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Old 01-24-2001, 10:12 PM   #1
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hey guys, newbie here (first post)...I was wondering where you could buy the HID headlights from? got any links to sellers? or info about pricing? thanks...
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Old 01-24-2001, 10:23 PM   #2
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I believe you can buy a universal adapter kit that will fit HID bulbs into the housing and give you the relay and other necessary parts, not sure on pricing though.
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Old 01-24-2001, 10:32 PM   #3
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Trey Cobb has a post in the vendor section about JDM headlights.
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Old 01-24-2001, 10:57 PM   #4
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you can try a cheaper one, philips kit $620
http://www.xenonshop.com/automotive.html

or expensive one
http://www.hitechimportlighting.com/...20APPLICATIONS
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Old 01-24-2001, 11:05 PM   #5
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS"><FONT COLOR="Maroon">The only thing with the adapter kits for HID is that the reflector does more of the work than the bulb... it's not NEARLY as effective to change the bulb/ballast to HID and retain the stock reflector as the whole kit would be... granted, the conversion is MUCH cheaper.

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Old 01-24-2001, 11:36 PM   #6
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thanks for the info guys, but i was talking about the whole headlight fixture as seen on the new sti wrx...do you know where we can get that?
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Old 01-24-2001, 11:54 PM   #7
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Try here... http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/000317.html

I talked to Trey a couple times already and since they're putting the housings on a show vehicle, they'll never have to worry about their legality.

The thing with the headlamps he's importing is that since they're JDM, they're made to throw a higher/longer beam pattern to their side of the road, the left side, which would mean we would be blinding oncoming drivers here in the states. We would really need housings made for LHD. At least, that's what I've been told by Daniel Stern of Stern Lighting.

He also mentioned that, depending on the type of reflectors are on the JDM headlamps, there may be "modular beam contributors" that would correct for our problem... I'm still looking into that as a solution.

OBTW, he doesn't recommend HIDs unless they're retrofitted for a particular vehicle. Check out his explanations on his site: http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/info/HID/



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Old 01-24-2001, 11:59 PM   #8
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Old 01-25-2001, 12:05 AM   #9
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well the housing of the HID light is great.

but i think we should give a different name to the housing. so ppl wont get confuse if they want the housing or HID

if they just want HID, it's easy to get.
the housing is what's hard, and probably very expensive?

well i have a suggestion on calling the HID housing the small light and the halogen the big light.

or black light VS silver light.

it's just my suggestion...

well, ive made up my mind, i'll probably just get a eyebrow like the JUN car... since it makes the car looks mean and bad. unlike the black/small light that make the car looks cute.(although it's not bad too)


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Old 01-25-2001, 12:15 AM   #10
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heh. I'll refer to them in my mind as BL vs SL, then...

"Halogen/HID" won't work since the JDM WRX uses halogen (HID optional?) but has the same housings as the STI (HID standard).
If you ask me, they should've made everything standard like they've been doing for so long...

But you didn't, so I'll shut the 'ell up.
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Old 01-25-2001, 01:34 AM   #11
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Try reading the post I put up just before you put this one up, it will answer your question.
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Old 01-25-2001, 05:16 AM   #12
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From my experience changing DOT approved headlights on other brands...
What we need for the 02 WRX are the headlight units sold on cars headed to european countries where they drive on the same side of the road that we do. Anyone have a source?
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