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Subaru WRX (15-17) Retro-Quik Projector Upgrade Kit

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Brand: Morimoto

B-RFK-RQ15WRX-TRS

$169.40

PRODUCT OPTIONS

PART #: 2 x PR011, 2 x RQ200



*Guaranteed Fitment
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Items in this Kit are on CLEARANCE!
Clearance Items are Non-Refundable

DESCRIPTION

Upgrade your Subaru WRX headlights with the Morimoto Retro-Quik system for a significant performance boost. This system, compatible with all OE halogen 2015+ Subaru WRX models, replaces outdated setups with modern bi-xenon projectors. The Mini H1 7.0 bi-xenon projector boasts enhanced optics, delivering wide low beam patterns and strong high beams. Engineered in the US, the retrofit kit includes G10 fiberglass mounting brackets for easy installation. Optional Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts, available in 35w and 50w versions, offer top-notch performance with proprietary software and durable construction. Additionally, H1 HID bulbs provide exceptional brightness and clarity, ensuring optimal visibility at night. Don't overlook the importance of the optional HD Relay harness, which guarantees long-term functionality. With Morimoto's high beam splitters and RetroRubber housing sealant, you can further enhance your driving experience while ensuring durability and protection against moisture.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Enhanced Visibility: Upgrade to modern bi-xenon projectors for wide low beam patterns and strong high beams.
  • Easy Installation: Kit includes G10 fiberglass mounting brackets for straightforward setup.
  • Optimal Performance: Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts offer top-notch brightness and durability.
  • Brighter Illumination: H1 HID bulbs provide exceptional brightness and clarity for improved visibility at night.
  • Long-term Functionality: Ensure lasting performance with the optional HD Relay harness.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Projectors: 2x (One Pair) Mini H1 8.0 Bi-Xenon Projectors

  • Hardware: 2x Custom RQ Brackets, Mounting Hardware

  • Optional Ballasts: 2x Morimoto XB35 HID Ballasts

  • Optional Bulbs: 2x Your Preference of H1 Bulbs

  • Optional Wiring: Your Preference

  • Optional Accessories: High Beam Splitters and Housing Sealant

WARRANTY INFORMATION

This Morimoto product includes a 5 Year limited warranty, serviced and supported by the Morimoto team in Atlanta, GA. This warranty does not cover modifications, alterations, or misuse. For additional information, Click Here.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Intensity: 2,800-3,500lm (est.)

  • Power: 35w

  • 50w Ballasts: Not Compatible

  • Color Rating: 3000K (Golden Amber), 4000K (OEM HID Warm White), 5000K (Ice White), 6000K (Neutral White)

  • Rated Lifespan: 2,500hrs (3-5yrs)

COMPATIBILITY

  • Subaru WRX/STi: 2015-2020 (w/o OEM LEDs)

COMPLIANCE

APPLICATION: HID and LED projectors are street legal in the USA for Fog Light use only. Not compliant with DOT / FMVSS108 and not street legal in the USA for Headlights. Legal for off-road use in Snowmobile and ATV headlights and off-road racing use only auxiliary or forward lighting. International street legality varies by country. For detailed clarification on street use, CLICK HERE
Note: This usage regulation is not unique to this item. All LED and HID bulbs from all other brands, regardless of marketing claims, are prohibited from street use in halogen headlights in the USA.

HOMOLOGATION ECE: NO

DOT/SAE/FVMSS108: NO (NOT STREET LEGAL IN HEADLIGHTS IN USA)

INSTALLATION DOCUMENTS

Lucky You: Subaru finally replaced the EJ motor in the WRX to the awesome new FA20F, but they kept the halogen setup? What's that all about? Luckily for you, the Morimoto Retro-Quik system, such as this Subaru WRX retrofit, is designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade for a big performance boost inside the headlights on all OE halogen 2015+ Subaru WRXs.


Bi-Xenon Projectors: Morimoto's most modern bi-xenon, the Mini H1 7.0, was an instant winner upon launch. Representing the first full overhaul of the Mini H1 since way back when the 1.0 came out, these 2015+ WRX aftermarket headlights are now one of the most advanced headlight projectors in the world today. Revised reflector optics paired with their curved cutoff shield produces one of the widest low beam patterns we've ever seen, and a high beam that will easily go the distance. Kuria Optic clear lenses maximize intensity throughout, and keep the cutoff line sharp, colorful, and attractive. New side-action solenoids are more than 3x stronger than the old and fussy vertically-sprung units. Result: Maximum light on the ground, zero glare to oncoming traffic.


Mounting Hardware: 100% Engineered in the US. Laser cut from automotive-grade G10 fiberglass. The Retro-Quik brackets at the heart of the Subaru WRX retrofit kit are designed to adapt the Morimoto Mini 7.0 Bi-xenon projectors directly in place of the unsophisticated stock units. Using the original mounting holes paired with new hardware, they are the beauty behind the Subaru WRX retrofit kit that makes it an easy install. You're welcome.


Optional HID Ballasts: Designed in California by Morimoto's engineer, Yoshi Ishida, the Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts are just as good looking on the outside as they are well-engineered on the inside. They are available in both 35w and 50w versions, use proprietary software by the pros at Hylux paired with packaging perfection from the masters at Morimoto. This is today's most modern iteration of a model that has sold more than half a million units since inception, and we don't think it can really get any better!


Optional H1 HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlight--and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID bulbs are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same lumin Osity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.


Optional Relay Harness: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade, don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are or how good your bulbs are, if your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your headlights are gonzo. The Morimoto HD Relay harness is easily worth the premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. With triple-sealed twin relays, 14ga. stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality, it will ensure everything functions properly and permanently from the original in-cabin controls. It's easily the best headlight wire harness out there.


Optional High Beam Splitters: Double high beams?! whaaaat! Put simply, the optional Morimoto high beam splitters allow you to make this feature work easily without any cutting or splicing to the factory wiring by diverting power from the halogen bulb into the projector's high beam solenoid, making them both work at the same time.


Optional Housing Sealant: Protection is priceless! When you're putting together a set of high-end headlights, the last thing you want is moisture in 'em the first time it rains outside. RetroRubber is the most effective way to make sure the original seal is fully restored. For the small price, why anybody wouldn't prevent their new headlights from fogging up is beyond us. It'll be the best twelve bucks you've ever spent.

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Quality components, good fitment, but gaps around shroud

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This set up worked out well for me, more output than led low beams in stock projectors, decent sized gap between shroud and projector is sunken in due to its smaller size, doesn't seem to negatively affect output though. If you are planning to do this yourself, make sure to plan a way to seal the rear of the housing with the provided rubber caps. Female clip with harness doesn't snap in securely to factory bulb input for me, going to hardwire it instead.

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Wider throw than stock projectors

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The beam is wider and throws farther. The only downsides were the lack of vehicle specific installation instructions since this is a 2015+ WRX specific kit. Also, since the WRX headlight only has one aiming bolt (8mm), the normal aiming procedure will not work, it makes the two "steps" of projected light look like 2 triangles since they can only be adjusted in a diagonal plane. This is no fault of the Retroquick kit, just the stock Subaru headlight adjustment setup. The H1 projectors are also smaller in diameter than the stock Subaru ones, thus there will be about a 1/4" of empty space around the new projectors between the foreground housing and the background housing that holds the projector. Overall, installation went smoothly and fairly quickly, about 2-1/2 hours from bumper removal to retro and adjusting the leveling. Totally worth it!

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