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Old 04-29-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Im planning on getting a new hid kit for my 07 wrx...does anyone have any suggestions?

I was also wondering what the size of the bulb is for the headlights as well as the size of the bulb for the reverse lights...thanks in advance
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Your halogen projectors are not made to take HID bulbs from a drop in kit. You will get poor results from a kit and blind oncoming drivers.

You should read the HID FAQ's and do some more research before you waste your money.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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They work great for me, and no complaints from others http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1428163

for bulb sizes go to :
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...lacementGuide/
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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myride is your mom, that has to be the worst set up i have ever seen. im sorry.

i know you spent alot of time and money, but damn dude, you are blinding anything and everything at night, and NOT getting the best ouput possible. infact, you have most likely detracted from the original OEM light output quality.


edit: to rex, since your headlights use h11 bulbs, there is not much you can do to improve your lighting, other than a projector retrofit.

hid kits are not a good investment, no matter how many people come on these threads saying theyre good. if you research and read, 99% of these "what kind of HID kit should i get" threads end with the mods locking them, because enough knowledgeable people make their correct points.

double idiot edit (haha): i was thinking he had a 08 for some reason.

please do some research. dont buy a kit just because it looks nice having 6000k lights. trust me, it does not look l=nice on the road, and definitely does not look nice being glared into other drivers eyes at night.

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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They work great for me, and no complaints from others http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1428163
This has to be a joke.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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edit: to rex, since your headlights use h11 bulbs, there is not much you can do to improve your lighting, other than a projector retrofit.
h11? where did you get that from?

the WRX takes h7 in the headlights. HIDs actually work fine. TxWrx had a set of McCulloch HIDs in his and it is not a problem. we reaimed the lights slightly lower, and never had any problem with glare. trust me i was always in front of him. or driving at him....or watching him drive by. the light output, was just as good as stock. with no hot spots. we also replace his fogs with yellowstars, then some cheap yellow bulbs from autolumination, the combo looked great. his hids were 5000K. i can probably find some pics if need be. the reverse lights iirc are 7440. single filament wedges.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:55 PM   #7
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h11? where did you get that from?

the WRX takes h7 in the headlights. HIDs actually work fine. TxWrx had a set of McCulloch HIDs in his and it is not a problem. we reaimed the lights slightly lower, and never had any problem with glare. trust me i was always in front of him. or driving at him....or watching him drive by. the light output, was just as good as stock. with no hot spots. we also replace his fogs with yellowstars, then some cheap yellow bulbs from autolumination, the combo looked great. his hids were 5000K. i can probably find some pics if need be. the reverse lights iirc are 7440. single filament wedges.
I'd like to see some pics to back up your statement about these lights. I saw a picture of a kit in some 08 wrx lights and the output was terrible, I can't imagine these being that much better. And if you're aiming the lights lower to keep from blinding other drivers, this seems to defeat the whole purpose of having upgraded headlights.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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since you have a 07 to a TSX retrofit. it wont cost much and you will have lights that are 10x better then if you do a hid kit. also, pick up some good oem HIDs (ballasts and bulbs) they will last much longer and you will find it easer to find replacement parts if you need them.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #9
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since you have a 07 to a TSX retrofit. it wont cost much and you will have lights that are 10x better then if you do a hid kit. also, pick up some good oem HIDs (ballasts and bulbs) they will last much longer and you will find it easer to find replacement parts if you need them.
+1 to this!

s2k's are nice too, but of course I'm biased
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:02 PM   #10
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h11? where did you get that from?

the WRX takes h7 in the headlights. HIDs actually work fine. TxWrx had a set of McCulloch HIDs in his and it is not a problem. we reaimed the lights slightly lower, and never had any problem with glare. trust me i was always in front of him. or driving at him....or watching him drive by. the light output, was just as good as stock. with no hot spots. we also replace his fogs with yellowstars, then some cheap yellow bulbs from autolumination, the combo looked great. his hids were 5000K. i can probably find some pics if need be. the reverse lights iirc are 7440. single filament wedges.
my mistake. i had suggested the d2s with adapters in my original post, but i edited it because i thought he had a 2008 for some reason. my bad.

