A List of Prius Mods for the Website

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by TonyPSchaefer, May 7, 2007.

  1. kazots

    kazots LifesaBeach

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    Mud flaps are a must with a black car
     
  2. JerryCS

    JerryCS Prius camper with trailer hitch

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    Raise for more ground clearance?

    I really would like to gain 1-2" of ground clearance. Is anyone working on this, or do you know of it being done already?

    Thanks, Jerry
     
  3. offroad1994

    offroad1994 New Member

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  4. sachi_ni

    sachi_ni New Member

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    ^^ nice roof bro.. :)
     
  5. aiaman

    aiaman aiaman

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    I wanted to post my Prius with the Stainless Steel racing h-caps I recently installed. I have seen the 17" tires and other wheel packages and was very concerned with the change in mpg as well as tire rotation causing issues with calibration of the speedometer. I wanted a great look as well as a reasonable cost while not affecting the normal 'operation' of the system. So I installed 15" Stainless Steel Racing Hubcaps.
    I installed the stainless caps as I wanted some with a bit more shine than the aluminum ones.
    The drive directly after the install was much smoother and like riding on marshmallows, probably due to the wind now being directed around the wheels. I have not found any issues with the brakes and I do drive daily thru the Boston Big-dig tunnels.
    I got my wheels off EBay for around $70.

    54 mpg average
    Sirius satellite built in to console
    6-disk cd jukebox
    on-board navigation
    fog lamps, all weather mats
    body side molding

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  6. txjag007

    txjag007 New Owner

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    Anyone have tips on how to add fog lamps? I have a 2008 pkg 3. I decided that I would add the fog light kit instead of waiting another month or who knows how long, for a pkg 4.

    P.S. I had already waited 2 months and my old car was acting strange.

    Thanks for any tips and places to get them!~
     
  7. silverbulletgrmi

    silverbulletgrmi New Member

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    anybody know of an intsert into the center counsole to hold loose change?
     
  8. Silver 2008

    Silver 2008 Junior Member

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    Paris? Is that you?

    So, I have searched the forum unsuccessfully for the brand name of the glare shield that people here are using on their MFDs. What is the name of that thing again?

    Mike
     
  9. exproducer

    exproducer Junior Member

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    Modified to Convertible.:cool:
     

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  10. hxiong

    hxiong Junior Member

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    wow :eek:

    a convertible prius
     
  11. StangBanger

    StangBanger New Member

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    Wow.. love this thread.. As a prius noob.. i didnt know some of the various "beeps" that are provided for saftey could be removed.. Gotta look it up..lol if anyone is interested in body (for looks) mods i found this sexy looking prius and spoke to the sales guys there. Very helpful.. They sell eye lids (cover upper section of the headlights to give a more aggressive angle, do not reduce or block light) they sell bumper lips..(give the car a lowered look without actually lowering the car) lowering spring and coilovers and they do full custom interiors.. VIPAUTOSALON.COM heres a pic of that sexy prius..
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    If you know of any other mods like this.. please feel free to contact me. thank you..
    You could also add H.I.D. lights to your headlights and fog lights. Usually around $100(a set) at any local auto tinting/audio/ wheel shop. You can also buy precut tints to tint the car yourself and to smoke out the tail lights o ebay. Ive also seen a little kit being sold on ebay to keep the cigarette lighter outlet under the radio live so it will continue to charge your cellphone or GPS even if the car is off..and if you really wanna get crazy ive "read" a little about how some people modify their prius's by adding another battery to have more power to run off of the batteries more and use the combustion engine less..saving more fuel but i still have to do my homework on that one before i would recommend it to anyone. Just passing the knowledge.
     
  12. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

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    StangBanger, you might enjoy this thread.
     
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  13. wisnergilbert

    wisnergilbert New Member

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    I would love to see some stereo modifications
     
  14. fruzzetti

    fruzzetti Customization-Obsessed

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    Bump this... This is the PERFECT starter kit, if you just add the highest-rated LockPick available for your model. Then you're set to do pretty much ANYTHING with this car.

    ~ dan ~
     
  15. fruzzetti

    fruzzetti Customization-Obsessed

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    As long as you're the type to use the more-than-driving features of the car, this is an absolute truth. You can do a little with it -- dial the telephone, input an address both while moving -- or you can do a lot with it -- I have a network of two Nano-ITX Linux boxes, one of which is always on and has never given me any trouble...
     
  16. fruzzetti

    fruzzetti Customization-Obsessed

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    Oh, and put a subwoofer in your car at the VERY LEAST. You don't know that the car has pretty decent speakers out of the box but they lack clarity and richness of bass. You will like your regular music more. You will bring back some things you didn't think you liked anymore. It's interesting and really quite nostalgic.
     
  17. RudeBoiM3

    RudeBoiM3 Do it once, Do it Right!

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    i just replaced my stock fog lights to a 'Xentec HID conversion kit' (ebay) to match the HID headlights.... fogs are bright and look great! cost = $40 and 30 mins of labor. easy install too!
     
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  18. mtskier

    mtskier New Member

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    my mods:
    weathertech floor mats
    canvasback cargo liner
    tinted windows
    curt hitch
    drilled for yakima control tower rack
    ev mode
    goodyear assurance fuel max 195/65/15 tires
    removed wheel trim
     
  19. Sho-Bud

    Sho-Bud Member

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    I didn't change much:

    replaced the small light bulbs in the headlights for PIAA led's
    floor strengthening plate and
    Vredestein Quatrac 3 205/50 R16 V all season tires.
     
  20. shoregeek

    shoregeek New Member

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    When anything is sticking to my vehicles, I give the area a serious clean (Goo Gone, or Everclear will work) then a nice wax.

    After that, anything applied to the area sticks as its supposed to and will remove with little effort..

    That being said, if you apply reflective material to your car surface, it will require some heat applied to remove.

    I have a plethora of years experience with car graphics, so I know this works. :)

    Love Prius Chat!
     
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