Are those the DE Xenon (P/N 88165) set? How much did they cost you are where did you get them? These have round mount on top, correct? How much further back can you get them and what year Forester is it?
Yeah, they do look "bug-eyed". They are an oval set-up and about 8 " long.
As for mounting, the mounting bracket could be reversed and bring them back about 2-3 inches. Room behind the light was an initial concern. I did use the additional plastic fog light fixture for the stock fogs and modded it to give some extra stability to the bumper/light assembly. When I have time, I will remove the bumber and move them back further into the bumper. There is room.
These lights were purchsed (DE Xenon P/N 88165) used over on VWVortex. New, they would have been way out of my price range.
I did just get done modding a set of Hella Micro DEs to use a 3000K H3 HID set-up. Simple, very effective (good cut-off), and only cost $50.00 for the slim ballast kit. Put those in my Jetta.