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Hey, I was looking at some guys site (http://www.misterjung.com/) and he seems to be popular on Ebay. He has those 9007 conversion kits to HIDs.
I already have SilverStars on stock harness and they don't do much more than OEMs.
So here is my questions:
Should I spend $400 on the HID conversions kit? Or should I stick with SiverStars and get that harness somebody here was talking about?

If I go with the harness, where can I get it?

Thanks!
 

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If you're going to install HIDs, do it properly. Stock 9007 housings weren't designed to reflect HID beams and will produce a lot of glare. You'll only be lighting up the trees rather than the road.
 

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i would really like to see someone with a gen 4 and true HID lights mounted in there..
 

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Keep in mind with the legal standpoint ... aftermarket HID kits are slowly becoming illegal to sell and I believe install in some states. If you do it, becareful
 

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It's been well documented that Silverstars AND a HD harness are the best non-HID lighting setup for a Taurus. You can buy a HD harness for around $45 at www.suvlights.com.

I would try that first before going all out on an HID system. Also, when doing an HID system it is better to make a custom projector setup rather than reuse the reflectors on the headlights. You'll get better lighting for your money, and have a better cutoff, which means less pissed off drivers driving towards you...
 

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Funk that.

Talk to mass97g about HIDs, hes the man with the plan.

He has S2000 projectors in his car at the moment, and they look damn fine. I saw them the other day in action.

S2000 projectors are the best you can get at that moment, and fetch about 325 on ebay. There are cheaper options available, such as BMW 3 series HIDs, run about 120.

Tom (mass97g) will also give you the name of the guy who did his custom job in his G3.

-Damon
 

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thanx for the words Damon

to answer the original question

there is no comparison


HID all the way ... make silverstars look like flashlights


HID kits are a NO GO - they are illegial ... not to mention stock headlights were not designed for HId and to make it worse .. 9007 is a HORRIBLE headlight to do a drop in kit

the best way to go is OEM hid retrofit with projectors

check out

www.hidforum.com and www.hidretro.com for information/ideas


if you have any HID questions... send em my way
 

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Hmmmmm... Now that you mentioned legality of it all. Chicago cops WILL look for a reason to stop you, therefor less crap you got on your car, the better. I think I will go with that wiring upgrade. Do you think any other places might have that for a better price, or is that price on that suv site exactly what it should be?
 

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Originally posted by apolinaras@Apr 6 2004, 04:08 PM
Do you think any other places might have that for a better price, or is that price on that suv site exactly what it should be?
SUVlights.com offers an excellent product, with top-quality components (Bosch relays, fusible links instead of fuses, good wire loom, etc.) You can get a cheaper harness on eBay, but they use Chinese/Taiwanese relays and generally just aren't as good.
 

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Has anyone gotten the harness from www.suvlights.com ? I wonder how much of a PITA it would be to install in a Gen 4 .... hmmmmmm
 

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Originally posted by n2_space@Apr 7 2004, 01:55 PM
Has anyone gotten the harness from www.suvlights.com ?  I wonder how much of a PITA it would be to install in a Gen 4 .... hmmmmmm
Yeah, I got it. It took about 10 minutes to install. You just connect the power terminals to the main power supply on the end of the fusebox, connect the grounds near each headlight, and the rest is plug-n-play. Couldn't be much easier, really.
 

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Originally posted by SixFoFalcon+Apr 7 2004, 01:20 PM-->QUOTE (SixFoFalcon @ Apr 7 2004, 01:20 PM)
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Has anyone gotten the harness from www.suvlights.com ?  I wonder how much of a PITA it would be to install in a Gen 4 .... hmmmmmm
Yeah, I got it. It took about 10 minutes to install. You just connect the power terminals to the main power supply on the end of the fusebox, connect the grounds near each headlight, and the rest is plug-n-play. Couldn't be much easier, really. [/b]
Awesome! Did you get the regular harness or the super duper heavy duty one? How much better was the output in your opinion?
 

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I didn't know there were two to choose from.
The output is much better. The light is almost pure white now. When I installed my SilverStars, I couldn't really see much of a difference in output from the stock bulbs... just a little bit in the color. The harness made the bulbs brighter. It's still not anywhere close to HID intensity, but it's pretty good.
 

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Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Apr 7 2004, 02:46 PM
I didn't know there were two to choose from. 
  The output is much better.  The light is almost pure white now.  When I installed my SilverStars, I couldn't really see much of a difference in output from the stock bulbs... just a little bit in the color.  The harness made the bulbs brighter.  It's still not anywhere close to HID intensity, but it's pretty good.
Interesting, I didn't notice a HUGE improvement on mine going to SS's... wondering how much of a difference a harness will make...
 

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Originally posted by n2_space@Apr 8 2004, 10:36 AM
Interesting, I didn't notice a HUGE improvement on mine going to SS's...
Yeah, personally I think anyone who says the SSs are WAY brighter than stock bulbs is lying.
Everyone likes to post their most recent mod and get all excited and hype it up. "My CAI gave me 10HP at least!"


...and for the record, if I had to choose between upgrading the harness and installing SilverStars, I wouldn't even think twice about it. Harness, all the way.
 

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I have PIAA Ultra Plasma white bulbs in my car. They really did make a fairly big difference, especially with the high beams. I'll have to get this harness and see how much more it helps, because even though there was a marginal difference, they were still a little dissapointing for $85 headlight bulbs.
 

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The harness will make a bigger difference than the bulbs on post '96 Taurii.
 

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Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Apr 8 2004, 08:51 AM
[Yeah, personally I think anyone who says the SSs are WAY brighter than stock bulbs is lying. 
  Everyone likes to post their most recent mod and get all excited and hype it up.  "My CAI gave me 10HP at least!" 
I have put Silver stars in three different vehicles and I do believe they are way better than stock. I have no reason to lie to you since you hold no meaning in life to me and I would gain nothing from it. If there was something in it for me I may lie to you , but for now I will save my lies.


Mike
btw I got 17 HP from my CAI
 

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I have the suvlights.com harness too. I'd say go with the harness before you change bulbs. I have silverstars too, and together they made a big difference.

The harness is not hard to install. If Detroit Raver can do it, anybody can (no disprespect Sarah!
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I put low beam Silverstars in my Contour without any harness upgrade, and they are better than stock, but I think it's mainly from whiter light than brighter light. The Contour uses a dual bulb design (9005/9006) versus the Taurus's single bulb/dual filament (9007). If my high beams ever burn out, I plan on installing SilverStars there too.
 
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