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RE: Sucky-to-the-Max (tm) US Lights
D'oh! Man, what a blunder! I was thinking euro mainland the whole time.
As my grandfather used to say:
"Here in the US, we drive on the right side of the road, but back
in The United Kingdom, we drive on the _correct_ side."
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> "Sysko, Dustin" writes:
> > Please excuse my naivete, but this seems to be a good reason that we
> > _should_ use UK lights in the USA! Nothing like seeing where yer
> > while not blinding the oncoming traffic.
> > > They're also asymmetric, pushing more light along the edge of the
> > > and
> > > deliberately away from oncoming traffic. _DON'T_ try and use UK
> > > lights in the
> > > USA.
> No, because of the assymetry. You drive on the right - so you want to
> illuminate towards the right to light up the kerbs and drain covers.
> In the
> UK, we drive on the left and so our lights throw to the left - in the
> USA you
> would blind oncoming traffic.
> If you do the Euro conversion, you need lights as used on the European
> mainland, where they also drive on the right. UK parts suppliers can
> these, if you prefer to deal in English, but you have to be specific
> where you want to use them.
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club