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it's the shaping of the mirrors to properly focus the light beam, the HID bulbs will fit into and work in your lamp, but there will just be increased glare and they won't have the proper cutoff

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Okay, good to know. I was going to wait until I got some projector headlights anyway.
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The headlights I want to get are here.

2004-2005 Subaru Impreza WRX LED Halo Projector Headlights | Turbo Metal Reviews

These would work with the HID conversions though, correct?
No, they won't. Those are still halogen optics. And they are bad ones at that. I've previously dissected them with pictures but at the moment don't feel like looking them up. They use narrow beam optics (bad for low beams), have an extremely awkward cutoff, don't produce even light distribution (hit and cold spots), and produce glare with HIDs. As I previously stated, retrofits and STI headlamps are the only options you have.

And no offense, but those are not the most aesthetically pleasing option you could have selected. The people that tend to buy things like those tend to...well....



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Uhh YOUR wrong, in order to use HIDs all one would need is this DDM Slim HID Kits (35w & 55w) but in order for them to function to their full capability you would then need to retrofit proper optics IE 04-05 STi Headlamps
No offense, but you're arguing with someone with a high level of understanding in the lighting department. The fact that they will physically fit has nothing to do with the fact that they cannot and should not be installed without the proper optics. My suggested is to discontinue advising others to use HID kits. You're doing a great disservice.
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I have a bug eye when I bought it it had morrette heads and tails shortly after I tried a few aftermarket set ups but eventually went back to stalk lights then I bought a HID kit, I will admit the stock headlights are not the best for HID's like it was said before they don't focus the light properly and had almost no cut off. I was constantly getting flashed by oncoming traffic. so I went back to the morrette's which are projectors they are amazing. I did get a huge benefit with my stock headlights but at a cost to other drivers and those benefits were realized ten fold once I put in the morrettes. You can buy a cheap set of projectors on ebay that would work fine but if you buy an HID kit and you buy those headlamps you'll need to buy H7 bulbs instead. If your curious as to how I know this I bought them haha.
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I have a bug eye when I bought it it had morrette heads and tails shortly after I tried a few aftermarket set ups but eventually went back to stalk lights then I bought a HID kit, I will admit the stock headlights are not the best for HID's like it was said before they don't focus the light properly and had almost no cut off. I was constantly getting flashed by oncoming traffic. so I went back to the morrette's which are projectors they are amazing. I did get a huge benefit with my stock headlights but at a cost to other drivers and those benefits were realized ten fold once I put in the morrettes. You can buy a cheap set of projectors on ebay that would work fine but if you buy an HID kit and you buy those headlamps you'll need to buy H7 bulbs instead. If your curious as to how I know this I bought them haha.
I used to have HIDs in my old Morettes. The results are absolutely terrible because they bring out their horrid optic designs. You have ECE regulations to thank for that. And you still have issues with the fact that the Valeo optics in those lights still can't focus HIDs correctly because they were not designed for them. In other words, you can't HIDs in Morettes either.
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huh mine look great they don't blind on coming drivers and there are no hot and cold spots, the cut off is nice. all the problems I had with my stock headlights went away when I put the morrettes on.
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so what exactly would i need for a 2002 wrx to convert to hid?
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so what exactly would i need for a 2002 wrx to convert to hid?
A retrofit using true HID optics.
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Uhh YOUR wrong, in order to use HIDs all one would need is this DDM Slim HID Kits (35w & 55w) but in order for them to function to their full capability you would then need to retrofit proper optics IE 04-05 STi Headlamps
yes that would work but because his headlights are halogen to proper run hids he would need to install hid projectors i.e such as D2S because they project the light properly and provid the correct cut off.

so you need HID projectors or HID reflective houseing you can check out Lightwerks if you want to learn more about it they are a projector retrofit service
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ermmm i have no idea which kit i need....
i have a 11 WRX and im kinda new to this stuff so. some help please?
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ermmm i have no idea which kit i need....
i have a 11 WRX and im kinda new to this stuff so. some help please?
You need 2011 WRX Premium or STI headlights first.
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What exactly do I need to order to convert my 06 WRX to HID's?

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