JMB RetrofitsChris Nott
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    A3 Cab TDI

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    9

    New owner, couple of q's!

    Hi all,

    I'm new so go easy on me!

    Quick history, I've sold my last car, a Supra TT, as it just cost far too much to run, last weekend and have always wanted an A3, so took the plunge. Whilst looking around, I had my heart set on a new 2.0 TDi S Line hatchback, but the boss (missus) got what she always wanted, and we (she!) plumped for a standard 58 Cabriolet.

    To be fair, I'm quite happy with it - but there are a couple of things I'd like to change.

    The alloys - which are already ordered, and therefore it'll be lowered slightly as well.
    and....
    The headlights.

    My first question is Can the new spec 'facelift' headlights be fitted to replace the older spec headlights?

    This is how it looks now: http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...0_11180086.jpg

    And i'd like it to look:
    http://www.audi.co.uk/content/audi/n..._image.img.png

    And secondly:

    Does the Audi world have a few well known aftermarket specialists/traders etc websites to look at? (As you're probably aware, Supras were very easy to look for facelift equipment etc.)

    Thanks everyone!



    Andy.
    Supra TT sold... Black A3 Cabriolet TDI gained!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,502
    first of all welcome, and congrats on your purchase.

    i hate convertibles with a passion, but as it wasn't your choice we'll let you off (just don't drive it with the roof down lol)

    all convertibles have the "new spec" headlights as you call them, with or without Xenon/LEDs. you can get the Xenon/LEDs retrofitted but for it to all be legal you'll also need auto levelling sensors and headlamp washers so it won't be cheap. it'll probably be better to trade it in for a car that has them tbh.

    aftermarket wise it depends on what you're looking for. try the sponsors of this forum on the forum homepage near the bottom. also there's a lot of different types of, for example, remaps or CAIs and everyone has a favourite. just do your homework and see what'll suit you the best.

    best of luck, and before and after photos welcome!

    S.
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

  4. #3
    Banned

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SW
    Posts
    2,353
    I'll agree with Sub. Always better to sell and upgrade with Audi. You will then have a car that came out of the factory rather than a Frankenstein creation which you will find hard to sell on. There are usually issues with VAG.COM too.

  5. #4
    A3 Cab TDI

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    9
    Thanks for the replies.

    I had a feeling that having them retrofitted would be an expensive road to go down! It's not absolutely necessary so I wont be doing it - I probably would've on my Supra - it's a very easy car to work with.

    In that case then, I'd like to upgrade the bulbs - I've done a quick search and found the DRL's are a H16 size, direct replacement for the PS19W (never used these before!). Can you help with the sizes of the other bulbs?

    Thanks again guys, appreciate your answers.



    Andy.
    Supra TT sold... Black A3 Cabriolet TDI gained!

  6. #5
    A3 Cab TDI

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    9
    Just to add...

    From using websites, I'm getting:
    Main beam = H7
    Low beam - H7
    Sidelight/DRL = 501????
    Indicator = 581

    Hm, I'm not convinced so if anyone could confirm that'd be great.


    Andy.
    Supra TT sold... Black A3 Cabriolet TDI gained!

  7. #6
    A3 Cab TDI

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    9
    Edited: Already mentioned above, sorry!
    Supra TT sold... Black A3 Cabriolet TDI gained!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO