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Old 07-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hid headlight bulbs for 04 mustang

I'm trying to find some hid which bulbs am i suppose to get 9004 or 9007 bi xenon?


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9007 for stock housing.

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Do not put HIDs in your stock housings. Doing so is extremely dangerous to oncoming traffic.
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Do not put HIDs in your stock housings. Doing so is extremely dangerous to oncoming traffic.

Aren't you suppose to aim them when you put them on?


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You can't aim them, HIDs in stock housings are not capable of being aimed properly. Get some really good halogens that are plenty bright or get a legit HID retrofit or don't do it at all. Read the link I posted in the bottom of Soccer's signature for more info.


Recommend Philips Xtreme Vision 9007 halogens for a very bright headlight for $40 that just goes right in and will be able to be aimed correctly and will not blind anyone.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #6
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About time someone says something about the dam hids that are placed in factory housings and blinding you man I hate that.

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I went with a set of phillips extreme vision 9007 bulbs in my 04 Mustang, and I'm very happy with them. I haven't had any problems with people flashing me at night, and they are 100% DOT approved. Scott actually recommended them to me earlier this year. I got them from Amazon for like $26 for the pair (which included an instant $10 savings from phillips).
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Try 9007 LED bulbs.

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Phatspeed, could you post a picture of what your lights look like on??


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Yeah. I can do that later tonight.
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Best headlamp bulb for 04 GT.

Here was my thread I made for my bulbs. Pics of what they look like in last post.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:49 PM   #12
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I like em, I need some bulbs so I think that's what I'm going with.


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Old 07-14-2015, 12:19 PM   #13
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Yeah. I like mine. Nice and bright. I need to get some for my ranger too.
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Are they more white or yellow looking??


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White light in a non LED bulb is usually because of a blue film over the bulb which actually decreases overall lumens. Believe it or not, a really good bulb with a high lumen output is almost always going to have a yellow tint. This is also because the human eye has better vision in a yellow light spectrum than white or blue. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but lights like Sylvania Silverstars actually are dimmer than a real good OEM bulb.

The absolute brightest halogen out does have a white light but that is because it is a refractive bulb and burns VERY hot, they use them in snow plows and they are 9011 and 9012 bulbs otherwise known as HIR. They also have the benefit of working in 9005 and 9006 housings which is why my old 98 with DEPO projectors and my 03 Expy have them and they're ridiculously bright.

Now with a LED you can get whatever color you want but recommend a warm white or straight up white if you want the look but nothing in the blue/purple/pink spectrum. Personally I don't know what all the fuss is about with headlights anyway, even HIDs. Halogens are bright enough in a good housing to not need them and most of the halogen complaints are from garbage bulbs. Not to mention that stock housings are designed for halogen bulbs so you still need to be careful with LEDs.
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They look standard halogen but much brighter.
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They look standard halogen but much brighter.
Which is what you want.
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So glad that others here spoke up about HID's behind Halogen lenses. Doing this is just plain discourteous and plainly dangerous to other drivers.
Folks who do this always earn my high beam salute.
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So glad that others here spoke up about HID's behind Halogen lenses. Doing this is just plain discourteous and plainly dangerous to other drivers.
Folks who do this always earn my high beam salute.
I think we've hit critical mass on this forum as well as others I belong to with ppl sick and damn tired of getting blinded by some ricer trying to look cool with blue lights or someone who legit thinks they can just slap a $40 Chinese kit into their stock lights and be good. A real retrofit with some Morimoto projectors and the labor to blend them in and make them look stock is a $500 or so modification. And is completely unnecessary seeing as there are plenty of very bright halogens out there.
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I think we've hit critical mass on this forum as well as others I belong to with ppl sick and damn tired of getting blinded by some ricer trying to look cool with blue lights or someone who legit thinks they can just slap a $40 Chinese kit into their stock lights and be good. A real retrofit with some Morimoto projectors and the labor to blend them in and make them look stock is a $500 or so modification. And is completely unnecessary seeing as there are plenty of very bright halogens out there.
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I have noticed that too. I remember when it was just me and scotty against everyone else. Seems to have really taken affect into the rest of the place though.
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Eh... I think a lot more people were thinking it, we just actually started saying it. HIDs in factory housings=complete rice and even worse is that it is legit dangerous to others on the road.
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Eh... I think a lot more people were thinking it, we just actually started saying it. HIDs in factory housings=complete rice and even worse is that it is legit dangerous to others on the road.
Very happy to see that this forum and its staff support this position on this modification.......you've made my day......
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Only use HIDs if youre going to get projectors.
The top picture is HIDs in a halogen housing, and the bottom is HIDs with projectors

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+1 on Phillips xtreme vision. They are bright as you'll ever need without being a total dick to other drivers


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That and they are $40 for two of them. If someone really REALLY wants the white light look without losing any brightness worth mentioning, the OSRAM Night Breakers are a great option. They do have a blue film on the tip and the base of the bulb but they leave a big center section uncovered to keep the brightness up. Amazon sells them among other places.
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Led bulbs from LMR👍🏼


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Eh... Stock housings are designed for halogens. I'd have to see how the beam looks against a wall at 25 ft on level ground with the LED bulbs in stock housings to really see if I felt they'd be ok. I can buy the Philips Xtreme bulbs from the BX for $40 and no tax tho so...
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I had the Phillips extreme
Led kit is wayyy brighter, You won't be sorry


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I'm not doubting its brighter, cheap PnP HID kits can be brighter. What I worry about is how the spread is and if you can control the light from scattering which is the problem with the cheap HID kits. As I said, I'd have to see a pic of the beam at night against a wall.
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I'm not doubting its brighter, cheap PnP HID kits can be brighter. What I worry about is how the spread is and if you can control the light from scattering which is the problem with the cheap HID kits. As I said, I'd have to see a pic of the beam at night against a wall.
You really cant control the light beam at all if you put HIDs in a halogen housing. It just throws the light everywhere
You would have to get projectors to be able to aim the lights

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You really cant control the light beam at all if you put HIDs in a halogen housing. It just throws the light everywhere
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Lol yeah I am well aware of that... I'm the one always posting about this very issue with jackasses who put HIDs in stock housings. Well me and Soccer.

We've been talking about LED bulbs for the last few posts, which is what I was asking Lorenzo about. If they can truly be aimed or if they are unable to be like the PnP HID kits are not able to be.
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Lol yeah I am well aware of that... I'm the one always posting about this very issue with jackasses who put HIDs in stock housings. Well me and Soccer.

We've been talking about LED bulbs for the last few posts, which is what I was asking Lorenzo about. If they can truly be aimed or if they are unable to be like the PnP HID kits are not able to be.
Oh gotcha haha sorry i hadnt been reading the thread

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