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Morimoto Elite HID System and LED Fogs for your '16+ Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TRSAndrew, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    TRSAndrew

    TRSAndrew [OP] Well-Known Member Vendor

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    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/hid-systems/morimoto-elite-hid-system-2016-tacoma.html

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    2016+ Tacoma-Specific HID System features:
    - 35w or 50w ballast option
    - 5 year (35w) or 3 year (50w) warranty -- let's be real, lifetime bulbs are simply not possible
    - Proper H11B bulb size to fit the '16 Tacoma OEM projectors beautifully
    - Beefy weatherproof HD Relay harness for reliable power and isolation from the stock wiring
    - Current failure rate of 0.02%--FAR below the industry average for aftermarket HID parts. Heck, it's even lower than the OEM components!

    $150

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    Optional Morimoto XB LED fog light features:
    - UV-coated polycarbonate lenses (same material as your headlights)
    - Powdercoated aluminum cast buckets
    - OEM mounting bracket points
    - OEM H11 waterproof connector
    - Nichia 5500K LEDs (35w ballasts w/ 5500K bulbs in headlights will match!)
    - ~1200 raw lumens per light
    - Proprietary Kuria Optic clear projector lens for wide output and no glare
    - 10 year warranty through us here in Atlanta, GA USA

    Add for $150 more

    Let me know if you have any questions!
     
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  2. Oct 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    border411

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    I'm confused. Doesn't the Tacoma come with fog lights? Can you speak the differences between the OEM and yours?
     
  3. Oct 5, 2015 at 12:13 PM
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    TRSAndrew

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    Yes, the OEM fog lights do make light, but: 1) it's ugly halogen color, which many here oppose, 2) these are LED, and 3) these produce far better results than an LED bulb in a halogen fog light.

    Stock (left), XB LED (right)

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  4. Oct 5, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    Thank you. That is what I wanted to know
     
  5. Oct 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM
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    Aussiek2000

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    For those who don't know, The Retrofit Source is a great company to work with. Morimoto components are second to none in aftermarket HID's. I've used their kits in several vehicles with awesome results.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM
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    crzycav86

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    Any more pics? (brightness before/after.. etc..)
     
  7. Oct 5, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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    I don't have my taco yet, but I can take a pic of my car with 50w TRS HID's once it gets dark out
     
  8. Oct 5, 2015 at 3:50 PM
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    i'm particularly interested in seeing this on a 2016 Taco. I test drove one at night and wasn't super impressed by the headlights. I was thinking some HIDs would be a pretty simple fix.
     
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  9. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:03 PM
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    I did a quick snapshot of them today. Unbelievable! They look awesome and doesn't have a hint of blue. I hate the blue tint and I have to admit its pretty pure white.


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  10. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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    do you have pictures of where the balast and computer mount?
     
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  11. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:11 PM
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    Have the leds caught up in light output yet? Say the 35w hid compared to the morimoto xb leds you have on your site
     
  12. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:12 PM
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    its on my thread on the first page. I like to make it more hidden, but couldn't find a good spot.
     
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  13. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:15 PM
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    where else can they be mounted? Doesn't look permanent
     
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    I'm sure there may be better area, but thats where I put them temporary. Doesn't seem to move. Lots of room near the grill, but didn't want to expose it to water when it rains.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    they aren't water proof?
     
  16. Oct 6, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    Yes they are. Fully sealed!
     
  17. Oct 6, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    The optics of the projector need to be designed around the light source (LED) for proper performance. In these fog lights, they work beautifully. In headlights, we have some LED projectors from Toyota/Koito but are still working on our own aftermarket LED projector.
     
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  18. Oct 6, 2015 at 6:44 AM
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    I have morimoto for my G8 GT.

    Morimoto or bust

    Andrew, if I buy the fogs for my g8, fogs and headlights for the Tacoma would you guys do a bundle deal? CustomGM still get a trs discount?
     
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    hmm, intersting. I may have to consider adding these to my 16
     
  20. Oct 8, 2015 at 5:51 AM
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    So are the Morimoto elite system from the retro fit source? Also are they 4500 or 5500?
     
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