Sylvania 9004 ST in Audi 200?

Lino M. Valadas Lino M. Valadas" <l.valadas@rogers.com
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.

HTH

Lino

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Arkle" <dave@expertfriend.com>
To: <quattro@audifans.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
installed
> hi-wattage bulbs in the OEM buckets without problems. Is this something
that
> I can do in my 5ktq also? Has anyone experienced problems doing this?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dave Arkle
> DoD #11011
> 96 Daytona 1200
> 84 V65 Sabre
> 67 Buick LeSabre
> 87 Audi 5KTQ
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Benjamin Weste Pearre" <bwpearre@alumni.princeton.edu>
> To: <quattro@audifans.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?
>
> Cheers!
> -Ben
>
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