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Old 11-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Been doing some searching and most of the HID or aftermarket headlight websites look kinda sketchy...wondering if anyone has had any particularly good luck with a certain site or place I can pick up some headlights.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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what are you looking for exactly?

New bulbs for your 04 STI? New ballasts? a full projector retrofit? LED strips? etc
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Full HID projector kit...preferably angel eyes/halos with black housings
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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xtralights.com sells the ones i have (the black housing)... but theyre a pain in the ass and i wouldnt go this route again, im going to say that the fitment of any aftermarket headlight is going to be **** compared to stock... i had to do some work on my fenders and shim out the lights to get them to sit properly.. the only benefit is the projector if you dont have them stock...

oh plus the halos went out within less than a year, and theyre such a bitch to replace the LEDs, i just opened them out and blacked out the halos too
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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Don't do that. Seriously. Waste of money. Instead, sell your STi headlights to some WRX owner for cash plus his headlights. Then retrofit those units. Since you will be junking everything that makes an STi headlight an STi headlight in your retrofit, you might as well start with WRX headlights and make some cash on the deal.

But stay away from non-OEM headlight housings as they ALL look and fit like **** and they turn yellow really quickly. Trust me, on this, I've seen way too many eBay kits and the all sucked.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Don't do that. Seriously. Waste of money. Instead, sell your STi headlights to some WRX owner for cash plus his headlights. Then retrofit those units. Since you will be junking everything that makes an STi headlight an STi headlight in your retrofit, you might as well start with WRX headlights and make some cash on the deal.

But stay away from non-OEM headlight housings as they ALL look and fit like **** and they turn yellow really quickly. Trust me, on this, I've seen way too many eBay kits and the all sucked.
I actually don't have STi headlights. When I bought the car the PO had already parted them out or something. They are just WRX headlights.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #7
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Should I just try to get a used set of STi headlights then?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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a projector retro will be better.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/

buy OEM components though, they make a difference.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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the retrofit will be the best, but also costs a lot
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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the retrofit will be the best, but also costs a lot
Its worth it to some people. 'a lot' is relative.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #12
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Whatever you do, don't drop a "kit" in there.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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Retro is worth it. There's even the Retroquick DIY in one day kit for only $300!
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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^not for a 04-05 wrx there isn't. The retroquick systems replace the stock halogen projector, he needs to add a projector to a halogen reflector.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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My mistake, overlooked that he has an 04.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #16
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^ This X 20,000.

Get it done by this site and never worry about it again. He got his start doing retrofits SPECIFICALLY with Subaru's and his quality of work, correspondence and customer care is second to none.

Do yourself a favor and go with them. The first time. Rather then buy some cheaper stuff, have a light go out while driving at night, get pissed off, and then wish you had gone there in the first place.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #17
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So am I able to order a kit specifically made for my car from them? That will just basically plug and play?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #18
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So am I able to order a kit specifically made for my car from them? That will just basically plug and play?
http://shop.lightwerkz.net/Services-Overview?CDpath=0



My Favorite
http://www.lightwerkz.net/gallery/in...Retrofit/ubel3

Same set with Halo
http://www.lightwerkz.net/gallery/in...Retrofit/chau5

Check out the site... Everything is there.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #19
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do you homework. i did mine and they are great and i did it for under $200. i have 8k bi xenon. i built a wiring harness and the projectors cane out of a wrecked sl55




p.s.

angel eyes/halos rely only look good on a bmw.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #20
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angel eyes/halos rely only look good on a bmw.
Well thats a matter of opinion. My buddy's hawkeye pulled halos off really well. Which were installed by lightwerkz. They are a top quality company. You can either do as Gregmyer said, which doing your homework always helps, OR spend the extra coin and have it done professionally and headache free.

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I had ebay lights with a projector housing on my old bugeye. The beam pattern is trash and they barely light up the road = giant waste of money.
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