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Old 01-12-2021, 10:20 AM #1
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Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Fog Light

Anyone here get these sets for their rig? I just received mine and have yet to install it. Just wondering if you had any issue re-aiming the lights? The brackets that came with it doesn't seem to give much play to adjust up or down.
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Anyone here get these sets for their rig? I just received mine and have yet to install it. Just wondering if you had any issue re-aiming the lights? The brackets that came with it doesn't seem to give much play to adjust up or down.
Have them on mine. The Pro model. I suggest angling them down in the housing prior to install. These things are bright, so don't be worried about angling them down too much. Love mine and I think you'll be very happy with yours.
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fog lights. not sure how much aiming you need. usually just down a bit..
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Installed mine a few weeks ago in about 15min. Easy peasy.
Actually had to adjust mine up a bit. So far no one is flashing me yet.
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OK. Sounds like I have nothing to worry then. Comparing to stock, there was a lot more play on those, allowing more room for adjustment.

Glad to hear about the good experiences. I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago, but was told they were on backordered for quite a bit. To my surprise, they showed up within a week of ordering them.
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Installed mine a few weeks ago in about 15min. Easy peasy.
Actually had to adjust mine up a bit. So far no one is flashing me yet.
have the pros on mine. adjusted mine up a bit and have only had one car flash me over the last several months
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If you do them one at a time like I did, try to have it lined up with factory bulb and housing on the other side. I believe that mine are almost all the way angled down.
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OK. Sounds like I have nothing to worry then. Comparing to stock, there was a lot more play on those, allowing more room for adjustment.

Glad to hear about the good experiences. I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago, but was told they were on backordered for quite a bit. To my surprise, they showed up within a week of ordering them.
Tis true. I ordered from HotShot Offroad on Tacoma World Forum and had to wait a bit. Same for DD chase lights/pods.
They are pretty popular right now
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Do these SS3s work on 2021 T4Rs? DD's website has em listed 10-20MYs only
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I have the Amber Sports and like them a lot. Not too bright. Good for daily driving.

They are easy to aim by pushing on the top or bottom of the housing wiht a little force.
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Just installed the SS3 Max fogs on my bumper.
Made a quick video out of it here if you want to watch it.
But here are the main screenshots out of it.

Headlights only


Headlight and SS3


Baja Designs Squadron Sports


Headlights, Baja Designs, and Diode Dynamics SS3 Max all on.



SS3 Only


Headlight only


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I still have the SAE fog PRO's in yellow from my 4Runner, they don't fit in my new vehicle sadly, so they are available if anyone is looking, they were in my 4Runner for about 6 months, like new condition.

I loved them when I was using them, amazing output, lights the ditches up like daytime, which was great for watching for wildlife while in rural areas.
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Just installed the SS3 Max fogs on my bumper.
Made a quick video out of it here if you want to watch it.
But here are the main screenshots out of it.

Headlights only


Headlight and SS3


Baja Designs Squadron Sports


Headlights, Baja Designs, and Diode Dynamics SS3 Max all on.



SS3 Only


Headlight only


SS3 only
Impressive! Based on extensive personal experience with the SS3 Pro and Max Fog models though, I'd suggest that you might be a tad high with your current aim. You've got a pretty sizable dead zone immediately in front of the truck that a properly aimed fog beam should fill.
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Impressive! Based on extensive personal experience with the SS3 Pro and Max Fog models though, I'd suggest that you might be a tad high with your current aim. You've got a pretty sizable dead zone immediately in front of the truck that a properly aimed fog beam should fill.
Thanks! They are a bit high aren't they? But they're on top of my bumper above the stock fog light housing. I played with them the other night and if I aim them lower, it's just a straight horizontal beam on the ground and no light spread on the ground. Kind of looking for a middle ground situation at the moment.
The good thing is my Baja Designs takes care of that dead zone behind the SS3's.


I possibly intended to change the SS3 lens to their driving/combo lens to see further on those foggy nights in the future. Or the Baja's to a spot lens (they're recessed into the bumper anyway and I feel like I'm not getting the potential wideness). But I'd like to see how they perform in the rain and fog as is right now.
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Thanks! They are a bit high aren't they? But they're on top of my bumper above the stock fog light housing. I played with them the other night and if I aim them lower, it's just a straight horizontal beam on the ground and no light spread on the ground. Kind of looking for a middle ground situation at the moment.
The good thing is my Baja Designs takes care of that dead zone behind the SS3's.


I possibly intended to change the SS3 lens to their driving/combo lens to see further on those foggy nights in the future. Or the Baja's to a spot lens (they're recessed into the bumper anyway and I feel like I'm not getting the potential wideness). But I'd like to see how they perform in the rain and fog as is right now.
Theoretically speaking, fog pattern lights should be mounted as low as possible. As you've already discovered, mounting them higher makes correct aiming next to impossible.

Driving pattern lights can be mounted higher with fewer ill effects. I might recommend just swapping the BD lights to the higher positions and the DD lights to the lower ones to get the maximum effect. You will lose some width on the fog pattern though because of the recessed mounting.

Remember also that the DD SS3's have a completely road legal beam pattern, but the BD Squadrons do not.
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