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Old 05-17-2010, 08:14 PM   #101
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how did you get the reflector piece out (that holds the projector in)
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:57 PM   #102
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i have the projector lens and lens holder out, but im afraid im going to break the holder trying to get the lens out;
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:06 PM   #103
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nvm got it all
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:55 AM   #104
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:59 AM   #105
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I saw the shot in the 08+ thread, it was a lot easier than you expected it to be, wasn't it?
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:02 AM   #106
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I saw the shot in the 08+ thread, it was a lot easier than you expected it to be, wasn't it?
yea it was, i couldnt figure out how to take the high beam reflector piece out, so i had to work around it. backing out the adjuster all the way near the low beam, and high beam gave me enough room to unscrew the projector bowl, the lens holder, as well as giving me the ability to take out the lens holder and lens. Once i did the first one, the second one was done in like 30mins.

thx for the help, the difference is totally worth the $35 (hell, even if they were the performance ones for $65 id say its totally worth it)
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:42 AM   #107
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The new lens output looks a MILLION times better than the stock one. Very nice...I might have to add this to my list of future projects.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:43 AM   #108
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thanks! for $35 it may be the best bang for the buck ive gotten!

(sorry for thread jacking OP)
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:47 AM   #109
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Not thread jacking, it's still on topic :P.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #110
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if you make a custom shield using allum flashing you can get a MUCH better cutoff with those clear lenses. This is the output of the same projector with custom shield. notice the cutoff is sharp the whole way, it doesnt bow towards the ends. GJ with retro though!

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Old 05-20-2010, 02:39 PM   #111
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Slick!
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:46 PM   #112
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Damn that is nice as hell. I'm more than satisfied with my cutoff though. I just don't want to go through the hassle of ripping apart my headlights again.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:52 PM   #113
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here is the cutoff of my old TSX retro

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:00 AM   #114
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The ballast the OP used, are they the OEM ballasts? If so, what years of sti used that specific ballasts?
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:19 AM   #115
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The ballast the OP used, are they the OEM ballasts? If so, what years of sti used that specific ballasts?
I don't know if the 06/07 STI used those ballasts, i can only confirm that the 08+ STI used them.

And yes, they're OEM.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:44 PM   #116
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nice write up!
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #117
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Use one of the new lenses to push all of the clips out, then push the rounded edge of the stock lens in, it will pop right out. So put the new lens inside the holder, so the flat surfaces are back to back.


Just got back from taking a ton of pictures, uploading now.
I wish you have pictures of this process.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:02 PM   #118
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I wish you have pictures of this process.
Ive done it, and in elgin if you need a hand

basically you just push the backside of the new lens up against the backside of the old lens taht being held in there. That pushes the clips out from holding the old lens in place. Then you can install the new lens. Its really simply once your actually looking at it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:18 PM   #119
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Ive done it, and in elgin if you need a hand

basically you just push the backside of the new lens up against the backside of the old lens taht being held in there. That pushes the clips out from holding the old lens in place. Then you can install the new lens. Its really simply once your actually looking at it.
Big Thanks neighbor
I also saw your post on IWST and was thinking about asking you to help me out when I swap the lens someday soon. haha
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #120
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Does any wiring need to be modified for this or does the stock 09-11 WRX headlight harness plug right into the ballast as is?
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:55 PM   #121
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Just got my lens today form Matt at The Retrofit Source, I just drove there and picked it up. The lens fit right in and was very easy to swap. By far the best $50 mod I've ever done. Here is my cut-off and color lmk if it is correct. My camera sucks.



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Old 01-26-2011, 05:10 AM   #122
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Does any wiring need to be modified for this or does the stock 09-11 WRX headlight harness plug right into the ballast as is?
what this guy said.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:04 PM   #123
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how do you make a custom flashing
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if you make a custom shield using allum flashing you can get a MUCH better cutoff with those clear lenses. This is the output of the same projector with custom shield. notice the cutoff is sharp the whole way, it doesnt bow towards the ends. GJ with retro though!

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Old 01-26-2011, 11:32 PM   #124
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how do you make a custom flashing
I believe you cut to fit, but I'm no expert by any means
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:46 AM   #125
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I believe you cut to fit, but I'm no expert by any means
Unless you work with projectors a lot and have the tools and a lot of time for trial and error testing, I wouldn't bother trying to make my own cutoff shield. Just do it right and start off with a nice HID projector from the start.
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