Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by sph101, May 3, 2012.
Racing Discs Pop-On 15 inch - Great Scion Hubcaps
Ordered the fin..will post pics of install when it arrives.
If you look at post #25, you'[ll see I have the same racing discs. You can save at least $20 if you get them from kmjperformance at eBay - 69.99 SHIPPED. Then send me half your savings!
I should add that I had to adjust the tabs that hold the discs on and that you may experience some noise from the metal on metal flexing that is typical of this type of hubcap.
Got the discs for fathers day .My kid picked them up on e-bay.They are snap on.Fit tight no troubles yet. 65.99 at 15" Stainless Steel Racing Disc Hubcaps Wheel Covers 4 | eBay
How about staying on topic??
Anyway to get this Sharkfin antenna ship out of USA/Canada? I'm at the other side of the world.
Why not add your location to your profile, so we know where you are?
Visual Garage will ship outside the US for a total cost with postage of $87 - see their website. However, their order page product selector hasn't been updated for a while, so you'd probably have to email them directly to make sure you get the right one for your car.
Thank you for sharing! Will check them out
thanks for the pics and links. another mod to do to my C1
Already Ordered the shark fin. I will post pics of it installed when it arrives. Can't wait lol
Mission accomplished... :/
Too easy install, my 11yo kid could do it too...
So I installed my fin as per the directions and 2 days later the fin is loose on the back side. I have a call into PC Shop as I'm sure they'll take care of me but I'm frustrated with it. I'm thinking perhaps the adhesive was defective or something..
I think the the shark fin is to small for the three and four because our antenna base is larger the the one and two. I f you dont put it on just right it will come up on the back left or right, happened to me finally just took it off.
I have a Three with the sunroof, and when I installed the shark fin last year I found that its base did not conform to the front-to-back curve of the roof, which is not quite the same as on the C without the sunroof.
I couldn't get both the front and the back of the shark fin to adhere properly at the same time, so I emailed the manufacturer and they told me to send it back. They sent me a replacement with a different curve on the base and it's been fine for over a year now.
Hmm I spoke to Arthur with VG over email and he said he would mail me a thicker gasket to try and mitigate the issue that way. We shall see. I hadn't seen anybody comment on sizing issues with the 3 and 4 at least I'm not alone in this.
Do you have the sunroof, steveo?
I do not, but I do have the C3 which must have a larger base as mentioned earlier. I emailed them after seeing both yours and sph101's posts about this, because I'm thinking a thicker gasket may not resolve the problem.
Here's what Arthur just said in an email:
Yes, the antenna base sizes are larger on the latest generations, but they still use the same antenna base.
However, due to the larger size, it does require a more precise mounting to ensure it isn't physically touching any part of the antenna base underneath. The thicker adhesive gasket will give you enough room to play with to ensure proper mounting.
The larger fin is only necessary for the models with a Solar Roof, but that is due to the lack of roof space in front of the antenna and not due to the antenna base size directly.
In a nutshell I guess that means I need to pay extra careful attention to where it's mounted.. Although I made sure that before I placed it onto my roof, it didn't touch anything.. Now I'm worried about damaging my paint job from removal of the fin (it's stuck like hell in the front).
Ftl, would you mind posting a picture of your fin? Perhaps I should see if I can't purchase one like that.
Mine came from VG via the PriusChat Shop also. I think the original one would have been OK with a thicker gasket, but the added curvature on the replacement worked fine with the thin gasket.
It's tough to get a good photo with all the reflections, but this one shows the gasket line fairly well (along with a paint chip that I was surprised to see):
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