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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Allroad vs C5 A6 headlights (01)

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    I'm thinking about swapping my headlights out with some allroad ones. Is there an ideal year?

    My C5 has "hella" oem headlights which were put in by the PO. They look good and are quite bright. I clear cornered them and left a few small scratches on the chrome housing.. Ugh. Not noticeable, but still.

    Would the AR headlights be just as bright?
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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    At this point a stock AR projector (any older projector really) is going to probably kind of suck and won't necessarily be worse but they won't be an upgrade. I do prefer the dual round look over the A6 lights so I get that, but it won't really be a performance change unless you modify them at the same time.


    Depending on what year your A6 is AR lights might not even fit but you could possibly swap the ar guts over to the a6 housing.
    80 rabbit pickup, 98 TJ 4bt cummins, 00 180TTQ 6spd, 02 Freelander, 03 Allroad 2.7t 6spd swap now with K04s, 06 A3 2.0T w/GT3071R (2012 JSW TDI and 2015 GSW TDI now in TDI purgatory )

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    Veteran Member Four Rings V1nny's Avatar
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    C5 allroad headlights did not change between 2001-2005
    only difference is HID vs halogen and US vs rest of the world
    Europeans headlights look better than US.
    Allroad headlights dimensionally perfect fit only to V6 pre-facelift
    They do not fit any V8 models and would leave a gap on post facelift V6 C5
    There are also electrical differences between A6 and Allroad headlight, you would have to swap leveling motors and harness.
    Last edited by V1nny; 01-08-2019 at 09:28 PM.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Thanks for the input. My car is an 01.



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