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Old 11-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #39
Ginseng
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Member#: 3800
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: NoVa
Vehicle:
2002 WRB WRX Sedan
2011 Sky Blue Forester Pr

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I just did this mod on my wife's 2011 Forester Premium and not only did the output jump visibly and the color get less yellow, I took a measurement with my handy dandy luxmeter and got these readings. At approximately 1M, the stock H11 bulbs = 15K lux, H9 = 22K lux. That's a significant 47% increase in peak brightness. Don't have to squint to see that. This was using bottom of the ladder Sylvania H9 (made in Germany) bought at the local AutoZone for $15 per.

Trimming the plastic tab was relatively easy. I used an X-Acto knife and a 1/4" chisel. Trimming the metal mounting tab, that was a pain.

I'm very pleased. Now just waiting on the HIR1/9011 for the high beams.

Wilkey
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