Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
Rizzo314
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 42215
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indianapolis
Vehicle:
2002 WRX being built
and going for 10s :evil:

Default My JDM STi Morimoto HID Projector Retrofit

Just wanted to throw up some pictures of my Morimoto retrofit I just finished. I've had the JDM STi lights for about 9 years now and finally got around to retrofitting them.

Instead of using the original projector bowl to mount the new projectors (like most have done), I opted to have some custom plates cut that allow them to be mounted directly to the bracket inside the headlight. This retains the stock adjustment, as well as making your horizontal alignment pretty much spot on. I also wanted to get the projector lens as far forward as possible. There were very minimal modifications that needed to be made to the stock headlight with this method.






I needed to clearance the stock bracket to allow the projector to sit further forward.




Before clearancing (and where I think most other retrofits sit):








And this is where the lens was after I got the projector as far forward as I could.




As with the other retrofits, the mount for the stock cut off shield still needed to be cut out.




The lens bracket was hitting the inside of the stock bracket, causing it to sit at an angle, so some of that had to be removed.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Rizzo314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
Rizzo314
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 42215
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indianapolis
Vehicle:
2002 WRX being built
and going for 10s :evil:

Default












And finished. Now I just need to get some stuff to restore the headlight lenses.

Rizzo314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
Rufryda
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138656
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island, NY
Vehicle:
2003 WRX SQC#279
PSM

Default

Man that looks great!! Thanks for posting, I think its time for my old jdm headlights shine a lil better. I like your approach compare to others, do you know where i can get those custom brackets?

Get the 3M headlight restoration kit to refinish the lens.
Rufryda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
frederik
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 64405
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: St-Georges, QC, Canada
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
WRB - Cobb Stg 2

Default

Yes very nice job. I like how the black ring fills the void between the projector lense and chrome ring, diameter wise. Its black so you dont notice it, whereas with the TSX I had it was very apparent the lenses were 2.5 inch in a place made for a 3".
frederik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
Rizzo314
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 42215
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indianapolis
Vehicle:
2002 WRX being built
and going for 10s :evil:

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufryda View Post
Man that looks great!! Thanks for posting, I think its time for my old jdm headlights shine a lil better. I like your approach compare to others, do you know where i can get those custom brackets?

Get the 3M headlight restoration kit to refinish the lens.
I had the brackets custom cut, but do have an extra set I would be willing to sell.

The car needs a full detail anyways, so I may see what the detailer can do with the lenses.

Quote:
Originally Posted by frederik View Post
Yes very nice job. I like how the black ring fills the void between the projector lense and chrome ring, diameter wise. Its black so you dont notice it, whereas with the TSX I had it was very apparent the lenses were 2.5 inch in a place made for a 3".
Thanks.

I'm glad I cut the shroud down and put it on. As simple as that part was, it made a huge difference.
Rizzo314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
Rufryda
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138656
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island, NY
Vehicle:
2003 WRX SQC#279
PSM

Default

Was that shroud part of the projector kit?
Rufryda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
Rizzo314
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 42215
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indianapolis
Vehicle:
2002 WRX being built
and going for 10s :evil:

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufryda View Post
Was that shroud part of the projector kit?
I didn't order the kit, but yes it came with the projector.
Rizzo314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.