Projector headlights H.I.Ds - Forums at Modded Mustangs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old January 26th, 2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
Projector headlights H.I.Ds

Just picked up some brand new projector headlights for $100 locally and I want to put some HIDs in them. I want to order from DDM, and get this kit.

DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits

Since they are smoked, I should get 55w right? And 9007/HB5 low beam for bulbs also? I don't think I want the dual beam bulb. Do I need the harness, error eliminator, mounting brackets, etc for my projectors?

P.S... since my corners are clear should I invest in some switchbacks?

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
Can anybody help me out?

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Regular
 
03OFP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 426
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Is this going to be a retrofit or did you buy the housing and projectors combo like you can get from AM? Also, I have switch backs and love them. You'll need to buy a resistor for each side to prevent hyper flash.
03OFP is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03OFP View Post
Is this going to be a retrofit or did you buy the housing and projectors combo like you can get from AM? Also, I have switch backs and love them. You'll need to buy a resistor for each side to prevent hyper flash.
They are the projectors from AM. I wish I could afford retrofit haha. Where did you get your switchbacks from?

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 04:51 PM
Regular
 
03OFP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 426
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
You can get them from DDM also. I think AM might have them now too. Generally cheaper aftermarket headlights won't provide the same HID output as retrofits or legit projector assemblies. I run HID's through stock stuff.
03OFP is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
I'm assuming the projectors will use the 9007 bulb, like the stock headlights

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 07:53 PM
Enthusiast
 
jeep45238's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 848
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
What's a switch back?

USAF E4 ~ Never settle for the ordinary.

Rights cease to exist when restrictions are put on them.
jeep45238 is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
I'm pretty sure it's an led running light in the turn signal part of the headlight and then when you activate your turn signal it flashes amber, but I'm not 100% sure

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 08:35 PM
Newbie
 
bullitt babe303's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dacula GA
Posts: 44
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
You need 35 watt not 55! The 55 will get too hot and melt the projector lens. I have the raxiom smoked projectors with 6000k bulbs 35w and the light output is awesome.

01 Bullitt #0303
BBK upper control arms,JLT cold air, MGW shifter,MAC Prochamber H pipe, SLP LM1 catback, Maximum Motorsports CC plates, Koni yellows, Steeda sport springs
bullitt babe303 is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullitt babe303 View Post
You need 35 watt not 55! The 55 will get too hot and melt the projector lens. I have the raxiom smoked projectors with 6000k bulbs 35w and the light output is awesome.
Thank you! That is very helpful. Did you order from ddm tuning?

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #11 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 08:46 PM
Zippy Zip Custom \/
 
spaseghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Colorado
Posts: 1,167
   
iTrader: 3 reviews
DDM seems to be the most common, but im partial to VVME.com. Its all preference though. Just get 35W.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, option 08
1968 RS/SS Camaro
2005 F150 SuperCrew bro style
2011 F350 CC/LB service bed, 6.7PSD
spaseghost is offline  
post #12 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
9007 bulb right, and just low beam?

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:11 PM
Zippy Zip Custom \/
 
spaseghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Colorado
Posts: 1,167
   
iTrader: 3 reviews
Yes.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, option 08
1968 RS/SS Camaro
2005 F150 SuperCrew bro style
2011 F350 CC/LB service bed, 6.7PSD
spaseghost is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:12 PM
Newbie
 
bullitt babe303's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dacula GA
Posts: 44
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by adiorockera View Post
Thank you! That is very helpful. Did you order from ddm tuning?
yeah I got mine from DDM. I have HIDs in high and low beam. DDM has a lifetime warranty. Post a pic of the headlights and I can tell you what bulbs yo u need. If you are doing high and low beams you will need 4 slim ballasts, one for each bulb and the dual high/low wiring harness.

01 Bullitt #0303
BBK upper control arms,JLT cold air, MGW shifter,MAC Prochamber H pipe, SLP LM1 catback, Maximum Motorsports CC plates, Koni yellows, Steeda sport springs
bullitt babe303 is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:13 PM
6 Cylinduh, Really Bruh?
 
TheOdessa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 3,394
         
iTrader: 4 reviews
Pics of said projectors? IMO if it isn't a retrofit, it's rice.

Those projectors aren't true projectors btw. They are made for halogen bulbs. A car I can think of that is similar is Camrys. They have halogen projectors.

I've retrofitted in the past and it can be done for around $250. Much better result IMO

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/3492/odessadone.jpg
This Is The Sound That Will Make You Go Sick....

Convertible Crew # 6
TheOdessa is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Newbie
 
bullitt babe303's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dacula GA
Posts: 44
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
mine are in my sig pic.

01 Bullitt #0303
BBK upper control arms,JLT cold air, MGW shifter,MAC Prochamber H pipe, SLP LM1 catback, Maximum Motorsports CC plates, Koni yellows, Steeda sport springs
bullitt babe303 is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOdessa View Post
Pics of said projectors? IMO if it isn't a retrofit, it's rice.

Those projectors aren't true projectors btw. They are made for halogen bulbs. A car I can think of that is similar is Camrys. They have halogen projectors.

I've retrofitted in the past and it can be done for around $250. Much better result IMO
I got quoted around $500 for a retrofit. And it's the smoked projectors from American muscle

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:30 PM
Newbie
 
bullitt babe303's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dacula GA
Posts: 44
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Smoked Mustang Projector Headlights (99-04) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
These?

I will say glue the shit outta the side rubber trim or it'll come off in a few months. I used 3M emblem adhesive to tack down the rubber. Also, make sure to seal them or they will leak. Putting HIDs in those lights are like mine, you have a screw holding down a retension pin and that keeps the bulb in the housing. Low beam isn't hard but I had one hell of a time getting the damn high beam bulb out for my HIDs. I ended up taking it to a professional installer to get it done correctly. Yours should look similar to mine on the inside.

[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

01 Bullitt #0303
BBK upper control arms,JLT cold air, MGW shifter,MAC Prochamber H pipe, SLP LM1 catback, Maximum Motorsports CC plates, Koni yellows, Steeda sport springs
bullitt babe303 is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
adiorockera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 298
 
iTrader: 3 reviews
I'm definetly having a professional install the headlights and bulbs, I have no experience with that stuff haha

Mac long tubes, Prochamber, LM1 Catback
BBK CAI, 373 gears, Aluminum driveshaft
Fidanza flywheel, Pro 5.0 shift tower, Long pistol grip shifter
Nitrous
adiorockera is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old January 27th, 2013, 09:43 PM
Newbie
 
bullitt babe303's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dacula GA
Posts: 44
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by adiorockera View Post
I'm definetly having a professional install the headlights and bulbs, I have no experience with that stuff haha
Don't blame ya one bit. Just be sure they aim the beams properly. beam height should be no more than 24" off the ground at a 15-25ft distance. Otherwise you'll blind the shit outta people and not get the full use out of your low beams on the road. Hope all this helped!

01 Bullitt #0303
BBK upper control arms,JLT cold air, MGW shifter,MAC Prochamber H pipe, SLP LM1 catback, Maximum Motorsports CC plates, Koni yellows, Steeda sport springs
bullitt babe303 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/99-04/291217-projector-headlights-h-i-ds.html
Posted By For Type Date
Projector headlights H.I.Ds This thread Refback January 28th, 2013 12:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome