I really should not get this much enjoyment

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  1. Wrecit

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    Ok I find the strangest things funny at times. As a Prius owner I accept that it's ugly and not a hot rod but LOVE the gas milage. So to poke a little fun at myself I got a front windshield visor sticker with the TRD logo. For the past year at least every few weeks at the gas station filling up I have this conversation.

    Stranger: hey what's the difference?
    Me: I'm sorry difference in what?
    Stranger pointing at my windshield: that, what's difference between a normal Prius and a TRD Prius.
    Me: ummm......the sticker.
    Stranger pauses for a long second then walks away dumbfounded that I won't let them in on the secret
     

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    Thanks! That's my first laugh on a Monday morning! Much appreciated!
     
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    That's awesome! You should've said you swapped out the 4-banger with a V-6 Turbo!! :)
     
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    My commuter car before my 21 AWD Prius was a 2002 Scion iQ. Little 1.3 liter 4-banger. I was standing at the gas station, filling her up....WITH THE GAS PUMP IN MY HAND and a guy walks over and asks, "Is this one of them 'lectric cars?" I answered but, afterwards, wish I would've came back with a zinger for him...."Yep, I just like to pretend to fill it up so I don't forget!"
     
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    Am I the only one who pronounces TRD as TURD?
     
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    I mean, Toyota did do a concept version.

    Prius GT Concept (2004) - Toyota Media Site


    priusGT_large.jpg
     
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    My son, who now owns a 2008 Prius, had called it that for 10 years. Was kind of cute at 14, at 24 I just roll my eyes at him now lol
     
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    As someone who use to race performance karts I can atest to the fact each sticker is worth about .1-.2 a second on the stop watch lol
     
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    Fun fact: my jawa powered kart on alchy with several other mods weighing 475 lbs had more hp than my 06 prius
     
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    Did you ever worry that sitting so close to a small Honda engine that was modified to spin up near 20,000rpm was kinda sketchy? Know anyone that ever got injured from an engine failure?
     
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    Jawa is not a Honda (though I did run 5 HP Briggs flatty and a Kohler 6 that was modified to 28 HP....read bomb in the making)

    Jawa is a dirt circle track 500 cc 4 stroke motorcycle engine that mine put out 112 hp
     
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    I worked at TRD Torrance in 86 I believe lil hole in wall shop were working on projects like the 4TGTE Celica rally car
     
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    Just caught the 20,000 rpm thing. Anyone that tells you they are spinning a 4 stroke over 8000 is full of it. Also any go kart racer that tells you they have more than 30hp that does not run UAS or full open big block (starts life at 15 HP stock) is full of it
     
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