05-09 S197 Retrofit and Lighting Thread

Discussion in 'Madd Retros' started by b.mad, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. b.mad

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    This thread is dedicated for questions and tech regarding headlight and foglight related lighting for the 2005-2014 S197's. We carry a lot of the big names out there, and carry our own brand of LED's and HID's as well. All brands offer excellent warranty and are worlds better than halogen bulbs. We offer direct LED and HID bulb replacements and also offer retrofits that are made to order and fully customizable.

    Contact us via PM
    email: [email protected]
    phone/text: 909-413-1510
    site: https://maddretros.com/

    2005-2009 Retrofits start at $460 and will go up from there depending on options.
    We will soon start offering custom fog lights!

    Not-so-bolt on LED fog light options:

    Morimoto Ford LED fog lights

    Drop-in headlight brands:

    • LED
      • Profile
      • Our own brand
      • Krypton-Night
      • Arctic Series
    • HID
      • Profile
      • Morimoto
      • Diode Dynamics
      • Our own brand

    Drop-in fog light brands:



    • LED
      • Diode Dynamics
    • HID
      • Morimoto
      • Diode Dynamics
      • Hylux


    Links:




    Here are prices for parts and DIYs



    The brands we carry tend to be on the higher end of the spectrum and our retrofits aren't going to be the cheapest offered. But if you do not like the price, I can totally understand wanting to shop around or buy elsewhere or even attempt your own. So I am working on a bit of a DIY/Knowledge base on what bulbs the SN95's use and how to install them and how to attempt your own retrofit. Also, what options to pick and so on. Unfortunately, I won't be able to share every single thing since R&D isn't free and others may be trade secrets, but I will share a lot of information. A lot of you are handy, so I am sure you will figure out what I don't share.
     
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  2. b.mad

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    2005-2009 Ford Mustang

    • OEM headlights
    • Painted Reflector (Gloss Black
    • Morimoto Bi-Xenon MH1 7.0
    • Painted Morimoto Mini Graphite Shrouds (Gloss Black)
    • Profile Prism RGB Demon Eye
    • Profile Prism RGB Halo
    • Morimoto XBT Controller
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    If anyone is interested in sponsorship, please email media package to [email protected]
     
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    Forum discount is 6%. Need to be an active member to receive
     
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  5. Wes06

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    I did that with my retrofits, Im not 100% happy with it since the rear is open still to let humidity in, and had water get in when i washed it once. and the way the projector's were mounted into the housing wasnt super great.

    But projector's are A+ compared to halogens and super happy with it
     
  6. RocketcarX

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    Not to be a smart ass but it seems like you might start with the pair of aftermarket headlight for these kind of projects instead of spending your time polishing factory lens that will haze up in 6 months.
    I know I wouldn't put my name on something that high end only to leave a window open for the customer to bad mouth you when the choice he made to be cheap rears it's head.
    You can buy these things new for $100 a pair, I can only imagine you sent an hour or more doing the lens reconditioning so the time saved in labor should offset the cost of a fresh set of headlight assemblies.
    Never give the customer the option to be cheap, it will fuck you every time.
     
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  7. Brandon08GT

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    I’d like to see updates of these when they are done. Definitely interested in having something similar done eventually.
     
  8. b.mad

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    You are right about that. Just is why when I officially "release" the option on my site, they will come with a new housing. This was a build that I took on when I launched, and honoring what I said I was going to do.

    But you are absolutely right on that.
     
  9. b.mad

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    Whenever you are ready, just send us an email or message. The option will be available on our site after this build. Where you can use the Forum discount code!
     
  10. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    You work and attention to detail is good, it's hard to make these things look so nice as a finished product. Keep up the good work.
     
  11. Brandon08GT

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    Will do. I actually bought some used headlights and fog lights a couple of days ago and waiting for them to come in to see the kind of condition they are in. I tried wet sanding my stock ones and apparently I’m not good at it. They didn’t turn out so well.
     
  12. b.mad

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    Thank you!
     
  13. b.mad

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    Haha. Funny considering Rocket and I were just talking about it.

    If you can, share some pictures of them and see if thats something you want to work with, or if you want to just get a new set.
     
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  15. Brandon08GT

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    I’m hoping the used ones I just bought look as good as in person as they do in real life.

    Gonna send a PM with some questions.
     
  16. b.mad

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    Thank you! Looking forward to working with you!
     
  17. b.mad

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    Did you use silicone or at least the stock rubber? What was left open?
     
  18. Wes06

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    I used rubber butyl from TRS.

    The rear i had to have the projector stick out due to how i mounted it, and tried sealing it with some type of tape, but didnt work well.

    Ill probably pull them apart at some point and re-do it, just not sure how to securely mount them to the reflector's from the stock housing
     
  19. b.mad

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    What projector did you use and how was it mounted?
     
  20. Wes06

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    FX-R 3.0 iirc, 3" lens.

    I used threaded rods through the mounting holes, and drilled holes through the reflector's and used nuts on each sides and aimed roughly forward, and wound up about right.

    Only thing is the beams cross eachother probably 30 feet infront of the car instead of pointing truely forward, but they at least point forward and semi level :p
     
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