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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7000 on: July 04, 2019, 03:11:00 PM »
splerdu,

Do you think I'll have better success with LEDs on a KIA Carens iv? It is a projector headlight but with conventional  H7 halogen with the normal Check cut off .

Have LEDs now, not satisfied with it. Not sure if its due to the quality of the LEDs (bought from Lazada), the light is a bit "hilaw" is what I would describe it. Maybe Keon Sondra would be better?

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7001 on: July 05, 2019, 05:37:25 PM »
Thing with replacement stuff is they might be pretty bright, but they don't seem to have the hot spot that a proper OEM setup does. It's pricey, but I'm convinced that a proper HID retrofit using OEM stuff is the only way to go.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7005 on: August 10, 2019, 05:09:14 PM »
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7006 on: August 28, 2019, 06:55:02 PM »
Need to replace a tire on the 2018 CX-5 (almost 2 years old now)

The only ones that match the size (225/55/R19) are

Hankook Optimo H426 - Drive+ (12,571/pc - 0% 3mos)
Toyo Open Country U/T - TireShakk (12,546/pc - Promo available Buy 3 get 1 Free - 0% for 6mos)

But I've been a Falken guy for years...and the closet size Drive+ has
Falken Ziex ZE950 A/S (235/40/R19) - 12.5K/pc - 0% 3mos
Falken FK510 (275/45/R19) - 16,782/pc - 0% 3mos (Which is too wide for the OEM 7j wheels.

The closet Servitek have
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 3s - 15.5K/pc (235/55/R19) - 0% 3mos or +1.8% 6mos

And the cheapest alternatives I can think of considering (yeah, big IF...)
Achilles Desert Hawk UHP (235/55/R19) - 4.3K/pc cash (Mindanao Tyre Haus)

It's just laughable to even consider Mazda Greenhills' price for a single OEM tire (Toyo A30) - 20K/pc

Haay gastos...per reviews, the Falken's are the best, followed by the Toyo Open Country U/T.  Achilles just are cheap though...very tempting.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7007 on: August 28, 2019, 08:13:11 PM »
Need to replace a tire on the 2018 CX-5 (almost 2 years old now)

The only ones that match the size (225/55/R19) are

Hankook Optimo H426 - Drive+ (12,571/pc - 0% 3mos)
Toyo Open Country U/T - TireShakk (12,546/pc - Promo available Buy 3 get 1 Free - 0% for 6mos)

But I've been a Falken guy for years...and the closet size Drive+ has
Falken Ziex ZE950 A/S (235/40/R19) - 12.5K/pc - 0% 3mos
Falken FK510 (275/45/R19) - 16,782/pc - 0% 3mos (Which is too wide for the OEM 7j wheels.

The closet Servitek have
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 3s - 15.5K/pc (235/55/R19) - 0% 3mos or +1.8% 6mos

And the cheapest alternatives I can think of considering (yeah, big IF...)
Achilles Desert Hawk UHP (235/55/R19) - 4.3K/pc cash (Mindanao Tyre Haus)

It's just laughable to even consider Mazda Greenhills' price for a single OEM tire (Toyo A30) - 20K/pc

Haay gastos...per reviews, the Falken's are the best, followed by the Toyo Open Country U/T.  Achilles just are cheap though...very tempting.


If its any concolation, Achilles are Indonesian so better than Chinese. I have used them on my old Lancer, bought in 2008. They were still on them when I sold it in 2012.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7008 on: August 29, 2019, 12:17:43 PM »
Need to replace a tire on the 2018 CX-5 (almost 2 years old now)

The only ones that match the size (225/55/R19) are

Hankook Optimo H426 - Drive+ (12,571/pc - 0% 3mos)
Toyo Open Country U/T - TireShakk (12,546/pc - Promo available Buy 3 get 1 Free - 0% for 6mos)

But I've been a Falken guy for years...and the closet size Drive+ has
Falken Ziex ZE950 A/S (235/40/R19) - 12.5K/pc - 0% 3mos
Falken FK510 (275/45/R19) - 16,782/pc - 0% 3mos (Which is too wide for the OEM 7j wheels.

