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Old 04-19-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Question about mixing O-Nex HID kit (JNA's) with STi HID housing

Hey guys. I know most people who buy the O-Nex kit or any other aftermarket HID kit for that matter either throw 'em in their stock halogen reflector housing or use them with projectors either through a mod or aftermarket housing.

If you have an '04 WRX like I do, and you installed an HID kit like O-Nex, but installed '04-'05 STi headlight housings in place of the WRX OEM ones, would the O-Nex kit installed look pretty good with decent cut-off line/output (4300k bulbs)?

AKA if I installed the O-Nex kit in my WRX but got the STi housings first which are made properly for HIDs, it shouldn't look much different than stock STi lights right? B/c the housings will have proper reflectors and cut-off plate that my stock ones do not. Also, I won't have to buy the Lightwerks adapter or STi HID parts.

Is any of this incorrect or will I have to do anything special with the housings/HID kit since I would have the STi housings?
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:58 AM   #2
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There is a vast different in quality between OE make HID equipment and your cheapo/knock off kits.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:03 AM   #3
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Thanks. That part I understand but comparing the O-Nex kit + stock '04 WRX housings to O-Nex kit + STi housings....the latter must make way more sense since STi housings are build differently correct?

I mean it will have a correct or close cutoff (better than no cutoff at all lol) and won't shine the light all over the road right? And I don't see any reason why it still isn't plug-n-play..I mean you replace the different housings (easy) and still connect the O-Nex kit the same way as before right? And they'll still pop right into the bulb hole of the new housings?
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Yes, HID reflectors are different. Aside from quality and longevity aspects, OE HID bulbs also produce less glare than some of the generic brands.
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Thanks. I guess one last thing I don't understand, when you buy stock STi housings with OEM bulbs/ballasts, is there anything to installing in a WRX when you buy the Lightwerks harness (half way down this page, $75: http://www.lightwerkz.net/prod_subaru.htm)?

Does that harness totally make the install plug-n-play? As in: replace WRX housings with STi ones, mount ballasts, stick STi bulbs into housings and connect to car via Lightwerks harness and adjust level? Is there anything else or does that harness completely take the place of all soldering and anything else difficult?

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That's a question you should ask Lightwerkz.
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