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Old 01-28-2019, 11:18 AM   #51
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5 months in and the headlights have been holding up well here in Kansas. We've had some very cold days, freezing rain days, snowy days, etc., and no issues. I've yet to install HIDs, but I do have some other projects to do that will necessitate the removal of the bumper. Maybe by spring.
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:01 AM   #52
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Someone asked on last page.

http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Switchback-...t-p/50-035.htm

This is the sequential strip I used inside mine. It’s a little long so I just hid them behind the shroud where you Can’t see them.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:47 PM   #53
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Zhentlemen,

The Want is strong with this one as well, for these sexy lights. And what I'm running into is that the market vending them is a crapshoot. I see that the OP bought from OEMassive on Ebay, someone else bought from OEMassive.com, another from ProTuningLab.com, and I've also found them at CarID:
https://www.carid.com/spyder/black-s...&url=110693813

They ID the maker as Spyder, but somehow SpyderAuto.com doesn't have this exact model for sale. Wut....

I'm frugal, but I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for good customer service in case something goes wrong, like dusty or scratched lenses or shipping damage. So whether it was about headlights or any other parts, does the community have a recommendation for a source? Or are they all an equal gamble?

Thanks! Y'all's installs look fantastic!
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:15 PM   #54
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I've had these since May, and have been really happy with the overall quality of them. although, I have not experienced the halogen projectors as I retrofit them with bixenon projectors prior to installing them.

I also went ahead and deleted the amber reflectors while I had them open.
How did you do the amber reflector delete? I was looking at these online and wanted to do the same. From what I'm reading too, it seems like any retrofit suited for the OEM 2008-2014 WRX/ STI headlights would work for these headlights as well?
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:47 AM   #55
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These headlights are uber sexy. My stock passenger side headlight has melted somehow and I dont really want to replace the whole headlight so switching to these is definitely the way to go for me. However, I am also unsure of which vendor to get them from. So many places sell them and now there are different variations as well. Some have a tinted sidemarker it seems, while others do not. Its all rather confusing tbh. Also like the post above mine, do any of you know FOR A FACT that the normal 08-14 retrofit/retroquick retrofits will work with these headlights? And also what do you suggest? Iv spent the last month research and the more I research, the more my brain is scrambled. Please dont let this thread die! Cheeeeeers.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:51 AM   #56
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Oemassive is down to $275. The question is, do I go with the HID type instead (for STI ONLY) or do I go for the halogen type? Obviously I would need a harness that would make the HID type work with my wrx however, they dont offer that nessecary harness. Does anyone have any idea where to get a compatible harness? Getting the STI version of these C lights would make future light options much, much easier as I woukdnt have to retrofit anything. Just stick in any good compatible HID kit and hit the road.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:48 PM   #57
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Anyone? Haallppp
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:43 AM   #58
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Anyone? Haallppp
This should be a pretty simple answer, as it says right on the advert for the housings. If your car came stock with HID then order that housing, if it did not, order the halogen housing.
Could you install the HID one on your car just the same if it came with halogen from the factory? yes. Are you going to have to either do custom wiring or buy an H11 (factory low beam) to whichever size the HID ballast accepts for a power input connection? possibly, simple either way though.
If you are planning on upgrading to HID, then buy that housing knowing you will have to do some extra wiring, it wont be difficult. The advertisements I have seen for these housings seem to all say they don't come with the HID lowbeam kit, so you would have to source that yourself anyways (don't buy ebay or el cheapo amazon please).
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:18 PM   #59
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So I bought these not to long ago... first things first... these are not DRL! they do not come with a relay to make the c shaped light be the DRL.

https://www.protuninglab.com/pro-jh-si08-lbdrl-c.html <-- I bought these specifically because I have a WRX without HID's. The problem is the halogen bulb that comes with these? ARE NOT H11 but instead are replaced with H7's which is entirely weird why they would change the bulb type from the stock bulb to a lower standard bulb socket? So the nice expensive Diode Dynamic LED bulbs that I have are now useless for these headlights.

Again the C-Shape is NOT a real DRL and does not come with relay's to become a DRL so that's completely false advertisment.

I wanted the blacked out version but they were out of stock so I ordered the Chrome version with the intent to black them out myself. The projector itself is not a chromed smooth finish and instead is a almost sandblasted chrome color?

Both C-Shaped LED lights are dim... as in not that bright at all. The driver side is dimmer than the passenger side, at least on the ones I received are. I'm a bit mad that they are advertising these as DRL but clearly are not DRL and anyone arguing with them about DRL is told to just return them and get a refund.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:30 PM   #60
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So I bought these not to long ago... first things first... these are not DRL! they do not come with a relay to make the c shaped light be the DRL.

https://www.protuninglab.com/pro-jh-si08-lbdrl-c.html <-- I bought these specifically because I have a WRX without HID's. The problem is the halogen bulb that comes with these? ARE NOT H11 but instead are replaced with H7's which is entirely weird why they would change the bulb type from the stock bulb to a lower standard bulb socket? So the nice expensive Diode Dynamic LED bulbs that I have are now useless for these headlights.

