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      05-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #23
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The more i look at these the more pissed off i get -__-




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I purchased them from a local store here that works on BMW, they were about 70$ They just say BMW LED 20W CREE H8
LUX is the only way to go. You get what you pay for.
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You should drive to Dallas and swap me your OEM's for my retrofits Looking to go back to a more subtle look personally.
^this, i like the look of my non-LED ANGEL eyes better. LED's are too bright, gives the cops something to aim at.
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After trying cheaper ones and then BMS and the finally lux I knew the only way to go was a LED angel eye swap. Should have done it from the beginning case there amazing and only cost $275 plus my labour.
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If you did any kind of research you would have seen these are the typical results. Plug and play kits don't do much besides change the color while being less bright than OEM.
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After trying cheaper ones and then BMS and the finally lux I knew the only way to go was a LED angel eye swap. Should have done it from the beginning case there amazing and only cost $275 plus my labour.
Not sure what you are trying to say here. All aftermarket AE swaps are LED (or, in rare cases, HID). Are you saying that LED is better than HID? Or that LED is better than stock? Or something else?
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full led rings here, only way to really do it right imo

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full led rings here, only way to really do it right imo

sex^^^.

What are those? Do you take the headlight assembly out and re install the rings themselves?
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After trying cheaper ones and then BMS and the finally lux I knew the only way to go was a LED angel eye swap. Should have done it from the beginning case there amazing and only cost $275 plus my labour.
Not sure what you are trying to say here. All aftermarket AE swaps are LED (or, in rare cases, HID). Are you saying that LED is better than HID? Or that LED is better than stock? Or something else?
What I'm saying is full LED ring swap is the only way to go and really not as pricey as most people think
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sex^^^.

What are those? Do you take the headlight assembly out and re install the rings themselves?
yessir that's what was done
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yessir that's what was done
How much work was it? do you have to heat up and pry open the headlamp?
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yessir that's what was done
How much work was it? do you have to heat up and pry open the headlamp?
E92 just need to be heated up to get it open e90 is a lot harder. The rings range in price I went with the umintza Orion predator V2 cause I like the beaded look more. They cost $275 shipped to me in Canada
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Just took this pic outside in direct sunlight. You'll see why I switched from LUX to Umnitza. I only blacked out the bottom of the frame on the inside of the headlight. Very easy DIY, but PITA too.

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How much work was it? do you have to heat up and pry open the headlamp?
yes , it requires a decent amount of work

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E92 just need to be heated up to get it open e90 is a lot harder. The rings range in price I went with the umintza Orion predator V2 cause I like the beaded look more. They cost $275 shipped to me in Canada
^x2 what he said, $275 for this is a freaking STEAL

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jus realized you said $275 is for the materials only, which sounds about right
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i caved and bought the lux, no regrets

Wow. Just wow! Wish my halogen rings could look that good. Guess I'll just have to stick with mines until i get my F30 next year.
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Just took this pic outside in direct sunlight. You'll see why I switched from LUX to Umnitza. I only blacked out the bottom of the frame on the inside of the headlight. Very easy DIY, but PITA too.

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Now that's sexy.
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Now that's sexy.
Are those halogen housings? if so, what brand rings are those?
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i got mtec h8 angel eyes on my car, there are as bright as lux.
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The more i look at these the more pissed off i get -__-




looks like you may have them reversed or not fully turned and locked in.
LED AE's need to be aligned to the AE ring.
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I installed Lux on mine a couple weeks ago. As others have mentioned the inner ring is always going to be brighter than the outer ring. Overall I'm happy with them. They're the best when it's partly cloudy (or darker) rather than in direct sunlight.

This is only looks marginally better than the 1s OP posted. Sorry. I guess the full LED rings are really the only 1s worth the money for a noticeable change. Damn...
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This is only looks marginally better than the 1s OP posted. Sorry. I guess the full LED rings are really the only 1s worth the money for a noticeable change. Damn...
Yep, i had the Lux H8's and was happy for a while but they looked bad from just a bit off angle. They pretty much only looked good to me from directly straight on. Too washed out for me. So i removed my headlamp assemblies, took them to Bavarian X and had them do the LS3 LED conversion. I couldnt be happier now This was what i should have done to begin with. The outer rings are full size too...sorry i didnt have any AE specific pics just grabbed a few from a road trip we took
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@vertspeed, those look great!
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