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Looking for JDM taillights for 02 OBW

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I saw a pair of these on another obw and liked the look. Went thru some threads here, but they are old, so is the info. They use the same ones in Europe, clear on top instead of yellow. Anybody know where I can find some? There's supposedly a Legacy or Impreza model that's a direct swap. Time for new ones now, found a crack and lots of moisture. I'd appreciate some info if it's out there....thanks!
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I'd send some pics if I knew how. I also have some pics of the European Outback. Why does Japan keep the best for themselves, the top crust goes to Europe, and we end up with....well, you know what.
The BH chassis cars in the US had the smoked finisher panel, so swapping just the tail lights matches up pretty well with the "SUBARU" USDM panel.

On the BE chassis, the USDM finisher was not smoked and much more red, so the JDM pieces are significantly different. Here is my car with the JDM finisher and USDM lights:

As for driving an Outback and not a Legacy.. in Japan, it was just a trim level called the Legacy Lancaster. Much like the USDM 1st gen, called the Legacy Outback. The solo Outback name was not used until the 3rd gen Outback/4th gen Legacy platform.. 2003MY in Japan, and 2005MY here.
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Since I now have JDM tails on my BH wagon, I've confirmed what I've seen in pics. The outline on the USDM tails is darker like the bulk of the USDM centerpiece. The JDM tails have a uniform red color all the way around. This means that closer up, you see a difference in the tails. All the pics I've seen of AUDM and EUDM tails shows the darker red outline that matches the darker center piece in the USDM style. Finding a source for AUDM or EUDM units isn't easy, and what few I did see were more expensive than JDM pieces. (Hint to anyone in Australia or Europe - there might be a sideline business for you here.) The Legacy set seen in a previous post that has the darker outline on the tails looks to also be raised, which is what is seen on the Blitzen, except that it seems the Blitzen had that raised part painted body color.
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