i agree that d2s with adapters in an h7 application works pretty well.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:04 AM   #11
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I guarantee that if you throw a HID kit in you will have hot spots and glare, even with the 06 07 wrx projectors. just go aim your lights at a dark wall. The hot spots and glare arent even close to as bad as reflector HIDs but its still there if you look close. i wouldnt say that its blinding either as i had some myself. But definitly go with a retrofit. Its worth the extra money.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:56 AM   #12
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try xenonexpert.com for apexcome HID conversion kit. i love mine and haven't seen any negative effects from it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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Yeah, they really do work great. It may not be 100% of what it could be, but its damn near close. I have been running this for 3+ months and have never been flashed to dim. The reason I put the HIDS in is so i could see better, if it didnt work great, I would have taken it out. Ill try and get some good pics in a dark setting (cut off, spread, hot spots, etc)
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:22 PM   #14
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Yeah, they really do work great. It may not be 100% of what it could be, but its damn near close. I have been running this for 3+ months and have never been flashed to dim. The reason I put the HIDS in is so i could see better, if it didnt work great, I would have taken it out. Ill try and get some good pics in a dark setting (cut off, spread, hot spots, etc)
Mmmmmmm, can't wait to see those hotspots.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:36 PM   #15
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I guarantee that if you throw a HID kit in you will have hot spots and glare, even with the 06 07 wrx projectors. just go aim your lights at a dark wall. The hot spots and glare arent even close to as bad as reflector HIDs but its still there if you look close. i wouldnt say that its blinding either as i had some myself. But definitly go with a retrofit. Its worth the extra money.
this is 100% correct. i also had them (hella ballasts and bulbs w/ h7 adapters) and wile way better you still have hot spots and some glare. to do the retro fit its only around 100-200 bucks more money and your lights will be 10x better.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #16
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Your halogen projectors are not made to take HID bulbs from a drop in kit. You will get poor results from a kit and blind oncoming drivers.

You should read the HID FAQ's and do some more research before you waste your money.
this is what most people think but they are wrong. I have them in my 06 2.5i and they work just fine and dont blind people. plus if your blinding people its not hard to adjust your lights. i have had mine for almost a year now and no problem. My friends girl has them on her car for i believe somewhere around 2 years now with both of ours having no problems what so ever.

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #17
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this is what most people think but they are wrong. I have them in my 06 2.5i and they work just fine and dont blind people. plus if your blinding people its not hard to adjust your lights. i have had mine for almost a year now and no problem. My friends girl has them on her car for i believe somewhere around 2 years now with both of ours having no problems what so ever.

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flame on. enough said. i will save my breath
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here are some pics of the rex with hids

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ighlight=TxWrx
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #19
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this is what most people think but they are wrong. I have them in my 06 2.5i and they work just fine and dont blind people. plus if your blinding people its not hard to adjust your lights. i have had mine for almost a year now and no problem. My friends girl has them on her car for i believe somewhere around 2 years now with both of ours having no problems what so ever.

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Really? I think it's actually a fact that throwing HID bulbs into headlights designed for halogen bulbs results in less than perfect results. But whatever, believe what you want.

I tried a drop in kit in my 05 WRX when I first got the car and was ignorant about HID lighting. So don't try to BS me and everyone else on here and try to tell me your lights aren't glaring all over the place, because they are.

And if you still think your drop in kit is amazing, then drive your car up against a wall, take a picture, and prove the results that you and other members are raving about. Then I'll show you a picture of the cutoff of my s2k retrofit and show you how poor your lighting really is.

And just because people don't flash their high beams at you, doesn't mean your lights aren't annoying them.
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Really? I think it's actually a fact that throwing HID bulbs into headlights designed for halogen bulbs results in less than perfect results. But whatever, believe what you want.

I tried a drop in kit in my 05 WRX when I first got the car and was ignorant about HID lighting. So don't try to BS me and everyone else on here and try to tell me your lights aren't glaring all over the place, because they are.

And if you still think your drop in kit is amazing, then drive your car up against a wall, take a picture, and prove the results that you and other members are raving about. Then I'll show you a picture of the cutoff of my s2k retrofit and show you how poor your lighting really is.

And just because people don't flash their high beams at you, doesn't mean your lights aren't annoying them.
thank you. bsikora, why dont you post a pic comparing yours to mine as well. then we will see whos wrong
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Also, dont the 05's just have reflector? where as the 06-07 MY has projectors? Maybe thats part of the reason for the poor results?

P.S. I will post pics of my car against a wall, just give me a couple days, I would love to see the comparison
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Also, dont the 05's just have reflector? where as the 06-07 MY has projectors? Maybe thats part of the reason for the poor results?

P.S. I will post pics of my car against a wall, just give me a couple days, I would love to see the comparison
yep. 02-03 have reflectors. 04-05 have reflectors. 04-05 sti's also have reflectors, but they were made to mate with d2r HID bulbs.
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yeah the reflector on the o4's and o5's are horrible for hids. i had an o4 rs and was considering it, until i saw pics of the hids....horrible. but the o6 and o7's are projectors. granted they are "designed" for halogen, they do a very good job of cutting off the beam. so the hids are not HORRIBLE. you are comparing apples to oranges.

you had an o5 with bad reflectors and hids
compaing to an 06 with projectors and hids
and then to an s2k retrofit.

of course a correct retrofit is going to look better, especially with some of the better projectors available. but he is not asking for that.

just because they dont flash doesnt mean it doesnt annoy them? so then how do you know it IS annoying them? same way you assume it is, others will assume its not.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:16 AM   #24
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06/07 is different from all years, so you really cant compare them at all to other years...
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i have a sort of related question...how do i tell the projectors from an 06-07 sti to a wrx one? I have a set in front of me but i cant seem to distunguish whether it is a sti one or just a regular wrx one...the guy whoi bought it from said they were for the sti but now that i look at them i cant see any sort of... markings that would suggest that is true...
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