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Old 10-05-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default BG projector foglight mod... in progress

Spent some time yesterday trying to work out the projector foglight mod that I've been wanting to do for a while. In short, I wanted something like this:



what I've learned is; It's going to be possible, but it'll take some elbow grease!

the great news is that the projector fogs bolt right up to the newer bumper style that they weren't designed for. Apparently Subaru just created a different mounting bracket to accomodoate the newer (reflector style) fogs. So all you have to do is take the adapter plate out, and the old style projectors bolt right in. yay! That saved a lot of work.

so here's the progress on the whole mesh idea. I'm using stock gutter guard right now for the test fittings. What remains to be done is a perfectly shaped and fitted mesh (this one is just a test), and I need to come up with a really good mounting system. I don't want the ricer look, I want the OEM look. The mesh would probably eventually be black.

Bonus: if you don't want to do the mesh, these still look really cool without it, and work MUCH better than the stockers.

Extra bonus: These projector foglights are made by the same people who make the projector headlights in Japan.

ok, here's the pics so far;

1. Mesh fitting:



2. rough light cutout:



3. How they look at night.



that's it for now. I didn't finish the fitament and mounting issues yet, so right now it's meshless, but I don't have a picture of that right now.


-Steve
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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looks good. if you ever want to sell your head lights tell me.
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Old 10-05-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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Since I've had my Morettes in, I've been wanting to replace the stock rectangle fogs with efficient round ones to finish out the look.

Keep us up to date! Looks like nice progress.
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:58 AM   #4
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nice install!
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Old 10-06-2003, 01:10 AM   #5
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monovich,

Just what exactly are those projector fogs that you're fitting?

Aftermarket?

Subie JDM?

...or Subie USDM from a newer MY?

I was going to mess around with trying to fit some PIAAs, but I like the idea of something that just bolts up to the existing mounting bracket.

Thx, Bill
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Old 10-06-2003, 02:18 AM   #6
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Old 10-06-2003, 02:53 AM   #7
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monovich,

Just what exactly are those projector fogs that you're fitting?

Aftermarket?

Subie JDM?

...or Subie USDM from a newer MY?

I was going to mess around with trying to fit some PIAAs, but I like the idea of something that just bolts up to the existing mounting bracket.

Thx, Bill
those are from the 95 to 96 legacy, they are very very hard to find, and come up on ebay once in a while and go from 70 to 120. and yes, USDM

mono, where did you get the mesh?
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:35 AM   #8
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Somebody needs to stop hogging all the projectors....

Looks great! If they were driving lights I would be all over this. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do to satisfy my need for light.
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Old 10-06-2003, 10:21 AM   #9
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Steve, thats looking great. The projector is even slightly displaced to the inside, just like you wanted. Great idea, cant wait to see it finished.

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Old 10-06-2003, 11:50 AM   #10
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just for the record, I bought these lights for $37 used off of ebay. I was pretty thrilled to find them for that price.

They aren't driving lights, but they throw more light than the reflector fogs do.

MannySoobia just bought some from somewhere and paid closer to $100+, but he got a complete wiring and install kit and everything was brand new.

I'm flip-flopping on wether or not to finish the mesh, I'mm really liking how it all looks with a big empty opening with the tiny little lights peeking out. I probably won't have time to work it all out in the short-term future anyway. I'll put up a picture of what it looks like sans-mesh ASAP.

thanks!

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Old 10-06-2003, 11:51 AM   #11
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Oh, I got that mesh at Home Depot.

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Old 10-06-2003, 01:10 PM   #12
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looking good! can't beat the fit and finish of OE stuff! Since you took out the OE fog, you should run a hose to cool down your brake! I always want to do it this summer.. but too lazy..

My fogs are too big.. but they are really powerful...
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Old 10-06-2003, 04:08 PM   #13
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For give my n00biness, but how exactly would those fit in a '95-'96? Is there a smaller opening in the bumper or is there a black trim piece that holds the light into the bumper?
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Old 10-06-2003, 04:52 PM   #14
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Those look pretty nice.

The only downside I can see is that if you are anywhere where it snows, that mesh grate & rough edge opening is going to accumulate slush and ice, and it will be impossible to clean out.

One nice thing about the stock rectangular ones is that you can scrape 'em off pretty easily in winter time.

But Monovich- you're in CA? So you probably won't have to worry about that.

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Old 10-06-2003, 05:22 PM   #15
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For give my n00biness, but how exactly would those fit in a '95-'96? Is there a smaller opening in the bumper or is there a black trim piece that holds the light into the bumper?
they are smaller than the new ones. They are made to fit the small hole on the '95-'96. They bolt up under/inside the bumper.

I wish I had a pic.... anyone?
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Old 10-06-2003, 05:56 PM   #16
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Ah... OK. I went out and found a picture (well, actually a drawing) of it for anybody else that was curious.

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Old 10-07-2003, 12:05 AM   #17
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ya know, i have a 95 ls with those exact fogs and i like looks of the gt fogs you have. anyone know if the gt fogs would fit, anyone maybe want to trade if they do?

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oh wait, they wont anyway heres a pic if anyone was wondering:



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Old 10-07-2003, 12:08 AM   #19
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ya know, i have a 95 ls with those exact fogs and i like looks of the gt fogs you have. anyone know if the gt fogs would fit, anyone maybe want to trade if they do?

-mike
you would hvae to get a 97 to 99 legacy front bumper.
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But Monovich- you're in CA? So you probably won't have to worry about that.

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April in California



We're not all surfers......
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:46 AM   #21
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I'm not a sufer!

(I'm a cyclist, a kayaker, a climber, a runner, and a swimmer)

But yeah, we don't exactly get deep snowdrifts in LA.

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Old 10-09-2003, 04:49 AM   #22
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hell of a job mang. i think i may have to follow in your footsteps. mine may have a pleasant twist if all goes well.
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April in California
We're not all surfers......
Eh, I meant to say "SoCal"

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monovich, what headlights are those? where did you get them?

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