[urq] Headlamps- 1985 4000S Quattro (UrQ too?

Tom Love theloves at localaccess.com
Sat Mar 22 10:41:56 PDT 2008

Cibie  might just be the best but due to the size I doubt that the H4 will 
give you the light you are getting out of the Euro's on your type 44. Those 
lights are larger so I am assuming that is why they are giving out more 
light than the 165mm (4x6) units. I have had similar experiences with the 
quad lighting vs the Euro's on my type 85's. One note though is with the 
highs on using 100 watt bulbs I get a tremendous amount of light out of the 
quad setup on my '84'4kq. Better than the single bulb E code H4's I run on 
the '87 4kq.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at verizon.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>; <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Headlamps- 1985 4000S Quattro (UrQ too?

On this thought, I have the earlier style where you can just replace the 
square lights.
I currently have some fairly decent and one I think is an H4 halogen ( or 
I just don't seem to be getting the light output I'd expect - OK but nothing 
like the
Eurolight setups on my Type 44's.  I still need to relay the system and am 
sure that
will help and is present action item.

I'm just wondering what are the best available lights I can install into 
those locations
for low and high beams.  I would think I could get some pretty decent 
lighting if I just
put the best ones I can in there.

I don't want to install any eurolights since I like the look of the quad 
four light
setup and even had some custom integrated covers fabricated into the 
ezels  - asked if
any interest in these some time back, but folks did not want to pay what it 
cost to have
them manufactured.  I still have the molds, but they aren't cheap - the 
Lucite is at
least $60 for the material then add the fabrication cost and they ended up 
being over
$150 for the set.  Not making a plug to sell these because it would likely 
end up being
more trouble than worth for me, but if enough interest, I'll look into it 

My main question here is if there are some decent lights I can install into 
the pre-85
quad light setup?  Maybe what you are talking about below.  Good source for 


[Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 23:15:06 -0500
From: "LL - NY" <larrycleung at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Headlamps- 1985 4000S Quattro
To: "Jeremy Vaughan" <st.hawk at comcast.net>
Cc: quattro at audifans.com, Rick Liotta <FPL.Inc at alaska.net>
<85e5c2670803212115j51e99c3ara2764aeb006a8a3e at mail.gmail.com>

Alternatetively you can try to find the bezels for the rare 85 import UrQ 
that properly
mated to the 85-87 Coupe/4K (okay 86 w/rt 4K's) grille but allowed the use 
of 4 x 6 (100
mm x 150 mm) Euro H4 and H1 drop in headlights like what came in 82 - 84 
Coupes/4K's. IF
you can find the bezels, the lamps are MUCH cheaper, and they'll have all of 
lighting of the vaunted Euros (since they are Euros). FWIW, even same sized 
US sealed
beams outperform the "aero" US DOT lamps on the 85-up 4K's and coupes, they 
work as lamps instead of glorified markers.

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