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      01-16-2012 11:07 AM #71
      I'm taking the risk and throwing in a set of xentec hids in my low beams. I have yet to find somebody who had the issue with these. I've also pm'd a couple people who have been running them without issue for some time.

      I'll report back. at $32 shipped you can beat xentecs.
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      01-16-2012 02:52 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      VVME, 2nd set, no blown motors.
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      My 07 still on its 2nd kit and, almost 100k miles from install, still presented no issue. (VVME and RetroSolutions Digital) Ive turned on wipers when I already have headlamps On or vise versa.
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
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      01-16-2012 06:09 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
      My ballasts are just attached to the plastic mud-guard behind the fogs. They plug directly into the OEM connectors and I electric-tape wrapped the connection.
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    4. 01-16-2012 08:55 PM #74
      so no1 issues with well done so far?

    5. 01-16-2012 11:43 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
      The ballasts are attached specifically under the recessed area under the headlamp housing.

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      02-26-2012 11:53 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by youmeill View Post
      Is the H7 kit a 6000K bulb? What is the wattage? I want to upgrade to HIDS for my A3, but it doesn't have the projector housing. Will this work with the reflector housing?
      it WILL work, but you run the risk of blinding everyone on the road with reflector housings...its what stopping me from puttin HID in my headlights until i get projectors
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    7. 02-27-2012 09:46 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by x SMURF x View Post
      it WILL work, but you run the risk of blinding everyone on the road with reflector housings...its what stopping me from puttin HID in my headlights until i get projectors
      I agree with above (how many times have i been blinded by big trucks or older model Hondas and Toyotas with awful light throw from using HIDs with no projection.
      Having said that, if anyone was daring enough to actual see if this claim from retrosolution that there is no glare on their kits (i use this brand, but i have projections)
      http://www.retrosolutionsllc.com/ser...VERSION/Detail

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      04-28-2012 06:10 PM #78
      I got the H7 Well done kit for my A3, and tried to install them with my FK Angel Eyes, but apparently the H7 bulb provided with the kit is too long, and doesn't fit the Housing.

      Just a warning for anyone else looking to do the same.

    9. 04-28-2012 06:33 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Zain_C View Post
      I got the H7 Well done kit for my A3, and tried to install them with my FK Angel Eyes, but apparently the H7 bulb provided with the kit is too long, and doesn't fit the Housing.

      Just a warning for anyone else looking to do the same.
      hmmn that sux-- Im using RetroSolution's H7 HID bulbs (previously was using VVME) and the HID bulbs were interchangeable with whichever Ballast). I think perhaps they (retro and VVME )are interchangeable (looking at the wires on the OP) with the WellDone kit?
      Last edited by tiptronic; 04-28-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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      04-28-2012 07:26 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      hmmn that sux-- Im using RetroSolution's H7 HID bulbs (previously was using VVME) and the HID bulbs were interchangeable with whichever Ballast). I think perhaps they (retro and VVME )are interchangeable (looking at the wires on the OP) with the WellDone kit?
      Ya I think that might be a possiblity, I'll have to look into it. Pretty bummed though. Got my headlights replaced for the FK Angel Eyes so I could put in the xenons, only they don't fit. And i'm seeing that now with the bumper back on, putting in the xenons is going to be hard.

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      04-28-2012 09:32 PM #81
      You will have to mount the balast on the side of the housing... That's what I had to do.

      Here is the link you asked for BTW... http://retro-solutions.net/product-i...IT-pid663.html

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      04-30-2012 02:37 AM #82
      retro solutions blew my wipers.

      I am too afraid to every try it again haha. Unless a ton of people can confirm the well done ones work.

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      04-30-2012 03:10 AM #83
      I think the trick is to make sure that you don't turn on your wipers while the HIDs are still warming up.

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      04-30-2012 11:05 AM #84
      I've been using my Well Done HID it for a year without any issues in the rain. No problem when turning on the wiper first and then lights. You can actually place the ballast within the light housing. No need to mount it outside. The unit doesn't get hot. Dave from Welldone recommended this as they've been doing in Europe.

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      05-05-2012 03:22 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by dooky View Post
      I've been using my Well Done HID it for a year without any issues in the rain. No problem when turning on the wiper first and then lights. You can actually place the ballast within the light housing. No need to mount it outside. The unit doesn't get hot. Dave from Welldone recommended this as they've been doing in Europe.
      Do you have the FK Angel Eyes? What headlight housings are you using?

      @Tiptronic and @Gryphon001: I'm noticing one of my headlights (on the passenger side), the low beam is aimed downwards. I think I read somewhere that the two white screws on top of the headlight can adjust the vertical/horizontal alignment. Do either of you guys know which screw it is that adjusts the vertical alignment?

      There's one on the center of the headlight, and there's one on the far side, closer to the fenders.
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    16. 05-07-2012 09:50 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Zain_C View Post
      Do you have the FK Angel Eyes? What headlight housings are you using?

      @Tiptronic and @Gryphon001: I'm noticing one of my headlights (on the passenger side), the low beam is aimed downwards. I think I read somewhere that the two white screws on top of the headlight can adjust the vertical/horizontal alignment. Do either of you guys know which screw it is that adjusts the vertical alignment?

      There's one on the center of the headlight, and there's one on the far side, closer to the fenders.
      The adjustor towards the center is the vertical adjustor. Best to park your car face towards a wall about 15ft away so you can see your cutoffs .

