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The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:19 AM
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When you put on the alpine mss lights 8000k, you will look and the first thing you will say is 'holycow, that sure is bright!'. But once you park it side by side next to the 5 series, you will realize that the level of brightness is give and take about the same. The other rings are not as bright as the inner rings which is why I would shy away from the 7000k bulbs. However the 8000k has a slight tint of blue which does not stand out unless you look closely. I think it's goes very well the F01/F02 which should have come with the car.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:12 PM
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Has anyone tried a shielded HID bulb? Maybe it can direct some of the light from the inner ring to the outer ring by using a shielded bulb.
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Has anyone tried emailing Alex from Alpinemms? I have been doing so the past 2-3 weeks with no replies at all. Need to buy more bulbs from him but it can get frustrating when you keep emailing someone and they don't reply, especially after buying their product.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:46 PM
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I haven't needed additional bulbs. Did yours crap out? During the original ordering process, they were great getting back to me. Did you call them? Alex- 310-560-0808
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:48 PM
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I haven't needed additional bulbs. Did yours crap out? During the original ordering process, they were great getting back to me. Did you call them? Alex- 310-560-0808
No they are working fine, just that the left side bulb is slightly brighter than the right side so I thought I buy an additional set of bulbs, you never know when they give way and I'm sure just the bulbs won't cost much.
Thanks, will give him a ring.
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Alex just replied to my email, thanks guys.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:49 PM
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:56 PM
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I just purchased these yesterday and looking forward to the new look.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:27 AM
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Post by UMNITZA in the other thread, is this true guys that the HID's will burn out overtime?

"The benefits of this unit over an HID system is that with an HID system, they look really bright on the high beam, but only average on the low beam.
Further, HID systems will burn the ends of the fiber optics and burn out the rings over time, so that the rings will eventually get dimmer and duller and will damage the internals to the point where it will become brittle.

HID are good in short term usage only."
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:57 AM
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Post by UMNITZA in the other thread, is this true guys that the HID's will burn out overtime?

"The benefits of this unit over an HID system is that with an HID system, they look really bright on the high beam, but only average on the low beam.
Further, HID systems will burn the ends of the fiber optics and burn out the rings over time, so that the rings will eventually get dimmer and duller and will damage the internals to the point where it will become brittle.

HID are good in short term usage only."
He's got to come up with something to justify going with his dimly lit angel eyes.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:37 PM
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He's got to come up with something to justify going with his dimly lit angel eyes.
I did email to Alex forwarding him the quote and he replied saying that our HID bulbs or the Alpinemms HID bulbs are only 22 watts voltage so it does not get that warm and even after turning them off, you can hold touch them in 5 minutes.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:57 PM
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Lovely post, Falcon. I am ordering these for my M6. I am very anxious to see the results as I have not seen another 6er with these lights.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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Lovely post, Falcon. I am ordering these for my M6. I am very anxious to see the results as I have not seen another 6er with these lights.
I'm pretty sure you'll be happy with it
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:25 PM
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Just received my PIAA 4150k, took 5 mins to put in and what a dissapointment, the color is still yellow and dimmer than stock! I should have read and gone with HID route! What a waste of money.
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Just received my PIAA 4150k, took 5 mins to put in and what a dissapointment, the color is still yellow and dimmer than stock! I should have read and gone with HID route! What a waste of money.
I am sorry to hear that. Maybe you can sell these and recoup at least some of the money. Your 750 is very beautiful nonetheless.

If you don't mind me asking, how long did shipping take?
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I ordered them from Amazon, takes 5 days to get here.
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Just received my PIAA 4150k, took 5 mins to put in and what a dissapointment, the color is still yellow and dimmer than stock! I should have read and gone with HID route! What a waste of money.
Was using the Philips diamond 5000k. It comes no where close to the alpinemms hid's I have on now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:32 AM
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Yep.. I found the same thing...
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Yep.. I found the same thing...
But I got to tell you that Alex maybe replies to 1 out of the many repeated emails I send him
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The website shows it's 179.00 a set, but it's for 3 series. So this is the set we order?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:45 AM
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I got my 8k installed yesterday. I went to a friend that is more familiar and more mechanically inclined than me. We both have 09 528i. He is very particular and made sure it was a perfect install. BTW Alex was available while we did the install as I called him a couple of times to help out thru the process. After the full install I got a warning message that said Daytime right side parking lamp on my idrive. They first flickered then went to full illumination when starting the car or unlocking the car. After a few restarts the flickering stopped. Then I got only the passenger side to light up. Now they are working, however after letting it sit over night I'm still getting the error message on the idive. I called Alex and he has been great to deal with. I'm supposed to follow up with Alex on Monday. So anyone having these issues or a fix for this problem?

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I have his lights in three of my cars and have had no issues....
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This is "OLD NEWS". I did this almost a year ago, see the other posting (read through page 13 http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=hid&page=8)

Here's the trouble people, "HEAT". That area is NOT designed for a full blown HID kit, and it gets dang hot in there with the bulbs burning, and that's why BMW uses low voltage bulbs to illuminate the rings. Can you run the HID AE's, hell yes. You can do whatever you want to the car, with direct wiring like I did as well. I did this complete set-up and documented it on this site, but abandoned the idea due to heat generation and blur--it needs a 25 watt bulb really.

Yeah you've had no problems yet, but I am skeptical it will hold up. Please post your heat generation temperatures. They are very high, over 300F on the inside of the casing, and while I can't calculate how long the plastic can withstand that heat, I pulled them out. Maybe it will last a long time, and look great too. I did not like the "fear factor" associated with using the high voltage for a my AE's as it's not what the space was intended for. LED's are far cooler, and that's why BMW uses them for the AE area on the latest models. They know better.

I hope whomever is doing the install for profit has insurance. Please keep us all posted. Those ballasts fire at 20-30,000 volts on start-up to get the gas going, and constantly controls the voltage to keep the gas illuminated, varying voltage. It's like having an electical nuclear reactor in there. My advice, don't do it. Fire hazard or worse. Ask BMW if it's a good idea. Scarey deal.
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I hate to tell you this but I took the temp of the H8 bulb and the alpine mss light after they were both on for 10 min... Temps were within 10c of each other. Don't believe me... Go try to remove the H8 bulb after they have been on for several hours....
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