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ddc9999 11-14-2012 08:22 PM

Lighting Package - Stock
 
Anyone have a picture of the stock lights vs the xenons lit up? I have seen plenty of pictures with the xenons on, but I can't find a picture of stock lights that have been turned on so I can't make a comparison between the two. Leaning on getting the xenons, but I'd like to see what I'm really upgrading from.

Arciga18 11-14-2012 08:40 PM

Get the xenons. The standard lights are terrible.

You won't regret it.

trinipirate 11-14-2012 08:46 PM

the halogen on the F30 looks worse than the E90 to me... maybe its because you almost expect the F30 to be so more advanced and evolved. halogens just ruin the car and makes it look like ur typical run of the mill sedan

AndDown 11-14-2012 08:49 PM

Absolutely get the xenons. You not only get the adaptive light package, but the daylight LED driving lights are distinctive BMW. Oh, and the way it lights up the street at night is incomparable.

ddc9999 11-14-2012 09:04 PM

Thanks or the replies. What you all said is pretty much what I imagined it to be so I'll get the xenons. My old car, a 06 330xi (I was one of those 06 330 fans), had the xenons and I loved them. I'd probably still would love to have that car back, but it was totaled in Hurricane Sandy. Luckily I've heard of BMW doubling the loyalty incentive and another dealership is offering to pay up to a $1k on your insurance deductible too.

namelessman 11-15-2012 08:13 AM

Xenon is light and day(literally) when compared to halogen, it is highly recommended. Even though adaptive head light is somewhat different in US(S84), it is still worth it.

ChrisF01 11-15-2012 08:47 AM

Once you get HIDs (xenon projectors) you will NEVER ever ever go back. I personally think its ridiculous that ANY BMW wouldn't have them as standard. Even the base 128/X1 should have them :rolleyes:

Good Luck:thumbup:

samualcc 11-15-2012 09:59 AM

Here you go. Terrible looking. Get the Xenon's. Besides looking awful, most 328s are going to be sold without Xenons. This was the case with the E90, and since they look so much better on the F30, it really does class up the car even more.

http://www.f30post.com/goodiesforyou...e/IMG_6771.jpg

kobechrome 11-15-2012 10:26 AM

Versus this

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6...30a4d76c_b.jpg

ChrisF01 11-15-2012 11:11 AM

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/up...335i_vEG73.jpg

samualcc 11-15-2012 11:54 AM

No contest.

golovko 11-15-2012 12:57 PM

Going to take a stab at a ridiculous argument for standard lighting similar to the RWD vs AWD in snow argument.

If you enjoy driving, standard lighting package is better because it makes it more challenging to drive at night.

kobechrome 11-15-2012 12:59 PM

... and who doesn't love a challenge when driving at night.

woodswatchco 11-15-2012 04:06 PM

I am really regretting not getting the xenons on the 328i M sport I ordered. I just had to draw the line somewhere for my budget. I stretched to get the red leather. By the time I decided to get the lighting package added, my car was already in production. I hope it's a case of what I don't already know, I won't miss. :eek:

ChrisF01 11-15-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodswatchco (Post 7197335)
I am really regretting not getting the xenons on the 328i M sport I ordered. I just had to draw the line somewhere for my budget. I stretched to get the red leather. By the time I decided to get the lighting package added, my car was already in production. I hope it's a case of what I don't already know, I won't miss. :eek:

Although you won't have quite the same range as a projector, you can always add a quality HID kit in your halogen housing. Then just adjust the height so you're not blinding anyone (as much as possible). That would still be 20 times better than standard halogens...

I have a 06 Tahoe Z71 I threw a high quality HID kit in the stock housing. It's much better than nothing, if you really don't drive much at night it won't be much if a difference for you. I drive ~40-45% at nighttime/early morning hours so it's necessary all my cars have them.

kkapdolee 11-15-2012 07:21 PM

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Here.

Now get Xenons..

kkapdolee 11-15-2012 07:23 PM

Btw, how do people post photos on their comments without uploading it as an attachment like I just had to do?

trinipirate 11-15-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kkapdolee (Post 7197708)
Btw, how do people post photos on their comments without uploading it as an attachment like I just had to do?

host it online. then use the insert image icon to paste the url

kkapdolee 11-15-2012 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golovko (Post 7197048)
Going to take a stab at a ridiculous argument for standard lighting similar to the RWD vs AWD in snow argument.

If you enjoy driving, standard lighting package is better because it makes it more challenging to drive at night.

I just saw some of your car pics. Is your interior white? That looks amazing..

kkapdolee 11-15-2012 07:30 PM

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thegandalf 11-15-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkapdolee (Post 7197715)
I just saw some of your car pics. Is your interior white? That looks amazing..

It's the grey everest leather. I does look sharp.

woodswatchco 11-15-2012 08:01 PM

Thanks a lot for the tip. I'll look into it.



Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7197620)
Although you won't have quite the same range as a projector, you can always add a quality HID kit in your halogen housing. Then just adjust the height so you're not blinding anyone (as much as possible). That would still be 20 times better than standard halogens...

I have a 06 Tahoe Z71 I threw a high quality HID kit in the stock housing. It's much better than nothing, if you really don't drive much at night it won't be much if a difference for you. I drive ~40-45% at nighttime/early morning hours so it's necessary all my cars have them.


vincentchiu 11-15-2012 09:34 PM

Xenon are 3x brighter than halogen. It's like using a mag lite compared to a candle flame when you're looking for something

hans007 11-15-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7197620)
Although you won't have quite the same range as a projector, you can always add a quality HID kit in your halogen housing. Then just adjust the height so you're not blinding anyone (as much as possible). That would still be 20 times better than standard halogens...

I have a 06 Tahoe Z71 I threw a high quality HID kit in the stock housing. It's much better than nothing, if you really don't drive much at night it won't be much if a difference for you. I drive ~40-45% at nighttime/early morning hours so it's necessary all my cars have them.

- 10000

this is terrible. retrofit an actual projector housing or dont do it at all and spare the rest of us.

if people would stop giving this advice, you'd have less people being blinded .

now on a sedan maybe its not quite as bad and just looks terrible. on a tahoe, its just plain horrible, there no way you are going to be able to adjust the height on a tahoe to not blind people in normal cars. you are one of THOSE horrible awful people chrisf02

ChrisF01 11-16-2012 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hans007 (Post 7197884)
- 10000

this is terrible. retrofit an actual projector housing or dont do it at all and spare the rest of us.

if people would stop giving this advice, you'd have less people being blinded .

now on a sedan maybe its not quite as bad and just looks terrible. on a tahoe, its just plain horrible, there no way you are going to be able to adjust the height on a tahoe to not blind people in normal cars. you are one of THOSE horrible awful people chrisf02

Haha

Actually I went to the trouble of making sure I wasn't blinding to oncoming cars - at the cost of defeating some of the range advantages of putting HIDs in the stock Halogen housing. Not that hard to get a friend to drive in front of you, then opposite to test them out... for a vehicle thats used to go off-road and camping/hunting.

I honestly couldn't give two ****s what you think to tell you the truth. I'm more interested in helping the guy out. His car, his money, his choice.

;)


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