2014 C suspension upgrades

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by fireball, May 3, 2014.

  1. mertechperformance

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    Yaris, xD same ish. Bolts right on. Takes about 5-30 minutes to install depending upon your skill level and if you have ramps or not. Let me try and find where I bought mine as it was THE cheapest place in all of teh interwebzorxs. it can be found cheaper, trying to find the site I bought mine from a few months ago, pass along the savings 2010 Toyota Yaris TRD Rear Sway Bar #PTR11-52071 $149.99 plus shipping. Should be less than $167 total.
     
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    Will the 2011 yaris TRD sway bar work for a 2012 C? or will it require modification?
     
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    Cool - have been watching this thread and if the TRD sway bar for the Yaris will work on my 2013 Prius C then that will be a great way to get started on suspension upgrades while saving money-seems the sway bar for the 2011 Yaris is about 189$ according to the TRD website.Sweet :)
     
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    Thanks man. Appreciate the link.
     
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    No problem guys, enjoy a little extra joy in the corners.

    SGH-T889 ?
     
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    Looking at the TRD vs Cusco; the TRD bolts to the base of the shock whereas the Cusco appears to have a massive plate bolted the the spring base.

    So this leaves me wondering if the Cusco is worth twice the price.
     
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    Adds extra weight, does the same job probably just slightly better. I'm going to add either the Megan racing or Nitto able stiffener aka the bars that just go between the two bolted in spring cups.

    SGH-T889 ?
     
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    Completely different items. The sway bar would be more noticeable bit isn't really needed unless you're going to auto x this thing. The strut tower bar honestly doesn't do too much on these cars as the struts are built into the firewall bit it just stops a little bit of chassis flex. The sway bar is imo overkill and a pita to install

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    Good to know. Thanks for the education.
     
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    Lookup fwd front swaybar it's a necessary item but going too big, while stopping vehicle sway can induce understeer. No one likes understeer.

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    check the aftermarket, paricularly ebay for suspension parts for the Yaris. springs, wheels, tires, shocks. antisway bars. If you get silly there are tubos and such for the yaris from japan at reasonably prices.
    We recommend disconnecting, not removing, one side of the front sway bar or leaving it thee and installing a rear bar but that makes the C a bit stfff.
     
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    Fyi xD is also the same.

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    Have you got your bag setup yet
     
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    Nope. Waiting on my friend to get back from dubai.

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    The strut tower brace makes your Prius steering very precise and easy-input. On my Gen III, steering has become railroad-rail accurate and two-fingered thanks to the STB. I highly recommend the Cusco STB. The Tanabe STB has tuning and clearance issues, at least on the GenIII. Good luck!
     
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    The first thing I'd put on any Prius"c" would be the center mid-chassis underbrace.

    None is installed on any "c" as shown in the attached photos.
     

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    I bought that off eBay. Didn't notice a thing. Not to say I'd rather not have it but yeah.

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    Quoted from another thread on the Gen III under brace.

     
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    Different car and a horrible explanation. The crosswind sway has A LOT to do with soft, narrow, large sidewall tires mixed with soft suspension and a light weight car. Either way I bought your mid brace and would do it again. The more braces the better imo.

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