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Unread 03-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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I have an 09 Scion tC RS 5.0. The only difference between the base model and the release edition is an upgraded sway bar, black and red interior, black TRD rims, TRD racing exhaust, and it's lowered on TRD Coilovers. The car still seems very plain to me. I'm not really interested in any performance mods at this point because I'm not racing it and there isn't much performance to be made, at least not with this engine. So I want to go for some exterior and interior mods. I could always do some mud flaps and tints to start. I Was wondering what mods you would consider that doesn't make me look like a "boy racer", and keeps the car looking sleek.
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To be honest wheels and lowering kit are the most common. Maybe tint? Headlights?
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Yeah I am going to do some tints, a HID conversion and maybe some splash guards. Keeping it simple.

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Maybe headlights also?

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Nice HID's and a demon eye mod, or any color of your liking...
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How about a Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust? They look great and they do give the extra boost of power to your car.
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hids are crap, they blind other drivers, and look cheap and fake, you could see right away if hid is a factory, properly focused unit, or drop in that is out of focus, and flickers.
use lens polish kit, if your lenses are yellow and became opaque, you will improve lights performance, even with stock bulbs, use 9012 hir bulb (instead of your 9006 low beam) for better performance,and correct focus, you'll just have to brake off 1 tab so it fits the socket. this mod will actually improve performance, hids do not, they fill foreground with light, and you get less details on things in the distance.

do tint, but not dark enough to get pulled over often, i had a car with limo tint on all windows, cops hated it, after i got dozens of tickets, (separate for each glass) i removed it.

install led drl. and dashcam, hardwire it, and use mirror mount, so it is not that obvious. (best one for the money gw1c), it worth its weight in gold if you have an accident, (do not tell anyone involved in a crash you have a cam, do not tell cops either, just send the video, if it benefits you, to ins. company), not to mention it may be useful for other things.

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There's a truth in it.

Factory HID's are not only well focused, they also must come with sprinklers and wipers for the headlights, because otherwise it can get very dazzling.

I also dislike window tint. I mean, it's fine on the rear-side windows if it's not too dark. But in the front and rear windshields and front side windows that are all imperative to vision, they will always hamper visibility some.

I have to admit the seat covers aren't to my liking either. Car seats come with airbags. You REALLY don't want to cover them. The interior trim of the car is also fire-resistant. The covers are NOT.

Manufacturers put a hell of a lot of money into developing cars. Improving upon that isn't easy or cheap.

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actually lights with wipers, and washers are not required by code, auto leveling system for hid however is, also seat airbags work just fine under the covers. it has been tested many times. feel free to watch videos of it on youtube.

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It's a legislation difference, I suppose. European regulations do require wipers and washers. It came to my mind more than leveling because HID lights are very poor when they reflect through water droplets.

As for airbags, well there are kinds that are made to suit the airbag deployment pattern of a certain seat. They usualy earn approval through the manufacturer.

But you still lack the fire retardant capabilities of the original seat I have even seen fires caused by seat warmers and cigarette cinder.

Sometimes the body can slip more easily off of the cover than the original seat in corners and especially in a collision, where it contributes to injuries.

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