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Old 12-01-2012, 09:19 AM   #151
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Will they bolt directly up to the halogen housing and will the electrical plug directly in, with no modification?
Both halogen and hid projectors have the same mounting points. Even the lens base and cutoff plates are swappable between the 2 types of projectors. What changes is the bulb mount that for halogen is H11 and circular and for hid is D2S and eliptycal.

As for the electrical, the headlights have the base and screw points for hid ballasts on both halogen and hid models. For the halogen model, there's a grommet passing the cables through for the H11 plug. You'll need to remove that grommet and unplud the H11 harness from the headlight harness. The plug you're left with from the headlight harness will plug right in your new ballast, and your new ballast should come with its seal, the harness to plug to your headlight harness and the harness for the D2S bulb.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #152
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... and cutoff plates are swappable between the 2 types of projectors.
No sir, the plates will not swap. I tried, but they are keyed differently on the edges to make sure they line up straight.

Left is STi, right is WRX.

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:28 PM   #153
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Re-baked the headlamps open to bend the squirrel finders, realign the just slightly off rotation projector, and removed washers down to one washer on each screw. Here's the resulting output.

@ 2 feet


@ 20 feet



@ 100 feet



Out driving...


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Old 01-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #154
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Damn, so you made the cutoff sharper and the light distribution better on a stock projector with just a clear lens and a slight adjustment of the cutoff plates? Looks great.
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Re-baked the headlamps open to bend the squirrel finders, realign the just slightly off rotation, and removed washers down to one washer on each screw. Here's the resulting output.
Looks good. Any reason the shield - bulb is set up for a slight bowing? If not, then either the bulb is tilted too high or the shield is a bit low. I guess you did it to increase the low beam output?
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Looks good. Any reason the shield - bulb is set up for a slight bowing? If not, then either the bulb is tilted too high or the shield is a bit low. I guess you did it to increase the low beam output?
I don't know the reason... the only differences between the stock configuration and my configuration is:

1. bent squirrel finder
2. 1 #6 washer between each top screw of the lens holder

I did have to modify the back cup to clear the D2S>AMP connector so it wouldn't push on the adapter and distort the beam, which was one of the issues leading me to reopen the headlamp (when I installed the cups, the force pushed the ball joint of the reflector off the housing and I couldn't get it to snap back in). I might have to check it again to make sure it's not touching and pushing the bulp a mm out of place of the hotspot center.

If only I had actually bought a ballast with a D2 connector instead of the AMP ones I have...
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The reason I ask is that for RX330 non-AFS for example, when replacing the oem lens with a clear lens, a slight nudge of the lens up/down left/right may alter the planar relationship between the HID's arc, reflector bowl, low beam cutoff plane, and the lens' focal point. I've seen pictures where the output bows up like that, and nudging it the right way (down?) a millimeter supposedly corrects it. A nudged HID bulb due to the D2S-->AMP adapter might also do that.
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The reason I ask is that for RX330 non-AFS for example, when replacing the oem lens with a clear lens, a slight nudge of the lens up/down left/right may alter the planar relationship between the HID's arc, reflector bowl, low beam cutoff plane, and the lens' focal point. I've seen pictures where the output bows up like that, and nudging it the right way (down?) a millimeter supposedly corrects it. A nudged HID bulb due to the D2S-->AMP adapter might also do that.
Sounds legit, but there's no way to get me to re-bake the assembly yet again, especially not in this weather. I don't remember much of any play with the lens in the cradle, but it's possible that it might move a mm or so. I remember the amount of force I had to exert to get it out of the cradle, and the amount of springback when the new one was inserted. It wasn't going anywhere. It would also seem odd if the lens location directly correlated to this problem, since the probability of having both left and right lenses out of planar alignment by the same extent and location would seem very slim.

I did see that there was still a good deal of pressure being exerted on the connector from the dust cap... enough to necessitate having to re aim one of the projectors lower by several inches from a projected distance of about 20 feet. The culprit was the rubber grommet being used to feed the wires through, which is directly interfering with the rear of the D2S>AMP connector. I removed the rubber grommets for now until I find a more effective external way to seal from dust and moisture. While it eased the bowing slightly, there is still a small amount of bowing apparent...something I might just have to live with. I'll see how different the output is in a few days when I return home from the weekend and can take pictures near a clear wall.

