I have found three options so far. What to do. Did I miss anything?
- Cheapest and easiest. Replace the halogen bulbs with a HID kit. I have used vvme.com in the past and their HID lights work fine. Startup time is a few seconds but livable.
- I personally like the 5000K color. It warms up blue then turns almost pure white, but it still has a hint of blue. It is bright but looks stock, euro'ish. We have 6000K in our van and they are too blue for me.
- H11 Digital Slim Balast - $38.99 for low beams
- 9005 Digital Slim Balast - $38.99 for high beams (optional)
- When I did the high beams on our Trailblazer, we spliced the low beams to the high beams so the low beams never turned off to avoid the startup time switching between low and high beams
- 9145 Fog Light - DDM Tuning (VVME doesn't have this size) - $40
- From experience, doing all three lights is a lot of ballasts to mount and extra wiring. We found that we rarely use our highs after HID's are installed, so I may leave the factory high's alone.
- Next cheapest, replacement headlamps. The Spyder headlamps with CFFL LED Angel eyes look pretty cool. Not sure if I would like them better or not.
- $350 and I assume these are headlamp's only so another $80 or $120 for HID kits from above.
- Spyder Auto | Toyota Tundra 07-12 / Toyota Sequoia 08-12 CCFL LED ( Replaceable LEDs ) Projector Headlights - Black
- Hard to say if the output would be better or worse than putting HID bulbs into the stock headlamps.
- But get angel eyes
- Most expensive, do the lightwerkz LS460 retrofit.
- Chuck’s Toyota Sequoia – LS460 Conversion | HID Projector Headlight Retrofit for Subaru, Honda, BMW, Scion and More | LightWerkz.net
- Best HID output and best true HID color. You can't match the projector color with a 5000K HID kit.
- No Angel Eyes
- From a distance, it looks nothing different than stock, although for that matter, I am not sure the Spyder will look better or worse during daytime.