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groundzero Dec 21, 11:52pm - #71663 
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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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qbanprepster21 Dec 22, 12:32am - #71664 
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i recommend mtecs...better deal.!

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PhatCellyGt Dec 22, 2:11am - #71665 
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Aren't Mtec's just bulbs? HID's are better than bulbs any day...no matter what brand
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DaBigTickett Dec 22, 2:15am - #71666 

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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.
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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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groundzero Dec 22, 2:47am - #71668 
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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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vejita_13 Dec 22, 3:26am - #71669 

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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

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sure HIDs are better but MTECs are good too.
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fusi0n Dec 22, 3:33am - #71671 
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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
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isaac Dec 22, 3:34am - #71672 
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you guys are comparing apples to oranges rofl

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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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you can't really compare HID's to normal bulbs..it's either one or the other.

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CelicaPrincess Dec 22, 5:29am - #71676 
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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
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.


I believe that some are still legal. How much did you pay for your HIDs?
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CelicaPrincess Dec 22, 5:44am - #71678 
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I paid a little more than $300 for my McCullochs
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CelicaPrincess Dec 22, 5:45am - #71679 
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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
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Celica22 Dec 22, 3:06pm - #71680 
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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?
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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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groundzero Dec 22, 8:31pm - #71683 
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so the HID's that come from the factory are 4200??

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

exactly!
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LinkTallica Dec 23, 7:02am - #71685 

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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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