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      06-25-2012, 01:57 AM   #111
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Just placed my order! Thanks Mike for all the info. This will be the second mod on my new 135i (following the Escort 9500 hardwire, of course). It doesn't even have plates yet!
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      06-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #112
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Just placed my order! Thanks Mike for all the info. This will be the second mod on my new 135i (following the Escort 9500 hardwire, of course). It doesn't even have plates yet!
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      06-28-2012, 01:44 AM   #113
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Let me know how you like them once its installed...

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I ordered the BMS LED Angel Eyes from N54 Tuning on Sunday, and they were shipped on Monday morning via USPS first class. I received and installed them today, Wednesday, on my 2012 135i convertible. Iím quite happy with the result.

The kit is of good quality materials and assembly. The instructions, downloaded from the BMS website, were relatively clear and straightforward. I did have an issue here as the instructions mention that the negative wiring on the BMW is brown, and the positive is yellow. My car has brown and purple/black wiring. I made the assumption that the brown wire would still be negative, and carried forward without resorting to checking with the digital multimeter. This turned out to be correct.

The installation of the units themselves was as easy as the BMS and N54 Tuning sites and previous messages have claimed. The biggest issue -- by far -- for me was dealing with the BMW headlight assembly covers. Getting them off wasnít terrible, but putting them back on was a significant challenge. Iíve read that most of this is due to the fact that I was working on a 1-series convertible, and that itís significantly easier on other models. The entire process took about 1.5 hours, and 95% of that was spent re-installing the headlight covers. Itís a non-trivial task, and I caution anyone not patient and comfortable with his or her mechanical skill.

The persistence paid off, and I think the look is much improved over stock. The color is good, though they are somewhat more bluish-white than the stock eyebrow LEDs above the angel eyes. Although they are not quite as bright as the stock bulbs, I think it is a good level, and they look sharp under various lighting conditions. As with the stock bulbs, the outer ring is significantly less bright than the inner. Overall I would recommend the BMS LED Angel Eyes.
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      06-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #114
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I ordered the BMS LED Angel Eyes from N54 Tuning on Sunday, and they were shipped on Monday morning via USPS first class. I received and installed them today, Wednesday, on my 2012 135i convertible. Iím quite happy with the result.

The kit is of good quality materials and assembly. The instructions, downloaded from the BMS website, were relatively clear and straightforward. I did have an issue here as the instructions mention that the negative wiring on the BMW is brown, and the positive is yellow. My car has brown and purple/black wiring. I made the assumption that the brown wire would still be negative, and carried forward without resorting to checking with the digital multimeter. This turned out to be correct.

The installation of the units themselves was as easy as the BMS and N54 Tuning sites and previous messages have claimed. The biggest issue -- by far -- for me was dealing with the BMW headlight assembly covers. Getting them off wasnít terrible, but putting them back on was a significant challenge. Iíve read that most of this is due to the fact that I was working on a 1-series convertible, and that itís significantly easier on other models. The entire process took about 1.5 hours, and 95% of that was spent re-installing the headlight covers. Itís a non-trivial task, and I caution anyone not patient and comfortable with his or her mechanical skill.

The persistence paid off, and I think the look is much improved over stock. The color is good, though they are somewhat more bluish-white than the stock eyebrow LEDs above the angel eyes. Although they are not quite as bright as the stock bulbs, I think it is a good level, and they look sharp under various lighting conditions. As with the stock bulbs, the outer ring is significantly less bright than the inner. Overall I would recommend the BMS LED Angel Eyes.
Thanks for the great review Glad you're happy with your bulbs.

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      06-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #115
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Just placed the order, but the Paypal invoice stated the shipping address is unconfirmed. Also I cannot access onto the n54tuning.com right after i made the payment through Paypal. Wondering what is going wrong with the transaction..
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      06-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #116
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Just placed the order, but the Paypal invoice stated the shipping address is unconfirmed. Also I cannot access onto the n54tuning.com right after i made the payment through Paypal. Wondering what is going wrong with the transaction..
Ya got the order and processing it now

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      06-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #117
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okok! can't wait to receive it! thank you!
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      07-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #118
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okok! can't wait to receive it! thank you!
You should have tracking in your email and have them tomorrow.

