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Old 12-27-2001, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question A quick question on STI lights...

Given that the STI is now on sale in Germany with the 3 lense projectors, wouldn't the LHD versions be available instead of going for the JDM versions? Just a thought....
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Old 12-27-2001, 02:27 PM   #2
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humm...interesting...
I wonder how much it'll cost... hopefully it's not gonna be 2k+ like the JDM ones...

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Old 12-27-2001, 02:52 PM   #3
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got pics?

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Also, do the germans use MPH vs. KmPH? b/c if they do, then we could probably use their STi guage cluster as well...


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Old 12-27-2001, 03:18 PM   #4
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From the Subaru Germany Site, www.subaru.de.
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Old 12-27-2001, 03:30 PM   #5
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got pics?

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Also, do the germans use MPH vs. KmPH? b/c if they do, then we could probably use their STi guage cluster as well...


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the european version does use mp/h...only problem being the redline (8k) and the shift light...
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Old 12-27-2001, 03:36 PM   #6
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the european version does use mp/h...only problem being the redline (8k) and the shift light...
which euro version? the british one is in kmph... the redline isn't really that big of an issue b/c we all know its 7g on our cars and the shift light... well I wanna try to get that to work

but back on topic

can anybody get some of these lights?
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Old 12-27-2001, 03:40 PM   #7
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Good question. I guess we would need someone that has "connections" in Germany. But I would definitely be interested in the LHD versions.
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Old 01-12-2002, 11:42 PM   #8
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I just pm'd someone who may be able to help.
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Old 01-12-2002, 11:56 PM   #9
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Keep us posted. I would really love to be able to do the tri-lamp HID for WRX in LHD. GoodFinder
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Old 01-13-2002, 08:09 AM   #10
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lenyx, that's cool. Definitely keep us posted,

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Old 01-13-2002, 01:14 PM   #11
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There is no STI headlights. The STI can be gotten with the same headlights our car has.(or at least before 2002 anyways), and possibly the RA still has our headlights.

Subaru offered an optional projector HID for $2000 on ANY Impreza. Current models are all projector. But HID is still optional on ALL of them. (JDM only...)

I'm interested in LHD projectors(HID or not)....keep us posted.
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Old 01-13-2002, 07:25 PM   #12
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The ones I am so eager to obtain are the tri-lamp HID in LHD for the WRX. It would be great if we could find a company overseas that will sell and ship them to us. Keep us posted! GoodFinder
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Old 01-13-2002, 08:44 PM   #13
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i want the wong on the sti
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Old 01-13-2002, 09:58 PM   #14
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Why would the German STi use MPH? Over there everything is in KM.. I'm confused.
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Old 01-14-2002, 03:28 PM   #15
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Mixed news;
  • the projector lamps are available in Europe in LHD (and the UK in RHD) now.
  • the HID lamps that are an option in Japan are not legal anywhere in Europe (or the UK) from Subaru as they are not legal for OEM fitment.

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Old 01-14-2002, 05:23 PM   #16
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... fiddle faddle ... does the tri-lamp non-HID in LHD for WRX significantly improve the lighting of the road versus stock WRX headlights, I wonder ...

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Old 01-14-2002, 05:35 PM   #17
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Duncan,
Thanks for clarifying. The reason for my original post was for the non-HID. I just want the correct LHD beam-pattern. No way would I pay the $2800US for the HID. Still wish I knew someone in Germany.

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Old 01-14-2002, 11:07 PM   #18
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you can get the jdm projectors from accurit performance for a fairly good price, less than half the amount of the jdm hid.
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Old 01-15-2002, 02:23 PM   #19
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I've researched this topic for a while, and this is what I found:

regular projection, non-HID lights are indeed brighter than our stock headlights. In fact, some people say you don't even need HID with the kind of light coming from the projector setup.

Bad news: even though the non-Brit, euro lights are LHD, they *still* require some degree of splice/wiring, because the euros' wiring harness are different than ours. They have a third plug for headlamp aiming, which we don't have. rallyperformance.com sells a LHD HID morette that is completely plug-n-play (meaning the wiring harness completely fits US specs), but I really like the projector setup. I was looking at Prodrive's UK300 tri-lamp LHD setup for a while, but last I read they did not yet have true plug-n-play as their wiring harness is still different for their version of LHD. I believe Prodrive said they're going to look into a plug-n-play version for US market, and we may hear more from them later this year. I hope so. BTW, they're also looking into getting the Prodrive Performance Package (PPP) ported here for US spec Imprezas.
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Sounds like the non-HID tri-lamp conversion for LHD WRX is a real contender (and probably a good bit less expensive than HID). I hope we can hear more soon regarding when it is truly available for the WRX here in the USA. GoodFinder
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where are you guys getting prices for these lights? i got priced about $900 or so for the HID JDM dual beam projectors, minus the HID kits required. i'm still looking for the best price seeing as i'm short on cash. btw does anyone know the price on these lights from fizz auto? i cant find any prices on their site and i'm still waiting for a repliy from my email. thanks.
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I also would like to know what prices we could get the non-HID JDM lights for. I do like HIDs, but I am not willing to pay that much for lights. Would much rather have the JDM headlights and go with regular bulbs to save money and ease of mind knowing that it won't the break the bank if they broke.

I hope they will come down in price some before the STi comes, but even then I'm sure they are not going to be cheap from the factory. How come no one has made knock-offs yet? They make them for most tuner cars already. How many other cars have so many owners wanting to change their headlights!!!

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How come no one has made knock-offs yet? They make them for most tuner cars already. How many other cars have so many owners wanting to change their headlights!!!

-anders
Exactly!!! Doesn't make any sense. Whatever manufacturer makes knockoffs first is gonna make a killing selling them. Don't they realize that??

Also if anyone can get a price on the LHD STi Projector lights let me know. I was gonna buy a set of the JDM ones but they're for RHD cars.
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Hmmm interesting. The German model STI is 265 hp as well.

(according to today's currency conversion amounts)

STI base cost: $31,170
Prodrive Version: $34,794

Sounds good to me!
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Old 01-16-2002, 02:22 PM   #25
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Here's what my contact had to say:

"As soon as it becomes available I think the lights will be available too.It is beiing sold in the coming months over here. I have a dealer contact in Holland and in Switserland ,and in Germany a friend of mine (works at Porsche as an engineer) has very good contacts with the German Subaru importer.
Don't think they will be cheap though!
So I see no problem in getting these ,and since only the UK drive left here the RHD LHD discussion is not an issue."

So it might be a little bit until we get a price.. but I will post as soon as I find out. I'm sure they're expensive.. but if I'm gonna shell out tons of money I'd like to at least have LHD instead of RHD lights.
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