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Old 05-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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F8L's 2012 Prius - '12 Toyota Prius Three with Solar Roof
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The avatar picture is my old Prius. The new one has the OE Plug In wheels which are a little more aerodynamic looking.

The worry with the TRD springs is they are designed for the regular Prius which has a smaller battery and weighs about 100lbs less. This may create a little butt sag. Since I have never seen a Plug In with the TRDs in person I cannot say for certain but some of the pictures I've seen are worrisome. With the H&Rs I can get them for $200 installed through a friend.

This is more of a mental exercise than anything. The relatively clean body of the Prius makes the idea of lowering for better aero a little confusing because of what Neil stated. Lowering a car with a very clean underside may create drag.
2012 Prius Three with Solar Roof - Blizzard Pearl w/dark gray interior: Prius Plug-In 15" Wheels | Michelin Energy Saver A/S 195/65/15 tires | TRD Lowering Springs | WeatherTech FloorLiners | Scangauge II | Morimoto/DDM HIDs 5000K | Clazzio Leather Seat Covers | Best Tank: 71.7mpg@702miles | Best Trip: 95.9mpg@233miles
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