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Old 08-09-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Prius... unless you could buy an aftermarket MASK of any type (Great new business opportunity!)

I would love to do a 'Casket Wrap' for a Ford Flex. (Grandpa Munster image on the hood)
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Prius... unless you could buy an aftermarket MASK of any type (Great new business opportunity!)

Priuses are customized quite a bit, as the pics I linked to on the previous page shows (a very small sampling of what's out there.)
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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I dunno....my Yugo with 22's and a rear wing is pretty sweet.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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If you have the money to customize a Prius or Aztec why wouldn't you just use the money to buy a decent looking car to start with and cover any added fuel costs.

I wonder many of those customized Prii do they recognize it actually now looks even worse. Do they do emperor's new clothes and convince themselves it looks great, or do they actually say oops" Maybe they just think nothing can make a Prius worse looking, so any change must be an improvement. But then why select an ugly to begin with? Puzzling.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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If you have the money to customize a Prius or Aztec why wouldn't you just use the money to buy a decent looking car to start with and cover any added fuel costs.

I wonder many of those customized Prii do they recognize it actually now looks even worse. Do they do emperor's new clothes and convince themselves it looks great, or do they actually say oops" Maybe they just think nothing can make a Prius worse looking, so any change must be an improvement. But then why select an ugly to begin with? Puzzling.



Many people just like being different than the crowd. It's as simple as that. If the crowd is modifying Mustangs and Civics, then it's different to mod a Prius or Aztek.


I have a Volt. It's not a Camaro or Porsche, but I'd like it to have different wheels to look a little better to me and be different than most other Volt owners. My blue Volt would look great with these wheels:


https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5449/1...e693462c_b.jpg
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I have an engine block heater, trickle battery charger, oil pan heater, auto start, grill blocker, receiver frame hitch, bike rack, kayak trailer, summer and winter tires with extra rims on my.....


starts with a P... ends with a ....rius
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:42 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Priuses are customized quite a bit, as the pics I linked to on the previous page shows (a very small sampling of what's out there.)
Pretty comical for the "squat" (Negative Camber) but... NONE of these are 'masks', they all still look like a Prii

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Many people just like being different than the crowd. ...I'd like it to have different wheels to look a little better to me and be different than most other Volt owners. My blue Volt would look great with these wheels:
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OK... I got over that stage about age 17, so the decades since then have been Performance over perception (the least obvious the better to ward off the cops and tweakers) I am more akin to the bumper sticker "Real Hot-rods don't have nice paint".

Each to their own, my money has never been spent on 'image' (haircuts, wheels, cars, paint)

Customize by adding specialized suspension / engine / drivetrain / efficiency (not recognized from street view / , no (noticable) negative camber or lowering or NOISE)

As a performance driver, I have VERY high expectations of handling / performance. Image is of no importance. (since Jr high)
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Toyota Avalon (larger sedan) and Toyota Sienna (minivan).

Last edited by Jowel; 08-09-2018 at 05:57 PM..
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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Are there any cars that you think the owners are most satisfied with it's look - or don't think it's worth the bother to customize it?
2004-2006 Dodge Durango. The only non-exotic, non-classic vehicle I've ever failed to find projector headlights for. Not fog lights. Each model, even in the aftermarket, are all reflector housing. The 1998-2003 models have projectors available, as the part was shared with the Dodge Dakota, but you're SOL if you own a 2004-06 or 07-09 generation.

I defy ANYONE to find them.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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not many people customize a lincoln towncar or mercury grand marquis. early LTDs also dont get customized much either.
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