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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 09-11-2012, 08:02 PM
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Halo Projectors

Hi im looking at putting halo projector headlights in my car, this is the pair im looking at any suggestions...

http://http://www.carid.com/2003-bmw...es-headlights/
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:03 PM
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:27 AM
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No, no, more no, and no. If you're going to do projectors, do it right with a retrofit. I have a pair of FX-R projectors (one already retrofitted and ready to be installed, courtesy of smolck) if you want them. You'll have to purchase your own HID kit (ballasts, igniters, harnesses, relays, bulbs, etc.), but you'll have the projectors ready to go. You'll also need some shrouds to go over the projector. All of this can be found at www.theretrofitsource.com.

For angel eyes, the most popular option seems to be Umnitza's Orion series. The only downside to these is the cost. Their latest version, Orion V4, is just outrageously priced at $270. I do know Khoalty sells their own angel eyes that seem to be an equivalent in quality to Umnitza's Predator Orion, but the price is substantially lower at $129.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 AM
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Read this

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:16 AM
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I always forget about that thread...

Sent from the Bamavarian Nexus.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:12 PM
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I am not putting in HID's im keeping stock halogens can I use these headlights?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:38 PM
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I am not putting in HID's im keeping stock halogens can I use these headlights?
Why would you keep halogens? HID illuminates far better than halogen ever could. Considering it's paired with a projector, you can flood your viewing area with light without blinding other drivers.

Just buy this kit for a retrofit: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227

It's cheaper than those junk headlights, they'll look better, AND they'll light the road up better. Save up and get the Khoalty angel eyes at a later date. You'd still need the ones for halogen lights, though, since they're made to fit the type of frame in your headlights.
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