[s-cars] Interesting read on HID conversions

Igor Kessel KBATPO at comcast.net
Mon Dec 18 13:22:05 EST 2006

I see that some folks understood my criticism of hack kits the wrong 
way. No, I didn't compare them to the OEM Audi's USA-spec criminally 
ineffective low beams. The only source of light that is poorer than that 
is the oil torch on my patio.

The HIDs are literally day and night in comparison. After all, I myself 
have installed those in both my own UrS6 and my wife's Allroad.

I am strongly advocating going the OEM route. Why bother with hack kits 
where an HID light bulb is glued to the sawn-off OEM base and stuck into 
the reflector that was never designed for this light source when you can 
get the OEM kit: the bulb, the ballast and the reflector with lens? Ebay 
is chock full of them cannibalised off wrecked cars.

Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros

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