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Old 07-01-2014, 01:37 PM   #626
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So would the sharper cutoff mean brighter lights and/or being able to see further and wider?
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:46 PM   #627
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So would the sharper cutoff mean brighter lights and/or being able to see further and wider?
The output is going to be a little better, but mostly people opt for the clear lens for the purple/blue "flicker" at the top of the cutoff.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.U7Lzs41dU3Y
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:04 PM   #628
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For the chrome ring section, do you tape off and only paint the chrome part, or do you paint the entire plastic piece?
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:18 AM   #629
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I taped off what I did not want painted but there are many ways to achieve the same results. Mine wasn't the cleanest but it was simple.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #630
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The output is going to be a little better, but mostly people opt for the clear lens for the purple/blue "flicker" at the top of the cutoff.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...l#.U7Lzs41dU3Y
Great! Thanks for the explanation
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:08 PM   #631
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I just baked my headlights in a similar fashion, same paint....mostly same result EXCEPT I cracked my headlight lens. It is about an inch long on the corner of the headlight. Can it be fixed or do I have to get a new headlight?
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #632
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I just baked my headlights in a similar fashion, same paint....mostly same result EXCEPT I cracked my headlight lens. It is about an inch long on the corner of the headlight. Can it be fixed or do I have to get a new headlight?
Dude, what happened?!?
Unfortunately you can't purchase just a lens but you can purchase a stripped housing for about half the cost of a full headlight. That or get a used light off eBay. I don't recommended non oem housings/lenses, their quality and scratch resistance is way less than the subaru branded ones.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:08 AM   #633
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Can someone tell me the benefits of the TSX-R Clear Lens swap if I already have factory HID's?
do it i love it. Sharper cutoff, better light output, sharper color, and further range. At least from what I can tell on mine.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #634
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Some sick lights coming down the pipe this week!

Here's a members black housing, smoked reflectors, and red demon eyed monsters!



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Old 07-06-2014, 02:01 PM   #635
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What creates the red in the demon eye? Does it cast any red light?
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:20 PM   #636
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What creates the red in the demon eye? Does it cast any red light?
Demons, of coarse!



It's done by painting the backside of the cut-off shield. If done correctly, there is no red visible light output at all.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:30 PM   #637
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Hmm, I bought the vled along with a relay. I have the amber only. I forget, does our cars always have them emit light when headlights are on?

Also, only thing I don't like is that when I signal, it takes about a second before it starts flashing. Anyone else experience this issues? I imagine the higher resistance relay does this but it just is somewhat annoying.

I wonder if it's because my rear signals are still the factory bulb and not led. Anyone have input, please? Thanks thanks overland for the guidance with mine. Pics to follow soon
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #638
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Hmm, I bought the vled along with a relay. I have the amber only. I forget, does our cars always have them emit light when headlights are on? Also, only thing I don't like is that when I signal, it takes about a second before it starts flashing. Anyone else experience this issues? I imagine the higher resistance relay does this but it just is somewhat annoying. I wonder if it's because my rear signals are still the factory bulb and not led. Anyone have input, please? Thanks thanks overland for the guidance with mine. Pics to follow soon
Yes the parking lights come on with the headlights always and then the turn signal activates when you use it.

Did you get the relay from VLED or is you get one from Amazon (or equal)?
The ones I get from VLED usually don't delay even with halogen rear bulbs. The ones from Amazon or other Toyota LED relays usually delay or hold the flash for a second.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #639
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Ok thank you!

Yeah it is off amazon.. I believe I followed a link that someone had posted in this thread. It's not a huge deal, but if it's a cheap fix maybe I'll look into it. Just buy the one off VLED, then?
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #640
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Ok thank you! Yeah it is off amazon.. I believe I followed a link that someone had posted in this thread. It's not a huge deal, but if it's a cheap fix maybe I'll look into it. Just buy the one off VLED, then?
Yeah, the VLED one works great.
The amazon link may have been mine, lol
The reason I know about the delay is I had one for a little bit and it annoyed the crap out of me.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM   #641
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Posting for reference when I have time. Thanks for the write up.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #642
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do it i love it. Sharper cutoff, better light output, sharper color, and further range. At least from what I can tell on mine.
Without opening a huge can of worms, in theory could you just swap the lenses, then put an HID kit in and be okay? I know there's a lot of talk about the fresnel lenses and the glare they give.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:20 PM   #643
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Without opening a huge can of worms, in theory could you just swap the lenses, then put an HID kit in and be okay? I know there's a lot of talk about the fresnel lenses and the glare they give.
No. The fresnel lenses in the halogen projectors are identical to those in the HID projectors. The lens holders are also identical. Same part numbers.

The major differences are in the projector bowl and cutoff shield.

Don't do it if you're just going to drop a PnP HID kit in there.

As much trouble as it is to open the headlights up to that point, you might as well stick a couple of decent projectors in there and go full HID retrofit.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:22 AM   #644
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So I have been waiting for Amazon to restock this for about 1.5 months

Rust-Oleum Automotive 260770 12-Ounce Paint For Plastic Spray, Satin Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZLR3OE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZLR3OE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


No luck and it doesnt look like it is coming in any time soon, can't find it in any stores either.

Has anyone used this?

Krylon 2421 Fusion Spray Paint, Satin Black:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C0158E/ref=pe_62810_120821040_em_1p_2_tihttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C0158E/ref=pe_62810_120821040_em_1p_2_ti

Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:47 AM   #645
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That Krylon should work just fine.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #646
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That Krylon should work just fine.
I used Krylon for mine.... start with VERY light coats and also I would take some fine grit and go around the projector bezel a little. We did two sets at once and the one with sanding was easier to paint, but they came out looking the about same.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #647
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No. The fresnel lenses in the halogen projectors are identical to those in the HID projectors. The lens holders are also identical. Same part numbers.

The major differences are in the projector bowl and cutoff shield.

Don't do it if you're just going to drop a PnP HID kit in there.

As much trouble as it is to open the headlights up to that point, you might as well stick a couple of decent projectors in there and go full HID retrofit.
Thank you!
I'll put this project on the back burner until I do a full retrofit then. Much appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #648
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A pair of TSX lenses in these baby's!

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Old 07-15-2014, 04:36 AM   #649
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Pics of the red demon eyes installed on the car. Also can you Pm me a price quote on em for my 11' wrx
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:47 AM   #650
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I actually stumbled on an issue I can't find on here or anywhere for that matter, I split and blacked out my housings well the next day after putting it back together I found what I thought was fog on the lens but it was almost 100 degrees here and in the 90s since so it didn't make sense. A friend said it looks like an off gassing but I used nothing but paint on the housings I didn't bake I used a heat gun. So I re split to try to wipe it off and it won't come off with a rag and alcohol. It's about the size of a quarter and the other has one about the size of a dime. has anyone ever seen or had this issue? Could the lens have oxidized from heat? Maybe polishing compound or headlight restore May clear it out?
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