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2020 SR5 Headlight Upgrade

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ORMarine, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Aug 31, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    ORMarine

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    Thank you in advance for any suggestions you can offer.

    I have a new SR5 4X4 with the
    Projector-beam-headlights with turn Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and integrated fog lights. I would like to upgrade these bulbs to get better light coverage, both in width and distance. I really don't want to do a LED conversion if I don't have to but would appreciate suggestions given what others have done to achieve better results.

    Thanks again
     
  2. Aug 31, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    El Duderino

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    El Duderino

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    All the lighting upgrade info is in that thread
     
  4. Aug 31, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    rlx02

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    Additionally, the hylux hid kit works great, and I've never been high beamed for throwing out excessive light. Cost me around 70ish for the kit and I'm using the same bulbs for the last 3 years.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hyluxtek-hid-kit-with-cnlight-ball-bulbs.457461/
     
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    I would just throw in some Amazon LEDs and call it a day. Just kidding!!

    The thread mentioned above by @crashnburn80 has all the lighting info you will need. I'm also weighing options to improve my SR5 lighting. I'm between the Morimoto XBs or doing a retro with the M LED 2.0.
     
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    Did you put those Hella H11s in the lows? You know you can put those same 2.0 H9s in the lows and get quite an improvement over most any H11. Just slightly trim the bulb mount tabs and trim out the plastic tab in the plug so the H11 plug will fit it.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    H9 bulbs in the lows causes bad glare for oncoming drivers. Done it, got tired of being brighted. The yellows go in place of the H16 fogs, have to remove a tab with a pair of needle nosed pliers for them to fit. These Hella 2.0 H11's are brighter that the factory Hi beam H9's, but without the glare. The Hella H9's blow the original H9's out of the water, at least twice as bright. I prefer the halogen bulbs cause I see more than with LED. LED's can seem bright, but you missing a lot of detail vs Halogens.
     

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