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Old 07-04-2002, 07:08 PM   #1
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Who knew what good could come from having someone back into your car? I got the Outback bumper put on the front and used Hella 500 foglights. It took a while to get all the parts lined up, but I ended up getting it all done for $100 less than the estimate, so I actually made money! I haven't gotten a new grille yet, so the L grille is still installed and about a half inch too short, so it will be replaced soon. How do you like it?


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Old 07-04-2002, 07:13 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2002, 07:22 PM   #3
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Old 07-04-2002, 07:25 PM   #4
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I like it! Looks nice, so that was an tan colored outback bumper originaly? Nice wheels too
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Old 07-04-2002, 08:27 PM   #5
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Now that's a true HYBRID!!! Won't see many like it either! I like it!!!

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Old 07-04-2002, 08:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. The bumper is the same one that is usually grey or tan on Outbacks, though this one was new and was solid black. I'll see if I can get some better picutres in the light tommorow.


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Old 07-05-2002, 02:11 AM   #7
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Looks very nice and very unique.

now go get a scraper and get rid of that pinstripe.

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Old 07-05-2002, 02:54 AM   #8
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Wow, that looks amazing. Very nice touch esp with the WRX wheels; they make any car except the WRX look good.
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Old 07-05-2002, 03:00 AM   #9
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Makes me wonder if when my SUS gets repainted if i should have it painted a solid color...

I also plan on putting 500s on my car once it comes back to me, they are actully cheaper than the factory lights.

looks good, did the shop paint the bumper the correct way so it won't flake off in the place that is usually left black on the OB?
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Old 07-05-2002, 11:46 AM   #10
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Lookin good!

Monotone definitely looks nice, though I'm kinda used to my two-tone. Hmmm...

Out of curiosity, how did you mount the Hellas? I'd like to upgrade my fogs in the future, but I'm not too keen on how they mount.

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Old 07-05-2002, 01:45 PM   #11
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The Hella's have a one bolt mount on the bottom that can be rotated to come straight out of the back of the light or straight down towards the ground. The factory lights use four bolts in a square pattern at the back of the light bucket. I took a peice of angle iron 1"x1" (actually aluminum) and cut it to about 5 inches or so. Then I put three holes in it, the outer two to bolt to the lower two original mounting holes in the bumper, then the middle hole accepts the bolt coming straight back from the bottom of the light. The center bolt ended up bing slgihty off center toward the center of the car to get the light mounted properly, so play around with it until you like the mounting. It worked perfectly. I reccomend using the aluminum so that it doesn't rust, and use locking nuts so the lights don't get loose and bounce. I used the original plugs off the Subaru foglights and soldered them to the Hella's so I can just plug the right in to the factory harness and use the stock button. Since the bulbs are the same 55w as the factory lights, the stock wiring should be fine (considering I was running 100w bulbs in the old fogs with no problem). Thanks for the comments, and if I can answer any questions, just let me know.



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Old 07-05-2002, 01:48 PM   #12
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Wow, that looks amazing. Very nice touch esp with the WRX wheels; they make any car except the WRX look good.
I know...what's UP with that?

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Old 07-06-2002, 11:22 AM   #13
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Hey, That looks really good. Are those the Driving 500's? I'd like to see this mod done in Black.

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Old 07-06-2002, 11:01 PM   #14
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nice job on the bumper conversions. looks sweet and the wrx wheels do look good on any subaru except a wrx. your right rallysquirrel. i have wrx rims on my legacy and i love them but im not a fan of them on a wrx.
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:31 PM   #15
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Damn the silver Legacy is sweet!!!


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Old 11-13-2002, 05:16 PM   #16
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Sorry to bump this old thread - but I was wondering if you guys that did the conversion happened to know the part # of the front bumper you used, and how much it cost + paint cost? Mine has a small crack/bulge in it - just wanted to know how much it's going to cost me when I eventually fix it.

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Old 11-14-2002, 05:02 AM   #17
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Bumper was $175+tax. The part number (57730AC080) . Paint, I'm not so sure on as I had the front end repainted at the same time but would take a "wild" venture to say less than 400 (at the top end) out the door ($100 paint+tax).

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Old 11-14-2002, 02:35 PM   #18
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Man now that I have see this for the umpth time I'm getting my but into gear and buying the OB bumper and the Hella 500 amber lights I will have to do this after x-mass but I will have everything lined up.


One more question could you guy's have used the kartboy mount? Seen here:


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Old 11-14-2002, 03:42 PM   #19
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The more I see that the more I like it, I wanna do that, but at this point too many people have done it. I'll just import a body kit!
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Old 11-14-2002, 03:51 PM   #20
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The more I see that the more I like it, I wanna do that, but at this point too many people have done it. I'll just import a body kit!
I agree, out of 100 million cars in the USA, 2 conversions is enough.
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:00 PM   #21
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Hahaha, I've already ran into one on the road!
Who knows, if white knights car looks good enough, I might be convinced to do it as well...
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Old 11-15-2002, 12:57 AM   #22
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Well my car got another scrape on the front bumper today and this time I didn't do it(long story)... So this means after X-mass I will pick up the OB bumper and put it on my car.


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Old 11-15-2002, 01:55 AM   #23
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One more question could you guy's have used the kartboy mount? Seen here:

-Mark [/b]
I was thinking about it, but then realized that you can't use the mounting point of the Kartboy, since it's made for the impreza that has 3 mounting points. The Legacy has a mounting point at the top.

I'll be moving back to NY mid January and you can see how I mounted my lights. I'll be living in Westchester (near White Plains) for about a month, till I find an affordable ? place to live.
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Old 11-15-2002, 10:10 AM   #24
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Thanks... I did for get about that.


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Old 11-15-2002, 04:45 PM   #25
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I agree, out of 100 million cars in the USA, 2 conversions is enough.
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I was thinking about it, but then realized that you can't use the mounting point of the Kartboy, since it's made for the impreza that has 3 mounting points. The Legacy has a mounting point at the top.
I thought there were two mounting points. Of course, I'm not quite able visualize how that mount would fit up to an impreza, so can someone do a MSpaint diagram for me Have a bro-in-law in a machine shop who could make some creative changes to make a new one to fit the Leg. if I could see what's different

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