Thanks for the assistance.
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I see. I was concerned that any gain you made tuning the projector is overshadowed by how the cutoff bows up much higher than the low beam step. As a result, you won't be able to align the pitch as high as if the sides didn't bow up that much. Lower pitch means lower distance lighting.
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Damn, so you made the cutoff sharper and the light distribution better on a stock projector with just a clear lens and a slight adjustment of the cutoff plates? Looks great.
Not the stock WRX projector, he purchased 07 sti stock projectors. It does look very good.

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The reason I ask is that for RX330 non-AFS for example, when replacing the oem lens with a clear lens, a slight nudge of the lens up/down left/right may alter the planar relationship between the HID's arc, reflector bowl, low beam cutoff plane, and the lens' focal point. I've seen pictures where the output bows up like that, and nudging it the right way (down?) a millimeter supposedly corrects it. A nudged HID bulb due to the D2S-->AMP adapter might also do that.
I'm trying to decide what projector to use in my headlights, I've already done a retrofit with mini d2s projectors and they are pretty sub par compared to other OEM projectors. Do you have any info of RX330s or RX350s fitting in our housings?

The OEM sti projector route seems like a decent option too, but it usually isn't mentioned in the retrofitting forums so I'm assuming FX-Rs or RX___ would perform better.
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Do you have any info of RX330s or RX350s fitting in our housings?
No. I own a GD bugeye. Never owned any GH/GR/GE/GV Impreza.

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The OEM sti projector route seems like a decent option too, but it usually isn't mentioned in the retrofitting forums so I'm assuming FX-Rs or RX___ would perform better.
OEM STi with clear lens is not common in general retrofit forums; but the relative volume of the supply probably plays a big role

If you want more width at the expense of distance low and good high beam, FX-R is probably a good direction imho. I'd rather have more distance lighting than width; even the Mini D2S gives more than enough width relative to halogen projectors or reflectors imho.

Another option is to set up 2 selectable pairs of biX. One with good width, and another with good distance. If I were to do that, I'd consider FX-R or LS430 (if it can fit) for width, and either e46, e55 or TRS' e55 replica (EvoX-R) for the distance. But I wouldn't advocate using both pairs at the same time all the time.

Disclaimer: These are based on pictures posted in threads in HIDP, aside from my first hand use of Mini D2S and EvoX-R.
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Thanks for the info.

I'm not interested in messing with a quad retrofit, that's out of the window for me.

If the FX-R is more about width than throw, what other bixenon or low beam projector would you recommend for better throw? How does the Sti compare to FX-R?

I think a projector pair costing more than $200 is really expensive but I could be stretched to $300 if it's worth it. I forget how much the OP spent on these sti projectors (Edit he got them for $135 on here), I'm going to try to search for some to get an idea what they're selling for.

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I'm not sure how the STi and FX-R compare on throw, but the FX-R is definitely wider. In my experience, the STi has an excellent throw distance, based on my observations against other cars on the road.

I bought my projectors on here for $100 shipped. However, they are few and far between. As satrya said, they aren't in high demand and their availability is quite low. In my case, I bumped a FS thread that had been dormant for 6 months and the guy still had them. I would imagine if you had a U-pull-it around you could probably call and see if there are any 06+ STi's around with intact or broken headlamps and harvest the projector bowls out of the assemblies. Lenses and their carriages don't matter as you can use your WRX lens holder as it's the same.

I do know another thread where a member is selling a set of TSX projectors, which is another fine low beam projector that takes minimal work to fit into the 08+ housing (some bowl grinding and a few screw holes in the reflector housing, someone on here as a writeup for it) for a decent price. That would be another option.

I know there is a writeup on HIDplanet for someone with a 2012 WRX who just performed an FX-R/Mini H1 quad projector setup, so fitting the FX-R is possible, but it might take a bit more work. Not sure how much, as he didn't really give many details on the effort.

Doing an FX-R or TSX was something I considered, but I needed to have the car up and running quick and didn't have an extra set of housings to play with. Given that, and the availability of the projectors when I looked, I did the STi retro instead since there was minimal work involved with no modification to the housing.
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I'm not sure how the STi and FX-R compare on throw, but the FX-R is definitely wider. In my experience, the STi has an excellent throw distance, based on my observations against other cars on the road.

