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seanj130
10-04-2011, 08:02 AM
So yesterday I received my LED lights from Krautoparts.com. I couldn't wait to get them in that instead of waiting till sunlight, I wanted them in and wanted to use them right away.

LED lights, holy shit they are bright. They add a few years to your car (at least that what it looks like to me) They also add a whole new level of class. I have the 6k kit installed in my car now. And I absolutely love them. I should have put these in right when I bought the car.. But once again not paying hundreds for it..

I went with Krautoparts after reading some reviews, and I just could not justify spending hundreds from V-LEDS, now that there is an affordable solution, I had to pull the trigger. Next I am just waiting on LED reverse lights. It helps with my windows being 5% with.... A layer of 35% on top of that... [drool]

I got:

2-Rear map lights
3-Dome lights
4-Vanity mirror lights
1-glove box light
1-trunk interior light
2-Rear plate lights.

All for 40$ shipped to my door!

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CamrideA4
10-04-2011, 08:20 AM
Nice. I'm planning on getting that kit soon.

seanj130
10-04-2011, 08:44 AM
40$ Shipped. WHY THE HELL NOT!

melomandn
10-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Got mine too, he's a good guy and the products are all great. You're going to be so happy with the reverse lights, I absolutely love mine theyre just so much cleaner.

TConklin821
10-04-2011, 09:05 AM
He's a great guy to deal with, and a personal friend of mine. I'll be sure to let him know of your blessing [;)]

Also, yes, the reverse lights are sick.

dmaxn
10-04-2011, 09:14 AM
Love this kit since I did not have to piece everything together.

CCA4
10-04-2011, 09:24 AM
I run these too, also picked up reverse bulbs and 6000k D2S bulbs from him. Great products, great guy. [up]

musky hunter
10-04-2011, 09:30 AM
Link please.

TConklin821
10-04-2011, 09:31 AM
www.krautoparts.com

BzeB5A4
10-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Kit looks good! I chose to go with red interior LEDs (all white looks wayyy too bright lol) except for my visors. I paid a bit more so $40 for all lights is great deal!

Robb12
10-04-2011, 10:18 AM
Anybody have pics of the reverse lights?

mysman
10-04-2011, 10:29 AM
1) You want red for the dome/map lights, otherwise you'll ruin your night vision 2) most people prefer incandescent for vanity lights, white LED is too harsh. You can move those dome lights down to the puddle lights, they're the same size.

Quattro 4 Life
10-04-2011, 10:40 AM
Anybody have pics of the reverse lights?

second

seanj130
10-04-2011, 11:39 AM
Oh yea.. Even got the LED in my boost gauge :) nice little touch.

Emilgevor
10-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Hey OP glad you like the kit. It looks really nice :)
Do you mind if I use your shots for my website?

SS92
10-04-2011, 08:03 PM
He's a great guy to deal with, and a personal friend of mine. I'll be sure to let him know of your blessing [;)]

Have him hook us all up with a group buy! :)

TConklin821
10-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Have him hook us all up with a group buy! :)

He just posted above me, ask him yourself. He's on AZ all the time, but he frequents more in the B5 S4 forums. That would be the tits though.

TConklin821
10-04-2011, 08:36 PM
SS92 and whoever else may be interested. I spoke with Emil (the owner of Krautoparts.com). He said he could organize a group buy for the 13 piece PRE-FACELIFT LED interior kit. We will need TEN people interested to make this happen. Let me know here if any of you are interested. If we can get 10 people to do it, you will get it for $35.00 shipped.

That is a damn good deal. If anyone of you is interested in it, let me know as soon as possible and I'll make a dedicated thread about it. I'll be keeping my eyes on this. Jump on quick if you want em.

seanj130
10-04-2011, 09:44 PM
SS92 and whoever else may be interested. I spoke with Emil (the owner of Krautoparts.com). He said he could organize a group buy for the 13 piece PRE-FACELIFT LED interior kit. We will need TEN people interested to make this happen. Let me know here if any of you are interested. If we can get 10 people to do it, you will get it for $35.00 shipped.

That is a damn good deal. If anyone of you is interested in it, let me know as soon as possible and I'll make a dedicated thread about it. I'll be keeping my eyes on this. Jump on quick if you want em.

Glad that I missed the savings :( Oh Well. This shit is still worth it :) way better than many other options!

