Factory housings, with LED bulbs. I can try parking further away tonight for another shot. I think I was about 10-feet in that picture. I didn't take a picture before but I checked the factory bulb on the wall and the cutoff actually seemed better with the LED.
I've been pretty happy with the SLF bulbs by Diode Dynamics. I think they are about $100 as well. Not sure if the cheapy LEDs on amazon would provide as good of a cut off (as good as it gets with reflectors anyway)
Well this is an anticlimactic result, but due to an upcoming expense of new summer tires, I cheaped out and bought a single sylvania halogen to replace the one bulb that burnt. I used rubber gloves to install this time, to avoid ruining the bulb. Hope it works out. thaks for the advice.
These Spyder headlights sucked with halogens but with HID and LED Fogs my truck has great vis at night. That sucks that you don't have fog lights OP, there's a thread to install factory fogs then get the LED bulbs. I swear that gave me so much light at night.
Negatron... just look at the lights high up on those trees
Can't believe people think just changing the bulb will give you a flat cutoff. The bulb just lights up, and the light reflects off the halogen housing. The housing is what determines where light goes, and where/if it has a cutoff.
Find it annoyingly amusing when I flash somebody's bright lights and they then flash me back with their brights. IFF their low-beam lights are bright to me in a truck, can only imagine how they appear to someone in a car. Either they have installed LEDs in their halogen housings OR there is a SEVERE issue in how their headlights are aimed. Of course, it could be cargo/bodies in trunk? IDK
I finally had my first headlight die yesterday at over 286K(miles) is a pretty good life. I think I'm going to order what came out of the truck. I stopped at napa to get something to get me by and that is all I got, for sure. First off the girl behind the register was so stoned that it her took 15 min to look up my headlight bulb. I told her the make, model, and year, then she wrote it down, and two seconds later asked me what kind of vehicle it was. Then said, a few minutes later, "that's a truck right?".... The service and whatever pos napa brand headlight she broght me sucked. I have always been very pleased with the factory lights but I can't see sh.... I mean.. nothin with these sorry lights. I'll be ordering the exact part number off of the old bulb
Sylvania HB5 9007QL
the date on the bulb that was still working is Sept 18 07. I got in a wreck and that bulb must have gotten replaced
the date on the bulb that went out was Aug 16 04.
I think sylvania might have a customer for life. lol btw I do drive at night quite a bit.
I Just joined but I’ve been here quite a lot before learning from y’all so thank you.
However, I just had a really weird issue and I had to come ask. So I just started having a really bad squeak a couple days ago from the front end. Hard turns or bumps caused it easily. Thought it was...
I bought my 06 4x4 crew last year with 120k miles on it, it had pretty noticeable time chain whine, even at idle. I took it to a local mechanic and he sounded confident in the job so I had him change out all the guides, chains, water pump. (He sourced all the parts) It was nice and quite for...
Few years back I looked into the possibility of getting a long range fuel tank for my Frontier. Found a company in Australia / California that would import a tank for me.
Well I never pursued it. Digging around today looking for spare fuel options for my 4Runner, I found this...
Seems like they're improved to the point where they're now a viable upgrade for the OEM 9007 halogen bulbs.
I've had a set of the "Katana 12000 Lumen" bulbs installed for several weeks now, and am really impressed with the beam quality.
During installation, I left one OEM bulb in place to...