The "Send Nudes" Prius

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  1. Prius Gang

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    Hello my fellow priuschattians!
    Today I would like to share my Prius story. I bet you're wondering why my thread is named the "send nudes" Prius, but we'll get to that later on;);)
    I bought my Prius back in December 2015, not too long ago. I loved it. I am currently a college student, so i needed a car that was cheap and reliable. (I bought it from my brother for $4k) The days I wasn't in school or working I was adventuring. I'm an adventureholic, so I'm always out on the road. The Prius saved me tons of money on gas. Here I am on my first adventure, cruising Highway 1 from San Fransisco to San Diego. (I named her Black Stallion)
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    Here i am on my second trip, this time testing the off-road capabilities of my beast.
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    Added a few stickers (for shits and giggles)
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    Next up, i changed my halogen bulbs to HID lights, and for some reason one was a little burnt out, producing the pinkish-purple hue. I liked the look so I've kept the bulbs.
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    Next up, i decided to get new taillights. (Also removed some of my stickers for a cleaner look)
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    I liked these taillights better, but i decided to put my own twist on them (also added a sport sticker)
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    At this point I was still on stock wheels. One day I was at my friends house, and he had some BMW wheels laying around, so i lined them up to see how they would look
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    I loved the thought of having wheels on a prius. Later that night i checked craigslist and found some XXR 527's. I picked them up a few days later. I liked the look but didn't like that the car looked lifted.
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    A few weeks later i picked up some Tanabe NF210 springs from Priuszilla. The springs dropped the car about an inch and a half
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    And of course, i had to do a mini photoshoot
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    Some time later i ordered a roof rack off Ebay
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    Next, I had my fenders rolled and picked up some 50mm spacers. Here is Black Stallion with spacers on in the back
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    Even with rolled fenders the tires still rubbed. I had to take them off. For the next couple months the setup hasn't really changed, except for a few minor changes here and there. Here I am, offloading again with my dog (She passed away 2 weeks ago;( )
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    Here i am adventuring with her again, this time with a new snowboard rack
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    I found my sisters Yaris lip laying around, and decided to test fit. (Was too small)
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    (Here are my friends making fun of me)
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    A few weeks later I got genuine Toyota weather visors from Priuszilla, completely free! They sent me them for helping to promote them through my Instagram page (@priusadventures)
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    Here i am hitting the road again, this time at the Grand Canyon
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    After i got home, i was sifting through my brothers old car stuff and i found an old turbo
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    Some people actually believed me too
    Some time later i picked up some kayak racks to replace the snowboard racks
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    Fully functional too
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    Next up i ordered a lip from eBay
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    After about a month or two i decided to change my wheels up a bit. I wanted to plastidip them. For a few days i was back on stock wheels, but not for long
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    I found some Subaru Legacy wheels laying around at my brothers house, and lo and behold, they fit like a glove.
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    These wheels provided a little more ground clearance than my XXR's, and i decided to see how they performed offloading. Here i am offloading with my buddy (he couldn't keep up with me on his jeep)
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    a few days later i finally had the time to Plastidip my wheels, and here is the final product:
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    I renamed her Oreo, as the name better fit than Black Stallion
    Next up i blacked out the emblems on my trunk, all except the toyota sign
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    And here i am adventuring at Shasta
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    Some time later i had an idea, so i plastidipped the front and back lips, as well as the roof rack brackets 32.JPG
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    I didn't like the look of the lips, and i took the plastids off the next day. (The brackets stayed white)
    I added a small flag to my antenna, just for Patriotism
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    I had seen some people create custom diffusers for their bumpers, so i decided to make my own.
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    This is where things got interesting. I saw some guys on Instagram had "Send Nudes" on their spoilers. So i thought, why not put it on the bumper? Just for the hell of it
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    At this point i was torn between the Oem taillights and my red taillights
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    I decided on the OEM. I decided to build a makeshift duckbill spoiler as well
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    At this point, i didn't really care. It was fourth of July weekend so i started doing some random things to Oreo, testing out a few looks
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    I added some teeth and Headlight covers
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    And fixed the spoiler up a bit
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    I decided to go back to my red taillights
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    Here I am at Lake Tahoe on the 4th. The fitment was fire
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    After i got home i finished up my diffuser. Here is the final product (also plastidipped my spoiler)(patriotic af)
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    And once again...
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    A few weeks later I took a trip up to Seattle. I took the spoiler off (too much wind resistance)
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    #BlackLivesMatter
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    All black everything ;) I put the spoiler back on for Stancewars seattle
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    Came home, went on another offload trip. Diffuser and white wheels don't scare me;)
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    About a month ago i decided to get rid of the bumper again, and welcome back spoiler
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    This time i would make a diffuser for the rear bash bar. Here is part 1
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    planning part 2
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    Completed part 2
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    And lastly part 3
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    Didn't like how the fenders turned out so i got rid of it.
    Next up, i decided to carbon fiber wrap my hood
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    Big booty hoe ;)
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    Few weeks later i ordered some extended lug nuts
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    And this is where things got crazy
    I thought that the back looked ratchet, and that the front too casual. So, I decided to make the front a little ratchet as well. (No more carbon fiber hood) :(
    Part 1: Started by screwing some pipes onto the bash bar
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    Part 2: Painted the pipes white; Made a splitter; made a one-piece spoiler (pictures later on keep scrolling)
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    Part 3: Added more reinforcement bars; Painted bash bar (This has been called the Prius from Hell)
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    Part 4: Added last reinforcement bars
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    Didn't turn out too bad
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    Decided to take her to a local car show
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    (Took off the splitter because i stretched it up on a speed bump the day before)
    Brought home a trophy: Best JDM, 2nd place
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    From there, i put the front bumper back on and took the headlight covers off.
    Recently, i found some Style 95 BMW wheels laying around at my brothers house.
    I ordered some BMW adapters and got to work testing
    Here is the first test on thick tires
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    And testing with demounted tires
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    Might as well make some makeshift fender flares
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    And today i finally put the bumper back on, and decided to test again
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    WIIIIIIIIDDDDDEEEEEEEE
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    Currently waiting for my tires to arrive. Might have to cut some fenders to make it fit. I dont know how well my springs will handle them :/ But I've made it this far and can't turn back! Ill keep you guys posted on the updates! If you have any questions feel free to ask below! Also, if you want a more up-to-date on the build, follow my Instagram (@priusadventures) I post on there way more often than i do on here!
    (Little domo for good luck ;))
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    gorgeous! great write up and pics, congrats.(y)
     