TConklin821
10-04-2011, 09:47 PM
I agree. Other companies (not mentioning any names) sell this same kit for over $100.00. I need ten people. If you are interested, send me a PM, if I get enough interest, I'll start a thread about this tomorrow. I'm signing off for now. Talk to yall then

SS92
10-05-2011, 03:08 AM
I agree. Other companies (not mentioning any names) sell this same kit for over $100.00. I need ten people. If you are interested, send me a PM, if I get enough interest, I'll start a thread about this tomorrow. I'm signing off for now. Talk to yall then

I'm facelifted :(

CamrideA4
10-05-2011, 04:50 AM
For $45 I'm happy to buy the kit at normal price (and did, bought it yesterday). But that's great of him to do a GB. I can't wait to get mine installed!

01'.B5.Phil.G
10-05-2011, 08:17 AM
For $45 I'm happy to buy the kit at normal price (and did, bought it yesterday). But that's great of him to do a GB. I can't wait to get mine installed!

I did the same thing when I saw this thread and bought me the facelift set for $45. The photos from seanj130 looked good, good enough that I bought it a a day before a group buy.. Oh well, I get mine sooner. [>_<]

TConklin821
10-05-2011, 10:59 AM
So no one wants to do a group buy? Damn =[ We have ten we can let go of.

TConklin821
10-05-2011, 04:32 PM
Shameless bump.

These lights typically go for $40 for pre-facelift or $45 for post-facelift. I spoke with the seller and he agreed to do a group buy, $35 shipped for pre-facelift, or $40 shipped for post-facelift. He will only be taking ten people, if you are interested, send me a PM and we'll sort it out.

FNK
10-05-2011, 04:46 PM
The glove box, the licence plate, the reverse light and the trunk are a must have, but for the other... they are stupidly bright. At least on picture. He got an order, thanks for sharing!

TConklin821
10-05-2011, 05:16 PM
I've seen this kit in numerous other cars. They aren't over bearing.

Clean S4
10-07-2011, 07:35 AM
I just opened my kit today from krauto. Nothing is marked or labled, how do I know what bulbs go where????????

b518
10-07-2011, 08:23 AM
I've seen this kit in numerous other cars. They aren't over bearing.
That's what I was waiting to hear

seanj130
10-07-2011, 08:27 AM
I just opened my kit today from krauto. Nothing is marked or labled, how do I know what bulbs go where????????

Just take out old bulb, size it up with new bulb, wahla. Send him a PM, I think he posted somewhere in this thread. I have only heard the best in terms of customer service

TConklin821
10-07-2011, 10:40 AM
Yeah it's pretty easy. Pull out the old bulb, compare, replace. But seriously, ten people don't want these at a discounted price? PM me and I'll talk to the owner about a GB.

Robb12
10-07-2011, 10:50 AM
I would if I didnt already have a kit and wasn't poor. If/when my current setup goes out I'll definitely be picking up a set of these. Still waiting on reverse lamp pics...

onemoremile
10-08-2011, 08:28 PM
I had the bright LED lights in my car about 6 years ago and switched back to stock. The problem was after a long night drive I would open a door and blind myself. Or my wife would open the mirror and blind herself. The lights are only used at night when you don't need a ton of light.

TConklin821
10-08-2011, 08:31 PM
Yeah, I understand. I just hate the gross yellow of the stock lights.

auh
10-09-2011, 06:03 AM
I'm in for the group buy! Please don't tell me though that after a week I'm only number 2. I'd love to get this kit, then figure out how to run LEDs into my outside door handles to turn on when you unlock the car.

CamrideA4
10-10-2011, 05:34 AM
I installed mine this weekend, very nice. I had one light have the end piece come off in shipping, but it was an easy 1 minute soldering fix. The lights look great, though a little more "blue" than I'd prefer. Still 100x better than stock and I'm sure I'll get used to it.

The only lights I had issues with were my license plate lights. The connection was really finicky, I had to scrub the metal plates to get them to make a decent contact. Just a slightly poor design by Audi, but I got them working (and hopefully they don't flicker). Everything else was cake.

I definitely highly recommend them, and they are not too bright. They're really actually very close to stock brightness IMO.

CCA4
10-10-2011, 05:57 AM
and they are not too bright. They're really actually very close to stock brightness IMO.

I was just going to type this same thing. I didn't think they were much brighter than the stock halogen bulbs, its just a different spectrum of light almost. They don't hurt my eyes or anything, I feel like they just produce more useable light. I can take some pics of my reverse lights tonight since no one else has, but i haz an Avant so they'd only be for comparing light output.

seanj130
10-10-2011, 08:16 AM
I think that they are WAY brighter than stock... I should have taken some before pictures. I still have my stock bulbs, maybe I will throw them in to compare.

AWDLAUNCH
10-10-2011, 08:35 AM
Message sent on GB for me


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Robb12
10-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Also, are there LED's that would fit in the side-markers?

