Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus
Congrats on deciding to do the projector retrofit.
I need 4.5" from the base of the stock reflector bowl to the back/inside of the clear headlight lens - I'm pretty sure I have that - looks to be about 6-7 inches of room.
What I'm a little worried about, but according to the helpful guys at TRS I shouldn't be, is they don't have a mounting plate for the H11 socket. I will have to align (twist) the projectors into perfect, horizontal alignment myself.
This means mounting the headlights back in the car with the front lenses off and aligning/twisting both of the projectors together until they form a perfect horizontal cutoff. And then, making sure I've got a solid enough mounting setup so they don't decide to twist themselves out of alignment, requiring me to remove bumper, re-crack open/heat for disassembly.
They ensured me it would not be an issue and Subarus are some of the friendliest vehicles to retrofit.
Also, the stock HID headlights have a dark grey coloring to the mirrored plastic vs. the blob of straight mirrored plastic on the non-HID headlights (another reason the HID enclosures look so much better in person.)
So, while I'm in there, I'll be spraying that and masking up some stuff. Should be an all-day ordeal, but I think well worth the effort in the end. I had to do all this on my '04 WRX & '05 LGT ('05 STi already had the grey plastic, but I removed the orange plastic piece.) So it's not hard, just takes time.
Wife was like "You're doing what to our brand new car?" lol