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Handling mods

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by BlueV15, Feb 23, 2024.

  1. BlueV15

    BlueV15 New Member

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    This car is my daily, and I know it's not a drag machine, but I'd like a bit more handling capability. I found some older threads where people seem to agree that upgrading the front sway bar doesn't matter too much, but installing a rear bar is worth it. I have (and will continue to have) LRR tires on it, so I know the grip isn't crazy.

    I was going to get a Hotchkis 22429R, which I've read is the largest. Are all the Cusco chassis braces worth it with the Hotchkis bar or are they overkill?

    I've seen the Tanabe and Cusco strut bars, but I don't like the multi-piece setup of them. I'd the Tom's solid brace worth the $400+?
     
  2. Air_Boss

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    The OEM-ish TRD rear bar is a huge improvement in tracking and higher speed maneuvering.
     
  3. Tombukt2

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    I have a bunch of tanabi and Cusco and TRD stuff on several Corollas many many times used to get a lot of this stuff for literally nothing. on a Prius I don't think we have enough powerfor lots of this to be viable. Maybe going down hill in the mountains about it getting the car that hemmed up and turns and twisties and tightness of the road not likely going to happen You got to have some power to hit speeds like going downhill in the Prius generally speaking but a lot of the stuff that goes on other Toyotas will fit the Prius too especially from Corollas and yaris. Probably matrix too.
     
  4. BlueV15

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    Ordered the 22429r a couple days ago and installed today. Much nicer around corners!
     
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