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I know many many users on here prefer to remove the amber lens in the headlight housing. I can understand that and I will do the same because it looks silly in broad daylight. However, I tried out type 2 switchback bulbs which shine white as normal parking lights but revert to an amber flash during turn signaling. I thought I would love the white parking lights but after putting them in, I'm not so sure. Now I kind of see things as the amber bulb adding a little bit of contrast to the mix. Does anyone else run siwtchbacks and what is your preference based on the pictures below?

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saleen9090/8091821350/" title="IMG_3929 by Saleen9090, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8091821350_c80a8e29ff_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_3929"></a>

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I'll also admit that photos make the white look better because my camera drains out the richness of the amber. Just envision the amber being a little more amber-y
 

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if you remove the amber plastic from the lens I can see the white looking better with the angel eyes.
 

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I like the one on the right.. But I'm biased!:D (because I run switchbacks!)
 

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just get a bimmer man if you want those crappy circles. I drive with no lights during daylight. **** em all.
 

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just get a bimmer man if you want those crappy circles. I drive with no lights during daylight. **** em all.
very useful info thanks jarmo!
 

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just get a bimmer man if you want those crappy circles. I drive with no lights during daylight. **** em all.
Mark this date folks, the first time I've ever agreed with JARMO. About anything.
 

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I've actually grown tired of defending the angel eyes. Really not sure why they get so much strong hate. Is everyone running LED strips trying to impersonate Audi? No, truth is they look better on some other cars more than Audis in some cases. If you searched the web you would find many cars that look good with angel eyes, and just like the LED strips, some actually look better than BMW. It's a nice style and BMW are the ones that made it mainstream. When I mod my car all I am going for "if it looks good and feels right, do it". I didn't see a BMW and think "oh god I want that".

I have also come to the realization that I will never be able to post a picture of the front end of my car without going through this conversation each time.
 

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I have also come to the realization that I will never be able to post a picture of the front end of my car without going through this conversation each time.
Not everyone is going to like what you do to your car... Do what you like.. Not everyone else. :thumbup:
 

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I run switch backs also though I have my DRL disabled too; so during the day I have no lights showing at all on the car (with the ECU programmed normal the parking/drl/rear parking lights are on, didn't like that haha) so the switchback looks good at night personally and with the amber reflective lens there, the police can't say anything on why the light looks cool white (which matches the HID's).

I say keep them, but I'm biased. :) Besides, they match your angel eyes well, and I am a fan of your angel eyes (as said in your original thread).
 

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I've actually grown tired of defending the angel eyes. Really not sure why they get so much strong hate. Is everyone running LED strips trying to impersonate Audi? No, truth is they look better on some other cars more than Audis in some cases. If you searched the web you would find many cars that look good with angel eyes, and just like the LED strips, some actually look better than BMW. It's a nice style and BMW are the ones that made it mainstream. When I mod my car all I am going for "if it looks good and feels right, do it". I didn't see a BMW and think "oh god I want that".

I have also come to the realization that I will never be able to post a picture of the front end of my car without going through this conversation each time.
" oh god I want that " if you ever want to go back to look of stock, let me know I''ll swap you...:D

anyone comparing your lights to something else are not really judging how it looks but instead comparing to something else...thus their judgment is irrelevant. ;)
 

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I prefer the right side
Btw that grille looks awesome man.... I'm assuming this is OEM grille with a replacement mesh behind it? Got a closer pic?
 

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I like the orange side. It defines the edge of the car.
 

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i like the amber myself, especially on a black car. keep it.

like o2k points out, do what you like, it's your car. That said if you put a stupid wing on it, some lame ass body kit, flame stickers, excess chrome, etc. a few members will probably hunt you down and take away your keys, car, man card.
 
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