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New PIAA Website

Hey, PIAA has just updated their webpage.

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Personally, I think PIAA has gotten ricey as hell over the time, but I know a lot of you guys still like them. But then again, I don't blame them for going ricey, that's where the $$$ is.
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I don't think they are Ricey

Just some good lights
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"Super Plasma GT?"
"Plasma Ion?"
"Xtreme Force?"

That's what you call ricey... almost as bad as Weapon R's "Dragon Intake."

No doubt they make good auxilery lights & lightbulbs, but there are more superior brands out there from Germany. Also I think PIAA rips off their consumers these days. $60+US or $100+CDN for a pair of lightbulbs is outrageous. Granted they LOOK really good (I have a set myself), but quality+performance wise, they are below the standard. Their foglights are pretty up the *** too, and don't even get me started on their wiperblades.
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Pretty expensive...
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Don't flame me damn it...... [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/IMG]

Soooooo.... what are these German brands you mentioned then???
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LOL... no flame intended [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif[/IMG]

I would have to say Philips, Hella & Sylvannia... those are the companies that most auto manufacters trust, and actually make OEM parts for. They also have great brand history. But most of all, the quality of their products really show.

Philip's lightbulbs are simply amazing; they don't misadvertise like PIAA ("55W = 110W!"), but instead they really do increase the light output by honest 30%. Plus they actually last a long time... typical operation life is measured in years, not months & weeks, like most rice bulbs.

Foglamp wise, I do respect PIAA. But Hella makes foglamps that shame PIAAs--in fact, their MicroDE series are OEMs on most Audis, BMWs and Mercedes. And those cars light up the road! (Even w/out HID)

You do have to becareful shopping for them though. You don't want to get the crummy entry level models, sold in WalMart or something. You have to spend a little more for quality products. But Hella's top of the line costs no more than PIAA's entry level model, so the value is definitely there.

In fact, I encourage everyone to shop beyond our usual rice market. There are some really superior quality products out there we have been neglecting, simply because we think they're not "cool."
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Those are some interesting mods to those lights those must be new. Humm different but still way up there in the price range.

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The only Phillips i'll buy are the HID Ultinons

I think that of all the Sylvannias I've seen are crap .... mainly headlights

But Hella are good......

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IMHO PIAA sucks. [IMG]i/expressions/moon.gif[/IMG][IMG]i/expressions/moon.gif[/IMG]
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PIAA is hella bright but they suck ***....they burn out sooo fast from what I have heard but I have compaired my Eurolites to them and well my brights are as good as there lows....

Like what is with all the ghimics....ahhhh PIAA can be soo full of it sometimes....



Like wtf is that thing supposed to do....Super Plasma technology features a Super Plasma low beam and an Xtreme White high beam.

Great...who cares....no one drives with just there highbeams on...
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Their bulbs aren't the best, but their fog lights are bad *** IMO. Always imitated by other brands except a few who still have their pride. Like Catz.
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<< LOL... no flame intended [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif[/IMG]

I would have to say Philips, Hella & Sylvannia... those are the companies that most auto manufacters trust, and actually make OEM parts for. They also have great brand history. But most of all, the quality of their products really show.

Philip's lightbulbs are simply amazing; they don't misadvertise like PIAA ("55W = 110W!"), but instead they really do increase the light output by honest 30%. Plus they actually last a long time... typical operation life is measured in years, not months & weeks, like most rice bulbs.

Foglamp wise, I do respect PIAA. But Hella makes foglamps that shame PIAAs--in fact, their MicroDE series are OEMs on most Audis, BMWs and Mercedes. And those cars light up the road! (Even w/out HID)

You do have to becareful shopping for them though. You don't want to get the crummy entry level models, sold in WalMart or something. You have to spend a little more for quality products. But Hella's top of the line costs no more than PIAA's entry level model, so the value is definitely there.

In fact, I encourage everyone to shop beyond our usual rice market. There are some really superior quality products out there we have been neglecting, simply because we think they're not "cool."
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i agree, i really want the hella fogs for my car and philips hid
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