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Old 12-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #3390
Tha Chakal
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Originally Posted by webster354 View Post

I have a Canadian Limited model that came stock with HIDs. A few weeks ago I parked next to a base Impreza and compared the headlights/housing and at a glance they don't seem any different. Anybody know the differences?

Note: by no means am I recommending putting HIDs in the halogen housing. I am just curious to know what the difference is between them.
The biggest difference between the halogen and HID bulb's output is the location of the filament, so the HID's sit in the housing at a different position. I'm sure the reflectors have some minor differences too, mostly to prevent glare.

Just curious, what kind of bulbs came with the car? Does it just have regular halogens in the high beam?
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