I've had great experiences with Umnitza. Tim is super helpful. My headlights have been great. I switched the turns to LED with a resistor and they look a lot better than the exposed OE style bulb.
The ones i got for my E39 are a bit different though, The output is great and they look ok. The cut-off is funky though. It's jagged and my attempts at adjustment have not helped.
Well, ok I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a pair of Umnitza ProjectorZ II's with the Orion V4 Angel Eyes and some other extra do-dads and what-nots. They were really great on the phone--I've got to give them credit considering the bad rap they got in reviews a while back. I'll report more when I get the lamps, but I won't really know anything until May or so when the snow melts. Not cheap, but they look like the best out there, and nothing but the best will do for my little car. Anyway, even at really expensive, they're still less than OEM, and I want the projectors and halos. I'll be wiring the Angel Eyes in as daylight running lamps with a harness that ties them into the interior lights, so that they fade out with those when the car is shut down. I went with the 35W Xenon bulbs instead of Bixenons, as I hardly ever (if ever) drive at night. Customer service so far is tops, and their people certainly know their BMW's.
Thanks Mr. Bingley (not real name).
QUOTE: Multicolored Halos from Umnitza on my M3. Love them as well as many others. Couldn't be any happier with them!
Some great photos from Matt Dion that showcase some of our products on customer's cars.
I had good customer service as well. We had a slight issue and it was resolved quickly with good response time.
But that's that what this thread is about.
My vert with Orion v2
I'm in the UK, a couple of weeks ago I crashed my car when someone in a white van failed to give way. The front passenger side took most of the impact and it crumpled the bonnet, bumper and the passenger side wing.
The light units got smashed up a bit too, but the Umnitza Orion V4 kit I had in them survived - all 4 rings and both ballasts still work. After some messing about with an oven and a knife I was able to open the old light units up and remove the rings, ready for installation into my new light units.
Sadly the headlights do not appear to have survived my repair process.
In the interests of full disclosure, someone at Umnitza did ask me to post this whilst in conversation about the incident but I don't mind - everything I've said here is truthful and I'm happy to endorse such an awesome product. It is pretty cool that I can remove the rings from my broken light units and transplant them into new headlights too, otherwise I'd have had to buy a new kit.
These Orion v4 rings are amazingly bright, if only they could get them to wink at oncoming traffic at a touch of a button they'd be perfect
I'm seriously considering getting the Factory Canbus Xenon Replacement System from Umnitza. What do you think? The customer service was really pretty good. I'm pretty happy with the way the car looks.
Umnitza ABS and an absolute perfect fit.
I purchased a set of headlights from Umnitza that had the V2's installed. Angel eyes were literally the brightest I've ever seen, just as bright as new ones with correct color if not brighter. You can see them just as good in the day as you can at night. I recommend having your factory headlights sent out to be opened and have your actual angel eyes upgraded (as you can buy the V2's separately for not too much money). Theres no way your going to get the brightness as the newer bmw's because the angel eyes themselves aren't built that way. I think 08 5 series headlights were much much brighter than previous years.
Check Umnitza.com they have awesome support staff who will help you with your needs.
I definitely don't recommend buying anything off of eBay. Go with Umnitza's. They are cheap for the price and relatively easy to install. http://www.umnitza.com/bmw-angel-eye..._113_1206.html
I went to Umnitza.com and I ordered the ZKW Euro Ellipsoids with 50w OEM HIDs (4300k because I don't want blue light), Orion V4 Angel Eyes, Lamin-X film, and the pNp harness. Total came to $924 but I think it will be worth it.
I would like to do the FX-R projectors but that's spend at the moment and I figure I can always add those later. For now though I'm thinking this should be a bright setup.
ColdshotM3, I debated about the angel eyes. They're getting so played out these days with all the ricers using them on everything. However, I am pretty impressed with the quality of the Orion angel eyes as they don't appear to be cheap Chinese crap like most of them are. To me the angel eyes will always be a BMW thing (since they came up with it first). While they didn't come factory on the E36 I guess I just like the look of them.
Some pics of my Umnitza ABS M5 bumper. Fit perfect and is significantly harder/more sturdy than the PP version.
All parts available on that link.
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I used to not be thrilled with umnitza but gave them another shot and ordered some projectors from them and though they aren't installed yet I've been happy with everything so far. Fast shipping, items look to be quality. Hoping for more good things when it comes time to install.
meltron | Join Date: Apr 2011 | Location: Atlanta, GA
Garage: 2000 TiAg on Black M5
Installed new headlights from Umnitza. They look amazing. Install was a little long only because I've never done it before and going from pre-facelift to facelift lights was a bit of a challenge wiring wise (for the frequent diy'er it should be a breeze). Tim at Umnitza was extremely great to work with and I couldn't be happier with the final product. Exactly what I was looking for and damn if they aren't bright as hell! Love 'em!
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Member Since: Jan 2010
Location: Walnut Creek CA
This is my experience with Umnitza
I have been dealing with Umnitza since like 2003. They did lots of work on my BMW’s and also my 07 corvette and now my 2012GS.
I never had any issues with them. They are always polite and their stuff and work is great quality. I was always 100% satisfied.
Umnitza is very big in BMW world.
Tuskfish Registered User
They ship fast. I ordered a set of the VXX AE's at 5PM EST on 5/10/12 and they were in my mail box 5/14/12.
That's coast to coast delivery in 4 days via USPS, pretty quick if ya ask me.
Now I gotta go install them!
ETA: install is done and they look killer, nice color match to the HID's.
I also bought the Predator Xenix ION H7 lamps since the hi-beams serve as DRL's. Figured I try 'em for twenty bucks. Meh - they don't really match too well as DRL's but the color improves (less yellow) when switched to full power as hi-beams.
gohornedfrogs Registered User Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Mein auto: 2008 535xi
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Originally Posted by bigtj32
Where did you purchase your OEM Front Bumper? Can you tell me approximately how much?
After insisting that the vendor double/triple/quadruple check to see if all of the bumper components were included, it turned out that they weren't. The vendor -- one that is frequently mentioned on here -- had made a mistake on the part number/description. I got suspicious when he said this is the last one and asked him the shipping weight. At only 25 lbs., it couldn't have included all the parts.
I ended up going with Umnitza. Got the M5 Tech. It's being delivered tomorrow and painted locally.
Matt at Umnitza was great to work with, BTW.