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This is a discussion on 2013 WRX base model HID's within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Nick_Fish Ive heard HIDS are a menace when installing tho. But if you got yours to work ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Fish View Post
    Ive heard HIDS are a menace when installing tho. But if you got yours to work i should try your brand! How long have u had them on?
    Please do not fall for PnP HID's into OEM halogen projectors. To clarify PnP HID's are ridiculously simple to install, but this particular way does not make it work correctly. Yes your halogen projectors will project the light, but not the way HID specific projectors do.

    Proper HID retrofits (replacing the whole projector assembly along bulb capsule and igniter/ballast) is a lot of work and $$$, but can be done. Check out the The Retrofit Source online: headlight upgrades for all applications if you choose to do an HID retrofit.

    Checkout this guys legitimate RetroFit to see how it's done correctly: '13 WRX Quad Projector Retrofit

    If you're keen on getting HID "White" look for "cheap" and easy then get yourself a pair of "Sylvania SilverStars H11's". If you want lighting nirvana for cheap and easy refer back to everyone's recommendation regarding H11 to H9 conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha
    I bought xentec hids from ebay... h11 6000k 35w... they work great, look nice, and defiantly an improvement from stock! Best 30 bucks Ive ever spent... heres a picture on my hatch...
    You'd have been better off spending that $30 in the nudie bar...

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    Ive had them for quite a while without any problems... (5-6 months),,, It was an easy install, took about 35 minutes, and the 35w is perfect for our headlight housing's as it will not melt the plastic...

    The 150 dollar hids you see on websites aren't really worth it... Try the 35 buck ones if you'd like...

    The only thing you have to "mod" is the headlight cap on both sides (where the bulb goes)... If you see the second picture, I cut an inch whole in the cap with a drill bit, and ran the HID wires through... was fairly simples and have no headlight condensation problems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha View Post
    Ive had them for quite a while without any problems... (5-6 months),,, It was an easy install, took about 35 minutes, and the 35w is perfect for our headlight housing's as it will not melt the plastic...

    The 150 dollar hids you see on websites aren't really worth it... Try the 35 buck ones if you'd like...

    The only thing you have to "mod" is the headlight cap on both sides (where the bulb goes)... If you see the second picture, I cut an inch whole in the cap with a drill bit, and ran the HID wires through... was fairly simples and have no headlight condensation problems...

    GOOD LUCK! -Alex
    Please read the link EJ257 posted. The issue is not having anything to do with melting the headlamp housing. HID's produce light differently than Halogen filament. The OEM Halogen Projector is not designed to focus HID beam correctly. You will never see Sylvania/Philips/GE manufacture HID capsules that are not D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S, D1R, and D2R mount standard. The rest are knockoffs that suck people into believing that HID's are as simple as changing bulbs.

    Again please take the time to read this link: All about HIDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha View Post
    Ive had them for quite a while without any problems... (5-6 months),,, It was an easy install, took about 35 minutes, and the 35w is perfect for our headlight housing's as it will not melt the plastic...

    The 150 dollar hids you see on websites aren't really worth it... Try the 35 buck ones if you'd like...

    The only thing you have to "mod" is the headlight cap on both sides (where the bulb goes)... If you see the second picture, I cut an inch whole in the cap with a drill bit, and ran the HID wires through... was fairly simples and have no headlight condensation problems...

    GOOD LUCK! -Alex
    Bully for you, I hope I never encounter you on the road at nighttime.

    The big issue is that the reflector housing for the halogen lights is not designed the same way a true HID projector housing is. Your car is assuredly one of those that I would say "Why is that dude driving with his brights on blinding me??"
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHP View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHP View Post
    Please read the link EJ257 posted. The issue is not having anything to do with melting the headlamp housing. HID's produce light differently than Halogen filament. The OEM Halogen Projector is not designed to focus HID beam correctly. You will never see Sylvania/Philips/GE manufacture HID capsules that are not D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S, D1R, and D2R mount standard. The rest are knockoffs that suck people into believing that HID's are as simple as changing bulbs.

    Again please take the time to read this link: All about HIDs

    Read that... I will defiantly consider removing the hids I have and look into the h9 conversion... Did not consider the fact that I could be "blinding" other drivers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha
    Read that... I will defiantly consider removing the hids I have and look into the h9 conversion... Did not consider the fact that I could be "blinding" other drivers...
    Most people say STFU. Props for reading it with an open mind. Seriously...
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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha View Post
    Read that... I will defiantly consider removing the hids I have and look into the h9 conversion... Did not consider the fact that I could be "blinding" other drivers...
    I was surprised how well H9 conversion worked on my friends car. I would say It's up to par with proper HID headlamps(considering visibility). My friend loves his conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Most people say STFU. Props for reading it with an open mind. Seriously...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHP View Post
    I was surprised how well H9 conversion worked on my friends car. I would say It's up to par with proper HID headlamps(considering visibility). My friend loves his conversion.
    Ill give it a go this weekend and let you guys know how it goes !

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Most people say STFU. Props for reading it with an open mind. Seriously...
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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha View Post
    Ill give it a go this weekend and let you guys know how it goes !
    Goodluck! Also noticed you're located in CT as well, same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olenderc View Post
    Also noticed you're located in CT as well, same here.
    Where about? I am in Greenwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by atissasha View Post
    Where about? I am in Greenwich
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