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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, May-06-2014, 07:51:30 AM   #41
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Old Tue, May-06-2014, 02:12:48 PM   #42
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Not true actually. The Sylvania branded version is sold directly by Amazon.
Ahhh I was looking at the wrong bulbs =]
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Old Tue, May-06-2014, 06:26:20 PM   #43
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thank you very much sir & also thank you everyone for the help i will post some pictures when i receive the bulbs for any future reference.
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Here's a link to a fake vs real comparison on HIDplanet

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...ake-(with-pics)
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Here's a link to a fake vs real comparison on HIDplanet

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...ake-(with-pics)
Interesting LWerks - Thanks. Some obvious points, but some things I definitely would not spot.

Might be too late to actually check the ones you got Pumping Iron as they're already installed, but would be great to get your read after you've read that link (yes, you gotta sign up for yet another forum to see the pics)
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[quote=CabrilloM3;1066646028]Interesting LWerks - Thanks. Some obvious points, but some things I definitely would not spot.

FAKES! According to that thread (which thank goodness you showed me) I have fakes.

Well, if it seems to good to be true it probably isn't! Good thing is I still have the boxes and you can't tell they were used at all. I'm going to file a complaint with PayPal and fortunately I'll be covered 100%. The one good thing about eBay / PayPal is that you're pretty much always covered!

I'll just order real ones from TRS!

Thanks for that link, that's a life saver!

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FAKES! According to that thread (which thank goodness you showed me) I have fakes.

Well, if it seems to good to be true it probably isn't! Good thing is I still have the boxes and you can't tell they were used at all. I'm going to file a complaint with PayPal and fortunately I'll be covered 100%. The one good thing about eBay / PayPal is that you're pretty much always covered!

I'll just order real ones from TRS!

Thanks for that link, that's a life saver!
That sucks. Was hoping you would come back and say everything was good with that seller. Thankfully, there's PayPal Buyer Protection.
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I just bought a set of these CBI bulbs and ZKW-Rs from the retortfiit store.


I will post videos and pics for comparison in a day or two
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big advocator of the CBI's. I can't get enough on how well they perform on lighting up the road in front of me. DDM, Khoalty, anything in that realm is NOT in the same playing field at all. In this instance, you really do get what you're paying for. And yes those ebay ones are fake.....half price should've raised a huge red flag.

Sometimes I wonder with some M3 owners why $200 bulbs is a big deal....you have a nice car, at least put halfway decent parts on it...I mean if $200 is breaking the bank you picked the wrong car to own! It's not a civic! lol
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That sucks. Was hoping you would come back and say everything was good with that seller. Thankfully, there's PayPal Buyer Protection.
I was hoping they were real as well! At least PayPal has me covered.

I wonder if the seller even knows they are fake. His English is very poor and it says he is from Poland.
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