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Old 05-15-2017, 01:45 PM   #6926
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Thanks zefy!!! Don't know what I am doing wrong, I've posted photos on here before but can't seem to get it to work when following the instructions from various threads!
the image link always has to end in .jpg. In photobucket, there is a quick link tool you can copy on the side labelled IMG. Just copy and paste that into nasioc and it will display the pic.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:29 AM   #6927
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Dual 6 inch driving lights for me, didn't want to drill the interior to mount the switch, instead used the JDM push button start trim piece to mount the switch.

Any pictures of the switch install? I like the look of these and would be interested in seeing how you did it
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:49 PM   #6928
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Any pictures of the switch install? I like the look of these and would be interested in seeing how you did it
I didn't want to drill into the dash, so used the JDM push button start panel piece to install the switch where the push button would go. It allowed for a cleaner installation, and kept the dash intact. I elected to use the simple toggle switch instead of the lighted one that came with the kit, at night the original switch was too bright and became annoying after a couple of minutes.

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Old 05-28-2017, 01:56 AM   #6929
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I didn't want to drill into the dash, so used the JDM push button start panel piece to install the switch where the push button would go. It allowed for a cleaner installation, and kept the dash intact. I elected to use the simple toggle switch instead of the lighted one that came with the kit, at night the original switch was too bright and became annoying after a couple of minutes.

very clean and good looking install
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:53 PM   #6930
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Rally innovation bar for a Hawkeye that i made fit for my bugeye. Hella 500 black magics are wired to my high beams, and I'm still waiting for my HID kit for my Hella 2000's. I'm selling the black magics if anyone wants them
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:43 AM   #6931
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #6932
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That's slick. I'm a big fan of not being able to tell without looking really close during the day.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:18 PM   #6933
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Blacked out my LED work lights and light bar.

6 LED work lights behind grille. Two of the work lights are tinted yellow for fog and will be wired to my round fogs. Four of the work lights wired to a button and spliced to that button is a trailer connector for me to plug in my light bar when needed for deer burning brightness.

Had to make custom bar brackets and mounts for behind the grille.

Bluetooth RGB Demon eyes also connected to grille glow. Adding halos soon!

Happy to provide installation tips if anyone needs! Blacked out light bars in last photo are going on my GF's Xterra soon.




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Old 11-12-2017, 12:10 PM   #6934
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Here is the result of my recent fun, putting Hella Black Magic 500's on my 08 WRX.
The photos don't look like an '08, looks like the wide-body GR.

Should this approximate design work on an '09 wrx?
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:39 PM   #6935
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some of our late model brackets and Baja Designs lights.
fits
11+ Wrx/STI
13+ XV Crosstrek (18 might need slight sanding of inside of bezel to fit)
12-16 Impreza sport
https://www.paranoidfabrications.com...gn-fog-bracket


and a custom bar we setup for somebody.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:22 AM   #6936
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[/IMG]http://s138.photobucket.com/user/isnowboard4life/media/FullSizeR.jpg.html]
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:58 AM   #6937
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Installed PIAA 530 LED driving lights behind my grille with the Perrin horn bracket. You will need screws and nuts to mount the lights as the ones included are too large for the holes on the Perrin bracket. For cars with traditional halogen high beams you could simply tap into either high beam connector and use an inline fuse. My car has the bi-LED setup so I powered the PIAAs off of the high beam fuse in the engine bay fusebox. An add-a-fuse and 2 amp blade fuse is all you'll need. Yes, you read that right 2 amps. These don't even draw 1 amp of current yet are bright enough to be a high beam on their own.

I didn't fail on a bunch of image links, apparently there's a 10 pic limit so I cut out the less important ones. Link to the full album: https://imgur.com/a/jkK1wg8

First, remove the bumper (plenty of how-to's on this)


Remove horn and radiator support bolts
https://imgur.com/9zS8GAh.jpg

Relocate the horn, I chose this spot at the bottom of the radiator support


Attach the Perrin horn bracket per their instructions
https://imgur.com/f4lZKmA.jpg

Mount the light brackets, make sure they're level


Attach the lights to their brackets
https://imgur.com/8Ltnbcp.jpg

At this point get the lights aimed how you like


Plenty of clearance for the grille and bumper


Run the wires along the hood release cable (that weird silver thing in the top right is my work light haha)


Tidy up any excess behind the driver's side headlight


Ground using the fender bolt, run positive into the fusebox


Use an add-a-fuse to power the lights off the high beam circuit
https://imgur.com/94Vn6FX.jpg

Done! While off they're barely noticeable


Very bright for the size and minimal current draw


I don't have any on the road shots, but these are roughly equivalent to the factory high beam in brightness. Color temperature is a very close match as well. When aimed properly they effectively double the amount of light on the road with high beams on.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:20 AM   #6938
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I'm thinking about trying to squeeze in a light bar above my fmic on my 2016 sti.

Surprisingly I haven't found any threads on this, so I'm wondering if anyone here has any input. I figure you get up to a 4" fmic, so if there isnt any hella horns there should be plenty of room as you could push the bar all the way back almost touching the contact point in front of the radiator.

I know diode dyanimics has their light setup that fits, but I can't find any dimensions on it. I want to put a 20" rigid bar in there and would make a custom mounting bracket to push it as far back as possible. I would go with their midnight series, but the beam is pretty narrow. I'm considering the adapt series for the adjustable lights, but I think it's almost 5" thick and not sure it'll fit.

Anyone have some input here?
Do y'all think it will be obvious the bar is in there? I currently have hella horns painted black that you can't see at all (and will be moving them for the bar...
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:49 PM   #6939
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Swapped the Stock fogs on a 2016 Forester XT for the Baja Squadron Pro Combos:
Passenger is Stock, Driver side is Baja:
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:51 PM   #6940
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A Comparison:
Low Beams:


High Beams:


Baja Sqadron Combos + lows:


It's about 15m/40ft to the 05 FXT, and the white house behind it is another 10m/35 feet behind the XFT and the Baja's cast quite the shadow.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:16 PM   #6941
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Got mine from Rallylights (Susquehanna Motorsports). Price looks better and I didn't see shields on the other site. They're a slimline rectangular light with rounded ends. The reflector has five roughly equally-sized facets. Mine aren't HID, just the 55W H7 bulbs. Wires are exactly the same as on the 500s and FF1000s.

What did you get mixed up?

For the size, shape, and price these things throw out a surprisingly great amount of light! And the pattern stays focused to a good distance, too!

These FF75s were MEANT for my wagon. Thanks for the suggestion all those months ago.
Well, after a few years some of the lights have gone kaput, some things were removed, etc... I took the opportunity while I was having some mechanical repairs done (oil cooler gasket, valve cover gaskets, clutch) to rewire, reinstall, and replace the lights I mounted over a decade ago. Hard to believe. Touched up the stripes, wash and wax, cleaned the interior. I love the old girl to death. lol.
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