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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:48 PM
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Thinlines vs. White Light LEDs

Alright guys the time has come for me to get rid of the stock headlights on ym E36 and have decided on going with the DJ Autos from DDM. I'm going to stick with the RAP 35w ballast at 6000k but am unsure of what Angel Eye option I should go with, thinlines or the LED option. For those of you running either pictures and feedback on how they are performing and look is greatly appreciated. I'm in Georgia so it does get cold in the winter but snow or ice is uncommon. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:40 PM
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Thin lines from DDM


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If I was in your shoes, I would go with Depo headlights and Orion V2's from Umnitza. DDM has been problematic for a few members...
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:52 PM
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I have a 2002 BMW X5 with Depo headlights. I've had them about 1.5 years and about 1 month ago half of one AE ring flickers and sometimes on some times off. Pisses me off, considering I paid about $650 for them. The other thing I don't prefer is a blue tint to the AE's. I personally won't go with DEPO's when I get headlights for my e36.

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:39 PM
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Depo has absolutely nothing to do with the angel eyes, those are installed by the seller.

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:47 PM
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Do yourself a favor and skip the angel eyes. They're a played out trend for E36s and frequently have issues.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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Thinlines look better. Can't really see them during the day but look awesome at night
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:24 PM
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^ Yea I'm leaning towards the thinlines but have heard that they have problems with the inverters for them which is why I was hesitant.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:27 PM
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I had the thinlines and was really satisfied. Had them for aboout 5 months without a problem. Im looking to get them again for my car.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:22 PM
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I have the the thin lines and personnally think they look great - not over done like the LED's. Got them from DDM and had problems with two of them but DDM immediately sent replacements at no charge - so all is good.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:39 PM
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do yourself a favor and skip the angel eyes. They're a played out trend for e36s and frequently have issues.
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Make the E36 look cheap IMO especially on an M, but do what you will...they might look good in my rear view mirror

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:48 PM
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Depo has absolutely nothing to do with the angel eyes, those are installed by the seller.

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I was not aware of that. Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:58 AM
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Make the E36 look cheap IMO especially on an M, but do what you will...they might look good in my rear view mirror
I think they can make it look cheap if not done right, I've seen some in the chrome headlight housing and in my mind they look atrocious but if done right I think they look really clean.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:43 AM
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save your money on the rings and get the DEPO with FXR retrofit
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Alright I've decided on what AE I want to go with but what watt ballast and temperature bulb should I go with, I heard the DDM 55W and 6K bulb is a good combo. Thoughts, pictures?
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:10 PM
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Bad idea to go with DDM.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:51 PM
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:04 PM
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Haha it's all fair, you pay as a vendor here but I'm not about to dump about $400 into a new set of headlights. I'm not going ot be back home for a couple weeks anyway so I can afford to wait.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:21 PM
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