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      02-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Alpine HID's on VO 1M

First off I'd like to say thanks to Alex of Alpine HID's for providing great customer service and a great product for the BMW 1M.

What I had ordered was the White Angel Eyes with the back covers that were pre-drilled for ease of installation.

The product was packaged very well as shown below






Pre-drilled back covers look perfect



Product is of great quality and details to protect the bulb and all pieces are meticulously designed just as our BMW's have


Onto the installed photos and you can see that the actual angel eyes are really bright during the day. Photos were taken around noon time.










Contact Alex of Alpine HID's to purchase. Thanks again Alex.

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      02-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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alex @ alpinemss FTW!
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      02-19-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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how do these compare to Lux V3's? From the pics the brightness looks similar but I realize it might not be an accurate representation of brightness.
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      02-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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The hid are very bright to the point where people will flash you at night, as they think you got high beams on
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      02-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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can you post a link to where one can buy the entire kit.
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      02-19-2012, 01:03 AM   #7
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can you post a link to where one can buy the entire kit.
arent u coming to the meet next week? contact alex and he can install them for free for you! alex@alpinemss.com
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Yea that would be sweet. Out of curiosity with my previous HID lights experience, they tend to be very finicky, sometimes they dont fire all the time, have to cycle the power, also will it throw any codes? Thanks in advance.
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Yea that would be sweet. Out of curiosity with my previous HID lights experience, they tend to be very finicky, sometimes they dont fire all the time, have to cycle the power, also will it throw any codes? Thanks in advance.
No need to cycle power and don't throw any codes at all.
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Yea that would be sweet. Out of curiosity with my previous HID lights experience, they tend to be very finicky, sometimes they dont fire all the time, have to cycle the power, also will it throw any codes? Thanks in advance.
never had any problem with any system (v2 and v3) on 3 of my cars - alex did install all 3 for me too
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The hid are very bright to the point where people will flash you at night, as they think you got high beams on
Could anybody comment on this? While I like the alpines, I'm not quite sure I like being "one of those guys" on the road blinding people. Are the Lux also really bright at night?
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Could anybody comment on this? While I like the alpines, I'm not quite sure I like being "one of those guys" on the road blinding people. Are the Lux also really bright at night?
Interested as well.
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      02-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #13
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what kalvin rating are you guys going with, im thinking 6k is probably a good bet.
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You won't have that problem with LUX. With the HIDs I'm not sure, although I have heard they can be really bright.
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I had the Alpines on my 135i, and even though I knew I would need a solution for the 1///M, I ended up selling them because I was displeased with their (unreliable) operation. They would frequently not light up (either one or sometimes both side), had to often restart car several times until I got them to work, but it would intermittently happen while driving. The issue is two-fold, upon startup the spike in current does the lights no favor, so hence why often one (or sometimes both) would not fire up. Spoke to Alex on several occasions, in his defense he was always responsive and blamed it on 'not up to par' quality of the copper from his Chinese supplier. But at the end of the day it is his product, if your subcontractor is not delivering, neither are you.

I followed the suggestion of cutting the ground wire and re-grounding it one of the bolts in the engine compartment, that faired no better. At the end of the day I couldn't live with starting up the car and having to watch the reflection of my front against another car to confirm both halos are powered.

Last but not least, the intensity of these lights is really really bright (not in the best of ways). The inner rings especially (not an Alpine flaw per se but rather the design of the stock lights). The inner halos were soooo bright, I would often get opposing traffic high beaming me thinking I forgot my high beams on...

Soooo, I sold them and off to Lux I will go.
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