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khmer215 Jun 9, 5:53pm - #195762 

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PIAA vs. MTEC

2 questions,

1st - Which one is better?

I paid 62 bucks for a pair of H7. Heres the prob. Which size bulb am i soppose to buy? the 9005? or the H7s. If I not mistaking, arent the size of the high beam bulbs 9005? and the low beams are H7?
I wanna know if i got the right one or not?

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vietnamese2004 Jun 9, 5:55pm - #195763 

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the projector lights are the low beams = H7
i dunno what the high beam is.
piaa will give you better lighting on the road, but MTECH will give you a nicer color
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Gen7fan Jun 9, 5:59pm - #195764 
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Color wise there very close. There are a few types of PIAA that are brighter but MTECH is just as good for half the price. So not a matter of better just different. I've had my MTECHs for just over a year now and I love them.

You have the sizes right, 9005 is the highbeam, h7 is the low.
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khmer215 Jun 9, 6:01pm - #195765 

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shit i should got the MTECHs then there a lot cheaper i could have bought the MTECH pakage from the celistore for that price... should i keep it or return them??

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slidr Jun 9, 7:34pm - #195767 

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Both are overpriced IMO.

PIAA cost almost as much as HID bulbs. Give me a break.


Just pop in some JDM bulbs, and they will last as long as PIAA or MTECH, and they only cost like $20.

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khmer215 Jun 9, 8:45pm - #195768 

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i just returned my PIAA and got MTECHs His and Los and Polarg (M7) turning lights. i have get the polarg fog lights.. they were outta stock at the time so maybe next week i'll get them. as soon as i get home from work ima install them and take some pics.

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booyaolian Jun 9, 8:53pm - #195769 
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i dont know which one is better, but one of my MTECH low beams burned out after 6 months of use.

MTEC is whiter.

PIAA has more visibility.
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RevMonster Jun 9, 8:56pm - #195770 

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I love my MTECH lows. I can't imagine a non-HID bulb having a much better "look". PIAA makes some bulbs that are slightly "brighter"... but I like the MTECH color.

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khmer215 Jun 9, 9:32pm - #195771 

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is it more blue-ish then the PIAAs? I cant wait till i get home to install them.

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hephaestus Jun 9, 10:11pm - #195772 
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I recently added the MTECH lights to my Celica. High, low, and fogs. I can't comment on PIAA. I must say I love the color of the MTECHs. It's fair to say that they are no where close to real HIDs. The MTECH lights are not any brighter than stock or don't throw out light longer than stock. (does that make sense?) Maybe a bit brighter, maybe not. Maybe less. That's just what I noticed and my wifey commented about how dark the road was one night after I installed the MTECHs. So who knows. All I can say is I do love them. It was definitely a well worth purchase. (I got them here) I wish I had done it months earlier. They are there to stay.
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RyCeCuBe Jun 10, 5:48am - #195773 

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MTEC are nice for the price! 20 bucks.brighter than stock. =]

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Sancho Jul 4, 6:11am - #195774 

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Originally Posted by RyCeCuBe
MTEC are nice for the price! 20 bucks.brighter than stock. =]


When you say stock RyCeCube, do you mean 2004s also? I think the lights I have are also halogens, because the MTECH after shots look exactly like my headlights. confused I wasn't sure if it would be worth my time to get replacement lights if my lights are already really bright.

Question: Does PIAA make HID bulbs for installation or do you have to buy the lamps? I was confused by their website. confused

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