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Old 03-26-2010, 03:18 AM   #1
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it really gets good when they discuss electric turbo's....

Yep.
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why are they even talking about modifying the prius in the first place...

I couldn't even read the whole thread there was so much stupid
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Haha, dumb ******s.
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what the hell?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:21 AM   #5
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I am dumber now.
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Next up, V8 swap.
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Next up, V8 swap.
This inspired a google search for "V8 Prius"... this is what I found:



I was slightly amused.
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Yesterday I spoke to a guy in CA (626-839-8350), who actually installed a turbo in a 2004 with great success. It boosted the engine power from 75 hp to over 100 hp.
They only modified one Prius and decidied not to go any further. That car is in Japan.
It would have cost around $600.
This was in the first post... I stopped reading there.

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Ask yourself something though: Is wanting "performance" out of a Prius really any different than wanting it from a honda civic?

I think its one in the same..
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They should have bought a VW TDI. The turbo diesel would love those hills & more power is a chip away.
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"i am looking to add a turbo to the prius not for more power but for more feul eff.

more air into the engine means to me a better burn and so less fuel needs to be taken in."

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Shame someone on here can't get a surplus of electric turbos together and do a prius group buy lol, make some money off those idiots.
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Don't they already sell those little electric superchargers that go into your intake? Maybe you could buy a lot of those in bulk dirt cheap and mark them up. Haha! Just a thought...

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Good. Hopefully they will blow up their cars which I am sure are already setup relatively lean from the factory and with decent compression and then give the Prius an even worse name so that we dont have to subsidize those things as much and the propective owners will just buy TDis so that this country can start showing the automakers that we LIKE small sporty cars with TQ that get good gas mileage even if they do sound a little different.

I cant wait for people to start realy thinking about what types of matirials go into those battery packs and where those matirials come from. Makes an oil well look like a granola bar.
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Don't already sale those little electric superchargers that go into your intake? Maybe you could buy a lot of those in bulk dirt cheap and mark them up. Haha! Just a thought...
Jusus Chrysler. Are you trying to compete with Magna for the most abuse of the English language on here? For ****'s sake.....


On a side note... why are we reading a thread started 5 years ago...with a 2-year revival in 2007 and another 2-year revival in 09? What a bunch of dumbfucks.

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #17
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Ask yourself something though: Is wanting "performance" out of a Prius really any different than wanting it from a honda civic?

I think its one in the same..
yeah but check out the low end on the prius:





100 ft lbs from the dawn of time til the end of the universe. the RPM is wacky probably because of the CVT.
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Hmmmm torque.
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That's why they spank stock Miatas.
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Holy crap seriously, I ventured into the fuel economy section of that forum and one of the first topics was UNEVEN TIRES

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Let's say someone's left front tire is 43psi and the right front is 42psi--that someone being me. Safety concerns aside, what sort of effect could this potentially have on your mileage?

I found my tires to be off by 1-2PSI on each side recently. Obviously I evened them out immediately, but it made me wonder if I could've lost a significant percentage of potential efficiency. Thoughts?
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