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sorry 'bout that hikingmike. i was trying to her directed to the right place. i pm'ed a moderator to help her out. she seemed a bit "thread-challenged". at least it added some traffic to your thread!!!:D

are you getting all your questions answered?
You know I was joking :) I really don't care.

Oh yeah, I'll keep the questions coming, but I will ask them in other places if it makes sense.
 

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I got my rear bumper protector on and C-pillar cubbies in that I got for Christmas. I don't have a garage and you were supposed to wait until 60 degree temps for the bumper protector adhesive so it took me a while. I also never found the correct tools for the C-pillar cubbies as specified but I made do and it worked well. Thanks to TartanJack!



Also - 10,000 miles! :)
 

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Growing up so fast!
Bumper protector looks awesome
 

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Growing up so fast!
Bumper protector looks awesome
Thanks! Ever since I've had the car, I had wished I had the bumper protector in each time I'm doing something in the back or getting something out... Especially when other people are taking stuff out of the back :) one guy scratched my bumper a little pulling some heavy data tape equipment out that I was bringing to electronics recycling. That's the last time they get to take stuff out.
 

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Haha I know the feeling!
People lean on my car at work when everyone is just hanging out.
Inside my mind im screaming
 

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Along this line, I have a bumper protector new from Scion for the newer B's. I got it by mistake because I have an older B (09) and this part doesn't fit ( the curve is different). I'm willing to let it go for $20 plus shipping. I'm moving and don't want to take it with me. PM me for shipping info.
 

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Along this line, I have a bumper protector new from Scion for the newer B's. I got it by mistake because I have an older B (09) and this part doesn't fit ( the curve is different). I'm willing to let it go for $20 plus shipping. I'm moving and don't want to take it with me. PM me for shipping info.
Interesting, is it the decal kind or what? Same as on scion.com? Makes me wonder if the curve doesn't fit maybe it's not a decal.
 

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That rear bumper protector looks great!
Dale is trying to sell one that would fit the xB2.5 bumper, if your interested . . .
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Where can I get one those bumper protectors at for my 08 gold rash
TRD Sparks has them for 08 also -
Rear Bumper Protector - black at Sparks Toyota-Scion, Myrtle Beach, SC

From what other people said, it's made by Bushwacker, though TRD Sparks doesn't say it anywhere.
Bushwacker - Bumper Protection

You can see they have different ones for the 08-10 and 11-13.

It's funny I'm helping people find it now after the forum helped me find it in the first place. This sharing of information here is really the way to go.
 

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Wow, had to read quite a bit to get to this point. Welcome to the site. The funny thing is...I joined this sight not too long ago yet I feel that in this short time you have become a more active member than I have. Crazy. Super jealous of the ride. I'm shopping around for mine still and trying VERY hard to find a manual. Why are they so rare?
How are you liking your ride so far? 10,000 miles already...you sound like you drive almost as much as I do lol
 

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Thanks, that's great to know about the noise. I would have no problem with short ram or CAI. It's the exhaust I'd want to be careful about.

By the way thanks to other threads I've decided to stick with 16" for the wheels I'll get so ride quality doesn't suffer and beat up my box :) I've looked on tirerack and discounttire. Are there any others I should check? What do you think about Drag (I know some here have these), Velox, ASA, Axis, Focal wheel brands? Are they ok? People say they are cheaper knockoffs. Well I have no problem with that as long as they are well made. I plan to have them a long time. Will they chip? Any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know, are the options listed on Scion's site priced to include everything or would the dealer charge more for labor?

Thanks!
The last part, the part about if the price at the dealership includes the labor. I've always wondered that as well. Does anyone know? Would really help me decide if I want to get the fog lights/spoiler/bumperprotector/ and stuff installed when I purchase my XB.
 

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Haha, hey thanks. Actually I live just 5 miles from work, but I do drive around the STL metro area pretty frequently and I took the xB to the Smoky Mountains last summer also which was 1100 miles just there and back. I've got a gas mileage log going so I'll post that here sometime.

I just posted to this thread again since I added those couple things and this is the thread I started for my car. I guess I should give this thread a rest and put things somewhere else now. I appreciate you reading it all though! I think I go in spurts of posting here.

It's cool that you're here before you get your car. I did the same thing. Just the exchange of the information lets you learn so much.

As for the manuals being rare, I can only say they make much less of them because that's how they predicted demand. The dealer I bought mine from didn't have any.

I still love my car. People ask me still and I still couldn't be happier with it! There are nitpicks here and there, but I'm glad to be having my xB for a long time.

I still don't know about the extras. The prices are high enough you'd think it would include labor but I'm not sure since if you buy them later I'm sure you'd have to pay for labor. I ended up not getting any add-ons except the floor mats which it came with due to money, and this way I can only get stuff I can pay for and I won't be paying interest on it. But financing that extra stuff is a big help if you're going that way anyway. I'm fine with my decision though. I have learned more and know more now about what I want. I would have gotten the Scion bumper protector and glad I didn't know and got this one instead. I never was going to get any of the Scion/TRD wheel selection either.

After all my looking around, further down the road I think I'll get 17" wheels now. I still like the Drag DR-31s so far. This might happen when my current tires start getting lower on tread, and my wallet starts getting heavier in money. Also, believe it or not I may go for the TRD Cold Air Intake which is ridiculously expensive, but looks great, and supposedly gives good midrange compared to the competition (maybe hearsay). And it goes better with my long warranty which is probably the main concern. It is one thing on the front end of the engine that I might want to be warranty covered, especially since people here know of hydrolock happening. I do have a TRD Sparks gift card now and might get more so that helps bigtime.
 

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U know I got the TRD Intake it's good I like it alot I've had it for maybe 2 years now I've been thinkin of changing it a short ram intake tho lol there really is no reason y I want to but ya it gives mid to high end power it's nice to have and it looks nice as well
 

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U know I got the TRD Intake it's good I like it alot I've had it for maybe 2 years now I've been thinkin of changing it a short ram intake tho lol there really is no reason y I want to but ya it gives mid to high end power it's nice to have and it looks nice as well
Sweet. I just looked at your thread too, glad you like it! One question, is it the new one? I'm not sure what year your car is and the TRD CAI is different from what it used to be - more expensive, but more professional looking too I guess. It uses a new airbox with a TRD flat filter instead of cone so that is probably a plus for maintenance.
2011+ TRD CAI

It might be argued that it doesn't do as much as the old CAI because it doesn't go down as far, but who knows. I didn't think anyone on the forum had one and there aren't any dyno results anywhere.
 

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Well I have a 08 rs5.0 the intake I have is the one that goes into the fender into a airbox not cone filter and I know the know one will fit my car just as this one would fit urs they changed it up for Canada if I remember right cuz Canada has different laws or whatever so that's y they changed I could be wrong but I member reading that... When I go to lunch at work ill take some updated pics of the ride and post them so u can see what's up
 
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