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Anyone regret upgrading headlights?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by broken-giver, May 11, 2023.

  1. May 15, 2023 at 10:05 AM
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    Glenn Goodlett

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    Same for me. The Lasfit headlights have been great. On the other hand, I replaced all the interior lights with LEDs for the reliability but, those lousy f**kers die all the time.
     
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  2. May 15, 2023 at 10:07 AM
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    Yes! This is actually why I haven’t done an upgrade from halogen yet either. I live where it snows 7 months of the year!
     
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  3. May 15, 2023 at 10:17 AM
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    Thats how i’m feeling about regular residential home lighting ever since the transition from incandescent to LED. I don’t ever recall having to change out so many lightbulbs on a regular basis during incandescent years.
    Sorry off topic lol
     
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  4. May 15, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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    my lows are led as well, I was referring to the check mark not being an actual light. Toyota dropped the ball there given most vehicles have some sort of led strip for a running light these days and it would look pretty good had it come stock that way. The Alpha Rex headlights have the check mark I wish was in the stock headlights
     
  5. May 16, 2023 at 7:49 AM
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    I bought a cheap LED Amazon kit and they died quickly. Spent decent money on Diode Dynamics bulbs and same experience. I am not sure what to think other than just leaving it stock.
     
  6. May 19, 2023 at 5:11 PM
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    Ya im not super happy with mine. They do dim over the years before they die completely. I think I’m going to try the lasfit led bulbs. Plus some BD ditch lights for winter country road and off highway to see the deer.
     
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  7. May 22, 2023 at 11:16 PM
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    Well, one of mine officially died yesterday. Knew it was fading. Now what do I do? Another halogen, lastfit or throw down $900 for the alpharex?
     
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  8. May 23, 2023 at 6:03 AM
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    Having a light pattern as good as my OEM LEDs my money on good yet cheap LEDs like Lasfit (my Lasfit LA series have this comparison). I was able to find some good coupons online. If that LED ever fails I can simply change just like a halogen bulb without having to remove the bumper and change the entire headlight housings. Speaking of removing bumpers since mine been a Limited I remember one member having a nightmare where sensors gave problems after removing the bumper.
     
  9. May 23, 2023 at 8:39 AM
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    Yes. My GTR Leds produce enough heat to keep the headlights clear
     
  10. May 23, 2023 at 2:14 PM
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    Gamma Ray

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    Who cares? This never shows everything anyway.
    I say give the 4Runner-specific Lasfit ones a try. Mine have been going solid for 3 years already.
     
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  11. May 24, 2023 at 2:41 AM
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    Steely123

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    I have the alpharex and was in the same situation. I will say after a year + they are still going strong and bright as hell. But definitely a hit to the old bank account. But a good investment if your budget allows for it.

    Just buy a cheap bulb to get you to black Friday for the sales. Lol
     
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  12. May 24, 2023 at 3:28 AM
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    The OEM LED with low and main beam are excellent. On a faster car I might want some driving lights for more of a throw at high speed, but on a truck these LED lights are fantastic.
     
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