Front end swap

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by Notquite, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Notquite

    Notquite Junior Member

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    Anyone know if the 2015 front end is a direct swap for a 2013 C? Some A-hole backed into me, and jacked up my hood and front spoiler. The aftermarket front ends are pricey, so thought this might be a good option.
     
  2. frodoz737

    frodoz737 Top Wrench

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    Some like swaps have been done on the liftbacks, but haven't heard of any on the C yet. Did the person disappear or not have insurance...or do you not have insurance? Just a question.
     
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    I dont think its a direct swap. You will have to swap over a lot of parts on the front end.
     
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    at the very least, the newer style headlights need to be swapped in as well... but i heard modifications will be needed to get it to fit.

    it is not a direct swap from what i have heard.. i haven't seen anyone do it yet either.
     
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    I went to look at one because I like the tail lights of the new one as well. I believe the tail lights are a direct swap. But the front needs to be modified, The tow hook cover is different, the grill is different, the turn signal, the LED headlights are way different. so you would probably need a new hood, bumper, grill, headlights, probably the LED drivers for the headlights as well. Looks expensive to do. I want the new design as well, but I think I will wait till a new C with a complete redesign comes out in 3 years. What I would really do, is swap for the new dash screen, and add the reverse camera. And try to obtain the new tiny screen where it tills you your speed and gas gauge, it's now in white instead of green. Those three things would make things significantly better. :)
     
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    The bumper brackets and center supports are the same from 12 and up. It might work but you will need more than the bumper for a swap.
     

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