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Old 07-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #126
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Could you expand on this a little please? It sounds like you just bought the projectors from them and swapped that part out of your housings vs. shipping your housings to them and having them do it, is that right?

Did you also purchase the harness, wiring, bulbs, etc. from them too?

And at the risk of being too nosy, how much did this set you back and was it worth it? I ask because lighting is a big factor in my next purchase. The HIDs are pushing me to the "Limited" whereas I would probably just buy a "Base" WRX if HIDs were included or an option.
The Retrofit source only sells parts. They will not do the retrofit for you so you will have to disassemble the headlights yourself.

However, they provide the complete it including the harness, projectors, ballasts, capsules and mounting brackets that are car specific. It is literally plug in play in terms of removing your old projectors and installing the new ones. No fab work is required.

Yes...HID's (properly setup ones/not eBay PNP crap) are very worth it. I have retrofitted every car that didn't come with them from the factory for years.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #127
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The Retrofit source only sells parts. They will not do the retrofit for you so you will have to disassemble the headlights yourself.

However, they provide the complete it including the harness, projectors, ballasts, capsules and mounting brackets that are car specific. It is literally plug in play in terms of removing your old projectors and installing the new ones. No fab work is required.

Yes...HID's (properly setup ones/not eBay PNP crap) are very worth it. I have retrofitted every car that didn't come with them from the factory for years.
I have this exact same retrofit kit, and I agree, it is VERY worth it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #128
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Love this car! I'm very impressed by all of the work and the attention to detail. Just got my JPM boots today and have been looking to do the exact same setup with the STI center conceal. The WRX should have come with it as well IMO.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #129
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The Retrofit source only sells parts. They will not do the retrofit for you so you will have to disassemble the headlights yourself.

However, they provide the complete it including the harness, projectors, ballasts, capsules and mounting brackets that are car specific. It is literally plug in play in terms of removing your old projectors and installing the new ones. No fab work is required.

Yes...HID's (properly setup ones/not eBay PNP crap) are very worth it. I have retrofitted every car that didn't come with them from the factory for years.
I am just wondering what kind of retrofit kit did you get for your car?
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #130
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I am just wondering what kind of retrofit kit did you get for your car?
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=254
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #131
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Looks great!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #132
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More JPM in the car...

Where did you get that cup holder cover piece? Or did that come stock on the hatch? Thanks!

Subbed for an awesome build thread. Keep it coming man

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #133
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Where did you get that cup holder cover piece? Or did that come stock on the hatch? Thanks!

Subbed for an awesome build thread. Keep it coming man

Thanks!

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That is a STI center console actually. It was easier to wrap than the WRX version so I picked up one used for cheap.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #134
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Thanks man. If you dont mind my asking, how much did all the work JPM did end up costing you? I was thinking of going a similar route with my sedan, but I'm pretty far away in NY. Did you do the headliner as well?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #135
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Thanks man. If you dont mind my asking, how much did all the work JPM did end up costing you? I was thinking of going a similar route with my sedan, but I'm pretty far away in NY. Did you do the headliner as well?
Call Alex at JPM for a quote.

I haven't done the headliner yet. That is the last on the list as we are getting the seats, doorcards and steering wheel finalized this week.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #136
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really nice car becareful with launches
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #137
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really nice car becareful with launches
Thanks! No launching with this car. Wouldn't do it if I had the 6 speed either.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #138
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Thanks! No launching with this car. Wouldn't do it if I had the 6 speed either.
I'm with you on that. I launched my other wrx at the strip a few times and while it was fun I felt bad for the car afterward.

I'm pretty much set on the Work Emotion 11R in matte black because they look great on silver. I won't be lowering the car and don't want to roll my fenders so my plan is 18x8.5 with 245/40/18's.

Also, where did you order your wheels from?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #139
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I'm with you on that. I launched my other wrx at the strip a few times and while it was fun I felt bad for the car afterward.

I'm pretty much set on the Work Emotion 11R in matte black because they look great on silver. I won't be lowering the car and don't want to roll my fenders so my plan is 18x8.5 with 245/40/18's.

Also, where did you order your wheels from?
You will clear just fine at that fitment on stock suspension. I got my set from Mark at RavSpec. Great guy...tell him I sent you over!
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #140
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I got a teaser a second ago sent to my phone...tomorrow is going to be a great day...

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #141
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Seat is going to look killer! Did you ever get one for the passenger side?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #142
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Seat is going to look killer! Did you ever get one for the passenger side?
I have always had it. It was just hanging out at JPM. Both fronts will match!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #143
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I have always had it. It was just hanging out at JPM. Both fronts will match!
I'm very excited for this!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #144
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You will clear just fine at that fitment on stock suspension. I got my set from Mark at RavSpec. Great guy...tell him I sent you over!
Thanks for the recommendation.

I know your wheels and tires are a bit bigger than what I'm getting but did you notice any decrease in acceleration with them?
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #145
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Thanks for the recommendation.

I know your wheels and tires are a bit bigger than what I'm getting but did you notice any decrease in acceleration with them?
I really didn't. The day, conditions and other factors play a lot bigger role than just the weight of the wheels. The 11R's are not heavy for their size either so you will be fine.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #146
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #147
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Did you hard wire install the V1?
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #148
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Did you hard wire install the V1?
I did. Ran the wire up through the factory wire channel, along the headliner, down the drivers side A pillar to the fuse box. I actually used the Valentine hardwire plus accessory box so I can hook up my remote display later if I want to.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #149
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Cleanest car hands down I've ever seen before. Everything is perfect and every detail is precise. Nice job!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #150
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Clean, beautiful. I am completely on board with your design philosophy and want to emulate it. Your comment about the JDM radio bezel encapsulates it. Thanks for all the hard work in posting. I can't wait to see the new seat in the car.
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