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E46 (1999 - 2006)
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 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM
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LED light strips

has anyone tried the LED light strips that make your BMW look like an audi R8?
i was thinking of getting some but idk if i need to run separate wires to them, or if i can just steal voltage from the headlights
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-X-2...#ht_4577wt_939
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:11 PM
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has anyone tried the LED light strips that make your BMW look like an audi R8?
i was thinking of getting some but idk if i need to run separate wires to them, or if i can just steal voltage from the headlights
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-X-2...#ht_4577wt_939
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:13 PM
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why?

why do you not like the look of sick lights
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:20 PM
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Please go troll somewhere else.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:28 PM
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Please go troll somewhere else.
just because you dont like the LED look on the headlights doesnt mean other people dont,
i bet lots of people here already have the LED's
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:31 PM
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I bet noone does, nor will. But go ahead and do it. We need a good laugh.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:38 PM
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Go ahead and buy that garbage for your "Audi". Don't be suprised if you car catches fire.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:44 PM
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It's totally not my cup of tea, but if I were to add a linear strip of LEDs, I'd make sure to avoid the eBay special and instead use a properly engineered kit, like this one from Hella:

http://www.myhellalights.com/index.p...ledayflex-drl/
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:51 PM
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Hella yeah! That would like be so, like totally rad. Don't forget the neon underneath.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:59 PM
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Hey I got an idea. If you slap some Audi R8 badges all over your car in addition to the LED light strips, maybe people will think you really do have an R8. Man, you would be sooooo cool then.
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This is a must have for any new BMW owner.
And don't forget THIS
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:12 PM
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i cant believe this............... (puke)
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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this looks sick,

idk if its the stick on ones or the whole custom headlight kit
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Looks like the lights you tack onto your house at Christmas. It would be so totally sick if you could have alternating red, green, blue and yellow lights. Then maybe wrap them around the grilles too.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:14 PM
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I will be getting the LED strip lights as soon as I replace my Roundel with the aftermarket Mercedes tri-star, or maybe the Rolls Royce flying lady. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:17 PM
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ok it seems like everyone is opposed to it so i will keep looking and maybe reconsider it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:35 PM
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You are going to get that kind of reponse on this board when you try to make your car something it's not. I don't like those lights even on an Audi. You are trying to be different, and that's not a bad thing, but if you do some small tasteful mods, you will be much happier in the long run, and your car will retain more of it's value when you are done. I have done some crazy mods to my cars when I was younger, and I always regretted them in a few months. Some were irreversable, and I regretted those even more. Try to go for some small suspension mods on your car, and you will be much happier in the long run. Since you were properly flogged for your suggestion, and did not run away, you have passed the first test. Welcome! and don't be a stranger! The guys here are a great group, but you have to have a thick skin.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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ok it seems like everyone is opposed to it so i will keep looking and maybe reconsider it.
actually....i have a harley....and i think these will work on the underside of the gas tank to shine on the engine....as for my bimmers....f#ck no

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:46 PM
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its a 325i its not an M6 so i wouldnt worry about retaining prestige and resell value, i got it for 7k so its worth more to drive it than to resell it

plus its already very well built so there arent a lot of modifications other than lights/rims
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i wouldnt worry about retaining prestige
You won't be, after putting those lights on it!

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plus its already very well built so there arent a lot of modifications other than lights/rims
You sure about that?
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:39 PM
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You won't be, after putting those lights on it!



You sure about that?
+1 there is always something to do....BTW did you do all of your PM? I'd start with that before throwing any money in to mods....
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:50 PM
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+1 there is always something to do....BTW did you do all of your PM? I'd start with that before throwing any money in to mods....
yes i get regular oil changes / allignments / lowered the entire chassis 6 inches and got new springsss
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:32 AM
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yes i get regular oil changes / allignments / lowered the entire chassis 6 inches and got new springsss
Huh? Just wondering, did you have to lower your driveway?
This forum has a very helpful crowd but if you continue to post statements like that, you'll keep getting hammered. Try thinking first.
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