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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:31 AM
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I bit the bullet and ordered the projectors!!! yay!

So on my way home on 4th of july.
I drove with just my HID fogs and angel eyes on.... and then switched between my low beams on with them and noticed absolutly no difference.
I said to my self.... well if I can't see **** at night what good are these headlights?
So I contacted Umnitza and ordered the projectors with 6k HIDs.
I will be doing the install sometime this week.
pictures up soon!
Everything in total shipped was $387 btw if anyone would like to know.
$87 more then DDMtuning.
But at least with Umnitza you have a very good warranty.
Great support and the fact that if you already have angel eyes from them ( like I do ).
You'll know for a fact they'll fit right and everything is under warranty by them
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:32 AM
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:35 AM
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good job... you'll love them!
Yeah
next will be VMR 714 rims with H&R lowering springs and a M3 front lip like yours.
Then GTR hood then VF supercharger.
I decided the M3 hunt is taking to long and might as well fully mod my car in the mean time.
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Nice Malibu I am in the market for Angel eyes. So these projectors you purchased are they the whole headlight assembly? I am trying to decide whether to just get Angel Eyes with new lenses or the whole assembly since my lenses are fairly cloudy.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:49 PM
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:52 PM
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Nice Malibu I am in the market for Angel eyes. So these projectors you purchased are they the whole headlight assembly? I am trying to decide whether to just get Angel Eyes with new lenses or the whole assembly since my lenses are fairly cloudy.
These include everything.
Housing, lenses, ballasts for the HID kit, bulbs, nuts bolts all that good stuff.
I first started it off with just the angel eyes. Which were Orion V2s.
I was VERY happy with them and still are.
But After I recently put on a M3 front with HID fogs. My current hologen housing just doesn't fit the front of the car.. doesn't look right....
I also couldn't see very well at night either.
So that's what made me decided on these. And the help of Jryguyi lol.

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i knew you would cave in You'll love them.
Indeed! thanks for helping me out Jry!
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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These include everything.
Housing, lenses, ballasts for the HID kit, bulbs, nuts bolts all that good stuff.
I first started it off with just the angel eyes. Which were Orion V2s.
I was VERY happy with them and still are.
But After I recently put on a M3 front with HID fogs. My current hologen housing just doesn't fit the front of the car.. doesn't look right....
I also couldn't see very well at night either.
So that's what made me decided on these. And the help of Jryguyi lol.



Indeed! thanks for helping me out Jry!

Sorry if I seem a bit slow but did you have Xenons? I am asking this since I am gettting ready to get the M3 bumper as well and I currently have Xenons with foggy lenses haha. I am trying to figure out if the new housing is a good way to go versus getting (or repairing) new lenses with some Orion V2s.

I am looking at these:
http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-bpred...es-p-1198.html

Also, what do you recommend, Amber, 6000k or 4300k? Thanks!
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Finally dude!!
See what I mean about halogens?
just wait untill u get hte projectors on..lol..
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:17 PM
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yeah Im about to upgrade my cracked lenses...So im going to go with the DDM full kit that comes with Projectors, angel eyes, HID kit etc. But I have NO idea as to what there going to look like seeing as their is only one photo on their site...and there are options for the Angel eyes, Bulb color, and HID options...which I have noooo Idea about. 6000K is the highest u can go in Canada without getting a ticket from the pigs.
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yeah Im about to upgrade my cracked lenses...So im going to go with the DDM full kit that comes with Projectors, angel eyes, HID kit etc. But I have NO idea as to what there going to look like seeing as their is only one photo on their site...and there are options for the Angel eyes, Bulb color, and HID options...which I have noooo Idea about. 6000K is the highest u can go in Canada without getting a ticket from the pigs.
6000k is perfect
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what option on the HID manufacturer would you choose?/Which of the angel eye options are the closest to 6000k? I dont want oem halogen bulbs..
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what option on the HID manufacturer would you choose?/Which of the angel eye options are the closest to 6000k? I dont want oem halogen bulbs..
OEM Xenon System
Xenix Bulbs
Predator Orion V2 Angels

http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-proje...ing-p-208.html

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It doesnt state that it comes with all new housings and lenses..which I need because mine are foggy and cracked..
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:29 PM
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Sorry if I seem a bit slow but did you have Xenons? I am asking this since I am gettting ready to get the M3 bumper as well and I currently have Xenons with foggy lenses haha. I am trying to figure out if the new housing is a good way to go versus getting (or repairing) new lenses with some Orion V2s.

I am looking at these:
http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-bpred...es-p-1198.html

Also, what do you recommend, Amber, 6000k or 4300k? Thanks!
I already had Orion V2 angel eyes.
So I just ordered the projector kit from Umniiza that was on sale for $249.
You can buy lenses seperately for like $40s each or so.
If you want the whole projector housing I'd say either ddmtuning or umnitza.

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yeah Im about to upgrade my cracked lenses...So im going to go with the DDM full kit that comes with Projectors, angel eyes, HID kit etc. But I have NO idea as to what there going to look like seeing as their is only one photo on their site...and there are options for the Angel eyes, Bulb color, and HID options...which I have noooo Idea about. 6000K is the highest u can go in Canada without getting a ticket from the pigs.

6k is perfect imo.
If you want a HID kit go with ddmtunings.
I have there sfor my fog lights and there great.
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I drove with just my HID fogs and angel eyes on.... and then switched between my low beams on with them and noticed absolutly no difference.
I said to my self.... well if I can't see **** at night what good are these headlights?
Very nice justification for getting them, also you will helping out the people of Cali by blinding oncoming traffic (even though it not that bad)

Can wait for the new projectors
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They sure are an improvement, but almost all aftermarket projectors are designed for halogen bulbs (not as much wide angle as the OEMs, but they're ok). OEM color is 4300K by the way, light output is better with the 4300Ks than the 6000Ks.
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and a M3 front lip like yours.

good luck.. I made my front lip. You can get the carbon splitters but the other part is a 1 off.
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good luck.. I made my front lip. You can get the carbon splitters but the other part is a 1 off.
Then you shall help me make mine to! lol.
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nice can't wait.
Smilez I remember a while ago you said you could hook me up with a good deal on a GTR hood like yours and a CF front lip?
Does your offer still stand? :P
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gu know it brotha. picking it up in walnut will save you even more.

wait you have preface sedan i'll see what i can do.

i know someone that can get you non gtr for sure

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