What do you do when you can't find the right wing?......Build it yourself

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by priveneno, Apr 15, 2018.

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  1. Overkill

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  2. Just right

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  3. Speechless

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  4. Why???

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  5. Hmmmm.......Maybe

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  6. No thanks

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  1. priveneno

    priveneno New Member

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    After looking at various options for rear wings for my prius to complement the wald bodykit, none ticked my box so I found a wing that was on a japanese audi R8 and that was my "ah ha" moment.... so i took the pics to my very talented local total performance shop, Kanoo Performance and after many sleepless nights waiting and tweaking ...

    My baby got back :)

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    Taken by itself, I'd say overkill. But taking everything else on your car that you've added, it fits in nicely lol.
     
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    Ugly personified.
     
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    Two words hit me immediately: INCREASED DRAG
     
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    The workmanship on the wing and the rest of the car looks perfect. If you're going to mod a car, do it right and you have. Personal design/aesthetics are secondary to doing a good job. And if that's what your vision of the car is, it looks extremely well executed.

    Just curious, what does the view out the rear-view mirror look like? With all that extra material, I'm guessing it's not so great. Driven and have lots of cars where you can't see anything out the backside, looks like that is true here lol.
     
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    True - it looks like the quality is good.

    One thing which intrigues me - with the 4 massive exhausts, did that have negative effects on the engine's driveability, or are they masked by the hybrid operation. I remember a long time ago where some friend's cars where the backpressure was reduced so much by a large (but much smaller exhaust than yours) and they had noticeable driveability issues. How will it affect warranty?

    Also, is the exhaust hot enough for the catalytic converter to work without clogging up and causing the O2 sensor/s (I presume PRIUS has them) to send an error message or go into limp-home mode?
     
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    yes thats pretty much the case its like driving around with a building site :) all that scaffolding i will attach a pic (i tried my best yoga position) to get it Photo 19-04-2018, 17 06 22.jpg Photo 19-04-2018, 17 08 56.jpg
     
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    I basically took the prius and mde it what i wanted it to be and threw out the mileage or the "prius ethos" so to answer your question no effect on driveability at all its the same as before and i havent taken a measurement of the temps etc but so far all seems to be in working condition

    and as a side note the car is a mix of diff parts but the back bumper and exhaust are part of the WALD kit
     
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    Visibility is far better than I might have expected.
     
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