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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-01-2005, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well if you call this 4300K...

and i've driven to florida and back with him many times, they were this blue all of the time absolutely gorgeous, and thanks for all of your input guys!


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anything that blue... is not OEM

The blue could be the result of the cutoff beam. If its blue looking straight toward it.... then its not OEM...


and by the way the kelvin ratings for HIDs are totally innaccurate and vary GREATLY by manufacturer. Just compare the 6k McCulloch to 6k Xtec... HUGE difference.

So keep that in mind before buying


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The stock maxima hids were around 4200-4500k (cant remember) and the housings were not projectors. Compared to the 8000k im running now I think the visibilty difference is minimal at best, but the edge of course is to the stock hids.

I dont think theres enought difference between the 2 to attempt a full retro-fit imo.
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Yes, true, but IMO i can see the signs ~1km away.... not that it will light up the whole road that far, but i can see the road signs reflected by my light..... and maxima will glare like hell if you are driving in front of it...

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Well if you call this 4300K...

and i've driven to florida and back with him many times, they were this blue all of the time* absolutely gorgeous, and thanks for all of your input guys!
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that, my friend, is not stock..... you sure he got the 330i? or 325i with optional xenon light? cz that is NOT OEM D2S bulb.... it's probably have the same ballast, ignitors, and projectors like the stock's one and changed the bulb to higher rating... i m thinking it should be 8000K

And it's not the cutoff beam, as for you to see the cutoff blue/purple beam, you have to go further away from the car, and you can only see them if you are aiming the camera lower than the prj's cutoff beam..... see my sig and you'll see the cutoff blue beam... it's not done properly , but you know what i mean....

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anything that blue... is not OEM

The blue could be the result of the cutoff beam.* If its blue looking straight toward it.... then its not OEM...
and by the way the kelvin ratings for HIDs are totally innaccurate and vary GREATLY by manufacturer.* Just compare the 6k McCulloch to 6k Xtec... HUGE difference.

So keep that in mind before buying
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Yes, as far as the xtec kits, it&#39;s the best HID kit i&#39;ve seen so far, with the bulb shield to reduce glare.... that&#39;s what i call quality... but i havent seen any 6 in my area that has the xtec kit..... so i dont know whether they&#39;ll glare..... i&#39;ve seen a mazda3 with HID/retrofit in it, and it gives out the flicker and everything..... and since mazda3 club are sponsored by xtec as well, i m assuming that the mazda3 i saw has the xtec kit...... it&#39;s nice... and btw, mazda3 has Valeo-"style" projector in it, so it&#39;s gives out less glare..... i think......

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Originally posted by 04char6@Aug 1 2005, 07:44 PM
Well if you call this 4300K...

and i&#39;ve driven to florida and back with him many times, they were this blue all of the time* absolutely gorgeous, and thanks for all of your input guys!
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maybe he used philips 6000k ultinon D2S bulbs.

Can you believe that my 4100k bulb can produce those blue colors from mzd6 headlight (valeo prj)

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damn it robinlb.... you keep making me jealous of your valeo....

Tanabe GF210 Springs, AutoExe CF grill, Retrofit (Bosch E46/Audi TT DOT projector) + Philips D2S 5000K (85122+) bulbs, Lower fog, 2 x 10" Sony Xplod, MTX MXA6001 Class D amp, 12" Varad White LED bar + 4 x Varad single LEDs, Airbox Mod, Sidemarkers Mod, Taillight Mod, Foglight Mod, Clear sidemarkers, 4 x white 6-WLEDs, 4 x white 5-LEDs, 2 x orange 5-LEDs, 2 x Polarg Hybrid XenonWhite 194 bulbs, 2 x blue 921 LEDs, 2 x OEM muffler tips,Redline MTX fluid, Ichiban Shift Knob, Ractive Shift Boot, TWM short shifter, Focal PolyGlass 130v1 components, Infinity 6802cf, Duplicolor Red caliper paint, Royal Purple 5W20 Synthetic Oil, Hawks brake pads
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Its a 540i not 325 or 330. Well im not that big of an idiot, i know what cutoff looks like. He bought this car from the dealer, trust me and they are BLUE. Maybe there were other options as far as HID went..who knows.


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Hmmm 540i should have the stock xenon as standard equip. but i seriously dont know why it is blue though....

Tanabe GF210 Springs, AutoExe CF grill, Retrofit (Bosch E46/Audi TT DOT projector) + Philips D2S 5000K (85122+) bulbs, Lower fog, 2 x 10" Sony Xplod, MTX MXA6001 Class D amp, 12" Varad White LED bar + 4 x Varad single LEDs, Airbox Mod, Sidemarkers Mod, Taillight Mod, Foglight Mod, Clear sidemarkers, 4 x white 6-WLEDs, 4 x white 5-LEDs, 2 x orange 5-LEDs, 2 x Polarg Hybrid XenonWhite 194 bulbs, 2 x blue 921 LEDs, 2 x OEM muffler tips,Redline MTX fluid, Ichiban Shift Knob, Ractive Shift Boot, TWM short shifter, Focal PolyGlass 130v1 components, Infinity 6802cf, Duplicolor Red caliper paint, Royal Purple 5W20 Synthetic Oil, Hawks brake pads
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neither do I..I have driven other BMW&#39;s as well, and they all had the usual 4300K I believe, very crisp white hid setup but purple glare in certain views...


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you can see my before and after pics at this directory on my website

they are called beforeafterxx.jpg (duh) and the top is always the before.

keep in mind that pictures don&#39;t always show (in fact, rarely show) the true difference you will get. there is so much that has to do with shutter speed, film speed (if conventional camera), angle, etc. i tried to take several different shots to show the difference (which it does), but take everything you see online with a grain of salt.


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you can see my before and after pics at this directory on my website

they are called beforeafterxx.jpg (duh) and the top is always the before.

keep in mind that pictures don&#39;t always show (in fact, rarely show) the true difference you will get. there is so much that has to do with shutter speed, film speed (if conventional camera), angle, etc. i tried to take several different shots to show the difference (which it does), but take everything you see online with a grain of salt.
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Hey, thanks alot for the pics man! I appreciate it!


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