View Full Version : HID & Fog lights

09-07-2004, 11:33 PM
Picked up an HID kit (purple 12000k) for the headlamps and it looks awesome!! I do not know what to do with the fog lamps though,any ideas?? I have heard of people using the 9006 bulb at 45watts, but you have to break one tab off the bulb?? Would be nice to find something that would blend with the HID or maybe even go yellow,I don't know.Any suggestions would be appreciated.....Skill

09-08-2004, 07:51 PM
you have purple headlamps?:doubt: Why would you want that?

09-08-2004, 10:59 PM
you have purple headlamps?:doubt: Why would you want that?I would want that because it is a brighter and better light. You can see much further, it looks way better than stock, and why would you want to be like everybody else?? I like to be different and purchase expensive mods that make my snake stand out from the rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....Skill:thumbsup:

You tell me after you look at the specs and see them: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7914792416&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT

09-09-2004, 10:53 PM
Variety is the spice of life I suppose. :flush:

09-10-2004, 10:38 AM
purple legal?

09-10-2004, 03:55 PM
I modded the Super White 9006 (SilverStar 55 Watt version) to fit.

If I am not mistaken the 9006 comes in 55 watt and 65 watt versions. I would stay away from the 65 watt since the OEM bulbs you are replacing are 45Watt.

With hand tools it is a slight pain. I will do the next ones using my buddies lathe. It looks great and I have had no troulble with the extra power. Although since I modded them by hand they do not seal as good and I did get one lamp fogged up. It cleared as soon as the bulb warmed up.

The mod requires you, as far as I can remember, to break off a tab in the lamp or the connector at the electrical interface (can't remember which one) and you will need to file down the bulb so it will insert.

Took about an hour. Good Luck! :thumbsup:

09-11-2004, 12:09 AM
purple legal?Yes, all your high end import vehicles come with HID (purple) lights pretty much now.Mercedes,BMW,Jaguar,Infiniti,Saab,etc....even the new Nissan Maximas.At least in Illinois it is legal and you can be seen miles away with these lights.They are a great mod if you ask me because they improve the looks of the Cobra and your safety by far.By the way, did Sniperfox join this club to help/get help from members or to criticize members??????.............Skill

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09-11-2004, 07:43 AM
As being guests on our BB, we ask that you don't start flaming here.....thanks.

Tony :thumbsup:

09-11-2004, 07:35 PM
Not trying to sound critical. Just curious. To each his own. You should see my raccoon tail hanging from my antenna.:cheers:

Dave B.
09-16-2004, 11:58 PM
Didnt you lose you high beam selection by putting in the HID kit?
everyone I have looking at that was the deal,,,,no more high beam,,,,there was for a while a company making a swivling drum the bulb plugged into so tht when you switched to high beam the drum rotated so the bulbs beam would hit a higher point on the reflector,,,,,but that s not what you have is it?

09-17-2004, 12:03 AM
No, there's no hi-beam with this set-up.To tell you the truth, you dont need any hi-beam with these lights..................Skill

Dave B.
09-17-2004, 12:33 AM
You know I had heard that about those that a high beam is no longer nessasary however I can tell you that here in Florida, if a cop is coming the toher direction and flashes at you to turn them down,,,one of three possibilities are going to happen.

1. if you ignore the cop flashing his highs at you to turn down and you dont, he will turn around and stop you.

2. if you flash your bright attention getting lights at him and they go compleatly OUT!! then back on,,,,,your going to get stopped.

3.If none of the above ever happens then the HID's are not bright enough in the regular low beam setting to the point that it never causes and greef with the cops, then you would for sure be out driving your head lights on the interstate at 80 MPH for sure. just an observation, I do like them but there has to be a high and low beam,

09-17-2004, 03:47 AM
Gee, no high beam. That sounds dangerous. If you aim them higher or you don't need them because they are already high then that sounds dangerous to, and inconsiderate to other drivers. The stock headlight throw plenty of light. Are they really purple? This deal sounds like something a high school kid would do. Your Cobra deserves better then that. Personally I don't want my car to stand out from everybody else. Ford did a great jod with styling the Cobra and left it void of all the attention getting gizmos saying "look at me". Leave that stuff to the rice racers in their whale tailed spoiler Civics with blacked out windows. The hard core guys driving the Z06 will know what your car is and will be leary of it. Just the aura of the Cobra tells the average "joe" driving the mini van that this ain't your typical Mustang.

Low key "give me your lunch money" is the name of the game here.

Russ :baby:

09-17-2004, 12:58 PM
I REALLY like the HID lights. But.. I opted for the cheaper route and simply bought the Super white versions of the standard headlight. It does improve the look and brightness of the head lights and you get a High & Low beam. As I stated above I then changed the fog lamps to super white versions by replacing the OEM bulbs with a different type.

This mod looks great and is easy to do.

It is still no replacement for the look of HID.

09-17-2004, 05:48 PM
I want to thank everyone for their replies, even Sniperfox. I guess I didn't take into consideration all the different driving enviroments each one of us drive in and I guess the HID is not for everybody. They are perfect for me because I'm in Chicago -I guess a well lit city where you never use hi-beams. I can count on one hand how many times I actually used my hi-beams and I have been driving for 13 years.Some of you guys might use yours everyday. I just personally do not care for the color of stock (halogen) lighting. Call it what u want but I love the HID color. For what we paid for these new Cobras, they should of came with HID.I agree,the stock lighting is not bad and puts out a good amount of light, but the color just don't do anything for me.They are not really purple,but have a purple tint to them. The link above will take you to a pic. Everyone have a good day and talk to you later..........Skill