  3. DonDNH

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    That's a lot of work done you've done on Oreo.
     
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    So a lot has been going on the past few days. I came back from Portland and started testing out a few things. I started with trying out some diffuser designs.
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    The next day I was test fitting the Style 95 on the front, and decided to see how it would look with my bash bar bumper.
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    Not bad, needs a little more wide
    Next I test fitted an exhaust
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    And yesterday my tires finally came in! After an alignment, I went to a tire shop and mounted my new tires. (Yes just the 2 front for now)
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    Total of around 3 inches wider in the front
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    Beast
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    The fitment was crazy
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    I took it for a test drive, and as expected, it rubbed on bumps. So, I removed the fender liners, and took it for another test drive. This time it didn't rub as much, but still rubbed nonetheless. So I had an idea. I had an extra fender laying around so I got to cutting and pulling
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    And then the lower half
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    Not bad for a first timer
    Later last night I took it off again to carbon fiber wrap it
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    And the final product
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    Not bad. Don't really have any time to do the other one just yet. Hopefully I can find some time this week. Still going to order tires for the rear wheels! Got some great things coming! Be on the lookout!
    If you want a more up-to-date follow on the build, make sure to follow my Instagram @priusadventures
     
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    Been following your progress on IG for a bit. Such an interesting ride!
     
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    I'm impressed, excellent job.
     
  8. Prius Gang

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    A lot has happened since my last post.
    Here is where I left off: just finished carbon wrapping the fender (still only had one set of new wheels mounted)
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    Next, I threw the front Style 95's onto the rear to test fitment. Here is the result:
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    The wheels were too big, the fender literally sat on the wheel. While I still had the wheels on I decided to mock up a diffuser
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    More or less that's how it will be
    Here I am just seeing how it would be with extremely wide wheels
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    Next, I had an idea and began turning it into reality. I started by removing my fender (and bumper because the bumper rubs without the fender to hold it)
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    Removed the carbon wrap and taxi paint
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    Later that night, when putting everything back together, I had an idea, grabbed some tape and began designing
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    The next day I had to run errands so I took off the bumper again (since the fender was getting repainted)
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    And the repainted fender
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    And taped down the design to the other side
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    And started drawing
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    "Make Art Not War"
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    This is how much I got done that day
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    The next day I drew a tribute to my dog, who passed away a couple months ago
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    Finally mounted the rear wheels
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    I had to put stock springs back on in the rear for the wheels to clear (front springs are Tanabe NF210 lowering springs)
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    Took a little Prius adventure (switched back to my old wheels to avoid rubbing)
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    came home and put the 95's back on. I noticed one of the front wheels were leaking air so I took them off
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    Patched them up, and took the Prius to a local car meet
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    Later that night my brothers Prius broke down so I had to come tow him home(this is the second time I have towed in my Prius, the first time I was towing my friends e36 m3)
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    Made it home safely! The next day I began to plastidip the shark teeth on the passenger side
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    And the finished product
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    Then I did a mock up of a splitter(as well as a little progress on the fender)
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    Installed new LED fog lights
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    And made the splitter. Decided to take it off after because I didn't have enough time to secure in properly
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    And a few nights ago I went to another car meet
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    Lately I've been trying to finish up drawing on my fender, almost halfway done already.
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    Still got a ton of things to do so be on the lookout! I'll be posting an update in abFollow my Instagram @priusadventures to keep up to date on the build!
     

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    Very nice artwork. I have a hard time understanding how the wheels and fenders are going to work, but hey, lol.
     
