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Upgrading my LED headlights.....

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Md_Tundra, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Md_Tundra

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    Hello there,
    I am a newer member that bought a 2014 Tundra. The Tundra came equipped with what I believe are Spyder headlights w/ an LED headlight kit. Well the passenger headlight just went out the other night and I was debating about improving to a better LED kit.

    I looked under the hood to get an idea of the current headlight kit that I am running and I noticed a part labelled "OPT7". Anyways, I must say that what I have now looked nice, but the output could be a lot better.

    Any recommendations would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  2. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    From everything I have read, the spyder headlights perform best with an HID kit installed, better than LEDs. Toytech sells a kit you should check out
     
  3. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    I just installed hikari LEDs on mine that are spyder and much better than the ones they come with
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2018 at 11:40 PM
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  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:59 AM
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    You may not like my answer, but I would switch to the 18' OEM LED headlight assemblies or do a retrofit with quality parts and little bells and whistles.

    If not those, I would just run regular halogen bulbs designed for your halogen reflectors. Otherwise you will be that guy blinding everyone.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    Is there an HID kit that would work with the 18 lights? I just got an 18 SR5 and hate the halogens so i got HID bulbs.....i don't like the pattern it gives off so a full kit is what i need
     
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  8. Jul 27, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    Go factory LED.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    I agree with Moto!

     
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  10. Jul 27, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    What you need is a full hid PROJECTOR retrofit kit not just the bulbs. There's a ton of options out there
     
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  11. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Unfortunately not one that will work properly.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2018 at 12:32 AM
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    HID kit will do the job well. you will also need to apply some silicone type sealer all around your Spyder headlight seals because they tend to allow air and moisture into the headlight casing. HIDs don't last very long around moisture and excessive air.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    MotoTundra, funny thing is that I ran across a video on Youtube and it explained the entire '18 OEM LED headlights install and I like the way they look....
    Looking now to see what they are going to run me.....$$$
     

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