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      07-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #23
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You seem like the only one not liking them I know you have your opinions but to be honest I looked at the popular brand of AE complete replacement lights and IMO there is a clear choice which looks better to me at least As for looking scared, I dont understand but if thats a reason to not get them because of that, I guess to each is their own opinion. I mean seriously, if you have something thats already installed on your car, you will always say something negative about something else...Human nature to do so. For me I will tell it like it is, and what I see regardless if I have it or not. This thread is not about which is better by the way, its purely to show my modification on my car that I had done..Please stop comparing your lights to mine.
I respect your opinion, I just couldn't help it, lol. Sorry.
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Looks great! I'm thinking of getting this done very soon. Would you mind taking a daytime pic of the entire headlight? I think you opted for the same color scheme I want -- shrouds stay stock color but corners are blacked out.

And now that you guys mention it, the headlights do look scared lol. But I like it, reminds me of the LCI E92's.
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Looks great! I'm thinking of getting this done very soon. Would you mind taking a daytime pic of the entire headlight? I think you opted for the same color scheme I want -- shrouds stay stock color but corners are blacked out.

And now that you guys mention it, the headlights do look scared lol. But I like it, reminds me of the LCI E92's.
Look on the first page of this thread. The second picture shows exactly how it looks
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i love the color of these rings. Do you have anymore shots?
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      07-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #27
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i love the color of these rings. Do you have anymore shots?
I will have more tomorrow at a car meet where i will compare two sets of AE upgrades. There will be plenty of pictures for you to see.
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great. daytime shots would be appreciated.
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Look good. What brand?
ONEighty uses Luce Produkt Orb Rings (luceprodukt.com) I can't tell you how big a fan I am of their stuff. I been following both companies for a while but just got my first BMW, definitely going to try to get something done.
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Looks good.
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I like the OneEighty over the OSS or LS3!

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ONEighty uses Luce Produkt Orb Rings (luceprodukt.com) I can't tell you how big a fan I am of their stuff. I been following both companies for a while but just got my first BMW, definitely going to try to get something done.
Thanks for that tip!

What does it mean exactly by "rings per headlight - single vs dual"? I'm assuming for ours it would be dual (two halos) per light?:

http://www.luceprodukt.com/e/bmw_335...angel_eyes.asp

Thanks!

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Thanks for that tip!

What does it mean exactly by "rings per headlight - single vs dual"? I'm assuming for ours it would be dual (two halos) per light?:

http://www.luceprodukt.com/e/bmw_335...angel_eyes.asp

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They do that so you have the option to change 1 or both of your rings. Some people I guess may not want to shell out $300 + labor for their headlights. IMHO I'd go with the dual all day.
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They do that so you have the option to change 1 or both of your rings. Some people I guess may not want to shell out $300 + labor for their headlights. IMHO I'd go with the dual all day.
I agree with you.

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OSS was right about full rings making the car look scared. Dousn't it look odd to you?
i completely agree with this comment, it just doesn't look right
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I up the voltage to my AEs to 13.7 volts with NCSexpert and they look awesome! They are so much brighter then before.
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before increasing the voltage..
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So much better then OSS!!
Nahhh........
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Nahhh........
I think everyone in this thread gets the point that you own OSS halo's and don't like anything else lol

I prefer GP Thunders and everything else sucks because I own GP Thunders...


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I think everyone in this thread gets the point that you own OSS halo's and don't like anything else lol

I prefer GP Thunders and everything else sucks because I own GP Thunders...
I was playing around....but no, that's not it at all. I am up for anything that keeps the OEM designed cut, such as the GP's. Assuming your comment was directed at me anyhow.
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I like it!

I have a very strange opinion about the cut vs no cut style

I think with the OEM angel eyes, the cut is hardly noticeable due to the yellowish color of the halos. And it does give it that aggressive squinty look.

However, on the brighter led alternatives like OSS, the cut I think is exaggerated due to the brightness and makes the ring look unfinished to the average person and myself.

While on the other hand the full ring is more complete it lacks the squinty look. But it looks less aftermarket because the cut is not noticed on most angel eyes.

I think the best idea would be to get the cut on the outer ring to be a tad narrower and also slant to match the line of the hood. And possibly do the same slanted narrow cut on the inner ring.
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I saw a side by side comparison of the two cars together, full rings and OSS rings. I have to say that your theory in lighting is pretty much spot on. Without brighter LEDs the cutout is definitely less noticeable, but with after market LEDs, The cut out stands out and it does look like its ether unfinished or the LEDs are broken within that region
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I got my HID fogs installed today by Oneighty! I asked for 6000k HID...Its not a perfect match to the AEs, but I wanted a little contrast between the two and with the low beams on it matches quite well to the 6000k fogs.
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