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post #1 of 6 Old 31st May 2016, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Full Spec Lighting Build for this Widebody BMW E61

My buddy is building a crazy E61 and asked my to handle the lighting, although I HATE working on these headlights, I couldn't leave a fellow E61 owner hanging. LTMW is handling the air ride, Pandem widebody install, and paint.

Build Specs:
Morimoto MD2S Bi-Xenon projectors (black demon eye)
Morimoto xb LED corner light
Morimoto xb D2S bulbs
Valeo D1S-D2S Ignitors
OEM Hella ballasts
Angel Eye delete
Tinted Fins
Black Housing paint
LED turn signal bulbs
Blacked out tail housings + frosted LED tubes (lens will receive full red-out via LTMW)
Full lens correction + Opti-Lens
New OEM gaskets
Full service headlight removal and installation

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BEFORE






LENS CORRECTION
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Step 1


Step 2


Step 3


Step 4


Step 5


Step 6


+ Opti Lens


After Lens Correction



Not much too much room to work with on these dynamic BMW headlights




This may not mean anything to most people but @umichchris will understand the accomplishment of opening and clearing all the oem permaseal...





I drilled some additional holes and mounted the MD2S projector with the oem hardware in the oem mounting locations! Clean! Projector also has a black demon eye.



Morimoto xb LED fogs getting paint-taped prior to mounting


Some quick setting putty to hold them in place


JB Kwik


Oem wiring was in bad shape so I trimmed and protected the exposed wires.


Soldered wiring with a PNP connection for the LED corner light.


OEM fins


After treatment



Corner lights after paint


Fitment came out super clean, really happy about the oem+ appearance


D1S-D2S ignitors mating the oem ballast and MD2S bulbs.


After paint



Prior to installing the lens





Oem output


Output after


All sealed up


Tails









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Install:
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2008 N54-Powered E61 M5 Wagon: ~600whp ~600wtq
- AWD-RWD Conversion, OEM M5 Drivetrain Retrofit, Manual Trans Swap, Spec 3+ Clutch, MFactory SMFW
- OEM M5 Brakes, KW V3, RD Sport Sways, UR Strut Braces, Forgestar F14 SDC 19x9.5 19x11, Hankook V12
- Hexon RR550 Hybrid Turbos, Custom Turbo Inlets, AR DP, VRSF 7" IC, ER CP, Tial BOV, RB PCV, BMS OCC,
- BMS JB4, E85 Flash, Fuel-It Stage 2 LPFP, EOS Port Injection Manifold, Custom 3" Exhaust
- OEM M5 Front Bumper, OEM M5 Front Fenders (Vents Deleted), OEM M5 Skirts, OEM M5 Mirrors, M-Tech Rep Rear Bumper
- Quad Projector Headlights, Custom Tail Lights, Rigid SR 6" Reverse Light, Full LED Interior/Exterior Lighting
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I think this is the second or third headlight seat I've seen you do - outstanding work! Quick question - will LCI fins into pre-LCI headlights? I actually have a set of fins, but it looks like the pre-lci shrouds are a bit different? Also any tips of opening the lenses without cutting?

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A left hand drive E61 M with a manual swap would be my keep forever dream car.

Also those lights look great.

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Do you have more pictures of your friends bmw or does he have a instagram?
He does but that wagon AFAIK is still sitting at LTMW where I installed the lights. lol
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I think this is the second or third headlight seat I've seen you do - outstanding work! Quick question - will LCI fins into pre-LCI headlights? I actually have a set of fins, but it looks like the pre-lci shrouds are a bit different? Also any tips of opening the lenses without cutting?
LCI fins won't work in pre-LCI unless you create a custom solution. As for opening the lights: patience, heat cycles, good expanding pliers, and some sharp chisels to clear the channels.

2008 N54-Powered E61 M5 Wagon: ~600whp ~600wtq
- AWD-RWD Conversion, OEM M5 Drivetrain Retrofit, Manual Trans Swap, Spec 3+ Clutch, MFactory SMFW
- OEM M5 Brakes, KW V3, RD Sport Sways, UR Strut Braces, Forgestar F14 SDC 19x9.5 19x11, Hankook V12
- Hexon RR550 Hybrid Turbos, Custom Turbo Inlets, AR DP, VRSF 7" IC, ER CP, Tial BOV, RB PCV, BMS OCC,
- BMS JB4, E85 Flash, Fuel-It Stage 2 LPFP, EOS Port Injection Manifold, Custom 3" Exhaust
- OEM M5 Front Bumper, OEM M5 Front Fenders (Vents Deleted), OEM M5 Skirts, OEM M5 Mirrors, M-Tech Rep Rear Bumper
- Quad Projector Headlights, Custom Tail Lights, Rigid SR 6" Reverse Light, Full LED Interior/Exterior Lighting
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nice build. ive done a couple of these types of upgrades in the past...albeit with different items that were on the market a couple years ago. its such a huge improvement over the OEM set-up or even a lot of current gen OEM set-ups.

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