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Old 03-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #9826
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Damn that's unfortunate. IMO you should take the light bar off, put stock wheels on, and put stock suspension in and sell it all seperately.

The majority of people like stock cars better and if you decide to throw it on Craigslist, you'll get more bites.

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It's already on Craigslist.
The stock wheels were stolen out of my garage when i out those wheels on. And the stock struts were all blown and gotten rid of. I only have the springs.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #9827
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Yup to the general public, a modified car has less value and is harder to sell. To a "car guy" who knows what they are buying, it might be a selling point, but you never ever get your money back. Too bad about having to sell your car.. that sucks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #9828
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+1 for sucking.

Here's a sneak peek of whats to come sometime next week
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #9829
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+1 for sucking.

Here's a sneak peek of whats to come sometime next week
Intake??
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #9830
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Intake??
Not quite....lol.
It involves headlights
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #9831
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Not quite....lol.
It involves headlights
morimoto minis from theretrofitsource..
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #9832
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morimoto minis from theretrofitsource..
Bingo! I actually purchased them from lightwerkz when they were on sale, but they are the same from both vendors.
I will be using the morimoto 5five ballasts with 5k d2s bulbs and a high beam splitter as well
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #9833
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Bingo! I actually purchased them from lightwerkz when they were on sale, but they are the same from both vendors.
I will be using the morimoto 5five ballasts with 5k d2s bulbs and a high beam splitter as well
Nice, hope you take a lot of pics.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #9834
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Nice, hope you take a lot of pics.
Yeah, iPhone quality will not satisfy. Ill make sure to have my friend with a dslr take some good ones!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #9835
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Bingo! I actually purchased them from lightwerkz when they were on sale, but they are the same from both vendors.
I will be using the morimoto 5five ballasts with 5k d2s bulbs and a high beam splitter as well
Welcome to the club!
You won't regret it!

Not sure if you've already bought the ballasts yet, but the Matsu****a ballasts are what Subaru uses, and they will fit directly in the recess at the bottom of the headlight housing, and sealed against water ingress. Not a biggy, but food for thought.
With the high beams in tandem, you have the power of the sun at your fingertips, nobody leaves their high beams on when they're coming toward you

Damn swear filter.....

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:44 AM   #9836
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Welcome to the club!
You won't regret it!

Not sure if you've already bought the ballasts yet, but the Matsu****a ballasts are what Subaru uses, and they will fit directly in the recess at the bottom of the headlight housing, and sealed against water ingress. Not a biggy, but food for thought.
With the high beams in tandem, you have the power of the sun at your fingertips, nobody leaves their high beams on when they're coming toward you

Damn swear filter.....
Thanks! Yeah I know, those are really slick but I want to run 55watt ballasts and the matsu****a ballasts only come in 35watt. Yeah really anticipating the high beams to be awesome, since that's what the mini morimotos are known for
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #9837
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Ok...not to be Debbie downer, but I have that exact same (Morimoto Bi-X + Halogen Highs) setup, it was quite disappointing for me coming from two previous cars with OEM projectors. The quad Hi-Beam setup is astronomical and the highlight of this build--but for me, that's where it stops. It does the job, but I am already looking for new projectors. The morimotos are entry level projectors that a person new to Xenons will appreciate but I find it is lacking in intensity and beam width.

55watt ballasts are probably going to make the foreground brighter and detract from your long distance view by straining your eyes. Honestly, if you are looking for the ease and drop-in factor, then by all means go ahead, but if you want real quality, keep looking.

That said, they serve their purpose, put out at least 200% more light than stock halogens, but pull up next to an OEM STi, even then, you'll see a difference--although your cutoff may be much sharper.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:30 AM   #9838
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Ok...not to be Debbie downer, but I have that exact same (Morimoto Bi-X + Halogen Highs) setup, it was quite disappointing for me coming from two previous cars with OEM projectors. The quad Hi-Beam setup is astronomical and the highlight of this build--but for me, that's where it stops. It does the job, but I am already looking for new projectors. The morimotos are entry level projectors that a person new to Xenons will appreciate but I find it is lacking in intensity and beam width.

55watt ballasts are probably going to make the foreground brighter and detract from your long distance view by straining your eyes. Honestly, if you are looking for the ease and drop-in factor, then by all means go ahead, but if you want real quality, keep looking.

