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v4shj16 Dec 15, 8:58pm - #352118 

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What are the differances btw the HID's that they have at the ecelica store. they are all pretty cheap. Are they good? which one should i get? thanks.
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RookieGTS Dec 15, 9:10pm - #352119 

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dont get MTEC, it will blow on you in 3-4 months thumbsdown
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v4shj16 Dec 15, 9:34pm - #352120 

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what should i get then, thats not that expensive?
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RicePowered Dec 15, 9:36pm - #352121 
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
dont get MTEC, it will blow on you in 3-4 months thumbsdown


that's funny because I've had mine for almost 2 years now.
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VSGTS14 Dec 15, 9:53pm - #352122 

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they aren't actually HID's
they are aftermarket bulbs just like PIAA, same quality, but cheaper
I recommend you get them, very nice and bright

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JAYD Dec 15, 9:56pm - #352123 

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Mtec thumbsdown
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Virgilson Dec 15, 10:13pm - #352124 

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Originally Posted by JAYD
Mtec thumbsup


thumbsup haha...i've had mines for a year now


we can't actually say MTEC's are a bad brand that will blow out in 3-4 months. it also depends on the installer and how the installation is done.
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Zero Dec 15, 10:52pm - #352125 

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by JAYD
Mtec thumbsup


thumbsup haha...i've had mines for a year now


we can't actually say MTEC's are a bad brand that will blow out in 3-4 months. it also depends on the installer and how the installation is done.


i second that, MTECs are great thumbsup

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PnOy2nv Dec 15, 10:56pm - #352126 

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id go with PIAA thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Dec 15, 11:10pm - #352127 

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by JAYD
Mtec thumbsup


thumbsup haha...i've had mines for a year now


we can't actually say MTEC's are a bad brand that will blow out in 3-4 months. it also depends on the installer and how the installation is done.


which applies to ANY brand of bulb

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VSGTS14 Dec 15, 11:11pm - #352128 

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Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
id go with PIAA thumbsup


because it's his first time getting bulbs it seems, MTEC is a better solution without having to pay so much thumbsdown

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v4shj16 Dec 16, 12:49am - #352129 

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alright, so i should i get MTEC????? their liek 20 bucks i dont think i can go wrong .
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RevMonster Dec 16, 12:54am - #352130 

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Go with the Mtec's.

You're going to screw up and touch or drop the first set of bulbs you put into your car anyway... like 95% of people here did. rofl

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VSGTS14 Dec 16, 1:19am - #352131 

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go with MTEC

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v4shj16 Dec 16, 5:50am - #352132 

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alright which MTEC's, they have the mtec 9005 HID, the H3 hid's , and the H7 hid's whats the difference btw the 3 , they are all the same price.
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EuRoBoYGT Dec 16, 5:52am - #352133 

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9005 are for ur brights H7 are for ur normal lights and H3 are for fog lights

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Erick Dec 16, 5:55am - #352134 

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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
9005 are for ur brights H7 are for ur normal lights and H3 are for fog lights


yup thumbsup

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TimO Dec 16, 6:27am - #352135 

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yeah man, good luck with em. just install em with rubber gloves and dont get any of your oils on the bulbs. thats what causes them to blow wave
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silverOOgts Dec 16, 6:46am - #352136 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
dont get MTEC, it will blow on you in 3-4 months thumbsdown

nice to know that just spend 50 bucks on bulbs and they will not last more than 100 days

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TimO Dec 16, 7:11am - #352137 

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^ they will last you a long time if you put them in right
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stefanoc Dec 16, 7:16am - #352138 

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if MTECs were defective, isaac wouldnt sell them here. he has them on his car for a few years now and nothings wrong. if you put them right, they will most definetely be alright. or else its either factory defect, or maybe the shipment damaged the bulbs somehow
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RookieGTS Dec 16, 7:25am - #352139 

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dude ... I installed my bulbs correctly and didnt touch the damn bulbs and was super careful. Its the bulb. And not everyone is fortunate to have there MTECS last for years.
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silverOOgts Dec 16, 8:04am - #352140 

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I had to rip off my front bumper to put my new fog lights in. I hit a raccoon a few months back and destroyed my bumper and as I found out tonight, my whole fog light assembly. With some jb weld and a backstrap from an old cd player, some self tap screws, 3 zip ties and some silicone, I made it all work again. This time using yellow Hella H3's, It looks like an IS300 is coming at you. Total time took a little over 2 hours, it was my first time tearing at the front bumper

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RookieGTS Dec 16, 8:30am - #352141 

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can we get a few pics? cool
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silverOOgts Dec 16, 8:33am - #352142 

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damn, im going to sleep now, but tomorrow night ill take them, id do it during the day but, yea, we wont see anything. I have to ship out a couple of bike parts i sold, then it should be dark enough to take them around 5 or so here.

