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Hi guys...I am brand new to this forum...and brand new to my xb! Just got it Saturday and loving it so far. I'm not new to Toyotas though. I've had a bunch of those through the years. Looking forward to looking at y'alls rides and seeing your mods etc.

Thanks for having a site set up like this specifically for the 2gens!!
 

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Hi Jimmy. One thing that you'll find about the members is that they are like to tinker.
This wagon is meant to be tinkered with.I think you'll notice everyone has questions and all are here to help.
Welcome!
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Already started tinkering. One thing I have always hated about foreign vehicles is that often the accessory plugs are only hot when the key is turned to accessory or on. Sooo...I drilled a hole, plugged it with a grommet and ran 12 gauge wire from the the battery to an auxillary fuse block insided the car. I still have to transfer my amplifier and my 2 meter radio (I am a ham operator) into the car. They will need a feed from the battery. This will make it a lot easier to make connections.

I will start posting some pix when I get a moment. Thanks again guys for the welcome!!
 

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I'm not a ham operator,but I used to work part time at a local electronics store,and have talked to many that were.They are very inventive and do a lot of projects -so- you've got the perfect car for doing your projects to.
I'm now working on putting more light on when backing up. I plan to post a DIY soon. After thinking about it,my solution doesn't require a lot of mod's. Small brackets will hold Oznium LED modules attached to the rear light lenes with 3M tape, and hook up to the existing b/u light. Not being very computer oriented,I have to learn how to post pic's. Have fun!
 

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Getting some stuff done to it..







 

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Another reason I invested in an Xb!



Bass cabinet, bass head, two basses, PA head, Peavey Guitar Amp, Effects bag, and Dual 18" Yamaha Subwoofer! My gawd it all fit! Wow, you gotta love the XB for many many reasons!
 

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Cool. Thanks for the welcome guys. Parker, I figured these are a hit with musicians. Can haul gear without giving up on style! You still got a lot of space in your car vs mine. That subwoofer is 4ft tall, about 30 inches wide and slightly less deep than that. The bass cabinet is an old EV unit from 1981. Built like a road case (and heavy like one), with a 15" speaker and a 8" high frequency driver. Probably one of the very best sounding cabinets...even today without spending a ton. Makes it worthwhile moving that heavy ba$tard. I built a custom cart to roll it around on.

It's amazing the car could handle the weight too really. Didn't even tell it sat down at all in the back. Amazing.
 

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Thanks guys. I'm pretty active on another forum for S-10 trucks, and have been for a long time. My other vehicle is an 84 S-10 extended cab. It has a brand new GM crate 3.4L engine, Edelbrock intake, Holley 390 cfm carb, and headers. I've done a lot of mods to it, and am excited to be doing the same to the xB! It's nice to have support and get ideas from other owners. Think me and the Xb are going to hang for a bit for sure. You'll be seeing a lot of me I am sure.
 

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Cool. Thanks for the welcome guys. Parker, I figured these are a hit with musicians. Can haul gear without giving up on style! You still got a lot of space in your car vs mine. That subwoofer is 4ft tall, about 30 inches wide and slightly less deep than that. The bass cabinet is an old EV unit from 1981. Built like a road case (and heavy like one), with a 15" speaker and a 8" high frequency driver. Probably one of the very best sounding cabinets...even today without spending a ton. Makes it worthwhile moving that heavy ba$tard. I built a custom cart to roll it around on.

It's amazing the car could handle the weight too really. Didn't even tell it sat down at all in the back. Amazing.
Oh yes! This car is great for so many things. Pretty much all the music equipment I would need at one time fits nicely.
 

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After seeing your pic's reminds me of when I go the local Home Depot and get lumber. People trying to load their small sedans with great difficulty look at my xB and ask how much room is in there,I show them and they are impressed. Just another reason I like this wagon soo much.
 

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4.3 or 3.4?
3.4L...That isn't a typo. It's a bolt in replacement engine for trucks that originally came equipped with a 2.8L V6. The engine is basically the 93-95 Camaro 3.4L cammed for a truck. The only mod needed is an electric fuel pump since there is no provision on the block for a mechanical one. It is supposed to make about 160hp out of the box compared to the trucks rated 115 1984 power with the stock Rochester Carburetor. I have a 4bbl and Edelbrock intake on mine which I think gets it somewhere in the neighborhood on 185. Pulls very strong. Won't outrun my xB, but the xB won't pull like this truck! Headers are going on this weekend. If you are curious, here's the thread.

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f106/buying-a-crate-3-4-next-month-a-couple-questions-427168/
 
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