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Update on that misfire, after new OEM plugs it runs awesome. Here’s a quick photo from the GF and I filling up tonight. I can’t wait until I can create my own three in members rides so I can document everything!!
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I’ve had this happen with my FRS from jacking up the control arm.. luckily for me I just tapped it back in and was good to go (about a year ago, I drive it hard every day)

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Here’s with them installed all around, finished it up last night after packing for vacation. I’m pretty happy with it!
I had FR-S seats in my Gen1.

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Super comfy, the stock xB seats have no lumbar support, makes you sit half a foot lower

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I had FR-S seats in my Gen1.

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Really? That is awesome. My FRS has the most comfy seats I’ve ever had. I’d like to take seats from a TC, Ive seen some at a few scrap yards and they look nice.


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With these 10k springs the stock seats may get old real quick

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Today I installed maxpeedingrods coils up front (rears I’m going to have to use a grinder due to the bushings being seized) I’ll get to those after I get back from vacation. For anyone looking at these budget coils I’d highly recommend them. 10k front 5k rear, 24 way dampening, slight camber adjustment (slotted mount) and really good adjustment. I can go about an inch and a half lower (those are 16” wheels)
$280 on eBay, not bad for a $600 beater!!


Update on these, they ride great, I have the dampening set at max because it’s pretty low. Only con I’ve noticed so far is that it seems as if I have a degree of positive camber in the front... I’ll be installing smaller bolts to correct this.


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Rough day... I was parked at a jobsite and my boss had a suburban about 15 feet in front of me. he got in his suburban and it was stacked floor-to-ceiling so he didn't see the xb. reversed and went back and slam right into it. Didn't look too bad. Till I went to start it. The two hitch crushed the radiator and the AC condenser, front of the bumper, dented the cross brace, crushed the fan up against the motor. it was an accident so I can't be real pissed off. basically it was his tow hitch that went through everything.

I already replaced everything with brand new parts except the bumper cover.

My boss went and bought me a brand new radiator and fan assembly. I need a new bumper cover to he said he'll take care of that I just had to find one. Maybe this is the push I need to break down and actually pull that new Garson dad kit out of the raftersin the garage...


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I hope everything is fixed soon!
 

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Tried to repress the baljoints and they wen in by finger. Got the same brand ballpoint as the arm, same story there. So I'll have to get a full assembly and I bought expensive balljoints for nothing.

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Tried to repress the baljoints and they wen in by finger. Got the same brand ballpoint as the arm, same story there. So I'll have to get a full assembly and I bought expensive balljoints for nothing.

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That sucks, sorry brotha! At least you’ll have new arms though.
 

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The arms on it are new. The one on it before that were also new. The ball joints went out in under a year. Got the Moog o e and the didn't fit. Got new arms pressed them in, then the popped back out later. This has been happening a lot lately. Pluss this happened Thursday.


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The arms on it are new. The one on it before that were also new. The ball joints went out in under a year. Got the Moog o e and the didn't fit. Got new arms pressed them in, then the popped back out later. This has been happening a lot lately. Pluss this happened Thursday.


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That’s strange. Maybe they will let you return them, I’d send an email. What kind of car is that? TC? integra?
 

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That does $uck as you put the time and money into repairing it !! Hope you will be able to get them !!!

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Were you driving and hope you are OK !!!
 

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The arms on it are new. The one on it before that were also new. The ball joints went out in under a year. Got the Moog o e and the didn't fit. Got new arms pressed them in, then the popped back out later. This has been happening a lot lately. Pluss this happened Thursday.


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That stinks, looks like a Celica. Did the airbag pop, I'm sure someone here would want that Toyota steering wheel.

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These are some of the more recent additions to my car.
Pic 1: Axxtion transmission mounted short shifter with 54% less throw.
Pic 1: Speed-Source brass shifter bushings.
Pic 2: Sokie Tech hood dampers.
Pic 3: Ebay intake (injen style).
Pic 4: OEM Toyota shifter cable.
Pic 5: Spyder headlamps and taillights.
Pic 5: Ebay fog lights (oem style)
Pic 5: Xentronic HID kits for headlights (6k white) and fog lights (4k yellow)
 

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While working on engine swap yesterday, got curious about front brakes. My 2010 xB rotors are 275mm in diameter. 2007 RAV4 rotors are 296mm in diameter. By swapping the caliper mount and rotors from the RAV4, You can getting a cheap brake upgrade. And the calipers between the 2 have the same piston size and mount in the correct location.

