[s-cars] Can you say "procrastinate"?
lee at wheelman.com
Tue Sep 11 14:40:12 EDT 2007
Hold on there Bob!
I would not install the Euro lenses over HID lamps. If you're
going to bother with swapping the lenses, buy a set of the HID
lenses from PG Performance.
The difference is that the HID lenses have little or no fluting,
whereas the Euro lenses have a moderate amount. What this means to
you is that with the Euro lenses, the HID beam pattern will be
somewhat distorted, on the order of 10-20% (guessing).
With the HID lenses, you'll get less dazzle (uncontrolled light)
and more illumination where you want it (or at least where it's
supposed to go!).
I've got two sets of HID'ed euro lamps in my driveway, and as soon
as I can't find anything else to spend the money on, I'm going to
buy a couple of sets of HID lenses...
Just my .02.
'01 A4 stock xenons
'99 A6 allroad xenons
'97 A6 HID'ed euros
'96 A6 HID'ed euros
On Tue Sep 11 09:16:58 PDT 2007, Robert Myers <robert at s-cars.org>
> Hi Y'all,
> I'm _FINALLY_ ready to install the Euro lenses on my '95.5 urS6
> HID'd headlights. It looks like replacing the lenses should be
> pretty straightforward except for the usual "gotchas". Looks
> like pull the headlights, snap off the several spring clips and
> separate the lens from the light body/reflector assembly and then
> reassemble w/ the new lenses. It also looks like there is some
> sort of gasket (adhesive?) to deal with. So what are the
> gotchas? Do I need anything special or unusual for the job?
> Surely it can't be as simple as it looks at first glance.
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