Angel eyes VS HID? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2004, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car:
Posts: 93
Photos:
kraze0g is an unknown quantity at this point
Arrow

I am having a problem deciding what I want to do with my headlights. I have to decide if I want to go through with the UmNitza ZKW Ellipsoid w. DDE Lightning Enchanced angel eyes, the only thing that is stopping me is the 670 dollar total price tag!!! I just dont know if any set of headlights is worth that much money. I'm sort of tight on money right now so I need to be sure that I should get these before I go through with it.
Any comments or suggestions on wether or not I should get it? Are HID better?

used
kraze0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
What? No Autobahn?
 
jrhaile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Spokane, Wa
Car: 2001 M5
Posts: 3,525
Photos:
jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile
Send a message via ICQ to jrhaile Send a message via AIM to jrhaile Send a message via MSN to jrhaile
suck it up and buy them... I would.
__________________
jrhaile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
BlantonG13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Florence, NJ
Car:
Posts: 812
Photos:
BlantonG13 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to BlantonG13
HID is awesome...ask El Presidente...he has ellipsoids with HID. The white light makes night vision so much better compared to stock lighting. You can look for the ellipsoid lights without the DDEs and save a huge chunk of money. Then you can put in Sylvania Silverstar bulbs as they are the best non HID bulb out there according to MANY people in this forum.

However, you do get what you pay for. They are very good quality brand of headlights.
__________________
1996 318i
5 Speed Manual

Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
BlantonG13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
TMac325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Severna Park, Maryland
Car:
Posts: 1,090
Photos:
TMac325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to TMac325is
yup, silver stars = A-OK

i did a product review on them
__________________

<span style='font-family:Arial'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>T-Mac</span>
95' BMW 325is Jet Black, 5 speed
Xtec 6000k HID kit, DDE Enhanced, Euro Ellipsoids, M3 Front Bumper, Color-matched rear,
Alpine Mp3/CD, 20% tint, M3 Contour Rims, Smoked Corners, front lip
Clear Side markers, K&amp;N Performance Filter, Debaffle, Color-matched side skirts</span>
TMac325is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 03 Nissan 350z Track
Posts: 4,932
Photos:
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
i say go for them if you drive anywhere where it rains a lot and is dark you wil need them haha GET EM GET EM GET EM!

Davi
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 02:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
LivinFast67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, NorCal
Car:
Posts: 831
Photos:
LivinFast67 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to LivinFast67
personaly i think 670bucks is much better spent on a performance engine chip, and Dinan throttle body. Getting u about 25 extra bhp. That's where i'll be spending money before lights. Make sure you can blow them away before you worry about looking good doin it.
__________________
<img src='http://n00106.myspace.com/00106/13/45/106195431_l.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

Breyton Inspiration 17&quot;x8.5&quot;, dde plus, euro elispoids, clear front markers/rear light's, k&amp;n ram cold air intake, Clarion Deck, 8&quot; sub tube

Member:3 pedal club
Member: 10+ years club
Member: Ran from a cop and got away club
LivinFast67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Car:
Posts: 5,973
Photos:
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
Remember, Silverstars only have the same color temp, but not the same lumens.

HIDs own. I'd go for them over Angel Eyes. IMO, AEs are becoming too common on the e36. Very few have HIDs (mine is the only one I've seen with them, but I've seen at least 10 with AEs.

As for speed vs looking good, the HIDs still come out better. What good does all that power do you when you can't see safely to go those speeds at night? Ellipsoids project the light 30% farther than NA spec reflectors and were designed with high-speed autobahn travel in mind. Comebined with HIDs, the lighting power improves dramatically. More importantly, they improve your safety.
__________________
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 03 Nissan 350z Track
Posts: 4,932
Photos:
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
yeah nothing like doing 130 mph into a telephone pole because you have stock us spec headlights haha

DAvid
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 04:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Kevin325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Car:
Posts: 2,613
Photos:
Kevin325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Kevin325i
Sting before bling.

Even though I'm now a hypocrite because I painted my tips chrome now....
__________________
Kevin (President TBEA)

&quot;WAAAAAAARRRRRIORS, come out to plaaaaay.&quot;
Kevin325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 04:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 03 Nissan 350z Track
Posts: 4,932
Photos:
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
Quote:
Originally posted by Kevin325i@Aug 4 2004, 04:44 PM
Sting before bling.

Even though I'm now a hypocrite because I painted my tips chrome now....
nice phrase i agree mainly i mean i like having nice rims shiny car spoiler but you have to have the balls to if thats what you want! however with this car theres no sting (my car that is)

David
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 05:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Car:
Posts: 3,441
Photos:
jllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
IF your tight on money right now, I don't think I would be spending $700 on headlights. They're cool but not that important in the grand scheme of things.


Wait 'till you have some extra chedda, then go with the upgraded ellipsoids. I wanted both angel eyes and HID, so I first upgraded to the best ellipsoid package available, and am waiting to find a really good set up to come along so I can upgrade to HID as well.

HID kits aren't worth it without upgrading your current NA spec headlights to ellipsoids. So you need to upgrade to an ellipsoid headlight anyways. That's why I did what I did, and plan on doing what's above.

Prez, you stole my thunder. I was so gonna comment on being able to easily overdrive your NA spec headlights.
__________________
jllphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Car:
Posts: 5,973
Photos:
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
I hated my stockers. Way too dim, even with "xenon-like halogens". I always felt unsafe at night.

Now trees burst into flame when I use my highbeams.
__________________
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 12:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
komodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Car:
Posts: 3,509
Photos:
komodo is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by El Presidente@Aug 4 2004, 06:40 PM
I hated my stockers. Way too dim, even with "xenon-like halogens". I always felt unsafe at night.

Now trees burst into flame when I use my highbeams.
Haha, and even in the day your lights are bright. If I could find those exact lights you have, I'd buy them in a second.
komodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 12:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Car:
Posts: 5,973
Photos:
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
yeah dude, you never saw them at night. The cuttoff is quite spectacular.
__________________
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2004, 12:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
LivinFast67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, NorCal
Car:
Posts: 831
Photos:
LivinFast67 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to LivinFast67
does anyone know where i can get red angel eyes. Ive seen it on an e36 once and it looks evil. too many people have white or blue dde's around here now, red one's would be so awesome
__________________
<img src='http://n00106.myspace.com/00106/13/45/106195431_l.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

Breyton Inspiration 17&quot;x8.5&quot;, dde plus, euro elispoids, clear front markers/rear light's, k&amp;n ram cold air intake, Clarion Deck, 8&quot; sub tube

Member:3 pedal club
Member: 10+ years club
Member: Ran from a cop and got away club
LivinFast67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"help! I Want Better Headlights On My 3er!" jlevi 3-Series (E46, E90) 55 11-19-2012 01:23 PM
Inpro Angel Eyes danzbeemer 3-Series (E36) 3 01-12-2006 08:45 PM
Angel Eyes? BZW 3-Series (E36) 23 09-04-2005 11:02 PM
angel eyes morph 3-Series (E36) 8 03-28-2005 12:05 PM
daytime angel eyes k9coupe 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 07-09-2004 05:26 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.