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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Convertible, Hatchback
#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.
#306 of 317 Re: front strut bar [rq86]
Nov 02, 2008 (9:13 pm)
Buy front strut brace thru Scion/Toyota. Keep those shock towers from flexing. I suggest installing sway bar also. Big difference in cornering. Good luck. I'm agreeing with mr.shiftright. I'm using my brace and sway bar on a 2008 xb.
#307 of 317 Re: front strut bar [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 03, 2008 (2:36 pm)
okay thanks for the advice guys, i appreciate it. i was thinking of buying the tanabe or the dc front strut bar for my xa. but i looks complicated to install cuz it seems tight and compact where the bolts are
#308 of 317 Which rims look better?
Nov 03, 2008 (2:41 pm)
i have a polar white scion xa, dropped on 2 inch tanabe springs. i had black 18s on them for awhile, but didnt like the ride. i was thinking of getting new rims maybe 15 or 16 i dono. but i want the rotas gt3 either red or gold. which do you guys prefer looks cleaner?
#309 of 317 Re: front strut bar [rq86]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 03, 2008 (2:52 pm)
I had a DC front strut bar on mine, and it worked well. Its not too hard to install but it's nice if you have a lift so you can gently drop the strut just a little to get it bolted to the strut tower. The DC bar is kind of big and heavy and makes changing your air filter harder.
#310 of 317 instructions to install short shifter??
Nov 05, 2008 (10:27 am)
can any one give me advice or instruction on how to install a short shifter in a scion xa 04? if anyone can help i would appreciate it.