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hid/xenon conversion

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dantheman1986, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. dantheman1986
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    looking at getting one of these kits! does anyone recomend a certain kit or brand? wanting the purpleish light the same as on my mates lupo gti! his lights are awesome, thanks guys
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    i take it no-ones ever done this before then?
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    i wanted to do this but im sure i read on one post that as the units draw less power the on board computer registers a fault and therefore will constantly give a warning, not sure how true but just thought id let you know.
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    I installed a 5000k kit a year ago, no problems

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    And did the "stone test" for the before and after...never fails :laugh:
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    what sort of kit did you go for pocketrocket?
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    Just bulbs and ballasts, cheap one... $200
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    www.jbrperformance.co.uk

    We sell HID kits and they are really good quality. Been running them in my A3 for a few months now. They even fgot through the MOT ok.
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    whats the most popular k rating? i like the purpleish colour like my mates vw lupo gti they look cool, will they be 10000k
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I bought my kit from the above link, jbrperformance.co.uk and nothing but good things to say, the price was right and the units are great.
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    what bulbs did you opt for as as in what k ?
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    6000K and its perfect for light/looks
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    i like the purple light its the the 10000k bulbs?
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    Yeah but the light output is shocking, you might as well get used to the lights on a Mk2 golf, as they are about that good. Pointless IMHO.
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    Consider that if you have projectors, light output shows as if bulb had more K.
    Mine are 5000k, supposedly white, but they look sky blue due to projectors...
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    Im still wainting for my kit, i paid £85 to pav767 on here in jan for a group buy. They have not turned up yet, Not had the cheque for the refund yet and cant get him to answer PMs. Im really not happy at all. I want my HID's !!
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    How long have you been waiting for them?

    Scratch that, how did you pay him?
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    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    I'm just about to order some from a US site, I need to find the web address highly recommend by the Seat Forum!

    They work out to be £54 inc P&P
    Price goes down when you order between 5- 9 kits and so on
    I have got 4 people who want some, so let me know
    I will post the link tomorrow and see what you think
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    Been waiting since Jan. I payed with pay pal.

    @ Marmite : £54sounds brilliant.i would be up forthat its just i feeling reluctant to pay for more HID's when i havn'thad the first lot i payed for from pav767.
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    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    Well this company accept paypal, so I was going to mail them depending on interest if we pay them with a ref code will they do the group discount, that way they can post them out us and I don't have to worry about collecting money either

    I will get cracking with it tomorrow or Monday
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    Contact Paypal and tell them you have not recieved your goods, they will start off a dispute and if he does not answer within 30 days you'll get your money back.
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    I have just this moment looked into that but becausei have been understanding and gave him the time i am now outside the dispute time your allowed. that is really annoying, I will havve to remember it for the future though.
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    Just mailed them so we shall see what they say!
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    looks good to me count me in !!
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    Feel bad for you, was going to say at the time that the only way I was going to part with my cash was if a more senior member got involved but didnt want to be out of order
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    Yeah i was also in on this deal but backed out when i realised he wanted all our money first - a bit out of order from a fellow forum member.

    BTW marmite i'd be in on the new deal depending on price
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    Count me in HID for around 50quid bargin:hubbahubba:

    Question What colour temp would be best, what a white, with tint of blue.
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    MARMITE- Count me in please, PM me with the details please.

    Thanks alot, Lloyd
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    Ok the company mailed me back today
    They can only do a discount if all the kit are sent to 1 address

    So I was thinking it maybe easier if everyone ordered there own?? just a thought or the other way is if people live near each other

    If all the kits get sent to me and we save £5 a kit say it is going to cost more then we save to resend them on

    If anyone lives in my area I don't mind if you want to collect them from my work or home but I can't see much more savings, they won't discount further then it says on the site

    Sorry....
    I will be ordering 5 sets as that is who wants them so far living local to me on Monday

    So let me know guys
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    Thats alright they're a good price anyway i'll just order a set for myself i reckon as ur nowhere near me.

    Cheers for trying tho!
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    guys what set do i need for a 2000 x reg A3 1.8tqs? is it h7 fitment? and also will i need the relay kit? oh and are the face lift headlights the same bulb fitment as the pre-facelift as im hoping to fit some of them soon, cheers
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    Marmite, doesn't your RS6 have them as std?
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    Check your own bulbs for the fitment, for all the two minutes it'll take you instead of relying on somebody else - if its 1 prong its an H1, iirc the full beams on pre facelift are H7 and main beams H1, which is the same as the facelift lights i have.
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    The kit is for my Mini and 1 for my wifes Bora
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    OIC!
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    so do these hid kits only work on full beam so i would need h7 fittment? so i would only have hid lights when on full beam? that sucks i want it all the time
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    No lol you can put them to whatever bulb you like, im just saying go to your car and check what your headlamp is, then order the correct kit.

    i.e H1 / H7
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    So has anyone taken the plunge yet and bought a set. Very interested to see if they work well

    One question, will they pass MOT cos the A3 OEM's are auto ajustin.
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    If you set them right they'll pass fine
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    so has anyone bought any of these yet?
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