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Let's talk about headlights...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Nickolisncody, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:23 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Check out the Tacoma World link I posted earlier. CrashNburn does legitimate testing/experimentation. And he's all about keeping things good for other people on the road.

    He's not a fan of LED's and hid retrofits. Lots of Tacoma guys are ditching their LED's and HID's and going with modified H9 bulbs in place of our H11 low beams, as per Crash's recommendation. There are some Hella H9 bulbs that are actually manufactured by Osram (in Germany). And the difference in brightness is substantial. It's a pretty good way to go for low beam improvement.

    As for fogs, the Philips LED's will blow you away compared to stock.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    4Runner fun

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    Research twice... buy once! Lol
    I do wish our truck were metallic grey... another topic (black is a pain), beautiful but a bitch! Lol
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    I have the same HID and am very happy with the performance and cutoff is the same as stock halogen.
     
  4. May 13, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    So after being on overload with Automotive lighting I think I will go with...

    1) Philips X-tremeUltinon LED fog lights.
    2) OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation) H11
    3) OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation) HB3

    If anyone has any input or possible issue with this set up please add it.
     
  5. May 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Get the GE Megalight +130 H11. It's brighter than the Night Breaker. You can get it from a few sellers on eBay. Might also be available on Amazon.

    You're other choices are OK.
     
  6. May 13, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Love my HIDs, cost me $78.
     
  7. May 13, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Yes, We know!

    Can you be more specific on your set up?
     
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  8. May 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    The Philips Ultinon fogs are insanely bright. The throw is incredible.
     
  9. May 13, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    I am wondering if they will over power the headlights?
     
  10. May 14, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    I would have to say yes, they do.
     
  11. May 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    Yeah, I was chatting with crash and he gave me what most likely would be the best set up so I am on the look out for those now...
     
  12. May 15, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    Funny. I've been chatting with crash, too. I'm running the GE 130 H11's. And the Ultinon fogs.

    You know how when you're in town at night and you can't tell if your low beam headlights are on? Turn on the ultinons and the entire area in front of the truck glows. Out to about 20 feet and far out to the sides, almost 90°. The glare everyone talks about just isn't there. I've had people drive toward me and they say it's just fine.

    I'm very happy with my GE H11 and Philips Ultinon choice.
     
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