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Old 03-21-2015, 09:30 PM   #36
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Drove mine tonight. Have about the same beam spread. These are very nice headlights.
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Those look pretty good. I may have to try a set.

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I keep telling ppl, get Philips unless you have a 94-98. Then get the DEPO projectors and the 9011/9012 HIRs.

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I keep telling ppl, get Philips unless you have a 94-98. Then get the DEPO projectors and the 9011/9012 HIRs.

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What are HIR's? Where do they sell the DEPO projectors at? I like DEPO products.


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7I'll get the links when I get on my desktop. You buy the DEPOs on eBay or Amazon or other sites. I'll post a pic of my 98 with them. I had ppl ask me if they were oem projectors when I had the car, they are real high quality.

Hir bulbs are the brightest halogens you can buy at 2300 lumens for the 9011 (hi beam). You have to modify one of the nubs on the 9011/9012 bulbs to fit into 9005/9006 sockets. It is very easy.

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What are HIR's? Where do they sell the DEPO projectors at? I like DEPO products.


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HIR bulb

New Genuine Philips HIR1 (9011) & Philips HIR2 (3rdGen) (9012) <B>-- ON SALE!!</B>

How to modify for 9005/9006 housings

How to Modify HIR bulb bases

Unless I had a real Cobra with mint original headlights I will always run these projectors... I've found that reproduction "Cobra" housings suck cock compared to the mint OEM ones I had on my 95, also way too many fogging up issues on most aftermarket lights. DEPO, on the other hand, goes overboard with the headlight sealant to the point of modders complaining how hard they are to bake open.


Black ones (I don't like these with the chrome bezels but a lot of ppl do)


http://www.amazon.com/Depo-330-1120P...epo+projectors


"OEM" looking ones like I had


http://www.amazon.com/Depo-330-1120P...epo+projectors


As for the corner markers, I have never had an aftermarket set of those fit as flush or as well as an OEM set and they look good as you can see from my old 98.


edit: Also, those are Envoy fogs which completely fill up the Cobra light openings. You can also use Durango fogs if you don't want ones that big or just go OEM Ford.
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HIR bulb

New Genuine Philips HIR1 (9011) & Philips HIR2 (3rdGen) (9012) <B>-- ON SALE!!</B>

How to modify for 9005/9006 housings

How to Modify HIR bulb bases

Unless I had a real Cobra with mint original headlights I will always run these projectors... I've found that reproduction "Cobra" housings suck cock compared to the mint OEM ones I had on my 95, also way too many fogging up issues on most aftermarket lights. DEPO, on the other hand, goes overboard with the headlight sealant to the point of modders complaining how hard they are to bake open.


Black ones (I don't like these with the chrome bezels but a lot of ppl do)


http://www.amazon.com/Depo-330-1120P...epo+projectors


"OEM" looking ones like I had


http://www.amazon.com/Depo-330-1120P...epo+projectors


As for the corner markers, I have never had an aftermarket set of those fit as flush or as well as an OEM set and they look good as you can see from my old 98.


edit: Also, those are Envoy fogs which completely fill up the Cobra light openings. You can also use Durango fogs if you don't want ones that big or just go OEM Ford.

Thanks!! I'm going to look into to this for the Mach.


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They don't make these for 99-04 cars unfortunately, just the Raxioms for projectors and they are bleh quality. Honestly the smoked 01-04 housings that Ford put on the car are really really good and probably the best looking lights IMO. Just get a good set of Philips bulbs that I linked to, throw them in and you really shouldn't have a problem seeing.
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They don't make these for 99-04 cars unfortunately, just the Raxioms for projectors and they are bleh quality. Honestly the smoked 01-04 housings that Ford put on the car are really really good and probably the best looking lights IMO. Just get a good set of Philips bulbs that I linked to, throw them in and you really shouldn't have a problem seeing.

Well that sucks lol. I like the stockers too, but mine are starting to show their age. They aren't yellow, but the clear is flaking and the inside is kinda looking like it's breaking down. There's one set I've seen on a few other newedge's that I'm interested in, but I don't know who makes them. They look stock aside from clear corners rather than amber corners.


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Well that sucks lol. I like the stockers too, but mine are starting to show their age. They aren't yellow, but the clear is flaking and the inside is kinda looking like it's breaking down. There's one set I've seen on a few other newedge's that I'm interested in, but I don't know who makes them. They look stock aside from clear corners rather than amber corners.


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If I was going to get "new" lights for a NE it would be a good used set of OEMs (or NIB OEM ones which you can still get) and then bake them open and do a HID retrofit while they were out or just clean them up real good and install them and use a good set of the Philips bulbs and not pay $500 lol.
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if you don't mind taking your time, you can wet sand them with 600, 800,1000,1500, 2000, 2500, and maybe 3000, and some compound. or shortcut it. 600, 800, 1000, 2000, and headlight polish. doesn't really take too much time or effort, but if you do a good job, your stock headlights will look brand new. you wanna machine polish them tho for best results. i just used that meguiars kit with the yellow wheel that fits a cordless drill chuck. but you gotta sand away that coating that's currently cracking off. when that's gone, it will turn yellow faster, but just have a bottle of headlight compound on hand, meguiars is good. just give it a light polishing every couple months or so when you detail your car. whenever you wash it, just run some wax, headlight sealer, detail spray, anything that will give it a UV coat to extend how long they stay nice and clear.
me personally, i would rather just polish em every so often, than buy new ones that are gonna get eaten alive by the Florida sun.

also, if a coworker ever tells you to take acetone and give the headlight a quick wipe to get rid of the yellowness..... don't do it.
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Or the toothpaste trick... although I hear it works, I always use the headlight detailing kits.
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If I was going to get "new" lights for a NE it would be a good used set of OEMs (or NIB OEM ones which you can still get) and then bake them open and do a HID retrofit while they were out or just clean them up real good and install them and use a good set of the Philips bulbs and not pay $500 lol.
Lol, I'm not sure my skill level could do a good enough job retrofitting a set.

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if you don't mind taking your time, you can wet sand them with 600, 800,1000,1500, 2000, 2500, and maybe 3000, and some compound. or shortcut it. 600, 800, 1000, 2000, and headlight polish. doesn't really take too much time or effort, but if you do a good job, your stock headlights will look brand new. you wanna machine polish them tho for best results. i just used that meguiars kit with the yellow wheel that fits a cordless drill chuck. but you gotta sand away that coating that's currently cracking off. when that's gone, it will turn yellow faster, but just have a bottle of headlight compound on hand, meguiars is good. just give it a light polishing every couple months or so when you detail your car. whenever you wash it, just run some wax, headlight sealer, detail spray, anything that will give it a UV coat to extend how long they stay nice and clear.
me personally, i would rather just polish em every so often, than buy new ones that are gonna get eaten alive by the Florida sun.

also, if a coworker ever tells you to take acetone and give the headlight a quick wipe to get rid of the yellowness..... don't do it.
I have actually thought of trying this. The only thing is that it seems like the inside has something going on too. It looks like flaking or maybe pitting on a really fine level. No yellowing fortunately.
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If the insides are getting messed up just bake the lights open and sand/repaint. If you are staying with an OEM look... you really want to keep the OEM housings, aftermarket replacements are just not as good. There are tons of how-tos on how to bake open your housings, its simple.

With how much a NIB set of OEMs is and how ****ty the generics are... I'd at least try to restore them yourself before dropping the coin on a new set.
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