Aerodynamic Improvements you can make in a 2001 to 2003 Prius to reduce drag..On most 2001 to 2003 Prius cars the front license plates hangs down over the air intake in the bumper creating unnecessary drag.
You can move the fender up by drilling two new holes in the plate.
Look up the laws in your area regarding modifying your license plate. If they are restrictive you may have to modify the mounting bracket rather than the plate.
Remove the plate.
Put fingernail polish or any other slow drying paint around the holes
Position the plate so it will create minimal drag and so the holes will not go through any of the symbols on your license plate. (You do not want to make the plate any less readable.)
Press against the holes.
Look at the marking if they are not quite level center with a ruler from one edge of the plate. And center punch an indentation with a nail etc.
Drill your holes and mount your plate.
Congratulate yourself. You have just removed several square inches of unnecessary drag from the front of the car!
|Hybrid partsAs an owner of a Prius I have found some parts that you might want.(see below)|
I have tested them on the five Prius cars I have owned. We have been selling 12 volt batteries for hybrids since 2005. The Optima deep discharge batteries work great on a hybrid. (These batteries have thicker lead plates to allow more discharges instead of lot of cranking amps. You do not need cranking amps on a hybrid because the high voltage battery cranks the engine.)
I have also been testing the Intimidator Prius Batteryand found it still had over 70% of capacity despite the fact that is was deeply discharged on several ocassions due to the car not being driven.
"A short time ago I sent an email requesting the USPS tracking number. I am now pleased to inform you that this information is no longer necessary, in light of the fact that USPS has already delivered my Prius battery. In my opinion this is nothing short of miraculous! Kudos to you and your shipper, the U.S. Postal Service!
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