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Hey what's up

Just picked up a '12 Army Rock xB last night. Excited to see how well it performs over the next couple of years.
Went to the dealer asking for something capable of towing a trailer/motorcycle combo since I plan on hitting the track a couple times per season. The salesmen recommended a Rav4 and the xB.

Kind of strange he recommended the xB since it's stated in the OM that the vehicle should not be used for towing. Oh well, decided to skip the $599 hitch install at the dealership and I'm eye-ballin' a class 1 for about $96+$50 for the wiring kit.

I found the install video from e-trailer on both the hitch and wiring kit. Looks simple enough, but if I run into snags I'll post up in another thread.

Other ideas I've had for modification: Black out the stock hub caps with some plasti dip black and gloss. I'm going to try to leave the center Scion icon untouched by the black as I think the chrome-look will really stand out when it's surrounded by black and not the standard grey. Also, want to get a spoiler put on, probably do this myself as well. Unsure about color - probably go matte-black or a matte-carbon fiber look.

Other than that, programmed the welcome message to "Boxy Brown" lol

I look forward to reading some tech tips and learning more about my new xB!


Thanks for reading!
 

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Welcome to the site. I like Army Rock color.

For your hubcaps, I'm pretty sure the Scion logo will just pop out so you can paint the rest black and snap them back in.
 

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Welcome!

Like was said, the scion emblem just pops out (2 clips). Easy to remove, paint, and reinstall (or not).

Enjoy!
 

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Got the hitch ordered!

Went with the Uhaul class 2 hitch mainly due to the 6-bolts holding it on instead of the 4. Plus their price was about as low as I could find by about $30 for the same type.
Trailer light wiring kit is also on the way.
Found this video for install:
 

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So the manual says no hitch but the dealer has one they would install, funny.

I like Army Rock too. Awesome.

Welcome!
 

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Welcome to the site.If Scion had offered Army Rock in '09, I would have gotten it. At the time the only color that got my eye was HTM.
 
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