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Old 08-29-2012, 01:05 AM   #876
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that isn't i agree. Hid's in halogen reflectors is. If i were to do hid's i would do a retrofit, but I'm happy with the light output i have
I was happy with my light output too before I had my retrofitted my car with HID projectors, now I can never go back to halogen reflectors, they're so dingy and dim. Plus a nice set of HID projectors surely gets heads turning when you drive by.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:26 AM   #877
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I was happy with my light output too before I had my retrofitted my car with HID projectors, now I can never go back to halogen reflectors, they're so dingy and dim. Plus a nice set of HID projectors surely gets heads turning when you drive by.
but the cost of the conversion vs h9 bulbs just isn't with it to me
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #878
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sorry guys I tried searching but does anyone know if the aero splash guards and strake kit will fit on a non sport model hatch? If not, why?.....Thanks
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #879
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sorry guys I tried searching but does anyone know if the aero splash guards and strake kit will fit on a non sport model hatch? If not, why?.....Thanks
It won't fit. They bolt on to the side skirt . And the side skirt is bolted on to the body of the car.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #880
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sorry guys I tried searching but does anyone know if the aero splash guards and strake kit will fit on a non sport model hatch? If not, why?.....Thanks
rally armor fits though!
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #881
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Rally Armor For The Win!
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #882
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Hey! I don't think getting retrofit HID projectors is rice.

Where are those guys from? I dig it!
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #883
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I agree, those projectors are secksay.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:32 PM   #884
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If I had the cajones I would try the retrofit it myself. I am hoping that there will be aftermarket headlights at some point.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #885
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Here are the net prices for everyone. I got these parts today for what the dealer paid for them. i had the dealer order these parts for me. last week they quoted me Front spoiler installed $325.45, Rear Aero splash guard $225.68 and front mesh grille $292.72 which totaled out to $843.85. for everything. He also had told me they were giving me 15% off the list price and the number i just listed reflect 15% off plus install prices.i was going to see if i could talk them down a bit but thats before i caught a glimpse of the order sheet they handed me by mistake with all the net prices for the parts on it. here is my bill after i said i wanted them all for net price and said ill do the install myself

I hope this saves you all some money
If you only knew how much that net price is marked up... :/ I wish my friend still worked at subaru.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #886
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If you only knew how much that net price is marked up... :/ I wish my friend still worked at subaru.
Yeah... used to work at a commercial office furniture dealership... our cost would be anywhere from 50-80% off list pricing depending on what contract you ordered on. Marked up from there. 15% off list & the dealer is still making a hefty profit margin there.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:38 AM   #887
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Where are those guys from? I dig it!
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I agree, those projectors are secksay.
Glad you guys like them.

I got them from the retrofit source, they are the Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (D2S) with upgraded ballasts (which is a direct OEM bolt on).

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Rally Armor For The Win!
I have the aero splash guards and strake kit and I want the rally armors too but I have to do some cutting in order to get the rally armors to fit, which is a pita. So I guess I will leave them as is for now.

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If I had the cajones I would try the retrofit it myself. I am hoping that there will be aftermarket headlights at some point.
Check these retrofitters out: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/rec...trofitters.php
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #888
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Anyone know the longest/widest 198 led bulb you can fit in the "eye brow" parking light housing?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #889
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Glad you guys like them.

I got them from the retrofit source, they are the Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (D2S) with upgraded ballasts (which is a direct OEM bolt on).

Was it a hard install for that kit? They also have that quik-retrofit kit that they make for the impreza 2011, which apparently fits on the 2012 too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #890
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If you only knew how much that net price is marked up... :/ I wish my friend still worked at subaru.
My good friend is a head technician at a Subaru dealership. His price on parts is about the same prices you see on subaruonlineparts.com. The discount is not as good as you think!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:22 AM   #891
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Anyone know the longest/widest 198 led bulb you can fit in the "eye brow" parking light housing?
I thought it would be these, which are T10s.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/280911408823?...84.m1439.l2649

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Was it a hard install for that kit? They also have that quik-retrofit kit that they make for the impreza 2011, which apparently fits on the 2012 too.
No not really, I had a buddy of mine to help me with it. The quik-retrofit kit does not fit, I know for a fact because they had suggested it would fit too, until I pointed out the 2012's headlights are completely different than those found in the 2011 Impreza.

On a separate note the festoon bulbs for the map and dome lights are 31 mm? I've ordered 2 each of the 12 SMD and 16 SMD ones.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120970661537?...84.m1439.l2649
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170868314745?...84.m1439.l2649

I'm hoping they are the right ones and they fit.

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:12 AM   #892
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Wow! it is gonna be bright in your car...lol! I used the 4 SMD for each map light and the 6 SMD for the dome and the 6 SMD is really bright already.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:38 AM   #893
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Wow! it is gonna be bright in your car...lol! I used the 4 SMD for each map light and the 6 SMD for the dome and the 6 SMD is really bright already.
I did get the right ones though, I think? Bright is better though. I have these in my hatch light http://www.ebay.ca/itm/280911408823?...84.m1439.l2649

So I think it can't be too bright.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #894
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I thought it would be these, which are T10s.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/280911408823?...84.m1439.l2649



No not really, I had a buddy of mine to help me with it. The quik-retrofit kit does not fit, I know for a fact because they had suggested it would fit too, until I pointed out the 2012's headlights are completely different than those found in the 2011 Impreza.

On a separate note the festoon bulbs for the map and dome lights are 31 mm? I've ordered 2 each of the 12 SMD and 16 SMD ones.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120970661537?...84.m1439.l2649
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170868314745?...84.m1439.l2649

I'm hoping they are the right ones and they fit.
The bulbs you purchased should fit. I put the same ones in my dome light. They are super bright.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #895
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anyone install footwell leds? Im sure its possible, but is it easy?

all the threads on here are either pre'12 or no distinct answers how to.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:25 PM   #896
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anyone install footwell leds? Im sure its possible, but is it easy?

all the threads on here are either pre'12 or no distinct answers how to.
Wondering the same thing since I had the footwell illumination kit in my 2011. Looking for a red "tactical" look in my 2012.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:18 AM   #897
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Also curious if anyone has installed the Whiteline HD 20mm rear sway bar on a 2012 impreza yet? If the 19mm STI bar will fit, the 20mm should be good without too much oversteer. They are on eBay for $150 including bushings.

Also curious what the 35w DDM kit in 5000k would look like a s a replacement in our projector housing. I've heard so many say it's not ideal, but if it's brighter without blinding people, what's the downside?

Just picked up my premium yesterday and already swapped my RA mudflaps from my 2011 and they look great. Tint, low beams and aftermarket fogs are next.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #898
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Also curious what the 35w DDM kit in 5000k would look like a s a replacement in our projector housing. I've heard so many say it's not ideal, but if it's brighter without blinding people, what's the downside?
we don't have projector housings and that's the problem. It will be blinding to oncoming traffic.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #899
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we don't have projector housings and that's the problem. It will be blinding to oncoming traffic.
Sorry, I meant reflector. So what bulbs are people using to upgrade the factory lighting without retrofitting reflectors? I read this entire thread, and there are a few references to LED, but those aren't as bright as halogen.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #900
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Sorry, I meant reflector. So what bulbs are people using to upgrade the factory lighting without retrofitting reflectors? I read this entire thread, and there are a few references to LED, but those aren't as bright as halogen.
Nobody is retrofitting reflectors either. I'm not trying to sound mean but you sound way too confused to attempt this modification....if I were you I'd let it go and move on to something else.
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