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OEM XENONS ARE THEY WORTH IT??

mattyboyc Aug 29, 2012

  1. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Hi all,
    Looking to gauge an opinion here, I have aftermarket HID's fitted but possibly have the chance of some OEM ones, I know I will have to have a wiring harness as the plugs are different, my HID's are housed within the hheadlights so neatness is not a factor, I won't bother with the self levelling and headlight wash but just want to see whether all the expense and hassle is worth it
     
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  2. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    no point in going for the change if you've got decent aftermarket HID's versus partially installed OEM lights (i.e. no washer / self levelling), as they're both illegal without the washer and self levelling...
     
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    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Yer get your point was just wondering if there was a vast improved light output with the OEM units
     
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    The light quality will be best from whichever has the closest to 4300K bulbs and the least imperfections (scratches/crazing) on the lens of the projector unit... a mint condition Halogen OEM projector unit + aftermarket HID's will be better than a really old factory fitted HID projector.

    I know some manufacturers use a higher grade of lens on the factory fit projector unit for HID's versus Halogens, but I don't think Audi ever cut costs like that on their Halogen projectors...
     

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