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What's up everyone. My name's Ben. Recently bought an xB RS8 and have been having fun with it. Over the next month, once I free up some time, I'll be installing an AFe intake, spoiler (OEM), 19" TRD's, Sharkfin, Tenabe NF's and a Borla single pipe.

More to come with it but that's to get it started. Looking forward to seeing all the ideas on this site. Mostly active with the Scikotics but liking the xB specific site too. Anyway, hi.
 

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Welcome Ben! Glad to see you're already a Sciko. Pics when you get the chance.
Nothing too exciting right now for pics, just the xB without the wheel covers. All those items are on order.
 

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A quick update on mods... No Borla single pipe, sounds like a POS crotch rocket, no thanks. Looking to go with the TRD, sounds nice and has respectable powertrain gains.

Also looking at the Weapon-R 4-2-1 headers and s-pipe since its the only 4-2-1 kit I know of.

Tanabe NF210's are still the plan and going to go ahead and get the Tanabe strut brace too.

Probably going with the Hotchkis sways still.

After that I'll start working on aesthetics. HID Halo's, Killerglass, LED's, etc... Also thinking of either modding the factory hood or getting a carbon vented hood and painting it blue. Not a fan of plain carbon.
 

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Looking sweeeeet!
Thanks, its really a mod that anyone who likes it should do. Its very cheap in comparison and if you can tighten a screw and put a sticker on straight, you can install it.

In addition, I feel like the reception is much better than atleast the factory antenna.
 

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I have this suspension combination, except I have the TRD Strut Brace. You will really love the handling after the install. My XB corners like a dream now!
Ya, I can imagine. I would love to run the strut brace but unfortunately the intake is in the way from the looks of it. Can't tell until I can actually rest one on the bolts. I'm skeptical about it any way. Having the strut towers so close to the firewall should, in itself, make the towers more rigid without needing the strut brace.
 

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Recent update. Rear wiper delete installed. Not going to silicone it until the repainted one arrives. Also painted the head-unit bezel Sail Blue (for those of you with RS8's, this is the closest color match spray paint on the market right now and its pretty much spot on)

At some point I'll probably add one or two more 12v sockets since the B only has the one. Radio Shack makes one the looks OEM once you use a hole saw and install it. Its the cleanest one I know of and fairly cheap too. Might play around with LED's since I'll be pulling the center console, hard to say.
 

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I have the Weapon R intake and there was no problem with both the intake and strut bar installed. Actually The Strut bar was installed first and I installed the intake without having to remove the bar.
Right but the whole reason I went with the AFe is it has a heat shield so it actually is a cold air intake and not taking in more hot air. That said, the heat shield is the potential issue. Also, as I said before, the firewall is so close, nearly touching the strut towers, I kinda feel like its more or a cool mod that really doesn't do much but people trick themselves into "feeling" a difference much like throttle body spacers and unichips. Just my thoughts though.
 

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Recent update. Rear wiper delete installed. Not going to silicone it until the repainted one arrives. Also painted the head-unit bezel Sail Blue (for those of you with RS8's, this is the closest color match spray paint on the market right now and its pretty much spot on)


Cell phone photo so the image is shitty but you get the point.
 
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