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Old 06-13-2009, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blacked Out Prius

Because of the insane amount of miles I've been putting on my daily drivers, I decided to take the plunge and buy the economical, and LA Trendy, Prius. During the last month, I've had everything blacked out. The next step is the Shark Fin Antenna -- not sure about whether or not to tint the headlights. What are your thoughts?









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Old 06-13-2009, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Drop in a Chevy 350 with a supercharger instead. It just bolts on.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely tint the headlights, you've blacked out everything else and besides, it never really gets that dark in LA. Maybe do something about those lugnuts, too!
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Looks great!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the next mod should be a "for sale" sign
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, it's still ugly. Sorry.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the next mod should be a "for sale" sign
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You should paint the rings that go on the outside of the rims and put them back on. Its sounds funny but when you take the rings off you loose 1-1.5 mpg's. Im a prius certified master tech and they actually talked about that in training.
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+2 LOL, that was great.
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or worse still - a WTT
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You should paint the rings that go on the outside of the rims and put them back on. Its sounds funny but when you take the rings off you loose 1-1.5 mpg's. Im a prius certified master tech and they actually talked about that in training.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Congrats on the prius... but



Coulda got one of these! They actually look like a real car. Got it for the stickers - saves me 30 min a day in traffic. I actually really like it as a DD, works well and is a good car
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You definitely need black lugs to complete the look.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Tinted head lights has to be one of the dumbest ideas out there. Most people and car companies strive to get brighter headlights for safety and darkening them just seems so dumb. Even dark tail lights are a danger to you since it makes it much harder to see when you are stopping, specially with so many distractions people already have in their cars. Be safe man.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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...black it out completely, make it evil, and then install a ridiculously loud engine-sound-playback system...
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Reminds me of the econo version of the car from Men In Black.
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Looks about 1000x better than a normal Prius... good work.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Next Mod should be to light it on fire!
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wow, even its shadow is black.
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It reminds me of an enemy assault vehicle from MegaForce.
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