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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by redbutcher, May 16, 2008.

  1. redbutcher
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    [May 23, 2008]
    Old and new bulbs - old on the left, new on the right.

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    New bulbs fitted on the right hand side of the car, old bulbs on the left

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    Close up of old bulbs fitted

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    Close up of new bulbs fitted

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    Both sides changed

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    DRLs now on

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    I'm sure you can see the difference, but IMO it's a much better looking front end now. The bulbs still have a slight blue tint to them, but it is a massive improvement on the old bulbs.

    And yes, the car does need a wash :)
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    [May 23, 2008]
    Looking good - and much less blue than the old ones.

    Any word on pricing/discount?
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    [May 23, 2008]
    As soon as PRI Racing get the first shipment from Japan in June and they can confirm the RRP, we'll then be able to get a firm discounted price.
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    [May 23, 2008]
    Thanks a lot Jon,

    Serious legwork for the lads which im sure is appreciated by all. One concern for me - is there any real difference between the Standard DRL and the PIAA white DRL?

    Thanks again
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    [May 23, 2008]
    If you find Redbutchers old thread he does a side by side with the STD DRL bulb and the blue PIAA bulb and the PIAA bulb is much whiter than the Std bulb which is egg yolk yellow.

    p
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    [May 23, 2008]
    No probs - the PIAA DRL light isn't as 'yellow' as the stock bulb (if you know what I mean). If you take a look at the old thread there is a pic with the stock DRL bulb on - if you then look at the new chrome mirror pic, the light is not as yellow. It's probably not as white as the old blue tint bulb, but I'd much rather loose the blue look front end.
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    [May 23, 2008]
    :keule: - ha ha beaten to it P!
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    [May 23, 2008]
    Hehe, close but no cigar Jon!

    What i mean is though (yeas ive seen the old thread) the new mirror finish bulbs "look" to be going back towards yellow. defo more than the blue as Jon has stated.

    So my question is - Is there any noticable difference between the std and the new mirror PIAA bulbs?

    You really dont have to take a pic Jon :photo:
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    [May 23, 2008]
    The light produced is not as white as the old blue bulbs, but it is better than the stock bulb, so my answer is yes, there is a difference between the old stock bulb and the new mirror PIAA bulb.

    :yes:
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    [May 23, 2008]
    To save the hastle of switching between posts:

    Original in left old blue bulbs on right:
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    old blues on left, chrome whites on right:
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    original drl and old blue drl:
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    new chrome white DRLs:

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    [May 23, 2008]
    the blue ting'd ones looks clearer white from that pic, but even the blue drl in the 2 pics looks a stronger blue, so I guess its the surrounding area/sun etc etc that increases the blue. The silver ones you can see that little tinge of blue still but clearly if you dont want that blue flash in the drls these are a way better option. Tidy little sell for PRi... nice one red.
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    [May 25, 2008]
    Any news on when this is gonna happen?
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    [May 25, 2008]
    Should be in a couple of weeks Nath!

    Whats that in your location sig , are you coming to join us in Manchester?

    p
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    Yup - a couple of weeks with any luck. Just got to wait for the first shipment of the bulbs to arrive in June so we can get a firm price sorted.

    Will update the thread once I hear back from PRI that the bulbs are in.
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    [May 25, 2008]
    Just been looking on ETKA and it looks like the S-Line and S3 have H11 bulbs in the fog lights rather than the H7s on the standard models.

    Red, do you know if PIAA do a H11 in the Chrome White range? If so, then I'll change one of my sets of H7s for a set of H11s.
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    [May 25, 2008]
    Marc,

    Well spotted - seems a bit daft to use different bulbs, anyway....

    No, doesn't look like PIAA do an H11 fitment mate, so I'll knock off a set of H7s for you - save you a bit of cash anyway!
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    [May 25, 2008]
    1. L60N - DRL (£14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side/Indicators (2 pairs) (£81)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (£147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (£14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (£14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (£66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (£14.42)

    24 items
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    [May 26, 2008]
    Can't wait! Hate the yellow side lights! I'm moving to the city centre next month hopefully. Have u booked ur car in for a detail yet Leon?
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    [May 26, 2008]
    No , no detail yet mate.

    Not sure if we want you as a resident of the republic of Mancunia :)

    p
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    [May 26, 2008]
    Are you gonna let me detail it then :yum: I'm coming whether u like it or not :undwech:
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    [May 26, 2008]
    Turn it in Nath , i'm not gonna let you learn you detailing technique on my not even a year old Phanton black S3 now am i?

    Ive got a 9 yaer old fridge freezer white Renault Kangoo van you can practice on though? :)

    p
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    [May 26, 2008]
    :sob: I just wanted to marr your pain thats all :banghead:
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    [May 26, 2008]
    would it save on postage and packing costs if we pick up at the dyno day ? Just a thought ?!?
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    [May 26, 2008]
    Thats a idea , but as the package's are so light , it will only be a couple of quid P+P anyway!

    p
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    [May 27, 2008]
    only a couple of quid, I'll have you know thats over a litre of fuel these days !!!

    Of course you are correct as usual so whatever suits, cheers Leon.
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    [May 28, 2008]
    Anyone have a pic of the first blue PIAA-bulbs fitted on a Sprint Blue-car? I like the glow from the original blue PIAAs better, so it's all a matter of how the blue tint looks on a blue car to me .. :rolleyes:
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    [May 29, 2008]
    anchorpoint check out post #30 here
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    Hi Jon,

    I've just ordered the indicators from power bulbs - thanks for the link!

    So we are now:

    1. L60N - DRL (£14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (£147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (£14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (£14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (£66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (£14.42)

    22 items

    Keep it up - looking forward to getting this sorted.

    JK
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    No probs - glad to be of help mate :)
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    [May 29, 2008]
    When they likely to come off Jon? Hate my yellow lights now! Really annoying me
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    Couple of weeks with a bit of luck!

    p
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    [May 29, 2008]
    :thumbsup: - yup :iagree:
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    I'm not counting the days :whistle2:
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    [Jun 3, 2008]
    Quick update on this - the bulbs are on their way across the sea at the moment. Expected arrival is in about 3 weeks time.

    I'm being kept updated by PRI so when I hear more news I will update this thread.
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    [Jun 3, 2008]
    Obviously not travelling at the speed of light. Sorry couldn't resist that one!
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    the proverbial slow boat from China.
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    Thanks Jon. Your a star!
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    Add me in aswell: So list is as follows so far:

    1. L60N - DRL (£14.42)
    2. Phantom - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    3. Spin140 - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    4. N8KOW - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    5. brucer - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    6. jamiekip - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    7. MarcQuinlivan - Side/H1/H7 (£147.15)
    8. RSarjantson - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    9. h5djr - DRL (£14.42)
    10. Robin - DRL (£14.42)
    11. Yung Fook - DRL/Side (£28.21)
    12. Charlie-dont-surf - H1 (£66.68)
    13. t&biskits - DRL (£14.42)
    14. Drnutta -DRL/Sides (£28.21)
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    [Jun 4, 2008]
    Humm just been looking at the PRI Racing site...

    Its slightly cheaper if we order from them directly...

    Am i missing something?
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