A List of Prius Mods for the Website

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

  1. Prius/lexus

    Prius/lexus New Member

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    My first mod was to remove all toyota emblems! Then went on E-bay and ordered new Lexus emblems! Followed by a Honey burlwood dash kit! I have pics of my mods on my profile!
     
  2. cj001

    cj001 New Member

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    @Dash z racing . com look up prius.. its my first post so i cant add urls...
    have you guys seen these projecter led lights?
    input?

    i guess i haven't introduced my self either this is my first post. haha
    i am a proud owner of a 2005 prius w/ nav package. and can't wait to mod my car!

    Top on my to do list:
    1. Clazzio leather covers in charcoal
    2. New headlights
    3. EV mod

    Debating:
    1. dynamat (coming from a mbz clk 350 this car is so loud!!! any other suggestions to mellow this excess noise?)
    2. Wheels (and springs?) rims without a slight drop look weird to me.
    3. front lip from sigma
     
  3. mandrei83

    mandrei83 Member

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    1. The LPG system. My Prius was just converted into a LPG-hybrid, see details regarding fuel consumption on the dedicated topic
    2. Rear view all time video camera, see the entry here
    3. Vaistech MultimediaLinq with 160GB HDD
    4. HomeLink mirror with autodimming (bought with 50USD from eBay US) - the one which comes on the American Prius
     
  4. Luke H.

    Luke H. Junior Member

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    A quick, cheap and easy mod I made shortly after my recent purchase of a 2005 Prius was to buy this small aftermarket antenna. I wasn't a big fan of the stock 'horse whip' antenna and this was much cheaper than the $70+ shark fin antennas I could find. The thread needed for the Prius was included (albeit taped to the package) but for $10 plus S&H, I couldn't be happier. I haven't really tested reception as I have installed the GROM iPod adapter and don't use the radio, but as far as aesthetics go it's a perfect fit.
     
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  5. annapatfrye

    annapatfrye New Member

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    Has anyone tried installing a performance chip? Is it worth the cost?
     
  6. beatles

    beatles New Member

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    Best $10 I spent last year - getting that short antenna was so worth it! (thanks to Luke H). Also got LED interior lights...that's all the mods for now.
     
  7. KK6PD

    KK6PD _ . _ . / _ _ . _

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    my mods...

    My favorite mod, The Daytime DRL's in the turn signal socket, that are both Amber and White in the same package. About $300, depending on how carried away you get replacing everything incandescent with LED's!
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...about-60-led-drl-turn-signal-in-one-bulb.html

    The keep your battery mod for extended non driving situations...less than $75
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...ry-topped-off-while-you-cant-drive-weeks.html

    The $200 or less Audio Category...
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...3215-give-gift-base-boom-bottom-end-xmas.html

    Amateur Radio and Antenna install, $650 or so!
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-prius-technical-discussion/74255-prius-ham-radio.html
    post #2

    HD Radio receiver install around $100 bucks ..
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii-2010-prius-audio-electronics/69979-hd-radio-fm-50-a.html
    These are all done on a '08 Gen II v5

    More to follow!!!
     
  8. darelldd

    darelldd Prius is our Gas Guzzler

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    Hi Jerry -

    I'm working on this very project right now. It turns out that I have a custom spring place just ten minutes from my house. They can make a set of progressive springs (same rate as stock) that are 1" higher. They claim 375# increase in carrying capacity with the same ride height as the factory springs. Is that worth $300 to you? I think it is to me.
     
  9. Handygeek

    Handygeek Member

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    Hey darelldd -
    How did your lift project work out?
    The Prius reminds me of a Honda CRX I once owned - threatening to bottom-out and more vulnerable to road debris.
    This will alter aerodynamics - have you observed measurable impacts on handling and/or mileage?
    Thanks! David
     
  10. joer8278221

    joer8278221 Junior Member

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  11. Wheelin1

    Wheelin1 Junior Member

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    Looking to upgrade suspensions on my 4 pri all have 100,000 miles plus and need springs and struts, looked at the touring upgrade on juicy hybrid anyone try that? I need to do one at a time as I have college kids! Just need a good plan.
     
  12. fruzzetti

    fruzzetti Customization-Obsessed

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    This is a great question.

    People really like the TRD Sportivo kit for (I think) celica. Msupposed to give a much sportier, stiffer feel without hurting your back.

    Perfect for us grown-ups.

    ~ dan ~
     
  13. Sezy

    Sezy Active Member

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  14. ohboyitsdana

    ohboyitsdana New Member

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    Thanks for the mod tipS!
     
  15. Zack S.

    Zack S. Junior Member

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    I recently put on 17" vision wheels along with a white VG shark fin. Nothing too extreme, yet noticeably upgraded. couldn't be happier ;)
     
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  16. Dorien

    Dorien New Member

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    Hi all! New Prius owner as of today, not sure if this is the right thread to ask but is there a place online that I can still source the trd springs? All I’m seeing on line is for the 3rd gen
     
  17. gta_

    gta_ Active Member

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    Haven't seen any TRD ones for sale for a 2nd gen here in the US. You can easily find H&R Springs or Tanabe NF210s though.
     
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  18. lunacyworks

    lunacyworks Junior Member

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    any recommended Android or similar base radio replacement?
     
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