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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
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Old Wed, Apr-24-2013, 04:18:09 PM   #21
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My umnitza multi color, looks fine to me, love them.
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I've had both. Started with Khoalty which I really liked. But after about a year after installing them half of one of the rings would go out after they warmed up. Switched to Umnitza a few weeks ago and yes they are brighter. I'm happy with either.
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Is it just me or does those lenses look blurry/faded in the picture for the Umnitza's. Kind of blurs the look and makes it less precise looking.

I have the Umnitza's and love them. They're bright but they're supposed to be.

Install was a cinch, ballast boxes and all, just secure them via cable tie and they're fine.

When I was considering the Umnitza vs. Khoalty, I didn't hear a lot of good things about Khoalty so I went with Umnitza and I'm very happy overall. That was 2.5 years ago and still working fine.
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Old Wed, Apr-24-2013, 04:42:11 PM   #24
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Not sure which ones I have because the previous owner installed them, but I have repaired them once or twice and have gotten to know the setup. Super simple, easy to work on, clips hold great, and when I don't want them on, I just pull the fuse! Much simpler than taking them out and selling them. IMO if you want to rock no angel eyes for a while just pull the fuse or relay :2cents:


BTW it's super hard to photograph these well!
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Not sure which ones I have because the previous owner installed them, but I have repaired them once or twice and have gotten to know the setup. Super simple, easy to work on, clips hold great, and when I don't want them on, I just pull the fuse! Much simpler than taking them out and selling them. IMO if you want to rock no angel eyes for a while just pull the fuse or relay :2cents:


BTW it's super hard to photograph these well!
Is that setup your DRL's, or do you have your parking lights and foglights on? This is the same look I was talking about switching to for DRLs on the first page. Looks good, same color as mine and everything

EDIT: Is there a bulb anyone can recommend for Fogs that will be as blue as the ones in this pic, or maybe close that aren't HID? I don't really want to mess with installing HIDs in the fog, but wouldnt mind picking up a whiter bulb than the stock yellow color. Im really thinking of doing this for my DRL's. What does everyone think? AE's, fogs and side markers as DRL's running all the time whenever the car is on, then flip the switch and everything stays the same, except HIDs flip on? I know Im giving it too much thought, but is this a little much for DRL's, or could this look good? I don't want to look like Im driving a spaceship down the street.
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Love my Orion V2 Opaques
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Does EAS still sell their AE's? I loved the look of them over all the other brands. Not too overdone, complemented the car better and the others to me look out of place.
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Old Wed, Apr-24-2013, 06:49:40 PM   #28
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Is that setup your DRL's, or do you have your parking lights and foglights on? This is the same look I was talking about switching to for DRLs on the first page. Looks good, same color as mine and everything

EDIT: Is there a bulb anyone can recommend for Fogs that will be as blue as the ones in this pic, or maybe close that aren't HID? I don't really want to mess with installing HIDs in the fog, but wouldnt mind picking up a whiter bulb than the stock yellow color. Im really thinking of doing this for my DRL's. What does everyone think? AE's, fogs and side markers as DRL's running all the time whenever the car is on, then flip the switch and everything stays the same, except HIDs flip on? I know Im giving it too much thought, but is this a little much for DRL's, or could this look good? I don't want to look like Im driving a spaceship down the street.
Word of caution: it may look better from the outside, however the yellow light on fogs, vastly improves their actual function as opposed to white or blueish light.


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Word of caution: it may look better from the outside, however the yellow light on fogs, vastly improves their actual function as opposed to white or blueish light.




Damn. Looks great.
Good point. Guess I might just be doing HIDs in the fogs
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99% of aftermarket angel eyes look ridiculous.

Take an element of good design by BMW and ruin everything that made it good. It gets to the point where the only thing you notice about the car is the giant angel eyes, like so:



Truly awful.

OEM from the correct era had a soft organic off-white which provided a congruent blend with the light housing and paint and striking contrast to the white of the Xenons inside. In comparison to the above, OEM appears as a paragon of good design and a warning to avoid bad cosmetic mods:
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