Updating a Mustang's taillights is nothing new. People used to add Shelby/California Special taillights to standard Mustangs back in the '60s. In the Fox era, the common swap was replacing GT cheese- graters with LX lenses. This trend continued with the SN-95 crowd since many people didn't like the look of the '94-'95 taillights. They would either add export taillights with amber turn signals, or swap them for the '96-'98 tails. In the New Edge era, the only option was the taillights featuring amber turn signals from the '99 or '01 Cobras.
When the S197 Mustang came along, there weren't many options, but the aftermarket got into the act by providing alternatives to the stock taillights. We've seen some good choices, and we've seen some really questionable ones, but these Raxiom Gen5 taillights from AmericanMuscle.com could be the best replacement yet.
Raxiom's Gen5 taillights from American Muscle.com mimic the look of factory '13-'14 GT units, and they come to you with built-in sequential capabilities, so you kill two birds with one stone. The taillights have the reflective look of the '13 models, but the sequential option means when you activate the turn signals or hazard lights (hopefully not ever, unless you're Justin Burcham racing Robin Lawrence) will sequence from the center out and repeat until switched off. When you apply the brakes the lights will sequence once and then stay lit during braking.
There couldn't be an easier installation with such satisfying results. If you own a '05-'09 Mustang, and you're looking for an upgrade you can perform yourself, this is it. Even if you're a rookie wrench, you can install these taillights, and we're going to show you how.