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a88fl1
06-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Seriously considering trimming my fenders to accommodate some valeo ecodes. Has anyone had any problems with this? ie, rust, wiring problems ext... anything you could add would help. thanks

2001A4QUATTRO
06-03-2008, 06:58 PM
Do it......

BONFIRE074
06-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Did mine not too long ago, best visual appealing mod that ive done so far, and def. does give your car a "face lift". i was worried at first about trimming the fenders, but i just went for it and it came out good. i used the old wiring harness from my 2-piece headlights because i am too cheap to pay the $50 from ECS for the upgrade. no rust on the fenders yet, no condensation in the headlights, and overall a great mod. if i were to go back and do it again i would get e-codes instead of the oem headlights but still awesome.

djwimbo
06-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Not to thread jack, but what are the options in the 2 piece or direct fit?
In case there are any good options so you wouldn't HAVE to cut your fenders.

Silverstreak98
06-03-2008, 09:59 PM
2 piece Depos, which have decent output. Definitely better than the stock two piecers! You can get them in the chrome or blacked out, they are all over ebay I think they are around $150 maybe even cheaper. I would not go with any of the other headlights sold on ebay though, I have heard that they have worse output than stock.

I had them before I got e-codes and they made the front of the car look so much better.

Here is a pic:

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/Silverstreak98/IMG_0417.jpg

djwimbo
06-03-2008, 10:04 PM
2 piece Depos, which have decent output. Definitely better than the stock two piecers! You can get them in the chrome or blacked out, they are all over ebay I think they are around $150 maybe even cheaper. I would not go with any of the other headlights sold on ebay though, I have heard that they have worse output than stock.

I had them before I got e-codes and they made the front of the car look so much better.



Did that come with bulbs? I already have the headlights/ballasts that I want, I don't need more. Are they H7's?

... I can't find any of those on eBay right now.

Silverstreak98
06-03-2008, 10:32 PM
Yep they are H7 and don't come with bulbs.

Just a quick search and I found these: CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-96-99-CHROME-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-CORNER-DEPO_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a552Q7c39Q3a1 Q7c65Q3a12QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem310 055416084QQitemZ310055416084)

You might be able to find them cheaper than that I'm not sure.

djwimbo
06-03-2008, 10:35 PM
thanks for the link, I don't know why I couldn't find 'em.

Silverstreak98
06-03-2008, 10:41 PM
I actually have a set that I could sell you, but one of the height adjustment screws on one side is broken. Not sure if it would be an easy fix cause I decided to get e-codes.

Lmk if you're interested.

tmljeh19
06-03-2008, 10:41 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DEPO-96-97-98-EURO-AUDI-A4-HALO-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHT-BLK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ019QQitem Z290235026113QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

would these fit a 96 a4 (mine) without having to mod the fenders?

CaSp3r9
06-03-2008, 11:05 PM
Yep, all of those two piece headlights on eBay are a direct fit for all pre-facelift B5's that came with two piece headlights stock. The only problem with cheaper headlights is they're more prone to fogging, especially in wet/humid climates. I have Depo's and have only had a problem with the passenger side corner, other than that they're perfect.

Those black headlights are harder to pull off, but if done right you can make them look damn good. This is Aliel's car, ecodes would look tits on his car but I love how it looks with the black housings [up] [up]

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/5474PICT0809.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/5474PICT0819.jpg

CaSp3r9
06-03-2008, 11:07 PM
Pair those projectors with an HID kit from vvme.com and you'll be damn glad you did it.

tmljeh19
06-03-2008, 11:17 PM
Yep, all of those two piece headlights on eBay are a direct fit for all pre-facelift B5's that came with two piece headlights stock. The only problem with cheaper headlights is they're more prone to fogging, especially in wet/humid climates. I have Depo's and have only had a problem with the passenger side corner, other than that they're perfect.

Those black headlights are harder to pull off, but if done right you can make them look damn good. This is Aliel's car, ecodes would look tits on his car but I love how it looks with the black housings [up] [up]

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/5474PICT0809.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/5474PICT0819.jpg

what front bumper is that?

TH85
06-03-2008, 11:45 PM
you should get the valeo ecodes...i was in the same spot you are in a last year and fianlly went with it..
i got the hid kit as well and they work awesome at night!! (I have had a few wiring issues with a blown fuse but not sure what that is all about)

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/hajek85/2.jpg

Ben@SpeedBarn
06-04-2008, 05:56 AM
Yeah I cut the fenders on my 98, and it was definitley worth it! The valeos were amazing!

joes_a4
06-04-2008, 09:49 AM
where did he get those black headlights from? nice!!!