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I was just wondering what type of bulb is in the R's headlights? I am looking to change to some blue HID's.<p>thanks
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

Why? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> You'll only be decreasing the light output.<p>The answer to your question is D2<B>R</B>, it's in the manual. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Update: updated to R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mike_c70 at 1:43 PM 8-3-2006</i>
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was just wondering what type of bulb is in the R's headlights? I am looking to change to some blue HID's.<p>thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>To do this wouldn't you have to change everything from housing to ballasts to power supply equipment? Isn't it going to cost just as much to put another set of HID's in as getting the Euro lights?
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Vipergtsz3)

No, you can just buy some d2r's off ebay that are made in japan that will have some crazy color output....I've seen ones as high as 30,000k....they looked like black-lights....the highest I would go is the 6000k Philips Ultinon...Still OEM quality and reliability, but gives more of a purple color output, and chances are you'd still be under the radar of the police with the color of the lights.
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (s60rdood)

thanks man<p>Its quite simple actually. You can just change out the bulbs. <p>I want higher quality bulbs. The stock ones arent that great.<p><A HREF="http://www.coolbulbs.com/HIDKits_body.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.coolbulbs.com/HIDKits_body.asp</A><p>I'm getting the 8300k gen 3 bulbs for like 200 bucks
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks man<p>Its quite simple actually. You can just change out the bulbs. <p>I want higher quality bulbs. The stock ones arent that great.<p><A HREF="http://www.coolbulbs.com/HIDKits_body.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.coolbulbs.com/HIDKits_body.asp</A><p>I'm getting the 8300k gen 3 bulbs for like 200 bucks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>ever wonder why all the reputable manufacturers max out at 6000K (actually 5800K)?<p>its because the higher in kelvin you go, the lower the light output. it looks brighter because of the glare but its actually dimmer.<p>output, D2R/D2S<p>4150-4300K - 3200/2800 lumens<br>5000-5800K - 2400/2200 lumens<br>7000K- 1800/1700 lumens<br>8000K- ~1300 lumens<p>now a standard H7 halogen bulb is ~1500 lumens.<p>so you are actually getting crappier bulbs, less light, and an annoying purple glare.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (SilverS60RNYC)

thanks buddy <p>you seem to be nice and you get along with other people by telling them how stupid they are for wanting to change somthing they feel they would like to do.<p>Well its my car. I will do what I want with it. <p>The lights suck as it is I figured I would make them suck even more.<p>Next you gonna tell me my chip, dp, and exhaust gives me less hp too.<p>Seriously I could care less about the stupid crap that you tell me. Guess what i'm still gonna do it.<p>
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

hell yeah rock on. if you want flames and dragons on your r i say hell yeah. half of the time people flame your threads and dont help you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks buddy <p>you seem to be nice and you get along with other people by telling them how stupid they are for wanting to change somthing they feel they would like to do.<p>Well its my car. I will do what I want with it. <p>The lights suck as it is I figured I would make them suck even more.<p>Next you gonna tell me my chip, dp, and exhaust gives me less hp too.<p>Seriously I could care less about the stupid crap that you tell me. Guess what i'm still gonna do it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"><p>it never makes sense why people want to do things to their cars that make them look like cheap import tuner cars with blue bulbs that glare other drivers and actually make not so great headlights illuminate worse.<p>if you think they're higher quality bulbs than oem, well, i have a turbonator to sell you too.<p>but hey, enjoy the blingin' blue lights.<p><br>if you really wanted to improve the lighting, either a) get the euro housings with a high beam boost or b) get HID fogs, and aim your headlights out further.<br>
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks buddy <p>you seem to be nice and you get along with other people by telling them how stupid they are for wanting to change somthing they feel they would like to do.<p>Well its my car. I will do what I want with it. <p>The lights suck as it is I figured I would make them suck even more.<p>Next you gonna tell me my chip, dp, and exhaust gives me less hp too.<p>Seriously I could care less about the stupid crap that you tell me. Guess what i'm still gonna do it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good for you. Don't listen to what anyone says and do what you want. <p>Except that they're right. <p>If your goal is to make them a different color, than that will work. If, however, you are after more light, you're wasting your money. <p>The people here are actually trying to tell you not to spend your money if you're trying to make the light output better. They're actually looking out for you, not ridiculing you.
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (needsdecaf)

Yea I understand when someone is trying to help me or give me pointers.<p>but when they put up the are you reatrded character <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I take it that they are ridiculing me. BY doing so and the wording that was use I take offense. especially when they put up the braindead character. sorry but you know you cant back someone up and say hey there trying to give you pointers and they pretty tell you that you are stupid for it.<p>Thanks
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> = :screwy aka something that doesnt make sense. like the garbage than HID vendors sell claiming they are better than stock when they are really cheap, overpriced pieces of garbage. HID bulbs made in japan or korea wholesale for 40 bucks or less a bulb and sell for much more under the premise that the bluer the bulb the brighter it is.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> =! stupid/not so nice guy<p>although after your reaction and justification......
 

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Re: What is the name of the HID bulb in the R's headlights? (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am looking to change to some blue HID's.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good luck with that search....I actually mailed BMW to get a set of the old "blue" ones coz client (with an E38) liked the looks more than the new "white" (well actually we swapped 1 coz one of his HID's went out and coz he didn't liked the looks of 2 different color headlight yadiyadiyadi).<p>1st reply was "They are no longer available in country X but in Germany they've still 6086 in stock so you can order them the normal way".<br>Well, big joke was that we received offcourse the NEW p/n coz of all the number swappings....then I MADE the IMPORTER of country X order those "blue" ones themselves for us...yadiyadiyadi....received an older HID-bulb but still white light.....<br>...long story short....<br>the "BLUE" HID's are almost not available anymore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(and the above story is true....costed me 5 e-mails and maybe 2weeks overall (ordering->delivery takes time)...but THAT's how I take questions of clients seriously and try to get best for THEM)<p>But to start your search...you must find the Philips ones...after that came Osram and those were "white" the old "blue"bmw-hid's were the Philips ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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