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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Convertible, Hatchback
#296 of 317 Re: Scion Owners: Accessories & Modifications [xbbx]
Jul 07, 2008 (12:40 pm)
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.
#298 of 317 Options for xA
Mar 28, 2006 (1:37 pm)
As I wait patiently for dealer to locate my new 06 Scion xA (Flint Mica, manual) I am browsing through the dealer installed accessories booklet. Wondering if I could get some suggestions/recommendations on which items experienced Scion owners feel are worth having installed? I am far from being an auto expert but I would like to get the best ride, acceleration and sound quality from my new toy. The items I'm looking at are: TRD Cold Air Induction, Bazooka subwoofer, Rear Swaybar. Thanks so much for any input!
Mar 30, 2006 (7:35 pm)
First: Get the front strut tie bar.
Second: If you want more from your radio. They have a amp + speaker upgrade. Having said that, I think the stock is fine.
Third: Get a cargo mat so things won't slide around. I know if you get a bazooka, you just lost what little cargo room you have. However, its not much.
Fourth: Fog lights
I own a xB, but the xA is still relative.
#300 of 317 Re: Options for xA [xrae]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 03, 2006 (2:40 pm)
the ARM REST is a great option. I'd stay away from the Bazooka...it ain't that great and takes up precious room in the xA. Rear swaybar is definitely a good idea. CAI is of marginal benefit and it's my understanding you can't get it for a 2006 xA from TRD at any rate. Front strut tie bar also a good idea but it may interfere a bit with removing your air filter (makes it harder to get at).
You might also think about the lowering springs along with the sway bars.
As for performance, I think the only addition that will make any real difference is the Blitz turbo kit.
#302 of 317 Re: Advice on Options [ralph204]
Aug 11, 2008 (2:26 pm)
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.
#303 of 317 Aftermarket Engine for Tc
Oct 21, 2008 (9:46 pm)
Alright.. so my engine got seized up.. water got in there.. shits 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.
#304 of 317 front strut bar
Nov 02, 2008 (4:15 pm)
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?
#305 of 317 Re: front strut bar [rq86]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 02, 2008 (6:55 pm)
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.