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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-30-2006, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E30 angel eyes

Hi, i have a 1989 325i and was wondering about angel eyes.

1. Should i buy the fully assembled headlight sets or just the rings?

2. if i bought just the rings, what else would i need for instalation?

3. how are they usually set up? As different lights with a different activation, or is it integrated into the headlights. (im not really asking if possible, im just asking what the majority of the angel eyes lovers have it configured. I read on here that someone just ran a line to the interior and had a switch for them, that is ideally how i want it, but would this be moderately easy?

4. how hard is the installation??

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Old 05-31-2006, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure. But I am interested. Call it rice, whatever. I think it looks mean as hell. I was thinking that when I do my H1/H4 upgrade, since I'll have buckets for the bulbs instead of sealed beams, I might be able to put some in there, (like doing the ship in the bottle, you know?) ... but I have no idea exactly how to go about it. I like the kit that 97alpinem3 did, he did it in my garage, I just wasn't there. Maybe I'll just buy the same trash he did.
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There are some H4s on ebay with halos built in with a clear lense, but they suck really bad. The halo's are cool, but you cant see a damn thing at night. They look cool though, take a look at my cardomain.
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On my celica, I bought new lights, with a built in city light, I rigged it up to go on when my parking lights are on, but my headlights aren't. It was pretty simple to setup.
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naw, wouldnt call it rice. i think they are even on the e90s but im not sure.
(or at least look like it from what ive seen, or something very similar)
i wanted to just run a wire to the dash area for activation, like a seperate light, does anyone have that set up? the rings themselves (not the whole housing and the whole shebang)are really cheap on ebay, not sure of the quality, but ive had about a 95% success rate with ebay, and thats saved me, im sure at least a thousand dollars, im sure i can afford to invest and risk $50
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... and are totally hot if done right.
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i know, theyre soo hot. well.. i think im just gonna get a whole little kit for about $55 comes with the rings and top braces, inverters and such. hope installation isnt THAT hard. lol.
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i did mine by completly taking the glass off the high and low beams it can't do this with sealed beams thou u have to have eploised(spelling??) if u wan't some pic to give u better idea of how they look when done let me know
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they are just the rings with other electrical hellish looking things (for me at least) would i really have to put them in the actual glass? or could i mount them in front?? we have REALLY nice streets around my area..so im not so worried about rocks. and they were only $50 and they are CCFLs. they have yet o arrive..so ill keep you guys posted.
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parking lights are a mother to get to.. so were just gonna hook it up to a rocker switch and put it somewhere in the dash... i still dont know if i HAVE to put them inside the glass or if i can ghetto this one out..
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i think emir had blue ones on the outside of his headlights for a while and they worked fine... not sure why he got rid of them though?
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