What did you do to ur Gen III Prius today????

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sfv41901, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. sfv41901

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    Hey Matt, did u do anything different? It seems brighter

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    Popped off the plastic wheel covers on my 2012 and used the electrical pannel pop out cover trick that's much talked abouton the forum to fill in the center holes. Used some silver metallic outdoor metal spray paint I had to paint the caps. Total cost about $4. The black alloy wheels look great with my dark blue Prius--very futuristic stealth looking.

    May eventually buy proper center caps depending on how these hold up in the long term but wanted to see how the bare alloy wheels looked with the pastic covers off so for $4 I couldn't resist trying it out.
     
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    Installed my Clazzio seat covers this weekend: 20130113_161826.jpg 20130113_162400.jpg 20130113_162135.jpg 20130113_162504.jpg
     
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    Sean- nothing different other than the plasti dipped emblem which chris did before sending it to me. I wonder if you have a bum inverter? Ill send you a new one to try if you'd like.
    Matt
     
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    They are Genuine Leather all black (the inside sections are perforated). I didn't want to wait the six weeks :confused: for custom thread/color etc.

    As for the install... more intense than I expected but doable. You have to take the back seat completely out of the car. I used a mirror to see under the front seats to unlatch the stock fabric (you'll see what i'm talking about ;) ). Give yourself a good two or three hours minimum to install. I couldn't be happier with them though... the quality is amazing!! :D

    As for the vinyl... yes, i wrapped everything you see with 3M 1080 Carbon Fiber. I started with the roof a while ago and kind of got carried away with it :whistle: I think i'm done wrapping now though. At least nobody else has an interior like mine :cool:

    Thanks for the interest!
     
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    how did you remove those door panels ? looks nice !!!

    btw, how much did you buy your leather seats for ?

    thnx
     
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    Thanks! (y) I didn't remove the door panels, wrapped it right over the fabric. It worked out nice because they still have cushion. It's been on their for a few months now and shows no sign of coming off. The vinyl is very durable.

    I paid $404.10 from Clazzio Seat Covers, Seat Covers but i DO NOT recommend this dealer!! I'm going to write up a review about them once I've settled by second sale (seat heaters)... it's been nothing but a headache dealing with this dealer.

    I'm curious, how much did you pay for yours?
     
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    what kind of seat heaters are you planning to get ?

    cheers !!
     
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    I already purchased these Clazzio Seat Covers Seat Heaters from the same dealer but didn't receive them (shipped) with the seat covers... so now i have a Paypal dispute open with this dealer because they are ignoring my emails and never pick up their support line.

    Wish me luck!
     
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    there are
    there were a couple options with the heat warmers, just wondering which option you went with ?

    DIY ?

    thanks !!
     
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    I went with the removable ones that simply plug into the Aux jack (the cheapest ones). I was thinking about drilling a small hole into the center console and placing the control in there. I wanted the removable ones so i could use them in other cars if needed.
     
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    I had good luck with Bean Garage when ordering Clazzio Seat Covers. I had to return mine because my girlfriend bought me a set for Cjristmas and the guy at Bean Garage was great.
     
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    I didn't find anything bad about this particular dealer (Clazzio Seat Covers, Seat Covers) when i was looking into them. I also had a coupon code so that's what drove me to purchase from them. If i knew then what i know now, i would have just paid the extra money to avoid all the headache... if they had simply responded to any one of my multiple emails or many calls, my opinion of them would be very different. Their customer service is just plain bad.
     
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    I don't think it's the inverter cause I swapped them & got the same result......maybe it's just me
     
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    Hmm. I have one last idea, shoot me an email.
    Matt
     
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    do u have a link ?

    thanks
     
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    interesting :)

    is there any way to tap the 12v power source directly to the fuse box ?

    I'm gonna get these for sur :p

    thanks for the link Sean !!
     
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    I don't see why u can't hard wire them in......it would make for a cleaner install.
     
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