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3rd Gen HID vs LED vs Halogen H11 projector headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by crashnburn80, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    kakwvu

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    @crashnburn80 is working on a plug and play harness for the Hella H9s to work in the low beam spot as well, so keep an eye out for that since they’re nearly the same in output but with superior lifespan. That and you can buy one bulb brand for your HB and LB.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    You can buy the IJDM extensions off eBay or Amazon and make a small cut in them. Then it's plug n play. Use Hella H9s for all four. That's what I did. One bulb for all four. And they are cheap. IMG_20190218_142227.jpg

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  3. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Thank you both ( kakwvu & tacosrus )

    -Is this somehow the same kind of mod that is needed by "shaving" the tab on the H9's to make them fit the harness, tacosrus?
    The idea of being able to buy just one kind of bulb×4 is freaking awesome.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    Correct, but allows you to leave the bulb connector alone since the harness is correct now. You might need to trim a metal tab on the hella h9’s though, it’s slightly different than the h11 too.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Dang it.... any pics on it?.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    Way I understand it is that it’s just the harness.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    Yes. But you can just use the bulbs and don't have to trim the tabs on them.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    The Hellas drop right in with no trimming of the metal tabs
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Yeah it’s just the harness right?
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Been following this thread for a while and I gotta say, heat from the bulbs to melt the snow is a thing. I just drove through some nasty shit.20190222_183945.jpg
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Just had the same thing happen last week. Drove around with lights on. Cleared em off....
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Hey @Tacosrus...

    I’m looking at some reviews about this hella H9s and i’m Getting a little bit worry.... from your personal experience can you tell me if you did in fact had a better experience, and an increase in brightness?

    I got a trip coming up and I like to travel at night for ease of traffic and less bullshit on the road..any info you guys/gals provide is greatly appreciated...

    ——. Thanks
     
  14. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    These are what you want
    https://www.rallylights.com/hl78178-h9-12v-65w-xenon-bulb.html
    These Hellas are Made by Osram in Germany for Hella . Not Chinese Made.
    @crashnburn80 tested them. They work Great.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    Damn this thread. I have 2 sets of the GE’s ready to install and backup, then I just ordered wiring extenders and 2 sets of the Hellas for later. Seems like I’ll be set for the next 2-4 years...
     
  17. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    When you trade it in the next owner will he happy with the extra bulbs laying around lol
     
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    Maybe, I had my 2004 Tacoma for 13 years and 275,000 miles. My intent is to do the same with my 2017 Tacoma.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Awesome. Hope it works out that’s what I’m planning to do also. But haven’t ever had a vehicle longer three years except my Tacoma
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2019 at 10:33 PM
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    Welp, $48 later and 4 H9's should be here in a 2 days. I will most likely trim the bulb for the lows and call it good. Stock bulbs will go behind the rear seats just in case. Excited to see how these do!
     
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