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PIAA Group Purchase Pricing

ok, as many of you know i've been working on putting together a PIAA group purchase to hopefully lower the price a bit so everyone can get what they want for below retail. These prices may seem a bit high, but compare them to other retailers and they are quite significantly different. I advise you to shop around, and if you find a better price let me know and I'll try to work a deal through them... I shopped around to several lighting stores as well as wholesalers and these are about what I can do for pricing on such a large order. Keep in mind this is indeed a group purchase so I will not be profiting from the sale (except a small portion which is going to explorer4x4.com). On top of this you will have to pay shipping, which will be anywhere from about $3 for a set of bulb's to about $9 for the 80 Racing Series. And don't worry, these lights will be packaged well.
If anyone also wants some explorer4x4.com t-shirts (found here: Dead Link Removed) and you can save on shipping!

Lights that will fit in stock locations
These lights are guaranteed to fit in the stock fog light location, many other models will but may require some trimming.
95-current explorers
1500, 1400 under bumper on each side of license plate without bracket, drill holes and use stock fasteners (excludes limiteds)
In the standard airdam (w/o foglight) : 940, 960, 910, 959 -cutting holes in dam required (template included)
95-current Explorers (Limited)
980, 1500 under bumper on each side of license plate
91-94 Explorers
980, 1500 under bumper on each side of license plate


Bulbs
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Dead Link Removed - $25 for the pair if you're ordering the H3's to replace your fog light bulbs because that's what your manual says, please look at the bulb itself before ordering... it's been discovered that many truly are not H3's.
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on the bulbs, if you purchase 2 or more sets they will be $2 off each set. Not much of a discount but hopefully some

Lamp kits

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The 80 XT's are the big dawgs, I've got 4 sets of them myself. They are also fairly expensive, but there the brightest they make aside from H.I.D. (the driving version is 385,000 candlepower, wowee!). They are approximately 7" wide. They are a little less then 3" deep, come with white covers (see pics of my Explorer to see what I mean). A few of the people on the board that have these are myself, Ray Lobato, and Rick.

Dead Link Removed - $330 for the whole kit (two lamps, wiring harness).
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The 80 Racing Series are there biggest light, these bad boys are nearly 9 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 5 1/2" deep. They are dual-mode so they have a low-beam and a hi-beam. These don't come as a kit, you have to get two lamps and one wiring harness (as gofast pointed out earlier). For wiring harness you can either get the 22050 which will work fine or the 22150 which is designed for a higher wattage, so you could hypothetically upgrade the bulbs later if you wanted to (though I don't know why). These lamps also come with the covers. They come in driving only. I've got these on my Explorer, there big :). The $330 includes everything the kit would include (two lamps w/covers and one wiring harness)

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The 520 series, as well as the 80 XT's are one of the more popular lights. They are a standard 6 3/8" wide, 6 1/8" tall, and 2 3/8" deep. They come with the grill-style cover. These come in fog or driving, and soon to be in MSR (see piaa.com for more info). You can get them in either chrome or black (chrome is more expensive of course). These are 85 watts and aren't as powerful as the 80 XT's, but they are cheaper. Some of the people on the board that have these are myself, Ray Lobato, Gerald Jarrett, and numerous others.

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The 1500 series will fit many Explorers in their stock locations. They are a thin rectangular light and come in fog or driving. They are 2 1/4" tall and 6" wide, and 2 5/8" deep. I have these mounted in my back bumper and they make a great spread. These one's do not include light covers because if you mount them in the stock location you won't be able to use the PIAA covers. The covers are quite inexpensive though if purchased seperately.

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The 1400's are small and compact and give a great spread of light. There what Rick's using as his reverse lights. The mount about anywhere and look slick! They come in fog or driving, and hte driving version comes in black or platinum. They are 2 1/8" tall, 3 1/4" wide, and 3" deep.

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The 959's are the same dimensions as the 910's, but come in a fog light version. The 959's are SAE approved, which doesn't make them street legal, but SAE approved :).

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The 910 series will fit many of the Explorers with the round fog lights as well as those with rectangular lights with some slight cutting, you have to specify whether you will be mounting these hanging down or standing up as they are designed slightly differently for ventilation purposes. They are 4" tall, 4 3/4" wide, and 5" deep. They come in ion crystal driving and clear driving. I had them in my 98 F-150 and I was quite impressed, plus you can mount em about anywhere!

If you want a light that is a dual-mode light (fog and driving in the same lamp) you can choose from the 940's, 960's, 980's and the 90 XT's. THe 90 XT's are the big dawgs, these are the best light (aside from H.I.D.) that PIAA offers (also the most expensive). The 980's will also fit in the stock Explorer location, and the 940's and 960's may with some minor trimming.
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These are not as expensive as the 520's, but not as good either. They are about the same size, but a bit narrower, and clear instead of amber. They are the basic light, no huge frills, but still better then many of it's competitors.

