So I ended up buying a blemished 3505 GT light kit from Starkey back in December and finally found time to clear out the garage enough to do the swap yesterday. The instructions were extremely well written and made it extremely easy to do the swap, even with the intimidation factor being high since you have to remove the front bumper.
Got your nose!
Stock V6 lower next to GT lower
The broken tab that saved me $200 (there were also a couple small barely noticeable marks on the foglight lenses... which will blend in nicely with the rock chips they'll inevitably get living in Alaska.
V6 and GT grills
Clip, clip, snap.... installed
I had... fun... with the wiring.
The harness is beautifully made and is very precisely made. I ended up having to re-route the wiring once because it ended up about 2" short at the dash board, which cost me about an hour to go back and fix. The lack of excess slack is great, and the wiring tucks up nicely like OEM if you run it correctly. It's been a long time since I've wrenched on cars (only had a motorcycle for 4 years until I bought my Mustang in September '12) and I had forgotten how much it sucks to work with wiring under the dashboard. Listen to the instructions and leave the cowl panel and under tray off until AFTER you wire the car, because you're going to be under there and the panels will be in the way.
Wires tapped, dash back together, key in and...
I thought the stock HID's were pretty good, in fact they were the best OEM headlights on any car I've ever owned. The extra light from the GT fogs is impressive, especially on the sides of the road where moose (whose eye's don't reflect light btw, so you've got to see the bastards) tend to lurk, and really fill in gaps I didn't know existed on the headlights.
Bottom line: Money well spent! If you drive at night a lot, you owe it to yourself to add these!