Again the C-Shape is NOT a real DRL and does not come with relay's to become a DRL so that's completely false advertisment.

I wanted the blacked out version but they were out of stock so I ordered the Chrome version with the intent to black them out myself. The projector itself is not a chromed smooth finish and instead is a almost sandblasted chrome color?

Both C-Shaped LED lights are dim... as in not that bright at all. The driver side is dimmer than the passenger side, at least on the ones I received are. I'm a bit mad that they are advertising these as DRL but clearly are not DRL and anyone arguing with them about DRL is told to just return them and get a refund.
So i have a 2012 wrx hatch with the sti hid headlights. Im looking to get LEDs bulbs in the current setup i have now or get these c shape LED lights with maintaining the DRL but done want to buy them if i cant do LEDs. Could anyone help me out with this problem?
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Old 04-22-2019, 01:39 PM   #61
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only the c-shaped light bare is LED. The bulbs they come with are halogen unless you buy the HID version. Unless you want the c-shaped bar, just go with LED bulbs in your current setup. Or buy these and make your own relay to make the c-shape bar be a DRL.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:56 PM   #62
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This should be a pretty simple answer, as it says right on the advert for the housings. If your car came stock with HID then order that housing, if it did not, order the halogen housing.
Could you install the HID one on your car just the same if it came with halogen from the factory? yes. Are you going to have to either do custom wiring or buy an H11 (factory low beam) to whichever size the HID ballast accepts for a power input connection? possibly, simple either way though.
If you are planning on upgrading to HID, then buy that housing knowing you will have to do some extra wiring, it wont be difficult. The advertisements I have seen for these housings seem to all say they don't come with the HID lowbeam kit, so you would have to source that yourself anyways (don't buy ebay or el cheapo amazon please).
Quite literally what I said lol. Hence why I was asking about a compatible harness to make the HID's work. Anyway, for anyone else planning on buying these, do not buy them. They do not come with the DRl relay to make them work. as just as the guy above me, one side was dimmer than the other. I returned mine for a refund. Im going to stick with the oem housing and try to go with a quad retrofit/halos. its really unfortunate that spyderco is wrongfully advertising.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:35 AM   #63
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I believed these headlights are only good if you are planning to just retrofitting better HID or LED projectors and better LED "C" lights in them. Otherwise they are useless. LOL!
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:27 PM   #64
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I've been looking into doing my headlights and I want to keep MY OEM ones and found these C lights. After massive amount of research, these headlights are best if you plan on gutting them with proper equipment. Buy a set and build them yourself with a proper projector and real LED'S behind the c light. Or check out circuit demon or ghoztlighting on IG.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:32 PM   #65
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Sorry guys, I have the halogen version. What is the size of the low beam bulb and the drl?
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:15 AM   #66
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The want is strong with these, but I'm wondering if anyone has bought and installed these yet:

http://oemassive.com/c-style-08-14-s...ck-headlights/

$420 doesn't seem too bad, but I'd like to know if the quality is there before I pull the trigger. I think Akkon via Amazon.com sells them too.
I managed to find some spyder c style headlights on ebay for $185.

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Old 09-20-2019, 11:27 AM   #67
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$200 shipping to Canada
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:17 PM   #68
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OEMassive has another set or you found another set on eBay? I'll keep a look out for a sale though.

If you're able to I'd love to see pics of light output and beam spread. Like a pic on a dark road, and another in front of a wall. Still considering if I'll want to split them or just upgrade bulbs.

Have you looked into the spec-D headlights yet? They have a few different options depending on if you want smoked on smoked or clear with smoked or clear with chrome. Just something to look into.... my bad, this was supposed to be in reference to the price being a little much at $420 because the spec-Dís are only $330 and thatís not even on eBay but a parts dealer online like rallysportdirect or carid
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:11 PM   #69
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Lightbulb Just trying to get some feedback from the 15+ owners

Iíve designed and currently have a prototype for a c-light replacement. It uses RGBW led strips that are addressable and an open source MCU so you can program it to do whatever you want. For example, top portion stays white( btw since itís an RGBW strip itís Uses actual white leds not red/green/blue together to make white) and the lower blinks amber for turning or literally whatever you want it to do. Working on adapting it to all lights but one thing at a time. Did one set for my 16 wed and Iíve been getting lots of interest so Iím curious...what would you pay for something like this if it were on the market. Gonna be honest the only thing Iíd be selling that is my own design is a light diffusing resin c-light with embedded led. If you know how to code in c/arduino you could program your own but Iím thinking a lot with programmed unit and r/l lights. Iíve seen Bluetooth units out there for a pretty penny but you only get one color at a time. Keep in mind this is a prototype and with some good feedback/contribution it will be constantly evolving but I currently think itís better than anything out right now( I may be a bit biased). So basically given itís current stage in dev would you be willing to pay for it and if so how much. Videos will be loaded soon btw once itís actually installed, only crude prototype board wiring at the moment. Thanks all ✌🏻
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