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    I have an E46 Coupe and now looking for a HID conversion, I have found a set on ebay that claim to an easy installation.. Have you guys had any problems with the conversion or will these go straight in,
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ht_4610wt_1137
     
     

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    Personally i would go for a 50 or 55 watt kit not a 35. And get 4300 or 6000K bulbs. 8000 would be a little to blue IMO. but then you may like that kind of thing. You will need bulb adapters as well.

    I have this kit with 4300 bulbs. (the best for light output and the same as OEM bulbs) It comes with cancelors and bulb adapters. Its plug and play and works 100%.

    http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/bmw-sup...its-p-279.html

    I got a kit of ebay before and one headlight strobed and my radio reception was really bad with the lights on where the ballasts were cheap and not insulated propperly. It was that bad i had to take them off in the end. It was a false economy. It never came with the cancelors or bulb adapters either and by the time i had got all that i had just as well of gone with the HID's direct kit.
     
     

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    So the kit you have sent the link for has every thing included i.e bulb holders?
    and thanks thats a great help,, and i do prepare an ice white colour to a blue really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e46-320ci View Post
    So the kit you have sent the link for has every thing included i.e bulb holders?
    and thanks thats a great help,, and i do prepare an ice white colour to a blue really.
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    Yep that kit will have everything you need. If you want ice white get 6000K bulbs.
     
     

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    6000k are ice white with a tint of blue if you put them in projector headlights.

    And please don't get a 55watt kit you'll end up annoying other drivers and one night get your car bricked
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    6000k are ice white with a tint of blue if you put them in projector headlights.

    And please don't get a 55watt kit you'll end up annoying other drivers and one night get your car bricked ;)
    No you wont. I have had a 50 watt kit on my past 3 cars (4 years) and never had a problem with the law or been flashed by oncoming drivers once.
    If they are aligned propperly you will be fine.
     
     

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    There's no need for a 55 watt kit as it overheats the plastic lens, 35 watt is bright, I'd recommend hids4u who do a car specific kit which is plug and play, from my experience I found hids direct to be less useful than a chocolate teapot
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by crespo View Post
    No you wont. I have had a 50 watt kit on my past 3 cars (4 years) and never had a problem with the law or been flashed by oncoming drivers once.
    If they are aligned propperly you will be fine.
    Didn't know they make HID kits in 50 watts?

    But why would you need all that light plus the risk (and lets be honest there will be) some glare especially if your on a hill and you don't have self leveling headlights
     
     

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    My plastic lenses look fine after 18 months of use. This picture was taken shortly before an MOT with the halogens back in just incase.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Didn't know they make HID kits in 50 watts?

    But why would you need all that light plus the risk (and lets be honest there will be) some glare especially if your on a hill and you don't have self leveling headlights

    I do a lot of early morning 5am driving on unlit dual carriageways and motorways. And to be honest they are a god send. And i can honestly hand on heart say i have never had 1 issue with them.
    Never been flashed or pulled over or anything. And to be honest they are only a little brighter than the other halfs standard issue xenons in her Golf.
     
     

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