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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. Jan 8, 2023 at 6:56 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    No. There is an H11 harness from Rallylights, you’d want to measure and custom size the length. Aftermarket projector lamps with cheap Chinese projectors are going to be far lower performing than the 2nd Gen reflectors. Even the OEM projectors on 3rd Gen can’t come close to the performance of the 2nd Gen lamps. I’d highly suggest going back to OEM assemblies for best performance.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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    To bump performance even higher, you can do the voltage booster with an AGM battery:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-northstar-agm-battery-voltage-booster-upgrade.604478/
     
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    Just ordered the harness and bulbs from headlight services! Now just need to find a deal on the oem headlights for my 06 sport
     
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    2nd this info, I have them in my 2nd gen from doing Crash&burn80's ultimate headlight mod. They do not have smoked lenses but do have tinted or smoked chrome. Hard to see the diff unless you know them well or have them side by side.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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    About to pull the trigger for my 06. Confirm these are smoked sport/pros?

    Screenshot_20230111-110425.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2023 at 11:11 PM
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    Compare to the info in the TSB link
    upload_2023-1-12_23-9-35.jpg

    It would appear your part numbers are correct for the new updated smoke assemblies. Although, pay close attention when ordering as others have posted showing that the new part number might be replaced with the old one in the fine print due to lack of availability.
     
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    Huge difference in clarity on the road now that I finally installed my new OEM headlight buckets that I purchased from Camelback Toyota here in AZ and had them shipped to my house. Just need to install some fresh bulbs and finally got my Diode Dynamic Driving Lights re-mouted and these things are insanely bright. As bright as Clearwater lights
    https://parts.camelbacktoyota.com/v...--4-0l-v6-gas/electrical--headlamp-components
    They are 216.00 Each from Here which in my opinion is a deal for OEM
     
  8. Jan 14, 2023 at 10:17 AM
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    Nice! Big improvement. Did you intentionally go with driving lights over fog lights? If so you’ll want to do the fog anytime mod to run those on the stock wiring. Driving is a high beam pattern and when you hit your high beams the OEM wiring will turn off the fog circuit, which isn’t ideal for that setup. You go with 4000k?
     
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    Yes, I would like to do the MOD that would allow me to run my high beams with my driving/fog lights on at the same time. I'll need to search that out and find how to do it. I also want to do the headlight harness upgrade. At some point I'd like a simple pull bar or add on so I can move these lights to a light bar and then purchase the Fog Beam Pattern.

    Yes, the clarity of the new OEM Toyota Headlight housings give better light output on the road, and seem brighter but I need to order and install some new bulbs since the filament on the low beam is wearing out.
    The Diode Dynamics SS3 Driving White Pro: lighting which puts out: 66,500 cd :: 665 lux :: 3,000 Measured Output lumen :: 5,796 Raw Output lumen 6,000 Kelvin Temp
    These lights are insanely bright and throw a ton of light really far down the road. I drive on some really dark roads out here in AZ. Looking back I would have probably bought the Fog Light Beam Pattern.
     
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    You do realize that you're providing all of that information to the guy who probably knows more about automotive lighting than 99.9% of the world's population right? :oops:

    Glad you like your SS3's!
     
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    It wasn't really for him per say, It was more about providing the information so he can quickly see and anyone else that wanted to see the difference in light output. Thank you, I really like the lights just need to get them aimed again and probably purchase the Fog or Combo Covers which would allow me to drive with them on more frequently with out getting flashed a lot
     
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    Fog is the only pattern with cut offs to use on the street with forward traffic. Combo is half driving, which is a high beam pattern.
     
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    Good to know
     
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    Glad I ran across this. After ordering those headlight assemblies do you feel it was worth it to get all of the hardware?

    If I'm understanding the site correctly you can get just the headlight minus the hardware for about $173.

    Edit:
    As I wrote this I noticed yours stated without sports package and indicated hardware in the diagram, the cheaper one doesn't mention the sports package and doesn't seem to indicate hardware.
     
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    I just purchased the buckets and then used my current bulbs and just plug and play. Super easy and made a massive difference
     
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    I was confused by this.
    IMG_20230115_194315.jpg
    IMG_20230115_194254.jpg
     
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