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post #1 of 11 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

Evan


BEFORE






LENS CORRECTION
Before




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









Both



Install:
Before


After





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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post #3 of 11 Old 31st May 2016, 08:09 PM
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you gotta be careful... the MODs will ban/lock your threads when posting work you complete for others...they will want you to be a paid sponsor...something i learned the hard way...which is why i no longer share my crazy builds on this site :/

I do custom headlights & taillights
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you gotta be careful... the MODs will ban/lock your threads when posting work you complete for others...they will want you to be a paid sponsor...something i learned the hard way...which is why i no longer share my crazy builds on this site :/
Is that not the whole point of forums like this, to share your builds and help others out?
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Is that not the whole point of forums like this, to share your builds and help others out?
Not unless you make a business out of doing it.

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P3Cars BMW E60 Vent Integrated Digital Interface
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RD Sports 6 Piston F 380/35mm and 4 Piston R 380/32mm Big Brake Kit.
Soft Close Doors / Active Seats.
The journey continues......

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Eh so if you do it for fun or to help others that's wrong but if you do it to make money that OK.... Well that's a load of **** if you ask me.
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Yea, I totally get it. If you are capitalizing on the forum to reach an audience that you would otherwise not have I understand how they would want to be compensated that service.
However on the flip-side of that forums are all content driven so if you are scaring away potential sponsors with aggressive fees, it is possible the forum would only be hurting itself in the long run. In some extreme cases I could even see forums buying exclusive rights to a product/service, where the vendor is actually making money off the forum due to the high amount of traffic the vendor is bringing in.

Personally I think I have made it clear in my various posts the I have zero-to-barely any interest in future E6X builds and I hope the mods understand that. Of course if I am out of line hopefully they will bring it to my attention and we can resolve any issues.

I get a lot of enjoyment reading before/after and build threads; I went through the effort of sharing these headlight builds as others may find them interesting. I mean we are all car dorks at heart.

Evan

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 agree with you broham.

i do a lot of lighting mods...but part time. its def not a money maker but a passion. and im def not gna put 30 man hours into some super cool creative light set-up without charging money for it lol

and if you do multiple projects, you had better protect yourself by making it a business and separate your labor from personal liability bc there are tons of scammers out here. but once you do that and share your work then you've gotta be a forum sponsor...thats the trick of it. so tread lightly but keep doing cool sh!t bro!


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Yea, I totally get it. If you are capitalizing on the forum to reach an audience that you would otherwise not have I understand how they would want to be compensated that service.
However on the flip-side of that forums are all content driven so if you are scaring away potential sponsors with aggressive fees, it is possible the forum would only be hurting itself in the long run. In some extreme cases I could even see forums buying exclusive rights to a product/service, where the vendor is actually making money off the forum due to the high amount of traffic the vendor is bringing in.

Personally I think I have made it clear in my various posts the I have zero-to-barely any interest in future E6X builds and I hope the mods understand that. Of course if I am out of line hopefully they will bring it to my attention and we can resolve any issues.

I get a lot of enjoyment reading before/after and build threads; I went through the effort of sharing these headlight builds as others may find them interesting. I mean we are all car dorks at heart.

Evan

I do custom headlights & taillights
E46 ///M3 Vert - massive overhaul/rebuild project details here
E60 ///M5 Project #Patina
E36 ///M3 (sold) 5MT sedan
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This is a build thread...not an advertisement. I don't see a problem what so ever. Carry on with your awesome work and pics

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This wagon has been at LTMW forever, since March 2015 to be exact. I am eagerly awaiting for it to be finished and released out into the wild so I (or someone) can take some legitimate photos of the build.

Patiently waiting...
Evan

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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