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Poor Mtec #201933 Jun 19, 2:52am Jun 19, 2:52am
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Poor Mtec
So I was driving around tonight when this guy in a S2K motioned for me to roll down my window... he let me know my right headlight was out. Poor MTECH only lasted for a month. Nonetheless, I know why. The right bulb was the one I nearly dropped during the install... and caught with my bare hand. They aren't kidding about not getting skin oil on the bulb. Ah well. Back to the stockie until I pickup a new one (or HID?).


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: RevMonster] #201934 Jun 19, 2:55am Jun 19, 2:55am
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shoulda beat down the driver of the S2K for bringin you that bad news. j/k grin sucks though thumbsdown

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Stephen] #201935 Jun 19, 3:37am Jun 19, 3:37am
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That really sucks. Next time wear latex gloves so you don't get any oil on the bulb or just save up & get HID.

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: v3n0m] #201936 Jun 19, 3:45am Jun 19, 3:45am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
That really sucks. Next time wear latex gloves so you don't get any oil on the bulb or just save up & get HID.


Well I'm going mod-crazy tomorrow morning at Autobach's... perhaps I'll let the CD changer wait and just order a set of HIDs.


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: RevMonster] #201937 Jun 19, 4:01am Jun 19, 4:01am
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rofl

HID > cd changer any day of the week

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: v3n0m] #201938 Jun 19, 7:45am Jun 19, 7:45am
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one of my MTECH fogs are out and ive already had to replace the lows once.


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: RevMonster] #201939 Jun 19, 7:59am Jun 19, 7:59am
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remind me next time we hookup, ill take care of you with a complimentry new set wave


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: isaac] #201940 Jun 19, 8:08am Jun 19, 8:08am
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question on MTECH's ... ok if i get the whole package.. do i have to take my bumper off to get @ my fog lights? i still have stock.. it bothers me a bit b/c i have hyperwhite everything except for fogs.. i was gonna get a set of piaa's which never happened...

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Justice] #201941 Jun 19, 8:38am Jun 19, 8:38am
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just get new MTECH's...
and be more careful!!


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Justice] #201942 Jun 19, 8:44am Jun 19, 8:44am
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Originally Posted by Justice
question on MTECH's ... ok if i get the whole package.. do i have to take my bumper off to get @ my fog lights? i still have stock.. it bothers me a bit b/c i have hyperwhite everything except for fogs..



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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: isaac] #201943 Jun 19, 8:56am Jun 19, 8:56am
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geez all that for fog lights..thanx isaac... thumbsup

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: isaac] #201944 Jun 19, 10:01am Jun 19, 10:01am
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Originally Posted by isaac
remind me next time we hookup, ill take care of you with a complimentry new set wave


Thanks Isaac thumbsup wave

I'll just pop the stockie back in until then.


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: RevMonster] #201945 Jun 19, 12:52pm Jun 19, 12:52pm
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Im really happy w/ my Sylvania Silverstars... give them a try yet?

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: falkkor] #201946 Jun 19, 12:53pm Jun 19, 12:53pm
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isaac got your back grin

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Virgilson] #201947 Jun 19, 3:09pm Jun 19, 3:09pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
isaac got your back grin


Isaac is THE MAN. grin


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: falkkor] #201948 Jun 19, 4:35pm Jun 19, 4:35pm
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Originally Posted by falkkor
Im really happy w/ my Sylvania Silverstars... give them a try yet?

had them long ago. they are not white as PIAA extreme white or MTECH...

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: RevMonster] #201949 Jun 19, 5:03pm Jun 19, 5:03pm
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by Virgilson
isaac got your back grin


Isaac is THE MAN. grin
sure is thumbsup

also putting in the fogs are so bad.. if you have small arms/hands then getting to them with just moving the wheel well plastic should be fine.. but i have to take off the bumper.. ahh well grin


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Erick] #201950 Jun 19, 6:11pm Jun 19, 6:11pm
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My MTECH's are going strong. I'm sorry for your misfortune on the bulb.

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: hephaestus] #201951 Jun 19, 8:21pm Jun 19, 8:21pm
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save up for HIDs regardless... trust me, it's worth it

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Erick] #201952 Jun 21, 7:22am Jun 21, 7:22am
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Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by RevMonster
[quote=Virgilson] isaac got your back grin


Isaac is THE MAN. grin


Isaac did the same with me. thanks again Isaac thumbsup


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: CELIBORGY] #201953 Jun 21, 10:59am Jun 21, 10:59am
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Yeah the oil is no joke, My MTECHs are over a year old still going strong.

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Gen7fan] #201954 Jun 21, 9:28pm Jun 21, 9:28pm
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I took my bumper off to change the fogs. I find it easier than reaching around blind. Next time I change my low beams I'm goign to pull the headlights. Probably take 10 minutes instead of an hour pissing around with those damn clips.

I like my MTECH's. I was going to put my MTECH foglight bulbs into my new bulbs. The swapover was going good, until I stepped on one of them. POP. DAMN! LOL oh well. Here's a pic.

Before: with MTECH lowbeams & Fogs
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After: with MTECH lowbeams & walmart fogs.
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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: robare99] #201955 Jun 21, 11:01pm Jun 21, 11:01pm
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so i guess those MTECH bulbs are really frail eh?


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Re: Poor Mtec [Re: Polykarb] #201956 Jun 21, 11:11pm Jun 21, 11:11pm
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thats the pits... i have piaas but i hate them... i want HIDs

oh yeah...Isaac ROCKS

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: cycocelica] #201957 Jun 21, 11:23pm Jun 21, 11:23pm
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if you touch them, use rubbing alch to clean it

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: robare99] #201958 Jun 22, 8:36am Jun 22, 8:36am
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Originally Posted by robare99
I took my bumper off to change the fogs. I find it easier than reaching around blind. Next time I change my low beams I'm goign to pull the headlights. Probably take 10 minutes instead of an hour pissing around with those damn clips.

I like my MTECH's. I was going to put my MTECH foglight bulbs into my new bulbs. The swapover was going good, until I stepped on one of them. POP. DAMN! LOL oh well. Here's a pic.

Before: with MTECH lowbeams & Fogs
Linked Image

After: with MTECH lowbeams & walmart fogs.
Linked Image

do you have MTECH H3s in that walmart fogs???

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: ragingpaseo] #201959 Jun 22, 7:15pm Jun 22, 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

Linked Image

do you have MTECH H3s in that walmart fogs??? [/quote]

NO I had the correct MTECH bulbs in my stock fogs in this old pic. Actually now that I think of it they were an MTECH style, but the bluish one with japanese writing all over the package. The matched really well. Now I just have the stock bulbs in the walmart fogs.

Re: Poor Mtec [Re: robare99] #201960 Jun 22, 7:35pm Jun 22, 7:35pm
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man that sucks...skin oil is something to look out for next time, my MTECHs are still shining brightly

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