That said, they serve their purpose, put out at least 200% more light than stock halogens, but pull up next to an OEM STi, even then, you'll see a difference--although your cutoff may be much sharper.
Thanks for the insight and I consider your feedback as constructive criticism, so thank you. I've done a lot of research and I have heard this before. To be honest, for the price I can not complain and like you said these just are entry level projectors. This will be my first "retrofit" and I really just want to get the experience out of it as well as the true cut-off that the stock halogen projectors lack. The kit itself is just so easy that I figured I would give it a try. If I actually knew how to properly align any aftermarket projector as well as afford the nice ones (i.e. LS430 or TSX projectors) I would
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:14 AM   #9839
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Thanks for the insight and I consider your feedback as constructive criticism, so thank you. I've done a lot of research and I have heard this before. To be honest, for the price I can not complain and like you said these just are entry level projectors. This will be my first "retrofit" and I really just want to get the experience out of it as well as the true cut-off that the stock halogen projectors lack. The kit itself is just so easy that I figured I would give it a try. If I actually knew how to properly align any aftermarket projector as well as afford the nice ones (i.e. LS430 or TSX projectors) I would
Haha, thanks for taking it as I intended. Too many people read too fast, and get butthurt without really reading.

TSX are ok. I had those too. I would suggest FX-Rs I think they offer the best bang for the buck. I think that's where I'm going with my setup. I just need to list my current setup for sale and pop in my halogen backups.

(Anyone want to buy Morimoto Bixenon retrofitted OEM headlights with OEM Matsushi*a ballasts, clear corners, stealth signal bulbs? )

Mid-range semi-easy install would be RX330s, they have very similar S2000 output with very little mod needed (shield adjustment and lens swap)...but only low-beam.
Now if you wanna go big boy, yea, S2000, LS430s etc.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #9840
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Ok...not to be Debbie downer, but I have that exact same (Morimoto Bi-X + Halogen Highs) setup, it was quite disappointing for me coming from two previous cars with OEM projectors. The quad Hi-Beam setup is astronomical and the highlight of this build--but for me, that's where it stops. It does the job, but I am already looking for new projectors. The morimotos are entry level projectors that a person new to Xenons will appreciate but I find it is lacking in intensity and beam width.

55watt ballasts are probably going to make the foreground brighter and detract from your long distance view by straining your eyes. Honestly, if you are looking for the ease and drop-in factor, then by all means go ahead, but if you want real quality, keep looking.

That said, they serve their purpose, put out at least 200% more light than stock halogens, but pull up next to an OEM STi, even then, you'll see a difference--although your cutoff may be much sharper.
Valid points above, I haven't had the opportunity or experience to do comparisons with other HID projectors.

Saying this, if you're coming from the stock halogens the TRS retrofit is a vast improvement, probably the easiest retrofit for a first timer, being (almost) 'plug n play', very good bang for the buck IMHO.
Both light output and beam spread out to the sides is a vast improvement, I do a lot of driving in the boonies during the winter in bad conditions and this setup is great. It looks good too, with the blue-purple flicker at the cut-off line, although looks are secondary for me.
Hey, if my wife notices the improvement, it can't be bad

One thing I will add, don't blindly follow the instructions on HID Planet, unless they have been updated recently, there is a lot of good info in this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=2011+wrx+hid
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #9841
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Put the new summer-wheels on:
(Speedline Turini 8x18)
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #9842
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Looks nice, my lug nuts are being delivered today so the wheel are either going on tonight or tomorrow
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #9843
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That color looks so good on the 2.5i...
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #9844
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Hood scoop functional?, or stock for that matter? Not familiar with the international 2.0 sport models.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #9845
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Looks nice, my lug nuts are being delivered today so the wheel are either going on tonight or tomorrow
Lucky, I would have put mine on a while ago, but were expecting a foot of snow tonight/tomorrow. Last storm of the year for sure, every other day is +10c.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #9846
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>Hood scoop functional?, or stock for that matter? Not familiar with the international 2.0 sport models.

The hood scoop was optional (1000 EUR.) on those spanish models.
(non functional, yet ;-) )
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #9847
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Lucky, I would have put mine on a while ago, but were expecting a foot of snow tonight/tomorrow. Last storm of the year for sure, every other day is +10c.
That sucks I was waiting on my lug nuts or they would have been on last week
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #9848
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Holy **** 1000 EUR option for a hole in the hood? Damn.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #9849
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Holy **** 1000 EUR option for a hole in the hood? Damn.
Good ol' rape
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #9850
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Looks great man really digging the WRB wish we had that colour option
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