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Old 05-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Wanted: Fresh Lookin Headlights for my 08 WRX

Ok so I've done a tone of research and come to a simple conclusion, there are way to many headlight options out there to make a decision on my own. So I'm opening it up to the community to see what I should do. What I want ultimately are some nice bright HID lights and a dark housing. I know there are many retrofit options and way to go about having some lights similar to the Acura TSX, BMW 5 series, or just about any Audi. I already plan to add some LED flexi strips to the front end for the Audi look. I was also thinking of looking for some STI headlights as those should for perfectly...lease I would assume so. Let me know what you think best options are price wise and if you have an 08,09 drop some pics. Oh and no angel eyes...thas weak sauce.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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no help? really?
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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no help? really?
nope

try plasticX for a new look
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
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paint the insides, do a tsx/s2k retrofit. add flexi strips if youd like.

why start a whole new thread about this? just do it.

sti housings are not worth the price. the light output is not that great.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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well eff me right?
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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paint the insides, do a tsx/s2k retrofit. add flexi strips if youd like.

why start a whole new thread about this? just do it.

sti housings are not worth the price. the light output is not that great.
This. I would personally grab some fx35 clear lens HID's if you can find them (assuming they will fit in your housing).

I've had the TSX and the FX35, very similar lowbeam output, but the fx35's are bi-xenon
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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The best way to get the "Audi look" is to sell your car and by an Audi.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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wow the dud asked for help no need to bash him lol... id try TSX swap with the flex strip. cheaper then geting 08 sti lights and looks beter
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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is there a tutorial post on how to dissemble 08+ headlights for painting?
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:51 PM   #10
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The best way to get the "Audi look" is to sell your car and by an Audi.
Yeah I'd love to. You got a spare $33,000 or so you could hook a brother up with?

Lookin forward to a tutorial on painting headlights and yeah flexi strips are gonna be the plan.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:28 AM   #11
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is there a tutorial post on how to dissemble 08+ headlights for painting?
same basic idea as the old ones. just get all the screws out and throw in the oven
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #12
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I already plan to add some LED flexi strips to the front end for the Audi look...Oh and no angel eyes...thas weak sauce.
Uh, FYI LED flexistrips is last years "Angel eyes"


Yes it's neat looking, but don't bother with something you'll be embarassed with by next year.
Checkout Lightwerks stuff.
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