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Old 01-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #26
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You don't need one but then I think you'd need an adapter from the ballast the your stock low beam, the nice thing about the relay is it's not getting power from the stock wires that were made for the halogens and will be more consistent off the battery plus it's also fused, also did it come with the high beam splitters?(if you care about the high beam functionality of the projectors)
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #27
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You don't need one but then I think you'd need an adapter from the ballast the your stock low beam, the nice thing about the relay is it's not getting power from the stock wires that were made for the halogens and will be more consistent off the battery plus it's also fused, also did it come with the high beam splitters?(if you care about the high beam functionality of the projectors)

Not doing the high beams. I never use high beams even when I'm out on dark country roads all alone...just never have..because usually 2 seconds later I have to switch them off because another car is coming.

I think I'm set. Purchased the Mini D2S projectors, wrx brackets to bolt right up, morimoto d2s bulbs, and the ds2 to pnp hid ballast adapter. I also just purchased an extra set of OEM lights so now I'll feel more comfortable baking the lights since I'll have lights on my car while I'm doing this retro.

Looking forward to it! I understand the morimoto d2s projectors might not be the best, but as long as they're better than halogen I will be happy!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #28
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With these projectors will I get a blue color at the cutoff line, or do I have to make some modifications?
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #29
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Should be that blueish purple
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #30
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I've tried both in my '11 WRX, moved on from the H9 conversion to OEM HID's. The HID's do not offer that much more usable light in my opinion, but it is MUCH whiter which gives off the impression that everything's brighter.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #31
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I purchased a relay harness and I've never used a relay before. How exactly do I set this up? I'm used to just plugging in hid's into my stock headlight cord thing.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:23 AM   #32
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TRS has some pdf you can download showing the general use of the harness
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:04 AM   #33
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I purchased a relay harness and I've never used a relay before. How exactly do I set this up? I'm used to just plugging in hid's into my stock headlight cord thing.
The red ring terminal that has the relays attached goes from the + battery and the black ring terminal is the ground, which you can ground onto the - battery terminal or on the chassis.

The short end has two 9006 connectors. The male 9006 connector goes into the stock wiring harness (in the headlamp) to take the signal from the steering column stalk. The female 9006 connector goes into the ballast.

Since you're already getting a signal from the car's wiring harness, there's no need to connect into it again on the right side of the car, which is why there is only one female 9006 connector leading to the ballast on the long end.

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I've tried both in my '11 WRX, moved on from the H9 conversion to OEM HID's. The HID's do not offer that much more usable light in my opinion, but it is MUCH whiter which gives off the impression that everything's brighter.
I've done everything from H11 halogen to PNP kits to H9 and now OEM HID with clear lenses. The HID projectors are far ahead of anything else listed, even the H9. The width is far superior. The woods to the left and right of the car are illuminated fully, whereas in the H9 setup, you are still stuck with the width limitations of the crappy H11 projector. All the lumens in the world won't make a difference if they're being placed in the same location as before. I do not know which company makes the H11 projector for Subaru, but they really need to pick someone else.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:35 AM   #34
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Forgive me cause I'm a noob, but what do you mean by 9006? My car takes h11 bulbs so I bought this harness.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=166
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:37 AM   #35
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You're OK. Just wait till you get the kit. It will all make sense when you look at it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:44 AM   #36
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I didn't buy the entire kit together.

I bought the projectors and brackets only from lightwerkz since they were $50 off and that came to $100 shipped. Then I bought the bulbs, amp to d2s adapter, and relay harness separate from the retrofitsource.

Maybe I should have just bought the entire kit to make sure I have everything I need and it's all correct lol.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #37
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If all the parts have arrived and you're still confused, posting a pic and labeling the connectors on the pic would help us tell you which one goes to where.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #38
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Everyone says the retrofit source is awesome but I've had nothing but issues with them. I get an email stating one of my products is backordered, so nothing in my order has shipped yet. So I email them twice, no answer yet. Then I call them during business hours and no answer on the phone.

I should have just ordered everything from lightwerkz. They already shipped my stuff.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #39
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Should be that blueish purple
That depends on the color temperature. You might see blueish purple

at the cutoff reguardless of the color temp.

For best lighting use 4,000K to 5,000K.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #40
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I got 4300k.

...if I ever get them. TRS does not pick of their phone or answer to emails.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #41
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I got 4300k.

...if I ever get them. TRS does not pick of their phone or answer to emails.
From what others have said on this forum , TRS will take care of you.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #42
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+1
I've had 3 separate purchases from them; 2 complete retrofit sets & 1 parts purchase.

Their online response is quite fast imho.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #43
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Maybe they're just backed up with stuff today
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #44
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They replied. I guess I was just being very impatient.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #45
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Retrofit is done. Wish I would have done it a lot sooner.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #46
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Just got mine done too! It was the 2nd thing I bought for my car. Had it 3 weeks now.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #47
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Just got mine done too! It was the 2nd thing I bought for my car. Had it 3 weeks now.
What projectors are those? Doesn't look like a Mini D2S
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What projectors are those? Doesn't look like a Mini D2S
STI w/tsx-r clear lenses
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #49
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STI w/tsx-r clear lenses

Hmmm...kinda glad I didn't spend $1000 on a pair of OEM sti lights now. My mini's look better than that (at least than that pic) and they aren't the greatest projectors...
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Hmmm...kinda glad I didn't spend $1000 on a pair of OEM sti lights now. My mini's look better than that (at least than that pic) and they aren't the greatest projectors...
There are not better, but for the price you cannot beat the Mini D2S' ease of install.

The STi projector has a sloppy cutoff, but the bowl is the same type as most other "black body" projector out there. In the end, the cutoff is the thing you won't notice out in real life, the distance of throw, width, and uniformity is where you'll see it in action.
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