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Offline Clutch

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2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:53:13 PM »
Any tips to try and make the headlights suck less?

I already adjusted them up slightly, which definitely helped.  I have thought about the idea of sticking some cheapie HIDs in there, but not sure how well the projectors that are in there for the regular halogen bulbs will like that. 

Trying to avoid baking and opening the whole headlight for a projector retrofit if I can.

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Re: 2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 06:59:11 PM »
Standard Impreza or WRX?

Take some time to read the following:
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/bulbs.html

2011 WRX uses H11 lows, 9005 highs (I believe the N/A Impreza uses the same). Before blindly following the below advice, confirm. If they are different, let me know and I may have other recommendations.

Best way to increase the low-beam output is to do the H9 conversion (Nasioc link: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2083911). Buy these bulbs:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480KOP4/

Best way to increase high-beam output is to convert to HIR:
http://dastern.torque.net/Mods/HIRmod.html

Buy these bulbs:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480J5CW/
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 07:04:28 PM by idipskoalmint »
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Re: 2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 08:37:08 PM »
Its a standard Impreza, none of the cool WRX stuff. 

My high beams work great, its just the low beams that are absolutely horrid.  Ill give the H9 a shot to see how it goes.  Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: 2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 06:17:40 PM »
My high beams work great, its just the low beams that are absolutely horrid.  Ill give the H9 a shot to see how it goes.  Thanks for the heads up!

I understand. You're already going to be in the headlight housing replacing your low-beam bulbs.

For an additional $40 and maybe 20 min worth of time, you can increase the light output of your high-beams by ~50% by doing the HIR mod (1700 vs 2500+ lumens). Your call, but I'd do it.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 06:19:32 PM by idipskoalmint »
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Re: 2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 07:27:55 PM »
Those are all pretty good points.  I guess I just hadnt thought about it since the high beams seemed OK, but thats a pretty significant jump in output...  Ill definitely check it out.  Thanks!

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Re: 2011 Impreza Headlights SUCK
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 10:00:19 PM »
Add more lights  :uglystupid2:

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