94-95 Tails vs 96-98 Tails: Whats the true Mustang Tail light

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  1. ReplicaR

    ReplicaR Well-Known Member

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    I had a discussion with my friends a while ago, and I must say as much as I like my tail lights, and as much as I like how the horizontal arrangement makes the car look wider, I can't help to think that the modular tail lamps are the true mustang tail lamps. As long as I remember, pretty much every mustang ever had the vertical arrangement of the tails, and there were 3 of them. What do you guys think?
     
  2. 94twinscrew

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    I don't know man,I like standing out and being different....everyone does the conversion. I tried a set once,they were on the car for one day....just didn't look right to me. Horizontals for life 8)
     
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    It was vertical to begin with... it should always be vertical... Horizontal just doesn't look right.
     
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    yeah, horizontals do look good tinted though. but horizontal FTW
     
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    because of the mustang tradition, verticals win out for me. Infact I really didn't like the horizontals at all for all these years, but after 13 years, I've actually gotten used to them to the point where I think they look good now, just not as good as the verts.
     
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    There were a few Fox body ones that had horizontals too weren't there? I like my stock 94 tail lights better than the 96+ ones, they just flow better and the vertical ones are not symetrical like all the traditional verticals. My 69 Mach was great looking, and the 64.5 vert tails started it all.
     
  7. scarface

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    I think it is just a matter of opinion. Both owners will tell you theirs is better.
     
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    vertical FTMFW >:D
     
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  10. 95Grandtouring5.0

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    I think that horizontals just make the ass look wider which is why im horizontal for life
     
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    Oh yea you know you want it.
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  12. Adam

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    Horizontals basically said " You can whoop me" to me :dancing6: :banana:
    I have never and I mean NEVER been beaten by a 5.0 SN-95 on the street or at the track. The poor old 94-95 made the anemic 96 seem like rocketships. My step dad bought a brand new 94 rio red in late 93, 5-speed, awesome looking car, slow as molasses in January. Yes it is personal preference. I did like the horizontals on the Fox bodys though.

    Adam
     
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    slow huh? :nonono: you've obviously never raced a built one.....I'll keep my "whoop me" lights,along with my peekish 550 pounds of torque.....and leave it in sleeper mode for guys that think like you :hammer:
     
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    LOL... I am with you on this one! I know my 94 is one of the slowest stock Mustangs, but someday it won't be! It will be fun to see the looks when I pull on them!... Anyway the horizontals really look better IMO!
     
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    Vertical ARE the tradition. However, I have never seen a 96-98 tail light I liked. It looks more like an oval lens with 2 little lines for accents. The horizontals have character. And style. The verticals look like an afterthought. :puke:
     
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    For every fast 94-95, there is a much faster 96-98. For every fast 96-98, there is a much faster 99-04. Its a viscious cycle. I am sure there are plenty of 94-95's that would kill my old car, I just never ran into them. Having a notoriously "slow" car was fun, especially when you showed them the tail lights. Hell I had an auto 98, everyone thought they could whoop me... O0

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  18. Foster98GT

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    Verticals and sequentials FTW O0
     
  19. gt96stang

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    sequential lights are the best... gotta give another up to the verticals.. plus I like the look of the verticals because most I see are faded..
     
  20. OnyxCobra

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    one of the things i didnt like about the horizontals was that the bottom "light" is a dummy and at night i thought the 2 looked stupid. I think Mustangs are supposed to have the 3 verticals plus i like the look of the newer look, and i love my sequentials.