Well after all that, my Kit showed up at 8am this morning, only 3 working days from China !
The build quality and finish of the kit is fantastic I have to say, as they say " you couldn't make if for that much"
Not one to mess about I got to the office this morning and got the truck in the workshop and started stripping down the front and fitted the kit. It took me just under an hour to fit and was quite simple to do.
The results are amazing going from Halogen to Xenon, the STD lights in the truck really are poor and you have a better vantage point to start with sitting up high. There just like any other factory fit kit, you turn the switch and they flicker as they charge up and that’s it.
As for dip and main beam the bulb is on all the time and it is just 1 tube that does both dip and main, the part that makes them swap over is done by moving the unit so part of the tube is blocked using a guard thus reducing the emitting light. There is a solenoid that flicks the tube in and out as per the animated clip adjusting the exposed part. It does go with a bit of a clunk but nothing major.
So if you flashed with this bi-xenon kit with dip beam already on the flash is instant, if you flash with no lights i.e. day time the kit comes on fully for a few seconds then goes off so not so much a flash but an on/off. I’m sure a £300 kit may have a better flash facility but for £68 im not complaining.
I don’t think loosing an instant flash is much to worry about, having the xenon’s for general driving far out ways that, if any of you out there have other cars with non Xenon’s id seriously consider a kit especially now winter is here. Getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark is no fun now.
At the weekend when I have time ill open the bonnet on the R32 and see if a kit will fit easily for converting main beam on the mk4’s I know its tight but im sure there will be room for the ballast resistor packs somewhere