  10. Prius Gang

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    What do you mean by that? The front fenders will both be cut/pulled. Only the drivers side is done so far. I've got another plan for the rear so I can drop it back down
     
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    Ok, you're on it. :)
     
  12. Prius Gang

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    Since my last post I've had several things happen. First things first I had a mini photo shoot when it finally started raining in Sacramento
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    That evening I witnessed one of most gorgeous sunsets I've ever seen
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    A few days later when it was sunny I decided to throw the bmw wheels onto my brothers gen 3
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    My Prius looks funny back on the XXR's (also began on the teeth design) image.jpeg
    A few days later I developed a major exhaust leak. Turns out one of the bolts that connected the exhaust to the exhaust manifold broke off. Whenever the car was on it sounded like a tractor. Here I am on a homemade rig trying to diagnose the problem image.jpeg
    Every time I drove it sounded like a tractor, and I could smell the fumes. Needless to say I had to drive with the windows down. I ordered a new bolt and waited for it to come
    While the bolt was on the way, I redid my taillights. They went from glossy red to smoky/matte red
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    Next I finally finished the shark teeth.
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    I put the camber plates on in about half an hour and was on my way to my brothers house to replace my exhaust manifold. Here I am getting spotted by a friend in traffic
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    My brother had an extra exhaust manifold, which turned out great for me. My father and I replaced the manifold in about an hour. Here I am on the rig again(can really see the camber here)
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    And a quick few shots from different angles
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    And my Prius hat finally arrived!
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    With the camber plates on, the rear wheels were rubbing really hard. So this morning I swapped the wheels, the 19x9 front wheels I put in the rear and the 19x10 rear wheels I put in the front. The fitment looks a lot more flush and I'm considering keeping them this way for now. The ride is still bumpy, and the tires rub in the front as well, but not as badly as they were rubbing on the rears.
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    I'm leaving it be for right now. On Monday, I'm planning on putting the NF210 lowering springs back onto the rear(rear is on stock springs right now). Hopefully the wheels will be flush, but if not I plan on cutting/ pulling the fenders. As always, follow my Instagram @priusadventures to keep up to date on my build, as I barely post any updates on here! Feel free to ask any questions or leave comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! :)
     

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    Which roof rack did you get from eBay? Was it the universal one? How does it fit?
     
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    so, what is your major, again?
     
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    I don't remember. It fits pretty nice but when I'm carrying stuff it gets loose sometimes

    Business major
     
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    woow very nice mod and too much work
     
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    You are crazy. Love the creativity but the lack of function certainly isn't for me.

    You planning to build a widebody or just say F**** it and let the fenders eat the tires?

    Evan
     
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    It's still functionable as I'm only driving to school/work and back so it hasn't really been a problem. I'm planning on widening out the rear but I'm waiting to get coils first.
     
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    Oh wow I haven't posted in a while. I'll start from where I've left off. On my last post I was getting ready to lower the rear back onto my lowering springs.
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    Couple more pics of the new fitment
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    Hit a few potholes, pulling the fenders in, had to pull them out. Came out crumpled
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    Still turning heads tho;)
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    Decided to finish the fender once and for all
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    Parked. Ext to another Prius at college IMG_2514.JPG
    A fan invited me to take pics of my car and his
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    Finally, after 2 'I tha of drawing, I finished my fender IMG_2625.JPG found my car on a facebook page
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    Decided to plastidip my wheels to see how it would look in different colors. For the front I plastidipped white, for the rear I did a peppermint theme, white with red sprinkles IMG_2822.JPG IMG_2823.JPG
    Took her to the snow. (No chains) IMG_2828.JPG IMG_4214.jpg IMG_4424.jpg IMG_4321.jpg IMG_4386.jpg IMG_4389.jpg IMG_4358.jpg
    Did a little render of how she would look if she was slammed 4D5DA637-E1B9-4F3B-B993-B91D89DA8108.jpg
    Took the rear bumper off so I could cut the fenders
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    Parked again next to my Prius buddy
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    Ordered Megan Racing Coilovers
    Installed EZ 2 Street Series coilovers
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    Had a crazy idea for over fenders. Basically I cut this part out of a Prius and the rest is history
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    Progress on sanding
    Added some Christmas decorations, bow, garlands and a reindeer
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    Didn't really like the paint job so I redid it
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    Turned out better than expected
    Got an instagramsticker
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    Went for another photo shoot
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    And a trip down the coast
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    Took off the hood to paint it
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    And the final product (raised an inch for New Years weekend)
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    Another trip to the alignment shop IMG_3680.jpg
    Few days ago I took a trip to San Francisco (about 100 miles from where I am). Drove great, but as soon as I crossed the bay bridge I hit a huge pothole and could hear the tire airing out. Luckily had my spare and I drove into a parking garage and changed the tires. (Also plastidip shark mouth peeled off:( IMG_3682.JPG
    Currently still sitting on my spare.Tomorow I'm going to a tire shop and remounting my tires, lowering her back down, and installing camber bolts. As always for more up to date posts follow my instagram @priusadventures
    :) I'll post as soon as I can
     

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    Sorry for the spelling errors it's 2 am and it's been a long day
     
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