Lowered suspension Prius Prime

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Tesla1st, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. Tesla1st

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    I'm sure this will start a SH** storm, but I was wondering would not the Prius Prime look better 1" lower?
     
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    Too low already.

    Frankly, I couldn't care less how it looks, and I wonder why anyone does (though I recognize that this is important to many people, I just don't understand why). I care that it scrapes over bumps and such.
     
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    The front of my 2016 liftback scrapes several times a week. Even going very slow. The car just doesn't agree with some of the incline or decline driveways. There is no way I would want that car lower. The suspension is not that great to begin with, and when you lower a car doesn't that make it stiffer?

    Plus, I just don't understand throwing thousands of extra dollars into modifying a little Disneyland car, like a Prius. But what can I say, I'm a cheap old guy! :LOL:
     
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    some of us are flatlanders.
     
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    Whether or not it would look better is subjective, but the Prime is a very expensive trinket to buy just to look at.
    Lowering it would likely reduce its functionality as an automobile on the real life pot-hole laden roads of today.
     
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    and some of us are cheap.
     
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    That's why I bought a Trim Two lift-back instead of the Prime. :D
     
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    that why i'm still driving a 2012.
     
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    ... and that's why I miss my 1995 Camry so much!
     
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    It might, but I drive my Prius. It certainly will not drive better 1 inch lower. (If you only drive on the Bonneville Salt Flats, I am wrong)
     
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    there are engineers, architects and designers. they each have their place.
     
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    I'd rather have it an inch higher !
     
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    I think the stance is pretty nice as is. There's always a balance I think between function and form when it goes to stance for cars.

    For a plug in hybrid commuter, a low stance would frankly seem silly.

    Those LA pot holes would rip the suspension to shreds for me.


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    When I was young, there were lots of "low riders." Tough acting Hispanic dudes that looked like they would kill you for a nickel. And back in those days, if you had a silly lowered Prius, they probably would! :LOL:
     
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    True, but us Flatlanders still have to deal with curbs, driveway slopes and worst of all - speed humps.

    totally crazy and extreme, but can you imagine trying to get into this garage without a Jeep...:eek:

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    In the winter, a Jeep could likely get out but not back in due to snow & ice.
     
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    The picture has been floating around the Internet for quite a while. I don't believe it's real. Do you?
     
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