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2018 led headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fisherman951, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Nov 14, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    fisherman951

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    So question for you guys with these lights. Ur paying

    287x2=574
    Plug and play harness= 200
    Motor control=35

    So basically around 800 and thats not including shipping. Are they worth it? Why not a retrofit LED?
     
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  2. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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    I don't have them. But my opinion, not worth it.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    SuperSilverTundra

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    imo I couldn't be happier I love the new look and how bright the leds are
     
  4. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    I think they are worth it. You are getting oem sealed units which will outlast any retro. Retro will outshine it with light output but not in longevity. So it’s up to you what you want. If you want the brightest output per dollar get a retro. If you want oem quality units then oem!

    I got oem and don’t regret it.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    am i pretty accurate on the price points tho?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    The $200 Includes the Motocontrol. But yeah your pretty close after all is said and done.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    Wait for Black Friday and I’m sure you’ll save some money. @Roman will have a bf sale I’m sure.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM
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    yea that is what im going to do. I was kind of disappointed int the @bajadesigns sales tho lol so wondering what @Roman has up his sleeve
     
  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    I think that is great advice.

    With that said I did my Retro myself and I don't regret it. At that time no one had any idea that the 2018 headlights would be LED.

    If I were to make the decision right now I'm not sure what I would do, I think I would be happy either way.

    I like the look and performance of the Retro, but I also really like the reliability of OEM LEDs. I haven't had any issues with my retro yet, but I know they can't be as reliable as the OEM LEDs.
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    Just do it!
    Worth it alone for the drl strips!
    9B4EC367-AC11-4DC9-882E-ACDBA7C4C146.jpg
     
  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    On my.list for black friday :) ordering fogs also and i think i might as well copy ur raptor lights. @BlueBottle
     
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    That is truckporn right there...
     
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    My retros are coming with new led projectors so might be better then the new Toyota lights being I don’t think they are in a projector housing
     
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  14. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    Are the fogs different on an 18?
     
  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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    Yes, LED to match the new LED headlights. Here is what they look like. Have to do the anytime fog mod now to run them with just the DRL.

    603BDCFD-C453-4720-8542-6F0B21F2214C.jpg
     
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    I have both the OEM LED and fog replacement and love em!! the motor control feature is sweet! When you're pulling a trailer and still want to daylight the road and not the oncoming traffic's face holes it's a must:quickdraw:
     
  17. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    I just ordered my 2018 LED Headlights from my local Toyota dealer for $650. I'm gonna order my harness from @iHacker.
     
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    Do it!!
     
  19. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    Sunnier

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    @BlueBottle, can you share the part number for those orange lights in your grill; they look great! And do they look orange in person, or just in this pic?
     
  20. Nov 14, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    Might be calling the dealer on those fogs lol tomorrow morning
     
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    Man that looks awesome! So both LED strips replace the Amber DRLs? Any chance seeing from in cab view highs n lows in dark road??? What about the dogs you have em set up anytime fog MOD?
     
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    For those who are looking for a wiring harness for the 2018 LED headlights, I highly recommend IHacker’s harness. IMHO his harness quality is the best that I have seen on this site after researching all the different harnesses for my headlights. Everything is crimped and soldered perfectly. I’m usually OCD on quality but I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with his harness. His harness will dim the DRL with when headlights are on and fully bright when they’re off just like how the factory headlight operate. I paid $175 for my SR5 harness shipped. I didn’t have to splice any of the factory wiring as he provides a male pin to connect to the factory pin. The thing I like best about iHacker is that he quickly responds to PMs and answer all of my questions and concerns before and after the purchase. Totally happy with my purchase.
     
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    I will move in that direction. I think Leo's harness doesn't dim the DRL.
     
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    I feel violated.. now i know how women feel!
     
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    It’s pretty close but the side markers aren’t as bright. You can kinda see it here
    E5B61C05-7A25-4195-AE51-7B768769621A.jpg
     
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