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post #1 of 48 Old 03-03-2015, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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New xB toaster owner!

I wanted to say hello to everyone here. I own a lot of Toyotas & I just picked up a 2006 xB in black sand pearl. Not my first color choice but it was clean & a one owner car for the right price. It has 88k miles on it and drives beautifully. In fact the mods have already begun! I ordered these items already.

1. New OEM floor mats
2. New cargo carpeted mat
3. Rear cargo cover
4. Rear bumper protector
5. Rear spoiler

I will be ordering very soon.

1. TRD RSB
2. TRD FSB
3. TRD springs, maybe depending on drop.
4. TRD exhaust
5. TRD CAI

I am also looking at wheel options. I want to stay at the 15" size and no larger then 16" to keep decent ride quality. I test drove a few xB's with 17" wheels and they road like a brick since the tire sidewall is just too thin. What is the drop of the TRD springs? My wife will be driving this a lot too so if I lower it I want it to be subtle. To be honest I don't think it looks too bad at the stock height but the wheels need serious spacers and a 1" drop would be perfect for this car. My other Toyotas include....

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Here is my new xB.


Already picked up some nicer tail lights as the OEM ones were terrible looking.




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Re: New xB toaster owner!

Nice "new" xB!
I bought an 06 new and had to give it to my wife in 2008. I have been missing it. This week I bought a white 2005 with 90K on it. I was looking for a 2006 but this one was too good to pass up. It's a Florida car, has all service records and no mods. I ordered factory fog lights (used) and the lower corner grill pieces that always fall out. Next I will start on the sound replacing the old standard radio that had no inputs.
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Nice "new" xB!
I bought an 06 new and had to give it to my wife in 2008. I have been missing it. This week I bought a white 2005 with 90K on it. I was looking for a 2006 but this one was too good to pass up. It's a Florida car, has all service records and no mods. I ordered factory fog lights (used) and the lower corner grill pieces that always fall out. Next I will start on the sound replacing the old standard radio that had no inputs.
Enjoy your xB..
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Thanks, Matt! Is there a good way to secure those lower grill pieces so they stay on? I saw a lot of cars with them missing. Are the OEM fogs a lot better than the aftermarket? They look exactly the same except the price! I've got a Kenwood 6.1" DVD/Nav HU to install too. I already put sound deadening material in the back half & noticed how poor the rear speakers looked. :lol:

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I started to clean out the back of the xB and before I knew it I had gutted the back half so I decided to install sound deadening material. What a difference that made! The rear speakers sure look to need an upgrade!



I also swapped out the other tail light too. I was going to install the OEM rear spoiler I bought but I'm surprised at how hard it is to find a 12mm & 14mm drill bit. Nobody has metric drill bit except very small ones. I finally found some on Amazon so I have to wait until next week to get the spoiler installed.



Got everything reinstalled and put in the new cargo carpet mat & cargo cover. The cargo mat in finally laying flat after being rolled for a long time!





Need to order my wheels now!
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Is there a good way to secure those lower grill pieces so they stay on?
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Welcome to da club !! Great color and can tell lots of mods are on the way !!!!!!

Damn.. Dion showed up, glad he is still ..ALIVE !!!!!!!
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Added new florist & I installed a rear spoiler and rear bumper cover. I ordered a set of Advanti Racing Storm S1 15x7 wheels in grey but they won't be here until the end of the month. Since I hate the look of steelies & hubcaps I installed my old 16x7 wheels from my MR2 that I had lying around since I just upgraded my MR2 set up. Looks much better I must say!











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Added new floor mats & I installed a rear spoiler and rear bumper cover. I ordered a set of Advanti Racing Storm S1 15x7 wheels in grey but they won't be here until the end of the month. Since I hate the look of steelies & hubcaps I installed my old 16x7 wheels from my MR2 that I had lying around since I just upgraded my MR2 set up. Looks much better I must say!











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That is weird. I tried to edit my post because auto correct made floor mats into florist & it double posted me. Can't seem to find a simple way to edit a post. What are the tricks?

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I installed the Kenwood HU that I had in a previous car.




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I started to clean out the back of the xB and before I knew it I had gutted the back half so I decided to install sound deadening material. What a difference that made! The rear speakers sure look to need an upgrade!

Got everything reinstalled and put in the new cargo carpet mat & cargo cover. The cargo mat in finally laying flat after being rolled for a long time!

Need to order my wheels now!
Amen brother on the sound proofing.

