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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 12-09-2003, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any one tried to put halo's into their head lights? I was planning to head up my head lights in the oven until the silicone melts, then pull apart the housing. Then once i got that, i will fabricate a halo ring. Has any one done this? If any one has, please let me know, i want to know is there anything you might run into. And some picture would be nice. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have deffinitely seen it done before. I will try and find where I saw it and post a link or something. I honestly didnt think it looked as good as the e36 or e46. but at night it looked fine. Good luck and kudos on finding an inexpensive way to set your car appart.
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Old 12-09-2003, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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haha, thanks. Here's a link to one of the sites i found it at: http://www.bimmertoys.com/xcart/customer/p...&cat=310&page=1 .
I just got this 16 year old car several days ago. It's just my first step. I kinda don't wanna waste my money on a car that old, so i'm just gonna add little things to satisfy my anxious hands. I took my precious time cleaning those basket rims, it took me a total of one hour to make that baby spotless.
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Old 12-09-2003, 02:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthre...threadid=108641 Here is a link to some info. Hope it helps.
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you'll have better luck searching for info if you search for "Angel Eyes"... since that's what they're typically referred to as
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Old 12-10-2003, 04:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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here's how i plan to do it. What do you guys think? I have 3 extra low beams so i'll try it out. If it turns out nice, i'll buy some higher voltage low beams and do it on that. here's the link http://www.geocities.com/crx_auto/angel_eyes.htm
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hehe oreo, forgot to tell you i'm doing the halos and i have the rings done i have 2 prototypes one with... well make that 3, one with the ring inside the lens and other one with the glow and ring, basically a 2 layer headlight...
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wait explain that again. I don't understand how your doing it? Is it hard to take off apart the head lights. I got the Sylvania h5006 bulbs. Can i just pop it in the oven for 15 minutes and peel it apart, or is it harder than that?
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ahh he made them so well on the bimmerforums site!! someone help me!! iw ant that post .. where he put the instructions
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Well i'll be trying to make the DIY angel eyes tomorrow after school. I still gota go down to home depot to buy some supplies, might as well get paint so i can red out my tail lights. This guy did a very nice job. http://e30.bmwdiy.info/red-tails/index.html . Damn i gota go to radio shack to get a battery for my Key light. I'm replacing the regular bulb with a blue led. Thank god winter break is coming up. I have lots to do.
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do you guys think i'll have a hard time opening up the head light? When i looked at the seal it seems very tite. and its made out of glass. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.
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what kinda headlights do you have? if they're the stock sealed beams, there's no way you can open them.... seriously... it's impossible unless you break em open

i know guys who have done it... most have taken them right back off... it's seriously not as easy as it sounds & not worth wasting your money unless you find a good kit for cheap... and a guy on r3v makes one that he's done alot of R&D on... his name's nick, ie inspar8er... from what i've heard, at this point its the most developed kit for e30s and alot better quality than something that you could make on your own w/o doing it 50 times before - http://www.mmsport.s5.com/e30.html
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Hey guys,

Just swingin over from e3s. Pete thanks for the plug, i'll thank you over at e3s too. I wasn't really aware the market was still this big for the kits for the e30.

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