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Old 11-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Raxiom smoke headlights

Trying to get some Raxiom headlights for my 2010 v6. Are they worth it? advantages and disadvantages?
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Love mine to death!!!!!! So freaking awesome!!!
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thats kinda the look im going for, but how are they at night?
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Go with the chrome ones be different
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Browse around here and you'll see the raxioms look nice but don't perform. Plus the tint makes the light not want to shine through. The chrome allows it but its too blingy. My .02
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Browse around here and you'll see the raxioms look nice but don't perform. Plus the tint makes the light not want to shine through. The chrome allows it but its too blingy. My .02
Your right, the tint is too dark that it doesn't allow light to shine through at least not enough. And the chrome are obnoxious lol you can fix the issue with HIDs on the smoked ones. You can better then stock but not too much better so yea if you get them buy some HIDs to go with them. 6000K so it's pure white!
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I have the raxiom smoked projector ccfl halos too.
I found some BA replacements at autozone that I used in my 300zx. $59.99 a pair.
I had these installed at a local body shop.
My ? is, how the hell do you swap the actually lights out?
I surely don't wanna pay another $250 to have the front end removed just to swap bulbs
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The big rubber boot on the back comes off and there are the bulbs just twist and pull
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The big rubber boot on the back comes off and there are the bulbs just twist and pull


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From what I see, there are 4 screws to be taken out
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I assumed you had a 2011+ sorry but yeah just looks like you take out those screws
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I'll get at it tomorrow


I think the bulbs I bought for an upgrade are actually the same bulbs that come with the housings. Back to the drawing board on that one.
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I think the bulbs I bought for an upgrade are actually the same bulbs that come with the housings. Back to the drawing board on that one.
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Trying to get some Raxiom headlights for my 2010 v6. Are they worth it? advantages and disadvantages?
Make sure you get an upgraded bulb before you have them installed. The bulbs that come with them SUCK!!!!!!
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Here's an idea that just came to me. Is it possible to swap out raxiom's smoked lenses with the oem clear ones? You'd still get the aggressive look because of the black housing but the clear lenses would allow more light onto the road.
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Here's an idea that just came to me. Is it possible to swap out raxiom's smoked lenses with the oem clear ones? You'd still get the aggressive look because of the black housing but the clear lenses would allow more light onto the road.
And I guarantee you someone would love to take the lens haha to have smoked headlights I think it would work...
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Here's an idea that just came to me. Is it possible to swap out raxiom's smoked lenses with the oem clear ones? You'd still get the aggressive look because of the black housing but the clear lenses would allow more light onto the road.
You mean take the black lens off and put it on the oem halogen? That seems like a dumb idea. Not enough light output for me.
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You mean take the black lens off and put it on the oem halogen? That seems like a dumb idea. Not enough light output for me.
Not swap the projector and refractor portions but the outer lens. Like this:

And then transfer the clear lens from the oem headlights over to the raxiom black housings.
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Oh ok. I like that. I know in the 99-04 you can get black insides with clear lenses. I had them. But on the letter models its black or clear and chrome.
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Have you ordered/installed the raxioms yet?

I just spoke with StangMods, they make an HID kit specifically for the raxiom headlights you mentioned.
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Becareful I ordered them and had a problem with the bulbs over heating and causing the lens to bubble luckily American muscle honored the warranty and sent me new ones so far no problem(3 months after installing the replacements) but I don't like how dim they are at night I would purchase a set of brighter bulbs or find a hid kit
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Becareful I ordered them and had a problem with the bulbs over heating and causing the lens to bubble luckily American muscle honored the warranty and sent me new ones so far no problem(3 months after installing the replacements) but I don't like how dim they are at night I would purchase a set of brighter bulbs or find a hid kit
I thought raxiom had a lifetime warranty ?????
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I thought raxiom had a lifetime warranty ?????
2 year warranty from what I understand.
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I thought raxiom had a lifetime warranty ?????
So did but I looked on the box and talked to the guy it's a 2 year limited warranty the bulbs they send with the headlights are cool blue which I think is like 8000 btus burn really hot which caused my lense to bubble
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So did but I looked on the box and talked to the guy it's a 2 year limited warranty the bulbs they send with the headlights are cool blue which I think is like 8000 btus burn really hot which caused my lense to bubble
That's bull dude... I would let them know its there fault and they'll be fixing it.... or else you a you know a good website with many mustang user " couple thousand" that ur gonna let them know what they offer haha... I swear I've seen somewhere it says lifetime... haha I'll just have to make sure mine get fixed before 2 years lol
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That's bull dude... I would let them know its there fault and they'll be fixing it.... or else you a you know a good website with many mustang user " couple thousand" that ur gonna let them know what they offer haha... I swear I've seen somewhere it says lifetime... haha I'll just have to make sure mine get fixed before 2 years lol
Lol check AM site. 2 year warranty
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Becareful I ordered them and had a problem with the bulbs over heating and causing the lens to bubble luckily American muscle honored the warranty and sent me new ones so far no problem(3 months after installing the replacements) but I don't like how dim they are at night I would purchase a set of brighter bulbs or find a hid kit
Did you have 35w or 55w?
If you ran 55w HIDs, no wonder you were having heat issues.
And may be that the bulb was too long and got too close to the lens.
This is why I contacted StangMods and they are gonna make a kit specifically for the raxiom smoked halo ccfl projectors that I have which I purchased thru AM.
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I didn't look what ones they are and there not hids because they came with the headlights and they are not even close to bright they shouldn't of over heated because I have the same headlights and bulbs in my car again and don't have the problem now
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I didn't look what ones they are and there not hids because they came with the headlights and they are not even close to bright they shouldn't of over heated because I have the same headlights and bulbs in my car again and don't have the problem now
Probably just a defective unit. It happens when parts are mass produced.
I agree, those bulbs that are sent with the units are garbage. I haven't switched mine out yet.

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I didn't look what ones they are and there not hids because they came with the headlights and they are not even close to bright they shouldn't of over heated because I have the same headlights and bulbs in my car again and don't have the problem now
Glad to see AM took care of you too. They do look super sweet.
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Yeah sent them out that day I called and received them the following day no problem there great
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Your right, the tint is too dark that it doesn't allow light to shine through at least not enough. And the chrome are obnoxious lol you can fix the issue with HIDs on the smoked ones. You can better then stock but not too much better so yea if you get them buy some HIDs to go with them. 6000K so it's pure white!
Unless you buy headlight housings that are projection types, then the HID's are useless as well. In conventional, non projection type housings, all HID's do is "splatter" light out in front of you. All you'll gain is a bright splatter of light for a shorter distance. Your stock lights will shine a beam farther, but in your case, the tint blocks some of that. HID's will not help get the beam farther out in a tinted stock set of headlamp housings.

But most are after the cool factor, sacrificing function for form. Go for it if that's what you want. Just be aware the HID's will not improve your beam distance.
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Unless you buy headlight housings that are projection types, then the HID's are useless as well. In conventional, non projection type housings, all HID's do is "splatter" light out in front of you. All you'll gain is a bright splatter of light for a shorter distance. Your stock lights will shine a beam farther, but in your case, the tint blocks some of that. HID's will not help get the beam farther out in a tinted stock set of headlamp housings.

But most are after the cool factor, sacrificing function for form. Go for it if that's what you want. Just be aware the HID's will not improve your beam distance.
I love my hid kit but berry true on distance of beam.
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