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'96 BG5 Legacy wagon projector headlights...

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#1 95legacyDUH


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:18 AM

I'm looking on ebay for replacement parts for my 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon.

I found some 1995-1999 Subaru Legacy JDM tail lights with the middle garnish. The bottom is white instead of orange..and the middle garnish says "LEGACY" instead of "SUBARU". I asked the guy if they'd fit on my wagon..he said they would. So i'm getting those.

But ive been looking for replacement headlights...one if mine is broken.

I found a pair of "JDM Projector Headlights from a 1996 Subaru Legacy with a BG5 chassis."

So i was wondering they would fit on my '95 wagon?

I'm not sure what chassis i have...is there somewhere on the car i can find that out...i have the owners manual and everything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

#2 dmanaenk


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:29 AM

Those aren't street legal in US.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:44 AM

they may not be legal, but you could probably convert them to silverstar or something else. besides, how many cops actually write citations for that anyways...

but why pay a premium for JDM lights when you can get some GT or Outback headlights that look exactly the same (black inside surround, just no projector) for less. and they are legal! :banana:

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:50 AM

BTW: your chassis number is on your vin. yours will be BG#, and its the # after BG... i think GT's are BG5 (could be wrong), mine is a BG6 (Outback). sedans are BD#, the newer generations are BH (wgn), BE (sdn) (2000-2004) the newest generation are BL (sdn) and BP (wgn). cant remember the first gens though....(BC# and BF#?)

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:15 AM

Another problem is the JDM lights are focused for a RHD car. Your headlights would be aimed for the left side of the road not the right.

Ever pass a car parked facing you that pulled up to the curb on your side of the road with its headlights on?

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 11:31 AM

another good point^^^

beware of the two piece headlights (your 95 is a single piece, and 98 and 99 spec head lights are two piece) i think you would need extra parts if you convert to those (96 and 97 spec lights arae ok though, and are direct bolt ons)

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