For Sale Gen 2 - Rear Sway, Strut Bar, Chassis Plate, OEM Wheels - NorCal

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  1. gta_

    gta_ Active Member

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    Hey All,

    I have a couple used parts I picked up a little under a year ago, that I just never got around to putting on and priorities have changed, so I thought I'd offer them up on here to see if any locals were interested. Right now they just sit in my garage and collect dust.

    Location: Tracy, CA (work in Dublin), so can meet up in the Bay Area or Central Valley.

    Local pickup only right now, as I don't have time to get these shipped.

    Would also consider making a trade for some lowering springs for the Gen 2 Prius.

    I have the following:

    Circled in red in the picture from when I purchased
    Progress Rear Strut Bar - $100 firm
    Ebay brand Front Strut Bar - $30 obo
    Chassis Stiffing Plate - $50 obo 126731_Parts.jpg

    OEM Wheels: 2 Need tires, at least one TPMS is dead, one replaced approx 2 years ago - $100 obo

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    gta_ Active Member

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    Wheels sold, other items still available.
     
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  4. SFO

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    They OEM plate has holes in it, the one pictured above doesn't have holes.

    Here are various aftermarket stiffening plates compared to the smaller OEM for the Gen2 :

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    It’s the top pic from @SFO . I believe BT Tech brand according to this site - Prius plate
     
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    I installed the Corolla front and rear sway bars. That made some difference.
    Alignment shop told me I needed a camber kit after the front went in. Guess it rides on the inside of the wheels slightly. Didn't think it would change my alignment.

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  7. SFO

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    Interesting. As I wanted to try the front sway at some point.

    A couple of years ago I installed a solid core rear sway and thought there was some improvement in the way it tracks going down the road, then recently I switched from 195/55/16 to 185/65/15 and now the car is wandering all of the place again. Could be the higher profile (lack of stiffness) or the width (less contact patch), I doubt it was the wheel size change.

    Next time I will go back to a lower profile tire on the 15" wheel :

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    From what I've read the rear sway bar take some of the oversteer out of the car. It did seem to do that. Rear just a light weight pipe. Corolla is solid. Front definitely beefier as well. Car feels more solid and stable overall. Inexpensive to buy used Corolla ones. Roughly 125 for both.

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    Is the stiffening plate still available? Can you ship that now?
     
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