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Old 02-19-2001, 05:59 PM   #1
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Could someone please get me in contact with someone in japan who speaks english so that i might arrange them to pick me up some options japanese spec STi headlights. I luv them so much, the turn signal is on the top. I think they would be legal i dont see why not.

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Old 02-19-2001, 06:10 PM   #2
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The US spec WRX`s headlight are on top.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:14 PM   #3
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the triple sti headlights thanks again everyone
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:15 PM   #4
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also, i think this has all been discussed before: j-spec/RHD lights will have the wrong beam pattern for us/LHD cars, so until someone produces HIDs specific to LHD cars, your outta luck.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:17 PM   #5
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sorry dont understand beam patterns?eplain please


thanks again
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:21 PM   #6
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The beam pattern is assymetric. On a LHD car, the beams point to the right. On a RHD car, the beams point to the left.

There is a Canadian rallye car that will be running the HID lights. They will apparently give a report on whether they work well or not. I wouldn't drop $3k CDN on the lights without knowing how well they work.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have seen these lights when they are on they look fine.the distance is better then most north american spec cars headlight distance.
any info on price. I was told 1250us plus frieght
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:42 PM   #8
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um....nevermind
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:56 PM   #9
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I wouldn't buy any lights designed for RHD cars. You'd really be a menace to society with a setup like that... you may as well just leave your high beams all the time too.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:56 PM   #10
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Basically, with Japanese-spec headlights, you'd be driving along blinding on-coming traffic and not doing that great a job of lighting the road ahead of you. The light just wouldn't be pointing where you want it to.
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Old 02-19-2001, 07:11 PM   #11
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Try Yoshi in Sakai... you can usually reach him on the corner of ホワイトデ and 爾僚猗は near the deli. Make sure you tell him 原潜、実習船衝突事故 sent you and you'll get a 10% discount off your headlight purchase.

...Or you can run a search under 'HID' and you'd find http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/000035.html

Oh, though noone has done it yet in this thread, I'd like to point out that it bugs me when people refer to the housings as the HIDs when the projector-type housings are offered in the JDM-WRX w/Halogen lighting as well as JDM-STi w/HIDs. Check your e-mail, m3the01.

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Old 02-19-2001, 07:15 PM   #12
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I understand what you are saying but i cant believe that it would be that bad for oncoming traffic. think about it that would mean that if someone driving the same direction as you and they were on the right hnd side of you on a double or triple highway per direction would be blinded by your headlights in there rear view mirror. I cant believe that its that bad. I understand what you are saying but i went down to my legacy and went about a hundred yards ahead of the car and went way left and way right there is no difference. Well there is a slight difference but not enough to be a danger

thanks for everyones help but i do believe i am going to buy these headlights. Anyone have any contacts?
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Old 02-19-2001, 07:18 PM   #13
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It is very bad for oncoming traffic! I had to pass an Explorer parked facing me on my side of the road last night & I couldn't see a thing because I was blinded. Forgive me for saying so, but you would really be an inconsiderate jerk for buying these lights just for show (or for anything for that matter).
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Old 02-19-2001, 07:32 PM   #14
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The only reason an Explorer is bad is because its lights are so high off the ground. For a car, RHD lights wouldn't be *that* bad. Think about the rest of the world. There are a lot of people running around Europe with cars designed for the opposite side of the road than whatever country they are in. Its not like the lights are actually aimed towards one side of the road, they just have a little extra flare upwards. It would be no worse than driving around a left hand turn with traffic facing you and their lights pointing directly at you.

On a second note, the hypocritical attitude of a lot of people on this board really bothers me some times. Sure taping over your turn signals or removing your catalytic converters are okay, but having RHD headlights would make you a menace to society.

Edit, and Ridinlow, this wasn't directed at you because I know you've been against those eyelids too.

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Old 02-19-2001, 07:37 PM   #15
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But still, you definitely notice the difference, & it can be quite blinding. If you still don't believe me, take your car out to an open field at night & tell me that there isn't significantly more glare when you crouch on the opposite side at seated height.

Ahh, whatever, do what you want... I'll never see you on the road anyway.
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Old 02-19-2001, 07:45 PM   #16
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thats what i did, on a perfectly dark dark night. There really isnt much glare. Besides how many times have you seen a right hand drive car over here. They really arnt that bad. I think people just look for things to argue about. If you havent done the pitch dark test and looked at both sides of your car in a crouching position dont comment on this. Unless that is you have a friend in japan that can hook me up, becaus ei am going to do the HID conversion to STI spec.
sorry to all you io just want a link or contact


thanks again sorry if i sounded rude.
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Old 02-19-2001, 07:58 PM   #17
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E-mailed you, m3the01.

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Old 02-19-2001, 08:20 PM   #18
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I have done the stand on the wrong side of the car test, if that's what you're inferring. In fact, I do research on this kind of stuff.

Edit: I wouldn't argue about stuff like this if I didn't think it was important. I have better things to do with my time than to bull**** to people on the web.

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Old 02-19-2001, 08:49 PM   #19
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There are pictures of two LHD WRXs with the HIDS installed from the Toronto auto show. Are these just for show or are they real?

Shawrf1, good point about the housings, which begs the question - why didn't Subaru give us these housings that everybody seems to like better with halogen lights instead of the HID lights? It would not be a big cost difference and hardly anyone likes the looks of the US housings.
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Old 02-20-2001, 08:49 AM   #20
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Frankly, standing in a field trying to discern the light pattern is really not a very scientific or valid test. What you really need to do is get a RHD drive car, with HID's, and have it drive at you.

Or contact Daniel Stern at http://lighting.mbz.org/ who I'm sure knows more about lighting than any of us. I did just this, and he emphasized that lights designed for a RHD car WILL blind drivers in a LHD country. If you really are interested in the facts, you would be smart to contact him and talk about it.

If you don't care about the facts, go ahead. But expect lots of cars to flash their high beams at you because you'll be blinding them.


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Old 02-20-2001, 08:57 AM   #21
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Won't they have beam adjusters, or those screws that you turn to redirect the aiming of the headlights? Just wondering..cause I know the non projector lenses have them.
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Old 02-20-2001, 09:31 AM   #22
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Even if they do have adjusters, the actual beam patterns are different between LHD and RHD.
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