sfprankster's (mis)adventures modding a 2014 Prius Model Three

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sfprankster, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. sfprankster

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    Been a while since I've posted on PriusChat... :cool:


    Still going strong as my everyday driver with a wee bit over 91k miles.

    Due to the amazing quality of CalTrans construction on a bridge abutment on Hwy 17 in Los Gatos, I ended up with not 1, not 2 but 3 bent rims. :(

    So with the swipe of a credit card, a new set of Konig Oversteer white wheels and Yokohama YK740 tires magically appeared. :eek:

    A little sad looking in the first pic, in line at the car wash and covered in a thick layer of redwood pollen, just a day after the last rain of the season(hopefully).
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    After a spa visit for a mani/pedi...errrrr...I mean wash/wax, the sparkle in the Blizzard Pearl paint can be seen again. (y)

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    Burna J Knot Right Performance....

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    I'd say it's been awhile....:whistle:

    The ride looking sweet as always and the new shoes are a nice addition. (y)
     
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    Thanx!!!

    Just wish it was my choice when I needed to replace the wheels, and not CalTrans... :mad:


    And of course, the rain returned a few days after the spa visit...
     
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    I just stumbled upon this thread. Mods are awesome. They are inspiring me to do some things. Although I feel nervous since I have 0 experience with this kind of stuff. I really really want fog lights and need to upgrade my radio

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    I had ZERO experience with working on my Prius before I started. It's all because my mechanic friend refuses to work on a Prius, because he bought a used Prius, hit the start button a few times, and never heard it start. Then he proceeded to step on the throttle and drove it into the brick wall of his shop.

    So began my learning experience with snap together cars. Some of the mods I had the magic of a credit card make all the effort and had a shop do some of the installations(head unit, amps and fog lights) Pretty much the rest i did on my own... :D


    Now that I've had this set of wheels for my first hand wash at home, these wheels are crazy easy to clean. And second, they are much less cheesy looking without the universal(5x100, 5x114.5) multi mount lug holes...


    So is there any new, cool add ons I've missed, over the last couple of years?
     
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    I've been looking into adding switchback led to my turn signals. That way they are always white until you hit the turn signal then that side changes orange.
     
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    Got a link?

    I ended up doing a quick search for accessories and ended up ordering a highly visible, hard anodized GReddy oil drain plug. Something even I can install on my own... :notworthy:
     
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    sorry, it took me so long. Been pretty busy. So I have 2 ideas. First one is just changing the bulb with a switchback bulb and some resistors to prevent hyper flash.

    Or I have been looking into getting these flashers from iJDMToy which have built-in DRL's.
     
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    Those won't fit on mine. :(
     
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    The switchback bulbs would

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    Had to get another head unit, my Pioneer 6000NEX crashed and was unsalvageable. The OS crashed. I tried firmware updates without success. So I didn't need GPS on the HU with Google Maps and Waze available through Android Auto, I replaced the 6000NEX with a Pioneer 2550NEX unit. With a wiring, mounting kits and a steering wheel module already installed, this was a 10 minute swap.

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    My OCD has reared its ugly head again. :eek:

    The cheap, plastic chrome valve stem caps began to cause a disturbance in the force. They worked fine for a long time with the Drag 19 rims, with the polished aluminum lip. But now, with an all white and filthy wheel, they became a distraction.

    Cruising the interwebs, I found some black anodized aluminum, hexagonal valve stem caps from iJDMtoy for less than $10 and includes free shipping. This was so easy, even I was able to install the valve stems without any tools. ;)
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    Those wheels are awesome! What diameter are they?

    Also - iJDMToy makes some DRL assemblies for the 3rd gen Prius.
     
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    17'' x 8.5'' Konig Oversteer wheels


    Sorry it took me a while to get a response. :rolleyes:
     
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    More OCD contemplations have been racking my head.

    Last bit of chrome on my white themed Prius. :p

    I had to get some black lug nuts to go with my black valve stems... :ROFLMAO: IMG_20201023_131424341_HDR.jpg IMG_20201023_112649163_HDR.jpg IMG_20201023_140816924_HDR.jpg

    The common theme seems to be my filthy Prius. :cry:
     
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