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So i have a completely stock 1994 white 318i, and the existing lights are just not bright enough, even with the fog lights on it doesnt help much, so i need new lights, I like the look of the angel eyes but im really confused as to what advantages they have over others, or disadvantages, and just what exactly you guys would recommend, i basically want something brighter and i do like the look of the angel eyes but i really have no idea what else is out there. I was just looking around and found these..
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?cP...products_id=169
are those something i should be considering or what would you guys recommend me getting to basically give me a much brighter light and maybe a new look. Thanks oh and i dont want to spend a lot of money but id like to see what the choices are regardless of price.
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The product you linked is not for the headlights themselves, and will not give you better visibility. Those are just the halos, or angel eyes, and they're strictly for show. The brighter variety are known as daylight demon eyes, or DDE's. But you'll need new headlights because halos can't be installed on stock headlights. A complete setup with halos preinstalled will run you a minimum of $300. The most popular and most reliable brands are Depo and ZKW . . try this page:
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If your looking for options... umnizta has them all... as for the correct place to buy I dont know... one of my good buddies at www.jlevistreetwerks.com has a good store... with great costumer response... I deal through him...

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for $40-50 you can buy a pair of silverstars high performance. There the best before xenon. I use them and there far better than OEM lights. As matter a fact my BMW dealer uses them as replacments for normal lights.
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sweet thanks guys, i think im just gonna go for the silverstarts.
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i put in some in some silverstars and it didnt do jack... whats with that?
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silver star high performance should make a major improvment over OEM. The other issue is that you also may need to change your light fixture due to the crap that gets under plastic head light that creats a foggy opaqu apperance. If there not completly clean then I suggest you replace them with euro glass fixtures.
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the lenses seem pretty clear though... i dont know, i thought the silverstars would help too but nope
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the lenses seem pretty clear though... i dont know, i thought the silverstars would help too but nope
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I am going to buy the ones in this thread up top..
I think it is a good deal for the price.

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NO!!!! Umnitza will bend you over a barrel and rape the shit out of you!!!

I would rather chew off one of my own appendages then ever do business with them again. Check this thread for the bad stories!
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I am still having more problems with them. Today the headlights I got from them just burned out one of my H1 PIAAs, it is going to be another 90 bucks for the replacement bulb. Save yourself the frustration buy from someone else, or find a local BMW shop that can get your stuff, saving an extra ten or twenty bucks isn't worth dealing with online companies. Because if shit starts to go wrong you can't go into their shop and yell at them for it.

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Take a look at these lights on Ebay. They're made in Taiwan but actually fit perfectly and give off very good E-code light patterns, and won't break your wallet.

Halo E-code lights on Ebay

Or these:
Ellipsoid Lights on Ebay


Or these:
More lights ....



These are all made in Taiwan but they seem to work pretty well and have plastic covers like stock. The adjustment cams are also like the stock lights. For the money they seem to be Ok and use the stock light sockets and bulbs, although for mine I installed the Silverstars and clear corner lights.




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Not sure why you guys do not like UM but I was going to buy the rings for 120.00 not headlights. Neither of you think I should buy them?

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so those headlights a lot of people buy from umnitza don't come with the rings in them? you have to spend at least $100 more for the dde rings? Or else they look kinda like regular headlights with just a glass lense right?



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http://www.understeer.com/onlinestore-lighting.shtml

I'm gettting the Depo Projector36 Headlights for $340 you get with angel eyes and stonegaurd and wireharness adapters. HIDs will unfortuantly have to wait due to low income but its either wait to afford the xtec or buy the cheap ones now.

http://jlevistreetwerks.com/OSCOMMERCE/pro...7c52caa904f13b7

They have them cheap to but I'm not all too sure about them
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I got fucked on a deal with Umnitza and swore to the guy on the phone that for all the bullshit they put me through I was going to smear their name and tell my story everywhere I went. I don't think he believed me but Umnitza can kiss my ass.

As for the angel eyes they are an extra hundred bucks from umnitza and alot of the guys on this forum have had problems with them when they were installed by Matt at UM.

The depos are great projectors, however one of mine just ate a 3 week old $45 dollar PIAA. Other than that they are awesome. I haven't had any issue so far.

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