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Old 04-03-2005, 08:44 PM
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5000K or 6000K

I am trying to decide what color HIDs to get. What have other people done and what do you recommend? Please post photos if you have them. Anyone have Xtec HIDs? How do you like them? Any other recomendations for HIDs?

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Old 04-03-2005, 09:02 PM
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I am trying to decide what color HIDs to get. What have other people done and what do you recommend? Please post photos if you have them. Anyone have Xtec HIDs? How do you like them? Any other recomendations for HIDs?

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I would recommend 5000K. That is what I have (Xtec Kit) and they are definitely blue enough. I can't imagine what 6000K would be like. Personally, I would have liked a 4300K kit, since I think the visibility suffering a bit with the blue/green hue of the light.

I have the Xtec kit with ProjectorZ and like them a lot. My only nit is that I wish I could adjust the beam upwards a bit more. But it's a trivial problem compared to the stock lights .

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Old 04-04-2005, 09:36 AM
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Do you have any close ups of the headlights in the daytime they dont have to be turned on. So I can see the gap you are talking about?

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This is the closest thing I have right now. I'll try to take some pics later if you still need them.
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How does the xtec kit get its juice? from stock headlight wiring or via harness and relay (using stock headlight wiring as trigger and power supplied by battery/alternator)?
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I have wired it directly to the stock wiring as recommended by bimmer95 on bimmerforums.com. He is an X-tec Reseller. I have not had any problems since installing them. I believe a wiring harness with relay is available, but the one included with my kit was for an E46, so the wires were all the wrong length. I didn't want to mess with trying to fix it, so I just wired it directly to the stock wiring.
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Doesn't the headlight tilt adjust dial work anymore with the xenons?
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:58 AM
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Unfortunately, in the US we don't have this feature. Well, all of us except 01silber, who retrofitted the European parts. I don't think it would help though, since I used the aiming screws on the headlight itself, to try to aim the beam upwards more, but they are maxxed out. I think the tilt adjust dial uses the same mechanism to tilt the beam upwards.
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I am trying to decide what color HIDs to get. What have other people done and what do you recommend? Please post photos if you have them. Anyone have Xtec HIDs? How do you like them? Any other recomendations for HIDs?

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I've using 8500K for my bmw z3. (8500K example http://www.xenonljus.nu/bilder_ferrari_85K.jpg)
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if you really want 6000k, I have a set that I would sell you on the cheap. They are H9.
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mr jonnsons link doesnt even work! This obviously shows that he's just joking! No one at his age would own those three cars except for some child celebrity--- let's just leave him alone.
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mr jonnsons link doesnt even work! This obviously shows that he's just joking! No one at his age would own those three cars except for some child celebrity--- let's just leave him alone.
there is no smoking crack on the z board, just because a link does not work has nothing to do with what he may or may not have....
It appears that all 4 or 5 of your posts here on bimmerfest have been nothing but dribble
Dont be so jealous of mrjohnsons stuff, or maybe the terms stop hating will sit better with you

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Oh no no I am not jealous or anything... I am just saying it is probably untrue.
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