OCKEVIN'S Prius Plus Build - Tech Day

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by HAWAIIANBUILT, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. HAWAIIANBUILT

    HAWAIIANBUILT Active Member

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    HEY PRIUS CHAT FOLKS !!!

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    Had the afternoon to catch up with Kevin aka OCKEVIN here on Prius Chat !!!

    Living close by one another here in So Cal, what better environment to begin a Tech Day on his brand new Prius Plus Performance !!!

    That afternoon on January 4, 2012 we were able to install some new upgrades !!!

    01. Spec-D Tuning Full Led Smoked Taillamps
    02. Beat Sonic TVK 10 Navigation Bypass Control Module
    03. Beat Sonic Color Matched Shark Fin Antennae !!!

    Here are the pictures from that afternoon !!!

    Installation of the Spec-D Tuning Full Led Smoked Taillamps ...
    (YouTube Installation Video here: )

    The Spec-D Tuning Lamp (Left) compared with the OEM Taillamp (Right)

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    And within No Time it was installed !!!

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    With HB II

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    Then it was time to head to Beat-Sonic for the New Shark Fin Antennae and the Navi Bypass Control Module !!!

    At the Beat-Sonic HQ's ...

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    Sam did the professional installation for us !!! Thanks Sam !!!

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    Out of the box this great item was already Factory Painted !!!

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    Then it was time to install the TVK-10 Control Module !!!
    (For information on this Beat Sonic please see my thread here ...
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...panese-vip-styling-my-prius-iii-build-60.html)

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    Here's Eric and Daichi doing the professional installation !!!

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    After completion it was time to have some great food together !!!

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    Many Thanks to Kevin for allowing us to work on his New Prius Plus Performance !!!

    Many Thanks also to the great folks at Beat-Sonic USA for great products for our Prii !!! You can contact the folks at Beat-Sonic for any and all your technical questions at: BeatSonic USA.

    And for any and all of your technical questions regarding the Full Led Taillamp Product line from Spec-D Tuning, you can contact them at: SPEC-D Tuning - Wholesales for automotive car parts accessories.

    Tell them we sent ya !!!

    Happy Prius Modding Folks !!!

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    Kevin & Rodney
     
  2. ockevin

    ockevin Active Member

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    I wanted to give a special thanks to Rodney for all his help with the tail lamps, install information and general Prius knowledge.

    I would also like to thank the good guys at Beat Sonic USA for the shark fin antenna , and the navigation bypass module and installation. The navigation module is great and it allows me to input an address while moving and full access to my phone options on the factory Prius navigation unit. My wife will also like the ability to input an address while driving and I wont get lost or have to stop.
     
  3. homegameroom

    homegameroom New Member

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    Wow! Great pics! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Enjoy your mods!
     
  4. LulzChicken

    LulzChicken Prius Enthusiast

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    Excellent post
     
  5. J5A

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    Great pics Rodney!
    You guys look great, the food looks great, and Kevin your new Prius looks especially amazing! The Plus Performance is definitely drool-worthy. Congrats!
     
  6. 32kcolors

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    The smoked tails look great with the Plus rims.

    That installation video is deceiving. Prior to installing our Valenti lights, Calvin and I though the process would be a child's play judging from the video but they apparently took the video after prying off the stock taillight and didn't say anything about collapsing the white fasteners that would make the removal process 20 times easier.
     
  7. Cyberous

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    Lunch looks amazing,... so do the cars :rockon:
     
  8. HI MPG

    HI MPG Active Member

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    Thanks Rodney and Kevin for sharing. Great pictures. Those smoked tail lamps do look good on the Plus package. And thanks for tempting me again with that BeatSonic nav override.

    I agree with 32K that the installation video is very deceiving.
     
  9. Duckles McGee

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    Kevin, what % tint do you have? Also. Can you take a further back shot to capture both taillights and tint?

    Next up is to have the 3rd brake light sprayed.
     
  10. ockevin

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    The tint shade is 35% for the front two windows and 20% for the rear windows and the rear hatch.
     
  11. 32kcolors

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    Rodney, you're still sporting the half-LED taillights? You should go back to Spec-D Tuning and have them give you the full LED version as they're your sponsor.

    Kevin has a twin :)
     
  12. swaggingprius

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    Hey Kevin,

    I see that Ratuken came through with your wheel. Where and how did you score your black control panels? Are they stick on?

    Cool mods
     
  13. noweyout

    noweyout Trying to get used to it

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    I thought this said Alex Ovechkin's Prius build! Oh well. Good job on the build!
     
  14. ockevin

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    The steering side panels are stick on. I got them from Rakuten as well. I am at work and can post a link later on tonight.

    Thank you.
     
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    nice car!
     
  16. ockevin

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    Thank you for the nice comments. I am working on my next mod, it should be here at the end of next week.
     
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    are those valenti tailights replica or the oem version ones ?
     
  18. 32kcolors

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    What do you mean? Both Valenti and Spec-D Tuning make aftermarket full LED taillights. Nothing to do with OEM.
     
  19. kmkremer

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    I should be receiving my new tail lights this week. I thought the video looked really easy as well. To be clear, what specifically do I need to do with the white fasteners? Thanks in advace for the help.
     
  20. 32kcolors

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