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Old 11-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #38
satrya
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Originally Posted by ubryaj8
Satrya, I'm kinda of interested in a replacement that will fill the weird shaped hole, look close to stock, and are not too expensive but thanks for the info. I may add more lights later though. Also what kinda of lights are the stock ones, driving or fog? I'm still not sure if i should get driving or fog lights.
One thing that will surely fill the weird shaped hole is this one available off
http://www.subaruparts.com/catalog/?section=12#34
(see picture below). Although, US$165 hardly classifies as "not too expensive".


If you don't mind a bit of DIY, you can find some roof flashing and trim it to fit the profile of the bumper opening. I did something similar for my my2002 impreza. The material itself cost about US$4-5 per side, available from Home Depot. The roof flashing looks like the picture below (although you'd probably want one that has a smaller opening size.

Here is a comparison between before and after adding the trim. I believe a similar thing can be fashioned for your bumper.


Regarding what lights are better, that depends entirely on what your needs are. The stock ones are supposedly fogs, although I don't recall them being that useful in general anyway.

If you want better peripheral & near-field vision, especially during inclement weather or driving in twisty roads, then projector foglights like the Hella Optilux projector types or PIAA959 Turbojector (I think that's the name) would work best. The Hella Optilux projectors are slightly smaller than the 959, with the 959 using higher wattage bulb and costing much more. The 959 might not fit the recess.

If you want lights that aid the high beams or project a long beam for long, night drives in the middle of nowhere in good weather, then driving beam pattern is probably better. One model I can think of that fits that space is the Hella Micro DE. (see a post by brunetmj on the first page on this one).

Others here may have a different opinion.
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Last edited by satrya; 11-30-2004 at 11:35 PM. Reason: Readability
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