Exactly what I wanted
October 23, 2018
Product looks great and went in easily.
Two things to note:
1. Remove the bracket from the back and install first, then slide the light in from the outside.
2. Buy a new switch. The one provided is cheap and obtrusive (why I gave 4 stars for fit/quality).
June 25, 2018
I have one of these on my 15 Sti and my 16 crosstrek. The STi is more difficult to install because you need to fandangle it into the opening. The crosstrek has much more space which doesn't require you to pull the bumper and you can clearly see what you're working on. However, there's no good instructions for the crosstrek. It's pretty simple though. I ended up pulling the bracket off the light, taking the clips off the light and turned them around. That made the bracket fit perfectly and the light fills the opening perfectly. Protip: Get the plug and play harness, it makes life easier! Overall though I love this brake light!
Absolutely love it!
April 30, 2018
I installed the V2 fog light with the switch hiding in the trunk (I'll eventually run the switch to be in the driver-side dash). What a great product. Not to mention the plug-n-play wire harness, it's definitely worth the extra few bucks. Also, can't beat the install video. That was a huge help. Actually all of the install videos are a huge help. Subispeed keeps knocking it out of the park with their Customer Support and their Install videos.
March 24, 2018
The F1 light completes the bumper. I bought the V2 red with red lens for my white WRX and it looks great having 4 points of brake lights. The quick connect harness makes it a lot easier to install and the switch to turn the F1 function on and off is a good addition to just play around with
Great addition to the car!
January 30, 2018
Just installed this product over the weekend, got the Red with red lense (V2), took me 1-2 hours since this is my first time installing stuff, and trying to figure out the bracket, etc. Video was helpful. Paying extra for the plug and play harness was entirely worth it!
Kept mine on flashing mode, but love the feature on how you can switch the modes. Overall satisfied with the product! Rear of my car looks closer to completion :D
Fantastic Addition to the Rear!
November 02, 2017
I got the black with clear lens and it looks very nice with my black STI! Looks a million times better than the dumb plastic piece that was there before! At night it looks phenomenal and during the day it's bright enough to see clearly as well. I always get compliments on it, people really seem to love the flashing light over just the regular light option.
Installation took around 15-20 minutes. I just followed the video instructions and it was a breeze. All the parts fit perfectly and I fits flush with the back bumper trim. Would have to recommend to anyone else who hates that plastic piece in the back. Worth the money and install is very easy. This is a must-have!
Nice finished product
October 05, 2017
This review is for Crosstrek owners. Don't order the optional harness, it doesn't work on a Crosstrek.
The website install video is mostly for WRXes except for the wiring color splices.
There is an easy way to install the light which involves removing the metal bracket and attaching the light from the back through the metal bracket using 1" metric bolts. Photo submitted under customer images.
The finished product is worth the extra effort.
September 03, 2017
Easy install and compliments the butt nicely. Switching between modes is as easy as flicking a switch. Fairly priced and shipment is always quick. Thanks guys
August 22, 2017
I bought the V2 Rear F1 light for my '16 Crosstrek to help provide additional lighting as my commute to work often involves going over a foggy mountain. I bought the clear cover with black background. It gives it a stealth look without compromising function of brightness of the LEDs like the smoked lens does. Overall the product is made of quality materials and functions as described and shown in the video. It is great to have a light that operates like a normal brake light and not light a fog light. I also like the option to easily turn the flashing function on and off. I will agree with many other reviews that a gap is present around 2 of the 4 sides. I messed around with the bracket to try and adjust this several times and never could get it to go away 100%.
I will say for the Crosstrek its not as plug and play as the video shows. You have to do a little drilling to the plastic carriage to get the bracket mounted. I also used push plugs to help hold the bracket in as the screws did not allow the light to mount flush. I also had to buy longer bolts as the ones that came with it were not long enough. Nothing too big but when spending this much money on a product I expected it to come with everything needed. After watching the videos and reading reviews I expected a more plug and play operation. I am very mechanically inclined so it didn't bother me, but I think those expecting pure plug and play for the Crosstek should be aware.
Another big note is that the optional plug and play wiring harness did NOT work for the Crosstrek. The Crosstrek uses an 8 pin connector and mine came with a 6 pin. The tap in connectors that also come with it work great and are easy to use so its really not a big issue, i would just save your money.
June 26, 2017
This light adds a whole new look to the WRX. Installation was straight forward, and with the additional quick connect harness, wiring itbup was fool proof. Like others have said, the light seems to favor one side, but it's such a small amount that it's hardly noticeable. Highly recommended if you have some extra spending money and want to vastly improve the rear-end look of the car.
Completes the back
March 20, 2016
Fairly easy install. Toughest part of installation was trying to line up the 10mm bolt with the S clip. I ended up replacing the 10mm bolt with a zip tie, which keeps the unit safely secured. Splicing the wires into the tail as turn mod harness is easy. I recommend using the the red wire splicers rather than the T-Taps because I could not get a proper connection with the T-Taps. Highly recommend the F1 light, plus I think it's an added safety feature.
November 25, 2015
First of all, I want to say thank you to Maddy from the sales/customer service department. They only had the V1 when I placed my order on the 18th of november. The next day, they released the V2, which offers to turn on/off the strobe feature. I think thats really neat. At first I was kind of disappointed at first but then I decided to send sales department an email if its possible to get the V2 instead of the V1 that I ordered since its the same price. Not even 24 hours, I got a response from Maddy and she said she'll make a note to send me the V2. And true enough, I got the V2 as soon as I opened the box when it got delivered yesterday.
