good news about lighting. - 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 05-11-2004, 10:56 PM   #1 (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
First, I ordered new fogs and a roundel sunday night from bimmer parts. Fogs are ZKW and look great and fit great. Came with bulbs and bracket for $53. Not bad considering I purchased just a bracket from the dealer two weeks ago. After my incident when the fog fell out last thursday, I had to order new ones. My other has been F'd for a while. So two days later I get them and rewire them. The previous owner had them running off the lowbeams. I cut the parking light and run them off it now. I'll post pics later or tomorrow.

Second, after being told my HID order would ship April 28 (and I did receive a tracking number), it failed to arrive on thursday when it was scheduled to. Called, was told they would check and call back yesterday. never did. Called today, driver just picked up package. Fedex verified. So, finally, after 5 months, I will have my correct HID kit and install it the day I get it, be it this week or next.
__________________
<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
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:46 PM   #2 (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
I have to admit guilt here. I have been anticipating your analysis of aftermarket HID's prior to any further investment on my part with regards to lighting! :wink

I also expect plenty of pics once installed...
__________________
jllphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2004, 11:51 PM   #3 (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
pissed me off.

i went out to take pics but I left the memory stick in my card reader. I'll have to pick it up tomorrow.

Although I must say, these fogs illuminate much better than the old ones. Plus they look better, all clean and not cracked.
__________________
<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 05-12-2004, 12:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
camnipotent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Car:
Posts: 640
Photos:
camnipotent is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to camnipotent Send a message via MSN to camnipotent
Man oh man. I hope these lights work for you. I'm sure they will. I ended up selling my HID kit and am anticipating a ZKW ellipsoid/angeleyes investment in the near future with an H1 HID kit....
__________________
<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>1998 BMW 323is Coupe, Black
Manual
18&quot; M3 Hyper Silver Rims
2 12&quot; Rockford Fosgate Subs; Sealed
1.0 Farad Capacitor
800 Watt 2-Way Rockford Fosgate Amplifier</span></span>
camnipotent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 03:55 PM   #5 (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
picked up the stick.

Ahh, how nice it will be to have real xenon in just a few days.
Attached Thumbnails
good news about lighting.-fogwiring.jpg  
__________________
<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 05-12-2004, 04:19 PM   #6 (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
checked fedex again.

Monday, May 17. Look for install DIY then, and possibly test drive results.
__________________
<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 05-12-2004, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Car:
Posts: 5,370
Photos:
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond reputedutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
Quote:
Originally posted by El Presidente@May 12 2004, 11:35 PM
Ahh, how nice it will be to have real xenon in just a few days.
What you will be paying for xenon lights? You also have to install an automatic aim and headlights spray unit. Here the law obliges us to do that.
__________________
BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 04:57 PM   #8 (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 paid 400 for a 5000k kit from preoxenon. They do not come reccomended. Bohmen is the manufacturer and the kit is ISO 9006, DOT, SAE, and TUV certified, although not DOT legal. Since you don't have to worry about the US DOT, it shouldn't matter.
__________________
<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 05-12-2004, 06:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
thekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Jackson MS
Car: 2010 (Prefer not to say here).
Posts: 3,445
Photos:
thekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via ICQ to thekid Send a message via AIM to thekid
so you got 2 new fog lights for $53?.... that dun seem right to me.... but tell me how you got them cuz I gott replace mine too.
thekid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 06:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
thekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Jackson MS
Car: 2010 (Prefer not to say here).
Posts: 3,445
Photos:
thekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond reputethekid has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via ICQ to thekid Send a message via AIM to thekid
fixing repost... damn wirless internet... so n
thekid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 06:04 PM   #11 (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
They were around 53 each. My total order was 133 shipped for the fogs and roundel. Quick shipping though. Ordered sunday, got tuesday.
__________________
<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 05-12-2004, 06:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
camnipotent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Car:
Posts: 640
Photos:
camnipotent is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to camnipotent Send a message via MSN to camnipotent
DOT won't have any idea that you have a kit not DOT approved. What color temperature is legal? I thought it was around 3500-4200...
__________________
<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>1998 BMW 323is Coupe, Black
Manual
18&quot; M3 Hyper Silver Rims
2 12&quot; Rockford Fosgate Subs; Sealed
1.0 Farad Capacitor
800 Watt 2-Way Rockford Fosgate Amplifier</span></span>
camnipotent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
skawful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Phoenix
Car:
Posts: 2,090
Photos:
skawful is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to skawful
just got 2 new foglights for my 93 325i

2 foglights for $69
(comes with harness, screws, wiring, and everything you need to get foglights...
www.procarparts.com
__________________
<img src='http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sig8hw.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
skawful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2004, 09:07 PM   #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
We try not to order from PCP. Their parts tend to lack quality and tatse.

Do a search, you will find almost everyone who has ordered from them has had to return or exchnage the item.

As for legal color temp, I don't think there is a legal limit on it. However, most OEm kits are from 4300-5000
__________________
<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
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
E46 - Eagle Warranty Corp. Any Good? CJarman 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 09-12-2005 12:24 PM
Lighting Question Scotty Dangles 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 12 05-26-2005 09:39 PM
Is This Full M3 Kit A Good Deal? BMWfiend 3-Series (E36) 7 05-08-2005 01:44 AM
04' 325i (good Or Not?) drag0n 3-Series (E46, E90) 6 03-07-2005 11:43 AM
Good News For Once... mech9T8 3-Series (E36) 6 01-31-2005 04:02 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.



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.