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BTW my camera sucks and the pics don't do justice.

HIDs only

HIDs with fogs

HIDs with high beams

Same but on garage door



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So are you happy you went with the 50watt kit vs the 35watt kit?

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and how do they compare to the stock lights?

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According to their website the race 50watt kit puts out 4000 lumens at 5000K.

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gremlyn, justang,

To get a real grasp of how they compare to other cars, I need to meet up with my boss and line up with his E55 and take a pic.

Reading the thread how people were disappointed with their HID results and wanting to do the D2S retrofit, I thought I was going to be less than fully satisfied with my H1 HID install. Plus seeing how horrid the halogen beam pattern and output was got me to purchase the 50watt kit.

I think some of these people are just expecting WAY TOO MUCH. In the past 3 nights when I was on the road, I would try to keep pace with cars that had OEM HIDs to compare output. And my output seems to be higher than these OEM HIDs. Some 6 owners are complaining how they can't see their HID light on a well lit street. Well, I was crossing the street in front of a Audi A8L at e57th St and 3rd Ave in Manhattan, and I couldn't see it's HID output on the street.

All I know is that for myself, this is a VAST improvement, leaps and bounds, over the halogens. I used to flick the high beams to see the overhead road signs on unlit roads. I don't need to now. Driving in the center lane on a 3 lane highway with the halogens I would barely light up the center lane. Driving with fogs was a necessity. Now the HIDs can fill all 3 lanes.

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Thanks for posting the pics. I think the cutoff on the stock projectors really isn't that bad and your pictures do a good job of illustrating that. It looks like you could adjust your right headlamp upwards a bit. It seems to point down further than the right one.

Just out of curiosity, did you perform the modification involving removing the small metal plate inside the projectors?

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Thanks falcon.

Both beams are level. That's just how the picture came out. The car was parked on a sloped driveway and I took the pick from behind the driver seat.

No, I did not remove the plate from inside the projector.

And as you can see from the pic, the HID beam pattern pretty much retains the halogen beam pattern of ___/__ and ___/__ and there's a clean cutoff. From the alley pics, you can see the defined cutoff where you can't see anything above the cutoff (as compared to having the high beams on).

The next test is to compare it to an E55.

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bravo....bravo...good job, i like the way they look and i dont intend to take out the glare either also just b/c i bought the 8000K which isnt as bright as the 6000K, i really wanted more of a color look but i still will get greater output than halogens so im not worried....but i think they look good, very good....but i dont think anyone asked this but....did you do the H3 fog lights HIDs as well? b/c i just ordered for the low beams....im debating whether i just should just get more $$ for the H3s as well and just finish the job but...all my new bulbs(aftermarket) just keep going out one by one and i need someone to do this for me b/c i am no where near handy to set this up so im just debating going all stock original and just put in HIDs....just curious so...

question is...are your H3s HIDs as well?

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I only did the low beams. The rest of the bulbs are stock.

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ok cool...yeah i figured with both HIDs i would eventually blind someone lol yes it would look all nice but then again, even in your pics....and i know i got the 35W and you have 50W, but in your pics, with the foglights on, you really cant even notice the difference of them being on...plus i ordered the DDE/halos as well so my parking lights are being removed, no point in them anymore...but good deal, thank you! stock fogs it is

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