2010 Outback 3.6R Limtied
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i think all HID units will need drilling on the cover. It is the only way to feed the wire and harness through.
Thanks for point that important fact out.bigdadi said:The only street legal is OEM HID, all the aftermarket HID are NOT street legal. They sell them for show or off road uses.
I think sooner or later there'll be crack down during yearly inspection or road blocks.
Light assembly & Reflectors designed for Halogens are not for HID. HID price goes down dramaticlly and people just want their lights brighter, brighter and brighter, thus we see a surge of HIDs, white, blue, and purple on road. There is really not standard any more.
I saw some taller trucker/SUV replaced all 4 into HIDs (2 headlights + 2 fogs) ... man I pity those cars right in front of them.Harplayr said:Thanks for point that important fact out.
I was thinking of doing a conversion, but if it is not legal, then I won’t.
I wish it was an available option from Subaru. I would have gladly paid extra for it.
As it stands, I find the standard headlights to be good, better than most, and something I can live with.
I believe the main difference with "normal" low beams and the Outback's low beams is that the projector has the cutt off. When projecting into the garage wall, the cut off is very similar to the cut off on out on our TSX with HID's. It seems that most of the cars with projector lights have this cut off. I believe that without the cut off, they would blind most oncoming traffic even with halogens. I would like to have HID's but I'm more than happy with the light output of the halogens. IMHO the projectors give the most light you can get without HID'skingluke said:I've owned an 2006 FX35 and 2008 535i both with HID's. Comparing my 2010 Outback HID upgrade with my other cars, I must say that it is matched closely with my other cars. The 2010 has the same excellent cut off line and the light source doesn't bounce everywhere. The light is evenly dispersed.
I have also tried HID's on my previous car, a 2002 Subaru WRX. That HID experiment ended quickly. I removed the bulbs off the car right away since the light source was not even and for sure would have blinded on coming traffic. I was flickered with high beams many times on the test run.
The 2010 outback lights are designed differently in my opinion. Even with stock halogen bulbs there is a cut off line on the light - unlike most halogen lamps. Just my two cents...
hid's can put a lot of strain on the wiring harness when powering up. Using the harness wires the lights/ballasts directly to the battery for power removing this strain. Then you run a set of wires to the headlight harness so when you turn on your lights, the relay tells the hid's to turn on.guppie said:Does the Phillips kit require no drilling?
What about a relay? What's the purpose of those. I see some kits come with one some you buy seperate?
Anyone have any figures on the inrush current?hid's can put a lot of strain on the wiring harness when powering up. Using the harness wires the lights/ballasts directly to the battery for power removing this strain. Then you run a set of wires to the headlight harness so when you turn on your lights, the relay tells the hid's to turn on.