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Old 03-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hey, i cant find any nice after market head lights for my 90 SSE im pretty sure they dont even make any for that car. but i was wondering if headlights from a silverado or some other type of car would some--what fit. does anybody have any ideas?


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are you looking for lights, or light BULBS?
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As far as the housing, what you have would be about the only ones that would look right. For instance, my car has the housing style for '00+, and are the only ones that will fit and look right. Same with the 96-99, and 94/95, and 92-93. Anything else would just look wrong.

Do you mean the headlight bulbs? Silverstar bulbs are what we usually use around here, they're white, bright, and nice looking.

What exactly are you going for here?
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I am looking for the whole headlight glass and all. the silverado headlights look to be about the same size.
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size is about 3% of the equation.

they will not fit without modifications.
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And these are the only ones that will fit and look right.
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or these... i've never seen them for sale tho...
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If the headlights are not aimed Properly you will never get good night vision.
try putting the 9005 bulb in the low beam side, i did this over a year ago and
my car lights up the road alot better then it did with the stock 9006 low beam bulb.
here is a site that tells you how to mod the 9005 light to fit in the low beam side.
high beam light in the low beam side, 10 more watts of power and 70% more lumens.

http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm

hope this helps you see at night, i know i do now.
i know i would never go back to the stock lights.

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wow size is about 3% of the equation? ok... well this might soung "ghetto" but i was thinking about making a teplate of the original headlights and place the new smaller ones inside and bondo arond the edges very carefully to make an almost perfect fit
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