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Dec 21, 4:52pm - #71663 
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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Dec 21, 5:32pm - #71664 
i recommend mtecs...better deal.!


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

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Dec 21, 7:15pm - #71666 
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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Dec 21, 7:24pm - #71667 
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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Dec 21, 7:47pm - #71668 
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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Dec 21, 8:26pm - #71669 
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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Dec 21, 8:29pm - #71670 
sure HIDs are better but MTECs are good too.

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Dec 21, 8:33pm - #71671 
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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Dec 21, 8:34pm - #71672 
you guys are comparing apples to oranges rofl


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Dec 21, 9:02pm - #71673 
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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Dec 21, 9:27pm - #71675 
you can't really compare HID's to normal bulbs..it's either one or the other.


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Dec 21, 10:29pm - #71676 
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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Dec 21, 10:36pm - #71677 
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?

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Dec 21, 10:44pm - #71678 
I paid a little more than $300 for my McCullochs

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Dec 21, 10:45pm - #71679 
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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Dec 22, 8:06am - #71680 
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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Dec 22, 8:44am - #71681 
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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Dec 22, 12:14pm - #71682 
Mcculloch is for the lowbeam, it is rated at 5300K. What's the purpose of getting HID highbeam?


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Dec 22, 1:31pm - #71683 
so the HID's that come from the factory are 4200??


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Dec 22, 11:26pm - #71684 
Originally Posted by isaac
you guys are comparing apples to oranges rofl

exactly!

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Dec 23, 12:02am - #71685 
mtec are more cheaper (prices wise) and thre awsome go for the mtecs thumbsup

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Dec 23, 5:24am - #71686 
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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