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AdamVIP Feb 9, 9:02pm - #395792 
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New lighting question

Im gonna buy some new low beams and fogs. I want A white low beam and a yellow fog. What brands are gonna give me the brightest lights. I dont want to convert to an hid. The three big brands seem to be piaa, nokya and mtec.
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fonz182 Feb 9, 9:09pm - #395793 

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vcel523 Feb 9, 11:02pm - #395794 

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PIAA are the brightest, Nokya's have a great color though
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AdamVIP Feb 10, 12:26am - #395795 
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Ok whats the second brightest cause piaas seem to be really expensive
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GreyStreet Feb 10, 1:06am - #395796 

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i got my nokya's from the ecelica store yesterday..awesome color!

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cycocelica Feb 10, 1:12am - #395797 

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why would you not get HIDs?? PIAAs, MTECHs, NOKYAs all burn out fast and begin to look bad after a few months. but hey...whatever works rolleyes
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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 1:45am - #395798 

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if you it to look white, then get MTEC for your lows
as for fogs, piaa yellow is nice
but keep in mind, yellow fogs are never bright unless they are full replacements

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Erick Feb 10, 2:40am - #395799 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
... piaa yellow is nice
but keep in mind, yellow fogs are never bright unless they are full replacements


what do you mean "full replacements " ?? confused

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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 2:54am - #395800 

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i mean like...new fogs, the entire housing you know?
they would be bright, but yellow never covers a lot of road

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Erick Feb 10, 2:59am - #395801 

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ahh okay gotcha thumbsup i may have to invest in a new fog assembly then if my hid fog idea doesn't go as planned

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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 3:02am - #395802 

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is there a such thing as hid fogs?

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Erick Feb 10, 3:07am - #395803 

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nope but i'm going to try it thumbsup it's been lagging..

going to put 6000k hid bulbs into the stock celica housing along with a lexus style yellow glass (like is300) insert so it'll shine yellow..

all this hoping they'll be no glare spineyes I had to bore out the h3 size on the stock housing.. now i need to align the focal point of the hid bulb like how the h3 was spineyes

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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 3:08am - #395804 

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wow that is nutz...you are going to blind people when your low beams are on with the fogs spineyes

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Erick Feb 10, 3:10am - #395805 

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I hope not frown hopefully the stock design will be able to hold the light output of hid's.. if not ehh time for a new fog housing spineyes

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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 3:12am - #395806 

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yea if all else fails, get some PIAA's in there
they will def be brighter than just putting in a PIAA bulb into stock housing

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Erick Feb 10, 3:19am - #395807 

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yeah the yellow ion piaa bulb works nice over stock thumbsup

but yeah if all else fails i'll get some piaa fog assembly thumbsup


here's the bored out fog projector happywink
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VSGTS14 Feb 10, 3:35am - #395808 

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crazygonuts spineyes smile
good luck!!

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syko_gts Feb 13, 3:32pm - #395809 

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WHAT ABOUR FOR TRD FOG HOUSING?

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Erick Feb 13, 3:41pm - #395810 

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oo yeah TRD Fog housing thumbsup though it costs a lot

but does put out yellow happywink and may take months to be shipped..

KaRacing might have it in stock happywink
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syko_gts Feb 14, 3:05pm - #395811 

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BUT IS IT WORTH IT? Someone got some knockoff ones from walmart or something for like $30. I want something functional. But then again if it gets chipped or cracked?

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celicaboy Feb 14, 4:26pm - #395812 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
why would you not get HIDs?? PIAAs, MTECHs, NOKYAs all burn out fast and begin to look bad after a few months. but hey...whatever works rolleyes


i dont understand why everybody says that the mtechs burn out fast becuase i have had mine for a couple months now and the are still working perfectly
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LiquidG Feb 14, 4:45pm - #395813 

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key words "couple of months"

I think a lot of the time people say they burn out in about six months. If you compare that to stock, that is horrible. My stock are still going and I am driving a 2000 gts.
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baas Feb 14, 9:56pm - #395814 
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Yes, the stock bulbs (in Holland OSRAM 64210l (l=longlife) last for 450 hours. The normal bulb 64210 last for 330 hours. The top bulb of OSRAM europe the Silverstar (= not the same as the silvania version) last for 135 hours. The europian Silverstar (equal rated as the Philips Vision Plus) can be compared wiht Mtec. Only the Silverstar burns at 4000k the Mtec at 4350 and the stockbulb at 3330
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