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Ok I am dieing to know has anyone really pushed one of these xBs out at the autoX track ? Curious as to how they handle with bars(sway) shock tower braces and lowering and upsized tires/wheels and brakes. I would not try it on the streets as there seems to always be to much trash on the street ,and I would hate to crash my baby.
 

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There is an auto-x event going on here next weekend, I think. I'm trying to talk the boyfriend into running my car. He says he doesn't want to embarrass himself (used to auto-x an RX-8) so we shall see!
 

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I fig. all the lowered cars with bars and non-stock rubber somebody would have been into Auto X.
I was just wondering if these things handled at all guess I will go to my old home town and try it out. :yes:
 

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OK I am just really wondering I seem to have the cutting corners down but the E brake does not really grab that well.......LOL :rofl:
 

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ITS AWESOME. The xb can really put some pave around a course. The combo of springs/sway/braces n what not help quite a bit. I've also done some speedway like courses and its a fantastically balanced FWD car.

Go out n do it. Its a blast.
 

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ITS AWESOME. The xb can really put some pave around a course. The combo of springs/sway/braces n what not help quite a bit. I've also done some speedway like courses and its a fantastically balanced FWD car.

Go out n do it. Its a blast.

I have Trd springs and sway bar. An eBay strut brace and 235/40/18 nitto motivo's. Not sure how well the tires are suited, but I'm not going to get a set of hankook rs3's for one day. Just planning on doing my best and seeing what the car can do. And make some friends in the process.
 

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I auto-x mine last year, it was fun but not a vehicle that compete with other cars unless u stay in H stock & have a excellent driver.
My mods at the track, 18x8.5 +38 with sticky Toyo R888 P235/40R18, TRD shocks & springs, TRD front strut bar, TRD rear sway bar, TRD front brake pads, -1.0 degree camber in the front, TRD cat-back, TRD air box, TRD oil filter with 0W-20 Toyota motor oil, complete rear trunk removed & upgraded steering wheel for scion < leather wrapped>.
 

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I auto-x mine last year, it was fun but not a vehicle that compete with other cars unless u stay in H stock & have a excellent driver.
My mods at the track, 18x8.5 +38 with sticky Toyo R888 P235/40R18, TRD shocks & springs, TRD front strut bar, TRD rear sway bar, TRD front brake pads, -1.0 degree camber in the front, TRD cat-back, TRD air box, TRD oil filter with 0W-20 Toyota motor oil, complete rear trunk removed & upgraded steering wheel for scion < leather wrapped>.
well ****....
 

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Just an update on my autox experience today. Had a blast! My first lap was 71.891sec, but got it down to 65.015sec. The national champ was impressed with the handling and took it for a drive. He got a 63.155 never having driven it before. The faster cars/drivers were getting 54-59sec laps just as a reference.

The only thing I would change, given that it's an automatic (which isn't so bad once you get used to when to full throttle) is a set of adjustable coilovers with camber plates, hotchkis swaybars (assuming they are stiffer than stock front with Trd rear) a decent set of tires and an LSD.

Even through my battle with under steer, I still managed to get better times than a 2015 mustang, C6 corvette, FRS, 96' celica gt, Hyundai genesis coupe, last gen MR2, RX8 and several Miata's. Obviously driving ability is a factor, but it's not impossible to not have the slowest time of the day. In fact a lot of people were surprised the XB does so well. I was concerned when the safety guy wanted to observe my first lap to determine its stability. Unless you are lowered with a swaybar at least, I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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Sounds like you had a good time. You might also want to look into some of the chassis braces. When I added mine I had to add a front strut bar to tone the over steer down just a tad. And yes the Hotchkis bars are stiffer than stock with rear TRD.
 
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