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      02-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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I'm sorry, but don't get those bulbs. Bimmian overcharges for EVERYTHING.

If you go to HighPerformanceBulbs.com, you can get their 18-LED bulbs that will fit these cars for $50 (http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwpy5frtusi.html). And you can get the 23-LED version for $60 (http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwpy5frtusi1.html).

If you're willing to spend $70, get something that will blow both lower-end HPB products, and the overpriced Bimmian product out of the water. Get the 7.5 Watt LED bulb (in amber here http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwpy5amulhi.html and in white here http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/bmwpy5ulhipo.html) and they will be SOOO much brighter than the cheaper bulbs. No one else sells those 7.5 Watt turn signal bulbs by the way.

HPB has a great reputation over on E90Post for having rock-solid HID kits that won't throw errors, and they have an almost perfect track record on the pick 06/07 models too. Everything I've bought from them (interior kit for my car + friend's cars, AE's, turn signals, etc.) has exceeded my expectations, and their customer service is incredibly helpful for an extremely small business.
Interesting, i have not ordered yet, thanks for this! My 3 concerns are
-will it throw a code?
-how hot will the get, they are made for turn signlas, ut being DRL's they would be on for a while
-how easy to install? i got into the area i need to install and its tight as hell in there

also. what would the return policy be? i will be calling this new place tomorrow, thanks again!
1. Will it throw a code? It didn't throw a code on E92 Pre-LCI's, and E90 LCI's w/ halogen lights (both cars use these as running lamps) it shouldn't throw a code (newer BMWs are much less picky with aftermarket bulbs--still will throw bulb-outs on cheap/non-canbus bulbs) but I cannot personally guarantee you it will not throw one. However, they have a very forgiving return policy, so if it does, no harm-no foul as they say...
2. They will certainly get hot, but they're clearly designed for it--note the all-aluminum construction. It won't get nearly hot enough to melt the housing, that's for sure.
3. I haven't seen an F30 yet (might be going on a test drive tomorrow though!!) so I can't say for sure; however, I bet there will be plenty of room--just pop the hood and take a look!
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