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Old 07-30-2010, 12:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You can do it, trust me. (: Your mods are starting to look very professional too!

I've got the wagon version of your car, but I think we weigh about the same. Stock anyway. Mine has a lot more steel, aluminum, and sound deadener asphalt than a factory one. You do have the option of making a 'prius shape' spoiler with yours, however.

The technique with mine to keep the torque converter locked on hills is about 65 mph up them and slowwwwwly losing speed down to about 55. It won't come unlocked and once you crest you can just coast down to the next start of a hill.

I'd also suggest either removing the mirrors entirely (camera maybe) or not bothering with them at all. It's an awful lot of work to reshape them.

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