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    Restoration ofmy REX!

    So I drove my 2008 last week to our family house in eugene, on my way home I got stuck between 5 slow moving semis. Here in oregon instead of salt or chemicals they just toss down a ton of lava rock which we have an abundance of-thank you mt. mazama. WELL the semi trucks were passing each other because of the pass coming up. I now am looking at a repair estimate in my hand of $4,333.37. The parts list needed are as follows. If you know anything better than oem, or something that is really clean.. Let me know I had always changed my headlights on my hondas out to JDM or my older subaru to morettes or JDM on my STis.. SO This is what I am needing

    Left Headlight Retail: $388.02
    right headlight retail: $388.02
    left foglight retail: $174.85
    right foglight retail: $174.85
    SPT Sport mesh grille $200 (I dont know what the retail is on this that is my cost) or 2011 grille is $188 (again my cost)


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    Im assuming the other 3k is paint work?? I would try to score some STI headlights or save money on other areas and get a retrofit.
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    Why not some Hella Micro DE's for the fogs?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000DC..._d_detail?pd=1

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    Sorry to hear Bo.


    Only upgrade I could suggest would be some retrofits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Im assuming the other 3k is paint work?? I would try to score some STI headlights or save money on other areas and get a retrofit.
    mostly labor sanding down the affected areas, unfortunately that and the 3 stage satin white pearl paint is very expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakattak View Post
    Why not some Hella Micro DE's for the fogs?

    Hella Micro DE Halogen H3 55W 12V Fog Lamp Kit:Amazon:Automotive
    Awesome, thanks for the link, I will look into these, I normally hate fogs on anything newer than 03 but the bumper is molded that way

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    Sorry to hear Bo.


    Only upgrade I could suggest would be some retrofits.
    Such is life, I am used to insurance claims retrofits like lightwerkz? Or?


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    Yes, lightwerkz for sure. But order your parts from theretrofitsource.com. They are cheaper and sell higher quality bulbs/ballasts/harnesses etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Yes, lightwerkz for sure. But order your parts from theretrofitsource.com. They are cheaper and sell higher quality bulbs/ballasts/harnesses etc
    exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    So I drove my 2008 last week to our family house in eugene, on my way home I got stuck between 5 slow moving semis. Here in oregon instead of salt or chemicals they just toss down a ton of lava rock which we have an abundance of-thank you mt. mazama. WELL the semi trucks were passing each other because of the pass coming up. I now am looking at a repair estimate in my hand of $4,333.37. The parts list needed are as follows. If you know anything better than oem, or something that is really clean.. Let me know I had always changed my headlights on my hondas out to JDM or my older subaru to morettes or JDM on my STis.. SO This is what I am needing

    Left Headlight Retail: $388.02
    right headlight retail: $388.02
    left foglight retail: $174.85
    right foglight retail: $174.85
    SPT Sport mesh grille $200 (I dont know what the retail is on this that is my cost) or 2011 grille is $188 (again my cost)
    Dude, that sucks. My only input - Don't get a 2011 grille for your '08; different shape for '11s.
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    The grille SPT sport mesh grille is supposed to fit the '11, the '11 grille won't fit the 08?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Yes, lightwerkz for sure. But order your parts from theretrofitsource.com. They are cheaper and sell higher quality bulbs/ballasts/harnesses etc
    So you purchase the parts to send to lightwerkz with your headlights or?


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    So you purchase the parts to send to lightwerkz with your headlights or?
    exactly. Will save you over $100 and they are higher quality parts. Im not a fan of lightwerkz ballasts. Morimoto is much better. Or theretrofitsource sells oem stuff. They also have "VIP" projectors that for a little extra money can get you some incredible parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    The grille SPT sport mesh grille is supposed to fit the '11, the '11 grille won't fit the 08?
    apparently not

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    Then Ill have them repair my sport grille, because it is in my opinion the best looking option.

    Ill have to research the lightwerkz stuff and what I would need, I typically just buy JDM housings that are done and just revert them to LHD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Then Ill have them repair my sport grille, because it is in my opinion the best looking option.
    Concur. I've been chomping at the bit for an OEM sport grille for the '11. I checked out the HTAutos one, but 1 )I've heard some mixed reviews about fitment and 2) it only comes primed.
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    I have been wanting to see if it fits the 11 since I had my STi, I'll just pop both grills off and see what's up.


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