My Mods with Pics

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by vinnysca, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. vinnysca

    vinnysca New Member

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    Hello all,

    After so many months of not posting on here (due to relocating, new job, etc), I am posting pics of all my mods on MATILDA:

    Here are a list of mods I've done since 2006:

    1). Shark fin Antenna
    2). Auto door lock mod
    3). EV mode mod
    4). Tinted windows
    5). Weathertech window deflectors
    6). Mud flaps
    7). Fog light only independent of HID headlights
    8). Summer & Winter wheels
    9). Painted brake calipers
    10). LED signal mirrors
    11). Auto folding mirrors
    12). Auto tilt on reverse passenger side view mirror
    13). Carbon fiber applique on grill and doors
    14). Body side mouldings
    15). Carbon fiber custom steering wheel
    16). Rebadge to TOURING S
    17). Electric block heater
    18). Insect guard mesh on bottom grill
    19). Sirius satellite module


    Vinny.
     

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    Are the lights on the mirror separate, part of the the housing, or part of a replacement for the entire mirror assembly?
     
  3. vinnysca

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    The LED mirror is part of the case that ALSO comes with the AUTO folding motors. One needs to also buy the auto fold MODULE to make it work. I got the mirror housing from SIGMAAUTOMOTIVE.COM

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    Nice calipers! Looks like we used the same color!!! What kind of wheels are those and what size?
     
  5. vinnysca

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    Hehehehe, same brand caliper paint I'm sure! I painted my rear drums the same color too. It actually came out great. Nice contrasting color against the Pine Mica.

    My Summer wheels are 17 inchers with Nexxen performance tires by Limited Tuner 903's (Player wheels group).

    My Winter wheels are from Tirerack.com 15 incher Sport Edition AT.

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    Ah,Welcome back Vinny,
    It was your post that inspired me to do the Led Signal Mirror with autofold mod,
    Thanks for your PM awhile back!!
     
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    Were you able to successfully integrate the AUTO fold feature as well?

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    halpos4 "Taxi"!

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    Indeed.....with yourself and bobc's post......and my next door neighbour,who's a mechanic with excellent auto electrical knowledge,the wiring harness that comes with the kit is grand..unlike the instructions,but i knew that before i got it so no real surprises!!
     
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    That's great! Im sure you're loving that feature every time you lock and unlock your car! I do! To this day, I'm just proud of the fact, that people who see the mirrors fold in or out are mesmerized by it. :)
     
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    halpos4 "Taxi"!

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    Yeah,and the fact that they're Genuine Toyota parts including the harness the quality is great although i've never seen the E-bay casings[without autofold]so i can't comment there!!
    I see the 2010 has them [Europe anyway]but i'll be holding on to my Prius for as long as i can,as a Taxi with 215,000klm the trade in/ resale value would be useless...it's worth more to me and i really love driving it anyway!
     
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    Yea, I feel the same way about my 2006. As tempting as it is to buy a 2010 model with all the bells and whistles, I'm so used to tinkering with the 2006, that I pretty much don't want to re-learn how to mod a 2010.

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    halpos4 "Taxi"!

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    I was talking with the my local Toyota salesperson where i got my 06 new[bejaypers,nearly 3yrs ago]and he told me they'll have a G3 in around August,it seems the European version will come with a lot of stuff as standard including the signal mirrors,we don't get the packages like you do in the US,we have 3 versions,Base,Luxury[mine]and Nav pack,Luxury seems much the same as your Touring but we'll see what's what when the new one arrives!!
     
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    I think you did a very nice job. It's all subtle, yet adds flair to the car. The side moldings turned out very nicely. What distance to the bottom of the door did you go with? I need to get a set for my B.R.B and your setup is perfect. I would like to duplicate your results. Did you have to do any / much surface prep, if so what did you do? Any signs of them peeling off? Any tips to pass a long?
     
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    I bought my side mouldings from the prius shop and followed the instructions to the letter. The measurements are from the manufacturer's instructions. I used a sewing tape measuring tape and started from the bottom of the doors.

    I used the prep wipes provided within the kit to wipe along the width and length of the moulding along the doors (do this with a clean car, or course) and started aligning on the bottom marks that I made. It was pretty easy to do.

    I would definitely do this in a well lit area and when the weather is warm. It makes the 3M adhesive tape adhere better.

    I would also do a trial run by temporarily applying painters blue tape to the mouldings against your car to see if they are straight and where you want them.

    Vinny
     
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