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re: Kamei Grille or updating the Coupe Q and lighting (a little long).

On Friday, 7 June, Ian Duff said:

>Plus, according to images on the South African Audi Web page, the new
>Cabrios have the projector bulbs, similar to the new S6s (I think). Now
>all we need to do is find a source of lights from a country that drives
>on the correct side (sorry, Matt) of the road.
>Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
>1990 Coupe Quattro

Ian, Todd:

The other BIG problem that you overlooked.  Turn Signals.  The updated
Coupe Qs (non-US) have their turn signals/foglights mounted in the

All US-spec Coupe Qs and the later V6 90s have separate bumper/spoiler
assemblies, unlike earlier 80/90 4 & 5 cylcinders (including the rare
20v) with unified bumper/spoilers.

Those projector lights also require the vacuum assisted height controllers.
Can you say $$$ or DMs?  We're talking over $1000, here. 

So if you have a US Spec Coupe Quattro, and you want the S2 or RS2 look, 
you need a hood, headlights, various grille seals, and additional apron
pieces.  And the euro bumper/spoiler with the turn signals.

I don't know about you, but I appreciate the safety of the 5 mph bumpers.
Now if someone would come up with a replacement bumper cover with 
provisions for turn signals, ala the current US VW Golf/GTI/Jetta. 

Bruce Hermann at Eurospec Sport was looking into possibly "fabbing" 
such a piece. Call him at (408) 848 2145, tell him that you're from the List.
Their Coupe Q was in a current EC issue.

Me, I'm currently happy :-) with my Euro (Bosch) Headlights, 55/100 W bulbs,
and relays with 12 gauge wiring.  Relays = big improvement over stock 9004
light output.  Euro lights = at least 300% inmprovement over stock.  
I can now see at night, in the rain.  

Last year's Audi Calendar had a sweet black S2 with the projector lights
as the November car...I can dream....

Peter Schulz
1990 Coupe Quattro (Euro lights, K&N filter charger, needing new springs & shocks)