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The ultimate headlight upgrade H4 (not LED or HID)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    HB Taco

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    What is the typical lifespan on these or Phillips high output bulbs?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    The Racing Visions? The older +150 = 200hrs, the new +200 = 400hrs. In my use, I got 1 year out of 200hr bulbs. Your mileage may vary depending on your use.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:27 AM
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    Okay thanks, I'm not sure if its worth it if you have to change them every year or so.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    All performance halogen bulbs have reduced lifespan. If you go with the new Racing Vision GT200+200 bulbs with a 400 hour life span, that will get about 2 years. The improved visibility at night is easily worth the inconvenience of changing the bulbs every 2 years IMO.
     
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  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    Blown Bulbs. First world problems :laugh:
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    LOL. That one doesn't have any bulbs. :)
     
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    The bulbs arrived this afternoon via USPS and are, in fact, as advertised. They were packed well, in a sturdy cardboard box, bundled together (as shown), and wrapped in packing paper.

    Less than $22 for four German-made Osram Super Bright 100/90w 2900 lumen H4 bulbs, delivered in only four days, seems like a great deal to me...

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  9. Jun 12, 2021 at 12:35 AM
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    That’s a smokin deal. I paid $22.62 for a pair off Amazon a month ago.
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Installed the Osram 200s yesterday, and my eye-crometer says they're brighter. Can't wait to see the test results
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    thanks! just ordered four of them from your link. same price.
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Thanks for the link. I’ve burned though all of the all season bulbs I bought from @crashnburn80 last fall.
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:25 PM
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    Nope. Definitely not OEM. Most likely Chinese knock off crap.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    As mentioned those are not OEM. Search by OEM part number, the numbers should be listed in the TSB linked under the 05-11 assemblies in the original post.

    Wow, that was quick!
     
  17. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    They kept blistering. I do a lot of driving at night taking my hounds hunting this fall/winter, 2-3 nights a week for 11-12 hrs
     
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  18. Jun 14, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    ordered the harness. ordered the bulbs. i'm going to restore and protect my current housing for now.
     
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    Good move! You'll be much happier.
     
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    Just remember to use a UV stable clear after restoring the plastic lens
     
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