ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Roadster and Coupe > General BMW Z4 Forum
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-17-2019, 07:24 PM   #23
chickdr
Lieutenant Colonel
83
Rep
1,831
Posts

Drives: 2006 M Roadster
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Buford, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huz-Z View Post
Thanks! That is very helpful!
Glad to help. Certainly worth the $130 I paid for the bulbs.
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2019, 08:29 PM   #24
pungo
Captain
pungo's Avatar
United_States
129
Rep
890
Posts

Drives: 2007 Z4 ///M Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MD

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
For a little extra light output, whether you replace the bulbs or not, the projector lens (half sphere) builds up a cloudy film on both sides of the lens that reduces light output. Cleaning the lens will improve light output. You can also replace the stock Fresnel projector lens with a clear one which will also improve the light output. Neither is a dramatic difference, but a car with headlights low to the ground, every bit helps. I do the lens cleaning or clear lens when retrofiting dual AE and people say they noticed their lights seem brighter.
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 01:10 AM   #25
RossBMWZseries
Captain
United_States
152
Rep
959
Posts

Drives: '11 E92 328i LCI & '06 Z4MR
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Juan TX

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
3002 tii thanks for the review. One of my HIDís just went out in my E92. I typically buy Umnitzaís Phillips 6000K bulbs but willing to try the ones you have on your Z. Question; what bulb is in the Z4; Osram or Phillip, and what Kelvin? Thank you!
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #26
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossBMWZseries View Post
3002 tii thanks for the review. One of my HIDís just went out in my E92. I typically buy Umnitzaís Phillips 6000K bulbs but willing to try the ones you have on your Z. Question; what bulb is in the Z4; Osram or Phillip, and what Kelvin? Thank you!
The Z got the Osrams and the X got the Philips. Osrams are marketed as 7000K but itís much closer to 6000K. The Philips are marketed as 4800K so have a very stock like color but a tad whiter.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #27
RossBMWZseries
Captain
United_States
152
Rep
959
Posts

Drives: '11 E92 328i LCI & '06 Z4MR
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Juan TX

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3002 tii View Post
The Z got the Osrams and the X got the Philips. Osrams are marketed as 7000K but itís much closer to 6000K. The Philips are marketed as 4800K so have a very stock like color but a tad whiter.
Awesome, thank you. I prefer the Osrams CBB but I don't see the D1S bulb so I may have to go for the Philips
__________________
2014 BMW X5 Sdrive35i F15
2011 BMW 328i E92 LCI
2006 BMW Z4 M Roadster E85
2013 BMW S1000RR K46 R.I.P.
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L E36 SOLD
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 01:52 PM   #28
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossBMWZseries View Post
Awesome, thank you. I prefer the Osrams CBB but I don't see the D1S bulb so I may have to go for the Philips
Our cars take D2S bulbs
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 03:48 PM   #29
RossBMWZseries
Captain
United_States
152
Rep
959
Posts

Drives: '11 E92 328i LCI & '06 Z4MR
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Juan TX

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3002 tii View Post
Our cars take D2S bulbs
Right, but I'm looking for my E92 which take a D1S. I suppose I could buy the Z a new set
__________________
2014 BMW X5 Sdrive35i F15
2011 BMW 328i E92 LCI
2006 BMW Z4 M Roadster E85
2013 BMW S1000RR K46 R.I.P.
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L E36 SOLD
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2019, 06:30 PM   #30
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossBMWZseries View Post
Right, but I'm looking for my E92 which take a D1S. I suppose I could buy the Z a new set
My fault, didn't catch that!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2019, 10:01 PM   #31
GyroF-16
Enlisted Member
GyroF-16's Avatar
5
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Front Range area, CO

iTrader: (0)

Good info here.

Got me thinking of doing another upgrade.
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2019, 09:12 PM   #32
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
DRL pics uploaded
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2019, 02:14 PM   #33
jteran5
Private
2
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: 2007 AW Z4MR
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3002 tii View Post
DRL pics uploaded
Hey. which LED's did you use in that second pic?
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2019, 06:34 PM   #34
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by jteran5 View Post
Hey. which LED's did you use in that second pic?
Ruiandsion 2pcs BA9S LED Bulbs - link
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2019, 11:12 PM   #35
chickdr
Lieutenant Colonel
83
Rep
1,831
Posts

Drives: 2006 M Roadster
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Buford, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3002 tii View Post
Ruiandsion 2pcs BA9S LED Bulbs - link
So even though they state "Canbus error free" you still get a bulb out warning?
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2019, 12:47 AM   #36
3002 tii
Lieutenant General
3002 tii's Avatar
United_States
1134
Rep
11,338
Posts

Drives: Z4M, X3 35i, i3 REx
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CT

iTrader: (88)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickdr View Post
So even though they state "Canbus error free" you still get a bulb out warning?
I disabled the bulb warning before I even got a chance to install the bulbs so can't say for sure. But everything I've read from others is unless you actually install resistors, error free bulb will result in errors from BMW's.

Side note - I just completed the projector upgrade and the output is now ridiculous with the Osrams lol. If you compare the pics in that new thread vs here, the improvement in distance is just crazy.
__________________

Last edited by 3002 tii; 10-07-2019 at 12:54 AM..
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST