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Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by shantybeater » Thu 15 Mar, 2012 22:14

I'm still undecided on Angel Eyes so could do with some persuasion/input, I like the look of some but need to keep it as OEM as poss, there seems to be a silly amount of different shapes/sizes/colors etc.. Can anyone post pics with specs of their setup?

These look pretty good (random google search)

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There also seems to be orange/yellow versions out there which may look more in keeping with the z3 (e.g. E39 angels) but do they look too yellow/orange??
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by Gazza » Fri 16 Mar, 2012 08:11

I've had mine for about six years now, initial cost was about £100

I had to replace one about six months ago, the set of 4 cost £30 on Ebay

From memory they are 6000K.

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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by si-forks » Fri 16 Mar, 2012 09:25

I think mine are the same £12.50 off ebay because they didn't know how to fit them
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Post by g8jka » Fri 16 Mar, 2012 14:31

Here you go shanty, had mine from eBay think they were 6000k/7000k. They are the closet to oem I could get at the time they were around £30. But you have to make sure you get specific Z3 ones as they are a different shape. They are fitted in front of the lenses, some do fit them behind though. I prefer them in front. Wired directly into the sidelights so they come on when they are switched on and are visible in daylight.

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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by shantybeater » Fri 16 Mar, 2012 17:09

all the above look good, g8jka have you got any close ups of the headlamps both lights on and off?

Also are these the ones you mean? any preference?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220957523934? ... 1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270890298158? ... 1423.l2649

These are the only z3 lower rated ones (6300k), i assume 8000k would be brighter and more blue? :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350478680114? ... 1423.l2649
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by g8jka » Sat 17 Mar, 2012 14:50

No havent really got any at the mo and this are the best I can find with the lights off

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These were my old lights but the were exactly the same set up as I have now (minus the clear indicators)

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The links you have above all look good, the ones from Ireland are the exact shape needed and there are not many sellers that show a picture of the actual angel eyes. Although I would be tempted with the 3rd ones as they are cheapest and from UK, if they are not the correct shape you can send them back as they are listed specifically for Z3 fitment so could be returned if not. Seems to be a few choices on ebay for them but I was always a bit wary if they didnt have a picture of the actual rings as they are a different shape. The place I had mine from no longer sell them but the ones in your 2nd or 3rd link look good. 8000k would be more blue like you say, oem is probably around 4000k but I have never seen them for a Z3 in this colour.
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by shantybeater » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 09:34

They look a very good fit, thanks for posting pics :)

I'll drop the seller of the bottom ones a message since they should be a bit closer to OEM colors
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by g8jka » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 13:15

Yes the fit is great. although the chrome ring around the lenses have to be covered ever so slightly but they are a worthwhile mod :thumb:
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Post by shantybeater » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 13:39

I was thinking about stripping the chrome paint off the lenses and mounting them behind? do you think they will fit ok that way?
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by g8jka » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 14:25

I dont think they are quite big enough to fit exactly behind where the chrome would be if you stripped it. You would have some overlap of lense/chrome part I think which may block or distort the light from the ring. You will be able to see better when you have the rings and put them against the lenses whether they are better behind or in front and some rings differ slightly in size which will depend again on whether they go in front or behind.

Mine fitted in front nicely but others who have brought them had to fit them behind the lense as they were slighlty smaller and wouldnt sit it front.

You will have to wait till you have them and then try all the different locations.
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Post by sobe_on » Sun 18 Mar, 2012 19:46

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Mine install behind the glass :P
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Post by zerolam » Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:53

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Mine install behind the glass :P
Would you show one pic without light up the angel eye? So that we can see the different of the angel eye in front of the glass and behind the glass.

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Post by Mike » Thu 22 Mar, 2012 08:04

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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by sviru » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 00:35

Hi.

Anyone know what should be the exact diameter of the each ring?
I'm in pursuit of led ones - this is what I can choose:

-whole-circle 106 mm
-whole-circle 125 mm
-whole-circle 127,5 mm
-semi-circle 131,5 mm
-whole-circle 145 mm
-semi-circle 146 mm
-semi-circle 160 mm

They sell 106mm as the ones suitable for z3....
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Post by Mugs » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 20:03

so how come when i posted up asking about angel eyes i got no replies????.......not one!!! :head:

oh well, i've now got all the info i need from this thread :D

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Post by g8jka » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 20:08

I have a set which go behind the inner lenses and a set that go infront of them, none of which work but I will measure the sizes for you tomorrow. Be nice to see which you go for and how they fit. I want a set again that fit infront of the lenses but I am struggling to find them anywhere now.

I tried using some El wire that can be threaded into the rings when the CCFL tubing is removed but they weren't bright enough and only visible at night.

Do you have any links to the ones you are looking at? I have also seen some led ones but I think they may need cutting down and hopefully this can be done with the led types.
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by Gazza » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 21:15

The kits for Zeds will contain different sizes.
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Post by sviru » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 23:49

g8jka wrote:I have a set which go behind the inner lenses and a set that go infront of them, none of which work but I will measure the sizes for you tomorrow. Be nice to see which you go for and how they fit. I want a set again that fit infront of the lenses but I am struggling to find them anywhere now.

