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LED Lights VS Colormatched Accessories

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by [DELETED], Mar 11, 2018.

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2018 TRD LED vs. 2019 TRDPro Grill, Colormatched

  1. 2018 TRD LED Upgrade w/ BD Fogs

  2. 2019 TRDPro Grill Mirrors & Handles, Colormatched

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  1. Mar 11, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    Either way, it's gunna be about a grand, methinks. I'm having a hard time deciding.

    What say you?

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    You can see I've added the chrome mirror caps and handles, in the meantime. I like that it stands out less than the black, and ties in with the badging. I do still feel the color matched would be a further upgrade, especially with the Colormatched Grill.

    But, that's all aesthetic. Lights are functional. There's a part of me that says form follows function. And, on this truck, the chrome ain't so bad.

    You can see why the collective wisdom of this forum is necessary here.
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Function over form....the chrome looks pretty good on your truck especially with the wheels. I normally don't like chrome, but the chrome on my Cement is growing on me as well. Of the two options go with the LEDs.
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Color match IMO
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    BlueBottle

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    Lights are a safety thing. Safety first :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Mountun Goat

    Mountun Goat It’s grazing season

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    If your lights are currently not performing to your liking do that first. If they work go color matched imo:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Mar 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    fisherman951

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    Lights with BD fogs looks BA

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  8. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    I voted BD fogs. I am trying to find the pictures now so I can see if I want to jump on that group buy and just stick those lights in my fog pockets for now and just save up to get either the xl80's or another set of squadron pros for the a pillars since I would already have the brackets, harness and switch.
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    lex2go

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    +1 for LED lights!
     
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  10. Mar 11, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    I didnt like the way my original post read. So I am re-phrasing.. I am never that curt.

    I like the whiteness of LED's I have installed many on my truck (but not the headlights).

    I think it is a stretch to say the LED's are simply safer than the halogens. I have been blinded so many times by LED or HID headlights with bad beam patterns (some are BAAAAD), that I decided not to do the LED upgrade myself. I replace my stock halogens with some that were brighter, but they still have the desired beam pattern. I might change my mind.. but for $30 I am happy with the boost I got for now and I dont feel like I am impacting other drivers. ( I live in the country where there is not a lot of ambient light at night)

    Those super white and bluish LED headlights can be a real problem for other drivers. If you go the LED route, please be careful of the beam patterns.
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    Kwikfish

    Kwikfish Get your poop in a group!

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    I went led headlights and fogs and color matched pro grille, for me its a no brainer as i like more visibility and im anti-shiney stuff lol
     
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  12. Mar 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    I have oem 18 led headlights. They don’t blind. No glare. I don’t like that stuff too.
     
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  13. Mar 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Do both...Just pick one, then do the other later. The mod bug bite is not that bad... it just requires scratching ever so often.

    I started with the grill, then wrapped the bulge and mirror caps. This past week I wrapped the front end caps and door handles, and installed some BD Squadrons. Here's some before and afters.

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  14. Mar 11, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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