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Old 06-07-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Raxiom projectors or HID kit

Need help in deciding on headlights for my 2012 v6 and am torn between the raxiom and an HID kit....need very bright light to illuminate where I live...lots of critters around. Suggestions? Advice?
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Re: Raxiom projectors or HID kit

Hurry up and run away before we all throw rocks at yet another "Should I consider aftermarket HIDS?" thread.

Haha, jk. Sorta. Don't do aftermarket HIDs, the OEM housings aren't designed for the that. The problem with suggesting the Raxioms is that I have not read that they are any better, in terms of performance, than the OEM lights. Maybe just some higher output bulbs and fog lights if you don't have them.
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I can see where this thread is going... No fighting please! lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Higher output sounds good to me saves me money lol don't want to stir up trouble just figured I'd ask advice.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Higher output sounds good to me saves me money lol don't want to stir up trouble just figured I'd ask advice.
Yeah, if you've seen any of the other "HID" threads you wouldn't have started this one. It gets brutal! lol. If your looking for better visibility, grab fogs and you'll be good. And if there's no one on the road, use your brights! That's why you have them
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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Oh it's no trouble, just sooo many questions involving aftermarket HIDs and some have strong opinions of them. Go with quality higher output bulbs (even though some also question their merit) and if they work, great. If not, you didn't waste a lot of money.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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Need help in deciding on headlights for my 2012 v6 and am torn between the raxiom and an HID kit....need very bright light to illuminate where I live...lots of critters around. Suggestions? Advice?
Nice grabber man!! Anyways I have 6000k hid in my GB and they look pretty good some people say that they blind other drivers but my personal opinion is that if you have the installed correctly they're not so bad I mean when I see HID's comin at me I think eh they're kida bright but I mean it was two seconds of my life and I think they're not ridiculously bright I mean ya worse when people have they're brights on. In the end do what you like best regardless of what other people say
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Thanks had to have the grabber blue lol....hit something a few weeks ago thus I want more light output to see more when high beams aren't appropriate due to oncoming traffic...may do the OEM kit if I can find a decent price for the install...
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Could get the fogs with HID's. They're so low so shouldn't blind anyone and put out more light. I know a site then sells them with HID's if you want to know
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Sure what site is that?
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Sure what site is that?
Buy a 2013 mustang, problem solved
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Just bought a 2012 last year lol
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http://www.stangmods.com/V6-OEM-Styl...V6-p/01524.htm
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Hurry up and run away before we all throw rocks at yet another "Should I consider aftermarket HIDS?" thread.

Haha, jk. Sorta. Don't do aftermarket HIDs, the OEM housings aren't designed for the that. The problem with suggesting the Raxioms is that I have not read that they are any better, in terms of performance, than the OEM lights. Maybe just some higher output bulbs and fog lights if you don't have them.
+1. I went with raxioms. Just have to save up. Gentlemen, raise your rocks!
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For my '13 friends- What parts consist of the HID system (housing, ballast, etc)? I may have gotten access to the parts off a newly, but unfortunately, f'ed up '13 Stang.
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+1. I went with raxioms. Just have to save up. Gentlemen, raise your rocks!
Did the hids work well in them?
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Have a step by step from a guy who installed HIDS in the raxioms with a 55v set up
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+1. I went with raxioms. Just have to save up. Gentlemen, raise your rocks!
I went with the Raxioms as well. You can get the set for the same price as one OEM which is dumb.

I just hope the halo lasts for a long time, otherwise i guess i'll be reinstalling another set.
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Hey guys, Just reading your thread, I just sent back the Raxioms, to be blunt, the projectors are more like candlepower. I had upgraded their pitiful H9 Halogens to an HID setup (From the retrofit source) and they still lacked any real output. (that was a long sentence).

Anyway, I just bought a few HID housings off ebay and will either buy a ready made or make my own (did a ton of research last night, simply could not sleep) harnesses.

Not a difficult task and all told should cost me about 650.

I love American Muscle, but this wasnt a quality product.
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Hey guys, Just reading your thread, I just sent back the Raxioms, to be blunt, the projectors are more like candlepower. I had upgraded their pitiful H9 Halogens to an HID setup (From the retrofit source) and they still lacked any real output. (that was a long sentence).

Anyway, I just bought a few HID housings off ebay and will either buy a ready made or make my own (did a ton of research last night, simply could not sleep) harnesses.

Not a difficult task and all told should cost me about 650.

I love American Muscle, but this wasnt a quality product.
Plz dont forget to post pics of the build and finish product I'm interested in this as well
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HID Install

I am going to write a install up on this, but I just got all my parts ordered and the Housings came in. Just waiting on the plugs and i'll make my harness.

I updated my wiring diagram, Using the 87/87a relay you dont need the diode.

Trying to minimize any points of failure
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I have the silverstar ultra bulbs in the stock headlights. There is a slight improvement but it's not mind blowing. I was thinking Raxiom for a while as well but after doing some research I decided that fog lights would be the better and more practical choice. I would buy the Silverstar's again and will put more in once these die.... worth the $50ish i spent. just my .02
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I used to love the Silverstar bulbs, but you will find (as most report) that they will blow at 11-13 months. Thats makes the $50 a less attractive annual investment.

Piaa makes a bulb that lasts longer.
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I used to love the Silverstar bulbs, but you will find (as most report) that they will blow at 11-13 months. Thats makes the $50 a less attractive annual investment.

Piaa makes a bulb that lasts longer.
...they have a 12 month warranty
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...they have a 12 month warranty
While that's true, it's an un-necessary hassle to annually replace your $50 bulbs.

I have used far better bulbs and once (in my 2007 f 150) I had a bulb catastrophically fail.

It requires rival of the housing. Vacuum out the debris and there was melted plastic from the hot glass that was permanent.

Again, there are better products.

This thread is about raxiom housings. I'm not here to hi-jack just to comment
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