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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by XMAN LIVE, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. XMAN LIVE

    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    I am looking for pictures of what is in the box with a 2010 Toyota Prius Duraflex K-1 Body Kit - 4 Piece. I have seen a few marketing photos (see pictures below). It would be great if anyone would like to share their install experience. Love to get idea of what it would cost to have installed and what I should look for when shopping for installer (Live in Houston TX) . As I understand it is a bit of work to get installed, adjusts fit, prime, paint and etc. From what I have read Duraflex is a really good brand.
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    I was just looking at that exact same kit. I'd also like to know if anyone has any info on it.
     
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    Go to JP Usa Vizage and look at there body kits that are made in Japan. Tell Masaya Bobby sent you. Duraflex are junk and they make copies from copies.
     
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    do kits like this actually decrease the coefficient of drag or raise it?
     
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    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    Not sure I like under kit...you have suggested but thanks for the heads up. As for Duraflex being junk everyone should review product and decide. Duraflex is know for have a semi flexible fiber solution as other solutions.

    Picture of body kit at you @ JP USA Vizage ...
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    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    I think this could be a big debate. Even if it did decrease the coefficient of drag, would the weight then kill what you gain? People thinking about gas milage may decide to stay away from this upgrade. The only real data that would help is for someone to provide feedback that has a body kit installed. Many people also lower their car when doing this. So they may be decreasing drag. At the end of the day I don't know. LOL
     
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    I don't think it adds enough weight to affect mpg, but I also don't think it improves aerodynamics either. People usually don't get body kits for that, usually for aesthetics.
     
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    It will certainly lighten your wallet quite a bit, so that might net you better mpgs lol. ;)
     
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    at the to go event, the toyo accessories rep said that the plus ground effects kit does improve mpg and reduce cd. when asked for numbers, he said that toyo is keeping them trade secret. but he showed several slides indicating extensive testing with air currents. it was pretty awesome.
     
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    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    good one:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Kit reminds me of "Silence of the Lambs"
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    Xman are you planing on lowering your car first, or go right into getting a kit?
     
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    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    thinking kit first...
     
  14. XMAN LIVE

    XMAN LIVE "Just have Fun!"

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    I see no value in Silence of the Lambs picture.... don't get it... If I had the power, I would delete post....
    Please review my original post to get back to the attended topic. I do like to have fun ... but just don't see it.:(
     
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    I was just commenting on how the kit reminds me of Silence of the Lambs. My comment does not have to attend to your topic.
     
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    The comparison is a bit of a stretch, but okay.
     
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    Any updates? :-(
     
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    I think that body kit looks pretty sick and would like to know the same thing.
     
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    New member here guys - do think this kit is really nice and clean. Anyone know how much the whole kit would come out too?
     
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    I got this kit pretty much when it came out and it fit really good at the time, just ordered a lip to replace my cracked one and it does n9t fit near as well as the original one did. Obviously the mold is getting a bit old. Still went right on though. You could install it yourself if you're remotely handy just takes 4 screws and some double sided tape I'll post some pictures up when I get a chance
     
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