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RookieGTS Dec 1, 12:58am - #339525 

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Another MTEC blown

well ill be the other person to say that my MTEC low beam has blown. My left side one is out. and I installed them right too. Never touched them with my fingers. So i need a quick fix man but decent. I was gonna go with the sylvania silverstar low beams. Those coo?? opinions pls! thx!
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RookieGTS Dec 1, 12:59am - #339526 

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and oh almost forgot, i installed these not even 3 months ago... Damn thumbsdown
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ravadude338 Dec 1, 1:00am - #339527 
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sylvania silverstar low beams i got tho fo0 thumbsup get em good SHIT thumbsup
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Rick Dec 1, 1:07am - #339528 

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Dude silverstar has way too much wattage...get PIAA man...the blue crystal stuff that looks Really good
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RookieGTS Dec 1, 1:13am - #339529 

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blue crystal?? got a pic bro??? But silver starts are not that expensive.. arent they like 24 a piece?
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RookieGTS Dec 1, 1:31am - #339530 

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Originally Posted by Rick
Dude silverstar has way too much wattage...get PIAA man...the blue crystal stuff that looks Really good


dude the sylvania has 55 watts. just like stock foo
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Polykarb Dec 1, 1:43am - #339531 

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piaa's last 4ever, my bro jeff has'em and they are hot! I piss on MTEC!

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RookieGTS Dec 1, 1:53am - #339532 

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yeah but PIAA is hella expensive... Don't have 85 to spend on some damn head lights..
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hombredelassrtas Dec 1, 1:56am - #339533 

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ia m a piaa man. i have piaa all around. except hid lows. They will run you a bit but look amazing. if you have the cash check on ebay, they have piaa spark blues. the fogs cost 80 so i dont knwo how much lows cost. someone on here has them, look exaclt like hids, no joke. i am planning on getting piaa spark blue fogs.

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Doppelganger Dec 1, 4:26am - #339534 

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For the price difference, I'd find some on eBay that are the color temperature you want, the right wattage, and from a reputable seller.

I recently bought these for $8 total:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7932472754&category=33710

I doubt PIAA's last 10X as long, so I can't see paying 10X as much for them.
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hombredelassrtas Dec 1, 4:45am - #339535 

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yea for lows you can prettymuch get any company and they will look good. unfortunaly for foglights reg apc's or random non name brands dont look good. differnt bulb type. i hear mtecs look good btu i hear the blow out allot. thats the reson i suggested piaa. this weekend i got osme h3 zenon apcs and i put them in, looked exaclty liek stock. was alittle pissed. stock builbs even have alittel blue tint on them. I had a random cheap brank on my jeep wrangler for the lows and they lasted 2 years, looked awsome white blue. never had a problem.

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RookieGTS Dec 1, 5:33am - #339536 

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good deal...
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Chelica815 Dec 1, 5:37am - #339537 
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Hmm...I guess my MTEC setup is out of the question now.

What's up with that Ebay one, that's cheap!! I like..eheh

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Polykarb Dec 1, 5:43am - #339538 

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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Hmm...I guess my MTEC setup is out of the question now.

What's up with that Ebay one, that's cheap!! I like..eheh


yo man you get what you pay for...

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hombredelassrtas Dec 1, 5:46am - #339539 

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i had ebay ones on my jeep and lasted 2 years. prob woudl last longer but i traded int he jeep.

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Virgilson Dec 1, 6:01am - #339540 

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Originally Posted by Doppelganger
For the price difference, I'd find some on eBay that are the color temperature you want, the right wattage, and from a reputable seller.

I recently bought these for $8 total:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7932472754&category=33710

I doubt PIAA's last 10X as long, so I can't see paying 10X as much for them.


damn those are some nice bulbs...hows it holding up...

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isaac Dec 1, 6:12am - #339541 
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Hmm...I guess my MTEC setup is out of the question now.

What's up with that Ebay one, that's cheap!! I like..eheh


yo man you get what you pay for...


wow - it's interesting that since we've FLOODED the market with mtec, only a small handful of people are complaining...

