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Old 02-05-2019, 08:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TexasCotton View Post
I am considering your light weighting process of vehicle on my 08 Gen2 Prius

Additionally am considering using Lexan to replace some of the rear window glass and possible rear hatch
Don't expect much increased fuel economy from reducing weight (if any). At highway speeds added weight is a pretty small part of the fuel economy equation, though certainly non-zero and if you're aiming for max, I'd say go for it.

You'll probably mostly notice better acceleration and probably better handling but at the expense of greatly increased cabin noise and ride harshness.
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