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Day running lights? Whats your opinion?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by jonnycraig, Jan 22, 2011.

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    [Jan 22, 2011]
    Been looking at LED day running lights, I like the idea of them like on the newer Audi's but what would they be like on a B5 and where would they go, if at all?

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    I hate em.
    Reminds me of the fast and the furious and Novas driving around McDonalds car park.

    I dont understand why they are so bright or why they are even there.
    I thought this is what side lights was for.

    But that's just me :)
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    Don't like them myself, think they look nice on the newer Audis, and they are meant to be there. The ones I've seen fitted to other cars just look cheap.
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    Same mate, personally dont like them. Only acceptable on cars from factory as they are meant to have them, even at that thou i still dont like some that are fitted as standard, Saab's, Skoda's etc. Most Audi's use better technology and that makes them look that bit better, but still not my cup a tea!
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    Thanks guys, think we can nail it on the head there. You've all pretty much said what Ive been thinking and just saved myself a few quid and more importantly being laughed at :laugh:

    Cheers
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    Even the newer audis piss me off.

    Its just as annoying as folk driving around with their front fogs on, except with the DRL's its not actually illegal :mad:
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    Be interesting to seem them on a B5 the lights look like a nice design DRL's or not :)
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    Get yourself some LED bulbs to replace the standard running lights in the headlight unit. I got some a few months back and think they look ace. People on here agree. Its a happy medium......A pic of mine.

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    and LED plate lights.

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    Think once my car arrives it'll probably be the first cheapy mod I can do as everything is stock on there. However wont be payin a tenner in Halfrauds for the LED side bulbs!!!! Which from my past experiences only ever last a few months which is a bit **** considering LED's are supposed to outlast their glass filament cousins!!
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    Ner Ner, i use my fogs equiped with LEDs as DRLs. I bet that hacks you off.LMAO
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    Don't get Halfords ones! They are expensive as you can them for around £4-£5 delivered from Ebay. I bought some from there before, 9 leds per light and they were brilliant! I still have them hoping that they will fit in my Audi as they were in a scoob I had :(
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    I had some LED strip day running lights in my B5. They didn't last long. Thought they looked okay for the first day or so... then I saw the light and got rid of them.
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    Are these LED bulbs any brighter than the standard facelift running lights? As my car has standard facelift lights and the dipped beam performance is sh*t!
    I have been wanting to change to upgraded bulbs but have heard this could damage the wiring or loom etc.
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