The "Send Nudes" Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Prius Gang, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    That static stance is crazy low.
     
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    I appreciate the irreverence here, and the dedication of labor hours. What is the overall hit to fuel economy tho?
     
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    I’m guessing he’s averaging around 38-41mpg still. I was on my 19s - right at 40.5 - Roughly 8% mpg loss... not too bad.
     
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    Thanks for that info. I just picked up am '07 Prius & was worried I'd be forever stuck with the stock wheels to get 40+ MPG. Now my used wheel hunt begins!
     
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    if you get light wheels not stupid oversized, you should be able to get closer to 50mpg summer.
     
  6. Prius Gang

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    It depends on how I drive and what I have on the car. For example, when I first got the wheels on I was still averaging 45-50 mpgs. Toss on a roof rack+basket, bigger lip and a diffuser and I started getting around 35-45 mpgs. Turn on ac? Anywhere from 30-35. I also started driving with my engine brake almost constantly on(to help brake and dodge potholes, also because it sounds better with my exhaust) My current average is 28mpg but on highways it dips to around 21, probably due to the increased wind resistance and added weight. Just two of the wheels are heavier than all the oem wheels. Add the spare as well as the roof rack and it's no wonder. I don't mind at all, mpgs have never been a big deal for me. I'm more of a form over function kinda guy. Plus the Prius still gets better mpgs than my benz(averaging around 10mpg) so I don't mind the halving of the mpgs. When I had my 17' xxrs on I actually got better mpgs than on stock wheels. I was averaging 50mpg on the xxrs while 45 on the oems. Hope this helps
     
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    (I still have my xxrs if you're interested)
     
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    I'd bet it was the rack more than anything else - the front lip should actually increase your mileage.
     
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    Damn dude I thought I was busy!!! Holy sh#&!
     
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    Been a while since I posted. Here are a few updates. Went down to the lake so I had to take the bumpers and sideskirts off for extra clearance.
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    Threw on some spacers
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    Planning for rally wing
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    Planning next seasons fitment
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    Planning next wrap
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    Quick photoshoot
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    New wrap, wheel color
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    More flowers
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    Had a car show the next day, repainted diffuser
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    Fitment
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    Another quick photoshoot
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    Began wrap on the other side
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    Had a flat
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    Another show, Karmecca Sacramento
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    Another show, Toyotafest Long Beach
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    Last year for comparison
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    Another comparison from last year
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    Began planning for the new collage
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    My oem black fender
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    Video shoot
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    Render of what it would look a few inches lower
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    Went camping 4th of July weekend
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    Got a little dirty off-roading
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    Mock up for battle aero inspired chassis mount
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    All nice and shiny
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    Failed smog test :(
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    Putting stock bumper back on
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    And unwrapped
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    Another photoshoot
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    Took off the red
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    New wheel color, stock taillights, exhaust and diffuser back on
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    Fender off, back to black
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    Had to work on fitment a bit
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    Finally got enough breathing room to drive
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    Redid template for wing
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    Peeled off plastidip, outlined the design
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    Began the collage, collaborating with a few people
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    Will take a while to finish
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    That's where I'm at right now, as always follow my Instagram for more up to date posts
     
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    I bet your neighbors think you're kinda weird.
     
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    Here is where I left off last time
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    Took apart the coilovers
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    New springs, 18k spring rate
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    Sitting low
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    Took off the lip to trim it down
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    Took off the fender to try on some beefier tires while I repainted the wheels
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    Got the alignment dialed in, -5 camber all around
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    Measuring/trimming the lip/side skirts
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    Testing out the new low on the road
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    Everything put back together
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    Testing a wing
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    Talk about fitment
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    Cleaned up the engine bay a little
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    For those wondering, still have 95% of my turn radius
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    New headlights
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    Began working on the taillights
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    Back to silver wheels
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    Began Christmas decor
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    Just imagine that
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    Took off all the wrap, stickers, plastidip, going for a clean look for this season
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    Currently have a ton of parts ordered, planning on going wider, a little lower, new wheel color, new aero and new widebody. Going to be one crazy year, as always make sure to follow me on insta for more updates @priusadventures
     
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    Surprisingly low...and your right, great fitment stance for coilovers. As always, appreciate the effort you put into your car regardless the status quo...definitely not a typical Prius driver. Nicely done.

    At what point do you think you'll switch to bags so you can lift and slam your car in an instant? Would help with your offroad/stance adventures...
     
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    Honestly don’t think I ever will, unless I get a sponsor or something haha. I’ve come too far to take the easy way out now if you know what I mean
     
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    LOL @ the dive planes on that front bumper.
     
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    The cherry branch/blossoms are a great touch.

    And your seasonal themes are always amazing.

    How are the nudes coming along, any action as of late?
    I can. Though personally would only want an extra 2"- 6" inches of clearance all around.

    Might be stuck with adding spacers and wheels/tires for an extra 5" like : Lifted Prius

    Would need better struts and shocks, no sense in burning up street gear if something heavy duty can be interchanged.

    Now if we could find a Russian/Mongolian off-road Prius club/shop for possible interchange part # etc :whistle:
     
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    Picking up where I left off. Got 2 inch spacers. Installed them, testing how much I’d need to cut
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    Stock wheels back on. Mounting wider tires
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    New tires on, still tucking
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    Lip off
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    Spaced out the fronts, trimmed the fenders to fit
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    Installed 18k springs in the rear, trimmed panel and door to fit
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    Began the widebody. Started with a ton of foam
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    Shaving
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    More shaving
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    Bit more
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    And the final shape
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    And the rear
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    Taped up
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    Fiberglassed
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    Bit trimming and planning
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    Removed foam, most of trimming done. Mounted the overfenders
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    Began bondo work
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    That’s how she sits as of now. Waiting for the rain to clear up to start sanding and adding more layers. Video on how to make them will be made once I begin the other side. As always follow my Instagram @priusadventures for more up to date posts
     
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    The multitool and angle grinder are a nice touch (y)
     
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    Wow, that widebody is coming out pretty awesome! Great work and thanks for the step by step on how you did it. I might tackle something like that for my Gen 3.
     
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