Heads, Fogs, and Off-Road
Stage 4: 14-21 4RunnerXD-TY-4R-S4
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The Ultimate: If you’ve got deep pockets. If it’s midnight. If you want to melt every mosquito that crosses your path, that’s when it’s time to step up to the 2014-2021 4Runner Stage IV lighting setup. When the best LED headlights and fog lights aren’t enough and you need more because overkill is under-rated: trust that nobody understands better than XD. This kit is perfect for the guys for who want to spend more time behind the wheel than online figuring out what fits perfectly, works right, and performs the way we demand. Here, you get nothing but the best options for complete 4Runner LED headlights, bolt-on fog lights, paired with the industry’s best off-road options from the big boys at Baja Designs and KC Hi-Lites. We’ll curate the right stuff; you just worry about the install (and the first destination-in-the-dark to test it all out!)
Stage IV 4Runner Headlight Package: Stock sucks, we all know that. If you’ve got the halogen 4Runner headlights, even with a set of our best LED headlight bulbs, their output won’t stand up to these options. With the Morimoto XB’s or Alpharex Nova Series: You’ll have a beam pattern for the street that is wider and more evenly distributed, and the housing itself will obviously look way better with their integrated LED turn signals and daytime running lights. If you’re going for the big D package for your 4Runner, here it is.
Option one: Morimoto XB LED. Yes, they’re the most expensive but as the saying goes, you really do pay for what you get. The XB 4Runner LED headlights from Morimoto are the most OEM-like in terms of fit, finish, quality and design. Everything else on the market (even the AlphaRex) has a hint of cheesy aftermarket style, but not the case with the 4Runner headlights from Morimoto. Issues with early production are long gone, they’ve upped the ante on performance, and are now producing what we believe to be the best aftermarket headlights in the world for the 4Runner. With three true LED low beam projectors, dual bi-LED high beam projectors, the sequential LED turn signal, and the bonkers-bright LED Daytime running light – the XB LED’s are packed with basically every feature one would want in a high-performance headlight.
Option two: AlphaRex Nova Series. While newcomers to the complete headlight game, AlphaRex left Anzo, Spyder, Spec D and Recon in the dust with the Nova Series headlights. They use a total of eight miniature LED projectors to produce a low beam and high beam output that’s actually a little bit brighter in terms of overall lux than the Morimoto, but not quite as wide or well-distributed. The daytime running lights have a cool start up sequence feature that’s very “iron-man” but the optics aren’t nearly as legit as the Morimoto, so won’t appear very bright during the daytime. They’re a bit more affordable than the Morimoto lights and everybody who tries them seems to like them. Time will tell how long these bad boys last since most of AlphaRex’s lights were released within the last year alone, until then: While not as nice as the fancy Morimoto headlights - we can tell you they’re a far-better option than all the other junky options out there.
Stage IV 4Runner Fog Light Package: Here, it’s not as easy an option because we carry so many great choices for 4Runner LED fog lights, but depending on your style, budget, and brand preference – the information below should help you make the right choice on just what fogs are right for your truck. Read on!
Option one: Morimoto’s XB LED fog lights specifically designed for the 2014-2021 4Runner trucks. These things produce an amazingly wide beam pattern that is much brighter and smoother than stock. For a fog light, their beam pattern puts all of the light exactly where you want it; filling in the foreground directly on the road in front of your truck, and far off to the left and right side. They look OEM-like with the gloss black interior, simple projector lens, and clean design. These are not the brightest of the bunch, but we will caution that when it comes to fog lights, you really don’t want it to be any brighter than the dimmest part of your headlight beam in the foreground – which really makes these blend perfectly with your beam pattern. Definitely the most bang for the buck option for an all-around excellent LED fog light for the 4Runner.
Option two: Baja Designs Squadron SAE fog lights are an excellent choice as well. While often mistaken for “off road” LED pods because that’s what they look like, the SAE optics produce a wide beam pattern that’s street legal and ideal for fog lights too. These will be brighter than the Morimoto fog lights, are available with either white or yellow output (yellow for driving in poor weather conditions), but also cost a bit more, and don’t have the same OEM look that the Morimoto’s do. If you like maximum output and don’t care what they cost or how they look, Baja Designs Squadron series all day.
