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Euro lights vs. H4/H1

In message <961223072933_72220.443_EHM53-3@CompuServe.COM> Andrew Buc writes:

> After being on the list for a little while now, I gather that if you're a 4000 
> owner wanting better lighting, you can install 4 rectangular QI lights in an 
> early ('80-'84) grille or the $400-a-set Euro lights in an '85-'87 grille. Has 
> anyone ever done a direct comparison? I'm guessing the Euro lights are 
> probably better, but by how big a margin?

I have the "four rectangular" setup in a 1983 Coupe GT and "proper" 1988 Euro 
lights in an ur-quattro.  I don't know how your "four rectangular" compare with 
mine, but the ur-quattros lights are _VASTLY_ better.  The main advantage is 
the larger reflector and sharper cutoff on the newer Euro lights -even with 
stock bulbs, they're worth 10 to 15 mph more on twisty roads. 

> Also, "BTDT" keeps cropping up--what's that stand for? I'm guessing "been 
> there, done that."

You guessed right.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club