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R8 style Headlights

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by docurley, Dec 16, 2008.

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    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Came across these on another forum and I have to say they look quite good.

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    They dont look that bad, however I'd suggest that you'd need to dismantle them and fit decent projectors. The projectors in most aftermarket headlamps are completely rubbish.

    When i fitted facelift lamps to our B5, due to ebay nonsense we ended up with two valeos, one of which was broken, and a depo unit to replace the broken valeo. I googled around and found the beam pattern on the depo unit was so bad i ended up fitting the projector from the duff valeo unit into the depo housing, to ensure i had OE quality projectors.

    And these depo units are amongst the "best" of the aftermarket parts...
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    Depo are made in Taiwan and insurance approved. The quality is 'questionable' to say the least and TBH 'Christmas cracker' on most units.

    I've seen quite a few units fail a beam test and returned to supplier.

    Avoid them.

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    exactly, as i say buying a depo unit wasnt intentional and thats why i took it apart and fitted the valeo projector.

    My point was that if these are the best of the aftermarket parts, the non-approved parts must be downright atrocious!
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    will the b7 headlight fit onto the b6 car ... if u change the bonnet,wings and bumper?
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