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The ultimate foglight upgrade H11 (not LED or HID)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    I have one burned out currently so I don’t drive with them on anymore, but I would always leave them on. I have the fog light mod where they can come on anytime. I like the idea of this one, I’m just concerned with the life limits of these. I do all the driving for my shop so constant on so Texas summer temperatures are also a concern. I would go with the KC lights if it wasn’t an extra $100 bill on top of either option.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Got link or pic?
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    It’s in the very first post of this thread. He has pictures and data of all the output and appearance
     
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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    The KCs are more expensive for sure, but the quality is worth it IMO if going to LED. The will provide fuller and wider area coverage than the ORTown lights and they are backed by a 23yr warranty. The light color of the KCs is also better at 5000k vs the higher color temp of the ORTown. If driving with your fogs on all the time, an SAE J583 LED is going to be a better fit. Any of the halogen options have reduced life over stock. The halogen upgrade is really intended for use only when needed, not full time use. If you wanted halogen full time, I would go with the Subaru housing fog mod for stronger cut offs and run H9s which will provide the same output level but lower temperature. An H9 has a 250 hour life span which is about 1/4 that of an standard H11, but H9s are inexpensive. I do think the KC G4s would be the best option for you.

    I'm not sure what you are refering to, the Off Road Town fogs? The LED fogs are all covered here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-led-sae-j583-fog-pod-fog-light-review.554813/
     
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  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    Yea I’m leaning towards the G4 now. I’ve reached out to some friends to see what their cost is on them.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Trust me, you will not be disappointed with them.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    For those interested in continuing down the Subaru Legacy fog path, I purchased the set from @crashnburn80 and will be installing them eventually on my SR.

    Since I have an SR, pre-wired, I purchased this switch:

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/122197361848

    And will be following @Nitori ’s method for installation.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/nitoris-oem-sr-foglight-mod.451495/

    this pigtail on eBay corresponds to the Toyota and Dorman part numbers for the body harness plug:

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/163063500905

    And these Nokya pigtails for H9 bulbs.
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/122248053630

    I’m going to try to rewire the body plug for 14ga wires to make a plugs and play H9 harness.

    I unfortunately will not be able to have night driving impressions until September (summer in Alaska!) but knowing me it will probably take me nearly that long to get everything installed the way I want anyway!

    Edit - just realized this is a second gen thread, so the body harness plug info may not apply...
     
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    After I did the “anytime fog mod” to allow on/off control of fog independent of the headlights; Installed the DEAUTOKEY plug n’ play LED fogs on my ‘14 Taco. Long/short: 1) much brighter while maintaining factory light pattern / beam. 2) Wicked easy install. 3) the three color single bulb is pretty dang neat
     
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    Well my lamps from China aliexpress showed up today, right at almost a month. I was tracking the cargo yak on google earth until I lost it in the mountains. Anyway I’ll get them installed in the 4Runner fogs tomorrow.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2019 at 12:07 AM
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    No legitimate lighting company sells such a product for street use, the pattern is not at all like stock. You have introduced significant glare. LEDs in halogen reflectors already cause significant glare, attempting to place multiple chips in the center portion for multi-color support means neither is placed correctly and only makes it far worse. The only legit use would be needing the strobe function for a street-side work vehicle, but then the LEDs should not be run on the street due to hazardous glare. Don't believe me? Ask the manufacture if they are SAE compliant. This post might help shed more light on the issue:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/kickstarter-thoughts.579853/page-2#post-19367599

    After having 2 of 3 packages never show, I'm not ordering from there again.
     
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    Almost exactly 1 year ago I met with Rigid reps to propose building an SAE amber or selective yellow fog. You can see my preproduction prototype comparison here.

    They are now available for purchase though 4 wheel parts site, I imagine Rigid's site will be updated soon.

    4 wheel parts Rigid SAE Fog Selective Yellow pods

    Shipping might be delayed if they don't yet have them instock. You can use code "BUYNOW" for 5% off at 4WP. I've ordered a set to compare to the pre-production prototypes I had to see if there were any changes in tuning to the amber lens.
     
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    Why yellow
     
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    Whats the setup? I've got some new tricks up my sleeve.
     
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    I posted this in the wrong thread, my bad. Morimoto mini h1, 5000k bulbs
     
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    Was redirected here for 3rd gen headlight (H11) seems obvious that the GE +130 H11 is the best choice for low beams- what’s the go to for high beam H9 for PnP better output than stock bulbs? Thanks
     
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    Not to redirect you again, but check out my 3rd gen headlight thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-gen-hid-vs-led-vs-halogen-h11-projector-headlights.589465/

    Best options are the Hella H9s or German Philips H9s with triming the internal tab for plugging an H9 into the H11 plug. If wanting purely plug and play the GE xenon +120 H11 is slightly higher performing than the GE Megalight +130 H11, but cost a significant premium.
     
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    No add on? Relay or boxes
     

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