Body kits?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by nrsheikh, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. nrsheikh

    nrsheikh Junior Member

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    Hello, first time poster....

    I will be buying a Prius soon, but looking at modding with a sporty body kit as I have doen with several of my past cars.....here are a few I found

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    What do you think????
     
  2. Beryl Octet

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    They look OK, but kind of meh. Perhaps something like this would be better:

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  3. nrsheikh

    nrsheikh Junior Member

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    Personally, I like the front end kit on picture one on the black car.... and as far as the flashy multi colored Prius that you posted Beryl.... :unsure:
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nrsheikh @ Jan 16 2007, 03:12 PM) [snapback]376407[/snapback]</div>
    Flashy? Gold and green wouldn't be my first choice of color combinations, either... I like the black car's spoiler also, the silver car's spoiler looks a little too "busy" for the lines of the Prius if you were deciding between the two.

    More on the Barris Prius here http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=109531

    Barris and crew added a full horizontal duckbill spoiler to the trunk lid and outfitted the Prius with American Racing 18-inch chrome wheels and BFGoodrich tires. A vertical grille extends into the hood, and the wheel arches are flared.
     
  5. Bill Merchant

    Bill Merchant absit invidia

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    Just remember that any mod can affect the Prius' coefficient of drag, increasing it, so you'll get lower fuel efficiency. But small mods, like mud flaps, seem to have a minimal impact, so have fun. Have you looked at the options offered by JapanParts?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bill Merchant @ Jan 16 2007, 02:28 PM) [snapback]376417[/snapback]</div>
    I was gonna say something like "Yeah, but it probably wouldn't effect the mpg by more than 10%" then I got to thinking. 10% of 45 is 4.5mpg.
     
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    There are four aero kit's I can think of :
    Modellista - first pic
    (Styling Package) Ver. A - japanparts calls this Stylish
    Tom's
    Kenstyle - second pic
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Beryl Octet @ Jan 16 2007, 03:02 PM) [snapback]376402[/snapback]</div>
    Brought to us by George Barris...the King of Kustoms!!!!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Beryl Octet @ Jan 17 2007, 04:02 AM) [snapback]376402[/snapback]</div>
    Too much. It looks like a warthog in drag
     
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    I love the black one.
     
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    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

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    any more pics of this Modellista Kit? quite interested!

    thanx
     
  12. rpiereck

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    The Modellista kit looks awesome, that black Prius is sweet!! I'd definitely go for that one!
     
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