I bought my projectors on here for $100 shipped. However, they are few and far between. As satrya said, they aren't in high demand and their availability is quite low. In my case, I bumped a FS thread that had been dormant for 6 months and the guy still had them. I would imagine if you had a U-pull-it around you could probably call and see if there are any 06+ STi's around with intact or broken headlamps and harvest the projector bowls out of the assemblies. Lenses and their carriages don't matter as you can use your WRX lens holder as it's the same.

I do know another thread where a member is selling a set of TSX projectors, which is another fine low beam projector that takes minimal work to fit into the 08+ housing (some bowl grinding and a few screw holes in the reflector housing, someone on here as a writeup for it) for a decent price. That would be another option.

I know there is a writeup on HIDplanet for someone with a 2012 WRX who just performed an FX-R/Mini H1 quad projector setup, so fitting the FX-R is possible, but it might take a bit more work. Not sure how much, as he didn't really give many details on the effort.

Doing an FX-R or TSX was something I considered, but I needed to have the car up and running quick and didn't have an extra set of housings to play with. Given that, and the availability of the projectors when I looked, I did the STi retro instead since there was minimal work involved with no modification to the housing.
P.rico, thanks that's great info. I'm in the same exact boat as you, I don't want to have to buy another set of headlights so I will need to do this in a single day (I did my current mini D2s after work and finished around 1am haha since it was my first time).

I'll look for sti projectors, it looks like my options are FX-R, RX-AFS, or STI. Nothing else seems to be in my price range and of this short list, only the STI would be "easy" to do. My only hesitation is I don't know how the STI performs vs these other options, since I'm doing this retro again I want to get the best performance I can (within reason).

I did see that thread about the guy with 12' WRX quad retrofit, he has a thread on here too. As you said he didn't give much details but from what he mentioned and what TRS told me, FX-Rs should fit in with minimal cutting. Custom mounting on the other hand would probably be required.
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the "throw" you guys are reffering to is meaningless. because all projectors should be aimed to the same point on the same car. if you are refering to the brightness of the center of the cutoff area then FXr's are much better than the sti's even if the sti' have the tsx lens upgrade.


Best low beam bang for your buck is tsx projectors which can be had for around 125$ on hidplanet.com

best bixenon for your buck is the mini h1 bixenon kit from TRS.

Best performing low beam would either be the S2k (300-340$) projectors.

best performing bixenon that will fit would be the FXr 3.0 with 2.5" lens

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If the FX-R is more about width than throw, what other bixenon or low beam projector would you recommend for better throw? How does the Sti compare to FX-R?
Just to add to what P.Rico remarked.

If quad is out of the question, and you want to keep the cost to below $200, you can go with oem biX like the e46 and e55, and then add a clear lens if you want to have a sharp cutoff. Those two seem to be the recommended by members in HIDP that seem to have been around for a while and/or did many retrofits in terms of throw. As I mentioned, I have TRS' replica of the e55, the EvoX-R, which to me has a very good distance lighting. Since you already have all the necessary components for a retrofit (from having done one), I assume you're just looking to replace the projectors. If that's the case buying a new EvoX-R should be within budget.

Alternatively, if you look for a pair of good e46 or e55, they may cost you less than $100 shipped (look for it in members for sale threads in HIDP for example). Add another set of harness and ballast, and you get a quad.

That's pretty much how I ended up with a quad setup; I started with Mini D2S and wanted something for highway use.
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the problem with e46 and e55 projectors is that they have a 3" lens and wont fit right and require tricky wiring due to a 3 wire bixenon controller on the e46.

the Evo Xr projectors are amazing for forground and distance but lack a little bit on the width. their high beams are unmatched, but but since you already have a stock Highbeam I would go with something that has a better low beam and that will fit your application

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the "throw" you guys are reffering to is meaningless. because all projectors should be aimed to the same point on the same car. if you are refering to the brightness of the center of the cutoff area then FXr's are much better than the sti's even if the sti' have the tsx lens upgrade.


Best low beam bang for your buck is tsx projectors which can be had for around 125$ on hidplanet.com

best bixenon for your buck is the mini h1 bixenon kit from TRS.

Best performing low beam would either be the S2k (300-340$) projectors.

best performing bixenon that will fit would be the FXr 3.0 with 2.5" lens

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Yes by throw I meant intensity near the cutoff. Thanks for this breakdown, it is helpful. So you are saying FX-R > mini H1? I'm willing to pay for FX-Rs, they're only $140

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Just to add to what P.Rico remarked.