Today, 25th of november, I installed the part. I must admit, it works seamlessly with the tail as turn harness. It provides a true plug and play feature without tapping into the factory harness. Also, it blends perfectly on the bumper. You'll hardly notice it until it lights up. And when it does light up, it looks sick. Specially at night. However, the fitment could be better. As said on previous reviews, there are slight gaps. A little wiggle here and there before tightening the bolt seems to even out the gaps on all sides. Overall the product is good and does what it's supposed to. I have yet to see how it holds up for the next couple of months or years.
Lastly, I want to thank SubiSpeed for the shipping. I live in Hawaii and the Free Shipping does not apply to us here. Shipping parts here from the main land can get expensive. I chose the ground shipping for my order. But the folks at SubiSpeed gave me 2nd day air shipping which I think is a nice gesture.
Thank you SubiSpeed for this product and great customer service. This order was a second batch and I'm overall satisfied.
August 21, 2015
So I just installed this and the tail as turn on my 2016 sti. I'll write a review on the tail as turn on that products page.
All in all I'm happy with the light. I chose this one over the jdm for the strobe feature and I'm glad I did. Also because it already uses led's where as with the jdm you have to buy a led bulb.
The install was fairly easy. Getting the light in the space in the bumper was kind of a pain getting all the holes to line up. I would defiantly tape the light as subiespeed suggests to keep from scratching the lens when installing the light. Running the wiring was easy enough and sense I have the tail as turn on the car I didn't need to splice into the stock wiring harness which I was happy about.
The fit of the light in the bumper as stated before by other reviews could be better. There is a small amount of movement of the light even after install. Also there is a slight gap difference on the sides of the light. I would like to see that fixed somehow. Some people say double sided tape will do it so I might try that.
It's a good quality product and I would for sure buy it again. I would recommend this product to those looking at this one or the jdm brand light. I chose the smoke for my car and I like it. Took about two days to get here so shipping was fast. Thanms for reading guys and thanks subiespeed for this product!
July 17, 2015
This is an update to my previous review. After not having the success I wanted with playing around with the bracket I took some Super 33+ electrical tape and used it to even out the light. I took about a 2 - 2 1/2" section and folded it over and over 6-7 times to make one spacer and 3-4 times to make another. I used my hand on the front of the light to push the light over to one side slightly so I could slide the tape spacer into the side using a small flathead screwdriver. Now everything is perfectly spaced and as a bonus this takes out any wiggle to the light as well. Love this light! Highly recommended!
Sweet Light and Looks Great!
July 07, 2015
That space in the lower bumper was begging for a light! The Subispeed light looks great and functions very well! Install was a little trickier than expected but not too bad. Highly recommended upgrade for sure! I went with the smoke lens and it very happy with the upgrade! As mentioned before there is a small gap on the side of the light once it is installed and I plan on messing with the mounting bracket so as to lessen / even it out. I might even try some rubber sealant tape my wife gave me from 3M around the outer edge of the light. Very pleased with the fit and overall look though!
A few installation tips: I could not pop out the drivers side rubber cap like in the video as it is being used to secure the wiring harness in the trunk on my car. I had to use the passenger side one and I pulled it out and drilled a hole through the middle so as to run the Subispeed light wiring harness through and reinstalled it. Also, when installing the light make sure the metal mounting brackets on the light are bent properly so as to get around the outside of the plastic mount on the bumper. Mine were bent just enough so they would not get around the speed clip and would not install properly. Finally, double check your crimps on the male connectors. I had an issue with one being poor and the light would come on but would not flash. Major kudos to Subispeed support suggestions I recrimped and things are working great!
May 24, 2015
Excelente producto, muyfacil de instalar gracias al video, se ve bien y es util. Gracias des de chile.
May 18, 2015
I got the smoked fog lights which blend in perfectly with the bumper. The red and black wires on the fogs attach directly to the harness that hooks up to the front fogs. The yellow wire attaches to the solid brown wire in the tail light. I ended up not using five of the connectors included in the harness+fog kit. Overall great product and makes your wrx stand out! Thanks subispeed!
Not too bad
May 10, 2015
Hi I just purchased this F1 style brake light as well. The installation was pretty easy I just followed the installation video. I wish they showed how to install those stupid T-Tap connecters though. I had to google it, but it's also easy. In the video, the part where you feed the wiring through, it looks like the grommet is completely removed. I instead decided to cut a small slit in the grommet to feed the wire through and reattached it. I figured the weather protection couldn't hurt :) Overall I'm pretty satisfied with the product, I just wish it was brighter. Mine doesn't look as bright as the in the video :/ Also maybe a bit over priced but the amount we put into our cars is always crazy haha
Oh So PERFECT
April 24, 2015
This just completes the back of the car. This is the number one thing i get complimented on, everyone says that it looks killer at night and stealth during the day which is what I wanted. The fit and finish is perfect and so simple to install. AWESOME PRODUCT!
April 03, 2015
I really wanted a light to fit in the empty spot where it just looked like something should be there. I wasn't sure if I wanted the jdm or subi speed light. I am more than happy I went with the subi speed light. The light is always on when my lights are on it flashes and is brighter when you press the brake. I choose the red but I didn't like that it was red inside not a red lens. Easy fix I had some red lens vinyl and just put it on the light. It looks great I love it.