Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday December 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2002, 10:53 PM   #1
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default Morretes in!!!!

They are wonderful. The light output is more than I expected. I am very very pleased. I found the install to be simple. You only have to splice four wires. The blinker to blinker and the city lights to the running lights. I am hooking up the sidemarkers tommorrow.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg morettes.jpg (40.9 KB, 1752 views)
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
nitrohuffer
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6982
Join Date: May 2001
Location: .
Vehicle:
2001 Legover
04 forester xt

Default

Very nice. You should get them painted to match. Hey, you need a K&N?
nitrohuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 03:25 AM   #3
VOLTIS5
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2353
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: look outside your window......
Vehicle:
98' LegOver GT
dark whiteish pearly red

Default

now im full of envy , when's the next GB gonna be? this time im keeping all my pennys

HIHO- did you take out u'r fog lights? wnad where'd you get the grill piece? lookin good
VOLTIS5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 04:07 AM   #4
jacobhorn
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5122
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Seattle, WA Maple Leaf
Vehicle:
1998 Legacy GT LTD
'02 HD Softail Deuce

Arrow

HIHO:

Congrats! Your new lights look great! Glad to hear that you are more than happy with their output. Could you please do me a favor and take a pic of your grill, so I can see what it looks like close up? I am getting my grill customized next week and I am still gathering ideas. Your grill looks great.

Did you receive 2 flat plastic pieces with your Morettes? I am trying to figure out how to use the pieces that came with my Morettes. Thanks!

Jacob
jacobjhorn@hotmail.com
jacobhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 10:05 AM   #5
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default

No Jacob I didn't get any extra pieces. I have no idea what they could possible be used for. Maybe just extra pieces from the mold? Sure I will give ya some pictures of my grill. Thanks for all the props. Volt I am in the prosses of getting some Hella driving lights I just haven't mide up my mind. Plus I am waiting to sell my factory fogs.
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 10:35 AM   #6
White Knight
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2864
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Shelton, CT 06484
Vehicle:
'08 Aspen White STi
'11 Legacy GT

Default

Yeah HIHO looking good

I too need to save up all my pennies to get me them morettes.

Mark
White Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 11:48 AM   #7
etam
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 439
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: yyz
Vehicle:
www

Default

I guess it is too late to ask for photo to compare the light output (against wall) of stock and morrette

Anyway, looking good, with or without painting!


Hey HIHO, have you think of making a front brake cooling duct using the fog light openings? or cold air intake using the passenger side fog light openings? Should I start a new thread with this?

Ernest
etam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 12:32 PM   #8
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default

To answer your question a started a new thread.

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...hreadid=134541

No I didn't take any before/after pics but trust me you would be very impressed with the results.
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 02:17 AM   #9
froggert
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 768
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: nj
Vehicle:
OB, legacy, 911,
ram 1500, 1098s, m620

Default

got the morettes in tonight, with the help of white knight. actually, he did all the real work with electricity and stuff while i stood around and watched. thanks again, i owe you dinner.

1. remove grille
2. remove 3 bolts/side and pull old headlights straight out (duh)
3. splice in city lights and turn signals. our side markers serve a dual purpose and have 3 wires running to the connector. red and black go to the city lights and white/green and black go to the turn signals. yes, the black goes to both bulbs, but better double-check the colors are right.
4. if you have a my95-97 legacy, plug h4 plug into h4 socket. otherwise, figure out which 3 wires from the 9007 match up to the h4 plug provided by morette.
5. plug in other stuff (headlight to headlight, headlight to ground, and headlight to power)
6. turn on lights and hope white knight wired it all correctly.

the hardest part (for us) was figuring out which wires to use for the city lights and turn signals. it was cake after that. side markers and wiring will go in some other time. i've got some pics of the install, but have to get new batteries for the digicam before uploading.

now does anyone know how to aim these things? i'm pointed at the sky and couldn't find the bolt mentioned in the instructions.
froggert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 09:30 AM   #10
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default

I haven't aimed mine. They are pretty much where they need to be. I can see the cut off line at night and it appears to be right. I haven't had any complaints so far.
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 12:48 PM   #11
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

HiHo ...

Your Legacy looks sweet ... I believe your grille work is very similar to mine ... and the results of yours looks great!! I love the Morettes ... I hope you and others could help me facilitate this search for the request this spring.

