JDM / Japanese VIP Styling: My Prius III Build

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by HAWAIIANBUILT, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. HAWAIIANBUILT

    HAWAIIANBUILT Senior Member

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    Hello Prius Chat Folks !!!

    :):):):)

    One of my many hobbies include Auto Customizing. I am a member of SEMA, the Speciality Equipment Manufacturer's Association that puts on an awesome show every year for the Aftermarket sector in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Below are some pictures of my 2004 Scion xB : "Hawaiianbuilt." My last project vehicle.

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    As a Southern Californian, folks out here have many styles for their cars and enjoy being distinct. As a new owner of a Prius I love the design, efficiency, and impact this Toyota has on our Environment and Resources.

    I am looking forward to building my Prius to present the best of both worlds ... Distinction and Efficiency for our Environment.

    For my Prius III I am starting with influences from the JDM - Japanese Domestic Market and the Japanese Customizing lifestyle of the VIP "Executive" look.

    Below are some pictures of my Prius: Hawaiianbuilt II and it's progress of the Interior portion of the vehicle so far.

    It may not be everyone's cup of tea but I respect everyone's unique style which helps to bring personality to their vehicle.

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    PLEASE NOTE: Some of these items MAY OR MAY NOT BE LEGAL for on road use, please check with your state and local laws regarding their usage and placements. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!

    :):):):)

    DAY I Purchase - 09-22-10

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    MODIFICATIONS

    Clear Film Protection for the Front End, Headlights, and Mirror Covers

    *A definite must for me to help protect against the elements and road debris for my daily commute*

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    Colgan Custom Front Half Mask

    *Adds some contrast to the Blizzard Pearl front end, and protection from the elements and road debris*

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    VIP Style "FUSA" tassle and "Shirotuna" Knot

    *The Kiku Knot design is a more modern 6 loop knot with an emphasis on the central knot. The Agemaki Knot is the most traditional knot pattern with the cross pattern dating back over 1000 years. The Fusa Knot is a tassel that originated from the traditional Danjiri festival in Osaka Japan. The tassel's design was originally a charm that decorated the helmets of soldiers in ancient JapanIt is a form of 'good luck' charm. It is more specifically a religious (specifically Shinto) symbol of abundant harvest. It is likely a derivation of the buddhist 'mystic knot', which, having no end, symbolizes the infinite wisdom of buddha. It's roots are in the Danjiri Matsuri (Danjiri Festival). The festival can be traced back to 1703 when the feudal lord of Kishiwada, Okabe Nagayasu prayed to Shinto gods for an abundant harvest at Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto."

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    Wide Inside Mirror
    *For glare control of nightime rear vehicles equipped with HID - High Intensity Discharge System Headlamps. With the extended view it helps with rear blindspots*

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    VIP Junction Produce Brand Neck Pads/Pillows
    *Helps to support your neck with the VIP Style*

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    VIP Bellezza Brand Luxury Window Curtains
    *For VIP Style and Privacy*

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    VIP Bellezza Brand Steering Wheel Skin

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    VIP Bellezza Tissue Cover

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    Below are some Japanese Publications for the Prius Aftermarket Sector ...

    The Prius "Bible"

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    JDM Toyota Japan Accessories Catalogs

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    Magazine Publication for both the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight Hybrids

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    More to come as far as the INTERIOR !!!

    Again the JDM / VIP Japanese may not be for everyone's tastes. This is mine.

    And PLEASE REMEMBER: Some of these items MAY OR MAY NOT BE LEGAL for on road use, please check with your state and local laws regarding their usage and placements. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !!! Please customize responsibly !!!

    SOME OF THE ITEMS ABOVE ARE FOR SHOW PURPOSES ONLY.


    As far as the EXTERIOR, I'm highly regarding the FIVE AXIS DESIGN PRIUS AERO KIT.

    Along with JDM / VIP Japanese Aftermarket Styling, I like to support local Stateside companies as well
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    The FIVE AXIS DESIGN PRIUS AERO KIT maintains the exact reason why I purchased the Prius ... EFFICIENCY !!!

    This was very important to me ... As quoted from the fivead.net site ...

    "Debuted with Toyota at the 2009 SEMA Show as the Prius Aerius concept, Five Axis is now proud to offer the Five Axis Edition Toyota Prius.

    Utilizing state-of-the art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software in the design process, the Five Axis Edition Prius maintains the Prius' remarkable 0.25 coefficient of drag while also enhancing downforce and curb appeal.

    Our aero kit is also manufactured with the same polyurethane materials used in the construction of eco-friendly commercial buildings. Going green never looked so good."

    As you can see both the JDM / VIP Japanese Styling coupled with the Five Axis Designed Prius Kit have been on my mind !!!

    I'll keep you up to date on HAWAIIANBUILT II. I hope to meet others with similar interests and welcome any questions !!!

