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      10-22-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Can you change the fogs?

Has anyone changed their fogs to an aftermarket bulb?
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      10-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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no - why consider this? The factory ones are pretty good no?
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      10-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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no - why consider this? The factory ones are pretty good no?
I don't like the halogen color, I prefer to put a 5k output or something to match the factory xenon headlights.
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      10-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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We carry a hid fog kit for that car. We sold a to of these kits to f30 members and everyone loves them.
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      10-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Once my car arrives I'm putting in 2500k fog light bulbs, I love the look plus better visibility in bad weather.
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      10-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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If you change the fogs, do they still turn on when you turn left/right?
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If you change the fogs, do they still turn on when you turn left/right?
with our hid kit yes.
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      11-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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just ordered a set of halogen bulbs that match exact xenon headlights at 5100k for the new fog xenon fog light bulb.. ill post pic next week some time
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      11-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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I have 6k hid bulbs for my 335i. they look amazing and I dont have any issues. The corner light system also works flawlessly. They are very bright FYI in case thats a problem.
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      11-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #11
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I have 6k hid bulbs for my 335i. they look amazing and I dont have any issues. The corner light system also works flawlessly. They are very bright FYI in case thats a problem.
got any pictures?
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Perhaps this is a dumb question but did people replace the H8 bulb with a 35W or a 55W? I ordered some but the 55W arrived and I am concerned that i will have some unintended "plastic melting" fiasco if I install them?

Appreciate any and all input on this

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Perhaps this is a dumb question but did people replace the H8 bulb with a 35W or a 55W? I ordered some but the 55W arrived and I am concerned that i will have some unintended "plastic melting" fiasco if I install them?

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You are correct 55w will be to hot for the housing. We sell a 35w kit that a lot of people have bought with no issues. I would not install 55w
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      11-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #14
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I just put yellow bulbs in there. Personally i dont like hid without the correct projector lens.
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      11-29-2012, 08:31 AM   #15
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I put in led bulbs to replace my halogen fogs. Looks amazing. And matches my hids I installed in my low beams.
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So what has everyone come up with. I have the non-angel eye base model halogens and really dont like how dull and yellowy they are. Without going to all of the trouble of upgrading to HIDs, what is the best bulb replacement I can install in my Halogens that are brighter and whiter? Also, I saw someone mention that they are H8 but I could have sworn when I removed the bulb is was H7. I want to replace the headlight bulbs and the fogs....any help is appreciated.

I checked **************** but didnt see anything specific for this?
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So what has everyone come up with. I have the non-angel eye base model halogens and really dont like how dull and yellowy they are. Without going to all of the trouble of upgrading to HIDs, what is the best bulb replacement I can install in my Halogens that are brighter and whiter? Also, I saw someone mention that they are H8 but I could have sworn when I removed the bulb is was H7. I want to replace the headlight bulbs and the fogs....any help is appreciated.

I checked **************** but didnt see anything specific for this?
H7 bulbs are the low beams. If you heard h8 from someone, they are referring to the fog light bulbs.
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      12-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #18
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Thanks, so the big question, any consensus on which halogens are the best to produce extremely bright white or closest to HIDs? I heard Silverstar but I can tell you from buying those before on another car, they did nothing different than stock OE bulbs
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I put in led bulbs to replace my halogen fogs. Looks amazing. And matches my hids I installed in my low beams.
LED Fog lights? Sounds a amazing can you point me in the right direct I might find some?
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Took delivery of my 335i yesterday, and <24 hours later it's been coded and now some of the bulbs have been changed. Figured I'd post some pictures before/after for those looking to do the same things.

I wanted 2 things, no "egg yolk" look in the front turn indicators, and I hate the yellow fog's - they needed to match the angel eyes

So that you guys can see the colors and comparison, I mounted my DSLR on a tripod prior to making the change to take the before pic, then just pulled the trigger to take the after. All images were shot in RAW then I made sure the color balance was identical between shots so as not to mis-represent the color changes

The first was accomplished with Solaris Invisibulbs - 1156 bulbs with 150 Degree Ofset - AKA: PY21W - I chose amber when lit

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Then the fogs - I went with GP Thunder H8 fog lights - the 7500K version

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I think the color just about perfectly matches the angel eyes

Btw - I was going to do a full DIY on how to change these, but they're so easy it didn't make sense to waste the time. Turn signals are accessed through a removable panel in the wheel well - a flat head screwdriver pries down two tabs in the top and pull it out - then reach in, twist and remove - reverse to replace. The fogs, pull 3 hex head screws out of the wheel well where the bumper meets the well lining, pull the lining back a little, unclip the fog light, twist and remove - reverse to replace
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      12-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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looks real good, no problems with codes?
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