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LED bulbs or headlampassem?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by bfd300, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Sep 28, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    I bought. 19 Tundra sr5 should I go with LED bulbs. (Cheaper) or the headlight assembly?
    If bulbs which ones?

    Thanks
     
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    Do it right and get the full LED headlight assemblies. They are brighter, DOT approved, OEM Toyota parts. Adding LED bulbs isn't a great idea. They tend to cause glare and scatter light.l, both of which create unsafe driving conditions. A good set of bulbs will run 200 bucks, not worth it when you figure you can get the real deal LED headlights for 500-600.
     
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    Better halogen bulbs are your friend unless you're going to spend the money to perfect your LEDs or HIDs.
     
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    I had Hid’s on my Tacoma and liked them alot. I figured LED might be the way to go
     
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    Is there any aftermarket headlamp assemlys you guys reccomend?
     
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    Ok may I ask why?
     
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    What year Tacoma? I had them in my 2008 which had halogen reflector housings, like your tundra. And while yes they were bright, they had a ton of light scatter, horrible unsafe glare to oncoming traffic, and they shook over bumps. I removed them after about a month and threw them in the trash, couldn't even bring myself to sell them for someone else to use.
    Guys seem to have luck with spyder projectors with HID kits installed into them.

    For your money you won't find better than the OEM Toyota LEDs. Do it right the first time. I'm a cheap bastard and have zero regrets that I spent the extra cash on the right parts for the job.
     
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    My Tacoma was an 11 I never had a problem with the Hid’s
     
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    I thought I may do a temp fix with led bulbs untill I get the cash for the oem headlamps
     

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