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Old 12-06-2004, 09:13 PM   #101
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:16 PM   #102
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Here is a pair of Hella micro lights mounted on my STI

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/hella/micro_de.jsp

Here are some PIAA driving lights installed under the grill of my 02 WRX

http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/pilig10plats.html



Hey Brunetmj,

Those look really sharp! How do you like those Hella Micros? I am seriously thinking about putting a pair on my STi. How was the install? Did you have to buy anything else? Did you drill holes into the air dam to attach those brackets? Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-06-2004, 09:25 PM   #103
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hmm idk less than 500 hopefully
Depends on how long you want to wait. Best lamps overall are probably Hella FF1000s. You can easily fab a bracket yourself for $10-30, get a shop to custom build one for afew hundered, or wait a month or so for Rally Innovations to get their 2004+ Impreza Skidguard Bar to the market. Just make sure to ask for the extra long lamp tabs for the FF1000s.
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:35 PM   #104
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yep right through. One big bolt with a lock nut and washers with two aluminium bars on each. Squeezes the bumper beam really well - no shaking or dancing.

Quick & Dirty and works great!

Did you cut through your bumper cover at all? Close up pics would be great!
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:06 AM   #105
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Depends on how long you want to wait. Best lamps overall are probably Hella FF1000s. You can easily fab a bracket yourself for $10-30, get a shop to custom build one for afew hundered, or wait a month or so for Rally Innovations to get their 2004+ Impreza Skidguard Bar to the market. Just make sure to ask for the extra long lamp tabs for the FF1000s.
Are the FF1000 Driving Lamps a decently wide beam? I notice you can choose "Driving Lamp" or "Pencil Beam" so I'm guessing it would be the wider of the two.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:51 AM   #106
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I'm not sure how wide, but i'll find out later this week hopefully. Maybe someone else has a pic of their FF1000s at night?
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:43 PM   #107
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today I designed my light bar my plan is to attach to flat steel pieces (about 8 inchrs long) to the upper radiator supports then put a cross bar between them ( I will use bolts at first then weld after it works for a few days) then for my lighting I will put 2 hella 500 driving lights in the middle with to hella 500 fogs on the side for good measure. I figure this will be quite a draw on power so I will also be upgrading the battery. To avoid warrenty issues I will make this system run totally separate from the orginial electrical system. Look for the bar by the end of the week (Ill try and post picts. also once finished and soldered I want to do a black rubber coat anyone know how to do this ???? and anyone in the rochester NY area wanna help me wire this up once everything is built
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:08 PM   #108
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I'm not sure how wide, but i'll find out later this week hopefully. Maybe someone else has a pic of their FF1000s at night?
In the meantime, here are offical claimed beam patterns off Hella's site:



And driving pattern from Susquehanna / Rallylights (which should also be available off Hella's site):

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Old 12-07-2004, 06:49 PM   #109
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drilled through the top bar of the rebar - The L bumper has 2 parallel bars.

I chose this route as the GC rad mounts are offset from center unlike the the newer imprezas
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:36 PM   #110
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drilled through the top bar of the rebar - The L bumper has 2 parallel bars.

I chose this route as the GC rad mounts are offset from center unlike the the newer imprezas
Looks great, yeah that offset rad-mount was a pisser when I was mounting lights in my LX. I thought it was going to be simple like when I used the same bolts in my WRX...but nooooo. I ended up making new holes.

I am guessing, but the lamps look like FF1000 and 500s? any specific pattern?

thanks for posting.
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:44 PM   #111
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FF1000s (100w) are driver's on the top and 500s(55w) on the bottom.

I want to go fogs on the bottom but these are the driver pattern too. The 500s give much more of a scatterred driving pattern that its good for pseudo cornering lights.

A larger output for the fogs would be the next upgrade but 4 (well chosen and aimed)lights seem to be sufficient for any night rallying.

And don't forget: use lock washers and nuts where appropriate (read everywhere) and use fused relays!!!
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:53 PM   #112
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Great Point!

Proper use of relays and fuses is the key to not having problems with aux. lighting.

Here is a link to a site that has a lot of information about wiring techniques.The12volt.com

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Old 12-07-2004, 10:18 PM   #113
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Great Point!

Proper use of relays and fuses is the key to not having problems with aux. lighting.

Here is a link to a site that has a lot of information about wiring techniques.The12volt.com

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And I know its been posted before but HERE is also a wealth of lighting knowledge.

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Old 12-08-2004, 12:25 AM   #114
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And I know its been posted before but HERE is also a wealth of lighting knowledge.

Clavo.
Great Link, I should have thought ab out including that as well. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:18 PM   #115
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hmmmm its been about 13.5 hours since Psydotek went to the shop for a fitting.... where are the pics

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Old 12-09-2004, 12:28 PM   #116
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Um, what pics?!?



[give me some time, i got home way too late to do anything on the computer last night... besides John'll have to approve them first. i'll see if i can get some "spy shots"...]

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Old 12-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #117
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approval_shmaproval. I want to see it. email me what you got.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:57 PM   #118
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Let me reiterate: what pics?!?

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I think its about time to go testing...
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:42 AM   #120
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Rapid Roo, would you happen to have some pictures of the Osram Yellowstars in action at night and daytime? I'm looking for some foglights that put out the yellow-est light, and it's between the yellowstars or the ion crystals.
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Rapid Roo, would you happen to have some pictures of the Osram Yellowstars in action at night and daytime? I'm looking for some foglights that put out the yellow-est light, and it's between the yellowstars or the ion crystals.
Not yet. I will try and remember to load the Yellowstars into the Hella 500s (driving) before I unistall them. I will be re-installing the stock fogs, and placing the yellowstars in them. That way people can compare the results. Check back after the holidays. I will be using vacation time to re-work my lighting system.

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Old 12-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #122
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Yeah that's a good idea. With aftermarket fog/driving lights, turning the stockers yellow makes perfect sense.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:34 AM   #123
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The Ion Crystal bulbs are an excellent replacement for the stock H3 Foglamp bulbs. While they're more expensive than most other yellow bulbs, they're one of the least expensive PIAA bulbs at about $35 for a pair. I've used mine almost everyday when driving for about a year now and they're still going good. Even after i took out my foglamps and replaced them with driving lamps (Hella500s) i still use the bulbs. They make a nice yellow driving/foglamp hybrid.
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:16 PM   #124
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Hey Brunetmj,

Those look really sharp! How do you like those Hella Micros? I am seriously thinking about putting a pair on my STi. How was the install? Did you have to buy anything else? Did you drill holes into the air dam to attach those brackets? Thanks in advance!

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i'm also interested in how you mounted those BrunetMj.
weathers bad up here and i need extra light
thanks
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:04 PM   #125
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Bump for pictures of Impreza L with Hella fogs.
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