I gutted my entire interior and sound proofed the entire floor pan and also did the doors (big suggestion everyone do at least the doors).

First speakers you should think about replacing are the dash tweets. Stockers are total garbage.

My rear deck looks just like yours now, except I added an 8" self powered Bazooka tube.
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Ultra-Gauge (more info), Dynamat entire floor pan and doors (less noise), Enkie RP02 Racing wheels (Lighter is better), K&N Typhoon (Vroom), DC Sport Exhaust (came stock), Hotchkis Front Strut and Rear Sway Bar (less sway), Headrest Speakers, (best mod ever), Escort ZR-4 (fair is fair), Cruise Control, Rear Camera, Tweeters & Sub-woofer, RS 2.0 leather seats

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Amen brother on the sound proofing.

I gutted my entire interior and sound proofed the entire floor pan and also did the doors (big suggestion everyone do at least the doors).

First speakers you should think about replacing are the dash tweets. Stockers are total garbage.

My rear deck looks just like yours now, except I added an 8" self powered Bazooka tube.
Why do so many people posts thumbnail pictures that re so small & hard to see?

I still have to do the doors & rear hatch. I've done it in many of my other cars & it always helps!

What size are the speakers in the doors & tweeters? How do you get into the dash where the tweeters are? What is the rear speaker size?

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Thumbnails....as that's what comes out when I take pictures with my phone. Not Droid savy enough to figure out how to make bigger ones.

The lid over the tweeters simply lifts up from the front. Wrap a little masking tape around the tip of a screwdriver and you have a find tool to lift it up. I cut out the stock tweets and used the left over bracket for mounting my replacements.

Not sure about size of front and rear speakers, but I'm pretty sure all the same size as I recall. The stock door and rear speakers look pretty good with decent size magnets, so didn't see much to gain by replacing them.

My favorite part of the after when putting sound deadener in the doors is they then make a nice solid thunk when closing compared to the empty can sound otherwise.

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Thumbnails....as that's what comes out when I take pictures with my phone. Not Droid savy enough to figure out how to make bigger ones.

The lid over the tweeters simply lifts up from the front. Wrap a little masking tape around the tip of a screwdriver and you have a find tool to lift it up. I cut out the stock tweets and used the left over bracket for mounting my replacements.

Not sure about size of front and rear speakers, but I'm pretty sure all the same size as I recall. The stock door and rear speakers look pretty good with decent size magnets, so didn't see much to gain by replacing them.

My favorite part of the after when putting sound deadener in the doors is they then make a nice solid thunk when closing compared to the empty can sound otherwise.
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I'm enjoying the progress your making so far. Keep up the good work.
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I'm enjoying the progress your making so far. Keep up the good work.
Thanks! I ordered my new wheels for it. I'm a little worried though that the 185/60R15 tires are too narrow for a 15x7 wheel.

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nice upgrading, I believe the speaker size for front and back are 6", I replaced mine with kicker KS60, and the one on the dash are 4", one of my to do project to put does dynamat on the rear hatch and doors, have the oem bazooka for my bass.
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Thanks! I ordered my new wheels for it. I'm a little worried though that the 185/60R15 tires are too narrow for a 15x7 wheel.
I'm running 205/55/15's on my Enkie's.

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I'm running 205/55/15's on my Enkie's.
There are very few tires in that size when I looked. What tire are you running?

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I was waiting to install everything at once an I finally had all the parts I needed. I wanted a TRD FSB & RSB but they were't available anymore so I bought a Progress RSB and the DC Sports FSB to go with my TRD springs & KYB struts. I was able to get them all installed today. My new wheels also finally shipped from Tirerack as they have been backordered for weeks. After taking it for a test drive the car is transformed! It's like driving a go cart now! The car is so light and just zips through the corners. I am amazed at how fun this car it to drive. I liked it before I did the suspension but now.....WOW!!!!!!!

Difference in front springs OEM vs TRD in white


New front KYB strut with TRD spring & new KYB strut top


New rear springs, notice the TRD springs are progressive so should be better ride.


All the new parts ready to go on including the Progress RSB.


New parts installed, these are so easy to install.


Pic of new DC Sports FSB installed.


Bought these little covers for all of my car doors too.


Perfect ride height on the TRD springs. The initial drop was about 1" all around. New wheels & tires next week with an alignment.







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Awesome work, you might want to change to energy suspension end links on the lower front sway bar, also don't forget the H bar also:smiley:
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