Option three: KC HiLites Gravity fogs are another popular choice among Toyota enthusiasts. They fit the truck perfectly, have a subtle look when off, are bomb proof reliable, and who can argue the heritage of the KC HiLites name? They offer them with a white output that will match your headlights perfectly, or yellow (our personal favorite) for those who often drive in poor weather. The yellow light penetrates through the fog, snow, rain, and dust more effectively than white light will, which tends to reflect off particles more than shine through it.
Option four: Diode Dynamics SS3 fogs. What can we say, they look like the Baja Designs Squadron SAE’s, they’re less expensive, also engineered and made in the USA, and have quite a bit of beam pattern options too. The SAE option is street legal and a great option for a true fog light, and the other beam patterns are great for guys who want to use the fog position as an off-road type light. If you like the Baja Design’s but aren’t fan boy enough to pay the big boy Baja price, the Diode SS3 is a great alternative that gives you mostly the same thing without the Baja bragging rights.
Stage IV Auxiliary Lighting Package: It’s not safe to assume that you haven’t already changed out your grille or bumper, so for that reason – we haven’t included an upgrade designed to fit the stock stuff. However, this kit does outfit your 4Runner with a LED lighting system for the Roof. You will see everything, we promise.
Roof System: The KC Hi-Lites M Rack is the best and most versatile upgrade you can bolt to the roof on your 4Runner. It’s a great upgrade because not only does it provide you with the lighting upgrade you’re after, but also comes with plenty of extra utility in the form of a beefy roof rack to hold all of your extra gear. We also like this system because you can either spec the Pro6 Pods for that classic KC round look, or a more traditional looking light bar like the C-Series. In addition to that, you have the option of extra illumination off to the sides with a 4 pack of C Series bars for true 360-degree visibility. This is an expensive kit when optioned out, leaves nothing on the table.
Catered: Yes, you can buy similar upgrades separately (and surely from other vendors too) but when you shell out the big bucks to upgrade your 14-21 4Runner with our Stage IV Lighting system, at least you know you’re getting the right stuff to make it work the first time. You also get a free hat from our friends at Baja Designs or Morimoto AND a free XTR-LP reverse light system to use your truck, which is pretty much the most badass back-up light in the world.
Lighting the way since 2001: Keep the rubber on the road and the light on the ground where it belongs guys. XenonDepot has been serving enthusiasts with the best lighting upgrades since 2001 and we’ve got the best, most knowledgeable team of car guys (and gals!) here to back it up. If you’ve got any questions on this kit or want to customize a different setup for your truck, contact us today!
LED Headlights: Morimoto XB LED or Alpharex Nova
LED Fog Lights: Morimoto, Baja Designs, KC Hites or Diode Dynamics
LED Roof System: KC Hi-Lites M-Rack
LED Light Bars: KC Pro6 Kit or 50” C-Series
LED Reverse Light: XTR LP Light Bar (free)
Wiring: All Harnesses Included
Hat: Baja Designs or Morimoto (free)
Limited Lifetime Warranty: Non-Transferrable
2014: Toyota 4Runner
2015: Toyota 4Runner
2016: Toyota 4Runner
2017: Toyota 4Runner
2018: Toyota 4Runner
2019: Toyota 4Runner
2020: Toyota 4Runner
2021: Toyota 4Runner
Morimoto Heads (Low): 5200 Lumens
Morimoto Heads (High): 10400 Lumens
Morimoto Heads (Kelvin): 5000K
AlphaRex Heads (Low): 5400 Lumens
AlphaRex Heads (High): 9800 Lumens
AlphaRex Heads (Kelvin): 6000K
Baja Squadron Fogs: 5560 Lumens (white)
Baja Squadron Fogs: 3000K or 5000K
Morimoto XB Fogs: 2400 Lumens (white)
Morimoto Xb Fogs: 5000K
Diode SS3 Fogs: 10600 Candela (white)
Diode SS3 Fogs: 3000K or 6000K
KC Hilites Fogs: 866 Lumens (white)
KC Hilites Fogs: 5000K or 3000K
Fog Beam Pattern: SAE Wide Fog
DOT/SAE Compliant: Yes (All Options)
KC Pro6 Output: 19,616 Lumens
KC C-Series Output: 27,000 Lumens
KC M Rack 360 Output: 13,500 Lumens (per side)
YES: That’s up to 72,260 lumens!