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Thread: ZKW to AL Swap: Mounting Bracket?

  1. #11
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    If anyone needs a mounting bracket let me know, I'll make you a good deal.
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    From my understanding, if I were to Install AL Brand Headlights with AL Brackets, I wouldn't have to alter the brackets as they would be direct plug and play?
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    On a coupe, yes I believe you would be fine. On a sedan, the brackets would need altered as ZKW's were what came out of it. Someone back me up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    On a coupe, yes I believe you would be fine. On a sedan, the brackets would need altered as ZKW's were what came out of it. Someone back me up here.
    Depending if it's ZCW...

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    My car is a sedan that has zkws so by putting AL headlights in with AL brackets I would need to alter the AL brackets. Are the Zkw brackets suitable for use on the AL headlight without modifications?
    trancenation's Alpine Weiss ZHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by trancenation View Post
    My car is a sedan that has zkws so by putting AL headlights in with AL brackets I would need to alter the AL brackets. Are the Zkw brackets suitable for use on the AL headlight without modifications?
    No.

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    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Are you talking about part No. 10:



    Dane is right. I replaced one of my ZKW's with the AL and I needed a new mounting bracket (no. 10) as the AL assembly wouldn't attach to the ZKW bracket. The AL assembly I bought from FCP came with one. I had to wiggle it around a little bit to get the trim piece to sit properly.
    2003 Mystic Blue 330i ZHP 6 MT



    born in germany | delivered to baltimore | spent time in texas | resides in utah
    aFe ProDry S Air Filter | Dinan Stage 1 Software | H&R 27mm Front Sway Bar
    Bridgestone RE760 | StopTech Street Performance Pads
    BMW OEM Clear Corners & Side Markers | Ziza LED Light Kit | AL Bi-Xenon Retrofit | BSW Soundplicity iPod Integration

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    Just cut it with a Dremel.

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    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Got it!
    trancenation's Alpine Weiss ZHP

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    Has anyone attempted the TRS retroquick system for the ZKW's yet? Seems like that would be more popular instead of getting used lights and having to swap out brackets.

    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=254

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