If quad is out of the question, and you want to keep the cost to below $200, you can go with oem biX like the e46 and e55, and then add a clear lens if you want to have a sharp cutoff. Those two seem to be the recommended by members in HIDP that seem to have been around for a while and/or did many retrofits in terms of throw. As I mentioned, I have TRS' replica of the e55, the EvoX-R, which to me has a very good distance lighting. Since you already have all the necessary components for a retrofit (from having done one), I assume you're just looking to replace the projectors. If that's the case buying a new EvoX-R should be within budget.

Alternatively, if you look for a pair of good e46 or e55, they may cost you less than $100 shipped (look for it in members for sale threads in HIDP for example). Add another set of harness and ballast, and you get a quad.

That's pretty much how I ended up with a quad setup; I started with Mini D2S and wanted something for highway use.
Thanks satrya, I did consider EVO-XR but I wasn't sure how it compared to my other options.

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the problem with e46 and e55 projectors is that they have a 3" lens and wont fit right and require tricky wiring due to a 3 wire bixenon controller on the e46.

the Evo Xr projectors are amazing for forground and distance but lack a little bit on the width. their high beams are unmatched, but but since you already have a stock Highbeam I would go with something that has a better low beam and that will fit your application

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Does the evo-xr have the same tricky wiring you mention?

Could you make a list like you made in 2 posts earlier, not for bang for your buck but for best performance under $300?

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low beam: TSX < RXxx < etc..
bi xenon: Mini D2s < EVOXR < etc..

Or would that be an over simplification because some are better in width and others in intensity?
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the "throw" you guys are reffering to is meaningless. because all projectors should be aimed to the same point on the same car.
While there are examples of poorly designed projectors, there is no such thing as "best" that applies to everyone. Even if we limit the attributes to 4 simple things: evenness (or non-spottiness), hotspot intensity, beam width, and foreground intensity (or lack thereof); different people will value the relative strengths differently. Given the same bulb and ballast, every projector has to make do with the same amount of light source. Different designs tradeoff these to a different extent.

There's a very useful thread in HIDP showing road intensity maps of different low and high beams (link here). Some put more intensity to the high beam relative to the low beam. Even distance throw is an oversimplification, as you can see that the distance reach on the road can be different from one design to another.

Going back to the question on whether intensity near the cutoff is important or not; given the same alignment, and assuming they are identical, a projector with a more intense hotspot will be able to extend the higher-illuminated region farther. I'm not sure why that doesn't matter.

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Yes, e46, e55, and e55r (EvoX-R) are all 3", but that just requires some shroud/housing trimming. I wasn't aware of the 3 wire solenoid.
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the EVO-XR does not. but it will not fit a 06+ impreza or 05+ legacy because it has a 3" lens.
These are the common projectors in this list, there are others that are rare but don't make a big difference.

low beam projectors (from best to worst)

LS430 (fits in 2% of the vehicles out there) >s2000>rx330 afs w/tsx lens > rx330 non-afs with tsx / custom sheild > TSX > .....ect ect

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TL w/zkw lens > FXr 3.0 > RX350 > Evo XR > TRS H1 > TRS D2S > e46

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BTW the EVO Xr is just as good as the FX3.0 but the width is a little less, but they have much better high beams and a nicer hotspot of light**

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Awesome thanks! And if you deleted projectors on those two lists that could not possibly fit into our housings, it looks like the S2000, then RX-AFS would be the best low beam and the FX-R would be the best bixenon, correct? Could TLs fit in 08+ impreza headlights?
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TL's would NOT fit at all.

FXrs require some trimming,
Evo X's can fit with a decent amount of trimming

the RX-afs is the best low beam with ease of fitment.

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You rock man, I haven't found such definitive info on this forum specifically for our headlight housings, glad it's been shared.

I think giving up bixenons should be fine with my halogen highs so I'm leaning towards the RX-AFS
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I have been doing retrofits for customers since 2005. I noticed subaru people tend to spend more money on modding their engine bays as opposed to things like headlights or led lighting. Usually any type of HID is a huge upgrade to our stock lights but no one here really has a lot of experience for comparison to understand what is what.

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any of you guys have condensation issues after/before the swap? i did a projector swap and have crazy condensation. didnt add anymore oem silicone(Butyl) to the lights.
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