From digest.v6.n594 Mon Apr 28 18:49:23 1997
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 14:06:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Light bulb upgrade on E36
Howdy again folks,
I installed the 80/100W bulbs on my E36 M3 (OEM light fixtures/lenses).
I had called Bavarian Autosport but the sales person warned me about
potential problems. Called Eurasian and ordered the bulbs anyway (proof of my
single digit IQ).
Installed the bulbs, and headed for the NJ dragstrip (see related post). Half
way through, I blew both the low and high beam fuses. Replaced fuses , and a
hour later one of the low beam bulbs melts.
Replaced bulb and so far, so good.
Not worth the hassle. ROUNDEL is right , unless you change the light fixture
/ lens, there is no gain from the upgraded bulbs.
Although the light seems more intense, it doesnt light a larger or longer
area. The light 's drop-off distance remains the same And since the contrast
between lighted and un-lighted area is greater, your eyes might have trouble
seeing in the dark horizon ahead.
Verdict: Just say No.
Bulbs cost $9.95 at Eurasian.
CHEERS to BAVARIAN AUTOSPORT for their ethical approach to warn me about a
product they could make money on. Is it just me, or is it that alll
BMW-products-only vendors are steps above the rest of the industry ?
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