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      07-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #119
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Great! Received the tracking number. Thanks mike.
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Just wanted to give Mike a massive THANK YOU here on the forums. I purchased a set of these LEDs this past March, and they've been fantastic. Last weekend, one of the bulbs malfunctioned (maybe due to extreme summer heat?), and Mike shipped me a new set right way to replace them. No questions asked, mega fast reply and communication, just perfect. BUY FROM MIKE!!
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      07-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #121
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I also wanted to give a shout-out (albiet abit late!) for the AEs I ordered from Mike about 2 months ago. One of the more visually appealing mods I've done, cheap, arrived fast, great quality, easy to install. LOVE them. Thanks Mike!
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      07-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #122
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Just wanted to give Mike a massive THANK YOU here on the forums. I purchased a set of these LEDs this past March, and they've been fantastic. Last weekend, one of the bulbs malfunctioned (maybe due to extreme summer heat?), and Mike shipped me a new set right way to replace them. No questions asked, mega fast reply and communication, just perfect. BUY FROM MIKE!!
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I also wanted to give a shout-out (albiet abit late!) for the AEs I ordered from Mike about 2 months ago. One of the more visually appealing mods I've done, cheap, arrived fast, great quality, easy to install. LOVE them. Thanks Mike!
Thanks for the support guys

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      07-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #123
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IN STOCK AND SHIPPING!!!

On Sale as Well.. Regular price is 199.00 and they are on for 129.00 as our intro special!!

http://www.n54tuning.com/index.php?_...&productId=104

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Bump for a great deal!!

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      07-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #125
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Are there any angel eyes for 2012 128i's with halogens?
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Are there any angel eyes for 2012 128i's with halogens?
If those have the H8s then these are compatible.

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These have been updated with a new design...

Fits all H8 Angel Eye Equipped Vehicles Below:

1 Series: 2008+ E82 Coupe, E88 Convertible and 1M
1 Series: 2008+ E87 LCI Hatchback
3 Series: 2009 - 2011 BMW E90 LCI (Facelift) Sedan with Xenon Headlights
3 Series: 2009 - 2011 E91 LCI (Facelift) Touring with Xenon Headlights
3 Series: 2007+ E92 Coupe 2007-2011
3 Series: All Years, E90 E92 M3 Sedan and Coupe
5 Series: 2008+ E60 LCI (Facelift) Sedan with xenon headlights
5 Series: 2008+ E61 LCI (Facelift) Touring with xenon headlight
X5 SAV: E70 X5 2007+
X6: E71 X6 2008-2012
Z4: E89 Z4 2009-2012
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I didn't scan this thread to see if anyone else had the same feelings, but I'm overall disappointed with the 4 LED AE kit. The LEDs are mounted on a fairly thick 4 sided "post" that separates the light output into quadrants. This in turn creates a marginally bright, but segmented inner halo ring with hot spots and dim spots.

I see that BMS just posted an update with a newer design that has a smaller diameter post (LEDs closer together) which should, in theory, provide a more consistent, brighter light transfer into the optical halo rings, but there's also now a heatsink that needs to be stuffed into the headlight enclosure which barely has room for the ballast as it is.

Without mentioning the competition, I'll just point out that paying twice (or more) for BMW LED AEs is more expensive than any other LED kit on the market.
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If those have the H8s then these are compatible.

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I don't think they'll work because my car does not have the rings/angel eyes..
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I didn't scan this thread to see if anyone else had the same feelings, but I'm overall disappointed with the 4 LED AE kit. The LEDs are mounted on a fairly thick 4 sided "post" that separates the light output into quadrants. This in turn creates a marginally bright, but segmented inner halo ring with hot spots and dim spots.

I see that BMS just posted an update with a newer design that has a smaller diameter post (LEDs closer together) which should, in theory, provide a more consistent, brighter light transfer into the optical halo rings, but there's also now a heatsink that needs to be stuffed into the headlight enclosure which barely has room for the ballast as it is.

Without mentioning the competition, I'll just point out that paying twice (or more) for BMW LED AEs is more expensive than any other LED kit on the market.
Ours are comparable to some of the more expensive ones on the market. These are for the people who want the same look as the $250+ set ups, but only want to pay $129.00 to upgrade their angel eyes to LED and don't mind the little heatsink.

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