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Old 05-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #501
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Not very savvy ..... But it's a start. Thanks....I'll refine my technique.....as u can see its white....but not bright enough
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #502
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[IMG] then [/IMG] at the end. LOL.
Anyway - how do they look, from the driver seat?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #503
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[IMG] then [/IMG] at the end. LOL.
Anyway - how do they look, from the driver seat?
Not that bright I think I will need some auxilliary lamps...but the good thing is that I don't usually drive at night! So I'll keep the HID look until I can get true HID.

Was thinking on Laminix for the fogs.....yellow? Not sure yet
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #504
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Hey my lights were adjusted WAY LOW from factory. Adjusting them up a little was the biggest upgrade.

Don't go too high and blind people with your low beams though.

It's very easy to adjust lights with a flat wall and tape.

Hint- mark starting point on screw in car with sharpie marker in-case you go to far so you can start over and do it with full tank of gas.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #505
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Can someone tell me what the exact OEM specification headlight replacement bulb part number is for the 06 Impreza 2.5 Wagon? I'm in the store right now, don't have my car here and am borrowing my buddy's phone to post this up quickly hoping to get a reply before I leave the store we're at and go to the automotive store? Yes, I did a quick search but found way too much info to sort through while I'm at a store. Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #506
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those work well
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #507
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If you don't mind replacing a bulb as often as every six months then get the HIR's as they are very bright and white.
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Some helpful information.

I want 9011 HIRs now for my high beams!
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #508
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Just an FYI, according to Osram's website, the lumen output from the Osram Silverstars are 1550.

http://www.osram.com/osram_com/produ...star/index.jsp
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #509
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I have an 05 wrx and in my Right Headlight, the orange circular bulb in the corner which i think is the (Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168) comes on only sometimes when i turn my lights on. If it doesn't come on, i can hit the headlight and itll come on. Should I replace the bulb or is it a fuse and how could i correct this problem?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #510
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I have an 05 wrx and in my Right Headlight, the orange circular bulb in the corner which i think is the (Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168) comes on only sometimes when i turn my lights on. If it doesn't come on, i can hit the headlight and itll come on. Should I replace the bulb or is it a fuse and how could i correct this problem?
It's a loose connection somewhere, pull the bulb out of the lens & check to see if it is seated properly into the socket. If so, you can try cleaning the contacts, if that doesn't work you have to check the wiring.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:40 PM   #511
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this is going to sound like a beating a dead horse. I have read the first post but not the rest of the 21 pages. I have been doing a litte research. I am trying to my my foglights into off-road rally lights + other hella lights. But mainly focusing on the fog lights since it would seem like a waste of lights if i dont try to make them useful. I know HID kits are terrible to use on the road, hence why I am just using them off-road. I have read that HID at the same wattage of a halogen with produce less heat than a halogen? the problem is that i have a plastic housing and lens for the fog light. are the damages caused by the HID in fog lights do to the decreased distance from the bulb to the lens? assuming i keep the same wattage (35).
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:50 AM   #512
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this is going to sound like a beating a dead horse. I have read the first post but not the rest of the 21 pages. I have been doing a litte research. I am trying to my my foglights into off-road rally lights + other hella lights. But mainly focusing on the fog lights since it would seem like a waste of lights if i dont try to make them useful. I know HID kits are terrible to use on the road, hence why I am just using them off-road. I have read that HID at the same wattage of a halogen with produce less heat than a halogen? the problem is that i have a plastic housing and lens for the fog light. are the damages caused by the HID in fog lights do to the decreased distance from the bulb to the lens? assuming i keep the same wattage (35).
I'm not sure about producing LESS heat, I always thought they produced more. Also, it's not just for the street that they are horrible, it's why they are horrible for the street. A halogen bulbs bright spot is in a different place than an HID, the reflector needs to be designed with that in mind. HIDs in the halogen reflector do not put light out in a useable pattern, you will see less. Not really worth the money for an HID kit.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #513
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I'm currently running Osram night breakers in my lows and Narva contrast bulbs in my fog. And I have stock bulbs in my highs.Looking to do the H9 mod to my low beams and HIR 9011's in my highs. I found these for my lows http://store.candlepower.com/h-9.html I know they are Narva but not sure how good they perform. Any other suggestions for a good H9? Since I'm also looking to make my fogs as my DRL's and suggestions for my fogs? Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #514
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I'm not sure about producing LESS heat, I always thought they produced more. Also, it's not just for the street that they are horrible, it's why they are horrible for the street. A halogen bulbs bright spot is in a different place than an HID, the reflector needs to be designed with that in mind. HIDs in the halogen reflector do not put light out in a useable pattern, you will see less. Not really worth the money for an HID kit.
I have always thought they produce more heat too. but from the information that i have gathered. it is produces less heat. that thanks for the input.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #515
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Did the H9 bulb upgrade this past weekend with Sylvania "standard performance" H9 bulb (only option at my local Advance Auto). Used the thin polishing wheel on my Dremel to carefully remove the plastic tab. They plugged in both left and right no issues.

I love this upgrade. I have been irritated with the lack of light coming from my headlights from day one. The light is "whiter" than the Silverstar ultras they replaced. It is so much "fuller." When i drive through parking lots, or at dusk, or when oncoming cars are coming - where traditionally, my headlights would disappear, I have full coverage. i am very, very pleased with this upgrade - thanks all for doing the trials to figure this all out.

I was initially worried about the increased wattage, but have not had a problem. The headlights are made for this much heat (high beams=65 watt) and the cabling is almost surely the same grade for low and high beams merely for simplicity on Subaru's end.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #516
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Yeah the H9 mod is perfectly safe and reliable. I've had mine in for over a year with no problems whatsoever.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #517
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I just put in PIAA Xtreem White's that I did the H9 Mod. WOW! I ripped out my 6000K HID's and put in the PIAA's. Huge difference. I have 5000K HID bulb's on order. We will see if there is a differences.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #518
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #519
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Edit: iPhone mix up, wrong thread lol

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #520
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why are some HIR 9011s bulbous like on that info website and all the Phillips ones are not and look like a regular bulb? are they not the real deal? Im about to shell out $50 on the Phillips one at AutoZone... don't want to be wasting my $
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #521
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why are some HIR 9011s bulbous like on that info website and all the Phillips ones are not and look like a regular bulb? are they not the real deal? Im about to shell out $50 on the Phillips one at AutoZone... don't want to be wasting my $
have ya read this yet?

http://hirheadlights.com/
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #522
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Well my OSRAM H9 modded bulb on the passenger side just died yesterday, I saw it blow out as soon as I started the car last night.

I looked back in this thread and I bought it on 10-01-2010.. So it lasted about 2 years, 5 months or so.. I think I put on about 10,000 miles, not sure exactly how much was night driving.

I went to Auto Zone and picked up an OSRAM H9 for $15. Great deal considering all the H11 Silverstars, etc were $20 up to 30$+ per bulb, and they're 55 watt, not 65 watt like the H9.

All the wires and connections were fine, nothing looked melted or discolored or anything. I think the H11 to H9 mod is perfectly safe. You just have to make sure your beams are aimed correctly so as not to blind oncoming drivers, that is always the case, but more so with these high powered low beams.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #523
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I think I'm going to start shooting out yellow foglights with an air rifle. The IIHS even says they're just distracting and are actually worse in rain and fog than white lights.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #524
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No no you wont but nice try...

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #525
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I've been searching and can anyone point me in the direction on how to change the rear turn signal and back up light on a 13 hatch?
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