Prius prime tail light conversion (non Prime)

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by TNeil, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. TNeil

    TNeil Junior Member

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    I’ve been into modifying cars for a long time and seen some crazy mods so this is probably not far out there.

    I did some research and couldn’t find anything on this topic but would (has anyone done this) be possible to convert your gen 4 non prime Prius to a Prime tail light?
     
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    I doubt it - it's too different. Check the profile of the back and the hatch. Unless you've got unlimited $$$ - in which case anything is possible.
     
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    If it’s more economical to just buy a Prius Prime (as opposed to doing conversion) then I obviously would take the Prime..

    I ask because I’m in the market for a gen 4 and wanted to see if it’s economically feasible.

    I’ve seen some comparable Primes in my area for just a tad over 2k compared to non Prime.. if the conversion is a lot less than 2k, then it would be a go for me (buy non Prime and convert it) but if it’s around 2k to convert, mine as well get the Prime or just live with the standard tail lights..
     
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    Personally, I prefer the Gen4 rear - it's more focused and together - the butterfly or tuna mouth and the separate low lights of PRIME are uncoordinated.
     
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    Perhaps with parts from a junkyard Prime. You may need the carbon fiber hatch with the wavy rear window too.
    Good Luck
     
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    And I don't think the profile is the same - maybe where it joins the roofline, but not the guards or bumper.
     
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    Maybe you could go "the whole hog" and put an Aston Martin Vulcan rear on - the tail-lights are a better iteration of the PRIME lights:
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