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Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by wvmystichrome, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. wvmystichrome

    wvmystichrome Active Member Established Member

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    The black inside my factory headlights is starting to peel away from the lens. Plus I have small foggy distortion circles appearing in a couple of places. What headlights do you guys recommend? I am not a fan of the halo type and I really like factory ones but I cannot find them and our local dealer only has the regular 2004 Mustang ones. I don't know how much a difference they are.

    I appreciate your ideas.
     
  2. Avispa

    Avispa Member Established Member

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    You can get factory replacements or reproductions (much cheaper but they look identical) from Americanmuscle.com. They even come with headlight bulbs installed.
     
  3. wvmystichrome

    wvmystichrome Active Member Established Member

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    Sounds good. I did not even think of them and I have bought quite a bit of stuff from them.
     
  4. T0RCH3D

    T0RCH3D Active Member Established Member

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    AM has the best aftermarket headlight housings in terms of fitment, quality, and the price IMO. Just make sure you seal them with a bead of silicone and they will last and look good for a long time. Had mine for 3 years and no oxidation or condensation (though they have seen the upmost care in the 3 years)
     
  5. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I say if you're going to buy repo's get them from AM. I bought a set from Ebay
    and while they look great the light output sucks on one of them. Its not a clear pattern, kind of more scattered. I took them back off and polished my factory ones. The AM ones might be the exact same ones as sold on Ebay but I've dealt with AM enough to know that if I bought some from them and weren't happy with them they'd make it right in a heartbeat.
     
  6. Midnight_Cobra

    Midnight_Cobra It's an Atomic Serpent! Established Member

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    I bought OEM replacements from latemodelrestoration.com about 3 years ago and they've held up really nice. I will buy again when the time comes.
     
  7. wvmystichrome

    wvmystichrome Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks everyone. I have thought about taking mine apart and trying to reaffix the black edging. May be a project for the winter.
     
  8. timspony

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    Zero issues with the fitment or quality with the smoked headlights from American Muscle ....

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  9. RedfireSVT

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    Stage 4.6 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The fitment from the AMs were good, but there adjustments are horrible and the light that they project don't seem clean? but they look good during the day. I've had mine for over 2 years no fogging or fading yet, but my cars stay in a garage and don't see bad weather unless I get caught in it.
     
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    10sec89 New Member Established Member

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    How much does the dark smoked affect light output Tim?
     
  12. B-O-B'03

    B-O-B'03 Active Member Established Member

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    I bought OEM replacements from Tousley Ford (vendor on here), put them on the wife's '99GT and they look great.

    Need to buy a set for the Cobra now, they are starting to get a little dull, after 11 years.

    Call Steve at Tousley, um Autonation Ford Bear Lake.

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    -Brian
     
  13. DSG2NV03

    DSG2NV03 MUST HAVE BOOST!!! Established Member

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    I got mine from Steve also. They lowered the price a few years ago because they were "crash" parts or something like that. People need them when they crash so there is a high demand. I think I got them for like 160 for the pair.
    Not sure if they still have them in stock. I should have bought 3 of everything. I could make a killing on all these parts that are outrageously expensive because they are discontinued!
     
  14. getTwisted

    getTwisted I Remember My First Beer. Established Member

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    I purchased an extra set from Ford for this same reason. My factory ones are holding up pretty good so far. Still have the extra set in the boxes.

    I think you will be fine with any of these companies everyone has recommended.
     
  15. Jomo1994z71

    Jomo1994z71 Can I get a KB WooWee! Established Member

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    My stock oem lights reflectors peeled very quickly internally
    Not happy
     
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    01Jes Z06 bought with food stamps Established Member

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    I got mine from American Muscle.. Black stock replacements.

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  18. TRBO VNM

    TRBO VNM Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    I have two cars here with headlights from AM. Both have the clear coat or whatever peeling off the outside. The owners are planning to call AM about replacements, so we will see what happens.
     
  19. RedfireSVT

    RedfireSVT Active Member Established Member

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    glad you are happy with the lights and we appreciate the support! let me know if you need anything else. -tony :beer:
     

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