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Old 06-28-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a chance to get there hands on Morimoto's new led fogs? Unfortunately they are not a direct fit on the outgoing Wrx/Sti's. I was going to retrofit matchbox projectors in replace but it seemed more trouble than it was worth with them not being sealed. Anyway if anyone has any information particularly a comparison on the stock to these it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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I would be interested to see how the light output is and how the cutoff is.
In looking at the lights themselves it looks like a projector like lens so I expect there's some kind of cutoff shield in there.



Definitely look interesting. I like the way all this lighting tech is going. More light = teh bettah!
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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Would love to get these installed on my '08 STi. As it is not a direct fit, I'm curious if anyone on here has taken a go at fitting them in the '08-10 STi??
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure there's a way to make these fit with little modifications and maybe a custom bracket. I'm so tempted to try to retrofit these onto my STi but one side of me says no because I already have plenty of lights with my quad setup and my oem fogs are hooked up as DRL so you kinda get why I didn't attempt these.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #6
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Damn it.. it'd love these! Wonder what's their lifespan though
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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Interesting. I would design a custom-bracket myself for my 2006 to fit a pair.

LED's technically should last a very long time. The issue is usually with regard to a) overall quality of the LED itself and b) the quality of the circuitry used.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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Interesting. I would design a custom-bracket myself for my 2006 to fit a pair.

LED's technically should last a very long time. The issue is usually with regard to a) overall quality of the LED itself and b) the quality of the circuitry used.
if you make 1 set of brackets.... how about two *wink wink* *nudge nudge*
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:26 PM   #9
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i dont see how a custom bracket couldnt be fairly easily made.....the hard part would be engineering in a way to easily aim them as that is usually the biggest issue that one faces with fogs and a custom bracket

if you make the bracket out of something easily bendable it usually 'wobbles' and that isnt good
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:49 PM   #10
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In case anyone missed it, they are actually direct fit in base imprezas and also in the 2015 sti. But those of us with the outgoing model sti are less fortunate.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:46 PM   #11
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The Type S is available for the outgoing base Impreza and not earlier models (1992-2001 or 2002-2007).

The Type S LED fog-lamp itself sits in a cup with four mounting holes and has an adjuster screw at the rear, thus aiming the lamp exists.



A rigid mount could be designed for earlier models such as the 2004-2007 Impreza to be fitted and attached to the existing fog-lamp 'cup' within the bumper-cover itself.

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Old 11-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #12
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What about the 08-11 imprezas (and later WRXs)?
Actually useful fogs..AND rewired as DRLs. Wouhou!
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:45 PM   #13
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i have been looking a LONG time for a 'better mousetrap' for fogs

years ago i had a set of bosch fogs that were BRILLIANT....nice wide flat beam and actually WORKED and didnt light up the damned the area right in front of the car....most of the fogs today dont do **** but light up the pavement right in front of the light which KILLS your night vision and makes them useless....

id KILL for another set of those bosch fogs.....or some that were as good
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #14
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Rally innovations has a foglight kit for the 08-2014 wrx's and sti's. If you get the squadron pro kit its 4300 lumens (don't know if that's each or together), they are LED and come in 4 different beam patterns. Also last ~49000 hours. Heres the link. https://www.rallyinnovations.com/pro...php?prod_id=92 .....they are a bit expensive however.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:13 PM   #15
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I have these installed on my '12 Impreza, really impressed with the output vs the crappy stock fogs. They're a little bit bluer than my headlights, may get some yellow tint for them anyways.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #16
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If you do...look to see if Lee Filter makes a film. The do all sorts of filters for stage lights, and led specific ones...which will makes the bluish led look a proper yellow...otherwise it may have an odd tint to it
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If you buy it from TRS, they have the option for a precut yellow film tint for it to make it 3000k output.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #18
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What kind of quad headlight setup you running JDMSTA? Have been looking to do quad bixenon setup on my 14 hatch. Can't find much info other than that's hard to do and expensive

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:39 PM   #19
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Someone needs to make custom brackets for us 11-14 wrx/sti. I've been wanting to get these but don't have the skills to retrofit.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:36 AM   #20
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I have these on my 15 WRX Limited. They're a shade off from matching the led headlights but barely noticeable unless you're staring at them for a long time or pointing to a wall 3 feet away. Overall I'm very happy with them and helps on those super dark roads with no street lights.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:25 PM   #21
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I'm curious about their resilience to temperature swings. Since I use my fogs as DRLs, I've been putting "tasteful", not too bright LEDs in them. Enough to be seen, given the distorted beam profile, not enough to dazzle anyone.
As soon as it gets cold, they burn one after the other... I'm about to switch to plain halogen so as to avoid changing them so often
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #22
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Seems they fit onto 08+ models with NO modifications whatsoever...

https://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/...LED-fog-lights
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Seems they fit onto 08+ models with NO modifications whatsoever...

https://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/...LED-fog-lights
I'm confused...it has been pretty clearly stated by ProLightz that these are not a direct fit for '08-14 WRX/STi. They are working on a bracket that will make it such for the '11-14's but there is no plans of same for the '08-10...
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #24
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I spoke with ProLightz yesterday. First, big shout out to possibly the most polite, helpful, knowledgeable company I've worked with in a long time. Highly recommended!

I have a 2012 wrx w/factory fogs. I'm going to attempt to put these LED's in end of next week. The ProLightz team was very straightforward that people have successfully used them on these bodies, but they have not yet validated the effort themselves. They swap into the factory fog bracket with some (currently unverified) level of effort. I'm going to attempt this, and if successful, post some photos and some quick thoughts. If this is unsuccessful, I'm just going to wait until the ProLightz brackets is ready. The bracket is estimated to be available in the beginning of the year. It's a full replacement of the stock fog brackets using oem quality parts that can also be used for people without fogs, making it a direct plug'n'play bolt in.

ProLightz was able to provide every option I might need for a bolt in (possible known bracket issues aside), and pack and ship that day to make my timeline before I head south to a back helping family car lift. The expedited shipping was even reasonable!
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I spoke with ProLightz yesterday. First, big shout out to possibly the most polite, helpful, knowledgeable company I've worked with in a long time. Highly recommended!

I have a 2012 wrx w/factory fogs. I'm going to attempt to put these LED's in end of next week. The ProLightz team was very straightforward that people have successfully used them on these bodies, but they have not yet validated the effort themselves. They swap into the factory fog bracket with some (currently unverified) level of effort. I'm going to attempt this, and if successful, post some photos and some quick thoughts. If this is unsuccessful, I'm just going to wait until the ProLightz brackets is ready. The bracket is estimated to be available in the beginning of the year. It's a full replacement of the stock fog brackets using oem quality parts that can also be used for people without fogs, making it a direct plug'n'play bolt in.

ProLightz was able to provide every option I might need for a bolt in (possible known bracket issues aside), and pack and ship that day to make my timeline before I head south to a back helping family car lift. The expedited shipping was even reasonable!
Sweet , can't wait ! OEM fogs are useless.
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