I tried using some El wire that can be threaded into the rings when the CCFL tubing is removed but they weren't bright enough and only visible at night.

Do you have any links to the ones you are looking at? I have also seen some led ones but I think they may need cutting down and hopefully this can be done with the led types.
From here - http://interlook.pl/product-pol-427-Ring-LED-SMD.html.
But... still question remains about the size... and shape... I'll probably take 106mm full circle and put them in front of the lens... I'll order them this week.
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Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 14:17

These are the standard ones that come with new headlights from ebay - angels are not visible during the day unfortunately (fitted to my 2.0l)

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These are after market ones fitted to my M - these are much better
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by g8jka » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 16:59

Couple of measurements here :)

Ones that fit infront of lenses

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Larger Ring (Left)

Outer diameter, left to right - 122 mm

Inner diameter, left to right - 107 mm

Outer diameter, top to bottom - 107 mm

Inner diameter, top to bottom - 95 mm

Smaller Ring (Right)

Outer diameter, left to right - 133 mm

Inner diameter, left to right - 118 mm

Outer diameter, top to bottom - 101 mm

Inner diameter, top to bottom - 92 mm

Ones that fit behind the lenses

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Larger Ring (Left)

Outer diameter, left to right - 131 mm

Inner diameter, left to right - 115 mm

Outer diameter, top to bottom - 115 mm

Inner diameter, top to bottom - 110 mm

Smaller Ring (Right)

Outer diameter, left to right - 133 mm

Inner diameter, left to right - 118 mm

Outer diameter, top to bottom - 101 mm

Inner diameter, top to bottom - 92 mm

The half circle ones seem to be the same size with both types yet the fuller circle ones are bigger for the ones that sit behind the lenses hence why they won't fit infront and some of the bottom of the headlight needs to be trimmed away with a dremmel.

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Post by sviru » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 18:26

Thank you!
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Post by sviru » Mon 06 Oct, 2014 16:31

I just ordered 4x106mm full circle ones - Led. I'll give an update how it fits and how it looks like.
Total cost - £45. I'm worried that 106mm will be too small... and it will sit in front of the lens...
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Post by g8jka » Tue 07 Oct, 2014 11:57

Maybe they will be a bit small but at least they will fit so its worth a try. Post some pics up when you get them fitted :thumb:
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by sviru » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 11:12

Still waiting for the delivery. Can anyone tell me at least approximately diameter of the rings in the aftermarket headlights?
That would be very helpful - thanks!!!!
The ones below to be clear
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Post by sviru » Sun 12 Oct, 2014 11:34

I detangoed and made some PS with the 106mm rings - will recieve them tommorow...
Idk what to think about it... Aren't they to small? I worry about the light beam at night. It will probably gonna be interferenced in a way. Wht do you guys think?
I usually drive z3 before sunset... ;)

Maybe put them behind the lenses...

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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by deni2s » Sun 12 Oct, 2014 22:44

They do look too small in this pic. Are you sure they should make full circle? I think there was always a gap somewhere...

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Post by sviru » Sun 12 Oct, 2014 23:05

deni2s wrote:They do look too small in this pic. Are you sure they should make full circle? I think there was always a gap somewhere...

Yeah - ccfl ones. LED suited for zed come only in full ring.
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Post by deni2s » Mon 13 Oct, 2014 13:57

Maybe you are right. In the link above are CCFL angel eyes.

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Post by g8jka » Mon 13 Oct, 2014 14:15

Do they fit exactly like above?

I would make a couple of black metal shrouds to sit behind each lens, which blacks out from the edge of the chrome upto the inner edge of the angel eye. I don't know how or if this would affect the beam pattern of light output but it would look as if the lights have projectors in them, with the angel eyes fitted around them.

I know they have kits for the E36 with separates the light output between the standard light and the angel eye so that the rings can still be seen with the headlights on.
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Post by sviru » Tue 14 Oct, 2014 20:06

Little update - I have recieved bad ones... 106mm semi circle... so tommorow I'll be ordering again from different place. This time also 106mm but - 120SMDs - the ones I was about to get were 66smd... They say that this 120ones look better and are much brighter... at night to bright :)
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Post by sviru » Fri 17 Oct, 2014 10:17

ok job done - took me 7 hours. Taking apart, mounting, testing drilling, cleaning, testing, mounting... finished in the middle of the night. But - it was worth it :). I tried behind and in front of the lens... behing more oem... but definetly it looks cleaner in front... and it is much easier to mount in front :) Hope you like it. It is clearly visible at day. Very bright. I have installed a led dimmer with remote so I can tur it off from the car, change brightness, etc etc :).

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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by g8jka » Fri 17 Oct, 2014 19:00

They look great 8-)

Any close ups of them with the lights turned off?
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Re: Pics of Z's with Angel Eyes

Post by Joycey » Tue 18 Nov, 2014 09:50

@sviru could you do a photo from the front on. Im curious and tempted to buy a set. What made you fit them in front of the lense?

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