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2008 Wrx Hid Install (low And High Beams)

So I installed my hid kits , 4300k ~ The ballasts are stacked on top of each other on the upper frame of the car .
I did have to cut the tray for my short ram intake so it would fit , the ballasts were in the way . I'm so happy I didnt have to pull the headlight and retrofit it with projectors ......the stock low beam cutoff line is sharp enough for me with no glare.












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Nice, too bad you didn't get before and after night time shots. I bet those HID high beams are rediculous.
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[QUOTE=turmic;200671]Nice, too bad you didn't get before and after night time shots. I bet those HID high beams are rediculous.[/QUOTE

There is a huge difference between the old halogens and new hids , but the cutoff line remains the same with little glare . I will take some night shots asap , I've been busy .
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Heres a 4300k , low beam and high beam picture , enjoy .


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So after being high beamed so many times because of glare I retrofited my lights with TSX projectors , they have been on the car since 2009 .



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Well done! Way to do it the right way! I'm sure there are plenty of people with 06+ that would love to see a how to with the TSX retrofit. I also have 5000K HIDs in my high beams. They're so bright once the bulb is warmed up, but it does kinda trip you out when you first flip them on and it seems like there's no light coming from them!
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So I installed my hid kits , 4300k ~ The ballasts are stacked on top of each other on the upper frame of the car .
I did have to cut the tray for my short ram intake so it would fit , the ballasts were in the way . I'm so happy I didnt have to pull the headlight and retrofit it with projectors ......the stock low beam cutoff line is sharp enough for me with no glare.
Glad to see that you have since learned that you were sadly mistaken in your original post. You cannot use HIDs in halogen projectors. But the fact that the 2 of you are actually using HIDs in high beams shows you know absolutely nothing about HIDs.
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Glad to see that you have since learned that you were sadly mistaken in your original post. You cannot use HIDs in halogen projectors. But the fact that the 2 of you are actually using HIDs in high beams shows you know absolutely nothing about HIDs.
Glare means nothing in your high beams. No one else is around to see them, so why not get the benefit of them? The fact that the lights are significantly brighter is why we use them in our high beams. I often times am on dark canyon roads with no one around. Brighter lights in my high beams is definitely needed and I don't require the use of auxiliary lights. Good thing the car has that handy little wand on the left of the steering wheel to turn them off, eh?

The reason you get glare from lights with halogen housings and HIDs as the bulbs has to do with the ignited section of the HID bulb being bigger than that of a halogen's filament. The light output is still greater, so that brings me to the conclusion that maybe you don't understand HIDs. I am actually quite knowledgeable about lighting/electrical, and don't belittle people because I understand more than they do.
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Glare means nothing in your high beams. No one else is around to see them, so why not get the benefit of them? The fact that the lights are significantly brighter is why we use them in our high beams. I often times am on dark canyon roads with no one around. Brighter lights in my high beams is definitely needed and I don't require the use of auxiliary lights. Good thing the car has that handy little wand on the left of the steering wheel to turn them off, eh?

The reason you get glare from lights with halogen housings and HIDs as the bulbs has to do with the ignited section of the HID bulb being bigger than that of a halogen's filament. The light output is still greater, so that brings me to the conclusion that maybe you don't understand HIDs. I am actually quite knowledgeable about lighting/electrical, and don't belittle people because I understand more than they do.

If you know a lot about them, then when did you think I was talking about glare?

A.) HID bulbs require a good warm up period. Frequently turning them off and on will be a death sentence to the bulbs. This is the reason that all cars that come stock with HID high beams use..........bi-xenon.

B.) HIDs require higher draw during warm-up than halogens. Frequently turning them on and off can cause the stock wiring to overheat.

I belittle because I expect people to do a little bit of research before committing themselves to something. A highly unrealistic expectation, I know.
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If you know a lot about them, then when did you think I was talking about glare?

A.) HID bulbs require a good warm up period. Frequently turning them off and on will be a death sentence to the bulbs. This is the reason that all cars that come stock with HID high beams use..........bi-xenon.

B.) HIDs require higher draw during warm-up than halogens. Frequently turning them on and off can cause the stock wiring to overheat.

I belittle because I expect people to do a little bit of research before committing themselves to something. A highly unrealistic expectation, I know.
Our cars don't have a single bulb for low and high beams, requiring any retrofit to be a single beam, and not bi-xenon.

I'm willing to replace the HIDs more often when they burn out. I don't turn them on and off frequently. I, in fact, really only use them in the canyons around here.

Regarding the wiring and load increase, that's why at least on my own setup I have a separate relay for the high beams. The load comes directly from the battery and not the stock wiring.

I'm not trying to bicker with you. I just want to point out that there are proper ways to do things, and I do agree that people should research before doing something potentially detrimental to their vehicle, but I'm not going to be a jerk about it.
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Guys, have you seen how much a new replacement bulb is for HIDs?

And to top it ALL off... If one goes out... you have to buy the pair.... Dealer a couple years ago quoted me 180.00 a piece... hahahahha.

Went and found some Sylvania bulbs for 110.00 shipped for both...

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Guys, have you seen how much a new replacement bulb is for HIDs?

And to top it ALL off... If one goes out... you have to buy the pair.... Dealer a couple years ago quoted me 180.00 a piece... hahahahha.

Went and found some Sylvania bulbs for 110.00 shipped for both...

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