      My conclusion/assumption as to why some A3s did not have any issues, perhaps the way the car was grounded from the factory. Unfortunately, the question WHY still remains...

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      05-07-2012 10:44 AM #87
      What does the Well-Done kits have that the other kits lack ????
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    18. 05-10-2012 01:42 PM #88
      I tried emailing Well-Done but received no reply still after 4 days. Just wanted to know if the kit fits a 2012 A3 with OEM halogen bulb housings. Want to convert my halogens to HID, but it needs a special bracket cap.

      Thanks

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      05-10-2012 11:52 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by yonseispeed View Post
      I tried emailing Well-Done but received no reply still after 4 days. Just wanted to know if the kit fits a 2012 A3 with OEM halogen bulb housings. Want to convert my halogens to HID, but it needs a special bracket cap.

      Thanks
      might wanna invest into projectors or else everyone is gonna be blinded

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      05-11-2012 10:30 PM #90
      Just spoke to daniel from well done. He does say it needs a special metal bracket for the 2010-2012 A3s but? He said it would work with no problems, i asked him about a group buy but still havent received a reply.
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      08-13-2012 09:43 PM #91
      hey guys, I have had these lights for a year now and I am getting tired of how weak they are.



      http://turbometal.com/lighting/proje...hts-black.html

      Can you recommend a working solution to get more powerful lights. I dont want to blind anyone though I just want to be able to see better at night. What is the final word on the HID kit?

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      08-13-2012 09:49 PM #92
      Looks good rick..

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      08-14-2012 11:20 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Greddy87 View Post
      Looks good rick..
      Thanks, that was my old setup with the cheap leds that die out.

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      08-17-2012 09:21 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by rick89 View Post
      Thanks, that was my old setup with the cheap leds that die out.
      Hey Rick, did you convert them to HID?

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      08-18-2012 10:57 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by a3ressurection View Post
      Hey Rick, did you convert them to HID?
      I got to clear my inbox lol. I had my headlights refitted with new parts inside and i converted it to HID's. I also changed the lens inside the projector because the one that comes with it does not work properly for HID's.

      Check this thread out:

      http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...adlights-on-A3

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      08-18-2012 03:46 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by rick89 View Post
      I got to clear my inbox lol. I had my headlights refitted with new parts inside and i converted it to HID's. I also changed the lens inside the projector because the one that comes with it does not work properly for HID's.

      Check this thread out:

      http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...adlights-on-A3
      THANKS RICK! This is exactly what I was looking for
      I need to start upgrading these asap cuz these lights are really weak out of the box.

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      08-19-2012 03:08 PM #97
      Is there any coding that can be done in Vagcom? Retro-solutions claim. if the kit is good quality AC digital with a relay harness, minor coding in vagcom we should be good to go. Anyone out there try this yet, i'm honestly about to bite the bullet, I need HID's on my car!!
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      08-20-2012 10:22 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by A3Performance View Post
      Is there any coding that can be done in Vagcom? Retro-solutions claim. if the kit is good quality AC digital with a relay harness, minor coding in vagcom we should be good to go. Anyone out there try this yet, i'm honestly about to bite the bullet, I need HID's on my car!!
      Setting up your car with VAGCOM, adding relays, etc, will be useless.
      The wiper motor will blow away no matter what if you use a regular aftermarket HID.

      You have 2 options:
      - OEM HID from Audi
      - Welldone HID for Audi A3

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      08-21-2012 09:03 PM #99
      Dani is a stand up guy, met up with him in NY and got a chance to really see this Well-Done kit in person.. Man, is this thing truly different than any aftermarket kit out there! NOW i truly understand why it's OEM or Well-Done. I'll post a thread sometime late this week after I install them since i'm having some minor fueling issues and car is parked.
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      08-23-2012 05:51 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by theblue View Post
      I'm taking the risk and throwing in a set of xentec hids in my low beams. I have yet to find somebody who had the issue with these. I've also pm'd a couple people who have been running them without issue for some time.

      I'll report back. at $32 shipped you can beat xentecs.
      Some people blowed away his wiper motors with Xentec HID.

      You can ask "A3Performance". He is posting in this thread.

      It took five 5 minuts after the installation for the wiper motor to stop working.

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      08-23-2012 11:22 PM #101
      I installed Xentecs and what a piece of **** they really are, 5 minutes after installation killed my wiper motor. I took the liberty of opening up the ballast to see how it ticks and the quality behind it made wonder WTF why would I even put this on my car in the first place.... Well-done kit, hands down all day!
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      08-26-2012 10:45 AM #102
      heres my alternative if you guys have halogens:

      GET THE HID LOOK. WITHOUT BLINDING ANYONE


      I did this the other night. I used to have 8k HIDS in my halogens on my golf and I used to get complaints that I would blind people driving etc etc. With these Nokya they look like HIDS but still act as normal headlights. AMAZING I must say.



      - for headlights

      - for fogs


      now if I can figure out how to get rid of these ugly cornering lights and DRL it would look perfect

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      08-26-2012 11:53 AM #103
      Colored bulbs...
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      stick that in your "fleshy patch"

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      08-26-2012 02:55 PM #104
      I've got the Nokoya's as my Fogs and they look fine to me. As for the well-done kit, I honestly don't have that glare issue that most experience with Xenons in Halogen head lamps. This kit is top notch and the best i've seen so far as an aftermarket kit available for any car. Truly an OEM competitor, hands down!
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      08-26-2012 04:17 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      Colored bulbs...
      ?? not sure if serious ??

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