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Front Underbody Spolier Shield OEM or Aftermarket

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by LakeMichBoatGuy, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. LakeMichBoatGuy

    LakeMichBoatGuy Junior Member

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    Hello all. We have a wonderful 2013 Plug In (same as a non-plugin for the matter at hand). The forward-most underbody protection panel, which appears to be referred to as a "spoiler" has been damaged. Part of it, on the front driver's side appears to be ripped away, and gone. (See photos)

    If I have the correct OEM part identified (spoiler 76851-47030) - as opposed to the lower shield 52618-47050 which appears to sit directly rearward of this forward-most "spoiler - it's approx a $120 OEM part.

    Various other sources have an aftermarket replacement part starting at $30. Rock Auto, etc.

    We do not have much experience with these aftermarket companies. Our Toyota is "100% Toyota," now, and if in doubt, we would spend the extra $ I suppose.

    I imagine this would be a relatively common replacement, something easily damaged by parking blocks, road hazards, etc. And I did read what I could find on the matter.

    Any thoughts?

    As always, thanks.
     

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  2. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

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    The non-OEM shield does not come with the insulation.
     
  3. LakeMichBoatGuy

    LakeMichBoatGuy Junior Member

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    Thanks Georgina. Where does the OEM spoiler/shield have insulation?
     
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  4. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    I think he's talking about pieces ahead of the main engine underpanel, and they don't have insulation.

    I've had this saved-for-later in an Amazon shopping cart, for some time now. So far though our OEM, somewhat scuffed-and-battered, has held up, with 2-part epoxy and fiberglass repairs:

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