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#1 Old 01-11-2009, 01:53 PM
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Thumbs up 08 Wrx Hid Rerofit

I got these headlights off of ebay , used but brand new condition off of a totalled 09 . I've done retrofits before , this one is the same as others , a projector swap . I'm still waiting for my TSX projectors in the mail. Just so everyone knows, the orange reflectors can be simply unbolted and thrown in the trash , so you can have that nice clear headlight . I've only dismantled them so far , so more to come when I get my projectors , see you in a week.

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So its been a week and I'm all done , I wish I could put them on the car but its 24 degrees out and the rtv sealer is not fully cured , So I have to wait a few days .

Here is a picture of a 2008 oem light out put with a h11 HID drop in kit . (glare)



Here is my Tsx retro fit with d2s bulbs, and cleared corners with chromax bulbs . (no glare, sharp cutoff line)











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It doesnt look any different from factory lol, But the no glare pic is deff. sick!!! wish I knew how to retro fit, cause id deff. do a set. Good Job
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I want them to look stock , thats the point , I dont want a modified headlight ticket .
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Probably wouldn't hurt to have the cleared corners matched with a amber bulb. Not sure about NY. But PA will slap you with a failed inspection with that set up. For the same reason that the cops will pull you over and ticket you. The whole reason for both occurances is: for not having amber turn/side markers.
I can't remeber....but, I think I remember reading on here about corner bulbs that are clear/silverish when turned off and amber when turned on. Someone please post a link of that if you know what I'm talking about.
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Thats what they are , " amber ".........they are chrome when off , and amber when on .....You've never seen that before? I buy all my bulbs here , I found this place a long time ago , if you cant find a bulb on this website , your eyes arent open ......check it out www.autolumination.com Tail Light Brake Light Turn Signal LED Bulbs

Heres the typeof bulbs I use for most of my retrofits . Chrome when off , amber when on!!!!
Chrome Bulbs Autolumination.com
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Calm down man. I said, I remember someone posting that before. All, I asked was for a link of it. Because, I read your previous post apprantly. Good find though.
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I'm sorry, I did kinda snap at you , I see you drive a 06 sti , most people with your car do a tsx lense swap , If you ever want to do that let me know, I will walk you threw it , I've retrofitted a few dozen headlights , this is my first wrx set . This was the easiest set I've ever done , because it was a projector swap.
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If anyone is interested , I have my old set of headlights , they will fit 08-09 . I would like to sell them to someone on here the way they are ($375.00 shipped ) or retrofitted . I will only charge $100 for making them , as long as you provide a D2S hid kit of any kind and a pair of Acura TSX low beam projecters , the headlight will be plug and play and all you will have to due is mount the headlight . I will give a 1 year warranty on my head lights , not ballasts and bulbs , I stand by my work .

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I just wanted to show this for giggles , if you bend down the reflective unit inside the projector you can get a decent but not great cut off line with no glare, but with some hotspots . . But in all seriousness if you have the whole headlight apart why bother , just slap hid projectors in instead .

So here it is , a 2008 wrx with a h11 drop in hid kit with the reflective units bent down .
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Did the tsx projectors fit easily or did you have to cut the trim? Did you need other parts like shrouds to complete the retrofit?

Thanks!
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I like the idea of a stock looking HIDs, my '09 2.5RS has projector beam halogens.
will this mod work with a stock harness set up for halogens? are the power consumption ratings the same, did you splice into a harness with a relay? anyone know if an '09 WRXSTI headlamp assembly will plug and play with mine? What reputable HID conversion kits are there available?

Thanks for any help. (and contributing to the sickness.)
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Those bulbs are bad ass.
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Nice setup. I am thinking of doing something similar. Do you have any closer up pictures of the modified housing with and without the projector in it? I don't know if you had them up before, but some of your pictures are gone.
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just out of curiosity, what reflector did you bend? im sorry if thats a silly question, but im a newb when it comes to modding lights. i have a hid kit in now and it gets pretty bad glare, and i would like to try that out since its free. haha

also, any one have HIDs in their fog lights or high lights?
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