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2018 LED Headlights Worth It?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Txhouse, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Oct 31, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    Txhouse

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    All,

    I am currently looking at getting a 2018 SR5 4x4 Crewmax at the end of the year and am debating on the led headlights.

    To get the LED headlights I have to get the trd off-road package which I am going to upgrade the shocks with 5100's.

    What is everyone's opinions on the new LED headlights vs upgrading the stock halogens with LED bulbs or a higher power halogen?
     
  2. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    Proper led , vs pnp led bulbs the proper LED will be brighter and better quality. Brighter halogens have a short life. Go with the 2018 biled
     
  3. Oct 31, 2017 at 9:58 AM
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    The TRD pkg may not be worth it if you are planning to upgrade the suspension any way. That is unless you just have to have the wheels. Now if it came with the BFGs that my TSS OR did then it might be. I had a dealer trade on a TRD working when I saw the TSS with the better tires so I cancelled and glad did. Dealer had ticked me off anyway. Gave me a ridiculous price for labor on TRD exhaust and would not budge one dime off his offer on my trade. Then they were whining about how I was already well below invoice when I questioned them on a customer loyalty offer they sent me. Went to another dealer and the finance guy tried to pull a fast one and add $599 to my invoice. When I asked what for he said "we charge it to all customers". I said not me.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    Don’t put HID or LED bulbs in halogen housings. If you don’t go with a truck with the factory LED’s do a proper HID or LED retrofit.
     
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  5. Nov 7, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    I have a set of retrofits on order. I put leds in my fogs and they work great but doing it the right way on headlights. If I was OP I would go with SR5 with upgrade pkg. and aftermarket on suspension and lights.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Depends what your plan is with the wheels.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    I would go with the TRD package, as you will get the lights you want and nicer wheels. I know you will upgrade the suspension, and you can sell your brand new take offs. Same thing with the wheels.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Thank you all for your suggestions, at the end of the day it will all depend on what I can afford. I would get some method nv wheels with 275/70/18 At tires if it was just the sr5 upgrade. They do not appear to be budging much off the price yet on the 2018s. I'm hoping December will be better.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Go to a few different Toyota dealers, check truecar too. I'm sure you know but Toyota doesn't knock huge chunks off MSRP like the Detroit guys. I know it's odd hearing what Dodge and Chevy guys get knocked off the price.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    Good chance it will be. I bought my last Tundra on Jan 4th of this year, and got huge savings...it was the last day of some big sales event and the dealer was trying to hit “their number”
     
  11. Nov 8, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    Curious as to why not put LED bulbs in halogen housings in HL n FL please explain
     

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