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Im wanting to get an HID conversion kit for my mustang and i know stangmods.com has one but its $250. I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a kit cheaper but not a cheaply made kit. Kindof wanna stay away from ebay. Also does anyone know if you can find the stock HID headlight off of a 2011+ and put it where the stock lights are?



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Im wanting to get an HID conversion kit for my mustang and i know stangmods.com has one but its $250. I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a kit cheaper but not a cheaply made kit. Kindof wanna stay away from ebay. Also does anyone know if you can find the stock HID headlight off of a 2011+ and put it where the stock lights are?
The stock headlights go for $3,400 retail so they will probably be hard to get your hands on.


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The stock headlights go for $3,400 retail so they will probably be hard to get your hands on.
Good god haha no way im buying those.


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If you are just getting HIDs and no new headlight housing you can get them pretty cheap. Ebay has them for like $20-30. Of course someone will come in here and cry about the glare, I wouldn't recommend doing this. The kits don't last and the glare can POSSIBLY be an issue.

I bought the Raxiom Projector housings from AM they are designed for halogens bulbs but they work pretty good with hids. But stay away from cheap kits they seem to get hotter and melt the headlight housing. I've never heard of anyone having an issue with HIDs from DDM Tuning. Without all the options it should cost around $80 for the bulbs and the housings are normally $320.

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I can verify that price being in the ballpark, I had an ordered car come in late last year as an "11 that the dealer forgot to order the HIDs. The price of the parts alone added up to $2,300.00 and the dealer really didn't even want to do it due to the complexity. Funny how it looks just plug 'n play from the outside but I guess nearly everything is different underneath.

Not exactly what you were talking about, but if I still had my '09 I'd be all over these...


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Really, all you need are the headlights, a relay harness, some minor wiring, and a brain. I've looked into this, and I'm not sure why dealers and whatnot get so gun shy or insist on replacing the entire headlight harness.... You can get the headlamps with bulbs and ballast for under $1000. The harness is not needed unless you want to waste a lot of money. The headlights each need a fused hot at all times power source, and the relay harness is needed to ensure the low/high beam functionality works. You can use normal aftermarket fuse holders for the power, I plan on locating the factory BJB minifuse terminals and adding the circuits to use the factory HID fuses. The hot pin is already in place in the BJB. It'll look much cleaner.

Personally, I plan on using the 2013 headlights if I can confirm the fitment is the same as ours. I dig the LED's and the darker color when compared to the 10-12's, and since ALL models have them standard, I'm thinking they will drop in price quite a bit as more hit the road. The 10-12's will always be more rare since they are not standard, and I don't like the way they look anyways.

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I've seen the OEM HID headlight housings on eBay, not sure if they come with bulbs and ballasts. I'm definitely glad I opted for them when I purchased my car!

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Do i custom retrofit.

will run you $1000 or less if you shop around.

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The replacement housings come with the bulb and ballast, so they should be included unless they were removed for some reason.

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