EuroSwag
10-10-2011, 09:37 AM
Didn't see any lights in the front footwells do the come with those?
I'd be in for a group buy!

Emilgevor
10-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Preface has footwell lights?

EuroSwag
10-10-2011, 11:51 AM
Oops read wrong didn't see preface. Damn.

CamrideA4
10-10-2011, 12:00 PM
Didn't see any lights in the front footwells do the come with those?
I'd be in for a group buy!

Yes, footwell lights are included in the kit (at least they were in my facelift kit).

Emilgevor
10-10-2011, 12:02 PM
As far as I know facelift HAS footwells only in front and PREFACE does not have.
Only other cars that has footwells are B6 and B7 and B8 cars in front and rear

CamrideA4
10-10-2011, 12:51 PM
As far as I know facelift HAS footwells only in front and PREFACE does not have.
Only other cars that has footwells are B6 and B7 and B8 cars in front and rear

No need to have rear footwell lights in a B5, it's not like you can fit anything back there anyway. [:D]

EuroSwag
10-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Alright nice, hopefully ordering mine this week!

Emilgevor
10-10-2011, 01:02 PM
No need to have rear footwell lights in a B5, it's not like you can fit anything back there anyway. [:D]

Sat in the New 2008 M3 this weekend and I have to say that until then I thought that S4s had smallest rear space but after sitting in the back of a M3, S4 feels like a first class :)

TConklin821
10-10-2011, 03:13 PM
I've been talking with the owner. Here is my list for who is in for the GB

DopE_BFivE - Facelift
EuroSwag - Facelift
SS92 - Facelift
AudiTechS4 (Also wants reverse lights) - Facelift
AWDLAUNCH - Pre-face
auh - Pre-face

jaychen - Facelift
jaychen - Preface

We have 8 people. We need 2 more and we'll be ready to launch. Who else is interested?! Let's do this

DopE_BFivE
10-10-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm D...sign me up (facelift)

EuroSwag
10-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Nice, lets get this going!

AWDLAUNCH
10-10-2011, 07:58 PM
How much extra for reverse lights ?


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TConklin821
10-10-2011, 10:34 PM
I'm D...sign me up (facelift)
I added you to the list


How much extra for reverse lights ?


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I'm not sure. I'll look into it.

99A418TQ
10-11-2011, 08:28 AM
I'm in for a facelift kit, if I can get some red's for the dome and rear map.

Also I'd take the reverse lights as well.

99.5 A4

p.s. saw on his website that he's gearing up to allow color choices...which is why i asked...

perm2008
10-11-2011, 08:35 AM
I'm in for a group buy. Facelift!

h3o
10-11-2011, 08:37 AM
put me down for prefacelift

TConklin821
10-11-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm in for a facelift kit, if I can get some red's for the dome and rear map.

Also I'd take the reverse lights as well.

99.5 A4

p.s. saw on his website that he's gearing up to allow color choices...which is why i asked...

I'll ask and see what's up.

As of now, the list is full, you and perm2008 were the last ones.

h3o - I'll see what I can do.

TConklin821
10-11-2011, 09:41 AM
Here is the list the Group buy is closed.


Facelift:
EuroSwag
AudiTechS4 (Also wants reverse lights)
Jaychen
Perm2008
DopE_BFivE
99A418TQ (Also wants reverse lights)


Pre-Facelift:
AWDLAUNCH
Auh
Jaychen
h3o

99A418TQ - When he PM's you, you can ask him about the colors.

99A418TQ
10-11-2011, 10:53 AM
copy that! thanks!

EuroSwag
10-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Nice!

AWDLAUNCH
10-11-2011, 01:46 PM
Sounds good! how do we pay?

TConklin821
10-11-2011, 01:52 PM
The owner of the company should be PM'ing all of you within a day or so and he will set up payment with each of you.

AWDLAUNCH
10-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Sweet. Thanks

TConklin821
10-11-2011, 01:58 PM
Yessir.

CarExtremist
10-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Pics looks great! And I found some pink LED lights (http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Pinkish-Purple-Magenta-LED-Dome-Lights-p/led-panel-53-pink.htm) on google, can you guys help me to check if it would fit on my Audi A5? Thanks[a5]

auh
10-12-2011, 01:07 PM
got my PM already and replied back

CCA4
10-12-2011, 07:37 PM
I took pics of the reverse lights but they look like absolute dogshit because of the lighting and my phone cam. Sorry guys [:(]

b518
10-13-2011, 06:03 AM
Pics of the reds in dome?