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My Sixth Gear Dec 16, 10:16pm - #352143 
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get an HID kit, much more worth it and ur wattage will actually be less than the stock 55, and an HID kit has at least 5000+ hr lifespan and hte normal lifespan for knock off xenon bulbs is considerbly less than the stock not exactly sure on the hr lifespan but less than 1000 hrs, and u'll have a higher wattage than stock and less light output with the knockoff bulbs

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tony Dec 16, 10:22pm - #352144 

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I had MTEC on for the longest time without problem. the only reason I took them out is because i got HID's.

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v4shj16 Dec 17, 2:38am - #352145 

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How much is a HID kit. as of right now im leaning towards getting the MTECS. but should i get the high beams and the low beams or just liek the high beams.And is it hard to install? thanks.
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RookieGTS Dec 17, 2:40am - #352146 

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HID kits go from 300 and up^^^^ Just got with the whole MTEC package if you cant wait and want a nice look. You cant beat the price for what you get from the ec store for the MTEC package. Gotta love the Polargs!
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v4shj16 Dec 17, 2:42am - #352147 

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i dont see the the MTEC Package at the ec store where is it, and how much does it cost. thanks
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isaac Dec 17, 2:47am - #352148 
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tristie04 Dec 17, 2:49am - #352149 
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Originally Posted by stefanoc
if MTECs were defective, isaac wouldnt sell them here. he has them on his car for a few years now and nothings wrong. if you put them right, they will most definetely be alright. or else its either factory defect, or maybe the shipment damaged the bulbs somehow


according to some reviews about isaac on the other celica website, he doesnt seem to be a nice guy...i dunno confused

anyway, i am just gonna give my view of MTECs--->DO NOT GET THEM! i bought a set from a shop, and they sucked!
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RookieGTS Dec 17, 2:50am - #352150 

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^^^^ thank you tristie wave
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tristie04 Dec 17, 2:56am - #352151 
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
^^^^ thank you tristie wave


um...you are welcome. i am just saying the truth.
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isaac Dec 17, 2:56am - #352152 
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yeah - lets all bash isaac now rolleyes

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tristie04 Dec 17, 2:58am - #352153 
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Originally Posted by isaac
yeah - lets all bash isaac now rolleyes

dont feel bad.

i was just saying that you are a pretty horrible person according to them.
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isaac Dec 17, 3:01am - #352154 
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"according to them", i am much more than that wave

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calidrifter Dec 17, 3:07am - #352155 
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according to them? arent they the same people who can't ever agree on anything and bash noobs left and right as if they were baby seals?

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v4shj16 Dec 17, 3:21am - #352156 

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ALright, thats it , im just getting the MTEC lighthing package. How much would it cost to get them installed by the shop. or should i just do it my self
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tristie04 Dec 17, 3:23am - #352157 
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Originally Posted by v4shj16
ALright, thats it , im just getting the MTEC lighthing package. How much would it cost to get them installed by the shop. or should i just do it my self


look in your manual...follow the instruction...

it is very easy.
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RookieGTS Dec 17, 5:19am - #352158 

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hey isaac in that previous post i made about the "thank you tristie" i was referring to the MTECS isaac, not you. I have never met you in person before, so therefore I cannot judge you for who you are. All I know about you is that your an admin of ecelica who is located on so.cal who sells products on here and is a friendly guy to the fellow members. wave
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silverOOgts Dec 17, 7:55am - #352159 

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here are the pics, but they suck, why do pics always suck. Cant hardly tell that the fogs are yellow, or that i have mtecs. Hey Isaac, youve helped me on numerous things, and sent me these bulbs, I dont think you are a bad guy...
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silverOOgts Dec 17, 7:56am - #352160 

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silverOOgts Dec 17, 7:57am - #352161 

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RookieGTS Dec 17, 8:01am - #352162 

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check out mine silver thumbsup But mine are Silver Star Low beams
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RookieGTS Dec 17, 8:03am - #352163 

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silverOOgts Dec 17, 8:15am - #352164 

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those are clean, the closest to hid, what camera do you have, cause mine isnt too good. They are bright, but the color of yours is really clean

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RookieGTS Dec 17, 8:22am - #352165 

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Originally Posted by silverOOgts
those are clean, the closest to hid, what camera do you have, cause mine isnt too good. They are bright, but the color of yours is really clean


y0 thx bro!! I have a 2 year old Kodak Digi camera. Didnt use flash for these pics too. You should pick up some polargs for your clearance lights too it will look nicer. what I have wave
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My Sixth Gear Dec 17, 2:26pm - #352166 
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hids might be 300 or so, but well worth it plus u'll never ever have to replace the bulbs unless you screw something up, knock off bulbs burn out sooner and depending on install can burn out often, which means u'd have to buy new ones each time which can add up to the same amount of an hid kit or even more

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Virgilson Dec 17, 5:39pm - #352167 

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Originally Posted by silverOOgts
here are the pics, but they suck, why do pics always suck. Cant hardly tell that the fogs are yellow, or that i have mtecs. Hey Isaac, youve helped me on numerous things, and sent me these bulbs, I dont think you are a bad guy...



turn off the flash rofl
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