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GramCracker
03-18-2007, 07:18 PM
Hello. I have a 97 A4 (pre-face lift) and i am looking into a headlight kit. I really want Xenon's due to the fact that I think they look awesome (plus they are nice and bright).

Are these good or are they crap: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-98-AUDI-B5-A4-FK-ANGEL-EYES-HEADLIGHTS-XENON-HID_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQitemZ1200975 55836QQrdZ1

Or sould I get something else? I want Xenon's most of all.

How about: http://shop.achtuning.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=289

Will those require any trimming or stuff?

Much appreciated.

Feel free to link to other legitimate headlight kits.

4ringAR
03-18-2007, 07:33 PM
in order to make the valeos work on your car your fender will require some trimming.

its really all a matter of personal opinion as to how much you want to spend and what look you want.

im sure you can get those FK's or something similar and a HID kit for less than they are asking.

IKE20VA4
03-18-2007, 09:21 PM
The valeos will have a better projector on the inside. Plus, I would go with 6000k HID at the most. YOu'll have to trim the fender I guess but no one has said it hasnt been worth it. Then you can order some OEM xenon components to complete the HID retro.

GramCracker
03-19-2007, 07:47 AM
About how much trimming is required? Could I do it on my own (are there guides?)? Or would I be better off with bringing it to a shop?

Silverstreak98
03-19-2007, 08:55 AM
I did it a few months ago, here is a great DIY guide from Audizine. http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext.html[up]

Its not to hard, so go for it. Your also going to need a wiring harness since the headlight plugs are different. I think ECS Tuning sells one.

GramCracker
03-19-2007, 09:42 AM
Will i have to purchase a HID kit if i buy the Euro lights? or do they come with the hid already? (i know they are set up for xenon, but i dont believe they come with the appropriate bulbs)

Shopping list:

1x set of Euro E-code headlamps
1x set of 8,000k HID's
1x wiring harness

Anything im missing?

*edit* so i read the installation guide and it appears you dont have to cut into the car, am i correct?

coyote24mn
04-04-2007, 11:07 PM
in order to make the valeos work on your car your fender will require some trimming.

its really all a matter of personal opinion as to how much you want to spend and what look you want.

im sure you can get those FK's or something similar and a HID kit for less than they are asking.

in summary, for what you want, yes.

AudiRacerS4
04-05-2007, 04:38 AM
1 pc xenon ecodes
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-PROJECTOR-H1-H1-HEADLIGHT-CLEAR-CORNER-SET-PAIR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ011QQite mZ320099579343QQrdZ1
Friend has these and they look great
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-S4-96-01-FACELIFT-EURO-1-PC-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQitemZ 150108861751QQrdZ1
Here are the ones I ordered from germany on ebay.de
http://cgi.ebay.de/Set-AUDI-A4-99-01-LHD-european-headlamps-headlights_W0QQitemZ200051725047QQcategoryZ10372QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Also check out vvme.com for HID kits they are only $130 shipped and the light output and quality is amazing. rob (AZ member rosati) has them and let em know about the website and they are a great kit.

Shifty
04-05-2007, 05:51 AM
Good info here, I'm going to swap eventually too.

lowestA4
04-05-2007, 06:24 AM
I have one set of valeo OEM D2S xenons coming in next week. I'd be happy to PM you a few pictures.

coyote24mn
04-05-2007, 09:19 AM
1 pc xenon ecodes
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-PROJECTOR-H1-H1-HEADLIGHT-CLEAR-CORNER-SET-PAIR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ011QQite mZ320099579343QQrdZ1
Friend has these and they look great
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-S4-96-01-FACELIFT-EURO-1-PC-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQitemZ 150108861751QQrdZ1
Here are the ones I ordered from germany on ebay.de
http://cgi.ebay.de/Set-AUDI-A4-99-01-LHD-european-headlamps-headlights_W0QQitemZ200051725047QQcategoryZ10372QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Also check out vvme.com for HID kits they are only $130 shipped and the light output and quality is amazing. rob (AZ member rosati) has them and let em know about the website and they are a great kit.


very good info, i'll be looking to do this in the near future. thanks guys.

Rosati
04-05-2007, 10:20 AM
1 pc xenon ecodes
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-PROJECTOR-H1-H1-HEADLIGHT-CLEAR-CORNER-SET-PAIR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ011QQite mZ320099579343QQrdZ1
Friend has these and they look great
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-S4-96-01-FACELIFT-EURO-1-PC-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQitemZ 150108861751QQrdZ1
Here are the ones I ordered from germany on ebay.de
http://cgi.ebay.de/Set-AUDI-A4-99-01-LHD-european-headlamps-headlights_W0QQitemZ200051725047QQcategoryZ10372QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Also check out vvme.com for HID kits they are only $130 shipped and the light output and quality is amazing. Rob (AZ member rosati) has them and let em know about the website and they are a great kit.

Great post :P

Did you install em kyle? Try n steer this dude away from the 8k kit...... 8k doesnt put out strong light, just a blue light go with 4300 or 6k VVME FTW

and projector housings are a MUST !


Yo u goin to edgewater tonight?