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HEADLIGHT/FOGLIGHT CONVERSION HELP

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Pain Level A 10, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Pain Level A 10

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    Hi All , Looking for some much needed help as far as converting the headlights . Wanting to start some mods and conversions on my 2018 4Runner , i know there are many different kits and types of bulbs to change over to . I am looking for a stronger and brighter bulb on both the headlight and the foglight as what is stock on the vehicle is somewhat underwhelming . Looking for help from anybody that has already done a conversion to these lights and what they have used and mostly if they were happy with the product they purchased . Just curious how much work is involved to do this the right way and not make it a temporary fix . Also was wondering if i start to change out the lights and start messing with the wiring or lighting harness , will this void any part of the warranty on my new vehicle . Any help or suggestions from anybody on my topic would be appreciated . Thank you .
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    This is my current setup...

    Low Beam H11- Xenon Depot H11 HID 5K (without CANBUS)
    http://www.xenondepot.com/H11-HID-Kit-Xtreme-HID-p/xt-h11.htm

    Fog Light- Morimoto XB Type T LED
    http://www.morimotohid.com/fog-lights/toyota-oval-morimoto-xb-led.html

    High Beam-
    Stock

    I've run pretty much every type of LED/Halogen/HID system you can think of between multiple types of vehicles. I researched a ton before I bought the current setup listed above, and have not found a setup that compares, besides a full headlight and foglight retrofit (where you crack open the headlights and actually swap out the projectors). I haven't found a solution for the high beams as LED's are too bright as DTRL, and too dim for High Beams. HID's take too long to warm up for High Beam application, and don't play well with low power DTRL function.

    If you have any questions let me know.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    Thanks Paul , Appreciate you taking the time to send me the info . Will definitely look into the this . Thanks again .
     
  4. Feb 27, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    I'm interested in this as well, and the XenonDepot product looks solid. The Morimoto link didn't work for me though.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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    Go to Morimoto's website and look for the type T fogs. They have 4 little bracket arms on them. Thats the ones you need.
     
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    I decided for the following:

    Low: Profile LED from TheRetrofitSource
    High: Profile LED from TheRetrofitSource
    Fogs: Morimoto 3k HID from TheRetrofitSource

    I do plan on retrofitting the low beams to a projector that is made for HID. Maybe the Lexus IS projector. The high beams will stay LED. Fogs will stay HID drop-in. and hopefully someone will discover an easy way to do the foglight anytime mod.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2018 at 4:10 AM
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    I wouldn't recommend LED for your high beams or HID fogs in a stock reflector housing. LED's don't have the disance for high beams like HID or halogens. Also, HID's in your reflector fogs are going to cause a lot of light scatter.
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2018 at 5:38 AM
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    Backslider

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    I agree with this except for one thing: the correct LEDs as high beams can work just as well as, or better than halogen bulbs. Look into the DDM Tuning sabers. Not only do they have the reach of halogen, they have controllers to work properly as DRLs as well. I am running them and am very happy with their performance.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Which Sabers? I had the Saber Pro 40w and was less than impressed. They had a very high speed flicker and we're way too bright as DTRL's. I uninstalled them before testing at night for those reasons.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    Mine aren't too bright as DRLs, I bought the flicker corrector as well, installed first without them and had a high speed flicker, but the corrector canceled it. They are the Pro 40w.
     

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