Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?
Lino M. Valadas
Lino M. Valadas" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:42:15 -0500
I installed higher wattage Xenon bulbs on my 89 200q. I did use relays (2
per side. Overkill). No damage to the sockets after one year.
Is it brighter? Yes. Can you see further out? Only a slight improvement.
Probably not worth the cost (relays bulbs wires etc.) and the time I spent
on it. If you plan to keep the car for a while and want good lighting go
with the Euros. I went that way with my Ur-q and do not regret it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Arkle" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?
> This question leads me to a f/u. In many cars in the past, I have
> hi-wattage bulbs in the OEM buckets without problems. Is this something
> I can do in my 5ktq also? Has anyone experienced problems doing this?
> Dave Arkle
> DoD #11011
> 96 Daytona 1200
> 84 V65 Sabre
> 67 Buick LeSabre
> 87 Audi 5KTQ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Benjamin Weste Pearre" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 8:30 PM
> Subject: Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?
> Hi, I'm back again, now with 175k miles on my 1990 200AQ, and the
> headlights are _still_ too dim.
> I've seen some posts about using a relay to draw juice straight off
> the battery, but I haven't done this yet. I assume it's not hard -
> anything I should know?
> I was at my local car-parts store, trying to get a couple of new
> headlight bulbs (they seem to get dimmer over time, or is it my eyes?)
> and the guy in the store recommended Sylvania's 9004ST, "Silverstar".
> They cost $20 each, but he claimed that they're much brighter than my
> current bulbs. I don't know why they would be - they draw 45/65 watts
> as before - but I assume he knows what he's talking about. Worthwhile?
> If not, Sylvania also makes 9004 Long Life bulbs - are _these_ worth
> it? Or should I stick to the standard ones?
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