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Old 06-16-2011, 10:20 PM
Chuck Tung Chuck Tung is offline
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Installed my Angel Eyes

Alpine HID Angel Eyes

Wow these things are bright. I hope I can pass my inspection next year

My camera phone doesn't do them justice. They aren't nearly as over-saturated as they appear in the photo. Stunning. It looks 1000% better than stock.
I'll try to get a better picture with a better camera
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:00 PM
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Better picture with a better camera. I'm also in love with the rear tail light.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:15 AM
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are you talkin about the day running lights.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:16 AM
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Yes. I didn't like how the low beams are a nice white color, but the DRL rings (angel eyes) were orange/yellow.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:26 PM
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simple plug and play?
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:10 PM
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I wouldn't call it hard, but its not plug and play. It does require wiring and mounting 2 HID ballasts, as well as drilling holes in your headlight caps to feed the wires through.

These vids cover most of the details.



I found that the wires were a little short for a Z4, so I had to splice an extension onto the red wire to tuck my wires away neatly.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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I just swapped out the bulbs, yes plug and play, now my angel eyes are a nice white color, not blue, just white. Bought the bulbs on ebay for $30.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:05 PM
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rmorin49, which bulbs did you get? You may have mentioned them in a previous post, but I don't recall. I'd like something a bit whiter, though it needn't be anything like the new 5er LED rings. A simple bulb swap would be my preference.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:38 PM
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Yes certainly options like the MTEC H8 will be inexpensive, and plug and play. I was looking for something brighter, so I was looking at LED (Angel IBrights or LUX) or the Alpine HID's. The HID's seemed the brightest solution, and cheaper than the LED options, so I went with Alpine.

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Old 06-26-2011, 06:39 PM
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Another pic of before and after
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:28 AM
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Alpine HID Angel Eyes

Wow these things are bright. I hope I can pass my inspection next year

My camera phone doesn't do them justice. They aren't nearly as over-saturated as they appear in the photo. Stunning. It looks 1000% better than stock.
I'll try to get a better picture with a better camera
any update on how they are hold up?
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:29 PM
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They look great in the beginning but my Alpine AE's failed after about a year (not the bulbs but the electronics). Others state that the color turns yellow over time. I went to LED AE's and I've been happy. Not as bright but nice and white.
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