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Re: Light Retrofit
>> From: email@example.com (Eric Schumacher)
>> A few years ago, I saw a catalog (in German) that had Audi mods including
>> spoilers, etc. One of the catalog's offerings was a four round lamp
>> (5.25 diameter lenses) replacement for the factory flush mounted H4 setup.
>> This kit was for what we call the 100/200 and what we call the 80/90
>> (they sold kits for both).
>> Interesting that in the catalog, they put Cibies in these replacement
>> setups. Aren't they from Frxxxx? On a German car?
>YES! Based on this and Nigel Banks' post, it does sound like there may
>be some retrofit options - and I'd rather have 4x round lights than
>4x rectangular lights - if for no other reason than it would make the
>other Audi types here go WOTTINHECK???? when they see it.
>I would be grateful if you could pursue this and email info to the
>list - and direct to me. BTW - don't doubt that (French, Y) Cibie makes a
>tremendous light! I have their Z-beams in my 83 280 ZXT and they are
>the finest lighting instruments I have ever driven. They are SO good
>(how good are they???) ...that on high beam, you can count the
>individual flutes in the lenses as they project down the road!
>Reflective range on high beam is at least 3/4 of a mile! Beam
>control is superb, light output is incredible, and Audi would be much
>better off to use them than the SUCKY Hellas they put in as OE in my
Absolutely agree with AL. Had Cibie 4 round setups in my Alfa and Fiat
coupes and they were without a doubt the most superior lights that I have
ever seen....except maybe my optional Euros on my '83 TQC. They had two
different options for the highs...pencils or wider/flatter beams. Both
were incredible, as were the hi/lo's, with their super sharp cutoffs.
Superior optics...period. The Hellas that I used during the same time
period were good, but definitely a step down for clarity of the beam.
>Actually, if I can get a 4x round headlight setup for my '90 200, I
>will probably go direct to Cibie, (do not even pass Hella) for the lights.
>Al Powell Voice: 409/845-2807
> ***GO, PACKERS!!!***
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