it is a different bulb size... The mirror pattern behind the beam is split 3 ways on the e-codes and they have city lights. The E-codes for GTI's are made of glass too.. Overall the spread is alot better and brighter..
The difference on my Golf was noticeable – the beam pattern of the E-codes was much better and brighter than the stock NA headlamps. Coupled with decent bulbs, I was able to see more of the road. From my understanding, the Jetta will experience even better results because the main lamps are H4s and not H7s like the NA headlamps.
Naw, the Canadian Jettas and Golfs do not have e-codes, they have DOT headlight assemblies just like the American ones.
The e-codes have a different reflector design, and coupled with good bulbs (ie: Philips VisionPlus) they will throw a more "useful" amount of light onto the road.
For right-hand drive vehicles, the e-codes have a beam pattern that looks like this:
The cut-off is very sharp, but be sure to get your e-codes aligned from the dealer (tell them to use the Hella beamsetter machine) because it made a big difference on my car when they were aligned vs. not aligned.
I have the e-codes w/ VisionPlus low beam bulbs on my GTI and the output is significantly better than stock. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Hey Knockwurst, call me dumb, but what does CAI stand for? The only thing I can think of is Charge Air Intercooler. Thanks...
what's a charge air intercooler? So far i've seen CAI in reference to "cold-air intake" ...[HR][/HR]
A fancy name for an intercooler that I've seen before. I realized cold air intake when I read someone elses sig. file that said CAI w/ K&N. That kind of gave it away. Thanks. Long day at work...
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