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Old 12-05-2001, 07:00 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Rally Performance Fog to Driving light conversion.

This kit replaces the factory fog lights with Cibie full size driving lights.
These are not your basic Track Auto style driving lights but full size 130-watt high quality units.

The kit includes mounts and wiring and took about 30 minutes to install with basic tools.

The result is phenomenal.
The stock WRX lights are poor at best, and living out in the country with potholes, dear and other road hazards, good lights make life much easier.

The light has a wide beam that is also quite tall. It projects far and has even coverage.
Overall, this is one of the most cost effective and easy to install kits I have seen, and it actually works.

I got them at Rally Performance. If you want more light, check them out.
http://www.rallyperformance.com


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Old 12-10-2001, 01:07 PM   #2
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Would you happen to have any pictures of the lights on your car? Perhaps some pictures of the beam pattern? I've been looking at those as a substitute for HIDS.

HIDS seem a little too bright for every day driving. It bothers me to look at other cars with HIDS on the road. I don't want to do the same to other people.

I was hoping those Cibies can act as temporary HIDS on poorly lit streets.

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Old 12-10-2001, 01:12 PM   #3
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Hi,

These lights are Driving lights that activate off the hi beams.
They are extremely bright and will definitely blind someone if you do not dim to oncoming traffic.

I don’t have any photos, but they replace the stock fog lights and have approximately the same dimensions.

The bean is wide while at the same time having very good depth.
The height is very good as well.

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Old 12-10-2001, 01:20 PM   #4
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I was also interested on purchasing the lights, so they are really easy to install and come with all necessary hardware?
do you have to drill new holes or things like that?
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Old 12-10-2001, 01:28 PM   #5
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Hi,

They come with everything you need. Wiring, a relay, instructions.
The brackets are already mounted to the lights.

All you have to do is take three bolts out of the stock fogs, pull them out and unclip the stock wiring from them.

Lay in the new wiring, find the hi beam wire on the stock headlights ( Use voltmeter ), use the supplied NoSplice connector to connect the relay trigger wire to it. You then hook up the negative wires in the new harness to a ground and then hookup to the battery.

Connect the new lights to the new wiring push connector, put the lights in the fog light hole and screw in the three stock bolts.

In all, it shouldn’t take you more than half an hour.

Note: If you remove the battery, it will make getting at the high beam wire much easier.

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Old 12-11-2001, 10:48 PM   #6
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Branwell, can you elaborate a bit more on the wiring setup please. Are you using the stock fog light switch with these, or do they always come on with the highs?

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Old 12-12-2001, 09:54 AM   #7
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Hi,

I have mine setup so they come on only with the high beams. I have no switches because I did not want to take the time to set it up that way. Basically, the way I have it setup, I can either have low beams, or high beams which include the new driving lights.

If you wanted to get fancy about it, you could wire the relay trigger wire through a cabin switch and then back out to the high beam wire.
This way you could have lo, high and high with the driving lights.

One word of advice here.
These lights are bright. Many times brighter then the high beams alone.
You really need to wire them so they turn off when you dim your lights to on coming traffic.
In other words, do not just wire them to a cabin switch. Use the standard hi / low stalk as well.

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Old 12-19-2001, 09:15 PM   #8
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Branwell,

Thank you so much for bring this up. I am also interested in upgrading the fog light to something brighter. Can I ask if it is possible to use the existing fog light switch to control the driving light? Also, do you know if they get extra hot when you turn them on for a long time? Thank you in advance.

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Old 12-20-2001, 07:51 AM   #9
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Hi Tim,

Given that the fog light switch is a switch, I dont see why not. Saying that, you would have to rewire it from the low to the hi beams.

As to heat, I dotn think they get much hotter then regular lights, but havent realy tested them to see.

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Old 12-20-2001, 01:50 PM   #10
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Thanks for the post - I think you just convinced me to go with them. I've been contemplating yes or no or yes or no..

The question I have is how hard do you think it would be just to relay the switch so it is not connected to the stalk - so that they would also run independent of whether the lights were on or not?

Just wondering.

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Old 12-20-2001, 01:54 PM   #11
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Hi,

I dont know, but do know that if you wire them independantly if the stalk, i.e. controled only by a switch, you will at some point blind some one.

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knight: Best solution: rewire the fog light switch so the new driving lights only come on with the highs, provided the fog light switch is on. That way, they'd turn off when you go from highs to low automatically, avoiding the problem of blinding people. Plus you wouldn't have to run them all the time with the highs. Here's the wiring diagram, posted by ATX25RS: www.ae.utexas.edu/~castana/Fogmod.pdf in this thread: http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...hreadid=125271

Should be possible to simply reroute the wire that disable the circuit when the highs come on. Rewire it to disable the circuit when the lows are on, all set. How? I don't know, I can't read these Japanese wiring diagrams to save my life.

If anyone figures it out, please let me know. This would allow you to use the stock wiring, making it a piece of cake!

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