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Old 03-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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great job man!! Thanks for doing it the right way
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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it was a pain but soooo worth it. thanks man
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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what do I think?
It's kickass!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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thanks!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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what kit did you end up going with? I really want to do this


It looks amazing btw
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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i did cheap hid ballasts from xenonsupply.com
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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and morimoto bi-xenon mini projectors with shrouds
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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the retrofitsource.com is a good supplier
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #11
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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Can you post a list of parts used?
Those came out really good.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #13
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Nice job. It was night and day for me when I did it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=206

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3181

and cheap hid kit from xenonsupply.com

some cutting was needed on the shrouds
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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Good job.
You know you could also purchase a high beam splitter ( http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=9717 ) so you can have the oem halogen high beam and biX solenoids working at the same time. The downside is you need to disable the DRL unless you're not worried about the small current flowing through the high beam circuit all the time the car is running and the low beams are off.

Mini H1 is a good upgrade from the oem low beam reflector. But once you get used to observing the details of a projector HID output, you may want to do another retrofit with something more efficient in one or more aspects.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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yea i plan on getting the spittler soon but they work for now and look good enough for me, who know i may redo them sometime and change it up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #17
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wow that came out really nice, good job
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #18
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looks great. nice job
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #19
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Quote:
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Good job.
You know you could also purchase a high beam splitter ( http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=9717 ) so you can have the oem halogen high beam and biX solenoids working at the same time. The downside is you need to disable the DRL unless you're not worried about the small current flowing through the high beam circuit all the time the car is running and the low beams are off.

Mini H1 is a good upgrade from the oem low beam reflector. But once you get used to observing the details of a projector HID output, you may want to do another retrofit with something more efficient in one or more aspects.
There is no DRL on the USDM 04
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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There is no DRL on the USDM 04
This is false. There most certainly is DRL on the 04s.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #21
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There is no DRL on the USDM 04
Could have fooled me. I distinctly remember disabling mine.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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Looks great, I did this on my 04 wrx too. Using theretrofitsource. Time consuming but worth it. And yes there were drl's on the 04.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #23
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This is false. There most certainly is DRL on the 04s.
Well, apparently mine had been disabled then
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #24
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Default 04 wrx wagon

I recently purchased an '04 wrx wagon, and was wondering if an STi front splitter will fit said wagon? I'm all new to the 4 cyl. turbo world guys so go easy on me. I grew up on American muscle, and due to having a child recently had to trade in my '09 Challenger R/T. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:51 PM   #25
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Front splitters(bumper caps) will fit with small holes cut into the bumper and adhesive. A front splitter(lip) will fit with either the aforementioned caps in place, or by cutting off the tabs and custom mounting.
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