Dead Link Removed - $100/set.
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They run 55 watts which can be upgraded to the 85 watt bulbs with no problem.

If you are interested, please email Matt Adams at [email protected], or by phone at 303-437-1275. Once i know what lights you want I can get you a shipping price figured up and get the process started!

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing several of lights, we can probably work out a discount.

[Edited by mattadams on 12-08-2000 at 12:37 PM]
 


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Hey Matt, Performance Products has something like that for the Explorers. It has cut outs on the sides for factory size rectangular lights and round cut outs in the middle for Hella H3, but I am sure some Piaa would fit.
 


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Originally posted by jgriffin
Hey Matt, Performance Products has something like that for the Explorers. It has cut outs on the sides for factory size rectangular lights and round cut outs in the middle for Hella H3, but I am sure some Piaa would fit.

yeah I've seen that before, basically all that is is a standard airdam with some holes cut in it... the PIAA one is like a whole different kind, and of course it's custom made for their lights, so theres no weird bolting or welding or anything you need to do, the brackets are already in there and placed perfectly for their lights. By the way, the H3 is a bulb not a lamp. By the way, did you decide not to get the 520's and 910's that you were saying you wanted earlier?
 




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130W?

Matt: whats the pricing on the 55/130 H3 bulbs? I was just browsing around and either learned or was reminded that PIAA makes both a 55=85W (Part#15455) AND a 55=130W (Part#15485 version of the H3 replacement. Are both the same price for the discount? I've checked around and the 130s seem to be $3-6 more retail wise. I'll be interested in getting these bad boys. But..you think the 130W would run much hotter..like enough to melt or cause a problem with factory lamps or if used as replacement bulbs for other brands?
 




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If we are talking about putting them in stock lights, I would use the 85w=130w. They could quite possibly melt your wiring, and you won't notice much of a difference because the wires are only receiving so many watts anyway. They would be the same price though.
 




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what

what? 85W=130W? Do you mean get the 55=85W?
I kinda agree, which is why I was asking in the first place, but I'm just wondering if they both claim a 55W draw but the only difference is the output (85/130) that shouldnt affect anything other than the temperature the bulb (and therefore the housing, lens etc) sees. Or does it really not work that way and the 55=130w puts a bigger strain on the system than the 55=85w? Gah..I just wanna use these for my driving/fog combo (just the driving) for massive bright light..and perhaps for two roof mounted ones too...would the 55=130s be ok in the PIAA 980s and 1500s (or other aftermarket lights)as driving bulb replacements?
 




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Originally posted by mattadams
flyguy, here's the explorer with the PIAA 90 XT's.
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Matt, do you know who owns that truck. I'm interested in finding out how he installed his PIAA Pro 90. I know the price is above $400.00. I'm not sure how much is the labor (though someone quoted me for over $800 installed). BTW, I sent you a check yesterday for the PIAA superwhite bulbs (9007).
 




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Originally posted by n2knee
Matt, do you know who owns that truck. I'm interested in finding out how he installed his PIAA Pro 90. I know the price is above $400.00. I'm not sure how much is the labor (though someone quoted me for over $800 installed). BTW, I sent you a check yesterday for the PIAA superwhite bulbs (9007). [/B]
That would be a user named cm. He's only posted 4 times though, and hasn't posted in quite a long time. I'm not sure how you would get ahold of him. THe install wouldn't be terribly hard, the hardest part would be trimming exactly the spot required in the bumper. Installation seriously couldn't be much easier once you get them mounted.
 




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I'd just like to thank Matt for his efforts in coordinating this group buy. Not only to get with PIAA to buy them, he collected the money, kept everyone well informed and is taking care of the shipping details as well.

Thanks Matt, hell of a job.
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[Edited by Goober on 12-22-2000 at 06:37 AM]
 




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Originally posted by Goober
I'd just like to thank Matt for his efforts in coordinating this group buy. Not only to get with PIAA to buy them, he collected the money, kept everyone well informed and is taking care of the shipping details as well.

Thanks Matt, hell of a job.
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[Edited by Goober on 12-22-2000 at 06:37 AM]

aww shucks... twerent nothin, LOL. I'm just glad to get the whole deal out of my hair, which is what I told the shipping ladies here today, LOL.
 




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Hey Matt. Thank you very very much for letting us to get these lights at a great price. I got them yesterday and took me about 30 minutes to install. For the left side, I took the battery out so I can reach to the light socket. It's pretty easy to install. Again, thanks very very much Matt!!
 




