suggestions welcome and appreciated!
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You are going to need entirely new headlights in the $1k-2K range to stay OEM and keep xenons.

Aftermarket SUCKS on this car from my 1 experience.
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      04-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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I am not looking to install xenon, just looking to change the bulbs so I can get a more xenon/white color
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Oh my mistake.
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      04-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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So after a little more research I think I am going to go with VisionX

H7 for the High/Low's
H8 for the Angel Eyes
H11 for the fog lights

Going to stick with the standard wattage unless anybody recommends anything different
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I am not looking to install xenon, just looking to change the bulbs so I can get a more xenon/white color
lux for angel eyes 100%....rated one of the brightest!
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Lux is not as bright as halogen h8 bulb with increased wattage, i'd say go with gpthunders 7500k for angel eyes and up your wattage a bit

Edit. Sorry voltage not watrage


Two days ago i put h11 blbs 55w into my angels and they were fucking bright!!! But after 2 minutes they gone, computer shut it down for to high power
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Still working on getting this done.

Have found a bunch of DIY's for pre-LCI, but not a whole lot for newer models.

After looking around under the hood yesterday it seems almost impossible to change the angel eye bulb without taking the whole light assembly out.
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Still working on getting this done.

Have found a bunch of DIY's for pre-LCI, but not a whole lot for newer models.

After looking around under the hood yesterday it seems almost impossible to change the angel eye bulb without taking the whole light assembly out.
Remove the fender liner and you have full access.
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