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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 11-25-2005, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm looking to upgrade the stock (: ) headlights that are in my '85 325e. xenon is what i would like, but any suggestions? i see hella should be considered too?
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From what I know, you need Xenon projectors as well for a Xenon upgrade, not just the xenon/hid kits sold on ebay.. Are you planning to go through this process?
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i'll do whatever i have to do. like i said i think it's the stock headlights in there and i'll get whatever i have to to install either xenon's or hella
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youd have to buy igniters, and the whole conversion kit as well as projector headlights to use HID's.

the headlights will likely run you $50-$300 and the 9006 hid kit will be another $300-$700.

i'd upgrade to just the projectors used in the newer cars first with the normal halogen light and go from there. the projectors are a BIG difference compared to the older e30's which dont have it.
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i got the projectors. go with Hella Ellipsoid projectors. I personally like the euro ellipsoid head lights with the smile at the bottom.
its a big difference from stock sealed bulb.
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Someone mentioned that they will NOT work with HIDs, and that you need the projectors used on late E46's - can someone confirm? Hope I'm wrong!!

Also found this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...DME:B:AAQ:UK:1

Seller claims it works with anything.

P.S I'm into the same project as you
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