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WhippeD
11-21-2006, 01:35 PM
the tail lights on all b5 avants are the same right? not like the sedan which has 3 diferent style according to the year 96-97 97-98.5 and 99 +

right?

onemoremile
11-21-2006, 02:08 PM
I've never noticed a difference between the S4 or any years of A4. I've never really tried to notice either. This is my 99.5 with stock tails.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_0668.jpg


They would probably look better all smoked or at least with the clears smoked. This is a 94 Jetta GLX VR6 with stock tails. The brake lights are on so it is harder to see but the entire light is smoked. You can see it well on the clear portion but even the red was nicely shaded. I can't be certain now but I think it was a microdot pattern like around the edges of most car windows.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/jetta268k.jpg

WhippeD
11-21-2006, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by onemoremile


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_0668.jpg



wanna trade with my smoked tails?
http://images17.fotki.com/v313/photos/7/704725/2574341/IMG_0092-vi.jpg

onemoremile
11-21-2006, 02:15 PM
Got a shot of yours with the brakes on? I think they would look great on my ride. [up]

I don't have alternate transportation and need to shuttle the kids around every day. If you sent them my way I would overnight them back. We each pay shipping one way and the whole deal is done in two days. Sound reasonable?

4ringAR
11-21-2006, 02:16 PM
NO! The taillights are NOT the same. There is a TINY difference between the pre 1999.5's and 1999.5+ ones. The + have a slightly clearer reverse section, that is the only difference i have noticed, though the two are pretty much the same.

onemoremile
11-21-2006, 02:18 PM
Do they all mount the same? The S4 is a 2001 and they look the same as my 1999.5 A4. I don't have the car at my disposal right now so I can't check to be sure.

4ringAR
11-21-2006, 02:21 PM
i think they all mount the same(dont quote me on that though), but they do look different.

i will take a photo or two of mine in a minute(pre 1999.5)

docurley
11-21-2006, 02:26 PM
These are what was on the RS4 shell I bought.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/docurley/RS42.jpg

yoogene83
11-21-2006, 02:27 PM
you should get some altezzzzzza's rez! [:p]

chadwix00
11-21-2006, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by yoogene83
you should get some altezzzzzza's rez! [:p]

x2!!!

4ringAR
11-21-2006, 02:49 PM
those rs4 ones seem to have a rose/pink colored part just above the clear. normal on the 99.5+???

here is the early style.
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2151/dsc02520rr2.jpg
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/6585/dsc02524dz3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

WhippeD
11-21-2006, 03:02 PM
the euro tails always have that pink-ish section, for the sedans too, chadwix has euro tails and has that pink-ish section but it lights up amber.

now back to topic
so, the fitment and the wiring should be the same?

i do notice that on the 99+ the white section is more clear.

onemoremile let me think about it.
i can't drive around with no tail lights either.

WhippeD
11-21-2006, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by yoogene83
you should get some altezzzzzza's rez! [:p]


oh man...altezza's are hella too ekspensiv for me son!!!! i'm no baller...all i can afford is OEM sh1ts yo!!!
[:D] [wrench] [:D]

4ringAR
11-21-2006, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by WhippeD
the euro tails always have that pink-ish section, for the sedans too, chadwix has euro tails and has that pink-ish section but it lights up amber.


it lights amber? thats awesome. im going to have to get a set of those sometime.

about the wiring:
i think that "e.van" has one pre 99.5 and one 99.5+ taillight on his. I think that the wiring must be the same for him to have 2 different ones on his car. you cant tell the difference exterior wise since he has them tinted. i just recall him saying something about that.


get these:
http://www.riechert-racing.de/__we_thumbs__/2706_3_rueckleuchten-audi-a4-b5.jpg
lol.

onemoremile
11-21-2006, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by WhippeD
the euro tails always have that pink-ish section, for the sedans too, chadwix has euro tails and has that pink-ish section but it lights up amber.

now back to topic
so, the fitment and the wiring should be the same?

i do notice that on the 99+ the white section is more clear.

onemoremile let me think about it.
i can't drive around with no tail lights either.

Amber turn signals are a TUV thing, aren't they? I think TUV gets amber rear turns, clear front turns, side blinkers, and shorter bumpers among other things. We get amber front turns and red rear turns.
The clear in mine are the back up lights. The previous owner upgraded the bulbs and they are bright as hell. They need to be with the tinted rear glass. Otherwise I'd probably back over all sorts of things.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/debadged.jpg


WhippeD,
If we overnighted the tails at the same time they could be there by noon the next day. I wouldn't bother trying until after New Years. Shipping companies are full of temps to cover the holiday rush. The risk just isn't worth it.