Monster MotorsportEM Tuning
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 41 to 80 of 275
  1. #41
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    Old and new bulbs - old on the left, new on the right.



    New bulbs fitted on the right hand side of the car, old bulbs on the left



    Close up of old bulbs fitted



    Close up of new bulbs fitted



    Both sides changed



    DRLs now on



    I'm sure you can see the difference, but IMO it's a much better looking front end now. The bulbs still have a slight blue tint to them, but it is a massive improvement on the old bulbs.

    And yes, the car does need a wash
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #42
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Looking good - and much less blue than the old ones.

    Any word on pricing/discount?

  4. #43
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    As soon as PRI Racing get the first shipment from Japan in June and they can confirm the RRP, we'll then be able to get a firm discounted price.
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  5. #44
    L60N
    Guest
    Thanks a lot Jon,

    Serious legwork for the lads which im sure is appreciated by all. One concern for me - is there any real difference between the Standard DRL and the PIAA white DRL?

    Thanks again

  6. #45
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    Thanks a lot Jon,

    Serious legwork for the lads which im sure is appreciated by all. One concern for me - is there any real difference between the Standard DRL and the PIAA white DRL?

    Thanks again
    If you find Redbutchers old thread he does a side by side with the STD DRL bulb and the blue PIAA bulb and the PIAA bulb is much whiter than the Std bulb which is egg yolk yellow.

    p

  7. #46
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    No probs - the PIAA DRL light isn't as 'yellow' as the stock bulb (if you know what I mean). If you take a look at the old thread there is a pic with the stock DRL bulb on - if you then look at the new chrome mirror pic, the light is not as yellow. It's probably not as white as the old blue tint bulb, but I'd much rather loose the blue look front end.
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  8. #47
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    - ha ha beaten to it P!
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  9. #48
    L60N
    Guest
    Hehe, close but no cigar Jon!

    What i mean is though (yeas ive seen the old thread) the new mirror finish bulbs "look" to be going back towards yellow. defo more than the blue as Jon has stated.

    So my question is - Is there any noticable difference between the std and the new mirror PIAA bulbs?

    You really dont have to take a pic Jon

  10. #49
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    The light produced is not as white as the old blue bulbs, but it is better than the stock bulb, so my answer is yes, there is a difference between the old stock bulb and the new mirror PIAA bulb.

    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  11. #50
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    To save the hastle of switching between posts:

    Original in left old blue bulbs on right:


    old blues on left, chrome whites on right:


    original drl and old blue drl:


    new chrome white DRLs:


  12. #51
    Kontraband's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,998
    the blue ting'd ones looks clearer white from that pic, but even the blue drl in the 2 pics looks a stronger blue, so I guess its the surrounding area/sun etc etc that increases the blue. The silver ones you can see that little tinge of blue still but clearly if you dont want that blue flash in the drls these are a way better option. Tidy little sell for PRi... nice one red.

  13. #52
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Any news on when this is gonna happen?

  14. #53
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Any news on when this is gonna happen?
    Should be in a couple of weeks Nath!

    Whats that in your location sig , are you coming to join us in Manchester?

    p

  15. #54
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    Yup - a couple of weeks with any luck. Just got to wait for the first shipment of the bulbs to arrive in June so we can get a firm price sorted.

    Will update the thread once I hear back from PRI that the bulbs are in.
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  16. #55
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Just been looking on ETKA and it looks like the S-Line and S3 have H11 bulbs in the fog lights rather than the H7s on the standard models.

    Red, do you know if PIAA do a H11 in the Chrome White range? If so, then I'll change one of my sets of H7s for a set of H11s.

  17. #56
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    Marc,

    Well spotted - seems a bit daft to use different bulbs, anyway....

    No, doesn't look like PIAA do an H11 fitment mate, so I'll knock off a set of H7s for you - save you a bit of cash anyway!
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  18. #57
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    1. L60N - DRL (14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side/Indicators (2 pairs) (81)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (14.42)

    24 items
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  19. #58
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    Thanks.

  20. #59
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by phantom View Post
    Should be in a couple of weeks Nath!

