[s-cars] "procrastination" and A4 big brakes HELP
djdawson2 at aol.com
djdawson2 at aol.com
Tue Sep 11 16:02:32 EDT 2007
Spinning off of Lee's offhand reference to A4's and big brakes...? I picked up a full set of B5 RS4 brakes for my little A4.? The rears were a simple bolt on... and awesome.
However, the front will require me to swap the front suspension "uprights" due to the fact that the A4 uprights have the wrong bolt pattern for caliper mounting.
If anyone has a line on a B5 S4 that is being parted out, could they send me a heads up... please.? I've been looking around for a while to no avail.? Really looking forward to bolting up those 360mm front brakes.
From: Lee Levitt <lee at wheelman.com>
To: stott at gwi.net; 'Robert Myers' <robert at s-cars.org>; s-car-list at audifans.com
Sent: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Can you say "procrastinate"?
Yes, they are more expensive...about $250 for a pair rather than
$100, IIRC, but that's not 5X.
If you're going to go through all the trouble of installing HID
projectors, and then upgrade the lenses, you might as well spend
the extra bux and do it right...
This of course is why I want to run 996tt calipers on my 3200 lb
A4 rather than Boxster calipers :)
On Tue Sep 11 12:10:30 PDT 2007, Stott Hare <stott at gwi.net>
> Only problem being the HID lenses were 5x as expensive last time
> a group buy
> was done.
> 95 S6A
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Lee Levitt
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:40 PM
> To: Robert Myers; s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Can you say "procrastinate"?
> 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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