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    Which bulbs?

    I need to replace my headlight bulbs with better ones (but still on a budget) coz the left one has no dipped beam anymore. My car is a standard 1.8SE '96 P reg Avant so I guess it takes H4 bulbs.

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    Dunno which H type - check your manual, but my facelift dip ones are H7. Anyway, the best around, after many tests are Osram SilverStar bulbs. Will cost about 17 best price from a guy on ebay cause I think in motor factors these are over 25.
    But like brakes, you can never have too much in terms of lights! I know to my cost after hitting a fallen tree after only seeing at the last second 5 years ago, totalling my car!

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    I agree with JayB5UK. Osram Silver Stars are excellent, and pretty good value too. I got mine here: Click For Ebay Seller

    Very good service. You won't go wrong.

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    Early B5 A4's (pre facelift) use H4 bulbs.

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    Yea i'm sure they use H4 fitments, osram silver stars are good bulbs. PIAA bulbs deserve a mention, some more expensive than other, but well worth the investment!

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    Re: Which bulbs?

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    Yea i'm sure they use H4 fitments, osram silver stars are good bulbs. PIAA bulbs deserve a mention, some more expensive than other, but well worth the investment!

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    I agree PIAA's are awesome bulbs, the best ive ever used by a long way but they are more expensive than most.

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    Thanks guys, I will have a look at both the Osrams and PIAA's.

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    The cheapest place for PIAA bulbs is the Far East (they are made in Japan after all [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] ).
    Bought in the UK you'll pay about 75 a pair, depending which bulb colour you go for, for more info look at www.piaa.co.uk
    Twice now the cheapest option for me was to buy 'em via Ebay; purchased from a seller in Hong Kong for about 55 per pair delivered with no probs or import duty etc.
    I'm a convinced PIAA bulb fan now (having them in both the headlamps and foglights of my A4), but the Osram/Philips Silverstar-type bulbs have also many fans, and are much cheaper it has to be said.......

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    Re: Which bulbs?

    I have not tried the piaa ones yet, but i have tried the silverstars, and they are the best i have tried so far. They can be had on Ebay from 11 a pair. I need to be buying some H1's myself as my H7's dont work in my new headlights

 

 

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