    Whats that in your location sig , are you coming to join us in Manchester?

    p
    Can't wait! Hate the yellow side lights! I'm moving to the city centre next month hopefully. Have u booked ur car in for a detail yet Leon?

  21. #60
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Can't wait! Hate the yellow side lights! I'm moving to the city centre next month hopefully. Have u booked ur car in for a detail yet Leon?
    No , no detail yet mate.

    Not sure if we want you as a resident of the republic of Mancunia

    p

  22. #61
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Are you gonna let me detail it then I'm coming whether u like it or not

  23. #62
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Are you gonna let me detail it then I'm coming whether u like it or not
    Turn it in Nath , i'm not gonna let you learn you detailing technique on my not even a year old Phanton black S3 now am i?

    Ive got a 9 yaer old fridge freezer white Renault Kangoo van you can practice on though?

    p

  24. #63
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    I just wanted to marr your pain thats all

  25. #64
    Spin140's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire, England
    Posts
    2,013
    would it save on postage and packing costs if we pick up at the dyno day ? Just a thought ?!?
    Wife - 12 BMW 320D 181 bhp, 8 Speed Auto, Melbourne Red, Heated Leather, privacy.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy. (Sold)
    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
    BMW M135i F20 - Bloody good straight from the box !

    "Fast Cars are Safer...."

  26. #65
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140 View Post
    would it save on postage and packing costs if we pick up at the dyno day ? Just a thought ?!?
    Thats a idea , but as the package's are so light , it will only be a couple of quid P+P anyway!

    p

  27. #66
    Spin140's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire, England
    Posts
    2,013
    only a couple of quid, I'll have you know thats over a litre of fuel these days !!!

    Of course you are correct as usual so whatever suits, cheers Leon.
    Wife - 12 BMW 320D 181 bhp, 8 Speed Auto, Melbourne Red, Heated Leather, privacy.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy. (Sold)
    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
    BMW M135i F20 - Bloody good straight from the box !

    "Fast Cars are Safer...."

  28. #67
    anchorPoint's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    26
    Anyone have a pic of the first blue PIAA-bulbs fitted on a Sprint Blue-car? I like the glow from the original blue PIAAs better, so it's all a matter of how the blue tint looks on a blue car to me ..
    Audi S3 Sprint Blue 2008

  29. #68
    Kontraband's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,998
    anchorpoint check out post #30 here

  30. #69
    jamiekip
    Guest
    Hi Jon,

    I've just ordered the indicators from power bulbs - thanks for the link!

    So we are now:

    1. L60N - DRL (14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side (28.21)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (14.42)

    22 items

    Keep it up - looking forward to getting this sorted.

    JK

  31. #70
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    No probs - glad to be of help mate
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  32. #71
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    When they likely to come off Jon? Hate my yellow lights now! Really annoying me

  33. #72
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    When they likely to come off Jon? Hate my yellow lights now! Really annoying me
    Couple of weeks with a bit of luck!

    p

  34. #73
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    - yup
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  35. #74
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    I'm not counting the days

  36. #75
    redbutcher's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    657
    Quick update on this - the bulbs are on their way across the sea at the moment. Expected arrival is in about 3 weeks time.

    I'm being kept updated by PRI so when I hear more news I will update this thread.
    Jon

    Now A3 less......

  37. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by redbutcher View Post
    Quick update on this - the bulbs are on their way across the sea at the moment. Expected arrival is in about 3 weeks time.

    I'm being kept updated by PRI so when I hear more news I will update this thread.
    Obviously not travelling at the speed of light. Sorry couldn't resist that one!
    Dave R (h5djr)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A3 8V 2.0 TDI-184 Sportback Sport s-tronic quattro - Silver + lots of options - my 9th A3

  38. #77
    Kontraband's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,998
    the proverbial slow boat from China.

  39. #78
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Thanks Jon. Your a star!

  40. #79
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Add me in aswell: So list is as follows so far:

    1. L60N - DRL (14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side (28.21)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (14.42)
    14. Drnutta -DRL/Sides (28.21)

  41. #80
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    375
    Humm just been looking at the PRI Racing site...

    Its slightly cheaper if we order from them directly...

    Am i missing something?

 

 
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

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