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      05-04-2012 03:41 PM #36
      Sorry everyone been busy with work, the lights look great on, finish and quality are good/solid. I have the new harness coming in Monday so I will update what I find then. I am hoping if any adjustments need to be mad it will be minumal.

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      05-04-2012 05:37 PM #37
      I have a lot of experience buying from these large asian factories in china and importing goods into the US. I used to be a large wholesaler and procurement specialist importing goods sold for frys electronics, tiger direct, newegg etc.

      The one thing I can say is if you find a good reputable factory that is the certified holder of the product. Meaning they have the actual CE, RoHS, etc, etc certification and are actually ISO certified in making that product, usually the stuff can be pretty good.

      It is kinda funny how it works over there, one factory will make something and it gets hot and all the others starting ripping it off and each time of lesser quality. They will boast compliance's and certifications but it could be for a USB stick and not the actual product like headlights.

      If this is a good factory and there is a lot of of interest, it would make sense to get a pool together and do a big group buy.. the amount goes down with quantity and so does the shipping fees. 190 for one is obviously for express shipping.. a more traditional way you could get probably 6 sets for 200 bucks.
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      05-05-2012 09:24 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      Sorry everyone been busy with work, the lights look great on, finish and quality are good/solid. I have the new harness coming in Monday so I will update what I find then. I am hoping if any adjustments need to be mad it will be minumal.
      Can you post some pics?

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      05-10-2012 07:32 PM #39
      Maybe i'm impatient, but I'de really like to see how this project is coming...

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      05-11-2012 12:30 AM #40
      as far as aftermarket lights go, those look pretty legit. i'd love to see some actual photos of them on the car. i'd be all over these if i had a B7 right now
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      05-11-2012 12:57 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 1FastB5 View Post
      as far as aftermarket lights go, those look pretty legit. i'd love to see some actual photos of them on the car. i'd be all over these if i had a B7 right now
      They're okay, my fear is that they look a bit over over the top, with the added angel eyes and such. But if they can be had for a reasonable price, we're so desperate for some oem replicas these could certainly make do for a couple of months while I wait for the good stuff.

      I gotta say though that I'm skeptical about the install success at this time. If someone really got these going they'd be all over the radar with at least phone pictures.

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      05-11-2012 12:59 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      They're okay, my fear is that they look a bit over over the top, with the added angel eyes and such. But if they can be had for a reasonable price, we're so desperate for some oem replicas these could certainly make do for a couple of months while I wait for the good stuff.

      I gotta say though that I'm skeptical about the install success at this time. If someone really got these going they'd be all over the radar with at least phone pictures.
      i think i'd disable the angel eyes. i think they would look like **** -- but the LEDs look great from the photos. provided the projector lens is of decent quality, it'd be a great HID setup.
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      05-11-2012 08:09 AM #43
      sorry for the delay just waiting on one last part for the harness, I think I have ironed out the wiring part. So be patient it is driving me mad also...lol

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      05-15-2012 02:45 PM #44
      Got new harness's in but seems a few wires are still reversed, good news is I can attest that everything actually works on the lights but now I need to get it working on the same harness all at once. So looks like I will have to start switching around wires until I can match everything to the light but now I have all the materials to do so.

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      05-15-2012 03:43 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      Got new harness's in but seems a few wires are still reversed, good news is I can attest that everything actually works on the lights but now I need to get it working on the same harness all at once. So looks like I will have to start switching around wires until I can match everything to the light but now I have all the materials to do so.
      Just quick picture of the lights on the car....
      How much did they cost you?
      Where did you get them from?

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      05-26-2012 01:16 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      Got new harness's in but seems a few wires are still reversed, good news is I can attest that everything actually works on the lights but now I need to get it working on the same harness all at once. So looks like I will have to start switching around wires until I can match everything to the light but now I have all the materials to do so.
      Can we see some pics of the installed version??? pretty please???

