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    Upgrade to Halogen Bulbs on an 06?

    Having trawled throught the threads on here MTec HID Kit - Recommended for all Audi Drivers am still to discover a definitively agreed suggestion for upgraded bulbs that could replace the current halogen bulbs, and are a legal alternative.
    If anyone can let me know of a tried and tested buld that is better than standard and I will not be wasting my money on Please let me know...

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    Osram Night Breakers.

    Here is a link to some on Ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Osram-Night-Br...item3ca70163ac

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffY View Post
    Osram Night Breakers.

    Here is a link to some on Ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Osram-Night-Br...item3ca70163ac

    Just purchased will add some feedback when they are fitted.

    Thanks Jeffy.
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    I also tried and tested the lot at great costs!

    I ended up with these, just sold the car took them out they where in for about 3 weeks,

    Paid 135 for them , they are bloody good !

    Yours for 50 and ill even include postage !

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=207

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=759

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    Quote Originally Posted by crypric23 View Post
    I also tried and tested the lot at great costs!

    I ended up with these, just sold the car took them out they where in for about 3 weeks,

    Paid 135 for them , they are bloody good !

    Yours for 50 and ill even include postage !

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=207

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=759
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    Auto Express test halogen uprated bulbs every year and published the results of this year's tests in their 14 October issue.

    The best, according to their tests are:

    Plus 30 bulbs: Philips Premium - 5 star rating - Beam rating 130

    Plus 50 bulbs: Philips Vision Plus - 5 star rating - Beam rating 154

    50 Plus bulbs: Philips X-tremme Power - 5 star rating - beam rating 172

    The also popular Osram Night Breakers only got a 4 star rating with a Beam rating of 142.

    To get the the Beam rating their used the industry formula adding the 50-metre readings and doubling the 75-metre readings - where light is most needed.

    Hope this is some help to those trying to decide what bulbs to buy.
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    Why don't you retrofit OEM xenons, gives the front end a far more aggressive look also...


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Why don't you retrofit OEM xenons, gives the front end a far more aggressive look also...
    Yes but that will work out considerably more expensive that a set of upgraded halogen bulbs!!

    I don't know how much you would need to spend on OEM Xenons, plus automatic self-levelling and headlamps washers (legal requirement with Xenons) but it will be a lot more than two pairs of Philips X-treme Powers bulbs at 27.85 per pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crypric23 View Post
    I also tried and tested the lot at great costs!

    I ended up with these, just sold the car took them out they where in for about 3 weeks,

    Paid 135 for them , they are bloody good !

    Yours for 50 and ill even include postage !

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=207

    http://www.motaman.co.uk/productDetails.aspx?nPId=759
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffY View Post
    Osram Night Breakers.

    Here is a link to some on Ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Osram-Night-Br...item3ca70163ac
    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr View Post
    Yes but that will work out considerably more expensive that a set of upgraded halogen bulbs!!

    I don't know how much you would need to spend on OEM Xenons, plus automatic self-levelling and headlamps washers (legal requirement with Xenons) but it will be a lot more than two pairs of Philips X-treme Powers bulbs at 27.85 per pair.
    Had thought about upgrading to Xenon but just too much hastle and have other mods which are far more pressing for me. So went for crypric23's bulb which he rated and also had purchased some orsam which were only a tenner!!

    Will post some pics when they are in and let you know my thoughts.
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    A3 3DR pair of rear lights in A1 condition from my 06 A3

 

 

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