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Old 01-03-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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I am going to buy some hid headlights. They have the ballast and all that already. The only thing is that I have the stock halogen lights. What do I need to be able to use the new lights? Also if you have any brand preference let me know



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What year is your stang? And what did you mean by they have ballast already? You mean your factory projectors came with ballast, but has halogen bulbs?
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No no o, he has ballists for the HID lighting but his csar is factory hallogen. I take it by the pic he has an 11-12 V6.
Get projector housings. It will have a cleaner look and it wont break any laws (HID lighting scatters the light EVERYWHERE so driving on the opposite side of the road you can blind people and might be mistaken for driving with your brights on)
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Aye get a pair of projector headlights first, they're a must if you're gonna run hids. Please don't use them in your factory lights, just don't.
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Also pay for the better quality. I bought cheap ones and had so many damn problems it was horrible. They would flicker, sometimes not turn on at all, or only one would turn on so it looked like one burnt out. If you get quality ones you probably won't have these problems and they will be nice. I love HIDs compared to the yellow halogens but they did give me a lot of problems and headaches when I first converted.


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Digital ballasts are usually better then the big clunky ballasts. Morimoto makes really good hid kits/ballasts etc. Make sure to get a wire harness relay harness as well. It allows the hids to take the power from your battery instead of trying to use just the power from your headlight wire if you have to splice into the headlight wire. Using a wire harness will usually make sure your hid lights dont flicker or look like the lights are slightly bouncing up and down. On my previous car i had the flicker/jumpy lights until i got the wire harness. Glass projector lens with metal housing is the best for hid lights they can withstand the extra heat put out by hids which is hotter then our stock halogens get.

2 very good sites for high quality hid bulbs, ballasts etc
The Retrofit Source Inc
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Also i think all 2013+ mustangs all come standard with HIDs or at least the GT and Shelby GT500 do. So you could find a used set of oem headlights and use those for your new hid lights. The stock headlights on our 11-12 mustangs use halogen bulbs and arent meant for hid lights so if you throw in the hid lights in their you will have tons of scattered light and look overly powered which will give cops a reason to give you a ticket. It wont be a focused beam of light and you have crappy light output as well. Use no more then a 6000k color temp Hid Light bulb as any higher of a color temp will produce less light. 6k is a slight blue color any higher say 7-8k color temp it turns into a darker blue and 9-10k is a purple looking hid light. 4300-5000k is around the ideal color temp its the brightest white light.
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Don not put HIDs in your stock headlights if it's not a 2013.


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http://www.resellerratings.com/store...comment6271768

I would stick with retrofit source. Period.

Also, you would have to use D3S hid bulb for your projector headlights. Unless you're going aftermarket and manufacturer uses a different bulb housing. Retrofit source doesn't carry their house brand D3S, so your option is going to be a $250+ Philips/osram pair - if you want 5000/6000k color. Stock hids on 2013+ are 4300k, they have a slight yellowish tinge to them but can be had for under 100 bucks pair
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Sorry I was clear lol
I am buying headlights from a friend. They are from HIDguy. It has a 5000k hid on the light with halos and demon eyes. I was just wondering if I needed a different wiring harness or what else I would need to make them work. I have the stock 2011 halogens



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you just need the ballasts and wiring harness.
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HIDs aren't bad in the stock halogen housings if they're tinted. I've had mine for several years now.

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HIDs aren't bad in the stock halogen housings if they're tinted. I've had mine for several years now.

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But then all you've got is that cheap blue look and degraded light output.

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But then all you've got is that cheap blue look and degraded light output.

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+1. Even with tint, the light is still bouncing around the reflectors like crazy. You'll still blind other drivers, still have crap output compared to projectors and as WhoDat said, it just looks cheap and ricey.

HIDS do not belong in halogen housings. Period.

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+1. Even with tint, the light is still bouncing around the reflectors like crazy. You'll still blind other drivers, still have crap output compared to projectors and as WhoDat said, it just looks cheap and ricey.

HIDS do not belong in halogen housings. Period.

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Light output is great. Does not blind other drivers and does not look ricey.

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Light output is great. Does not blind other drivers and does not look ricey.

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It does blind other drivers and does look ricey. Period


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I have a set of 35W 6000k HID's in my 2011 with Raxiom projection halo tinted headlights. No issues with the light output.
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It does blind other drivers and does look ricey. Peruod


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I have a set of 35W 6000k HID's in my 2011 with Raxiom projection halo tinted headlights. No issues with the light output.
The key word is projector headlights. With Raxioms it's slightly different. They aren't a reflector housing, they have a projector that focuses the light.



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I constantly have drivers flash their high beams at me thinking my highs are on, I just give a quick flash back to show them there not. Hids are just really bright whether they are in proper housings or not. My 13 has the stock Hids nothing else, and it still pisses off on coming drivers lol. But yes I love my hids, they are absolutely fantastic at night.

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The key word is projector headlights. With Raxioms it's slightly different. They aren't a reflector housing, they have a projector that focuses the light.



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I also think that projector is a must in these kind of conversions. It looks and functions much better with it. If you just replace the bulb, then I would say good luck at night in a rainy weather. Your view gonna be awful.

In my homeland, its illegal to have hid's without a projector. As it badly affects other cars' drivers on the road. The cars with these kind of modifications can not pass the inspections which makes sense to me. I do not know the regulation in US though.
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I also think that projector is a must in these kind of conversions. It looks and functions much better with it. If you just replace the bulb, then I would say good luck at night in a rainy weather. Your view gonna be awful.

In my homeland, its illegal to have hid's without a projector. As it badly affects other cars' drivers on the road. The cars with these kind of modifications can not pass the inspections which makes sense to me. I do not know the regulation in US though.
It is technically illegal. However, police don't typically enforce it unless you piss them off.

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It is technically illegal. However, police don't typically enforce it unless you piss them off.

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I would cite people left and right for illegal HIDs if I was a police officer.


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Thus far, I have never stopped a motorist for illegal HID's in my entire 17 year police career. I don't intend too do so now either. Lol. I couldn't care less. Lol
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I have never stopped a motorist for illegal HID's in my entire 17 year police career thus far. Nor do I intend too. I could not care less. Lol

I get blinded by them left and right. I don't care too much when I'm at home in Sacramento. But when I'm at school it's all dark back roads. There have been times I almost went off the road because I got blinded by illegal HIDs.


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You will have to cut the back of your headlight in order for the projectors to fit and thread properly. Kind of hard to explain over text

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Are the projector headlamps sold on hidguymodshop.com decent quality? I sort of liked the ones with the color changing halos for like $500ish.


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I'd say stay away from hid guy, unless you want to stay stranded for a few months after they take your money
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