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Old 02-27-2004, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a black 318i and i just put on some shadow grills and i have been looking into getting new headlight assemblies as well as corner lights, sides, etc for some time now. I have seen both black housing headlights and chrome housing ones and i was wondering if anyone had pictures of any black e36 bmws with either of them? or if anyone could give me some opinions on which they think would look better?
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Old 02-27-2004, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the chrome is non OEM and Im always one who prefers OEM look if not OEM product. To me, the chrome housings make the car look like an audi. Plus, the rings in the hella chrome housing are very small. I'll dig up some pics or photoshop something in a minute.
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Old 02-27-2004, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh right...photoshop them in..


were you the one that simply added red circles over a car's headlights to display a bimmer with red angel eyes???

LOL...that one was funny.
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yep.

Amazing what I can do in 30 seconds, isnt it?

Fitting headlights is slightly more time consuming.
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hehhehe..

cool...my memory is rocking..

quitting the chronic was a good decision.
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I looked but couldnt find any black ones with the chrome, so I made this. The ones with black housings basically look the same as stock unless you get very close.
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or with clears if you pefer.
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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El Presidente thanks for the photoshop pictures looks almost real, definitly gives me a good idea of how chrome ones would look. I also agree with you the rings in the hella lights suck
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go with some OEM clears and some ZKW Ellipsoid headlights
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what e36 m3 turbo said
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what e36 m3 turbo said
cant go wrong with OEM parts
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I just purchased and installed ZKW ellipsoids w/ DDE enhanced. They look fantastic. It is a black e36 and I will post some pics soon, very soon.
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I just put these corners on. I like them.
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nice.. i was thinkin of doing the same.. but i really dont like the look of the clear corners for some reason... I will soon be installin the angel eyes for my 328i.. just as soon as I find a good deal.
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nice.. i was thinkin of doing the same.. but i really dont like the look of the clear corners for some reason... I will soon be installin the angel eyes for my 328i.. just as soon as I find a good deal.
I agree, to me it just looks like they dont belong on the car... They arn't bad though.
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