    See ...You can have Distinction and Efficiency !!!

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    Rodney
     
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    Where did you get the clear bra done at?
     
  3. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Damn man, I really like the Junction produce stuff. There's a few shops around Chicago that have crazy VIPed out Fugas, ISes, and GSes. Nice to see someone going with the same approach on the Gen3 where the shape lends itself well to VIP style.

    also: a little drop on that xB and you're Hellaflush(TM) status.
     
  4. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    HELLO CPROAUDIO !!!

    You can contact Lance at Clear Pro at (866) 286-1012.

    He is a mobile installer and can go over the details with you !!!

    Tell him Rodney sent ya !!!


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  5. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    HEY A_GRAY_PRIUS !!!

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    Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it !!! After going through the "Prius Bible" from cover to cover I really had my thoughts set on the VIP style interior ... just a classy approach to the Prius. I've not seen it done here yet stateside so I'm real interested in representing it here in So Cal.

    About the xB. Ya I should've tried air on that ride :)

    Share some pix of your Prius, I'd like to see your style !!!

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    Rodney
     
  6. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Curtains seem to be a great alternative to side window shades! I usually see them on minivans (like the Alphard).
     
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    I love your scion as well as plans for the prius. I'm a fan of VIP styling. It started with my friend and his gs 300 and the style grew on to me. Where did you get the magazines? I'd like to get a hold of them too. I'll be purchasing a prius soon and would like to join in on the fun.
     
  8. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Thought you'd find some of the posts on Speedhunters interesting:

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    I have some of those books, they are a great resource. Beware though, your bank account will hate them :D.

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  10. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Check your local japanese supermarket or call around some speed/tuning shops.
     
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    Nice thanks for the link. Those are some insane mods...too much for my future prius to handle daily on the roads of California.
     
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    @Bippu-san thanks for the pm. I have an idea of the costs lol. My friend always had them since he's into it with his Lexus. I wish I could keep up with him lol

    @a_gray_prius thanks for the idea. I'll be sure to check around next time doing errands around town
     
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    Good to see another person going with the VIP route. I'm hoping to get my hands on a set of xb2 coilovers to see if they'll fit. Hopefully my wheels can get ordered soon as well.

    btw, are you on SL? I'm also andino over there haha
     
  14. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    HI ANDINO !!!

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    Yes I am on Scionlife too !!! Screename there is also HAWAIIANBUILT !!!

    Wow small world, let's get together and share some ideas on the Prius' soon !!!

    Too Cool

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    Rodney

     
  15. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    Hey JORDANR !!!

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    I'm not too familiar where El Dorado Hills is located. I'm in So Cal. You can find the Japanese Auto Magazines at some of the Japanese Market places like Mitsuwa Marketplace or Marukai Forum. Kinokuniya and Books Sanseido are popular Japanese bookstores as well !!!

    Also try this online resource ...

    Hyper REV - Nengun Performance

    Keep us posted on your progess !!!

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    Rodney
     
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    HEY PRIUS CHAT FOLKS !!!

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    UPDATE ON THE HB II RIDE !!!

    Added some new mods to the Prius, and wanted to share them with you !!!

    10-06-10

    TEIN H-TECH LUXURY MASTER LOWERING SPRINGS !!!
    (To be installed soon !!!)

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    LUXER1 LED LIGHTING !!!
    (These are more energy efficient and brighter than stock !!!)

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    Front Parking Lamps - BEFORE

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    Front Parking Lamps - AFTER !!!

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    Rear License Valiance - Before

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    Rear License Valiance - AFTER !!!

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    JAPANESE SAKE BOTTLE HOLDER
    (Decoration Purposes Only !!!)

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    MGP CALIPER COVERS !!!
    (To be installed SOON !!!)

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    CUSTOM PRIUS FRONT PLATE !!!

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    If you are INTERESTED in ANY of the ITEMS SHOWN, please check my PHOTO ALBUM for Company Website and Contact Information !!!

    SEE YA SOON !!!


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    Rodney, what you are doing is none less than spectacular! I love this thread, and please keep it as updated as you can, I really enjoy reading. I also can get more ideas for my Prius by looking at what you have done. I'm really interested in the lowering spring results! Thank you!
     
  19. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    HEY LULZCHICKEN !!!

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    Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it !!!

    If you're interested in the TEIN H-TECH lowering springs contact the great folks at Five Axis Designs !!!

    FIVE:AD by Five Axis - Wheels : Aero Kits : Edition Vehicles

    Here are the Specs ...

    FRONT LOWERS 1.4"
    REAR LOWER 1.5"

    With the Wheel / Tire Setup Combination I will be doing soon, this is a perfect balance !!!

    I will be posting more pix of the installation results of the H-TECHS SOON !!!

    Hope this helps and Happy Prius Modding !!!


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    Rodney
     
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    Love the plate!
     
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