Prius with stock wheels lowered on TRD springs, comparison

2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in 2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four | Posted on 11-03-2014

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I often receive a lot of questions regarding Prius lowered on TRD springs with stock 15" wheels and tires, such as number of inches lowered, request for before/after photos, etc. Today I had the opportunity to snap a pic of such while installing parts on a buddy's Prius. My Prius is lowered on Prius PLUS […]

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Newest member of the Prius Family: Prius v Three

Automobiles

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Automobiles | Posted on 01-03-2014

I picked up a 2013 Prius v Three from DCH Toyota of Torrance back in mid December 2013 before our 2-week trip to the Philippines. Don't expect modifications to this bad boy since I purchased it as a Christmas gift for my pops. Maybe some JDM Toyota window visors and JDM Toyota Elegant Style chrome […]

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Our account of Coron 7 weeks after Typhoon Haiyan, Yolanda

Outside of California

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Outside of California | Posted on 21-02-2014

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When one searches for "Coron Palawan Philippines" through popular search engines, the search result yields a vast media coverage of the typhoon and its immediate aftermath. Many of the resulting articles are dated mid November 2013 or earlier. My post will concentrate on our personal accounts in and around Coron, Palawan, Philippines 7-weeks after Typhoon Haiyan (also known […]

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Tutorial: How to update the firmwares on your IP Camera

I Love Technology, Always and 4ever

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in I Love Technology, Always and 4ever | Posted on 27-01-2014

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This is a follow-up to the article on how to set up an IP Camera on a Mac OS X machine. Rather than discussing hardware as in the original article, this write-up will provide instructions on how to update your IP Camera's firmwares so that you are using the latest firmware that fixes any previous […]

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T-Mobile's Free International Data Roaming and Unlimited Text

I Love Technology, Always and 4ever

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in I Love Technology, Always and 4ever | Posted on 26-01-2014

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I recently traveled to the Philippines with my fiancé and both of us took advantage of T-Mobile's free international data roaming and unlimited texting. Between the two of us, we used up a total of 2.8 GB of data and sent 165 texts in a two week span, from December 21, 2013 through January 2nd, […]

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Create a photo book from your iOS device with Mosaic

Digital Photography

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Digital Photography | Posted on 16-12-2013

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While browsing the news feed of my Facebook account one day, I encountered a "suggested post" (advertisement) from Mosaic (heymosaic.com), a photo book printing service. I was intrigued by the message of the ad, "$20 for a printed, bound photo book with 20 photos of your choice straight from your iPhone and $5 shipping." I clicked […]

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Where do I Find My Virgin Mobile USA Account Number?

I Love Technology, Always and 4ever

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in I Love Technology, Always and 4ever | Posted on 14-10-2013

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This past weekend, I decided to switch from my current wireless carrier, Virgin Mobile USA, to T-Mobile. I did this for several reasons. One was to upgrade my phone to a gratuitous iPhone 5C 32 GB in blue color. The second is to take advantage of T-Mobile's new free international data roaming plan that takes […]

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JDM Prius ZVW30 Toyota Elegant Style Exterior Upgrade

2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in 2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four | Posted on 09-10-2013

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I finally had time to order all the JDM Toyota Prius Elegant Style exterior chrome plated garnish upgrades, minus the lower rear bumper garnish since I have the Prius PLUS rear skirt installed. I originally asked my buddy back in July while on his way to Japan to pick me up a complete set of authentic JDM […]

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DIY: How to Blackout the Headlights On a 2010+ Prius

2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in 2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four | Posted on 28-09-2013

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This is one of the very first mod I wanted to perform on the Prius when I took her home. I'm not a huge fan of all chrome headlights. Unfortunately because I commuted a lot during weekdays and go on road trips on weekends, this project took backstage. Fortunately, I've acquired a set of  used OEM […]

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NGJ10/KGJ10 Scion iQ mirror covers and turn signals fit Prius

Automobiles

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Automobiles | Posted on 24-09-2013

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It turns out that the USDM Scion iQ shares the same mirror covers as the JDM Toyota ZVW30 Prius (and Prius ν). Which means that if 3rd generation ZVW30 Prius or Prius ν owners want integrated turn signals on their side mirrors but don't care for power folding function or 3-in-1 combo LED light features, they […]

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Update: How to buy and import JDM car parts from Japan

Automobiles

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Automobiles | Posted on 23-09-2013

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My apologies for the recent dry spell in terms of updates, been really busy with work and going on road trips on weekends. I think the last thing I want to do is tinker with the Prius after a week of work! The past three weeks have been especially busy with the lady's father visiting […]

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Prius DIY's in the pipeline

2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in 2012 ZVW30 Toyota Prius Four | Posted on 14-08-2013

I have a couple of Prius DIY's in the pipeline for release: Black-out head lights How to install JDM center lower console lid kit How to install JDM door handle and beverage pocket LED kit How to install JDM interior illumination kit How to install JDM cabin ion plasma LED cluster kit I'll start with […]

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Test driving a few cars; weekend cruiser

Automobiles

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Automobiles | Posted on 09-08-2013

This past week I've been paying visits to local car dealerships around the South Bay to test drive cars that may become a candidate for our weekend cruiser; not giving up the Prius, but adding to our garage. Some of the cars I've test driven include: Lexus CT200h Honda CR-Z EX Subaru BRZ Scion FR-S […]

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Replaying Xenoblade Chronicles on the Nintendo Wii U

Video Gaming

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Video Gaming | Posted on 01-08-2013

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One of my past time activity, in addition to wining and dining, photography and traveling is playing video games. Be it on the desktop computer, on an iOS device or traditional gaming console, if it's entertaining and captivating, I'll play it. Matter of fact, I am looking forward to this Sunday's release of Pikmin 3 […]

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Good Old Games (gog.com)

Video Gaming

Posted by 5teve-0 | Posted in Video Gaming | Posted on 23-07-2013

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I've just recently discovered Good Old Games, i.e. gog.com. The site specializes in DRM-free, classic DOS-based abandonware games i.e. PC games of the 90's and earlier. Most titles require Windows XP or higher but a substantial number of titles are also available for OS X 10.6 or higher. I found my childhood favorite point-and-click adventure game, […]

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