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.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 02:22 PM
for lower fogs. this kind of goes hand in hand with my lamin-x thread. the fogs i oredered have no bulbs, so i figure now is a good time to go HID. ideally i want 3000k-3500k. price and ease of install are a plus, as im not great with wiring.

thanks guys, feel free to toss some tips up as well.

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Burntaudi
08-28-2007, 02:25 PM
www.vvme.com They just lowered the price to $57.99[:D]

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 02:29 PM
i checked them out, the lowest temp. they have is 4300k....what size bulbs fit in the lower fogs?

Burntaudi
08-28-2007, 02:32 PM
i checked them out, the lowest temp. they have is 4300k....what size bulbs fit in the lower fogs?

They have lower temp kits you just need to Email them. Are these factory fogs? If so their H7's.

wafballa54
08-28-2007, 02:34 PM
im thinkin bout doin 6000K for low beams and 12000K for fogs think that'll look good?

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 02:38 PM
i think that will look intense, lol.

IMO, the yellow beam is better for the fog light.

burntaudi, thanks, that price is crazy low, yes, factory OEM fogs.

wafballa54
08-28-2007, 02:41 PM
do you have hid's in your low beams? if you do what temp

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 02:42 PM
They have lower temp kits you just need to Email them. Are these factory fogs? If so their H7's.


emailed....thank you

[az]

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 02:43 PM
do you have hid's in your low beams? if you do what temp


not yet, lol, i dont even have the fogs yet. im trying to get 3000k's ordered. heres a link from a guy who did them on his B5.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?&id=2254008&postid=24291120#24291120

lml999
08-28-2007, 07:53 PM
for lower fogs. this kind of goes hand in hand with my lamin-x thread. the fogs i oredered have no bulbs, so i figure now is a good time to go HID. ideally i want 3000k-3500k. price and ease of install are a plus, as im not great with wiring.

thanks guys, feel free to toss some tips up as well.

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www.danielsternlighting.com

SoFresh
08-28-2007, 09:04 PM
for $57.99.... they cant be all that good of quality... has anyone ran these for longer than a year?

Bic-Ball
08-28-2007, 09:07 PM
i've had them in for around two months and they work fine.

AudiRacerS4
08-28-2007, 09:12 PM
ive had mine for about 6 months no problem and alot of the local audi guys around here run them too the quality is great

kevin12
08-28-2007, 09:12 PM
i think they used to be around $99.99 so i dont know if price is a good reflection of quality but ive been looking into this kit for some time and ive heard nothing but good things i just havent gotten around to ordering it yet...

AudiRacerS4
08-28-2007, 09:13 PM
for lower fogs. this kind of goes hand in hand with my lamin-x thread. the fogs i oredered have no bulbs, so i figure now is a good time to go HID. ideally i want 3000k-3500k. price and ease of install are a plus, as im not great with wiring.

thanks guys, feel free to toss some tips up as well.

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installing hids in the fogs in not all that easy you need to cut out the back of the bulb holders and silicone in the fogs and you need to find a secure place for the ballasts

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 09:14 PM
the market price is $130.

Nebone
08-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Thats soo cheap. I just ordered a replacement of H7 HID bulbs for $35 from China and they charge only $20. Thats unreal and they can't make any money this way.

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 09:26 PM
installing hids in the fogs in not all that easy you need to cut out the back of the bulb holders and silicone in the fogs and you need to find a secure place for the ballasts


theres a pretty good write up on fourtitude that im going to try to follow.

SoFresh
08-28-2007, 09:30 PM
The website says they provide a 14 month warranty... for $57.99.... might as well try them....

.Mad Hatter.
08-29-2007, 08:05 AM
do you have hid's in your low beams? if you do what temp

sorry, just realized i read this wrong. my low beams are HID....the fogs will be once i get them. refer to my PM.

i ordered the HID from vvme along with a set of 3000k bulbs. these guys are great to deal with. i was getting email returns to my questions @ 9:30 at night, great people to deal with. [up]

juju4uofa
08-29-2007, 09:11 AM
I've had VVMEs in my low beams for about a onth. I couldn't be happier!

Lazer Viking
08-29-2007, 09:38 AM
www.vvme.com They just lowered the price to $57.99[:D]

fuck... i ordered them three months too early [mad] [down]

Nebone
08-29-2007, 10:54 AM
Make sure to run a relay and power off the battery. The 12V that the Halogen H7 harness provides is not ideal to run aftermarket ballasts. Use the original H7 harness as a ON/OFF source only.

