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Scion tC, Convertible
#1466 of 2039 Re: Tire and Rim warranty [oozaz]
May 02, 2005 (12:26 pm)
Sorry, I guess the hyperlink didn't work. But if you go to tirerack.com, the tires that I compared are the original Bridgestone Potenza RE92's (215/45ZR17) that came stock on the car and Pirelli PZero Nero M&S's (215/45WR17). The PZero's has load rating "SL." I'm not exactly sure what that means or if it matters but that's just to let you know.
May 02, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Has anyone tinted the windows on their tC yet? I was hoping to get mine done but I'm not sure what I should be paying for it and how tinted the windows should be.
#1468 of 2039 Re: tinted windows [tccowboy07702]
May 02, 2005 (2:43 pm)
I tinted mine a few months ago. I went with a metalized charcoal film 32%. It matches the roof glass in color very well and is still legal in AL. Cuts out on heat some, but it is still hot in South Alabama with all the glass that the car has
#1469 of 2039 Re: tinted windows [carguy79]
May 02, 2005 (6:25 pm)
Do you have any trouble with multiple vision of headlights behind you? I had my last car done professionally and there were tiny air gaps around each of the defogging wires which caused reflections of lights behind you. The installer said that Porche and VW have heavier wire than most and this caused the problem. I don't want to do my tC until I know I will have unobstructed vision 24/7.
#1470 of 2039 Re: tinted windows [carguy79]
May 03, 2005 (3:39 pm)
carguy, how much did they charge you for that? was it a dealership or a customs shop? also, which windows should i get tinted?
#1471 of 2039 Re: tinted windows [tccowboy07702]
May 04, 2005 (2:09 pm)
I had mine done at a custom shop that I work for one of the owner's other businesses. The cost to do it around here is under $200 for a lifetime warranty film. There is a slight distortion while looking out the rearview mirror with headlights in the dark, but it is no worse than any other car that I have had with tinted windows. I noticed before I tinted my windows a slight distortion that is real noticible while looking out the lower part of the glass. I have not noticed any inconveniences from the film being installed, except having to have the gaskets popped back up in the door since they were so tight.
#1472 of 2039 Re: osu1298grad... [iluvmysephia1]
May 04, 2005 (4:31 pm)
sephia, are you EVER going to buy a tC?
May 04, 2005 (4:36 pm)
I have now changed my mind and I'm thinking about getting a xA RS 2.0! I've decided that I want four doors and great gas mileage. I love the way the little hatchwagon looks in Blue Mica Streak and how it looks with those crystallized foglights against the blue. I'll have to see how she drives and go from there...might be too small for me.
#1474 of 2039 Tc TEST DRIVE
May 07, 2005 (11:06 am)
I drove the Tc, auto last night. It felt quick even with two adults and the A/C running. I turned off the A/C and it made the coupe even faster, very nice. I'm lazy at my age and think the auto is perfect. However, either the tire brand or the low tire profile caused noticeable road noise. It also had a intermittent rattle, annoying at best. The dealer had numerous Tc's with different options ready for customer pickup. Here's my take. The rear spoiler lip is nicer than the old school pedestal. The body kit adds a touch of elegance to the outside and it looks good with or without the spoiler lip. Two questions: 1. How do the options impact the resale value of the Tc. If I buy the body kit will it add any value to the auto? If you buy a body kit at the local auto parts place you get nothing in resale value. 2. Is it possible to get a quieter low profile tire?