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JDBG1.8t
03-14-2007, 02:45 PM
Any pictures of a santorin a4, with black housings or black rs4's or both.
I found a few threads that have talked about black housings, but none with the pictures still up.

This is the next step for my car so if anyone has some pictures that would help out a lot[up] .
TIA

CSHO1.8t
03-14-2007, 05:14 PM
Barrett ask Casper, I think he knows how plus his a4 is santorin. Are you talking about black rs4 wheels? cause if you are id say nooo. Yours looks good with silver

JDBG1.8t
03-14-2007, 06:05 PM
we'll see what happens..
if I decide to go with the black projectors then Im giong to get my wheels powder-coated but if not I'll just buy clear projectors and keep the wheels the way they are.
I guess Ill be one of the first??? cant seem to find many pictures, I've been searching throughout the day.

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 06:11 PM
I've got a set of black one piece projectors sitting on a shelf waiting for installation.

JDBG1.8t
03-14-2007, 06:18 PM
I've got a set of black one piece projectors sitting on a shelf waiting for installation.

Are you saying that your going to install them yourself, or are you wanting to sell them?
The one peice black projectors that I have found recently have shown low quality, where did you get yours?

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 06:22 PM
I picked them up in the classifieds for 100 bucks. My car was in an accident and these are a cheap replacement. They were opened up and spray painted black. It is an OK job but nothing great. I may open them up and clean up the job or just say screw it and install them as is.

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 06:37 PM
Now that I took a better look at them I'll definitely be opening them up this weekend. I'll clean them up a bit, buff the lenses, clear the corners, reseal them a bit better, and retrofit my RS6 HID kit into them. The end result will be well worth the 100 bucks plus 10 or so for supplies.

flash:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_4150.jpg

no flash:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_4152.jpg

no flash:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_4153.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_4104.jpg

JDBG1.8t
03-14-2007, 07:38 PM
I like the look of those. I wonder if it would be a better idea to buy 1-piece clear projectors from the classifieds and black them out myself. The other 1 peice black housings that Ive been looking at are on ebay, which i know are low quality.

What do you think about these... there 2-piece but seem to be better quality

http://www.ivautoparts.com/andale/images/060116.jpg

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 08:10 PM
If those were one piece I would have bought them instead. I just can't stand the two piece housings.

CSHO1.8t
03-14-2007, 08:27 PM
yea B-rot. get some one-piecers from the classifieds and see what you can do with that... its worth a shot. Plus if you figure out how to do it all nice, you can help me do mine dogger :)

seank
03-14-2007, 08:52 PM
i bet the light output of those DIY ones sucks for the highbeams since the reflector was also painted flat black. i have the 2 piece black housing ones posted, they are decent but i wish someone made them in a one piece configuration.

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 10:36 PM
The black ones are only temps. I just needed something cheap to fill in for a while.

Poopie
03-14-2007, 10:39 PM
i mean c;mon, who uses high beams regularly? I only use to them flash people. They head lights look real sharp at night with the highbeams on. Those used to be osofast10's. There are these new decent 1 peice black ones on ebay.

Wilco
03-14-2007, 11:24 PM
I suppose if you really cared about the high beams, you could take some OEM ecodes and mask off the parts you want to stay reflective - but I agree with Poopie (though there are those once-in-a-while times where they come in handy).

onemoremile
03-14-2007, 11:37 PM
With the HID low beams my highs didn't do much beyond filling out the top of the light pattern and lighting up signs way up the road. There was a huge difference between the highs and halogen lows but the HID lows make up most of the gap.

RippleChip
03-15-2007, 05:10 AM
hmmm...I guess I should upload some photos. I have these on my car right now

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/10CityOn-med.jpg

JDBG1.8t
03-15-2007, 10:02 AM
I think thats the right idea, the reflector for the highs is not painted so you should get close to the same light output as with the clear projectors. I think Im sold on the idea, but you should post up some pictures with the headlights installed on your car. plzzzz.[:D]