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Old 01-20-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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I have an 03 and I'm looking in to getting the Morette headlights but I can't seem to find a place that carry's them. I've googled it but come up with a bunch of crap. Does anyone know a retailer who sells these? I need a phone # or website.

Also, how do these compare with the edm projectors?


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Old 01-20-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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check out www.fastwrx.com sells them but they're currently out of stock I think, you could look it up and see if they will be getting anymore in. They have a contact number on the website.
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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I don't know but I've been told - EDM STi lights are the way to go. DOT approved, great light output compared to stock, and you can shoehorn in some HID for teh hawtness. I was looking into Morettes, but my searching revealed that they don't provide much more light than stock, and the HID version is more of a hack than a mod. IMHO, of course.
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:24 PM   #4
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Try http://www.cc-b.com

They usually have some in stock.
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:43 PM   #6
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The EDM STI lights lights I would have to say are worse than stock. With HIDs they are a little bit better than stock but be prepared to drop $1500. I'm trying to find a source for UK300 lights. Can't seem to find those anywhere.
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Old 01-20-2005, 08:35 PM   #7
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I don't know but I've been told - EDM STi lights are the way to go. DOT approved, great light output compared to stock, and you can shoehorn in some HID for teh hawtness. I was looking into Morettes, but my searching revealed that they don't provide much more light than stock, and the HID version is more of a hack than a mod. IMHO, of course.
Not quite correct. As a Morette owner I can say that they are indeed an improvement over the stock lights by a lot. Also they provide superior lighting compared to the STi lights because the STi lights are H1 low beams, and the Morettes are H7. H7's are much more efficient and produce more light than H1's.
Also the STi lights are NOT DOT approved, no lights are other than the ones that came with your car. Yes the lens covers are stamped "DOT" but this doesn't mean they are US legal, just that the covers are the same part as the OEM US lights.
Installing HIDs into any halogen housings via retrofit kits is something of a "hack" and you'll never get the same lighting results as with true OEM HIDs. There is such a thing as factory Morette HIDs but AFAIK they are not sold by anyone in the US and are very expensive.
The above being said, the HID setup I have on my Morettes is about as low on the hack scale as you can go without OEM HIDs, they are standard OEM type D2S bulbs (original, not rebased) and Hella/Phillips ballasts. H7 housings are the only type that can accept D2S bulbs in their stock form (with some minor mods and centering adapters).
Even without HIDs, a set of Morettes will provide excellent lighting, especially with upgraded bulbs like Osram Silverstars.

There are several NASIOC vendors who sell Morettes, although you need to check with them to see if they currently have any in stock. Two that I know of who are very reputable are Z1, www.z1auto.com , and Carter Subaru, www.allsubaru.com
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:18 AM   #8
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I'm trying to find a source for UK300 lights. Can't seem to find those anywhere.
Last I heard, the lights were not being produced any longer. Some vendors may have a few left in-stock, you'll be hard-pressed to find those vendors. Best place would be eBay or on here when other members sell them off. I remember seeing about three sets being sold towards the latter part of '04 on eBay FWIW.
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:44 AM   #9
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Yeah I heard the same thing hank. It sux, but oh well.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:46 PM   #10
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Not quite correct. As a Morette owner I can say that they are indeed an improvement over the stock lights by a lot. Also they provide superior lighting compared to the STi lights because the STi lights are H1 low beams, and the Morettes are H7. H7's are much more efficient and produce more light than H1's.
Also the STi lights are NOT DOT approved, no lights are other than the ones that came with your car. Yes the lens covers are stamped "DOT" but this doesn't mean they are US legal, just that the covers are the same part as the OEM US lights.
Installing HIDs into any halogen housings via retrofit kits is something of a "hack" and you'll never get the same lighting results as with true OEM HIDs. There is such a thing as factory Morette HIDs but AFAIK they are not sold by anyone in the US and are very expensive.
The above being said, the HID setup I have on my Morettes is about as low on the hack scale as you can go without OEM HIDs, they are standard OEM type D2S bulbs (original, not rebased) and Hella/Phillips ballasts. H7 housings are the only type that can accept D2S bulbs in their stock form (with some minor mods and centering adapters).
Even without HIDs, a set of Morettes will provide excellent lighting, especially with upgraded bulbs like Osram Silverstars.

There are several NASIOC vendors who sell Morettes, although you need to check with them to see if they currently have any in stock. Two that I know of who are very reputable are Z1, www.z1auto.com , and Carter Subaru, www.allsubaru.com
Would it be better (for optimum light pattern) to go with a good quality rebased H7 HID kit or the D2S HID kit with Morettes?

If a D2S kit is better then where do you get the centering adapters?

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Old 02-21-2005, 07:51 PM   #11
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Not quite correct. As a Morette owner I can say that they are indeed an improvement over the stock lights by a lot. Also they provide superior lighting compared to the STi lights because the STi lights are H1 low beams, and the Morettes are H7. H7's are much more efficient and produce more light than H1's.
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The above being said, the HID setup I have on my Morettes is about as low on the hack scale as you can go without OEM HIDs, they are standard OEM type D2S bulbs (original, not rebased) and Hella/Phillips ballasts. H7 housings are the only type that can accept D2S bulbs in their stock form (with some minor mods and centering adapters).
Even without HIDs, a set of Morettes will provide excellent lighting, especially with upgraded bulbs like Osram Silverstars.
Interesting! I've seen a couple of folks with Morette's in Calgary, but never at night. Perhaps Morettes with Hella FF1000 will do the trick for my nighttime highway driving needs. Thanks Mulder!
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:15 PM   #12
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Would it be better (for optimum light pattern) to go with a good quality rebased H7 HID kit or the D2S HID kit with Morettes?

If a D2S kit is better then where do you get the centering adapters?

Thanks!

i have a similar setup to mulder. I have D2S HID in my morettes as well.

I found my H7 adapters on ebay, search for seller lexus4jess) but you can get them from here also
http://www.hidplanet.com/H72D2.html

also check out the forums at that site, it replaced the old hidforums.com
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/


A rebased H7 bulb is easier to fit obviously but you have to be careful about who you get them from. The only place I've seen that seems to carry quality philips capsules is xenondepot.com
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:30 PM   #13
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As Mike says the quality of aftermarket "rebased" HID bulbs and kits will vary considerably, especially now since said kits are illegal to sell in the US so it's mainly the shady vendors who still sell them. By using genuine OEM components you'll get the best results under the circumstances (i.e. housings not intended for HID). You'll also have an easier time sourcing replacements when the time comes.
Also, an FYI regarding my Morette vendor recommendations above- the reputability of allsubaru.com is now in question, Jamie (SubieGal) has left and no longer works there, apparently there are some "issues" with them.
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:17 PM   #14
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i just recently called carter subaru (allsubaru.com), and the guy i talked to over the phone said that they no longer will carry aftermarket parts, they want to strictly keep it OEM, so i guess they don't have anymore morettes.

i called regarding a replacement morette headlight housing and mask. I really need one, anyone know any online vendors that sell the housing and the mask? or any shops around the so.cal area carry them? i know rallyperformance.com carrys them i tried calling them but it said the number has been disconnected or something, i emailed them so we'll see how that goes.
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You can still try Z1, as I mentioned in my earlier post. Not sure if they are still carrying Morettes or parts for them but I do know they are still very much in business.
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