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Posted by Michael on October 17, 2001 at 18:37:34:

Joe, Tiger, Mike O, thanks for the tips. I went over to the suggested site and looked at the "mods" to make the 9005 high beam bulb fit the 9006 socket. 65 watts instead of 55.

1) Doesn't the high output 80W bulb take this "fix" to the next level without any modification? (80 instead of 65)

2) Its implied that US ellipsoid lens are needed to make this work, I don't have these. My BMP catolog has ellipsoid lens for about $50. WILL THESE FIT THE STOCK LOCATION WUTHOUT MODIFICATION? (not shouting just need an answer to this, my main question, if known)

3) I don't have $500 for HID upgrade :)

Will ellipsoid lens combined with 80W bulb give the desired long narrow pattern for fast night driving?

This is a perfect description of my problem..."and US non-ellipsoid gives a wide, specular pattern with terrible throw (distance of beam projection). "

Sorry for carrying on about something so seemingly simple as headlights but I just don't know all the terminolgy etc...

I'll shut up and listen,


93 525i

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