Has anyone put a body kit or upgraded wheels on their plug in?

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  1. priusenvious1

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    I haven't seen any. I'm thinking about doing it. Just wondering if anyone has explored this on their PIP.
     
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    mnml Ain't nobody got time for that.

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    I plan to do both in the near future.
     
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    There are a few (wheels, havent seen any with body kits yet.. aside from in Toyota Japan literature).. but you'll have better luck searching for them in the Gen3 Mods and Accessories forum
     
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    I spotted a lowered BP PiP with rims and exhaust, not sure about body kit.
     
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    Upgraded my wheels to the Corolla XRS.

    Has a little impact on the MPG of course, but I like to roll in style :)

    For the body kit, here's a YouTube clip to give an idea on what it takes to install a kit:

     
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    So do rims that fit 2010+ Prius standard vehicles fit PIP vehicles the same way?

    What about body kits?
     
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    Yes

    In the case of the body kit, make sure its for a 2012+.. 2010-2011 has a different front bumper
     
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    Yes. There is no difference with the bolt pattern (5x100) with the regular Prii and the PiPs.
     
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    Pics please! :D

    Also, when you say it impacted MPG, what do you estimate? I've read from many folks its about 5-6MPG.. but never really straight from a PiP owner. I'm not too concerned about gas MPG, actually.. more about how much EV range I would lose. Although it should be the same for the most part (HV vs EV), I just want to hear it from a PiP owner.
     
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    Well it's a bit difficult to measure the impact during EV driving being that it varies from driver to driver and how much one applies on the accelerator pedal.

    But when I mention impact on MPG, I'm describing more on how it affect HV driving. Before I upgraded to 17's, I was pulling out 49 -52 MPG average. After the upgrade, HV driving dropped to 44 - 46 MPG average.
     
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    So basically, 5-6 mpg drop as Tracksyde said :)
     
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    I upgraded my wheels but went the other way I have lighter wheels now economy is better though not by much and I am sure the acceleration is better too
     
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