AWDLAUNCH
10-13-2011, 08:50 AM
Soooo anyone know when he is going to message us ? I was hoping to pay by now


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TConklin821
10-13-2011, 09:11 AM
I thought he did already. I'll call him, hang on.

dmoua68
10-14-2011, 10:39 AM
Here is the list the Group buy is closed.
[facepalm] really?

the_pirate
10-14-2011, 12:44 PM
[facepalm] really?

[=(] I missed it too.

AWDLAUNCH
10-14-2011, 01:54 PM
Can we get a lower cost if these two above me sign up ?


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2stroke
10-14-2011, 02:32 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/307652_10150313099942582_713002581_8063376_4552310 26_n.jpg
seanj130

What wheels/rims have you on your A4 ?

[drive]

RBWagon
10-15-2011, 02:03 PM
I'd like to get in on the group buy if it's not too late... facelifted avant! Reverse lights would be dope too!

TConklin821
10-15-2011, 06:47 PM
seanj130

What wheels/rims have you on your A4 ?

[drive]

Looks like RS6 reps, maybe?

seanj130
10-15-2011, 08:19 PM
seanj130

What wheels/rims have you on your A4 ?

[drive]

16'' Miglia.. Very very light rims.. That is why I have not moved to the standard 18''

seanj130
10-15-2011, 08:20 PM
BTW. Still LOVING THE LIGHTS. Waiting on reverse.

AWDLAUNCH
10-16-2011, 01:43 AM
Any update ?


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2stroke
10-16-2011, 03:25 AM
16'' Miglia.. Very very light rims..

Do you mean Mille Miglia "A1" ?

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7802/1000miglia.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/1000miglia.jpg/)

Do you have any better pictures of your car showing the whole car and the wheels ?
If so.. please post !

seanj130
10-16-2011, 05:44 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253673_10150215471759501_504699500_7005217_7817835 _n.jpg

Coughdrop
10-18-2011, 11:03 AM
Just installed a set in my s4. They make the car feel much newer.

auh
10-18-2011, 11:06 AM
I got PM confirmation of my payment received.

seanj130
10-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Just installed a set in my s4. They make the car feel much newer.

That is exactly what I said!

CamrideA4
10-18-2011, 12:50 PM
My wife called the lights "harsh". Whatever, she drives a Corolla.

seanj130
10-18-2011, 02:35 PM
My wife called the lights "harsh". Whatever, she drives a Corolla.

Tell her "That why it is my car :) "

dmoua68
10-18-2011, 03:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZYH4RuIPlg

AWDLAUNCH
10-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Cool video but the music is horrible


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SS92
10-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Cool video but the music is horrible


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Dubstep is pretty lame, but I knew I recognized the song. The video was cool, the music not so much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_0dLDsc-Vw

dmoua68
10-18-2011, 09:44 PM
Cool video but the music is horrible


Dubstep isn't what I mainly listen to. But I don't mind it. Most of the time. I mainly posted it for the video sweeeet stuff!

TConklin821
10-19-2011, 04:25 AM
This is the best way to dance to dubstep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vlkWUPhJCw&feature=fvwrel

Emilgevor
10-19-2011, 07:57 AM
lol dont you guys know how to embed the videos on here?

This is by far the best dancer I have ever seen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXO-jKksQkM&feature=related

dmoua68
10-19-2011, 01:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAfhR6J6BiE
My new fav jam!

auh
10-23-2011, 10:21 PM
any status updates on the lights?

EuroSwag
10-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Mine got to my house on Friday, but that's because I live close. So they're already shipped

Aliel
10-24-2011, 01:41 AM
Mine came to Albania in Europe 5 days after I paid for them. I can tell you the guy has great service. I didn't try the lights yet because I still need to finish my car before I got with the details.

AWDLAUNCH
10-24-2011, 03:16 PM
Works good besides 3 of them.

Emilgevor
10-24-2011, 05:41 PM
I hope you guys have better luck than I did. Two of my builbs caught fire when I put them in, 2 did just work, and I cant even get my drivers side visor light to work :/

Just a reminder to you that LEDs are polar and will only work one direction. If its not turning on first time flip it 180 and give it another go. If that still does not work then check proper connection.
As for the bulbs that "caught on fire" please ether post some picture for us to see or PM me about this.
Thanks

EuroSwag
10-24-2011, 05:42 PM
Caught fire? [eek]

Emilgevor
10-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Caught fire? [eek]

waiting for pictures[confused]

h3o
10-24-2011, 06:47 PM
waiting for pictures[confused]


lol i like how the post got edited, got mine in 2 days, freakin awesome shipping times, now i just wish the other half would come home with the car so i can do the install.

auh
10-24-2011, 10:53 PM
I'm so jealous that everyone else is getting these lights in and I'm still waiting :/

AWDLAUNCH
10-25-2011, 03:30 PM
http://tapatalk.com/mu/32258095-386e-1cb3.jpg

This is the one that caught fire.


