Last post on Oct 30, 2006 at 1:06 AM
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Scion tC, Coupe
#561 of 599 Re: Steering Shaft Problem in 2006 tC [blieu200x]
Apr 22, 2006 (1:59 pm)
with all resepect man you need to go back to the dealer and ask them what they were talking about, brakes should not make noise. maybe a slight scrapping noise that barely should be audible. you need to get them off there butt if your brakes are making a clunking noise. its a new car, it should not make any noises. if my customers told me the brakes were clunking you bet your ass i would go over that car and find it. brakes should not clunk in anyway
May 13, 2006 (2:35 pm)
I am buying a tc, the dealership is trying to convinve me to get LoJack, is it worth it? Are there better options?
#567 of 599 Re: Car alarm system [daisymanhn]
May 14, 2006 (11:22 am)
LoJack is pretty good, but why is your dealer trying to convince you to get it? Do you live in a theft-prone area? Sure theft can occur anywhere, but some places are worse than others.. Better Options? lock your doors, don't leave anything out in the open for the thief to see.. Most thefts occur as a "moment of opportunity".. If a pro wants your car, not even LoJack will stop him, plus you'd never see your car again..
When you get your car definitely get GAP insurance.. That will help a lot if your car got stolen or totalled..
Anything better than LoJack you asked? Probably a GPS-based system that could track in realtime.. Most likely your dealer is just trying to make money off of you.. as a dealer installed option. try yoursciontc.com or scionlife.com for more help on security systems (forums)
#568 of 599 Re: Need tires? mark19
May 18, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I said my Mazda3 came stock with Goodyear RS-A - not the TC - included this as a reference only - I know this is a TC board. BTW - they were completely worthless on anything but a dry smooth road - which is about 25% of the miles I drive.
I wanted something that was more of a daily driver - soak up the bumps - good overall traction even on wet roads - last more that 15K miles - a real all season tire - that would also handle some hard cornering when I felt like having some fun.
I do understand some people think that their 4 banger 160 HP vehicles are high performance race cars and they MUST have ultra-high performance rubber - so they can push their car to the edge (nothing wrong with that) - but some want more of a balance - because most of the miles they drive are in heavy traffic on crappy roads - and they don't want to buy new tires every year.
When I was about 16 years old I figured out how to adjust the PSI of my tires to get the combination of ride and handling that was "best" for me.
If someone claims the ASX is mushy (I have read this before) it tells me they know nothing about the basics of tuning a car. Based on your post I assume you don't know much about it either.
For example - if I run Mazda's recommendation of 32 PSI (Kumho ASX) the ride is a little soft - but if I bump the PSI up to only 35 it makes the ride firm and the handling sharp. The ASX is rated to 51 PSI - which gives you the ability to adjust the tire to whatever driving feel you want. I know a guy who likes to run 45 PSI (Mazda3 hatch - Kumho ASX - which is closer in weigh to the portly TC). He wants to feel every bump and have no lag in turning response. I have ridden in and driven his car many times - sure does not feel mushy to me.