Friday 20th September 2019,
Models In The Trunk

Rodney Esteban – Toyota Prius

Mike Morgan September 22, 2011 Blog, Featured, Featured Cars 1 Comment

Name:  Rodney Esteban Affiliation:  Fuscion
Car: 2010 Toyota Prius

Interior

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Bellezza Luxury VIP Curtains
Bellezza Steering Cover
Clazzio Custom Leather Seating / Door Panels
Clazzio Custom Neck Pillows
CarID Lexus Birdseye Maple Wood Trim
Interior Sound Deadening
Junction Produce VIP Fusa
Junction Produce VIP Shirotsuna
OGS Electronic Gear Shifter
The Tint Factory 3M Crystalline Window Film

Exterior

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FIVE:AD Full Polyuethane Body kit
JDM Toyota Mirror Housings with LED Flash/Position/Entry Feature
JDM Toyota Side Visors
Toyota Commemorative 10 Years of Prius Award Badging
Clear Pro 3M Clear Paint Protection
Colgan Custom Front Mask
O-Nex TR-1 Dry Carbon Fiber Roof Panels
O-Nex TR-1 Dry Carbon Fiber Rear Valiance
HB 65 Personalized Plates
Shaved Rear Wiper
Various Exterior Trim painted Blizzard Pearl to match

Engine
ZVW30  Toyota HSD Hybrid Synergy Drive System
ENGINER  PHV Box (Coming Soon)

Wheels / Tires

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FIVE:AD S6:F 18X7.5 Bronze
FALKEN ZIEX ZE912
MGP Caliper Covers

Suspension
Air Runner Suspension Super Low Down Version
Air Runner Pancake Air Tank
Viair 380C Air Compressor
Tanabe USA Sustec Strut Tower Bar
Tanabe USA Sustec Under Brace
Cusco USA Center Power Brace

ICE/Audio
Beat Sonic Shark Fin Antenna
Hertz / Audison Premium System (Coming Soon)

Lighting
r7m1908 LUXER1 Japan LED Energy Efficient accent bulbs
O-Nex HID Energy Efficient Headlamps
O-Nex HID Energy Efficient Foglamps
MBRO Japan LED Front Flashers
O-Nex LED Daytime Running Lamps
SPEC D TUNING Full LED Taillamps
iJDMToy Footwell LED Lighiting
V-LEDS exterior LED Lighting

MISC
Prius III Package – Solar Roof and Navigation Upgrade

SPONSORS
FIVE:AD / FIVE AXIS DESIGNS
FALKEN TIRE Corporation
AIR RUNNER
TANABE
CUSCO
CLAZZIO
SPEC D TUNING
3D CARBON
BEAT SONIC
THE TINT FACTORY
MGP CALIPER COVERS
NEWPORT AUTOSOUND
IMPERIAL BODY SHOP

Introduce yourself and where can we see you rolling?

Aloha, my name is Rodney.   I am currently an MBA grad student at Concordia Lutheran University in Irvine, Southern California.  My emphasis is Green Business / Sustainability.  I am the Clazzio Calfornia Regional Sales Associate.  You can see me rolling throughout Southern Calfornia between LA and Orange Counties at the Gas, Electric, and Hybrid Shows and Events.

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What was the most difficult thing about modifying a Prius

With the tremendous support from the Sponsors, modifying the Prius was the easiest project build I’ve done.  The challenge was to see if the modifications would be accepted both in the Non-Hybrid and Hybrid Car Culture communities.

Prius is about going green, any major change to make it “un-green”?

Remarkably no.  The Engine and Exhaust remained unchanged to preserve the coveted MPGs.  With the FIVE:AD Aero kit coupled with the AIR RUNNER Super Low Down Kit, together they maintained and improved the cD.  The upcoming addition of the Enginer Kit will help me achieve even more MPGs !!!

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When you first heard of models in the trunk what went through your head?

 “Am I going to get arrested ??!!”

ELA PASION is the HOTTEST !!!

Paper or plastic?

Neither.  ECO Friendly Recycled Material Bags FTW !!!
Any shoutouts? Plugs or hate?

Shoutouts to the Esteban O’hana, the Fuscion Family, the So Cal Prius Group, and my Sponsors & Supporters.  The Prius will be debuting with Spec D Tuning at the 2011 SEMA SHOW !!!  “NO H8”

Photographed by Vietographer

www.vietography.com

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