Army Green is my favorite color by far, but I still don't like the white roof, so I'm finally going to get around to painting it to match soon.I like the green color, it's growing on me. Might have to buy another one!
Was the light bar "extraction" purely aesthetic or wind noise related? Do you still have those brackets?...
After some minor cosmetic changes (sticker peeling, OEM TT black door handles, mirrors, front grill, and light bar extraction...
The trip was amazing, we are heading back again this summer for sure.srhamlin -
The scenery shown in your Bay of Fundy photos is spectacular, that must have been a memorable trip.
A few questions for you:
1. Did you install your ExtremeAire Magnum compressor yet? If so, care to share some photos of the setup? That is one beast of a compressor, 1.5HP & 80+ amps.
2. What was the major impediment to finishing up the Koito projector headlights? You obviously have no reluctance to tackle complex upgrades, so just curious if there was a specific issue that brought things to a halt. I like the idea of using LED projectors transplanted from another Toyota model, rather than aftermarket units, and don't want to deal with the other issues unique to xenon systems.
(And, were you able to buy just the LED headlight modules, rather than complete Prius headlight housing assemblies? Standard Prius '16 and later, not Prius C?)
I noticed the fan on the back of the Prius modules; in the original Prius setup, do the fans pull ambient air into the housing, or just circulate air within the sealed housing? In the OEM setup, are there any other heat-transfer features that would help pull heat out of the housing and dissipate it in the engine bay?(snip)
If you look at the pics of the Koito projector, in order to center the lens inside the round headlight housing, I would have to basically chop off the entire lower half of the bucket and housing to fit the fan and electronics. Then form an entire new piece out of ABS and mold it to the housing, in order to keep that entire unit inside the headlight assembly and out of the elements. Surely do-able, and I believe there is plenty of space to pull it off on the drivers side even with the battery I have, but it wasn't as much of a priority as everything else I still have to get done.
I still have my original headlights, and still have the Koitos, so someday I may dive back in. The projectors are from the 2016+ Prius' and can be purchased right from Lightwerks or RetroFitSource for around $300.
They just circulate air inside the housing. They are barely warm to the touch when running, another reason I wanted to use them since the whole unit would have resided inside the housing.I noticed the fan on the back of the Prius modules; in the original Prius setup, do the fans pull ambient air into the housing, or just circulate air within the sealed housing? In the OEM setup, are there any other heat-transfer features that would help pull heat out of the housing and dissipate it in the engine bay?
I did for a couple days, think it may have whistled a tad. Guess depends how sensitive you are to such sounds. My awning, 35" MT's, and stuff piled on the roof don't bother me at all, but I see people upset by such things all the time. My music is always louder.Did you get a chance to take it onto a highway while the light bar was still installed? Just wondering how bad the wind noise is with these mounts.