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      05-26-2012 01:49 PM #47
      Respect, but this is far from plug and play as promised somewhere. For the trouble, I'd just as well go the Chinese OEM route. Still interested in seeing how they actually look lit up installed though...

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      06-01-2012 06:28 PM #48
      Coolcrush - hitting you up too, bro. Any updates on your Aftermarket install project?

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      06-01-2012 08:51 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Coolcrush - hitting you up too, bro. Any updates on your Aftermarket install project?
      Another harness tried another one failed lol, apparently the manufacture is outsourcing a new harness to a company in Canada with same specs so they can test accordingly. I am skeptical at this point I will wait and see if this one works then try my own, no sense spending time and money on anything until they show they can not do it themselves.
      As I said before I will give them credit they are trying to fix the issue.

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      06-22-2012 01:21 PM #50
      Okay big progress made today, received new harness from company at no charge. First they actually had the wiring right but it was upside down so I had to trim away some of the surrounding flip and to test. After some cutting I hooked everything up and everything is working, only issue I am having is a bulb out error on the parking light which has switched to the halo light. I know some of the mark 6 guys had this same issue so I will research how they fixed this over there. I believe i can do some vag work and get this to go away or just live with it for awhile. This is better than these lights just sitting unused.

      I will post pictures later of everything on but at least these will be on and useable .

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      06-22-2012 02:01 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      Okay big progress made today, received new harness from company at no charge. First they actually had the wiring right but it was upside down so I had to trim away some of the surrounding flip and to test. After some cutting I hooked everything up and everything is working, only issue I am having is a bulb out error on the parking light which has switched to the halo light. I know some of the mark 6 guys had this same issue so I will research how they fixed this over there. I believe i can do some vag work and get this to go away or just live with it for awhile. This is better than these lights just sitting unused.

      I will post pictures later of everything on but at least these will be on and useable .
      Glad to hear about progress. If you figure it out, hope they comp you somehow for doing their QA work for them. Looking forward to some photos. Do you think you'll disable the angel eyes? Seems a bit overkill with the already awesome LEDs.

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      06-22-2012 02:35 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Glad to hear about progress. If you figure it out, hope they comp you somehow for doing their QA work for them. Looking forward to some photos. Do you think you'll disable the angel eyes? Seems a bit overkill with the already awesome LEDs.
      Yeah that's what I said about doing all their work for them but you expect it when you the first to try something. Right now I got to aim the Hid's then figure out the coding, as everything i tried so far as not worked but it may be something more than a simple check box. Or I may need to run power to that line to trick the ecu.

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      06-22-2012 03:37 PM #53
      quick pictures:

      Headlights on


      Close up Headlight


      DRL's on(LED'S)


      HID's heating up


      Hid's and High Beams


      Garage shot of LED's not great but you get the idea


      Ill try and get some night shots as soon as I can. Also while doing this installed Ziaa fog-lights to match the HID's
      Last edited by Coolcrush; 06-22-2012 at 03:40 PM.

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      06-22-2012 04:01 PM #54
      Wow...they really look great..
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      06-22-2012 04:10 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      quick pictures:

      Ill try and get some night shots as soon as I can. Also while doing this installed Ziaa fog-lights to match the HID's
      Nice Audi They look sick!
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      06-22-2012 04:15 PM #56
      Yeah, you just single handedly boosted their sales by 1000%. You might want to watermark those photographs, the first thing they're going to do is steal them while they continue to claim plug and play compatibility...

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      06-22-2012 04:52 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Yeah, you just single handedly boosted their sales by 1000%. You might want to watermark those photographs, the first thing they're going to do is steal them while they continue to claim plug and play compatibility...
      Well hopefully people dont buy them unless they are ready to do some work on them. But that's not my job to police what people buy, but I will tell you this the guy I have been dealing with has been easy to deal with and has worked hard to fix the issues, not once mentioning paying extra for anything. But yeah they are not plug n play at all more like plug n play to get them to work on your end lol.
      One last thing to work out in the next few weeks and hopefully I will be done.

