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LED recommendations for 2019 4Runner SR5 premium.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by mattskiii, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    mattskiii

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    Looking to upgrade my lighting throughout with LED options. When I researched there is a ton of choices. Just wanting options with the easiest installation as possible that are compatible with my 4Runner. Appreciate any suggestions! Cheers! -mrc
     
  2. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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  3. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Both interior/exterior. Thanks jester243! -mrc
     
  4. Jun 4, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    2016Pro

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    HIDs are much better than LEDs for the headlights.
     
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    I'd go with sylvania zevo (local auto parts store) or Philips ultinon (Amazon) for all interior bulbs. They're great quality and just plain work. And they work well. Don't buy a "kit" online. Most are sub-par and a different style of bulb entirely.

    For exterior bulbs (other than reverse and headlights) I'd suggest the same thing (sylvania or Philips).

    For reverse lights (921) go with this bulb (it's great):
    SiriusLED Backup Reverse Light Canbus error free LED Bulb Size 921 Super Bright 3030 SMD Xenon White 6000k Pack of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D9DFWGM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cn29CbGNR6V5Y

    For headlights, don't do LED. Get the GE Megalight +130 for low beams. Here's the amazon link:
    GE Megalight Ultra H11 +130% Light Car Headlight Bulbs (Twin) 53110XNU https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRS9LBR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_np29CbYECMFXH

    For high beams, any random 9005 halogen will suffice.

    The Philips xtreme ultinon fogs are awesome:

    Philips 12794UNIX2 X-tremeUltinon 2 Pack ((H8/H11/H16) LED Fog Light Kit, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07581DB7N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9q29Cb17YG4C3

    I put laminX yellow film over my Philips fogs and they're great. A huge improvement over stock.

    I've done loads of research and ran a lot of bulb brands and types on both 4runner and Tacoma. Others will have other opinions, but these are mine.
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    jhorst11

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    I did the internal with a kit from HIDKitPros which swapped all the internal lights, puddle lights and license plate.

    Morimoto HID Elite for low Beams
    Morimoto 2Stroke LED for high beams
    Morimoto XB LED fog lights

    All from theretrofitsource

    HID was a little bit more involved but worth it. I don't do much work on cars and I was able to figure it out ;)

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    P.s. please adjust your beams after installing your new bulbs for the sake of others on the road ;)
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Are LED Headlights just as bad as the 3rd gen tacoma with stock being superior at light throw?
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    2016Pro

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    HIDs are far superior to LEDs for the headlights in the 4Runner
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    Not sure what you're asking here... please clarify and I might be able to help.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:37 PM
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  12. Jun 14, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    I had a 3rd gen tacoma that i temporarily installed lowbeam LED bulbs. Light throw sucked really bad and i went back to the stock bulb as it was far superior. I was wondering if it is the same issue for the 5th gen 4runner.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    2016Pro

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    HIDs work great in my 4runner
     
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  14. Jun 15, 2019 at 12:36 AM
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    Drop in LED's in halogen reflectors generally suck. They light up the 40 feet in front of the vehicle pretty well but not much beyond that. They also blind oncoming drivers due to light scatter.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Projectors focus the light from a specific point. LEDs dont have that magic spot where light is focused from, causing weird issues and poor performance. HIDs have the arc of light at the same 360* focal point as the halogens, but with much brighter light for better performance. A shitty HID kit may cause issues because the manufacturer doesnt put the arc chamber in the correct spot (either with a shitty base or incorrect length tube) and these will cause all sorts of problems. I've personally used Morimoto for the last 7 years on my vehicles, and never once had a problem. The 4runner still has a perfect beam cut off and a ridiculous improvement over the stock bulbs.
     
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