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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Convertible, Hatchback
#282 of 317 TRD Parts?
Dec 18, 2007 (4:18 am)
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.
#283 of 317 Re: TRD Parts? [andeet]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 18, 2007 (9:38 am)
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).
#284 of 317 Re: TRD Parts? [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 18, 2007 (5:24 pm)
And that's why I went with TRD for the quality.
#285 of 317 Re: Scion Owners: Accessories & Modifications [KarenS]
Dec 27, 2007 (6:40 pm)
the tC has a website devoted just to it:
#286 of 317 Re: Scion Owners: Accessories & Modifications [xmarine97]
Jan 16, 2008 (2:48 pm)
www.modifymyscion has some cool stuff and good prices (shipping is in the price already). I bought some Greddy bars for my 2005.
#287 of 317 2008 xB suspension mods?
Feb 15, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Anyone have the TRD shocks, springs, or swaybar on your '08 xB? Did it make much difference in the ride? How about the handling?
#288 of 317 Performance Exhaust System
Mar 09, 2008 (7:04 pm)
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.
#289 of 317 Re: 2008 xB suspension mods? [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 10, 2008 (8:08 am)
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.
#290 of 317 Re: 2008 xB suspension mods? [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 10, 2008 (8:17 am)
"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!