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Old 09-16-2001, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default WRX HIDs & Other Upgrades?

How much do the HIDs upgrade kits go for on the 2002 WRX? Where can I get them and is there any place providing them at great deals, if so where? Is it hard to install? Is there only one type of HIDs for the WRX or are there options?
I wanna be able to hook up a notebook/laptop to my WRX. I wanna be able to calculate miles remianing by my current speed versus amount of gas left in the tank, turbo boost, and maybe even be able to program my ECU later in the future. What wires and stuff do I need to buy and from where? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2001, 12:28 AM   #2
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I was in the Hong Kong Subaru Options parts place

I asked that question, and I was answered with a whopping $10000 HKD, which is about $2005 CDN, or $1281 USD

The price will include the JDM Spec Headlights with HID, and the Adapter needed

The Headlights itself costs $7000 HKD, and the adapters cost about $3000 HKD

That's what I was told
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Old 09-17-2001, 02:32 AM   #3
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I can get either the STI HID projectors for $3000 OR am doing a buy for the NON-HID projectors for $950 and ( you have to search) you can get the aftermarket HID's(phillips) for around $500.
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Old 09-17-2001, 02:42 AM   #4
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Try Vivid Racing , not sure if the site is fully functional as they have been updating for the past few days.
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Old 09-17-2001, 12:16 PM   #5
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Default do you use 9007 bulb???

If so I MAYBE selling my 9007 HID conversion Kit!!!... You will have low beam ONLY-NO HIGH BEAM!!!

I will MAYBE go with Morettes myself with a H1 HID Kit, so it will match my Raybrig type 100 HID Driving light!

BUT STILL A MAYBE!!!


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Very Easy to install (30-45 min.) ...I would sell my set for $400 used!!!
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Old 09-17-2001, 01:16 PM   #6
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Where exactly can I get HID's (SPECIFIC to the WRX) for $1281USD? My night vision sucks, and HID was one of the things I liked better on the IS300. This replaces the whole cluster right? Also includes the "modulator" or whatever the box is for the highvoltage?

I don't need the highbeams to be HID, that's rare anyway to see on a car, if at all.
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Old 09-17-2001, 01:49 PM   #7
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Old 09-21-2001, 06:48 AM   #8
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Default How about ...

How about just replacing the blubs within the headlights? How much heat/brightness can the factory headlight hold without melting? I've seen blubs which claim "almost as bright as HIDs" for much less.
Anybody know where to gain the adapters to connect a laptop/notebook to the car to check the status of the car? Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2001, 07:51 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by chuglobal

Anybody know where to gain the adapters to connect a laptop/notebook to the car to check the status of the car? Thanks.
HERE'S one option for OBDII scanning.
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Old 09-21-2001, 02:45 PM   #10
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Please tell me how it's possible that HID bulbs run hotter than Halogen. First of all most every HID assembly stock and AM is 35W. So being that the Bulbs at most are 35W assuming the transformer/amplifiers don't use any power (which is BS) and the bulbs are more effiecient than Halogen meaning that there is more light available. Not to mention the fact that our bulbs are 55W all of which is being dissipated at the filament.

please enlighten me!!

it's like you guys saying that it's necessary to disconnect the ECU for 5 hours or something, all it takes is 5-10 seconds to clear the memory. Just isn't true...
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Old 09-21-2001, 03:00 PM   #11
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ellisnc - you should read the post refering to light bulb heat again. he was talking about installing higher wattage halogen bulbs instead of HID's.
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Old 09-23-2001, 07:32 AM   #12
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What can the factory heallight gallast handle in terms of heat? It seems that people are saying most HIDs or HID like replacements use on 35W but puts out alot more. Does anyone know the limits? Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2001, 02:42 PM   #13
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What can the factory heallight gallast handle in terms of heat?
I assume you meant to say headlight ballast.

I don't understand what you want to say.

Summary:

1. factory Halogen
Halogen has no ballast, just bulb. It is cheep.

2. After market 55/60W bulbs that's saying as bright as 130W
Not quite as bright as HID but a lot brighter than stock ones. It costs more than standard bulbs and it goes out in about one year, but it is bright and still 55W. 55W means it is as hot as stock bulbs and won't melt the headlight housing.

3. Aftermarket high wattage bulbs. 100W, 130W
You'll need bigger wiring, relay and such. It is bright and it is hot. Not recommended for plastic headlight housing.

4. HID
HID needs HID bulb, ignitor, and ballast.
It is very expensive, but life is longer, it is bright, it is cooler in temperature. and it requires only 35W.
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Old 09-23-2001, 09:37 PM   #14
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i wanted HID on my wrx, but too expensive...about $600 to 700. instead i replaced the light bulbs and fog bulbs. which cost me about $140. similar to the IS300. go with NOYKIA and PIAA bulbs. easy to install too. good luck.
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Old 09-23-2001, 10:45 PM   #15
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Default better night vision

I recently replaced my stock 9007 bulbs with APC's super white
they are simulated HID using xenon gas. Actual wattage is 80/100 and is equivalent to 130 watts. They have great distance, are blue in color, marked "off road use only" not one on-coming car has flashed me so I gotta think they aren't bothering anyone. COST, I paid $50. I also have a hard time seeing at night and these are a great help. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-24-2001, 11:39 AM   #16
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Acutally I went of for my first night drive w/ the WRX. The factory lights are actually very bright. Maybe because I was use to driving a 90 Accord. I guess I still how the blubs work after a long while of driving and see from there.
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