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    Thread: V8 swap... into a Prius

    1. 12-16-2009 12:18 PM #1
      Just a silly idea I had. The irony would be killer though!

      Discuss.


    2. 12-16-2009 12:20 PM #2
      I'd drive one, but it has to have no cats, and be pretty load, so everyone knows

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      12-16-2009 12:24 PM #3
      It'd be a waste of a perfectly good V8.

    4. 12-16-2009 12:25 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by monkeytronic »
      It'd be a waste of a perfectly good V8.

      Prius is light and has the sleeper effect. I bet it would be a total hoot.

      call it potatography

    5. 12-16-2009 12:27 PM #5
      I agree, it's silly and pointless too. I guess it would be good for those who have too much $$$$ and have no clue what to do with it Otherwise if you're just getting by, the whole idea of modding a less than desirable looking Prius with a thirsty engine won't do you any good. Especially when you can just go out and buy a WRX, Civic Si, Cobalt SS if you really need more speed that bad at the expense of MPG. That's not to say there isn't better ways to get more MPG than the Prius too, for your dollars that is.

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      12-16-2009 12:29 PM #6
      This thread does not deliver.

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      12-16-2009 12:31 PM #7
      what about a haybusa or zx14 swap and leave the electric drivetrain in place for low end torks? that would be awesome, and it would most likely actually fit under the hood, idk how well the CVT would deal with it, though.

    8. 12-16-2009 12:32 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by XxCoryDxX »
      what about a haybusa or zx14 swap and leave the electric drivetrain in place for low end torks? that would be awesome, and it would most likely actually fit under the hood, idk how well the CVT would deal with it, though.

      That would be a better swap... from a size, sleeper, and practicality perspective. A V8 would make too much noise that it really wouldn't be a sleeper, and too much torque* that I'd wonder if the Prius would stay in one piece.

      * If you're going through the trouble of swapping in a V8, you're not going to put in a stock ~300hp small block.


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      12-16-2009 12:35 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by monkeytronic »
      It'd be a waste of a perfectly good V8.

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      12-16-2009 12:38 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by The Hybrid QB »
      ...it's silly and pointless too...

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      12-16-2009 12:46 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by XxCoryDxX »
      what about a haybusa or zx14 swap and leave the electric drivetrain in place for low end torks? that would be awesome, and it would most likely actually fit under the hood, idk how well the CVT would deal with it, though.

      Well, the "CVT" in a Prius is really an entirely different beast than a "normal" CVT, and infact there are no even remotely similar parts really.. I'd imagine it would work pretty well actually. The Prius drivetrain is actually pretty damn spiffy IMHO.

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    13. 12-16-2009 12:49 PM #13
      Hayabusa V8?

      http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm


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      12-16-2009 12:58 PM #14
      It's too obvious.

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      12-16-2009 01:26 PM #15
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      I'd drive one, but it has to have no cats, and be pretty load, so everyone knows

      I would DD this V8 Prius... Running so rich people behind it cry like they're cuttin onions, a cam that can barely idle, and a set of MT sportsmans so fat it looks like a steamroller from the rear. The tough part for me would be legally skinning enough special-interest banner-toting activists to adorn the interior in c**t leather.

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      12-16-2009 01:32 PM #16
      The only thing more fitting would be a Detroit Diesel with no emissions equipment present.

    17. 12-16-2009 01:32 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by The Hybrid QB »
      I agree, it's silly and pointless too. I guess it would be good for those who have too much $$$$ and have no clue what to do with it Otherwise if you're just getting by, the whole idea of modding a less than desirable looking Prius with a thirsty engine won't do you any good. Especially when you can just go out and buy a WRX, Civic Si, Cobalt SS if you really need more speed that bad at the expense of MPG. That's not to say there isn't better ways to get more MPG than the Prius too, for your dollars that is.

      You are taking this thread way too seriously.


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      12-16-2009 01:33 PM #18
      Talk about wrong wheel drive...

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      12-16-2009 01:36 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by turbo_nine »

      Prius is light and has the sleeper effect. I bet it would be a total hoot.

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    20. 12-16-2009 01:37 PM #20
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      12-16-2009 01:40 PM #22
      I came in expecting pictures and video of a V8 swapped Prius.

      Thread...I am disappoint.

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      12-16-2009 01:48 PM #23

      The concept is pretty stupid really, because the rest of the Prius is well, a Prius. You'd have to re-engineer the suspension front and rear since you're changing the drive layout. Also, the unibody in a Prius is probably not meant to handle V8 torque so you'd have to strengthen it, you'd have to add a bigger radiator and make a larger opening in the grille so enough air could circulate, etc etc. By the time you got finished it probably wouldn't be recognizable as a Prius, it would look more like a Funny car.

      It'd also be pretty retarded to chop up a Prius considering how well they hold their re-sale value, and that the value of a Prius at all is its hybrid-ness. Who would want one otherwise? A V8 Prius would be a ****ty hotrod and a ****ty econobox at the same time.

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      12-16-2009 02:11 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by SnowGTI2003 »
      This thread does not deliver.

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      12-16-2009 02:18 PM #25
      leave the pzev and the carpool lane stickers on

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    27. 12-16-2009 02:19 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Egz »

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      12-16-2009 02:20 PM #28
      My vote goes for Cummins diesel.
      Wouldn't black smoke pouring out of a Prius be a hell of a sight?
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      12-16-2009 02:20 PM #29
      It's a fun idea, but worthless with FWD. I'd still put cats on it because I'm not a dick.
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      12-16-2009 02:21 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by dr.g0nz0 »
      leave the pzev and the carpool lane stickers on

      this.

      then as soon as traffic comes to a halt, light up the tires and leave a smoke show!


      ah I wished this thread delivered with a blower v8 peeking out the hood of a prius.

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      12-16-2009 02:24 PM #31
      misleading thread is misleading.

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      12-16-2009 02:29 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by deucestudios »

      I would DD this V8 Prius... Running so rich people behind it cry like they're cuttin onions, a cam that can barely idle, and a set of MT sportsmans so fat it looks like a steamroller from the rear. The tough part for me would be legally skinning enough special-interest banner-toting activists to adorn the interior in c**t leather.

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      12-16-2009 02:37 PM #33
      A Prius with a 3S-GTE or 2ZZ-GE while maintaining the hybrid synergy drive would be pretty freaking cool, IMO.

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      12-16-2009 02:40 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by dr.g0nz0 »
      leave the pzev and the carpool lane stickers on

      Damn straight. I would love to drive something like this in the Smug Lane.

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    35. 12-16-2009 02:46 PM #35
      yeah, I thought this up pretty much for the irony.... sure, there would be lots of peripheral things to take care of, but the idea seemed novel and a little devious... so naturally, I liked it

      the diesel idea might take the cake though... black smoke out of a prius?!?! the environmentalists would be sh*tting their pants!


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