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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 13, 9:44 PM
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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

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Now Iím not sure if this is with all of the headlamps but the lenses on mine came off once the chrome rings where pulled off. So be careful not to drop the lens!
I'm sure you have figured this out by now but the lens is NOT supposed to come right off, they are sealed... sooooooo, if you have not driven in the rain yet, please seal that bad boy up or you are going to be all kinds of angry when you do

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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 13, 3:36 PM
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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

Really happy, these things cleaned up GREAT... for 40.00 bucks I don't see how I could go wrong.

Also ordered a set of 357047-1 DDM35W.H3.5000K- with digital ballasts last night. This should be fun!

I don't work here or anything but will plug them if allowed, they have nice HID kits that DON'T flicker! http://www.ddmtuning.com/




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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

ON the lows - when you cut the bucket, does lens then ride on the core support? It seems like if you cut off a bunch of the bucket the light would sit deeper?

Im working on a retrofit too but not sure if it will work. You can see how far the projectors sit off the headlight housing so I'll have to take a bit of bucket off.

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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

The 2 pieces just sandwich the light in there like before with 2 of the 3 same mounting points. You will have to design a third for where the spring used to go. They set at exactly the same depth.


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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

BTW the BMW lights as just as deep if not deeper.... they are made by Hella and are already done..... Lot less work and expense depending on the salvage yards in your area... I had 3 cars to choose from when I got mine.

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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

Has anyone out there attempted this conversion on a 1964 or 1965 models? I'm converting mine over to H4's but this looks like it would be a significant improvement over the standard fare.
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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

My best friend has a 65 (this is he and I at a car show last year) I don't see it being much different.


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Has anyone out there attempted this conversion on a 1964 or 1965 models? I'm converting mine over to H4's but this looks like it would be a significant improvement over the standard fare.
I did my 65 el camino this summer, I bought aftermarket bmw headlights from ebay. It was a little different procedure but do-able. Great improvement night driving...
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What was different about the procedure?
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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

This is pretty sweet upgrade. Im one of the a$$holes with HIDs in my regular lenses and I love it. I wish that you didnt have to cut so much out of the core support to do this mod tho.

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Holy smokes those are some bright lights!
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Re: HID upgrade using BMW headlamps (long read)

No regrets, still love them! AND the car is done now






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