New MEG Stabilizer Bars

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by TonyPSchaefer, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. TonyPSchaefer

    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    14,814
    2,483
    66
    Location:
    Far-North Chicagoland
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I've written and attached a review of the new MEG stabilizer bars. There really is a stiffening of the body that makes the Prius even more fun to drive.

    (I'm cross-posting in the Gen4 and Prime forums because the same bars fit on the same TNGA chassis)
     

    Attached Files:

    User242, davran, krmcg and 2 others like this.
  2. Plus IV

    Plus IV LowGen4

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    451
    397
    0
    Location:
    Ladera Ranch, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Four Touring
    Great write up. I’ll have to look these up.


    2016 Prius 4 Touring
    IG - LowGen4
    Megan Racing Coilovers
    Niche Targa 18x8
     
  3. RightOnTime

    RightOnTime Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    609
    1,436
    183
    Location:
    Kidnapped in OC, CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    Good review!


    iPhone ?
     
  4. Plus IV

    Plus IV LowGen4

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    451
    397
    0
    Location:
    Ladera Ranch, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Four Touring
    Ok, I’ve looked online and can’t find this company. Do you have a website address for us?


    2016 Prius 4 Touring
    IG - LowGen4
    Megan Racing Coilovers
    Niche Targa 18x8
     
  5. MEG@TW

    [email protected] Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    19
    6
    0
    Location:
    Taiwan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius PHV
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Please follow our Facebook Fan Club search: MEGCORPTW
     
    #5 [email protected], Jun 15, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018
  6. Me_

    Me_ Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    29
    18
    1
    Location:
    MD, USA
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
    Humm. I'm not sold.

    The only way to see a difference it's on the skid pad.

    Furthermore, to really stiff the frame, the bars should have been connected in pair. I got under braces - front and rear- under many of my cars.
     
    will the engineer likes this.
  7. MEG@TW

    [email protected] Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    19
    6
    0
    Location:
    Taiwan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius PHV
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Thank you for your comment.

    Our goal is to upgrade the driving experience, improve corner turns and safety in a fast and convenient installation for Prius driver and mechanics, because most of the drivers don’t want to modify too much of their car right?

    All you need to do just replace the original three stabilizers from the current TNGA chassis, you will definitely feel the difference. From Tony’s review and over 300 PS1 stabilizer users in Asia are amazes by this experience, this is why our users never remove PS1 once they installed. Little change brings huge effects.

    The braces you mentioned are for front and rear of the vehicle, but stabilizers for the TNGA chassis is the reinforcement of the car body. Given the right design and material on the stabilizers can really be a game changer which we did a lot of experiment and tests.

    Once again, thank you for your advice, we are also looking into bring out braces in the near future. Wish you could become our PS1 user soon and share your good experience with other Prius drivers.
     
    #7 [email protected], Jun 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
    will the engineer likes this.
  8. will the engineer

    will the engineer Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    238
    119
    0
    Location:
    LA
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    Pretty good claim tbh. it will improve even more with your take (but by how much though? 6% at the additional cost of $800??). Once you take an account of cost to fab this will more likly than not will result in lower sales.

    Also if you care you can take a course in engineering dynamics...all your questions will be answered there

    (but be warned, you might get spanked by those pesky professors who wants to show off how smart(er) they are than you)

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
    #8 will the engineer, Feb 15, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
    padroo likes this.
  9. padroo

    padroo Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    2,763
    2,244
    13
    Location:
    Chesterton, Indiana Another third world country.
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    I have another car that there are aftermarket frame braces and a lighter duty front sway bar sold. I bought the front sway bar and it did help the cars ride but never bought into the frame braces. I don't do any sport driving but if you do maybe they would help but there are no numbers to show how much they help.
     
    will the engineer likes this.
  10. MEG@TW

    [email protected] Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    19
    6
    0
    Location:
    Taiwan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius PHV
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Our mission is to upgrade Prius driving experience without too much modifications, only need to replace PS1 with original stabilizer bars.

    Review from one of our user as follows from our FB:
    “I used this on my Gen4 Prius, and it made a different on cornering, as well as overall stability. Like for instance when you're waiting at a turn signal and a car drives by usually i feel the car bowing left and right, with this it's more stable. It also helps with stabilizing the car with heavy winds during freeway drives. Pretty nice upgrade for a car with not too many aftermarket upgrades.”
     
    User242 and will the engineer like this.
  11. pmabraham

    pmabraham New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2019
    1
    0
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius
    Model:
    XLE
    TonyPSchaefer, how much did this impact average mpg? Thank you.
     
  12. TonyPSchaefer

    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    14,814
    2,483
    66
    Location:
    Far-North Chicagoland
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I drive almost entirely in EV, being able to charge at home and at work. As such, I have no real MPG numbers. My EV distance, however, has remained unchanged.
     
    krmcg likes this.
  13. Sezy

    Sezy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    421
    223
    37
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Missouri
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Done and done. Install was easy. Was tempted to cut the underbody plastic to get at the bolts but it's a 2020 so like to keep it as unmessed up as possible. Feels stiffer driving for sure. Nice easy mod. 20210104_175727.jpeg 20210105_192537.jpeg 20210105_193609.jpeg 20210105_194117.jpeg 20210105_200613.jpeg 20210105_201550.jpeg 20210105_192522.jpeg

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
  14. Ital

    Ital New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2022
    3
    0
    0
    Location:
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2022 Prius Prime
    Model:
    XLE
    Hi All, just got a 2022 Prius Prime XLE and I can confirm that this car needs rear sway bars. I could not find anything online. I just want to reduce body roll for less wobble feeling. Any updates on the MEG Stabilizer bars? Do they help reduce the feel and make the car handle a bit more like a sports sedan?

    Thank you
     
  15. jteran5

    jteran5 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2019
    343
    173
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius
    Model:
    XLE AWD-e
    Definitely do a front subframe brace. I assume the sway bar you're getting is Cusco and they make the front brace as well. Another option is Ultra Racing and their rear sway bar is solid like Cusco but their front is 1mm thicker than Cusco. Had I known, I would have probably gone with that brand.

    I have these MEG bars and it wasn't anything drastic. I actually removed two of them as I'm running a center brace that replaces those bars. Can't even sell them as it's not a complete set lol

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
    #15 jteran5, Jun 25, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2022
Loading...