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Old 07-04-2009, 04:39 PM   This thread is in the EcoModder Project Library | #1 (permalink)
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Daox's 2004 Toyota Prius Build Thread

Time to start a new thread for the new car. I'm really psyched to get started with this car to see what it can really do with a bit of tweaking. But first, lets see some pics!














Alright, the first mod is a bit of a teaser, but it is the first step. In case you can't read it, that says 50.


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Old 07-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its got brand new tires on it (semi-unfortunate since I didn't get to choose them). They are Uniroyal Tiger Paws. I have no idea, but it has a semi-aggressive tread pattern on it, so RR is probably taking a hit, but I can't say that with certainty.

They're 44 max psi sidewall if anyone is wondering.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Day two, mod #2.

I took the Prius to the EV build day in Milwaukee. The guys had a lot of questions about it. I also wanted to install and EV mode switch since its a zero cost mod and will come in handy from time to time. Anyway, it was a quick an easy install. All you need to do is put a momentary switch inline with a pin on the EV ECU and ground the other end. It took all of ~30 minutes to do. I have pics on Ben's camera, so when I get them, they'll be posted.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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that looks awesome!
(i always wish i could afford one of those)


i figured youll do this soon

but probably much cheaper

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Old 07-05-2009, 11:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow - 2 days, 2 mods. I expect no less for the rest of the month.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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OOOOOH! (covet, covet, covet)

Nice ride.

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