Tanker's build--about time I guess

By: tanker405th
March 21st, 2014
12:19 am

Tanker's build--about time I guess

Soooo, I've been on CxB for a year now and I figured it's about time I start a build thread. I'm actually working on round 2 since my first one was totaled last November. It will be a slow progression, but it will continue to move in the right direction! The pics I have so far are soon to follow!

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Ok, here's the TCM I started out with. I bought it at a local mom and pop used car dealer. Bone stock, missing the rear lip, and a really, really, really, crappy aftermarket head unit install. I swapped the head unit that night when I got home with it.



---------- Post added 03-18-2014 at 10:48 PM ----------

Kinda grainy, but here's the TCM with JDM fogs and Spirits grill installed. This is the image that appears at my address on Google Streetview


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One of the last pics I got of her before the end.


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Her final trip the night after Thanksgiving. This, ladies and gents, is what a fat Georgia 10-pointer will do to an xB. We were very fortunate, none of us were hurt.

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Old School Members Where You At?

By: Toup
February 24th, 2014
9:32 pm

Old School Members Where You At?

I've been on the site since 2006... Probably haven't been as active on here in the last couple years as I should, but dammit that's what life does to you...

Where are all the other guys that have been here for a while hiding out at? I'm talking people that were here 5-6-7-8 years ago???

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DIY: Replace Rear Brake Pads - Per The Manual (1st Gen)

By: jx1379
November 15th, 2013
7:47 pm

DIY: Replace Rear Brake Pads - Per The Manual (1st Gen)

Part 1

I was given the opportunity along time ago on here to get my hands on an electronic based manual for the 1st gen xB and took the liberty of turning them into pics so i could post them here....mainly for the techy people who dont need actual progress pics to follow.



Fluid and Level:





Broken Down:





Disassembly:











Reassembly:













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DIY: XB2 Mirror/blinker blackout

By: 808_09
September 5th, 2013
9:56 am

DIY: XB2 Mirror/blinker blackout

I've read a few post on here about doing this mod but didn't find one with too many pics. So I figured I should post my Saturday afternoon 1hour mod.

What you'll need:
Flathead screwdriver
Philips head screwdriver
Alcohol
Clean micro-fiber cloths
1 can of VHT
1 can of plastidip

First you need to pop the mirror out, I found that adjusting both all the way IN and UP makes this step easiest, mainly because you can take your time and pry slowly with a screwdriver


If you start from the bottom and pry then the mirror wil slide DOWN after its released from the plastic base




Next pop out the plastic tabs of the mirror shell, a flathead screw driver works best in all these steps...



Next, remove the molex plug and the 3 Philips head screws holding the LED blinker assembly on...


After everything is removed prep all parts with alcohol and a clean cloth, most say to wet-sand but if you want to return back to stock later in the future it's easier if you don't.




First I sprayed the mirror shells with plastidip. The beauty of this stuff is if you don't like it, just peel it off like a vinyl decal!!! Super simple!!
After a few light coats it should level out nicely, I did 4 total coats



Next I went on to the VHT

Went with full blackout which was about 6 coats


Next After everything was dry I ran a couple coats of some clear so it lasts after polishing



Gave em about 30 min in the sun to dry

Cruised with a refresher or two


Reversed the removal process
And then installed






I love it!!! The next mod will be the LED swap in the blinker tho, now that I switched it you can't really see it in the day...
But not bad for an hour mod!!

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Am I too old for an xb?

By: Boogie
February 20th, 2013
3:04 pm

Am I too old for an xb?

Back in December, I was looking at a new, white (only color they could find in the state with a 5-speed) 2012 xB. No upgrades because I want to do them myself. But, that's the part that got me thinking: am I too old for an xb?

I'm 38, divorced, and have 3 kids. I've been divorced for two years and was forced to sell my pride and joy jeep to keep my house. Things have settled back down and after two years of driving a beat up '97 Camry, I decided it was time to treat myself to something else.

I was drawn to the xBs due to price, decent mileage, Toyota motor, customization possibilities, and did I mention price?

But again, am I too dang old to have an xB, trd/tien spring lowered, 18s, rear wing, system?

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DIY: Cabin air filter removal

By: ColinM14
January 13th, 2013
9:35 am

DIY: Cabin air filter removal

Ok guys, it's been a while since I changed mine so I figured I'd do a DIY on how to replace your cabin air filter.

A cabin air filter is a filter placed on top of your blower motor to filter out any harmful or unwanted debris from getting to you when you turn on the heat or ac (fans in general). After reading you'll be able to save money and ensure your actually getting the work you pay for! It's a cheap and simple procedure.

Symptoms of a bad air filter or clogged filter could be :

-Noise
-Bad smell
-Low fan speeds
-Etc

1. Find your glove box
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2. Open the glovebox and remove its contents.

3. There are two retaining tabs on both sides, you'll need to push in the sides of the glovebox where I point to. When you push in the sides of glovebox in, the tabs will release the glovebox from the dash.
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4. The glovebox can now be removed.

5. Locate the cabin air filter door. Shown where I'm pointing.
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6. Pull the door out towards you, the drawer that holds the filter will slide out.
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DIY: Plasti Dip your wheels

By: Silentgarth
September 23rd, 2012
9:23 pm

DIY:  Plasti Dip your wheels

Do at your own risk!

I saw a post about dipping your wheels, and it got me searching around the internet. I found many sites where other people have done it so I thought why not.

What you need:

4 trash bags
wheel cleaner ( I used windex)
a rag
and at least 2 cans of plasti dip (I bought mine at Lowe's, since I work there. Should be around $5 - $6 ea.)

First thing to do is clean your wheels. I just sprayed mine down with some windex and let it set for a few minutes. Then wiped them clean.
Second thing that I did was took some 120grit sand paper and sanded down all the road rash that the previous owner put on the rim. I also had some areas in the center where the paint was chipping off. Basically I wanted to smooth out a lot of the scratches and chips on the wheels.

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Drove my first Scion xB today

By: Greasyman
September 3rd, 2012
10:09 pm

Drove my first Scion xB today

I drove a 1st gen xB today, first time I even sat in one. Even though I've been researching them, I was pleasantly surprised by how big the interior was. It's small on the outside but so big on the inside. The gigantic windshield and the short hood add to the impression of openness.

The space looks very usable. There aren't things like the wheel wells jutting into it, and the rear opening is very large and square. You could probably fit some good sized pieces of furniture in there, like a kitchen table, or a love seat, or an easy chair, probably even the dining room toilet. I don't think sunroofs are available, but you don't need one because there's so much head room the sky sneaks inside.

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The Scion scene: The rides of ClubxB.com

By: PCH
June 15th, 2012
1:06 am

The Scion scene: The rides of ClubxB.com

I want to establish this thread to create the member's rides gallery. Most of us have posted many pictures in various threads of this forum: builds, shows, photoshoots against beautiful backgrounds, etc. Here is your chance to post just one picture of Your Scion for everyone to see.

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Automatic Transmission flush service explained

By: PCH
April 8th, 2012
2:22 am

Automatic Transmission flush service explained

With slightly over 80K miles on the odometer, it was definitely the time to replace the fluid in the automatic transmission. Since a quick drain and fill only changes half of all fluids, a more involved procedure is recommended: the transmission flush.

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