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Old 11-03-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default 06 STi optics into some 02 EDM? Need Help!

I need a hand completeing my full 06 STi (everything from the donor car) swap into my 02 wrx wagon.

I have morettes (H7) and I also have some EDM projectors (H1) and of course I have some 06 STi (H7 HID) projectors out of the donor car. I would like to swap the projector unit (reflectors/lens/etc) into the EDM’s. I have searched nasioc, Hidplanet and the internet to no avail. Has anyone ever swapped 06 STi projectors into some 02 EDMs? Or should/could I just get some H1 bulbs and reuse the STi ballasts (which I know won't be as perfect as a full retro)? I have the projector units out of the 06 STi, so I could post up some pics tonight. But as of right now I haven’t mustered up the testicular fortitude to bake and open my EDMs.

I have swapped the STi carpet, seats, dash, wiring, engine, trans, suspension, STi EVERYTHING into my 02 wagon, but I have no idea about HIDs or headlights in general . I need some serious advice or someone in the D.C. area that would be willing to lend a hand? Please. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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I need a hand completeing my full 06 STi (everything from the donor car) swap into my 02 wrx wagon.

I have morettes (H7) and I also have some EDM projectors (H1) and of course I have some 06 STi (H7 HID) projectors out of the donor car. I would like to swap the projector unit (reflectors/lens/etc) into the EDMís. I have searched nasioc, Hidplanet and the internet to no avail. Has anyone ever swapped 06 STi projectors into some 02 EDMs? Or should/could I just get some H1 bulbs and reuse the STi ballasts (which I know won't be as perfect as a full retro)? I have the projector units out of the 06 STi, so I could post up some pics tonight. But as of right now I havenít mustered up the testicular fortitude to bake and open my EDMs.

I have swapped the STi carpet, seats, dash, wiring, engine, trans, suspension, STi EVERYTHING into my 02 wagon, but I have no idea about HIDs or headlights in general . I need some serious advice or someone in the D.C. area that would be willing to lend a hand? Please. Thanks in advance.

I think it'd be easier for you to get the proper EDM 02 headlights for your car by maybe using the TSX retrofit or original JDM projectors.

You mentioned that the 06 STI projectors you have are H7? You sure? 06 STI's should have D2S enclosures..

If ever you want to part with the 06 STI projectors (if they are D2S) please PM me, I'll $$$ for 'em!
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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not sure about the dimensions of the sti projectors or if they would even fit into the edm lights. plus the morrettes have better projector optics than the edms do( so i am told). i personally i'm going the route of the tsx retro into some jdm lights. those would yield much better results than even the sti projectors. the word around the camp fire is that the tsx lens have a wider pattern and are one of the best out there. guess thats entirely up to you. if you need some h1 hid's let me know
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:46 AM   #4
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people like the TSX for their color and spread. i can't complain as they look freaking awesome from the cockpit of a TSX.

the 06 STI projectors shouldn't be H7, they should have a different projector bowl stamped D2S and i think a different glass lens as well.

they may not fit in the EDMs as well as stockers since i'm pretty sure they changed the projector design when they made the 06s; but just as the valeo H7's in the morrettes are an upgrade over the H1 EDM, the STI D2S will be an upgrade over the Valeo H7.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
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Yeah the 06 STi are D2S, which are h7 (I believe). I would like to swap them, since I already have them. But I would be ok with selling them and getting other projectors that might fit better. What do TSX's sell for and what can I get for my STi D2S optics?

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Old 11-03-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Yeah the 06 STi are D2S, which are h7 (I believe). I would like to swap them, since I already have them. But I would be ok with selling them and getting other projectors that might fit better. What do TSX's sell for and what can I get for my STi D2S optics?
PM Sent to buy the 06 STI projectors. Very interested.

And you should check, D2S are not H7 bulbs.. not the same.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:28 PM   #7
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D2S is HID. H7 are halogen bulbs.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:36 AM   #8
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Personally I wouldnt even bother with the 06 STI projectors, they arent even good.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:13 AM   #9
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Yeh I figured that one out.. only reason why I was interested was because of the 'plug and play' aspect of it..

Now I got some used 2006 headlights, I'm going with a TSX mod, should be interesting..!
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