I'm a believer!yeah if you look at them side by side you'll see where the tab needs to be trimmed. I noticed it funny that no one mentioned the tab trimming in any of the Subaru threads.. however in the Acura and Toyota threads they mention it. Also, Daniel Stern mentions the trim in his article on the subject as well. They fit and lined up perfect after I nipped em.. so.. *shrug* dunno man.
Before the trim they went in and turned snugly but didn't line up at a perfect straight up/down like the H11 does. The filament has to be in the same location as the original bulb otherwise you shed light into the reflector differently and can cause glare n whatnot. Projectors aren't very sensitive to this so its kinda trivial but I'm a bit ocd about this stuff.
you'll be pleasantly surprised with the H9 change. I was skeptical until I did it.. and now I see no reason to switch to HID lamps or retrofit. I mean, they're not HID good.. but now good enough that I dont see a reason to waste that money for lighting when I could be spending it on suspension or other mods.
I'm glad that the mod worked, and any complaints from oncoming traffic?