2013 Toyota Prius v Consumer Review: Prius Vs need MODDING!

2013 Toyota Prius v - Consumer Review

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Two Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Prius Vs need MODDING!
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2013 Toyota Prius v Two 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

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I bought my Prius V for its roominess and fuel economy.
Then I found it lacked a lot in handling. Better than a Prius sedan but still lacking. The long body is a "dishrag", begging to be stiffened.
Luckily I found "Juiced Hybrid" in Redwood City, CA and the parts I needed to make it go really handle as it should.
Now, with all handling parts installed it handles FAR better and is much safer in emergency maneuvers.

I've installed:
1. three underbody stiffener braces
2. 17" ENKEI RPF1 wheels and Yokohama V rated 215/50/17 tires
3. front and rear sway bars
4. strut tower bar
5. 5% stiffer and 1" lower coil springs
6. INJEN cold air intake system with MAF sensor attachment port (slightly more power and slightly better highway mpg.)

I've installed some electronics mods:
1. Prius V specific LED fog lights
2. LED running lights (in the grille)
3. shark fin antenna (body color matched)
4. LED interior lights
5. hard-wired line for my Garmin GPS
6. LED lighted rear bumper lights replaced the reflectors

My next hybrid will likely be a Toyota RAV. I need more road clearance and AWD.
Toyota needs to improve its hybrid electric motors. More POWER is needed!

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