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Default New HID Headlights for the 2010 GT

Looking to see if anyone has any information or experience in replacing their stock headlight bulbs with the HID headlight kit bulbs. Looked at stangmods.com for these bulbs and wondered what models work best for the GT. Thanks.
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Looking to see if anyone has any information or experience in replacing their stock headlight bulbs with the HID headlight kit bulbs. Looked at stangmods.com for these bulbs and wondered what models work best for the GT. Thanks.

I replaced my headlights and foglights with HIDs. I wouldn't recommend stangmods, not because they're not a good site, but because they don't offer any type of bulb coating/capping, which results in scattered light patterns. Go to www.retro-solutions.com. They offer a bulb "capping" service, which means that they put a metal cap on the end of the bulb that makes the light pattern even, and prevents blinding oncoming traffic. And I'm pretty sure they're cheaper too. Check it out. I'm a loyal customer. I got the 5000k 35w kit, and the light output is awesome.
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Thanks for the site, I think I will buy from them instead. My last quaestion is which light bulb model number does the mustang take? The site lists numbers ranging from 9006 to D2S to H10. Which is the 2010 mustang gt? Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for the site, I think I will buy from them instead. My last quaestion is which light bulb model number does the mustang take? The site lists numbers ranging from 9006 to D2S to H10. Which is the 2010 mustang gt? Thanks in advance.
I'm pretty sure you're headlights are H13s and your fog lights are H10s. They have all of them on the site. Mine takes H13s and H11s, but mine's a V6 and the fog light bulbs are different.
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Are you guys talking about getting some 7000K color HID look-a-like bulbs or actually converting to HID's?

I love my HID's. If I have a choice i'll always opt for them in the future.
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Are you guys talking about getting some 7000K color HID look-a-like bulbs or actually converting to HID's?

I love my HID's. If I have a choice i'll always opt for them in the future.

He's talking about converting to HIDs. The site I gave him has the digital converter kits (digital ballast, HID bulbs, and wiring). The look-a-like bulbs don't even come close to these digital HID kits. Here's a pic of mine with the HIDs in my headlights and fog lights (that I got from the site I included in my earlier reply). This was before all my other mods, so don't hold the factory appearance against me

Mine are the 5000k bulbs (bixenon, which means I have high and low beams), which is closer to pure white light than the 6000 and above. If you're not familiar with how the colors are, the 3000s are yellow, 4300s are yellow-ish white, 5000 is bright white. You start getting into the blue-ish color once you go to 6000 to 8000, then purple-ish once you get to 10,000 and above.

If you look at how the light pattern is kinda scattered on these, it's because I had them in before they offered the bulb capping. I sent my bulbs back to them when they started doing it and now there's no scatter in the light pattern at all.

I've also included pictures of what the bulb caps look like. They're better than the "coating" some sites use. The coating will burn off after a few months, but these caps are there to stay:


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So are were sure that my 2010 GT's headlights are H13s and my fog lights are H10s?
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So are were sure that my 2010 GT's headlights are H13s and my fog lights are H10s?
I'm pretty sure but check your owner's manual to make sure. The bulb types are listed there.
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Thanks for the quick help DiscoDave :smilie

One last question. On the website you recommended, it appears that the H13 in particular come with some sort of metal box attached to some cords. Do you need to mount this somewhere for the lights? And if yes, can you take me through how you did this? Thanks again
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Thanks for the quick help DiscoDave :smilie

One last question. On the website you recommended, it appears that the H13 in particular come with some sort of metal box attached to some cords. Do you need to mount this somewhere for the lights? And if yes, can you take me through how you did this? Thanks again
The metal box is the digital ballast, which makes your lights work correctly. Without the digital ballast nothing would happen. Think of it like a cpu on a computer. When you get the bulbs, the bulbs will have wires coming out of them. Those wires will connect to the wiring harness they provide you, which will then attach to the digital ballast and your factory wiring. The instructions in the box are pretty easy. If this isn't something you're willing to try just take it to a shop and they shouldn't charge you more than like 75 bucks to install them. You'll want to mount those digital ballasts securely after your install up near your grill on each side of the engine compartment. That keeps it secure and out of the way.
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The stock halogen bulb on all the 2010+ Mustangs is H13 and the foglight bulb on the GTs are H10/9145. If your Stang came equipped with HIDs from the factory, the replacement bulb is D3R.

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I replaced my headlights and foglights with HIDs. I wouldn't recommend stangmods, not because they're not a good site, but because they don't offer any type of bulb coating/capping, which results in scattered light patterns. Go to www.retro-solutions.com. They offer a bulb "capping" service, which means that they put a metal cap on the end of the bulb that makes the light pattern even, and prevents blinding oncoming traffic. And I'm pretty sure they're cheaper too. Check it out. I'm a loyal customer. I got the 5000k 35w kit, and the light output is awesome.

Did you have any problems with the power drop from 55 watt halogen to 35 watt HID? Was it straight plug & play?
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Check out the website for good price lifetime HID Kits. I have ordered several kits from this site and have not had a problem with them...

DDM Tuning - HID Kits, DEPO Lights, BMW Bumpers & Lighting
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