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Old 04-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Finally got the chance to retrofit my 2012 Impreza Sports Premium

Big thanks to www.theretrofitsource.com
I wonder if I'm the 1st if not only to retrofit this car. LOL!
Parts list:
-Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III kit
-Morimoto 5Five 50W 5000k D2S kit
-Blazers projector fogs
-Morimoto 3Five 35W 3000k 880 kit









My garage is really small as you can see.


I'm so glad I went this route. I love everything about it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Super clean install! Those new headlights look perfect for a retrofitted projector.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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50W in a Mini D2S is generally a bad idea. The bowls will burn in time and you will lose output. I suggest 35W bulbs and ballasts to avoid this.

Otherwise clean install. How'd you mount the fog lights behind the stock lens?
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Yeah I did alot of questionings at the retrofitsource.com and the guy reassured me that using the 50w ballasts with 50w hid bulbs won't give as much heat as compared to using a 50w ballasts with a 35w hid bulbs which overpowers them which creates alot of those heat issues and shorten the lifespan of the bulbs too. Plus the 50w hid bulbs glass capsule is made thicker from the 35w ones which suppose to help out with the heat problem. I think you are referring to the Mini H1, which don't have the 50W option when you make an order, plus the back reflector bowl is so much smaller as well, which makes it not compatible with the 50W setup. As for the foglights. here's a couple of pics I did.

Cut a hole big enough to fit the foglights.

And I just use the leftover headlight sealant to seal all around the edges and then I just use the stock foglights mounting brackets to mount the whole thing. I used a little bit of JB Weld to secure the Blazers mounting holes to the oem brackets and it seems to work well. Sorry I didn't take any pics of the completed mounting of the fogs as it was getting really late and we hurried to get it all done.

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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Great work!
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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Default Now on to the interior lighting?

I just picked up my 2012 Sport Premium, making us a 2-Subie family. I am looking for suggestions on footwell lighting like we have on our 2011 Forester. When I get that done I wanted to modify my fog lights just the way you did. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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I think you are the first haha, looks good and makes the car look more aggressive
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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Very nice
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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Thanks alot guys for them big ups! I just realized I never posted the beam pattern pics with low and high beam on.

I'm pretty sure you guys noticed the color differences in the high beam compared to the low beam. Its because my stock halogen high beam is on at the same time to give it that color tint.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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VERY nice. Are your halogen highs well aligned as well, or did you screw it up by aligning the HIDS?
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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can't really tell. it seems to blend in with the hid pretty well. lol!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #12
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Looks like they blend pretty well with the halogen high beam. What are the bulbs for the high beam on the 2012? Wondering if you can throw 9011 or 9012 HIR in there.

Is it possible your camera was not in manual mode (fixed settings) because it looks like the camera tuned down the exposure on your highs picture. Look at the truck wheels on the right, they are darker in the highs picture, which is obviously not the case in real life. It would be interesting to take 2 pics in manual mode with same settings to compare the lows and the double highs
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #13
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My camera is on manual mode but I'm a noobie with DSLR camera and I think I adjusted the shutter speed because it was showing overexposure on the meter when the high beam was on. It was really bright. I think I should re-take the pics and not re-adjust the shutter speed when the high beam is on. I am using a sylvania ultra silverstar 9005 for the stock high beam though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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Ok that makes perfect sense!
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #15
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Hey everyone! I call this, my retrofit v2.0 coming soon!....LOL!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #16
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Finally done!







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Old 04-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #17
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Wow this came out great!
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #18
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Love this. Should have been available this way as a factory installed option.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #19
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^ If it were, it'd cost 1200$
Good job!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:20 PM   #20
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Thanks alot guys! In a way I'm glad it didn't came from factory like this because now my impreza is one of a kind. lol!
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #21
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Is there any place that even sells any performance parts or body kits for the 2012 Subaru Impreza?

Exhaust kits
Body kits
Projector headlights
Air intakes
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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Not that I know of. I'm looking for some performance strut bars but the only thing available is from subaru dealer and its too damn expensive.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #23
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Thanks alot guys for them big ups! I just realized I never posted the beam pattern pics with low and high beam on.

I'm pretty sure you guys noticed the color differences in the high beam compared to the low beam. Its because my stock halogen high beam is on at the same time to give it that color tint.
The Canada version 2012 impreza has the auto leveling headlight.Do you think I would it loss the auto leveling if I retrofit the headlight like urs?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #24
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I don't think you would lose it. The projector bolts onto the original reflector housing so I can still use the original levelers. So you should be fine.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #25
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Finally done!







OMG dude, that looks AMAZING! I've been thinking about doing a retrofit, but doubt my abilities... wouldn't want to screw anything up. How much would you charge to do this for someone else?
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