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Old 09-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #151
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I have not had to trim this.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #152
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I have not had to trim this.
Thanks! Anyone else with a 08+ wrx been able to skip this step?
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #153
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Same. I didn't trim mine.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:33 PM   #154
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Same. I didn't trim mine.
Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #155
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I like my hyper whites, but others seem to like the regular phillips H9. It boils down to personal preference.
Who makes those hyper whites?
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #156
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Who makes those hyper whites?
Head lightbulbs.com
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #157
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I put in my Hella H9's last night - I modified them before even checking fitment. From the looks of it, I may have been able to get away without modifying anything, but *shrug* its done and they work
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #158
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I like my hyper whites, but others seem to like the regular phillips H9. It boils down to personal preference.
So could you just stick with the h11 then?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #159
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So could you just stick with the h11 then?
well, the issue is the lumens (sp) that they put out.

the H9 put out almost double what the H11's put out. so they shine better down the road.

it's hard to explain with pictures posted online. i came into my WRX from a Legacy, i instantly noticed that the low beam lights were "Bla" for my taste.


-i only went with the hyper whites because of personal preference. i could have put a plain ol' H9 in there for about $10/ bucks per bulb. instead, i ordered the ones i got. i am very happy with the outcome.

no more "Bla" H11's

-consider me a poser if you wish. although i've yet to see a WRX Limited or STi in person, so I'm not sure how good those OEM HID's look.

i like the clean look of my car at night now way better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #160
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Oh no I completely understand. I came from a Altima se-r that had hid and I miss it so I will be picking up the hyper whites. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #161
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When i got my 2013 WRX my biggest gripe was how crappy the headlights were. Was going to order a PNP HID kit until i found this thread. After reading about it i decided to go the H9 Route. Did PIAA H9's (#19665) today. Will give them review tonight when i drive it after dark as well as some pics.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #162
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So after putting in the PIAA Xtreme White H9's and going for a drive the difference is huge!
They are easily twice as bright as before with a much nicer color and light pattern. I am very happy i did this. Pics to follow.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #163
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Are the PIAA Xtreme a 65w bulb or a 100w ones?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #164
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The ones I installed were the 65w.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #165
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nice. waiting for pics.


i'm really happy with mine. i was not happy with the H11's in my WRX. funny because the H11's were fine in my 5th Gen Legacy.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #166
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100W would eventually fry your cables or connectors. Also, the increased perception of brightness from the H9 upgrade is - unlike 99.9% of hypersuperblue bulbs - real and objective. 2100 vs 1350 lumens is raw scientific data, not "omgbutitssobtight" BS.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #167
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Light output wise, are H11's better than a PNP HID kit in the stock halogen housings? I know everyone hates pnp HID's in halogen housings, but the main reason seems to be because of glare (I will modify them to take away glare). My main concern is, are H11's STILL better light output wise than HID's in the halogen housings?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #168
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Think I answered my own question....

Had my old pnp kit from other car and swapped it in just now. Compared it to my h9's, and the h9's have "smoother" light output more focused in the center (thus would shine further down the road).

And wow, look at that ridiculous glare on the pnp hid kit. Funny thing is, it's not really noticeable until you take a picture and then look at the picture. That is ridiculous.

http://i.imgur.com/NVtxl.jpg
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #169
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So after putting in the PIAA Xtreme White H9's and going for a drive the difference is huge!
They are easily twice as bright as before with a much nicer color and light pattern. I am very happy i did this. Pics to follow.
Pics please!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #170
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^Get some tonight
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #171
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Hey guys I just wanted to show everyone the condition I found my wiring harness after doing this conversion. I have a 2011 WRX and filed down the tabs correctly and everything was good for months. I decided that I wanted to go with the Retro Fit Source HID kit and when I was in the process of installing it I found my passenger side wiring harness connector looked like this because it completely fried the inner plasitc portion. Just figured I'd show people what happened to me after almost a year with this conversion.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #172
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Hey guys I just wanted to show everyone the condition I found my wiring harness after doing this conversion. I have a 2011 WRX and filed down the tabs correctly and everything was good for months. I decided that I wanted to go with the Retro Fit Source HID kit and when I was in the process of installing it I found my passenger side wiring harness connector looked like this because it completely fried the inner plasitc portion. Just figured I'd show people what happened to me after almost a year with this conversion.
more reason to use the hipower adapter harness.

but seriously, what wattage were the bulbs? what brand?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #173
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Hey guys I just wanted to show everyone the condition I found my wiring harness after doing this conversion. I have a 2011 WRX and filed down the tabs correctly and everything was good for months. I decided that I wanted to go with the Retro Fit Source HID kit and when I was in the process of installing it I found my passenger side wiring harness connector looked like this because it completely fried the inner plasitc portion. Just figured I'd show people what happened to me after almost a year with this conversion.
My harness connectors look brand new and until recently I have been running these bulbs (over 2 1/2 years in total). What you are showing above is not normal. Do you have any water entering into your lights? Also, did you use dielectric grease in the contacts when you connected them? Usually, corroded joints are due to not being shielded properly from the elements. There should be no reason for that damage from 65 W, especially if you've been running them off the normal wiring harness (which would have not supplied you that much power probably to begin with).
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #174
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So after putting in the PIAA Xtreme White H9's and going for a drive the difference is huge!
They are easily twice as bright as before with a much nicer color and light pattern. I am very happy i did this. Pics to follow.
Any update on the pics?
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #175
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Bumping thread with some comparison pictures. I've had the Osram H9s for just over a year and a half, and the driver side blew out tonight. Luckily, I had an Osram H11 Nightbreaker as a spare. So I have comparison pics!

Nightbreaker on left, H9 on right




You can see how brightness is more or less the same between the two. But of course the Nightbreaker is whiter.
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