The closet Servitek have
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 3s - 15.5K/pc (235/55/R19) - 0% 3mos or +1.8% 6mos

And the cheapest alternatives I can think of considering (yeah, big IF...)
Achilles Desert Hawk UHP (235/55/R19) - 4.3K/pc cash (Mindanao Tyre Haus)

It's just laughable to even consider Mazda Greenhills' price for a single OEM tire (Toyo A30) - 20K/pc

Haay gastos...per reviews, the Falken's are the best, followed by the Toyo Open Country U/T.  Achilles just are cheap though...very tempting.


Michelin has 225/55 R19 99V

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7009 on: August 29, 2019, 06:40:02 PM »
Bridgestone's 3+1 tyre promo is still going on until tomorrow.
http://bridgestonetires.com.ph/3plus1/

I believe they do have 225/55R19 on the Ecopia and Dueler lines
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7010 on: August 30, 2019, 08:58:41 PM »
I ended up with the Achilles Desert Hawk UHPs.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7011 on: August 31, 2019, 08:09:03 AM »
^Mindanao Tyehaus has the lowest price offerings I think.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7012 on: September 06, 2019, 11:56:45 PM »
splerdu,

Do you think I'll have better success with LEDs on a KIA Carens iv? It is a projector headlight but with conventional  H7 halogen with the normal Check cut off .

Have LEDs now, not satisfied with it. Not sure if its due to the quality of the LEDs (bought from Lazada), the light is a bit "hilaw" is what I would describe it. Maybe Keon Sondra would be better?

Tsikot forums has a huge thread on LEDs. Bad reviews on KS: Blinding for oncoming traffic, expensive.
https://www.tsikot.com/forums/car-lights-lamps-talk-155/led-headlight-brand-suppliers-105848/index6.html#post3092930
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7013 on: September 07, 2019, 06:11:06 AM »
splerdu,

Do you think I'll have better success with LEDs on a KIA Carens iv? It is a projector headlight but with conventional  H7 halogen with the normal Check cut off .

Have LEDs now, not satisfied with it. Not sure if its due to the quality of the LEDs (bought from Lazada), the light is a bit "hilaw" is what I would describe it. Maybe Keon Sondra would be better?

Tsikot forums has a huge thread on LEDs. Bad reviews on KS: Blinding for oncoming traffic, expensive.
https://www.tsikot.com/forums/car-lights-lamps-talk-155/led-headlight-brand-suppliers-105848/index6.html#post3092930

They are like P13k+ for a pair! Will try out that Pegasus brand.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7014 on: September 09, 2019, 11:36:49 PM »
Oof. 13k is already twice the price of Philips Xtreme Ultinons, and even the budget Ultinons are supposedly pretty good.

That Pegasus stuff seems hella cheap. Makes me wanna try it just to see what they're about (and why James Deakin has them on his page).
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7015 on: September 10, 2019, 03:47:48 AM »
Oof. 13k is already twice the price of Philips Xtreme Ultinons, and even the budget Ultinons are supposedly pretty good.

That Pegasus stuff seems hella cheap. Makes me wanna try it just to see what they're about (and why James Deakin has them on his page).

I thought JD endorsed  Keon Sondras?

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7016 on: September 10, 2019, 06:12:12 AM »
^
https://jamesdeakin.ph/blog/bright-daylight-minus-price-pegasus-lightsattack-led-headlights

Well his blog has a link to Pegasus but none to KS so \_(ツ)_/
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7017 on: September 10, 2019, 08:04:07 AM »
^
https://jamesdeakin.ph/blog/bright-daylight-minus-price-pegasus-lightsattack-led-headlights

Well his blog has a link to Pegasus but none to KS so \_(ツ)_/

I seem to remember about 2 years ago he had his Trailblazer "Sondranized" and was planning to do the same to his other cars according to his FB page.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7019 on: September 12, 2019, 09:01:11 AM »
lol 1.4M VIOS!

No way those mods are worth 50-100% the price of the car
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