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#1759 of 2039 Venti 56 tires and rims
Oct 11, 2006 (3:05 pm)
My son had purchased a Scion TC 2006 - he got anxious and bought 4 new tires and rims - Venti V56 black dual 5 spoke with chrome lip - lug pattern 5x100 (5x4 1/2). Had on 3 days - we took them off since he had to sell the car - couldn't afford the rims... Would like to sell them to a good home. I have photos if needed -
#1760 of 2039 Re: TC Vs TC Spec [karport]
Oct 11, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Not sure where you are located, but my son just had his TC for a month and had to sell it... he had jumped the gun and ordered tires and rims he cannot afford - he had them on the car 3 days and we had them taken off but cannot return them - they were Venti V56 rims and tires, black dual 5 spoke with chrome lip lug pattern 5 x 100. We are trying to sell them. Let me know if anyone is interested. Thanks
Oct 15, 2006 (7:45 am)
Have had my Super White tC since July 10th... Love it! Options: rear lip spoiler, fogs, iPod radio, neon lights, auto-dim, scuff plates, bumper applique.
Just wanted to chime in - the board seems rather slow.
PS - anyone know where to order a 1/2 mask-bra?
#1762 of 2039 Re: Scion's future [karport]
Oct 18, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Heres hoping for a 5 speed auto, a couple lbs fewer, and rear wiper. I had some seat time in the tC and got to start it but not much else (Maronee Used Car Sell-off. tC was blocked in). The sound stem is ok, I don't notice any blind spots, luv the steering wheel audio, and the steering wheel should telescope.
#1764 of 2039 scion tc - problems and solutions?
Nov 15, 2006 (7:49 am)
Why is it that scion tc- problems and solutions section is read only now? Does edmunds not want people to know what's wrong with the scion tc? what's up with that? talk about censoring? or just hiding the truth?
#1765 of 2039 Re: scion tc - problems and solutions? [mark19]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2006 (10:51 pm)
Not at all -- the Problems & Solutions discussion is readable and, if you're having a problem with your tC, please feel free to start a topic by clicking the "Add a Discussion" link at the top of the Scion tC Group.
#1766 of 2039 Re: scion tc - problems and solutions? [claires]
Nov 26, 2006 (9:10 am)
Is that room going to be like the ford expedition room? Closed for a weeks after an important question was asked and opens 4 weeks later to have no one come in to respond to the importatnt post...
#1767 of 2039 Challenging problem with my tC
Nov 27, 2006 (11:36 am)
OK, here is the problem: About 1 month ago I traded in my stock tires (which I surprisingly got 35k miles out of) for a pair of Toyo Proxes4. Nice tires, good handling if a little loud. Whatever. The problem is this: I notice a dragging noise at low speeds, like either the brakes are dragging or the rim is rubbing against something. Also, and this is most vexing, my gas mileage has dropped nearly 10% since this problem first appeared. I have already done the following:
1) brought to Scion dealer to check if brake pad wear indicators were rubbing. They weren't - brakes are only 30% worn.
2) Checked tires themselves to see if there are any rub or wear spots. There are none.
So from what I can figure, its probably the e-brake is not fully releasing from the rotors. That would account for the noise AND the resultant drop in gas mileage since simple rubbing would not account for the drop in mileage (note, I retained the stock tire size and did not replace the rims).
So, can someone technically inclined check my logic and suggest something I may have missed? I'm pretty astute about my car and when I brought it to the dealer, they missed whatever the problem was the first time around.
Happy tC Guy
#1768 of 2039 Re: Challenging problem with my tC [calvinator]
Nov 27, 2006 (11:49 am)
here's an idea.. jack up the car, and just spin the tires, listening for where the noise is coming from. That way you wouldn't have to blame the tires, since they wouldn't be in contact with the ground to make noise.
I do remember on another forum, people making comments about noise. Their dealer found a bad wheel bearing causing a droning noise. If a wheel bearing was bad, it would cause drag and cause a loss of fuel economy!
Jacking it up would be the best bet, or the dealer could lift it up and spin the wheels, listening. Wheel bearings and e-brake shoes dragging have a different sound, but the same area.
Hope that helps ya..