1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Those wanting HIDs other than oem

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by quincyuk, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. quincyuk
    Offline

    quincyuk New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wanted the oem xenon adaptive headlights and i went to my audi stealership and asked for a quote.... i was expecting an astronomical price but all i got was " Its too big of a job, tooo much wiring and very pricey cause theheadlights alone where £1200 before labour which was £50 an hour.
    So i was thinking even if could get a cheaper price online for the headlights , who would want to install them for me. Im sure someone would do it in the mainland (belfast here) too far away.
    So i found these depo blacked out headlights with angel eyes.
    I didnt like the yellow bulbs in the angel eyes so i bought both blue and white led replacements
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The brightness wasnt uniform and a bit tooo blue and didnt want to be stopped everynight by the peelers.
    And i came across the umnitza predator chromiums made from ccfl.


    Clear corner mod with led signals
    [​IMG]

    dechromed rings with plasti dip
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. Luke667
    Offline

    Luke667 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    pics?
    #2
  3. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,521
    Likes Received:
    300
    Most aftermarket projectors are junk, the aftermarket just cant get the projector quality right, and you end up with nasty beam pattern and horrible light distribution.

    Over on the merc forums they seem to often buy the depo units, then fit some proper valeo projectors from another merc/audi headlamp.
    #3
  4. jwhat
    Offline

    jwhat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    1
    :sign_pics:
    #4
  5. PetrolDave
    Offline

    PetrolDave Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes Received:
    82
    Don't like angel eyes on BMWs, and think they look really naff on Audis.
    #5
  6. ivor1
    Offline

    ivor1 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    1
    i think you would be brave letting the local dealer here try to fit them even if the price was right , too much grief!
    #6
  7. S-Line_Wales
    Offline

    S-Line_Wales Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had CCFL Angel Eyes on BMW, and they looked spot on, and loads of people asked me about them, but agree they dont look right on an Audi. Would def like to swap my halogens for Xenons though..couldnt find a car anywhere in the country when I was looking for mine that had Xenons fitted as an option..
    #7
  8. M7R
    Offline

    M7R Type Approval Engineer,

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    1
    BUGGER! I thought i had the only set :(

    on the beam pattern, these lights are E marked and approved, they use the Z beam pattern as per oem hids and are pretty good (I work in type approval,so i now a bit about it all)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I have a pic of the beam pattern too some where....

    I run these lights with a 6k set up, but this is too blue for my liking when put through a projector, so I will be going down to 5k soon for a more white light.
    #8
  9. quincyuk
    Offline

    quincyuk New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    your avant looks amazing! Yeah mine runs on 6000k too from mtec, mine is only blue when startup, and when there is a reflection.
    #9
  10. M7R
    Offline

    M7R Type Approval Engineer,

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    1
    mine arent that blue, but im very criticle of lighting, and the bluer they are the shorter the wave length and the easier the light is absorbed, so it doesnt go as far,

    im quite proud of my avant hehe :happy: its my reward for had work at uni.
    #10
  11. quincyuk
    Offline

    quincyuk New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    new daytime pics

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #11

Share This Page