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Old 07-02-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 02 impreza wagon, It did not come with the stock fog lights, just covers. The stocks ones are a little pricey, does anyone know where to find them cheaper, or what good aftermarket lights fit without many problems? Just curious as to how many sube owners change the stock ones to aftermarket ones etc..
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:08 AM   #2
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Here's the most popular aftermarket option for foglamps:

http://www.rallylights.com/hella/500.asp

Just get the foglamp kit, clear stone shields, and the Impreza specific brackets and you're set. About $135 for everything after shipping.

[i have them on my car and they're waaaaay better than the OEM lamps that came with the car]
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:46 AM   #3
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either the Hella FF1000 or Hella 500s are good option, very cost effective as well.

I would choose the FF1000s over the 500s, but if you are on a tight budget the 500s are still much better than the OEM ones.

RR

but for the ultimate in lighting check HERE
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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Well, it depends if you want foglamps or driving lamps.

[if the FF1000s came in a foglamp pattern i'd have them on my car right now...]
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:49 AM   #5
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i did the cheapest route possible... $15 autozone ones and used relay and switch. then spliced wires into stock plugs.


they broke the first rock that hit them.

so then i did the second cheapest route possible-

hella optilux 1100s... and i'm really freaking happy this time. they light good and cost 45 bucks.


and they're stealth.

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Old 07-03-2005, 06:27 AM   #6
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Hella 500s are not significantly cheaper than the FF1000s are... so I would definitely suggest the FF1000s.... just remember, they are BRIGHT AS HELL and you will have to shut them off when you are around other people.... but they are great for country driving and mountain roads...

Make sure to get the WRX specific brackets... the lights are not too easy to mount without them... and they LOOK bigger than the stock lights even though they are roughly the same size...
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:28 AM   #7
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Oh yeah... the FF1000s are a little cheaper if you order the lights and brackets seperately from Rallylights.com.... and get the clear shields... they do a good job of protecting your hundred bucks...
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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hella optilux 1100s... and i'm really freaking happy this time. they light good and cost 45 bucks.
Second that. Assuming fog beam pattern is what you want, Hella Optilux projector fogs do quite a good job for not a lot of money, and requires little space. Very sharp cutoff and wide beam pattern.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:14 AM   #9
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Kartboy sells a adapter mount which will allow you to install all sorts of lights.
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:56 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the tips, and especially the link to all the light bars, that was my second question. Unfortunatly most of the bars seem to be custom made. Anybody know who could make me a custom light bar. Im going for the rally look, hopefully rally the car one day. Think I might go with the Hella 500, I dont really like the little lights. Thanks for all the pics and advice.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:37 PM   #11
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:37 AM   #12
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besides 500s, what else is worth looking at out there for a fog light pattern?
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:40 AM   #13
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Hella FF1000's by far the best!!!1
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:04 AM   #14
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PIAA 520s i believe come in a foglamp pattern. Unfortunately they cost about 2x as much as the Hellas. They may seem to be brighter but then again the PIAA kit comes with 85w bulbs (i think) while the Hella 500s only come with 55w bulbs (which can be easily upgraded to 85w bulbs for about $10 if you want).
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:54 PM   #16
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Kartboy sells a adapter mount which will allow you to install all sorts of lights.

These are useless on the FF1000s....
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Old 07-05-2005, 01:12 AM   #17
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[shameless for sale plug]If you want to buy some FF1000s, i have a pair for sale here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ghlight=ff1000

If you want to stick them in the OEM locations all you'd need is the WRX bracket kit found here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/ff1000.asp

The broken piece won't even be necessary. [/shameless for sale plug]
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:51 AM   #18
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I have relatively the same car other than the color. Im thinking of getting foglights too. But Im afraid of rocks that will shatter my foglight into tiny pieces of glass... If I add the ff500 or 1000, can i put those transparent fog light covers so i can protect the foglight. Or will it bulges outward preventing the installation of the transparent cover?
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:42 AM   #19
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If you haven't tried it yet, post a request in the "wanted" forum - maybe someone has a set they are looking to get rid of (possibly even with the OEM switch)
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You should be able to use the clear covers with either in the OEM positions. I know for sure the 500s with clear covers work and i don't see why they FF1000s wouldn't fit either.

[that's one reason i switched, one of my OEM lamps got b0rk3d by a rock]
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The FF1000s work just fine with the acryllic covers on them... just make sure to use the WRX brackets or the mounting job is a nightmare in the stock locations.
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You should be able to use the clear covers with either in the OEM positions. I know for sure the 500s with clear covers work and i don't see why they FF1000s wouldn't fit either.

[that's one reason i switched, one of my OEM lamps got b0rk3d by a rock]
ya, cuz i will be driving in highways alot soon and i dont want stupid 18 wheelers throw rocks at my foglights (dun want them to throw rocks at my car too)... I was thinking of those STi transparent fog light covers so I dont have to take them off when I want to use it. But they dont come in my color....

From that site posted above, the hellas 1000 are discontinued... so is the only choice the 500?
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