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Robb12
10-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Still no reverse light pics?

SIMPLXA4
10-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Just bought a kit hopefully I get it soon! Will post pics when installed!

seanj130
10-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Still no reverse light pics?

They are bright as fuck, tough to capture a picture. Worth the buy

seanj130
10-26-2011, 08:20 AM
Mine came to Albania in Europe 5 days after I paid for them. I can tell you the guy has great service. I didn't try the lights yet because I still need to finish my car before I got with the details.

How much was shipping on that?

Aliel
10-26-2011, 08:28 AM
How much was shipping on that?

Only $5 more than in the US. Very fair.

seanj130
10-26-2011, 08:36 AM
Only $5 more than in the US. Very fair.

Good thing they didn't come from ECS tuning LOL They would have charged you at least 100$ based on their shipping prices now..

Emilgevor
10-26-2011, 09:09 AM
Good thing they didn't come from ECS tuning LOL They would have charged you at least 100$ based on their shipping prices now..

Common that was not nice :-/

seanj130
10-26-2011, 09:34 AM
Common that was not nice :-/

Emil, do you have bulbs in your reverse for LED? If so can you please post up?

h3o
10-26-2011, 01:29 PM
so all of the bulbs are great, couple things i did have to do though, i had to cut down the little tabs on the vanity mirrors so the lights would sit flush with the plastic. If i left it on it would turn the bulb outwards really diminishing the lights, only couple things went wrong, one of my map lights got smashed on the connector side so it wouldnt sit in there right, easily fixed by taking a needle nose and smashing down the factory tabs a little. Only thing i couldnt fix was one of my footwell lights are not working, tried it both ways and both driver and passenger side, both not working. Probably gonna have to order that one bulb sooner or later

BenjaminR
10-26-2011, 01:59 PM
Well I'm sure glad that was a huge group buy a lot of people didn't get on...

Just had my license plate lights go out. Went to auto zone and they wanted $22 per light. So I ordered the kit. Pretty pumped as a lot of my interior lights are out as well.

Flyboy64
12-29-2011, 03:05 PM
I just got my interior LEDs from Krauto on christmas and due to a mix up the Map light bulbs received were the wrong ones, emailing after Christmas it was straightned out and new ones are on there way. Must say I rec'd prompt and excellent service. The lights are awesome and would definately recommend to others. Just need to order reverse lights and I'll be set.

little_wheelz
09-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Just installed my LED kit on my B8. looks great and can't beat $50 shipped to Canada for 16 bulbs! Thanks.

2001BTA4
10-21-2014, 09:35 AM
i am torn between 1156/7506 Hi-Powered 5W CREE and 1156/7506 Hi-Powered 7.5W SMD LED Bulbs . they are both hi powered but which one is brighter?

MacFady
10-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Threads two years old man, you'll be lucky to get a response. How many lumens are the bulbs, there's your answer.

2001BTA4
10-21-2014, 10:19 AM
I know, the site doesnt say how many lumens the cree one is. And its next to impossible to contact seller. No phone number or email. the Cree one is 5 bucks more, so Im guessing its brighter. More money brighter? I dont know figured someone who tried it could tell me.

Cgoon009
10-22-2014, 05:57 AM
I know, the site doesnt say how many lumens the cree one is. And its next to impossible to contact seller. No phone number or email. the Cree one is 5 bucks more, so Im guessing its brighter. More money brighter? I dont know figured someone who tried it could tell me.

superbrightleds. that is all.

seanj130
10-22-2014, 06:43 AM
@emilgevor





I know, the site doesnt say how many lumens the cree one is. And its next to impossible to contact seller. No phone number or email. the Cree one is 5 bucks more, so Im guessing its brighter. More money brighter? I dont know figured someone who tried it could tell me.




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Mad Cow
10-22-2014, 08:51 AM
superbrightleds. that is all.

That site used to be great, but I checked it out a few weeks ago and all they sell now are the standard Chinese LEDs with a seriously heavy markup. I've seen them sell $3 a pair bulbs for over $5 each, it's ridiculous. It may not seem like much but it adds up real quick if you're doing all the interior lights. Use them to find out what bulbs your car takes and buy elsewhere.

2001BTA4
10-22-2014, 09:36 AM
superbrightleds doesnt seem to have that really bright reverse light. So no one knows which ones brighter? the cree or the 12sms. I see alot of people complaining about waiting months for shipment. is that still true?