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Hey, looks amazing, can you share links and time to install? Also - what’s your average mpg after all this?
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Hey, looks amazing, can you share links and time to install? Also - what’s your average mpg after all this?
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Work is crazy atm but I can tell you that aside from the lift kit and wheels, I pretty much found all of the products on this forum, so it shouldn’t be hard to find links.

My MPGs took a serious hit, but it has been totally worth it IMO. Honestly, they were never because I live in hilly California and I don’t drive like an inconsiderate hybrid douche, but here are the average numbers:

Stock MPG: 37-39
MPG after wheels and tires: 33-35
MPG after adding the lift kit: 29-30

Best of luck! PM me if you have any questions.
 

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Did you just paint the logos that were on there or are there easily replacable ones?
I used the black embelem overlays for the sides and plasti-dipped the logos in the back. If I could do it over again, I would dip all the logos, it looks much better in a matte black than the glossy overlays.
 

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I used the black embelem overlays for the sides and plasti-dipped the logos in the back. If I could do it over again, I would dip all the logos, it looks much better in a matte black than the glossy overlays.
Man how easy are they to get off and put back on? I'm petrified of screwing this up.
 

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I'll be installing the Torq Eng. 2" kit on my '20 Hybrid XSE tomorrow, pics and measurements to follow...
 

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Man how easy are they to get off and put back on? I'm petrified of screwing this up.
Initially I put the overlays on all around and realized I HATED it. It makes the font of the letters all chunky and fat and looks like cheap plastic. So I peeled them off the back and plasti-dipped them. Note—they were hard to peel off, likely because the heat had glued them pretty well to the overlays. In order to get the residual glue off I had to use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber towel. This was such a tedious process that I decided to leave the overlays on the sides. I will likely take them off when I feel like wasting another afternoon.

My advice: don’t buy the overpriced overlays and just plasti-dip them yourself. It’s super easy and there are a ton of instructional videos.
 

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I'll be installing the Torq Eng. 2" kit on my '20 Hybrid XSE tomorrow, pics and measurements to follow...
Sweet, I’m curious to know how it affects your MPG and safety sense features.
 
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Wow, this looks so mean and so clean! I wonder if it wasn't lifted if the wheels would still fit, and if I could get away with using 245/65/18 on my XSE Hybrid.
 

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Wow, this looks so mean and so clean! I wonder if it wasn't lifted if the wheels would still fit, and if I could get away with using 245/65/18 on my XSE Hybrid.
The tires and wheels fit fine before the lift, rubbing was extremely minimal and only happened when I did sudden sharp turns.
 

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How is the electric motor handling the heavier offroad wheels? I am looking for doing the same to my '16 Hybrid Rav4
 

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Why did you go with the Thule Cross Bars rather than the stock bars?

And would also love to hear an update on how the emblem "Plasti-dip" has held up after all these years. Any advice or link to specific video on how to do that?

Thanks!
 
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