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Anyone with these aftermarket DRL headlamps?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RU55SSO, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. RU55SSO
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    [Oct 19, 2010]
    Does anyone know anything about these aftermarket DRL headlamps? i bet that the beam patern is shockingly bad compared to the standard lights but i have the non projector standard headlamps and wonder if anyone has any pictures. Personally i think these are the best looking aftermarket ones.

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    Look ok man just a little tacky are they for the 8P1 ?
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    they make it for 8p1 and 8p2 i just prefer them because they are more black inside than some of the others. but the £299 price tag...... asking a bit much anyone know where i can get these cheaper or anyone selling any?
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    Hi Russco, i bought a set off ebay couple weeks ago and wish i never bothered, waste of time, every time i flick on the full beam the bulb warning comes on and at night u might as well tape 2 torches onto your bonnet!
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    You sir, made my day.
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    yeah, those are way overpriced and unless you plan on opening them up and swapping out the projector, the output is going to be ****.
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    Fail

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    It still bemuses me why they manufacturers of these headlights haven't copied the OEM style of the facelift S3 headlights... do they not realize the demand they would have for those?!

    @ lifeboat crew, thanks for a good chuckle mate!
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    They would never perform like OEM ones though, these aftermarket chinese lamps have always been ****.

    I remember when the manufacturers ripped off BMW's angel eye's and everyone went crazy for them. Same thing is happening now with the Audi style lamps, I keep seeing these cheap DRL's on VW's and Audi's etc and they look ridiculous.

    If you want DRL's then do it properly, fit the OEM's or don't bother!
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    [Oct 27, 2010]
    Even the OEM ones look tacky!!
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    have to agree, there is something that isnt right about the OEM A3 LED DRLs (wow thats a lots of initials!)
    think for me its the fact that they are on top of the cluster, but each to their own
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    Are you referring to the 8P3 OEM A3 LED DRLs....? hehe
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    Feck me, my upcoming mod is going to go down like a sh1t milkshake then. LMFAO!!
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    Is it a furry engine cover...?
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    Better than that.

    Furry roof with matching wing mirrors..................................................
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    Lmao indeed I am!
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    Point taken guys. although i dont fancy changing my whole front end just for a set of lights :) if parts where alot cheaper then i would. Only reason im saying is becuase my headilghts are stonechipped to hell and theres no way of polishing them up
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    Just get a set of 8P1/8P2 OEM xenons then, as the guys above said, the A3 DRL's don't quite have the same impact as the A4, A5, A6, A8, TT and R8 ones :D
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    i dont know why i prefer the drl's you get with the 8p2 bi-xenons the ones where the drl is where the main beam is on the normal (halogen) headlights dont know why just do lol
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    :iagree:
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    [Oct 27, 2010]
    they look so much better dont they
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    they really do, its just the yellowness of the bulb that is a bit of a pain, but easily fixable if you want to spend £30 on a set of PIAA's
    wouldnt change my bi-xenons for love nor money
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    its one thing i wish i had on my car ,i had xenons on my last car tryed on this car and blew the wiper motor lol but im on the look out for some oem ones next year
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    Audi have done well tho. The only reason ppl buy those Xenon LEDs is to make the car look more expensive. They don't give a stuff about the visibility/safety aspect. And for each unit they sell they make more profit. It's a brilliant marketing trick.

    I'd definitely have them, even tho they aren't fantastic looking, for the very same reason.

    Back on topic anyways, there's a set of Pro R8 headlamps that look identical to the OEM A4's. They're probably cheap tat too, but if I was going aftermarket those would be what I fit
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    i was always jubious about how good xenons were, but on a twisty country road the adaptive xenons in my car are amazing! really light the road up
    good luck in finding some, bet they dont come up that often?
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    I use Osram night breakers. alot better than you might think !!
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    i used them in my last car and they are a fantastic upgrade over the OEM bulbs
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    [Oct 27, 2010]
    how much are they for a set might get some of those
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    from memory, think they were about £20-25 a set and well worth it
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    thanks man will pop into halfrauds tomorrow and get a set of them
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    [Oct 28, 2010]
    haha
    prob find them cheeper online
    cant remember the name of the company i ordered them form as it was a couple years back i got mine
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    [Oct 28, 2010]
    problem solved just ordered a set off ebay for £15.86 bargain it says the retail price is £29.95
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    result!!
    coming to think of it, they could have been about £30 lol
    u should notice a fair difference once uve got them in
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