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Old 02-17-2012, 07:47 AM
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Oh, BTW, the new kits from Alpine MS do not require a separate ground and this works through the existing wire harness.
You mentioned 6k? Alex told me it is 8k that we use.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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You mentioned 6k? Alex told me it is 8k that we use.
I also have 8k from alpinemss they don't match with The headlights.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:50 PM
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6K vs 8K Lights

I've had 8K lights on other cars and they look too blue. 10K is deep blue and 12K is purple. 3K is yellow. The 6K is an almost exact match to the OE HID's! Alex would probably exchange if you ask. My original wire harness was defective and gave me "lamp out" codes when trying to turn on the daytime driving lights, but he was quick to replace it and that completely fixed problem.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:13 PM
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You have the 6k or 8k?
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:10 PM
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I have 8k.... They are the same color as the new OEM LED AE lights...
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:15 PM
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I have 8k.... They are the same color as the new OEM LED AE lights...
Perfect. I just got an email from Alex saying shipping to me takes 2-3 weeks. Guess I have to sit and wait.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:19 AM
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Perfect. I just got an email from Alex saying shipping to me takes 2-3 weeks. Guess I have to sit and wait.
Don't feel too bad, Samlambo- I ordered mine from Alex on 2/06 and they were finally shipped on 2/16, and that's domestic here in the US. My guess is that he's having inventory issues after an uptick in popularity of these lights. His e-mail communication etiquette could be better- it wasn't until I e-mailed 3 times and called once that he sent me tracking info. Not a biggie, but he needs to step up to the plate when it comes to customer service.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:43 AM
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Don't feel too bad, Samlambo- I ordered mine from Alex on 2/06 and they were finally shipped on 2/16, and that's domestic here in the US. My guess is that he's having inventory issues after an uptick in popularity of these lights. His e-mail communication etiquette could be better- it wasn't until I e-mailed 3 times and called once that he sent me tracking info. Not a biggie, but he needs to step up to the plate when it comes to customer service.
Thanks bro. Alex sure is good but I am just to anxious
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:29 PM
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HID Lights

I can probably get you guys this same kit for $165 shipped. Let me know.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:40 AM
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how can I get in contact with Alex?
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:47 AM
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how can I get in contact with Alex?
Alex at Alpine Motorsports; alex@alpinemss.com
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:13 AM
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8K vs 6K

Here are some more examples of the difference between 8K vs 6K HID's. I personally prefer the whiter look of 6K. Stock is around 4.2K (yellowish). My personal car (under signature) has the 6K's which I specified when ordering otherwise you will get 8K.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:01 PM
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Here are some more examples of the difference between 8K vs 6K HID's. I personally prefer the whiter look of 6K. Stock is around 4.2K (yellowish). My personal car (under signature) has the 6K's which I specified when ordering otherwise you will get 8K.
Thanks for showing the difference, I prefer the 8k, still find the 6k a little yellowish.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:09 AM
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Hey Samlambo... I did too... plus the AE are so bright at night.. you hardly notice the headlights anymore :-)
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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I just installed my 8000K Angel Eyes from Alpine MSS. A couple of observations:

1. On the 7 series bulb set that Alex sends, there is no negative/ground contact to hook up, only a positive which connects to the positive battery terminal.

2. The round light housing cap must have a ONE INCH hole drilled right through the center, not the 1/2" hole as indicated elsewhere on this board. The bulb assembly has a double flange soft silicon-rubber seal that must sandwich this hole you drill, so one lip is inside and one outside. It takes a little bit of effort to pull the exterior flange out, but it makes an obvious water-tight seal when you do it correctly. I used a 1 inch spade bit and braced the cap on a piece of wood. Easy to drill; took about 10 seconds.

3. The whole deal took me about 45 minutes, but only because I obsessed about how and where to run the wires so they were hidden best.

4. I would like to retract any criticisms I made earlier about Alex- he was most helpul and very responsive to my installation-related phone call, and he wants to see a satisfied customer!
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Looks great! Well done.
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My car's a lease and I was thinking of installing these until I noticed the part about drilling into the cap. Are these caps something that can be easily replaced prior to lease turn in so they don't charge me for it?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:19 AM
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My car's a lease and I was thinking of installing these until I noticed the part about drilling into the cap. Are these caps something that can be easily replaced prior to lease turn in so they don't charge me for it?
When you go to turn in your car your dealer can replace the cap for about $13 a piece. Not a big deal. The installation is really easy if you're even marginally mechanically inclined, and either Alex or members of this board are happy to provide assistance.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:59 PM
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How does it work without a ground? That's unusual to have something powered w a fuse and no ground.
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The new HID set up grounds through the cars existing wire harness. It works!!
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what do we do for fog hid?
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Falcon.,

does the ballast get hot? cuz in your Z4., you fitted one of the ballast between the wheel frame and plastic. I wonder if it get hot..did it melt the plastic at all?

And you got PM,
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I just installed my 8000K Angel Eyes from Alpine MSS. A couple of observations:


2. The round light housing cap must have a ONE INCH hole drilled right through the center, not the 1/2" hole as indicated elsewhere on this board. The bulb assembly has a double flange soft silicon-rubber seal that must sandwich this hole you drill, so one lip is inside and one outside. It takes a little bit of effort to pull the exterior flange out, but it makes an obvious water-tight seal when you do it correctly. I used a 1 inch spade bit and braced the cap on a piece of wood. Easy to drill; took about 10 seconds.

Ok.. so after more reading.. I when ahead and order Alex F01/f02 and E70 kit.. Hope to get them soon..


-Gassy.. on your#2.. do you find it easier to install the bulb assembly thru the light cover, then install the bulb into the socket. Or install the HID bulb into the socket, then run the bulb assembly thru the cover?.

-Falcon - how was the install on the E70? how was access the H8 bulbs compare to the F01? any tips.



and yes.. Alex was very helpful and very quick to reply emails
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:04 PM
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Tdrag- I think you will find it easier to insert the replacement bulb in the light housing first, then pull the outer rubber flange through the hole you drill in the light cover afterwards. There is plenty of room inside the light housing to wrap and tuck the wires between the bulb and the light housing cover.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:52 PM
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TDrag 97... nope.. I have not noticed the ballasts that hot.. no issues at all.... but I will keep a eye one it.... also the installation was a breeze... the only issue I had with my Z4 was the fact that you are supposed to remove the plastic spacer ring around the bulb... it took me 30 minutes to realize there was a issue... so I called Alex.. .and found out what I did wrong....
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