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Old 03-25-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
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Hi i have a 04 wrx. i have an Phillips HID kit with H7 bulb from my previous car. what would it take to get it to work with the subie? do i just need to replace the bulbs and get H1 hid bulbs (i think thats the right size for my04). thanks alot

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Old 03-25-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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Technically that would work, you would have to get bulbs of the D2R type so they have the proper anti-glare shield to be used in reflector housings. However you should note that there have been posts from people who retrofitted HIDs into their 04s and were not happy with the results, there was a lot of glare and scatter. The best option is to replace the lights entirely with a set of OEM STi lights, it's more expensive but the results will be far superior.
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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the voice of reason. I'm still can't understand. For 02/03 people we have retro fit DOT OEM projectors into various housing to get the proper light output,, which costs $$$$$. and still isn't perfect

04 people can just upgrade to the STi units for $$$ but don't want to. They'd rather buy crappy kits that "save" them money, but I bet will have to replace the bulbs every 6-9 months. *sigh* I wish SOA would release the 03 STi headlights with DOT approved projectors in them.

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The best option is to replace the lights entirely with a set of OEM STi lights, it's more expensive but the results will be far superior.
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:14 PM   #4
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I put a Catz HID kit into my 2004. The kit was nice quality, but as Mulder explained, the beam pattern was horrible. I immediately removed it and installed the STi lights. Don't waste your time and money on a HID kit. Just buy the STi units, bolt them in, do some very simple wiring and you're done. You're legal, too.
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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Yeah...if you can shell out $1300 for the STi HID units
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:49 PM   #6
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Yeah...if you can shell out $1300 for the STi HID units
Better than blinding oncoming traffic and having poor lighting, overall.
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:36 PM   #7
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no its not

1300$ is a lot for lights. just blind the other people. remember that's why you want hid in the first place isn't it?
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:00 PM   #8
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I don't understand why good standard bulbs in the stock housings aren't good enough....and why a good CHEAP set of Hella driving lights isn't good enough....
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:42 PM   #9
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i like my hella driving lights for cheap 50$ for the 500's

i blinded everyone w/ my hid's unit they blew
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I have not done research on pricing so I'm just going by the prices listed on this post but

1300 is not a lot for a pair of OEM HID lights.
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:45 PM   #11
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It's not, but that's like enough for a VF34, injectors and a fuel pump

It's all about how you want to spend your money. I just can't justify $1300 on HIDs right now. I don't want those other kits, if I do HIDs I'm going to do them right. But at that point, might as well save up for a new car w/ HIDs
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