[A4] I some questions on a 03 a4 V6
caliban at sharon.net
Sun Oct 3 22:57:11 EDT 2004
how much $?
At 8:34 PM -0600 10/3/04, Quincy Chiang wrote:
>Ecodes are european spec headlight housings. There are a few
>version on the B6 cars, A4, S4, and the newer ones with bi-xenon (or
>xenon plus) headlights. The main visual difference between
>North-American and Euro housings is that the euro ones do not have
>the amber reflectors, thus look much cleaner. They also throw out a
>much better light pattern. I have ecodes on my B5-S4, when compare
>them to my old b5-A4 which has OE North American xenon headlights,
>the difference is huge, here's proof:
>Left - European spec
>Right - North American spec (both have same wattage ballast and
>similar temp xenon bulbs)
>You can see the euros are much more focused, and the light is whiter as well.
>If you do get them, make sure to get the correct version (halogen or
>xenon), as the projector lens are designed for different
>application, ie) halogen ecode will disperse the light generated by
>xenon system badly, eventhough they are cheaper then xenon versions.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
>Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 2:15 pm
>Subject: Re: [A4] I some questions on a 03 a4 V6
>> At 12:48 PM -0600 10/3/04, Quincy Chiang wrote:
>> >- Ecodes - not only do they not have the ugly amber reflectors,
>> >also throw much better light pattern, even if you have xenons
>> >already. The difference between my ex-A4 (North American spec OE
>> >xenon) and my S4 (xenon ecodes), both B5 btw, is huge.
>> never heard of those. what are they? what is the cost?
>> >- debadge the rear - keep people guessing if it's an 1.8t or 3.0
>> >even a S4! Also helps when you detail and wax your car, don't
>> >to worry about the spaces between the badges.
>> i like having people know that my car that just smoked 'em is a
>> 1.8t :)
>> Rocky Mullin
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