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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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Angel Lights Headlights

OK so I've been meaning to upgrade the opaque ugly old headlights for angel eyes and clear headlights but there's so many options and variations. Can somebody explain to me the differences between them because I've researched and there seems to be fake one, clear without angel eyes, angel eyes without clear, non-OEM, OEM, HID etc etc etc. All I want is a clear headlight with angel eyes. I want this look.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/7...525dc24f_b.jpg

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:17 PM
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Well what do you want to spend? if your budget is 200 dollars then you will have to get fake, non oem, but they will have clear lense with angel eye, thats if you want your headlights to look like the car in your pic. Or you can go OEM, which means factory original BTW. The OEM ones are made by Hella. But i worn you they dont come cheap. 5-600 atleast, And they look like the ones in my sig Below.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:32 PM
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those are some of the worst hella reps i've ever seen and those angel eyes are just complete garbage

check out DJ Autos if you want decent reps that actually look like the real thing and have clear corners. make sure to retrofit with some good LED angel eyes and a real projector though
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:36 AM
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Well what do you want to spend? if your budget is 200 dollars then you will have to get fake, non oem, but they will have clear lense with angel eye, thats if you want your headlights to look like the car in your pic. Or you can go OEM, which means factory original BTW. The OEM ones are made by Hella. But i worn you they dont come cheap. 5-600 atleast, And they look like the ones in my sig Below.
There's alot of types of reps that's the thing. There are the ones with the really small lights inside which are really ugly. I personally don't care if they're reps or OEM as long as they look good and run fine. The ones in your sig look really good. I like the angel light ring thing on the photo I posted though but regardless OEMs are amazing. I really like the ones in the pics I posted up too. If they work and look good I'd rather get reps and spend less.

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those are some of the worst hella reps i've ever seen and those angel eyes are just complete garbage

check out DJ Autos if you want decent reps that actually look like the real thing and have clear corners. make sure to retrofit with some good LED angel eyes and a real projector though
The ones I posted are ugly? Why? To me they look really nice... Anyways I'll check out DJ Autos, thanks for the suggestion By the way do you have a link to DJ Autos?

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 AM
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The ones I posted are ugly? Why? To me they look really nice... Anyways I'll check out DJ Autos, thanks for the suggestion By the way do you have a link to DJ Autos?
they are ugly because they look nothing like the real thing, the corners look funky, and the angel eyes are really uneven in their light distribution. DDM Tuning sells the DJ Autos

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/E3...-Eyes-Included

also Umnitza sells them and can do an FX-R retrofit for you if you want good lighting performance

http://www.umnitza.com/projector39-h...03-p-5659.html
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yes the ones you poested are ugly. take a look at these 2 and tell me which looks better and you will know why the ones in your pic are ugly. the first pic is a horrible replica and the 2nd one is either real or a really good replica.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/97-00-BMW-E3...15a5f5&vxp=mtr


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Im in the same boat... But im not sure if the price warrant's the look.
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