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Originally posted by '96explorereddiebauer
Hey Matt. Thank you very very much for letting us to get these lights at a great price. I got them yesterday and took me about 30 minutes to install. For the left side, I took the battery out so I can reach to the light socket. It's pretty easy to install. Again, thanks very very much Matt!!

Hey Billy, did you like that I left the price tag on there from 4-wheel parts so you could see what you WOULD'VE paid? :). Seriously, glad you like em... did you like the difference in lighting?
 




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Originally posted by mattadams
Hey Billy, did you like that I left the price tag on there from 4-wheel parts so you could see what you WOULD'VE paid? :). Seriously, glad you like em... did you like the difference in lighting?

I'm so glad!! I wouldn't pay $82.95 for a pair of these bulbs. Thank you bunches!! Yea, I really like the difference in lighting. It's a lot whiter!!! I can see more clearly. The high beam is even better!! Seems like I can see even farther now. It's great!! I just can't thank you enough for letting us do this.
 




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Glad to hear you like the lights, I hope as soon as everyone else gets theres I will hear similar responses (I just shipped out 7 boxes with bulbs only, so hopefully will be hearing more soon) :). And as always if you want to thank anyone for getting this "extra special deal", donate $5 or $10 to the site, that way everybody wins :).
 




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Hopefully everyone has received their lights by now... I did traces and it looks like everyone had gotten theres... if you ordered some and haven't gotten them yet (aside from soupbone and marvin the martian, whos lights will be going out on Monday), please let me know and I'll give you the tracking number!
 




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Took an hour last night to install the new Pro 80Xt's in the space once occupied by my Hella FF's. I guess they will provide some backup lighting once the summer hits and the roof rack appears out of hibernation. Then I will have two sets of Piaa Pro 80's, 1 set PIAA 1700X all facing forward, and my Hella FF's to cast a light in the rear. One thing I liked better about the PIAA's was, you don't have to pass the large black connector through the firewall(Hella), just a small wire connector. Oh, and the light was just a hair brighter. LOL
 




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Originally posted by Goober
Took an hour last night to install the new Pro 80Xt's in the space once occupied by my Hella FF's. I guess they will provide some backup lighting once the summer hits and the roof rack appears out of hibernation. Then I will have two sets of Piaa Pro 80's, 1 set PIAA 1700X all facing forward, and my Hella FF's to cast a light in the rear. One thing I liked better about the PIAA's was, you don't have to pass the large black connector through the firewall(Hella), just a small wire connector. Oh, and the light was just a hair brighter. LOL

ok I take it your being sarcastic about the brightness... :). Glad you liked the install, if you need more PIAA's let me know :).
 




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Yes Matt, they were very bright. I couldn't even see my headlights and 1700's when the 80's were on. It makes a huge difference going from the roof to the front of the truck too. I haven't had the other set on in a long time. I almost forgot how bright they were. Just wait til I get the other set on the rack and someone won't dim their brights. Can you say 'retinal fusion'? I knew ya could. Nah, I wouldn't do that to them.

Also, does PIAA or someone else make a multi-switch plate or a way to keep all the switches together? I hope your understanding what I'm asking.. Thanks.
 




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at this time, PIAA does not make a multi-switch bracket, I know what your talking about... I have recommended that to them before though... it'd be nice to have something that made the install look cleaner and more professional.
 




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hey, matt... got my lights yesterday. WOW!! i love these guys!! the 9007's make the factory headlights look dim in comparison!! it took me about 1.5 hrs to install the 520's due to the fact that i had to remove the old lights i had in my brush guard, but no worries. this is exactly the look/performance i was looking for with this setup. thanks for the deal! one ??, how sturdy are the lenses on the 520's? are they especially susceptible to rock chips? i would hate to break them after spending so muck money on them. also, can you get the light locks for the 520's?
 


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Originally posted by drmoore71
hey, matt... got my lights yesterday. WOW!! i love these guys!! the 9007's make the factory headlights look dim in comparison!! it took me about 1.5 hrs to install the 520's due to the fact that i had to remove the old lights i had in my brush guard, but no worries. this is exactly the look/performance i was looking for with this setup. thanks for the deal! one ??, how sturdy are the lenses on the 520's? are they especially susceptible to rock chips? i would hate to break them after spending so muck money on them. also, can you get the light locks for the 520's?

I've never broken, cracked, chipped one, etc. adn I've dragged em along the ground and smashed em into tree branches. I think if anyone could break one, I could :). As for the light locks, yes I can get them... I'll find out a price for you hopefully tomorrow.
 




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