Im still running on my MTEC that had been installed over a year ago - not a single problem tongue

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fonz182 Dec 1, 6:14am - #339542 

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im gonna get silverstars. PIAAs are way too expensive. for highbeams im gonna get eurodesign because high beam arent used that much anyway
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ragingpaseo Dec 1, 6:14am - #339543 
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sylvania silverstar are dim as hell. it's not bright as mtec, us ver. of piaa extreme white +, and nothing on extreme force... thumbsdown walmart started to carry some ge nighthawk, haven't tried them, but it's only $28...worth a shot...
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fonz182 Dec 1, 6:51am - #339544 

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white light isnt good for rain. silverstars have more amber in them.
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RookieGTS Dec 1, 7:17am - #339545 

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any more opinions??
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stefanoc Dec 1, 8:09am - #339546 

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piaa spark blues, or just go with 4300K HID kit. they will last you forever, it costs 300$, it lights the whole planet in front of you like no other like will. you get wut you pay for, but HID isnt only visibility mod, but it takes ur car to a new level. i get nothing but good compliments from ppl for my HIDs, they say it makes the car look way meaner, sexier and way more expensive. plus you cant beat its nice shining color, visibility and perfect cuts that will float with the motion. save some money, spend 300$ on HID kit, install it urself(very easy) and ull be happy!
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morris Dec 1, 8:42am - #339547 
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I must say that my Mtech H7 blow the fuse! They light for a fraction of a second, then... boom! blew fuse wtf

No problem with the Mtec 9005 ... [color:"gray"]yet[/color]
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Chelica815 Dec 1, 9:17am - #339548 
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I just want something better than my ugly piss colored light...

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jonnyess Dec 1, 11:42am - #339549 

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I have MTECs all around. My low beam MTECS lasted about 10 weeks, all of a sudden I'm smelling plastic burning...I check my lights and the H7s decided to fry out both of my wire harnesses! My right headlight was just starting to brown on the inside as well - not too bad. I installed these myself without any problems, all clips attached securely etc.

I'm waiting for my mechanic to get new harnesses so he can splice together. I'm going to have the stock low-beam bulbs put back in...simply cannot have this happen again!
SUCKS!!! confused

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JAYD Dec 1, 12:50pm - #339550 

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MTECS = thumbsdown
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Doppelganger Dec 1, 12:54pm - #339551 

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Quote:
walmart started to carry some ge nighthawk, haven't tried them, but it's only $28...worth a shot...


I'm pretty sure the GE Nightwawk bulbs are designed to be brighter than normal, but I don't think they are a higher color temperature than normal, so they will still look a bit yellowish, not pure white or bluish tint, if that's what you're looking for.
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Live42day Dec 1, 4:09pm - #339552 

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I've had my mtecs that I bought from here for 5 months now and no problems yet...**knocks on wood** smile

I have a pair of silverstars for sale if anyone wants them.
$22 shipped.

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DaBigTickett Dec 1, 7:07pm - #339553 

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ive had 2 mtec's blown in about 10months, both on the passenger side headlight. but i love how the look.
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RookieGTS Dec 2, 1:14am - #339554 

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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by Polykarb
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Hmm...I guess my MTEC setup is out of the question now.

What's up with that Ebay one, that's cheap!! I like..eheh


yo man you get what you pay for...


wow - it's interesting that since we've FLOODED the market with mtec, only a small handful of people are complaining...

Im still running on my MTEC that had been installed over a year ago - not a single problem tongue


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SilverGT Dec 2, 1:23am - #339555 
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i just got changed to silverstars right now since my hiper industry bulbs were going really really dim. they were really nice color (blue/white) looked almost identical to my friends s2000 hids, but of course i couldnt see anything while driving. well i changed to silverstars, and all i have to say is that they look just like stock for some reason too me. i have silverstart high beams too, the high beams actually have a little purple in them, but they are pretty bright. im satisfied with the highs, but the low beams are almost identical to stock. i need to go hid. someone should get yellow bulbs in their low beams and tell us how it is
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ridecelica Feb 17, 12:39am - #339556 

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ive got the silvania silverstasr low beams and high beams i think there great and look pretty good i get a lot of looks. or maybe its cause im so ^&#@ ugly !lol
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drkramm Feb 17, 12:45am - #339557 
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i had silver star low beams and liked them now i have a 8kk hid kit and its amazing

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BaTMaN_4 Feb 17, 1:47am - #339558 

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I same thing happened to me a while back...i was going to go with one MTEC and one Silvania Silverstar but man...the silverstar looked yellow compared to the MTEC...if you want i can go take a pic of my car with the Silvannias right now?
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Zero Feb 17, 2:49am - #339559 

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^^^do it. i've never seen silvanias before

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BaTMaN_4 Feb 17, 5:00am - #339560 

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Aight well i got some pics...the Silverstars seem a but bluer than with the naked eye confused
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BaTMaN_4 Feb 17, 5:01am - #339561 

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2 and final..again with the naked eye they dont look that blue
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XxMerlinxX Feb 17, 3:58pm - #339562 
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Those low beams look bluer than the fogs, different bulbs?

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ravertony Feb 17, 5:11pm - #339563 
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i have Nokya low beams got them from a local shop, beatiful color and still going.. dont get me wrong my mtec fogs and high beams have been working fine for a long time, but its just the low beams i didnt want to deal with anymore. smile
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