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      06-22-2012 05:50 PM #58
      Wow these look excellent. One request, can you do a night shot of these headlights shining on a wall so we can check out the output/cutoff of these projectors?
      Last edited by magrider; 06-22-2012 at 05:56 PM.

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      06-22-2012 08:18 PM #59
      I have the Oem Chinese headlight so far I can't get to work but I am still trying.i like the LEDs they look great I always love the Audi headlights and they look just like them. When you get them to work can you please post on how to get them to work I know I would appreciate it.and I know others would also. Thanks

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      06-22-2012 11:28 PM #60
      They look great. Even in the daytime they make the front end look higher end. The front is the one thing that bugged me about the B7. To me it looks unfinished, but i cant put a finger on why. This really changes the look...IMO.

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      06-23-2012 12:16 PM #61
      Do the halo rings light up for drl's? I can't really tell if its lit in the daylight pic or not... BTW, love the lights, they definitely look amazing. As far as the new harness they sent, could you have just re-pinned it so that it wasn't upside down anymore, so you wouldn't have to grind off the clip, or does it just not fit flipped (considering it was pinned upside down, that would actually make it correct, and not really flipped at all, kind of confusing... lol). As far as install goes, can you post some pics of the harness, as well as any mods you had to make to make it work? Thanks in advance

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      06-23-2012 12:36 PM #62
      Yeah, I might have checked in a few times last night to see if there were any additional night time pictures posted. No biggie.

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      06-23-2012 06:14 PM #63
      Will get night pics up tomorrow night as I am busy drinking with my homies as Saturday is my one true day off from everything including cars--lol. I did aim the hid's last night but my camera ran out of batteries.

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      06-23-2012 06:15 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by fiddypassat View Post
      Do the halo rings light up for drl's? I can't really tell if its lit in the daylight pic or not... BTW, love the lights, they definitely look amazing. As far as the new harness they sent, could you have just re-pinned it so that it wasn't upside down anymore, so you wouldn't have to grind off the clip, or does it just not fit flipped (considering it was pinned upside down, that would actually make it correct, and not really flipped at all, kind of confusing... lol). As far as install goes, can you post some pics of the harness, as well as any mods you had to make to make it work? Thanks in advance
      Halos do light up just to much sun to see them on those pics. A far as the harness I can rewire on if I need to but after trimming what I needed and using some solid fitments it is fully secure to the oem harness. I will work on this later down the road but it is fine for now.

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      06-23-2012 08:43 PM #65
      Looks great! Can you take another pic a little farther away? I want to see the whole look on the car. I'm not sure I"m willing to go through all the trouble of installing these but they look good!

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      06-24-2012 10:15 AM #66
      nice....

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      06-24-2012 07:14 PM #67
      Well i have the chinese headlights i got everything working but the drls are giving me a bulb out cool crush told me that it may be a low voltage so I have to see I will post it as soon as I have them working with no problems. Now a different matter I don't need help from a certain person on here and you know who u are you one way prick

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      06-24-2012 07:23 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmygez View Post
      Well i have the chinese headlights i got everything working but the drls are giving me a bulb out cool crush told me that it may be a low voltage so I have to see I will post it as soon as I have them working with no problems. Now a different matter I don't need help from a certain person on here and you know who u are you one way prick
      I think theres got to be something in vagcom to get the ecu to recognize the led's as drl's but like I said we can talk when I get back in town at the end of the week.

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      06-25-2012 01:14 AM #69
      Looks great man!, so besides the bulb out light the only issue to get them to work is the harness?, or is it more complicated?????

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      06-25-2012 07:21 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmygez View Post
      Well i have the chinese headlights i got everything working but the drls are giving me a bulb out cool crush told me that it may be a low voltage so I have to see I will post it as soon as I have them working with no problems. Now a different matter I don't need help from a certain person on here and you know who u are you one way prick

      Pics or it didn't happen. Lol.

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