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Well, since my last series of pictures I posted prior to actually getting to drive my car off the lot, I've added a few things. First and foremost, the dealer installed wheel arch moldings and a clear bra all over the front end of my car. I felt those were good for protection and, at least with the arch moldings, aesthetics. But I still wanted to throw one more thing onto my car -something I'd seen, but couldn't put my finger on.
Fortunately, a picture of bradze's car jarred my memory and I picked up a hood protector today!
I stopped by my buddy's place figuring we could tackle it in about a half hour. Holy mother of god, talk about a miscalculation :eek: It took probably 2.5 hours and the car really shows its Japanese roots in those effing instructions. But here it is!


 

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I think the clear bra was 699 and the arch moldings 500. I had it all rolled into the purchase price of the car. I bought the hood protector for 90 on a whim today though.
 

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Also, I have 2 sets of 4500k 55w HID's coming in this weekend. Hopefully I can get them in and adjust everything without the headache of the hood deflector.
 

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I hate it when crap takes 5 times as long as you think it will! Looks good though!!!
 

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Both those things look really good. Did you get the clear bra stuff on the front bumper as well?
Looking forward to your report on the HID install & results.
 

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Thanks guys :)
foxrider: Ain't that the truth!
seeren: Yes. It covers the hood, front bumper, forward section of front fender, and the mirrors.

I'll be taking some comprehensive before/after shots of the HID install. Not so much the process, but night shots against walls and spread on a dark road etc.
 

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I used to have a clear bra. Looked really good for a couple years. Then as rocks, etc hit it, the little dents would fill with dirt discoloring the clear bra.
Was nothing I could do except remove it. Car still looks good a few years later
 

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I haven't seen too many 4500K 55w kits out there Latigo.
Could you tell me which brand and where you bought them from?

I've installed the 4300K 35w HID's in mine a couple of weeks ago. i adjusted the headlight angles to what I thought wast correct height, but they don't seem to light up the road as much as I was expecting. I think I need to readjust/remeasure cutoff on flatter ground or switch to the 55w kit.

Also, I have 2 sets of 4500k 55w HID's coming in this weekend. Hopefully I can get them in and adjust everything without the headache of the hood deflector.
 

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I used to have a clear bra. Looked really good for a couple years. Then as rocks, etc hit it, the little dents would fill with dirt discoloring the clear bra.
Was nothing I could do except remove it. Car still looks good a few years later
I'll be happy if I can get a couple years out of it. I also do hope that the hood protector does what it's supposed to do and can extend the life of the clear bra on the hood.

I haven't seen too many 4500K 55w kits out there Latigo.
Could you tell me which brand and where you bought them from?

I've installed the 4300K 35w HID's in mine a couple of weeks ago. i adjusted the headlight angles to what I thought wast correct height, but they don't seem to light up the road as much as I was expecting. I think I need to readjust/remeasure cutoff on flatter ground or switch to the 55w kit.
I got them from DDM tuning. I've had a 35w kit in the fogs of my 300C for a few years now and they still work flawlessly. I'm a little concerned about the 55w fogs on the outback though... hope they don't melt.
I would think there should be a night and day difference between halogens and even a 35w kit. If they're aimed so low that the light is being projected right down into the pavement, then I could see how that would be a problem. But if the intensity isn't good, I really don't know what to tell ya. I would try the 55w kit if you think your headlights are aimed optimally and you just don't think the 35w kit is cutting it.
 

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I see, and good to know. I'll check them out, but will try and check the light height this wknd first.

I'll be happy if I can get a couple years out of it. I also do hope that the hood protector does what it's supposed to do and can extend the life of the clear bra on the hood.


I got them from DDM tuning. I've had a 35w kit in the fogs of my 300C for a few years now and they still work flawlessly. I'm a little concerned about the 55w fogs on the outback though... hope they don't melt.
I would think there should be a night and day difference between halogens and even a 35w kit. If they're aimed so low that the light is being projected right down into the pavement, then I could see how that would be a problem. But if the intensity isn't good, I really don't know what to tell ya. I would try the 55w kit if you think your headlights are aimed optimally and you just don't think the 35w kit is cutting it.
 

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Looks great Latigo! I finally put my hood protector on a couple weeks ago. I like the way it looks, plus they actually do work. I installed one on my 2011 and even after messing with that one, this one was still a pain to put on. It only took a half hour this time though.

Going to add anything else?
 

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Looks great Latigo! I finally put my hood protector on a couple weeks ago. I like the way it looks, plus they actually do work. I installed one on my 2011 and even after messing with that one, this one was still a pain to put on. It only took a half hour this time though.

Going to add anything else?
Even after doing it once, I seriously doubt I could do it again in a half hour! lol
I've ordered a bunch of LEDs today if that counts :p As far as appearance things though, can't think of anything off the top of my head. I'll probably plastidip the wheels for winter in a month or so.
 

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Thanks :)

My 55w HID kits arrived today! Will install tomorrow with some comprehensive before/after shots in the dark.
 
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