.Mad Hatter.
08-29-2007, 11:19 AM
i dont have halogen lights. i also hear that the fuse for the fogs needs to be changed, any input on this for a car that doesnt currently have fogs, lol?

akielb
08-29-2007, 11:47 AM
Vvme - Ftw

Flyboy64
08-31-2007, 05:05 AM
shipping is $35 so final price is $92.99. Looks like the price came down $5.00 in the last week.

AudiA4_20T
08-31-2007, 05:30 AM
I run the McCulloch 6000k for $210 shipped Ive run 3 kids without any problems

.Mad Hatter.
08-31-2007, 06:15 AM
shipping is $35 so final price is $92.99. Looks like the price came down $5.00 in the last week.

yup, even with semi expensive shipping theyre still half the price of others.

lml999
08-31-2007, 06:24 AM
yup, even with semi expensive shipping theyre still half the price of others.

I did an aftermarket kit a couple of years ago. Cheap but problematic. Had an intermittent problem with a ballast, couldn't get a replacement part, had to buy another kit.

Wouldn't do that again.

I've upgraded 3 cars since, a 2002 A6 and 2 C4 A6s. With the 2002 I sourced complete OEM ecode xenons. Expensive but worth it.

For the C4s, I removed the halogen projector, mounted an A4 xenon projector and used A6 electronics. Pretty straightforward, not particularly expensive and all OEM. If a bulb goes, they're standard off the shelf D2S bulbs, available anywhere in the country (just try that with a modified H4 or H7 bulb).

And the electronics are a dime/dozen. I used the A6 electronics because they're a single sealed box rather than either the A4 or TT electronics.

Lighting is pretty good, *substantially* better than the ecode halogens. At some point I'll replace the lenses with ecode xenon lenses, which are clear, rather than the ecode halogens, which have a small amount of piping in the glass, and this slightly degrades the light.

If I were upgrading an A4, I'd go OEM. Just buy a pair of xenon lamps and plug them in. Much less bother. Fortunately, my A4 came stock with xenons. I *probably* wouldn't have bought this particular car if it hadn't...

.Mad Hatter.
08-31-2007, 06:38 AM
except the a4 never came with HID fogs. my low beams are OEM xenons though, they were upgraded by the PO.

lml999
08-31-2007, 06:47 AM
except the a4 never came with HID fogs. my low beams are OEM xenons though, they were upgraded by the PO.

Right. There's a reason why cars don't come with HID fogs. They're a BAD IDEA!

If you want to know why, read Daniel Stern's discussion on the topic. He's a leading expert on automotive lighting.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/lights/fog_lamps/fog_lamps.html

Unless of course you are just going to run them in the daytime and want the pretty blue light. If that's what you're after, for 8 bux you can buy cute little blue bulb condoms that will also turn the light blue.

.Mad Hatter.
08-31-2007, 06:54 AM
i think your ideas on the subject might be a little off. i gather this only from your generalization of the "pretty blue lights". if you knew abotu HID's, and you read this thread, youd know that a) not all xenon light is blue, and b) i bought 3000k bulbs, which are yellow.

lml999
08-31-2007, 07:45 AM
i think your ideas on the subject might be a little off. i gather this only from your generalization of the "pretty blue lights". if you knew abotu HID's, and you read this thread, youd know that a) not all xenon light is blue, and b) i bought 3000k bulbs, which are yellow.

Most people that buy lighting to seek know what temperature bulbs to get. Obviously you do.

On the other hand, most people that buy HIDs for looks buy 8000K to 12000K bulbs to get the pretty blue lights. And of course they get much less actual lighting...and annoy the crap out of oncoming traffic.

Burntaudi
08-31-2007, 08:51 AM
Most people that buy lighting to seek know what temperature bulbs to get. Obviously you do.

On the other hand, most people that buy HIDs for looks buy 8000K to 12000K bulbs to get the pretty blue lights. And of course they get much less actual lighting...and annoy the crap out of oncoming traffic.

This is why I why I got the 4300k kit...best light output.

Devious27t
08-31-2007, 11:12 AM
yup, even with semi expensive shipping theyre still half the price of others.

I went to order 3 sets and they wanted like 85 bucks for shipping LOL

(2 sets for A4, 1 set for S4 fogs)

detroittechno
09-02-2007, 09:07 PM
I run the McCulloch 6000k for $210 shipped Ive run 3 kids without any problems

I run McCulloch 6000k as well and I sell these kits as well for $200 shipped. BEST QUALITY! 3000K, 4300K,5300K,6000K,8000K,10000K,12000K