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Old 02-24-2002, 02:01 AM   #1
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Anyone interested in a GB on the MRT Spotlight (Spot lamp) kits? These replace the fog lights, which I have found to be of marginal utility, with a 100 watt halogen driving light, said to be right good. Check it out on their website. Looks like the kit (can be wired to go on with the brights) would be around $255 American dollars, plus shipping from AUS. This seems like it might be just the ticket to provide increased nighttime visiblility in order to avoid those moose, cariboose, and snoose that so infest the northlands.
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Old 02-24-2002, 06:23 AM   #2
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I would be interested but I might just go HID for the fogs.
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Old 02-24-2002, 11:09 PM   #3
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Kapa, who makes an hid driving light replacement for the WRX fogs? I'd like them to come on with the brights. Ideas? Prices? I might be interested as well if something good is available for not TOO much money.
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:30 AM   #4
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Ask the man with the knowledge on this stuff. Winslow.


I saw a groupbuy thread on this a week back for H-3 HID for $375.
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Old 02-25-2002, 04:28 AM   #5
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Actually, the H3 GB was $335 shipped.

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Old 02-25-2002, 01:57 PM   #6
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Thanks, Kapa and Winslow. Was that in the main i-club Group Buy forum? I looked at the last 10 days of posts and didn't see any H3 buys. $335 shipped seems like a great price, but we Alaskans would probably have to pay a shipping premium. Keep in touch, I'm interested in replacing my foglights with something that'll throw more lumens. I guess the MRT rally teams uses their Halogen kit, can use 100 or 135 watt bulbs, which should be pretty good with a well engineered lense. Of course shipping from AUS might be considerable.
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Old 02-25-2002, 02:47 PM   #7
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OK, found the H3 thread. Winslow, please let us know how you like yours when they come in. I'm thinking I might get the MRT units, and if they're not bright enough I can always put an hid bulb kit in the housing. That would be REALLY bright, I'll bet. But maybe the 135 watt halogen bulbs will be plenty, especially if well aimed. I don't think you can really adjust the standard foglights, can you?
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Old 02-25-2002, 06:23 PM   #8
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The $335 price was shipped to Alaska.

Yes, you can adjust the fogs but I haven't had to do this. Kapa knows how.

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Old 02-25-2002, 10:50 PM   #9
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I would go for the high wattage bulbs but I am tired of buying bulbs for those foglights. I have an RS and a WRX to supply and the bulbs seems to last about 1 month to 6 months. The longest lasting ones I had were the Hella Yellowstars for $10 each and those lasted for over a year. They don't sell those anymore I think. I want to get the HIDs because I might go with JDM projectors sometime in da future. Any chance someone can find the same $335 deal again?
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:14 PM   #10
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Sometimes the aftmarket HID kits don't fit properly. I'm looking into getting those HID kits. They were the 6000k versions from Eaglite.

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Old 02-26-2002, 01:40 AM   #11
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Scoobysport has a Hella HID driving light kit to replace Subie foglights. It sounds like it'll bleach bones from light-years away--JUST what I was looking for. Unfortunately, it's (gulp) $1200 USD. I might have to save up for a set for the fall, it won't be dark that much till next winter, and I don't have the money for 'em this time of year.
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Old 02-26-2002, 11:38 PM   #12
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would aftermarket hids perform better in projecetor head lamps or the regular ones i have on now?
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:46 AM   #13
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I gather that using an hid kit in the stock housing gives a lot less illumination than using a higher performance projector/reflector. Winslow, I assume you're planning on using your kit in the stock headlight? Anyone else up here running hids?
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:48 AM   #14
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Not yet. Gots to find a good group buy and to have money at the same time.
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:37 PM   #15
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Aftermarket HIDs don't perform well in stock reflectors because of the bulb position. If you change the bulbs to HIDs then the beams focal length will be changed thus changing the beam pattern. They work better in projection type housings but nothing will be as good as an OEM placed HID kit. I'm using them in my Morette's which are the projection type.

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