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Old 02-28-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default HID's into non-hid bugeye JDM projector quesiton

Which set would fit without having to cut/hack into the back of the housings for them to fit. Ive heard some kits do not fit? Interested in the Kaixen kits..let me know what works
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:34 AM   #2
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why dont you PM the guy thats selling the Kaixen kit in the Group buy thread. he might have more info for you
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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i asked him..he doesn't know...he's new to the subaru world...no one has bought one yet but one was ordered for the projectors..i guess i have to wait till he posts up?
he expects to have to drill for the wires ..
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Every HID kit will need you to cut a hole in the back of the housing cup. The stock bulb you can unplug the wires from the bulb. However with aftermarket ones all of the wire connections are on the bulb so You can't easly remove it, this is why you need to cut a bigger hole in the cup piece and then thread the wire connnectors through it and use the supplied grommet to seal it all up.

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:43 AM   #5
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Ya.. I really didn't want to cut a hole in the back of my JDM's but after a year I finally caved and did it. It's really worth it, the hids look amazing in the projector.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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You should also open them up and fix the RHD beam pattern, which is already an issue with halogens but even more so with HIDs.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:11 PM   #7
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what do you mean open them up?? and how do i fix it?
if it has ANYTHING to do with "OPENING" and sealing back again..count me OUT!!..lol..not messing around with $900 lights
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:30 PM   #8
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Yes it involves opening them up and modifying things inside. But, if you don't the RHD beam pattern (which rises to the left) will blind oncoming traffic.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:19 AM   #9
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ive heard not EVERYONE has a problem with them..some ppl say you can just do simple adjustments with a screwdriver..
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You can lower the beam to reduce the effect, but this does nothing to alter the beam pattern and will reduce the amount of usable light on the road. If you lowered them enough to eliminate the glare to oncoming traffic totally the lights would be of minimal use. It is in both your own best interest as well as that of other drivers to modify the lights properly. This is something that anyone purchasing JDM lights needs to be aware of, and especially anyone putting HIDs in them or buying the OEM JDM HIDs.
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:42 AM   #11
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the light pattern won't be that great with the rhd lights......even if you try to adjust the aim of the headlights you will still be blinding ppl.

there are instructions on scoobymods.com on how to grind the shadow plate. I did it to my jdm projectors w/ hid kit and the light pattern now is immensely better.

I actually will probably redo it and try to do a better job since my drivers side still shines a little too high
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:15 AM   #12
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can anyone find the link on scoobymods...i cant...
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Here is Imprezer's thread on I-club, with pics-
http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3988
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:24 AM   #14
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nice write-up but..im not taking the chance...anyone in the NJ area done this? and would do mine??
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I heard the JDM sti projector uses the H1 bulb, so i was thinking to buy the projector and the philips 4300k HID kit (H1 bulb) and just plug and play. so we have to modify the hole to fit the HID kit? correct me if i am wrong. thanks
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You have to drill a hole in the back of the cup. I used a dremel, a pilot drill bit, and a 1" hole saw. Came out a perfect circle.

Here is a picture of my old EDMs.

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i just installed a set ofd hid's into an 06 wrx and did the same thing. i just used the drill bit used to drill the 1/2 holes. or something like that. i figured it was better to have to work the grommet in, than have it fit losely in there.
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You have to drill a hole in the back of the cup. I used a dremel, a pilot drill bit, and a 1" hole saw. Came out a perfect circle.

Here is a picture of my old EDMs.

Do u have more pics? like the front, and the pic of the hole. thanks
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and i am also curious, what's the blue and red wire head to?
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the connectors for the hid bulb.
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the connectors for the hid bulb.
Because i previously owned a Scion, and i just switched to Projector and the hid kit is just plug and play, for this one, do u actually have the place that u can turn and lock ur connector onto the projector light...
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