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Anonymous Sep 9, 6:06am - #270520 
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PIAA or MTEC?

Which one of these products is the best? I want to get the brightest whites out of the two but I don't know which brand carries the best stuff. Can you guys help me out with prices and Performance of the two.
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Grand-Touring-Dan Sep 9, 6:10am - #270521 
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PIAA is good. I personally prefer MTECH. I have not had problems with MTECH, and have talked to a few friends that say PIAA is too expensive and wished they went a cheaper route. Its kinda like the debate between AEM and Injen Intakes, can't really go wrong, its just preference. My 2 cents.

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Sultan Sep 9, 6:14am - #270522 

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I agree - I chose PIAA personally, however the MTECHs sound like they perform decently as well...
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EuRoBoYGT Sep 9, 6:28am - #270523 

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just get MTECH there cheaper and are probably close to the same




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that's 2 for PIAA and 2 for MTECH. The price of the lights is not going to be factor that is going to dictate which one I am going to buy. I am just looking for the best, and price doesn't matter.
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Sultan Sep 9, 6:55am - #270526 

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if price is irrelevant then get PIAA - thumbsup
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Polykarb Sep 9, 6:59am - #270527 

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Virgilson Sep 9, 7:09am - #270529 

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isaac Sep 9, 7:23am - #270530 
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT

just get MTECH there cheaper and are probably close to the same




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SmutasticGT Sep 9, 5:38pm - #270531 

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I like my PIAA's alot, but my friend bryan (polykarb) recently purchased full MTECHhs for this site and I have to say there really good, for the price and everything...however there not as bright as mine...sorry bryan grin grin j/k buddy
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Grand-Touring-Dan Sep 9, 7:54pm - #270532 
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
just get MTECH there cheaper and are probably close to the same




hey dan you haven't been on in awhile
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Had some computer promblems. Major computer problems and lots of school bullshit. I'm back though. Sorry to whore up the thread.

If money is not a problem, go PIAA. But it is also to different kinds of glow. I like the way my MTECHs look. Like I said before...its all preference. I have a feeling you will like PIAA though...just a vibe.

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RookieGTS Sep 9, 8:09pm - #270534 

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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
just get MTECH there cheaper and are probably close to the same




hey dan you haven't been on in awhile
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Pulley Kit should be at your door with Thursday or Friday's mail thumbsup
And as per our discussion, I've also included the complimentry/FREE set of MTECH LOW/H7 and MTECH HIGH/9005 in your package happywink


Damn isaac, your a cool fellow mayne! This is the kinda of site administration that I like appreciate! This is a part of why I feel so welcomed here. thumbsup
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I had PIAA's on my camry and they look great! Either one you buy bro you are not losing anything. Both are good qaulity and will not lose. Best of both! grin
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Elec-FuYu Sep 9, 8:20pm - #270536 
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btw, Piaa do have poorly light ones. those 7500K ones cant light up shit on the road ... lol

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go with MTECH
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booyaolian Sep 9, 9:33pm - #270538 
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i couldnt see shit on the road at night with my MTECH.
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SwiftCelGTS Sep 9, 9:41pm - #270540 

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PIAA...if you're tight on budget, MTECH is for you...

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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
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for $40, c'mon. rolleyes grin

Yeah, Wal-Mart is cheap. But I am really interested in some brighter lights.
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slidr Sep 9, 10:38pm - #270543 

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PIAAs cost almost as much as HID bulbs.

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hephaestus Sep 13, 3:32am - #270545 
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
i couldnt see shit on the road at night with my MTECH.

You're not the only one. Even with low lit roads by street lamps it's even harder to see the road, hence myself going down the wrong way of a one way highway. High beams were not an option there or most places. Try driving down a conjested highway while it's raining like cats and dogs. Good luck finding the road or any car in front of you and it was easier to see with the stock bulbs because I recently swithced back to stock to pass inspection. MTECH's are good sometimes and falter some other times. No need to even compare those bulbs to real HID's. I never had PIAA so I can't give an explanation on those. For the cost and look well worth it for MTECH. Just remember what you're getting into.
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beans Sep 13, 3:34am - #270546 
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Piaa is the best
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What about PIAA 1000x Platinum Series? Any good?

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Sancho Sep 13, 5:21am - #270548 

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Originally Posted by Sultan

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if price is irrelevant then get PIAA - thumbsup


MTECS are still good, but PIAA are superior. Next up from that are Phillips HIDs.

PIAA are around $86/pair. I have yet to see them get cheaper. MTECHS are $26/pair from ECELICA store.

Saving up for PIAAs, my CAI will just have to wait. spineyes

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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by Sultan
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if price is irrelevant then get PIAA - thumbsup


MTECS are still good, but PIAA are superior. Next up from that are Phillips HIDs.

PIAA are around $86/pair. I have yet to see them get cheaper. MTECHS are $26/pair from ECELICA store.

Saving up for PIAAs, my CAI will just have to wait. spineyes

EDIT: Iggy, just get the XTreme Super Whites! thumbsup

About those Phillips. Do you know where to get them or how much they cost?
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iggy Sep 13, 6:51am - #270550 
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by Sultan
^^^
if price is irrelevant then get PIAA - thumbsup


MTECS are still good, but PIAA are superior. Next up from that are Phillips HIDs.

PIAA are around $86/pair. I have yet to see them get cheaper. MTECHS are $26/pair from ECELICA store.

Saving up for PIAAs, my CAI will just have to wait. spineyes

EDIT: Iggy, just get the XTreme Super Whites! thumbsup


Where does one get the [XTreme Super Whites]? Any pics?

Thanks for the info happywink

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