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IKE20VA4
09-21-2006, 05:43 PM
So I did this in 1.5 days and it was my first time opening headlights, so go easy! :tonqe:

But I had a great time and can't wait to complete it...(right now there is only HID in the low beams)

Here's some CRAPPY cell phone pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/09-21-06_1344.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/09-21-06_1456.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/09-21-06_1457.jpg


So, on the inner (high beams) projectors which are valeo D2S projectors from an S4, I took out the cutoff shield completely and will be putting in xenon once I have the funds. Should be amazing. Even with just H7 halogen in there now, they do well.

Also while I was at it, I got rid of the clips that hold the valeos together and got some tiny nuts bolts and washers :tonqe: to put on the bottom of the low beam projectors. Made my cutoff so much more blue and purple even only using 2 #6 washers on each bolt. I'll get some pics of that tonight maybe! Well I am excited to have completed my first retro!
What do you retro masters think?

RAyala2.7T
09-21-2006, 07:51 PM
retina damage in the making![up] [up]

Poopie
09-21-2006, 09:05 PM
looks interesting. Congrats for doing it.

20A4Audi1.8t01
09-21-2006, 11:22 PM
Tiiight let us know how it turns out![up]

Daft
09-22-2006, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by 20VTURBOA4

So, on the inner (high beams) projectors which are valeo D2S projectors from an S4, I took out the cutoff shield completely and will be putting in xenon once I have the funds. Should be amazing. Even with just H7 halogen in there now, they do well.

Cool setup! I've wanted to try this just to see how it would perform. Get some pics of the beam pattern at night. I really want to see how they work.

Chard
09-22-2006, 07:54 AM
How are you going to flash your highs if you have xenons in there? It's going to take a while for the bulbs to warm up...

You did a really clean install of the projector...how did you get it in there so nicely? Any pics of the process? Looks like you cut out the whole high beam reflector area...what's filling up the empty space now?

quickglx
09-22-2006, 08:33 AM
It's not going to be as bright as your normal high beams, the projectors spread the light out too much. Foreground lighting is going to be overbearing and harm long distance sight. Plus as someone else already mentioned, the warm up time for the HIDs is not optimal for high beam use. You should have just swapped some bixenon projectors in there w/ a shutter to control the high beam portion...

John'sA4
09-22-2006, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by quickglx
It's not going to be as bright as your normal high beams, the projectors spread the light out too much. Foreground lighting is going to be overbearing and harm long distance sight. Plus as someone else already mentioned, the warm up time for the HIDs is not optimal for high beam use. You should have just swapped some bixenon projectors in there w/ a shutter to control the high beam portion...

yeah thats what i was thinking, plues don't ballast like to be run for extended periods of time at operating temp. I think the constant on off would dramatically shorten the life of the ballast.

IKE20VA4
09-22-2006, 09:21 AM
yeah, i know all about how hid doesn't like to be flashed on/off. i mainly did it to be different. i think i may have to go back in and put the cutoff shields back in place and just aim them a little higher than the low beams. but i'm going to wait until i put the xenons in there to see.

AudiBoy808
09-22-2006, 10:13 AM
Looks good man nice job.

AudiMat
09-22-2006, 12:35 PM
YIKES! Dont go by a cop with those things on you'll get pulled over in a heartbeat! I think that you will be shocked to see how bright and how much light there is scattered about without those sheilds on to direct the light. Hopefully you are just doing it for the look and are never going to use them to flash anyone oncoming to you, thats really blinding and creates a really dangerous situation!

AudiSnawb
09-22-2006, 04:11 PM
definitley a first for me, looks good let us know how the whole thing turns out

burner799
09-22-2006, 04:29 PM
http://joelglickman.com/law/rally/GolfWhite.JPG

should have just done that.

Quattro
09-25-2006, 05:42 PM
u have any more pics of the lights? looks pretty good...

IKE20VA4
09-26-2006, 10:48 AM
I'll take some more pics today. I just washed the car so it's decent now.

Rosati
09-26-2006, 11:17 AM
Look horrible.


Sorry.

IKE20VA4
01-16-2007, 01:55 PM
Oh yeah, here are the pics of when I finished...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/DSCF1093.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/DSCF1102.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/DSCF1103.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/DSCF1105.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/20VTURBO/HID%20high%20beams/DSCF1092.jpg

The beam still isn't exactly where I want it to be. I was actually pretty dissapointed in the outcome for HID high beams. Mainly I couldn't find a good cutoff even in all the custom shields I made. They look really cool to me but just don't function like I want them to. I need to find some true high beam projectors like the touareg has. Only problem is I can't find any.

LoyalTrojan
01-16-2007, 02:02 PM
Wow, thats a lot of xenon! lol

SurferForever
01-16-2007, 03:19 PM
I think you might be able to help light cali during their yearly rolling blackouts when the hot weather comes . . .

maxspeed
01-16-2007, 03:22 PM
haha, dont turn the brights off for oncoming cops.

tanklee
01-16-2007, 03:50 PM
the headlights look way off with the bumper and fenders...

SurferForever
01-16-2007, 04:05 PM
the headlights look way off with the bumper and fenders...
x2 whats up with that?
hope they arent mounted . . .

AudiSeefu
01-16-2007, 04:11 PM
in the first pics they are mounted. on the second set of pics it looks like the covers aren't even on yet. probably just seeing what they looked like and they are just sitting on the front bumper.

quadaxel
01-16-2007, 04:16 PM
whoa tri-xenon. hahah time to blind some oncoming cars. lol nice work!

creechsa4
01-16-2007, 04:33 PM
that's awesome, gonna be like friggin artificial sun up in there. gonna be meltin the back of people's heads!

kelticslob
01-16-2007, 04:54 PM
They certainly look neat. When they're lit up they look like the Terminators eyes with blue instead of red glow.

IKE20VA4
01-16-2007, 07:49 PM
in the first pics they are mounted. on the second set of pics it looks like the covers aren't even on yet. probably just seeing what they looked like and they are just sitting on the front bumper.

Indeed! You must mount them and aim them and make sure everything is aligned properly before you go and seal them up. Or you could be stuck with some horribly aimed headlights that you just wasted your time on. I think I need a back up set of headlights so I can further modify these. Now, if I put Bixenon projectors in place of both of those...that would be epic...and aim the second pair slightly outward....I am patenting that now!

seank
01-17-2007, 08:58 AM
def not my taste buy thumbs up for trying something different

Daft
01-17-2007, 02:22 PM
Now, if I put Bixenon projectors in place of both of those...that would be epic...and aim the second pair slightly outward....I am patenting that now!

That's the way to go for sure. If you can fit a pair of Bi-xenon projectors in the 1-piece housing, you're all set.

You'll have to use the hid-planet projector thread to get some sizes to work with. Most of the Bi-xenon projectors out there are very deep due to the solenoid assembly.

JBM
01-17-2007, 03:19 PM
wow looks JDM

IKE20VA4
01-17-2007, 06:13 PM
That's the way to go for sure. If you can fit a pair of Bi-xenon projectors in the 1-piece housing, you're all set.

You'll have to use the hid-planet projector thread to get some sizes to work with. Most of the Bi-xenon projectors out there are very deep due to the solenoid assembly.

Yeah. Well...back to the drawing board. I'll get it right some day. Yeah, hid-planet has some really good HID resources.

Quattro
01-17-2007, 09:23 PM
not to bad, looks like what i did haha

a longgggg time ago
=D