After 1 year (JDM ZVW30 project)....

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by bino, May 16, 2011.

  1. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    Here's a picture of the car when I first got it...

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    Now here's the car after a year (JDM ZVW30 project)....

    comments and suggestions ... good or bad are welcome.....

    current mods (updated April 2014):
    HKS S-Style Coilovers

    Tein Basic Coilovers
    Tanabe DF210s
    Rays 57Xtreme Velvet Carmine 18x8.5 ET45 w/ Continantel Contisport AS
    Rays 57DR Gun Blue 18x8.5 ET38 with Continental DWS 215/40/18
    Tom's TN06 18x7.5 ET38
    Work CR Kai 18x7.5 ET48
    Volk TE37 17x7.5 ET48
    Toms' Push Button shifter
    Tom's shift knob
    Tom's drop-in air filter
    Projector Type Fog Lights
    JDM LED Headlights
    JDM Headlights (Halogen)
    LED front turn signals
    Smoke Red Revier V2 LED JDM tail lights
    Generic All LED tails lights
    Smoked Revier V2 LED JDM tail lights
    Crystal Eye LED tail lights
    JDM window visors
    JDM Engine Covers
    Mitsuba Turbine horns
    JDM signal mirrors w/ carbon fiber covers and auto fold feature
    Clazzio Seat Covers
    Carbon Fiber hood by Seibon
    Carbon Fiber Foglight cover
    Red out all blue portion of the emblems
    Blacked out all blue portion of the emblems
    Front Lip Ebay Lip
    Tanabe Front Sway bar
    TRD Rear Sway bar


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    here's a pic of the lip that I ordered:

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    thanks for looking.... :)
     
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  2. macmaster05

    macmaster05 Senor Member

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    Bino I was going to PM you the other day but I guess I'll just lay it all out here:

    I honestly think you have the best looking Prius in all of PriusChat. I thought that 2 years ago with your Gen II and now once again with your Gen III. Your modifications are legit and tasteful. Your experience from modifying your Gen II shows with your Gen III. You've taken it to a whole 'nother level. More people intersted in Prius modifications should look to what you've done. I know I do. I have since I joined. So thank you. :)
     
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    I love those turn signal/LED running lights... wish I could get them!
     
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    Got to get fogs in there! Otherwise looks great.
     
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  5. Prius2725

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    Simply Amazing - Executed perfectly.

    What is the brand of that lip you are getting? Where did you order it from?

    Does the CF hood use all the stock latches/hinges? Could you post pics of what it looks like underneath?

    Thanks.
     
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  6. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    You should do a sick headlight retrofit with S2k low beams, painted shrouds and leds! Check out some of the stuff they post at HIDPlanet.com. Lightwerkz and Black Flame Customs can make you a killer headlight package. Hell, you've done everything else. lol
     
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  7. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    thanks macmaster05.... there are a lot of great looking prius here....

    the lip is just a generic brand that I found in Japan.... and yes the CF hood uses the stock latches/hinges.. just have to transfer whatever you have on the oem hood.... and also the cf hood does not make a lot of difference in terms of weight as our oem hood (I believe they are aluminum) is already pretty light... I'll try to take a picture underneath this weekend....
     
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    You know you want to do it...... ;)

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    or maybe something more subtle and blacked out?
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  9. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    @F8L... those look good.... not a fan of angle eyes... but the black out looks good....
     
  10. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Me either. :) I love the black out though.
     
  11. CHIZELD

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    :D very nice!!!!! i like the whole package especially the headlights
     
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  12. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    thanks for the comment....
     
  13. ahmeow

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    All good except the carbon fiber hood cover seems not flush to the surface. Redo it may make you car towards excellency.
     
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    nickfromny Member since 2007

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    Suprised you got the window moulding when you have the solar roof cooling systerm. I got my window moulding as a poor man's effort to cool the car and leave windows cracked open in summer. Love the look. you will need shark finn attenna when carring almost anything on a roof rack. Thule aero feet roof racks are very solid. I have used them on all types of cars/SUV's. Add Euro mud flaps, Prius side mouldings (chrome/factory), powder coat the wheels white to match. Paint or powder coat the brake calipers red. Do that before spending $thousands on new front end. I love the JDM badge in open grill now. I also love factory grill since its high enough to go over parking curbs.
     
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  15. shawnb2

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    Alvin, who's CF hood is that? Do you like the fit. Hard to tell in the pics.
     
  16. macmaster05

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    its a seibon cf hood
     
  17. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    its from seibon.... fit is pretty good....

    here are some pics (hope this shows the fit):

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  18. jialideel

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    Bino...first of all...very nice ride. Compliments on keeping it clean.

    Now, you mentioned that the Seibon hood is "not much lighter" than the stock aluminum hood. I am building a project 2011 Prius with the theme of "lightest = most efficient" in mind. Having said that, I haven't been able to find anyone (including Seibon, who I called directly) that can tell me with certainty how the CF hood compares to the stock aluminum in terms of weight. Personally, I like the look of CF, but I would only buy it if I could justify it with some weight savings...EVEN if it were only a pound or two.

    You didnt happen to weigh them for comparison, did you? :rolleyes:
     
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  19. DaYooper

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    Very nice! Is it a right hand drive? I see the gear shift knob is labeled opposite of what I would expect. Definitely would look better with fogs instead of the grey plastic blank.
     
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  20. bino

    bino JDM ZVW30

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    Nope... sorry I won't have the actual weight of the hoods for comparison.... all I could tell you is they are pretty close in terms of weight... whicH one is lighter... I'm not sure.... I only went with the CF hood for the looks and not the weight....