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Hello everyone I'm new to the group, I picked up an 08 xb manual transmission with 150k miles in SoCal, it was a one owner vehicle and it was very well maintained. I know these things will run for days if cared for properly. This one certainly was well cared for, so no complaints. I love my little xbox, as my sister in law referred to it. Coming from two previous tCs I was very interested in these based on familiarity with the brand and reliability.

I'm not going to do anything major, other than drop some 2011 oem tC wheels which I picked up for $400, but I'm torn with tire size options for the wheels themselves. So I could use some input to help sway my decision one way or another.

If anyone has recommendations on caring for a high mileage xbox such as mine outside of the usual stuff, let me know...things to look for, anticipate etc...

Open to discussion for all, and thanks for your time.
 

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welcome to da club

there is soooo many options to modify or custom your xB

the other guys over here have more experience than me, they will give you any advice you need

post some pics, it is always nice to see others xB :)
 

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Welcome!

What color?
 

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welcome to da club

there is soooo many options to modify or custom your xB

the other guys over here have more experience than me, they will give you any advice you need

post some pics, it is always nice to see others xB :)
Thanks, that's why I joined. Looking forward to working on the xbox, and meeting members.

Cheers.

This was one of the first pics I took on the drive home after I bought it.

 

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215/40R18 will keep you as close to stock diameter as possible but you can also run a 225/40R18 as it is only slightly taller. I've run both and it's been fine.
Awesome Greg, thanks for the response. I might have to go with the 225's I seem to find better pricing on those than the 215's.... Hopefully I can get it done this week. I'll post pictures once it's done.

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The mod's I've done are more for improvements to existing features. I installed LED's, a variable wiper switch, additional back up lights, HID's headlights. The floor mats were replaced with all weather ones and mud guards. Don't forget to check the radio eq setting for xB instead of Tc. The rest of the items are more for appearance than anything else.
 

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Welcome to nsxb.
Lots of easy n cheap things to do. Fwiw, xb is much more comfortable to drive than the tcs. I bought my daughter a tcrs3 that she loves. But love my box better.

lots to dig through on here...
 

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My grand daughter has a Tc and because of my age,(72), I most likely would have to crawl in and out of it. My xB is just the right height for me. No excessive bending over.
 

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The mod's I've done are more for improvements to existing features. I installed LED's, a variable wiper switch, additional back up lights, HID's headlights. The floor mats were replaced with all weather ones and mud guards. Don't forget to check the radio eq setting for xB instead of Tc. The rest of the items are more for appearance than anything else.
Awesome Dale, hey I've read mixed things from the all weather mats, I've looked at the Weathertech ones "digital fit" and was wondering how you felt about them, if those are the ones you used in fact, or are you using the factory option ones?

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My grand daughter has a Tc and because of my age,(72), I most likely would have to crawl in and out of it. My xB is just the right height for me. No excessive bending over.

I couldn't agree with you more on the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle, Very helpful for me now that I seem to get hurt more often than I am healthy. I'm a soccer coach and I carry a ton of gear with me sometimes, plus my little one and the car seat, so the maneuvering in the TC just got old real quick. I still miss that little car though. Here's a few pics that I took right before selling it.

 

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Thanks!! I can't wait to get my wheels on next week. Will post pictures once they're on!
 

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Thanks for the love! I really am so happy with my xB, it didn't take long really to enjoy the differences and every day I find something else to like about it. I love all the little compartments placed throughout the car. I find different uses for them daily! Love love love my "xbox" lol.
 

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Glad everything is working out for you. If you like compartments, you might look into the cubby nich nets that go in the rear quarter panels. On the subject of the floor mats,I had the weather tech digifit mats and although they are great for really nasty weather, they don't fit as I would like especially the rear "over the hump" one piece. I instead got the regular rubber mats.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask, the members are eager to help.
 

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Glad everything is working out for you. If you like compartments, you might look into the cubby nich nets that go in the rear quarter panels. On the subject of the floor mats,I had the weather tech digifit mats and although they are great for really nasty weather, they don't fit as I would like especially the rear "over the hump" one piece. I instead got the regular rubber mats.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask, the members are eager to help.
I bought the scion all weather mats, and rear cargo mat the fronts and cargo are great, but the rears are a waste. I then bought the weather tech rear seat one piece liner and it gives great coverage. Dale I also need to swap the wiper switch is there a particular year Prius we need to use? Tia.
 

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OK. I did the research in the forum, and found the info. The first p/n is 84652-48180 for a Prius 2008 with symbols on the switch. The second is for the switch with lettering on it and is p/n 84562-48060 for a Prius 2005-2007. If you go to the site for the install, there is more info on the switches that will fit. When I got mine, I found it on E bay for ~ $40. Hope this helps.
 

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OK. I did the research in the forum, and found the info. The first p/n is 84652-48180 for a Prius 2008 with symbols on the switch. The second is for the switch with lettering on it and is p/n 84562-48060 for a Prius 2005-2007. If you go to the site for the install, there is more info on the switches that will fit. When I got mine, I found it on E bay for ~ $40. Hope this helps.
Wow thanks for the info Dale! Seems trivial, but when that annoying slow rain comes I'm sure the multi speed intermittent part will keep me more sane. Lol.
 
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