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Scion Accessories & Modifications

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  • Has anyone installed a 10.2" ceiling-mount DVD player in a 08 xB?
    Can you still see the back on the rearview mirror?
    I am looking at Audiovox Shuttle system from Bestbuy and Circuitcity, but I don't know if it will block the rearview.
    Thanks.
  • Just the floor mats, and XM.
  • gheadghead Posts: 1
    Can anyone tell me where to get suicide door kits for a 2007 scion tc ? my e-mail is hedzup@ftc-i.net Thanks!
  • Just bought my xD 4 days ago and looking to find mud flaps...local auto parts and on line...no luck...anybody know where I can find some?
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    I don't think they make any for the xD (yet).

    Dennis
  • I need to know the size of the stock door speakers in the xb, I want to upgrade them.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    Simple, just go to Crutchfield and put in a 2008 xB and it will tell you what fits where. Looks to be 6 1/2" in the front doors, same as the gen 1 xBs.

    I think you also have to be careful (like the 1st gen) if you just replace the front door speakers since the dash mount "tweeters" are wired in parallel with the front door mid-range speakers. You will either want to disconnect the factory "tweeters" or replace both the sets with a component set of speakers. If you just replace the door speakers the sound is not likely to improve and the resulting impedance load for the stereo may be bad for it.

    In the 1st gen xBs the door speakers are riveted in place, if the 2nd gen is the same you will have to drill out the rivets (be sure to wear safety glasses) and get an adapter pair or make some from MDF. If you order from Crutchfield they will include the adapters and speaker wire harnesses (no cutting) for free with the speaker purchase. I am partial to Polk components, and you can find them a lot cheaper (normally) on fleabay than Crutchfield and buy the adapters and still come out ahead. Can't return them for a full refund if you don't like then like you can at Crutchfield, however.

    Dennis
  • I want to retain my OEM Pioneer receiver and upgrade the door speakers as well as add tweeters and a subwoofer. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    If you are sticking with the OEM stereo and not adding an amp, then you need something efficient.

    I would probably go with some component speakers - put the mids in the doors in the place of the factory speakers and try the tweeters in the dash in place of the factory speakers. Or you would surface/flush mount the tweeters in the doors or even in the a-pillars.

    I am partial to Polk components, so I would look at the db series - the new db5251 set is 93db. Bostons sound good too, but they are normally a bit less efficient. You should go listen and see what you like.

    Dennis
  • any one here order the dealer option armrest? I think it list for $129, the other option I was curious about is the overhead console, is it worth it?
  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    I'm just wondering how many of you guys/gals have TRD parts?

    I have '07 CSM tC with Sports Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Front Strut Tie Bar, Lowering Springs (not installed), Rear Sway Bar (not installed), and Struts (on order.)

    I know I could of went for cheaper but I figured if this car is finance through Toyota and I still wanted the stock look so I went with TRD. No problems (knocking on wood) People think I'm crazy for going with TRD and getting them through my actual dealer. I only do it for looks and personal enjoyment (I don't race: I'm not lying. State Troopers are very sneaky and strict here in Wisconsin. But I would like to take it to the local drag strip next summer just to see how it performs.) I figured it will be personally worth to keep as summer, hobby car down the road. Or as I call it "My pride and joy."

    I do think it's funny that every Scion car show I've been at. I have the "Dealer salespeople" staring at my car for the longest time while the other owners just do quick look and walk away.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,634
    TRD parts ARE very expensive but they are of excellent quality and are engineered for the car. Many aftermarket parts for Scion, especially on eBay, are junk (and some are very good, to be fair).

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  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    And that's why I went with TRD for the quality.
  • the tC has a website devoted just to it:

    modifymyscion.com
  • www.modifymyscion has some cool stuff and good prices (shipping is in the price already). I bought some Greddy bars for my 2005. :shades:
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,541
    Anyone have the TRD shocks, springs, or swaybar on your '08 xB? Did it make much difference in the ride? How about the handling?
  • msphillymsphilly Posts: 1
    Can anyone tell me the best performance exhaust system to purchase for a 5 speed 2005 Scion Tc. Looking for something with a nice rich sound, nothing loud.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,634
    Those worked very well on my xA, which is basically a very similar chassis. I think the front strut brace is overkill though for an xB. Rear sway bar definitely a good idea, and the TRD shocks and springs should actually improve the ride.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,541
    "shocks and springs should actually improve the ride"

    That's good to hear, I'm not interested in a bone-jarring handling machine, just something better than stock. I'd stick with the 16" rims with better tires (eventually). And yes, the strut brace would likely be the lowest handling improvement/dollar, but you get to look at it every time you pop the hood!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,634
    Yeah but it does get in the way of servicing (not too bad).

    You'll probably suffer more harshness from the 16" wheels than from the TRD springs and struts, which are actually designed to be MORE compliant (but in a GOOD way). They seem more responsive and respond faster.

    I also tried the DC Sports Muffler, but that was too annoying on the highway.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,541
    "You'll probably suffer more harshness from the 16" wheels "

    The 16 inchers are the stock size, I'd just go with alloy instead of steel. Optional are 18", I think, and they would really mess with the ride.
  • lastone_45lastone_45 Posts: 2
    I own a 2008 scion tc. I already droped it a inch with sport line springs. now im looking for performance parts any one know were i can find any performance parts that fit the 2008 models.?
  • lastone_45lastone_45 Posts: 2
    Any one know were i can find performance parts for 2008 scion tc..?
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    check out the scionlife.com forum. Many ideas there to add thing to your tc

    also optimizescion.com
  • wapswaps Posts: 19
    :) Keeps the shock towers from collapsing. Keeps front end straight , should have no problem with windshield warp and breaking/cracking as was/is the problem with early xB. Suggest you instal Sway Bar also. Better cornering etc. :)
  • wapswaps Posts: 19
    All I bought for my new 08 xB was a Front Strut bar and Sway Bar. The car handles like a dream and corners just great. Am thinking of changing rear shocks to Sensatracs and should be done with modifications.
  • Alright.. so my engine got seized up.. water got in there.. [non-permissible content removed] done.. gonna cost like 3,225, for a used engine w/ 33k on it, 90 day warranty... stock. Is there an aftermarket engine that I can get for around that price ? What kind of engine should I look at? no clue.
  • rq86rq86 Posts: 4
    hey what up?
    i wanted to put in a front strut bar for my scion xa 04, but i wasnt sure what kind to put in or brand or does it really matter. ive seen some on ebay for like 34. is that a good deal? and is the xa and xb parts the same as in strut bar, are they the same size and length?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,634
    No don't buy that eBay junk for $34.The thing looks like a coat hanger. You need something sturdy. You don't have to buy the very lightweight deluxe type but it should be a brand-name item.

    As for making a difference, a rear sway bar will do you a lot more good. With a strut brace on a car like that, unless you are charging the turns at some very high speeds, I doubt you'll notice any difference. A strut brace is basically a track item, not a street item, to give you better alignment and tracking during extreme cornering loads.

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