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Old 05-31-2012, 04:42 PM
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I got my tC a few weeks ago and decided to document my progress with mods. Took care of the cheap stuff first and when money comes in, I will move on the the more expensive mods.

Current Mods:
6000K HIDs
Acura RDX Stubby Antenna
Plasti-Dipped Wheels
Plasti-Dipped Scion Emblems (Front and Back)
Debadged and relocated "tC"
Tinted (20% Front/15% Back)
Injen SRI
TRD Lowering Springs
EZ Lip

Future Mods:
Strut Bar
Exhaust
Tires

My tC straight from the dealership (Next to my brothers silver tC [Enzie on scionlife]):

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Old 05-31-2012, 04:45 PM
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Looks good. I also have the RDX antenna
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:50 PM
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V2Lab ftw
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Debadged and relocated tC emblem:
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Plasti-Dipped Front and Rear Scion emblems:
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Plasti-Dipping the Wheels:
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Stubby Antenna:
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6000K HIDs:
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How she currently sits:
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Iphone wallpaper lol:
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Looks good. I also have the RDX antenna
Thanks, and yea i love it
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Looks good!
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:11 PM
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Looks good!
Thanks for all the help with it btw!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:01 PM
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Looking good!
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Looks good!!
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Looking real good! Did you buy your antenna directly from Acura?
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Thanks :D and yea its directly from Acura, go to the parts department and ask if they have a RDX Stubby Antenna
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I really like how you put the emblem on your rearview mirror! That's sweet!
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What color HIDs are those headlights?
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Looks good. I also have the RDX antenna
Quick question. How is the reception signal with that antenna? better? worse? I got a stubby antenna from amazon and the signal sucks. I want a stylish antenna without sacrificing radio signal. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome man! Strong start. Definitely benefiting from having Enzie close by


And kada90:
If you don't want to sacrifice signal quality then you need to ensure you get an OEM antenna. Don't mess around with aftermarket junk. I have an OEM S2000 antenna ordered directly at the Honda dealer and the signal is the same as stock.

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Originally Posted by kada90 View Post
Quick question. How is the reception signal with that antenna? better? worse? I got a stubby antenna from amazon and the signal sucks. I want a stylish antenna without sacrificing radio signal. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I never use my radio but for the few times I have it always works fine. I'm not sure if this counts but on the actual RDX reception is great.
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Originally Posted by proud_usaf_wifey View Post
I really like how you put the emblem on your rearview mirror! That's sweet!
Thanks, got the idea from my brother
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What color HIDs are those headlights?
They're 6000K so it has a blueish tint to it
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I never use my radio but for the few times I have it always works fine. I'm not sure if this counts but on the actual RDX reception is great.
Yea the RDX reception is great, wouldn't trade it for anything!
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Originally Posted by biglilsteve View Post

And kada90:
If you don't want to sacrifice signal quality then you need to ensure you get an OEM antenna. Don't mess around with aftermarket junk. I have an OEM S2000 antenna ordered directly at the Honda dealer and the signal is the same as stock.

How much did it cost you at the dealer?
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It was like $35ish? Definitely worth it to have peace of mind knowing I got a genuine part. Plus the s2k antenna matches our car's antenna base PERFECTLY.
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