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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:34 PM
skj69nyc skj69nyc is offline
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Question LCI models ???

Can someone tell me is my car LCI or Pre LCI? I have a 2009 535i X-drive with Xeron lights. I want to upgrade my Angel Eye and don't understand the LCI and Pre LCI. What to order and which is the brightest lights?

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:36 PM
shalyndavis23 shalyndavis23 is offline
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you have lci model & i would say alpine angel eyes are the brightest http://www.alpinemss.com/product_p/hidan.htm
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:38 PM
Kushp14 Kushp14 is offline
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you have an LCI model which is 2008 + , for the angel eyes I'm not sure the brightest ones.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the info, guys.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:20 AM
HPIA4v2 HPIA4v2 is offline
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IMO, no need to go HID route; the limiting factor for E60 LCI still the plastic-rings inside the headlight not output of the bulbs.
The brightest still to open the headlights, baking the headlight to soften the glue at low heat to open so not alot people would do it, then put an Orion LED string-ring in their places.

But basic SMD super-bright LED from mfg like Cree has come down in price, I just order 20W (claimed by seller) H8 bulbs for under $80 now. Supposedly these are the poor man version of LUX (> $250), will see when they arrive if that's the case.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:21 PM
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IMO, no need to go HID route; the limiting factor for E60 LCI still the plastic-rings inside the headlight not output of the bulbs.
The brightest still to open the headlights, baking the headlight to soften the glue at low heat to open so not alot people would do it, then put an Orion LED string-ring in their places.

But basic SMD super-bright LED from mfg like Cree has come down in price, I just order 20W (claimed by seller) H8 bulbs for under $80 now. Supposedly these are the poor man version of LUX (> $250), will see when they arrive if that's the case.
Sound Good Please post some pictures before and after.

I might just stick with the OEM for now.

Thanks for info
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