BTW, my Legacy is posted below (link) taken at ImportFest 2001 Toronto (courtesy of Toronto-Subaru-Club.com)

Bev

http://www.geocities.com/legaliztik/importfest46.jpg
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 01:04 PM   #12
monovich
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8124
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Denver, Colorado
Vehicle:
1998 Old Grey Mule
Regacy Rype R

Default

link didn't work
monovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 03:38 PM   #13
GTkrockett
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8678
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: SCIC Land
Vehicle:
1999
Silverish 2.5GT

Default

okay, i'm really feeling that morette itch right now.
GTkrockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 03:44 PM   #14
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default

Thanks. Please post a pick of yours so I can compliment you. The link didn't work.
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 03:49 PM   #15
White Knight
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2864
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Shelton, CT 06484
Vehicle:
'08 Aspen White STi
'11 Legacy GT

Default

GTkrockett you didn't have to put them in and not have them on your car at the end of the install

I need a second job.................


Mark
White Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 04:06 PM   #16
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

Sorry about the link guys ... I'll just post some pics here directly. Here goes!!

ChEERs!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg legacy1.jpg (30.2 KB, 1370 views)
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 04:08 PM   #17
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

And another one!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg legacy3.jpg (20.8 KB, 1349 views)
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 04:12 PM   #18
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

And another one!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg legacy4.jpg (26.2 KB, 1323 views)
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 04:13 PM   #19
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

And another one!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg legacy5.jpg (26.0 KB, 1287 views)
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 04:29 PM   #20
Cajual
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12900
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy GT-Turbo
Quick Silver Metallic

Question

Hey legaliztik2001:

How did you get clear corners on the front of your Legacy? Did you change the whole headlight?

p.s. know of any good places to buy parts and get service for Subaru's in the Toronto area?


Chris.
Cajual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 05:31 PM   #21
White Knight
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2864
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Shelton, CT 06484
Vehicle:
'08 Aspen White STi
'11 Legacy GT

Default

City lights this is a pic of froggert(Roger's) car
White Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2002, 11:13 PM   #22
legaliztik2001
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 7207
Join Date: Jun 2001
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Cajual

How did you get clear corners on the front of your Legacy? Did you change the whole headlight?

p.s. know of any good places to buy parts and get service for Subaru's in the Toronto area?
My clear corners are DIY ... they took some time ... but the results are worth with time and patience. Legacy clears (I think) have a much better effect than the DIY Impreza corners since our cars don't have that raised protrusion that outlines the amber lense = Overall, it gives it that clean look.

As for services in the GTA ... it really depends what are planning to do ... most of the Subaru dealerships in the GTA are not well versed in aftermarket modifications and also many simply choose not to ... check out toronto-subaru-club.com for information regarding all your needs ... it is the club i am a member of wholly specializing in Subaru enthusiasm ... don't hesitate to ask me any questions if you have Legacy-specific inquires.

Bev
legaliztik2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2002, 10:33 AM   #23
Kickerz
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 14149
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wisco
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy SUS
Black Cherry/Silver

Question Are these street legal?

Just curious if this conversion is street legal? I really don't know much of the Morrete conversion itself, basically because after doing some research of the possibility of changing my headlights over to HID, I found it not practical. For a good education goto
http://www.xenonlights.org/http://www.xenonlights.org/
I found alot of information that generally isn't considered when reading these posts of improving headlight performance. This link is from a company that did conversions but got out of the buisness because of the problems they encountered thrying to do the conversion properly. If you read through the entire FAQ's it will probably make you think twice of putting in some of these so-called HID replacements, especially just bulb replacements.

My 2cents..

Kickerz
Kickerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2002, 10:40 AM   #24
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
12 Legacy GT 13 Armada

Default

OK I am interested in the Grille.

I was planning on doing something like this but I could forsee it not coming out as clean as your cars look.

So how did you do it? Does anyone have a photo journal of the whole process? I was originally planning to get the Symms grille couldn't bring myself to shell out that kind of money for something that won't help the car handle or perform better.

Thanks
Brad
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2002, 11:26 AM   #25
HIHO
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7624
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hopefully on a nice single track.
Vehicle:
BD5; family sedan
that just wooped your ass

Default

kickerz- Technically no the Morrets are not US legal. The reason they are not is because there is no front running lights; they only have a blinker. But you can make them legal by adding sidemarkers to your car. The morrets have a european form of running lights called "city lights" but they are only visible form the front of the car. For more info on E-code lighting check .HERE You are coorect in the HID upgrades. The reflectors on stock headlights are not made for HIDs so the light output is not what it should be.
HIHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS : PRICE DROP 5x100 18x8 Rota Tarmac III's In Gold w/ Toyo Proxies jbark1018 Wheels/Tires 9 06-02-2010 10:27 PM
blue wrx with morrets @ De Anza blvd 4wdori Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 0 01-25-2002 08:11 PM
My GT with new Morrets and Hella FF100. HIHO Member's Car Gallery 4 01-20-2002 06:50 PM
If you have Morretes (or getting some) check this out! HIHO Legacy Forum 11 01-12-2002 05:57 PM
<-- Eligible Bachelor in NJ nkodemus82 Tri-State Area Forum 14 06-27-2001 12:20 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.