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Jun 19, 2:52am - #201933 
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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Jun 19, 2:55am - #201934 
shoulda beat down the driver of the S2K for bringin you that bad news. j/k grin sucks though thumbsdown

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

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Jun 19, 3:45am - #201936 
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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Jun 19, 4:01am - #201937 
rofl

HID > cd changer any day of the week

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Jun 19, 7:45am - #201938 
one of my MTECH fogs are out and ive already had to replace the lows once.


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Jun 19, 7:59am - #201939 
remind me next time we hookup, ill take care of you with a complimentry new set wave


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Jun 19, 8:08am - #201940 
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...

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Jun 19, 8:38am - #201941 
just get new MTECH's...
and be more careful!!


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Jun 19, 8:44am - #201942 
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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Jun 19, 8:56am - #201943 
geez all that for fog lights..thanx isaac... thumbsup

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Jun 19, 10:01am - #201944 
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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Jun 19, 12:52pm - #201945 
Im really happy w/ my Sylvania Silverstars... give them a try yet?

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Jun 19, 12:53pm - #201946 
isaac got your back grin

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Jun 19, 3:09pm - #201947 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
isaac got your back grin


Isaac is THE MAN. grin


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Jun 19, 4:35pm - #201948 
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...

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Jun 19, 5:03pm - #201949 
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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Jun 19, 6:11pm - #201950 
My MTECH's are going strong. I'm sorry for your misfortune on the bulb.

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Jun 19, 8:21pm - #201951 
save up for HIDs regardless... trust me, it's worth it

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Jun 21, 7:22am - #201952 
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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Jun 21, 10:59am - #201953 
Yeah the oil is no joke, My MTECHs are over a year old still going strong.

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Jun 21, 9:28pm - #201954 
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.

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After: with MTECH lowbeams & walmart fogs.
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Jun 21, 11:01pm - #201955 
so i guess those MTECH bulbs are really frail eh?


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Jun 21, 11:11pm - #201956 
thats the pits... i have piaas but i hate them... i want HIDs

oh yeah...Isaac ROCKS

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Jun 21, 11:23pm - #201957 
if you touch them, use rubbing alch to clean it

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Jun 22, 8:36am - #201958 
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
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After: with MTECH lowbeams & walmart fogs.
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do you have MTECH H3s in that walmart fogs???

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Jun 22, 7:15pm - #201959 
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

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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.

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

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