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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. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    Would one actually be able to see the difference on the road?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    I believe H11's should fit in place of those H16s. On the 4Runner, the stock Osram H16s aren't the same as common H16s. Most people swap them with H11s. Might be the same deal with the Taco
     
  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    I wasn't 100% sure if the wiring will handle the extra wattage from the H11. I'm not electrical/mechanical smart. Plus it was a good price for the KC HiLites on Amazon, and much better fog pattern according to all the test crash done. Trying to justify my purchase :). Would have like the amber KC but it was $100 more at the time.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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    The difference is small. Side by side you can see just a slight difference, real world driving it would be pretty close.
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    Same happened to me.
    Canadian 2019 OR
    Bought h11 because of this thread.
    To find out they wont fit in the h16 housing.:canada:


    Make a mention of this in the first post maybe.
    The h9 trimmed work great in the low beams.:cheers:
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Having a problem installing the Phillips h9 in the low beams. Got them both installed with the trimmed adaptor harness. Had issues fitting them in the sockets so I had to trim the largest of the 3 tabs. Didn't see how they would fit otherwise. Anyways started the truck and verified they both worked. Turned the truck off for a bit and waited for dark. Started the truck up again to go for a spin and one isn't working now. Connections were tight. Put the factory H11 back in and that worked. Any ideas why the h9 would quit? Are these bulbs pretty fragile? I did have to slightly force it in.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    Shouldn’t be that fragile. You can get them in without trimming, but it can be tricky. Swap the suspected bad bulb into your high beam and see if it works.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:29 AM
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    I did the H9 swap into the low beams yesterday. No problems getting them into the housing.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    Strange, mine would not go in no matter how I oriented them.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    I’ll test these out soon, though I’m not optimistic on the performance results.
     
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  11. Aug 20, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Looking forward to it. Love my LED's. I believe mine are 25 watt per bulb and not 17 though but nonetheless
     
  12. Aug 20, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    No big expectation with it. Used it in my wife's Sienna 2yrs ago for a month, and went back to the Osram night breakers that was in there previously . Lack of throw was the biggest problem. Also noticed a bit of V shape dark spot on the beam pattern on the ground. Happy with the GE+130 in the van now. going to try the Philips H9 when the bulbs go.
     
  13. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    I am using the Sylvania fog light versions of these in my wife's QX70 and they are pretty good. The color complements the D2S CBI's well.
     

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