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TRD HID's better than MTEC's #71663 Dec 21, 4:52pm Dec 21, 4:52pm
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TRD HID's better than MTEC's
i was just wondering if it would be worth getting the hid's from the dealer or saving the money for the mtec's?


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71664 Dec 21, 5:32pm Dec 21, 5:32pm
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i recommend mtecs...better deal.!


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71665 Dec 21, 7:11pm Dec 21, 7:11pm
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Aren't Mtec's just bulbs? HID's are better than bulbs any day...no matter what brand

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: PhatCellyGt] #71666 Dec 21, 7:15pm Dec 21, 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by PhatCellyGt
Aren't Mtec's just bulbs? HID's are better than bulbs any day...no matter what brand

But HID's cost a hundred times more any day...no matter what brand.

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: DaBigTickett] #71667 Dec 21, 7:24pm Dec 21, 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
Originally Posted by PhatCellyGt
Aren't Mtec's just bulbs? HID's are better than bulbs any day...no matter what brand

But HID's cost a hundred times more any day...no matter what brand.


rofl that was funny...


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71668 Dec 21, 7:47pm Dec 21, 7:47pm
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but still no one answered are they better b/c if i can just get them with the car i will.


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71669 Dec 21, 8:26pm Dec 21, 8:26pm
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arent HID's a complete system? and the mtec's just try to imitate the same effect. i'd go with the HID's if you can

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: vejita_13] #71670 Dec 21, 8:29pm Dec 21, 8:29pm

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sure HIDs are better but MTECs are good too.

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71671 Dec 21, 8:33pm Dec 21, 8:33pm
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HIDs definately..MTECs are just imitation "HID" bulbs. the bulbs are coated blue to give a "HID" look, but in actuality it just looks ricey IMO. also visibility will suck, especially at night in the rain. i say invest in the HIDs and you'll be much happier with looks/visibility..also if you decide to, get the 4100K

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71672 Dec 21, 8:34pm Dec 21, 8:34pm
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you guys are comparing apples to oranges rofl


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: isaac] #71673 Dec 21, 9:02pm Dec 21, 9:02pm

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I did some research the prices are for both highs and lows from Xenondepot.com The 4100k bulbs are 800 and the 6000k bulbs (which are illegal) cost 1039. MTECs cost 90 for highs,low, and fogs. So you make the decision.

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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71675 Dec 21, 9:27pm Dec 21, 9:27pm
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you can't really compare HID's to normal bulbs..it's either one or the other.


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's #71676 Dec 21, 10:29pm Dec 21, 10:29pm
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
I did some research the prices are for both highs and lows from Xenondepot.com The 4100k bulbs are 800 and the 6000k bulbs (which are illegal) cost 1039. MTECs cost 90 for highs,low, and fogs. So you make the decision.


what??? 4100k are $800 dollars? and 6000k's are $1,039???

BTW most stock hids are 4200k I believe..and buying aftermarket HID's are all illegal now, not specific ones.

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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
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I did some research the prices are for both highs and lows from Xenondepot.com The 4100k bulbs are 800 and the 6000k bulbs (which are illegal) cost 1039. MTECs cost 90 for highs,low, and fogs. So you make the decision.


what??? 4100k are $800 dollars? and 6000k's are $1,039???

BTW most stock hids are 4200k I believe..and buying aftermarket HID's are all illegal now, not specific ones.


I believe that some are still legal. How much did you pay for your HIDs?

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71678 Dec 21, 10:44pm Dec 21, 10:44pm
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I paid a little more than $300 for my McCullochs

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71679 Dec 21, 10:45pm Dec 21, 10:45pm
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IM sorry but there is no way in hell anyone should spend over $1000 dollars for HID's unless you are getting them from a special shop that custom makes them for your car

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71680 Dec 22, 8:06am Dec 22, 8:06am
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Well you always get what you pay for right?

I'm sure MTECs will do you fine for what you are looking for right now. Experiment a bit.
Only thing that may be bad is how they are painted blue...it does look a little 'ricey'

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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I paid a little more than $300 for my McCullochs
Did you get highs and low? What is the power rating thing i.e. 4100k 6000k?

Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71682 Dec 22, 12:14pm Dec 22, 12:14pm
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Mcculloch is for the lowbeam, it is rated at 5300K. What's the purpose of getting HID highbeam?


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: groundzero] #71683 Dec 22, 1:31pm Dec 22, 1:31pm
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so the HID's that come from the factory are 4200??


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Re: TRD HID's better than MTEC's [Re: isaac] #71684 Dec 22, 11:26pm Dec 22, 11:26pm

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Originally Posted by isaac
you guys are comparing apples to oranges rofl

exactly!

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mtec are more cheaper (prices wise) and thre awsome go for the mtecs thumbsup

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hid's give me headaches when in my Mirrors...those things are like brights going off. i don't even see how they are legal, really.

go with mtecs...save someone a trip to walgreens.

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