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Old 04-01-2006, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think of these lights?

these lights were on the car when I bought it. Everyone tells me they like them, but I am not completely sold on them yet. Something about all that chrome bugs me a little bit.



I was thinking about getting the insides painted black, except for the very ends of the lights.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Too much "bling" for my tastes. Your car, your choice though.
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Yeah, see that is exactly what I thought... I like the angel eyes... just too much, as you said, "bling"
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ok, here is a pretty hack photoshop job to show what they might look like painted black

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The chrome is a bit over the top to my taste.
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see i knew that i was right...

people who have said to me that they like them are all non-bmw owners.. I think that it just takes too much away from the classic look of the car and it just looks too blingy

so what do you guys think... get these painted? or sell them on ebay and get some angel eyes in black?
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If you paint them, I'm concerned about the paint on chrome surface peeling off with the heat.
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If a high temp paint was used, shouldn't be a problem, I doubt the area that would be painted would generate that much heat... besides, its just a psuedo-chrome on plastic anyway, not real chrome.
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no and no
both won't look that good
i'd say you sell it on ebay and get a whole new set of headlights...
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selling on ebay is definitely an option:

I saw these, you guys think these are the same ones?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-02...spagenameZWDVW
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Well its unique. Different. Sometimes thats good. Not really my taste but better then the lights I have on it now
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For anyone who happens to like them.....

They are on ebay now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MESE%3AIT&rd=1
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winter - thats alot of bling for the lights. I think if you kept these as are I would bling the grill with the chrome one you can buy on eBay as well. Might as well go all the way ya know? Actually, that would look pretty cool in a gansta sort of way...

Other than that, I would most likely paint the shiny part flat black.
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HA

i'll top it off with some platinum caps on my teeth, yo...

well, they sold on ebay for $170 plus shipping... not bad... the first guy who bid on them sent me an email and asked if I would end the auction early and sell them to him, so we agreed on a price, he hit me on paypal and I shipped them off this morning!

What was funny, is that the guy was from South FL, where I bought the car... Maybe it was the former owner who just wanted them back... haha

going to go hook the 5'r up with some 7 series parallel rims next week... just gotta wait to get rubber

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i like those rims! how much and from where?
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