My first post after lurking for a few months and getting my first Subi a couple of weeks ago. What I did notice (and was warned) is that the lights are TERRIBLE on the WRX and I really need something better driving around Denver and into the mountains. Outrunning the lights is way too easy. I actually have not driven with the high beams on yet because it's been all city, but I want something bright that is not a high beam for regular driving.
I have read a ton of threads on driving lights, HID kits, retrofit HID upgrade, and I'm a little overwhelmed. I'm considering, as a first step, of just wiring some Hella 500FF to the OEM fog light holder (with either Kartboy or homemade bracket), but I'm worried that will do little or nothing for actual night visibility due to the position low on the bumper. Also, since I have a base WRX, I am not certain how hard/easy it is to create a separate on/off for just those lights. Again, since I am not looking for better performance with high beams for now, just low beam improvement, I don't want to wire it into the high beams. So this is why it sounded to me like a HID conversion (with retrofit) is the way to go.
That being said, I'm looking for advice. I want greatly improved night visibility under non-high beam conditions and would prefer something that turns on with my regular headlights. I'm willing to go with street-legal lights mounted on a rally bar or something like that as well. Give me your ideas!