4000s headlamps (Lee Levitt)

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 08:47:13 PDT 2008

i agree. however there are kits available that use oem parts - osram,
phillips, etc. they tend to be in the 400$ range, but the failure rates for
the chinese made kits seems very high. lots of 'hey my hid burned out' posts
on the forums.

i don't know that i'd go with used oem kits either. from what i've gathered
the lifespan of the ballasts is around 8 years. unless you know they came
off of a very low mileage car, i'd get new / warranty.


> I did an aftermarket HID conversion on my S6 and I would not do it
> again. Quality of the aftermarket equipment is spotty and if you need
> a replacement bulb or ballast you're screwed. You essentially have to
> buy another kit. I also didn't like the wobble in the doctored bulbs.

More information about the quattro mailing list