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Old 02-21-2016, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend that owns a car lot just scored an 07 Prius beater for me at auction .
150000 mi.i have to change a front axle bearing,but he is painting it tomorrow !
I'm a little excited .I have a 77 mile commute each way to work.
Where should I start?

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Old 02-21-2016, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Put Torque Pro on an Android and load up the custom PIDs related to that vehicle. Check out Priuschat.com for all the info.

2007 is the year I would buy if looking at a Gen II. Congrats.
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First mod (after tire pressure & instrumentation): grille blocking is pretty quick, easy & effective:



From: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ing-32497.html

Monitor coolant temperature of course.

Further aero mods after that considering your highway drive.
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Second the aero mods. Grill blocking, smooth wheel covers (paint pizza pans and bolt them to the trim rings), and ditch the passenger mirror (driver mirror required in Oklahoma, I believe). Remove the rear wiper if you don't use it; you can plug it with a nylon plug from Lowe's or Home Depot and some silicon caulk. Tires at sidewall pressure.
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Thanks for all the tips.Guess I got lucky on the year model.i think he got it for about 2000.$ at auction.i joked that with the price of gas (1.15 last week,back to about 1.34 now) they should be giving these away��.they should be putting the base coat clear coat on today I put several hours in on sanding myself,andthe axle hub bearing is on the way 40$.it will probably be 3000.$ by the time I get to commute with it.
I don't use android devices yet I'm kind of stuck with Apple for now.
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Great deal with the Prius. I agree with the others. Grill block for sure. Possibly air dam as well.

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