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    Facelift Grill Done!, now for the lights :)

    My facelift grill arrived today, not quite a bargain as it was Ł33 delivered, but its Brand New and went on without a hitch pics below

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    And before someone points it out, yes I know the bumper needs a respray, I'm going to get that done as soon as I have some spare cash.

    How about facelift lights, does anyone have any suggestions on where to get a nice set from. I've seen lots on Ebay, but they all vary in price, and I wondered if quality varied too.

    Thanks for any input folks

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    "Stick a V8 in it!"

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    if your buying them new you MUST get the OEM valeo units. The Depo copies are mince, the projectors in them just arent any good.

    Used, well its all much of a muchness, as long as they're real valeo units, the plastic lenses pick up road rash over time, so used ones wont be as crisp as new, but it means you'll be able to get the breaker to cut the plugs off the loom for you, which makes it easier as your only dealing with one source.

    When i got mine, i baught a pair used for Ł70ish from ebay, and when they arrived one was broken internally. The chap refunded me the money for one, and i baught a new unit from ebay which turned out to be a depo clone. I decided to keep the depo unit, but took it apart and installed the projector from the broken valeo into it, painted a lot of the chrome internals black while i had them apart too, which i recon makes them look better.

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    Is there a how to anywhere on installation of these lights ? are new headlamps all I would need, do I somehow have to use the levelling motors that I have now, or do I need some new ones ?

    Thanks

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    you need the levelling motors for the facelift units, again these would come with a used set.

    Its basically a case of unbolt the old units, cut off the plug and solder the new plug on matching color for color, grind a bit off your wing, bolt the new ones in.

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    Looking good. Lights are the next thing on my list except I need another N/S one, if anybody has one.

    My grill was Ł7 delivered, used, in excellent condition, neh neh neh neh neh neh. :P

    I also picked up a pair of facelift headlight plugs off the eBay for a whopping Ł4 delivered which will make my wiring mod a doddle.


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    Think I only paid Ł35 for my mint RS4 grill second hand

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    99p each for an s4 and a facelift grill via ebay!

    but on the subject of facelift parts here's a list of other 'upgrade' parts to look out for
    gloss black outer B post trims
    sill covers with aluminium 'audi' inlays
    chrome plated door strikers
    scuttle wiper covers/grills
    straight wiper arms (look good with bosch aerotwin blades)
    centre console (collected all the parts but not attempted to fit yet)
    illuminated heater vents
    plus the obvious stuff lights, bumpers etc
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    a4 stuff http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/olds_kool_gti
    99 1.8tqs black saloon
    99 1.8tqs grey avant
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    there doesnt seem to be much difference between the two grills
    stuff for sale.
    black door cards Ł50
    black textured "carbon" trim Ł30

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    head on there isnt much difference, apart from there only being four slats as opposed to 5, but when you look at a different angle the profile of the slats is more pronounced, where as the other one is much flatter.

 

 

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