The HID's are one of the main features of the gen 2 Mark VIII's, I will convert to a crappy HID conversion kit off ebay before switching back to Halogens. What is Ford thinking...
Not saying its an option for everyone, but for under a grand you can get a more versatile, cheaper, easier to replace HID setup.
Or you can get those kits of eBay with re-based HIDs - which at some point the re-based bulb will not be available because like the original HIDs, its non-standard and unique. Remember, our original OEM HID bulbs from Ford sold for $50 each!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you saying that putting aftermarket HID kits into halogen housings is a good idea? wouldn't that cause problems with glare all over the place, like you see with all those ricers with cheap HID kits? I thought the only right way to fit HID into a halogen housing is to do a proper projector setup, which would require a lot of custom fabrication to fit the projectors in the housings, and at that point, it doesn't matter much if the housing was originally halogen or hid anyway. Good projectors, bulbs, ballasts, and fabrication will probably cost a lot, too. Not to mention that this kit from Ford will cost more than two brand new gen2 HID housings, which can be fitted with one of the ebay kits for a few hundred, which will be mostly plug and play, without any fab work, and no glare.
Hummm that is the first time I have seen a number put to the 96 LSC's...think there really could have only been 250?....The 96 parts are no longer serviced. The notation say 250 cars were made with the hid's so they do not service them anymore...
Ok, I will correct you. HID into halogen is ok. Light output is reduced a bit but there is NO glare since the halogen lens usually refracts the light output.
Those are stupid picture taken at DIFFERENT distances pointing to DIFFERENT sources, you can NOT compare those two... and we are talking about Mark VIII, not rice.