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Just noticed in the morning that mine left xenon bulb doesn't work, thought its a bulb itself but when I swapped another side, it worked, so my right side ballast is gone.

So I am thinking in buying a new HID kit, want to order here in Ireland, so maybe you lads know whats the best place to buy them?
 

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I bought a set of 4300k hids from fk performance and a pair of matching xenon effect full beam bulbs for around €70 next day delivery (free).
All is spot on
 

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I bought a set of 4300k hids from fk performance and a pair of matching xenon effect full beam bulbs for around €70 next day delivery (free).
All is spot on
Was looking at fk, little bit overpriced I think. Are they canbus? I mean are they error free?

I had 8000k, so thinking to buy 4300k or 6000k
 

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Different brand kits produce different color light, for instance on HID's direct kits 5k is whitest with 6k having a very slight blue hue (what is installed on my car check my thread for color :)). 8k + then becomes a more defined blue and so on. €79 - €89 will sort you out with a decent set of HID's.

Hope this helps,
 

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Different brand kits produce different color light, for instance on HID's direct kits 5k is whitest with 6k having a very slight blue hue (what is installed on my car check my thread for color :)). 8k + then becomes a more defined blue and so on. €79 - €89 will sort you out with a decent set of HID's.

Hope this helps,
I have 8000k bulbs anyway so will try something new, and Id say I will stick to these ones 4300k http://fkperformance.ie/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=74&product_id=472 they cost 55 euros, buy don't really know if they are good quality, what you think do they look cheap?? :confused2:
 

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First time posting here,
But from experience of my own car ( Non bmw :( )
The whitest light you can get is the 5k kit.
I have bought 5 kits from the same company and all worked 100%

Ebay.co.uk
Seller = Londoncolor

The reason I only buy from them is because the use metal based bulbs whereas most other sellers use plastic based bulbs which can and have melted destroying headlamp units.
My son bought a 320ci last Tuesday from here and we will be fitting a set of canbus 5k's to it.
I assume no coding needed with the canbus kit?
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
First time posting here,
But from experience of my own car ( Non bmw :( )
The whitest light you can get is the 5k kit.
I have bought 5 kits from the same company and all worked 100%

Ebay.co.uk
Seller = Londoncolor

The reason I only buy from them is because the use metal based bulbs whereas most other sellers use plastic based bulbs which can and have melted destroying headlamp units.
My son bought a 320ci last Tuesday from here and we will be fitting a set of canbus 5k's to it.
I assume no coding needed with the canbus kit?
No there is no coding needed with canbus.

And the ones you got from the ebay, are they error free? Are they good quality?
 

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First time posting here,
But from experience of my own car ( Non bmw :( )
The whitest light you can get is the 5k kit.
I have bought 5 kits from the same company and all worked 100%

Ebay.co.uk
Seller = Londoncolor

The reason I only buy from them is because the use metal based bulbs whereas most other sellers use plastic based bulbs which can and have melted destroying headlamp units.
My son bought a 320ci last Tuesday from here and we will be fitting a set of canbus 5k's to it.
I assume no coding needed with the canbus kit?
4300k is the whitest light.
 
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