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. Grit

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    Most likely hwy speeds of 75mph + with “great handling” tires. I’m back at 63mpgs on new tires that finally broke in with side spoilers finally installed, and almost 140K in the engine. You going to the upcoming meetup? I remember you wanted to attend the next.
     
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    Installed gas springs today. 20200118_133908.jpeg 20200118_133919.jpeg
     
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    "Installed gas springs today."

    Very nice indeed. Can we have a bit more information please: source, brand, cost?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks.

    Installation looks fairly idiot-proof: fasten the four tabs with ball-ends to hood and body in the proper locations, and Bob's your uncle, eh?
     
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    Yes, only a 10 minute job!
     
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    Idk what else to do :oops: for now
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    Side Splitters next! I put a pair weeks ago, so far so good. You already have front splitters so go for it (y)
     
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    "Gotcha" moment...

    Pix or didn't happen :whistle:
     
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    Yikes, got my own medicine haha. I'll take some photos tomorrow.
     
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    how did you change the color?
     
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    @Dylan Doxey stripped the dash and soldered each individual LED. For the speedometer area we used Roscolux gel film. Got the LEDs from mouser.com and the gel film off amazon.
     
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    Installed some Husky Floor liners - very well designed product!

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    Sold my 2012 Prius Plug-In Advanced!
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    Converting it to the JDM PHV “GR Sport.” Starting with the GR Navi wheels package. ECC0BC00-1474-42EA-9D3E-D11E8493776F.jpeg 943121B3-EB20-4BD9-9DF2-A3F8E500B5AC.jpeg

    I’ll make a build thread in the Prime forum lol. Oh I still have a few parts for sale from my Gen 3 like the Fujitsibo exhaust. I’ll update that thread soon. Shoutout to @hybridpit and others for helping with my Gen 3 + Prime. Been awhile but I’m back to modding :D
     

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    you got some pictures with the tails & break lights on?
     
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    I know I have posted the upgrades I did to my Prius in this thread in the past, but since then there have been some more updates. So I am going to start from the beginning with my first "upgrade" to the car.

    - Replaced the headlights with Maxlux HID kit. After almost 5 years, they are still running strong. But I have a feeling that I will be replacing them sometime this year because they have over 70k miles on them (I run the headlights all the time).

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    Other than these updates, the only "major" service I have done so far is the tire replacements. Other than that I have only done regular maintenance to include oil, oil filter, wiper and air/cabin air filter changes (both filters changed at 60k miles). Though I am planning on doing a proper brake fluid flush around 80k miles because I think its time.

    The only vehicle cheaper to maintain than my Prius is my V-Twin 2-wheeler.
     

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    Photos of side splitters & some weird rear side stuff. Mailman saw photos being taken and said that's the most aggressive Prius he's ever seen :ROFLMAO:

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    Where's the back seat:whistle:?

    And who needs a passenger seat either:p.

    Missed you yesterday(y).
     
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    Back seat is where it will always be, in the living room closet to reduce overall weight :ROFLMAO:

    Hobby conflicts I tell ya. Months ago I scheduled (prepaid) to run a race event on 1/25 so a sacrifice was made. Hope you & everyone at the meetup had a great time, can't wait for the next one. By the way, I received a medal for 2nd place finish in my age group.
     
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    Congrats on the finish:).

    How long was the race:whistle:?

    There's always next time for the meetup(y).
     
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