Originally Posted by john.petr0
what kind of headlight and foglight combos are you guys running that are not HID. looking for something better than stock
I'd just put a better set of bulbs in and re-aim your housings if you don't want to do HIDs. OSRAM (not Sylvania) Silverstars or Philips Xtreme bulbs. Most of the "super bright omfg" bulbs like sylvania silverstars, philips crystalvision, raxiom whatevers are gimmick lights that make you think they are brighter with white light achieved with a blue film on the bulb. Blue film on the bulb actually lowers the overall lumen output.
For fogs I run Nokya Hyper Yellow bulbs. Yellow light is actually the range most pleasing to the eye and will allow you to see best in fog/rain conditions when you need them. They do not need to be on other than in those conditions so being functional is more important than being as bright as possible.
Now if you ever DID want to do HIDs, you should get some projectors or do a HID Retrofit which puts an OEM style projector into your reflector housing. It isn't cheap but its the best way. I personally have a high quality HID kit in a set of DEPO projectors.
Originally Posted by cobrah
I've tried a few different bulbs myself ranging from slyvania to LED but I recommend bucking up and buying the HID kit instead of messing around
I hope you are talking about a HID kit in a good projector or a HID retrofit. HIDs in reflector housings glare like crazy and turn you into a hazard on the road to all incoming traffic. Even the shielded HID "R" (reflector) bulbs that everyone always touts are only designed for HID R specific housings which Mustang reflectors are not.