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Old 01-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hey anybody replace the led bulbs with 8k hids bulbs in your '13-'14's? I wanna swap em out but im worried ill melt my lens'
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I've got em in my 98 with Envoy (cobra) fogs and they are totally fine. I usually run just them and the sidemarkers unless its totally dark out.
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I've got em in my 98 with Envoy (cobra) fogs and they are totally fine. I usually run just them and the sidemarkers unless its totally dark out.

What wattage are you running?
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Think he means like 35 or 55 watt
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Think he means like 35 or 55 watt

Yes.
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Oh **** let me go check BRB, I did not install them...
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No idea lol, no wattage markings on them. They are plenty bright though. Although I do want to get the Raxiom lights so I can move the hi-beams over into a proper housing and get a proper bulb.
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They're prolly just 35 watt. That's normal for a fog but hell they could be 55
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I would guess 35. Although I loathe the headlights as they are. They're not bi-xenon or whatever, they have the HID for the main light and a regular bulb for the hi-beam. And that regular bulb might as well be in my dome light. Like wtf... I have half a mind to ditch these and just install some silverstars. I had those in my 95 and they were bright as hell.
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Hmm yeah i just dont wanna melt my fog lens. Prob go with 25w or 35w to ve safe.
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I would guess 35. Although I loathe the headlights as they are. They're not bi-xenon or whatever, they have the HID for the main light and a regular bulb for the hi-beam. And that regular bulb might as well be in my dome light. Like wtf... I have half a mind to ditch these and just install some silverstars. I had those in my 95 and they were bright as hell.

Thats chintz, the low-beams are prob just as bright as the highs. Yea i had silverstars too lol in my 98. Biiiig improvement!
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Yeah it is a pretty meh setup I guess. If there are some bulbs I can replace these with I might look at that, I need to pull them and see exactly what the high beam bulb is and see if there is a bright replacement but when I turn the high beams on its literally like I am turning on a candle. Sucks.

At least the installer wired them into the stock plugs and didn't hack up the harness. Removing them would be as easy as just popping them out. Although I need to get a set of the HID plastic covers so I can re-sell these as plug and play HIDs if I do that.

Also, my fogs are 35w units. The bulb amosst touches the front housing but there is no sign of any melting.
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I want HID fogs too but I've read you can melt the housing
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I have 8k 55w hids on my cobra fogs and they are absolutely completely unharmed. I've had them almost a year now and from DDM Tuning so there not cheap ones either
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I have 8k 55w hids on my cobra fogs and they are absolutely completely unharmed. I've had them almost a year now and from DDM Tuning so there not cheap ones either

Yes I see people with HID fogs all the time but they say the new model mustangs have some cheaper crappy plastic housings
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Oh I see. Yeah I wouldn't know in that case
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I've decided to just go back to silverstars honestly. Well... I MIGHT keep the fogs as HIDs and run ultra blue bulbs in the housings or something but going to silverstars is probably better. I know for a fact than on 94-04 cars the Silverstars give you a better total field of vision than HIDs do unless you retrofit correct projector housings and install a bulb designed to work in a projector.
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No idea lol, no wattage markings on them. They are plenty bright though. Although I do want to get the Raxiom lights so I can move the hi-beams over into a proper housing and get a proper bulb.
I'm glad to hear you're interested in the Raxiom lights for you SN95! Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. I'm here to help!

I personally run the Smoked Raxiom headlights in my 2011 GT and absolutely love them. They look great and they definitely give the front end an aggressive look that I was missing from the factory!

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I have 8k in my 03 no problems
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Hey anybody replace the led bulbs with 8k hids bulbs in your '13-'14's? I wanna swap em out but im worried ill melt my lens'
I want to run HIDs in my fog lights in my '14 as well, but I'm being told by folks to run a 35W kit and not a 55W, otherwise, the housings WILL melt. I'm probably just going to go with a 35W 6000K Slim Ballast Kit from DDM Tuning. At least they will definitely be brighter than the OE halogen bulbs. Don't waste your time with LED fog light bulbs either. I ordered the H11 Cree LED bulbs from DDM that states that the bulbs are 5 watts each and produce 335 lumens, but they are way dimmer than the OE halogens.
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I want to run HIDs in my fog lights in my '14 as well, but I'm being told by folks to run a 35W kit and not a 55W, otherwise, the housings WILL melt. I'm probably just going to go with a 35W 6000K Slim Ballast Kit from DDM Tuning. At least they will definitely be brighter than the OE halogen bulbs. Don't waste your time with LED fog light bulbs either. I ordered the H11 Cree LED bulbs from DDM that states that the bulbs are 5 watts each and produce 335 lumens, but they are way dimmer than the OE halogens.

Ive heard that 25w 8000k are safe as well
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I just bought 35 watt HIDs from ddm tuning. They are going on my 14 tomorrow. I'm assuming they will fit with no problems. My concern is the length of the HID bulb, hopefully they don't touch the fog housing. Luckily I'm down the street from ddm and they have a good return policy.
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If they do touch don't even turn them on, return them and get new ones. Still say that HIDs are overkill and a super bright white bulb is plenty but some ppl like the looks. I'll have to post what the Crystalvision bulbs in my 98 look like when I get them in. Intake is out/battery unhooked now so that's gonna have to wait lol.
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If they do touch don't even turn them on, return them and get new ones. Still say that HIDs are overkill and a super bright white bulb is plenty but some ppl like the looks. I'll have to post what the Crystalvision bulbs in my 98 look like when I get them in. Intake is out/battery unhooked now so that's gonna have to wait lol.

Post a pic! Im down for anything but the yellow thats in it now.

Lol i dont mind being the ******* with the bright lights in the summer cuz my winter beaters lights are crap so im blind all winter
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Lol that was my two year old. She loves my phone, and my mustang hahaha
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The 35w DDM HID Kit fit perfectly! No issues at all
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Good to hear. Post a link to the vendor and some pics of them on your car.
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Maybe you need the can-bus decoder to avoid the HID lights will flicker and turn off problems.
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H11 led fogs for lower grill fogs will look the same i found out. Considerably cheaper than hid as well.
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I had LED foglights while looking good were useless for light...just swapped out my stock hid headlights and put an aftermarket 35w HiD kit in my foglights everything fit perfect!
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i'm getting the raxiom lower fogs and putting in plasma LEDs
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