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Not telling everyone to try this. Just what I found that fit.
 

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While working on engine swap yesterday, got curious about front brakes. My 2010 xB rotors are 275mm in diameter. 2007 RAV4 rotors are 296mm in diameter. By swapping the caliper mount and rotors from the RAV4, You can getting a cheap brake upgrade. And the calipers between the 2 have the same piston size and mount in the correct location.

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Not telling everyone to try this. Just what I found that fit.
Wow, interesting

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New member here.. today I hopefully fixed my misfire issue. I recently bought a 05 xB and replaced the plugs with iridiums but started to get a small misfire. I replaced those with the plugs that came with the car when I bought it (older than dirt) and had a crazy misfire- sounded like a Subaru with an UEL header.. I bought some oem NGK plugs and the idle had been good since, hopefully it fixed the issue!
I had a similar experience with the Iridium IX series. It may have been a heat range issue as my engine is stock, so I went back to the Iridium OE. Also, the OE's have a longer life than the IX's. I indexed both sets of plugs, so that alignment was not a factor.
 

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I had a similar experience with the Iridium IX series. It may have been a heat range issue as my engine is stock, so I went back to the Iridium OE. Also, the OE's have a longer life than the IX's. I indexed both sets of plugs, so that alignment was not a factor.


I actually had the same issue with the iridium IX plugs. After some research I realized they run too hot- they were white! With the OE part number plugs it runs great now. A little bit of idle surge so I’ll be tracking a vacuum leak soon more than likely...


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While working on engine swap yesterday, got curious about front brakes. My 2010 xB rotors are 275mm in diameter. 2007 RAV4 rotors are 296mm in diameter. By swapping the caliper mount and rotors from the RAV4, You can getting a cheap brake upgrade. And the calipers between the 2 have the same piston size and mount in the correct location.

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Not telling everyone to try this. Just what I found that fit.
Great information Jim!. I realize those are five lug discs, so I cannot try them.

The daughter's 2005 xB has 255 front discs and 269 rear discs. I initially considered increasing the front to 275 to assure front bias; but ten years of flawless performance with the conversion have proven the current setup works well. With this ratio, if ABS ever engages, the entire xB drops down level, and does not dip in the front.
 

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I actually had the same issue with the iridium IX plugs. After some research I realized they run too hot- they were white! With the OE part number plugs it runs great now. A little bit of idle surge so I’ll be tracking a vacuum leak soon more than likely... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Your tenacity with the xB is laudable; it pays a great dividend.

Among the other hoses, check the Purge Vacuum Switching Valve (VSV) at the air box. Neither the throttle body purge hose nor the canister purge hose have factory clamps. These are among the rubber hoses which harden and allow leaks. They can contribute to a rough idle, and can let gasoline vapor escape. No need to replace either entire hose unless you want; there should be enough length of each hose to cut about an inch off and press back on. A simple fuel line compression clamp is useful.

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Your tenacity with the xB is laudable; it pays a great dividend.



Among the other hoses, check the Purge Vacuum Switching Valve (VSV) at the air box. Neither the throttle body purge hose nor the canister purge hose have factory clamps. These are among the rubber hoses which harden and allow leaks. They can contribute to a rough idle, and can let gasoline vapor escape. No need to replace either entire hose unless you want; there should be enough length of each hose to cut about an inch off and press back on. A simple fuel line compression clamp is useful.



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I checked that hose already, there was a crack right in the middle. I just used some high quality elec tape for now until I replace the hose.


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So I have spent a few late nights in the garage.... I installed a Toyota bb crash bar (silver) which is actually half as thick as the USDM crash bar. It does not directly bolt up. I had to use the plasma cutter to make new mounting holes that would line up for the usdm bumper mounts.

Using my plasmas cutter and welders, I have been fabricating a whole new front end. My hood is now in 2 pieces and edges are capped and splits 50/50. I'm still fabricating the hinges and mounts for the hood to open, close, and latch correctly.

I am also working out the details for several other major body modifications I plan on completing. Sometimes I think I'm never gonna finish this damn xB...


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