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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 05-14-2009, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E30 guys ! i have a quick question !!!

i have a 87' 325 with a 2.7 , i am wanting to know whats the best way to brighten my head lights ? angel eyes ? lipsoids ? and where can i get them cheap and how easy is it ? thanks alot guys .....lilpaul325
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are real good after market H4 lights from makers like Hella.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks shark ! do u know any sites to find them ? lilpaul
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There are a lot. If you Google H4 headlight, there's a huge list.
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Another approach but more like a lottery ticket

One day while trolling the salvage yard, I found a 633 with four Hella H4s using the sealed beam mounting rings.

Reaction: wide-eyed la Eddie Murphy in SNL's Mister Robinson's Neighborhood (just kidding -- I stayed cool but worked fast to get them off).

I installed them in my 91 318i with only one twist to get all of them to work, and that was to put in 10A fuses at #1 and #2 (high beams) in the fuse box.

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thanks mike . i appreciate it ... lilpaul
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I felt the same way about my headlights....they were the only complaint I had with my '86 e30. I replaced the lenses with these(they are E-code, but project WAY more light): • Hella 5 3/4 inch Round E-Code Headlamps
I use Yellow h4's in them that are rated above the standard output as well.
This place is prompt and very helpful, I got my stuff pretty quickly as well.
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you can't get brighter bulbs than H4s, right?
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you can't get brighter bulbs than H4s, right?
I don't see the same bulbs in there any more that I got. I'm pretty sure that law states something like 55/65W or something like that. I'm thinking that the H4's I have are 65/75's or 65/80's...I just know that they are above the Canadian stipulated rating, south of the border I couldn't say
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What I meant is are there any fitment or power problems like you technically can't put them in there?
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What I meant is are there any fitment or power problems like you technically can't put them in there?
I have never heard of such issues. AFAIK, the Hella lights are specifically made to address the useless sealed beams - which should be banned from existence.
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so now I only have to find out if H7 bulbs are leal for e30s here
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What I meant is are there any fitment or power problems like you technically can't put them in there?
I dropped mine in last summer...so far, so good. Like WS says, ditch sealed beams, they are pretty well the closet things to useless as tits on a Nun.
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