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First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:52 PM
325es1988 325es1988 is offline
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Any Recommendations on HID Kit for the X1?

I didn't purchase the Lighting Kit with Xenon Lights. Not a fan of the adaptive headlights.

Wondering if anyone out there has a recommendation on an HID kit for folks like me that didn't purchase Xenon lights.
2013 sDrive 28i X1
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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If you didn't order a car with the xenons, the consensus is you're SOL as it's not likely you'll ever be able to reftro them without a massive PITA and high cost. No legal after markets kits exist that auto-leveling (required for HID) and the quality of the light is suppose to be pretty bad, but there is a cheap non-leveling knockoff that can be fudged into the X1 but no one has really been happy with the brand, and you'll have a lot of people bright you in anger when you hit a bump. For genuine, the BMW wiring harness and sensor parts that you'd have to refrofit would be easily over a grand, possibly two.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:51 PM
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Seconded - anybody have input on HIDs on the reflector lights?
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:51 AM
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I've ran HIDs in my Golf and Jetta which were reflectors..

Couldn't be happier with them.. Bang for buck..
In 5 years never got flashed by on coming cars and never any complaints by cops..

That said the beam doesn't look anywhere as nice as a proper projector

However, I'm hesitant to put into my X1 reflectors because it just wouldn't look good without the
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