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This weekend at Racewars the modified iA pictured below will be in attendance, on display at the Scion Alley! Details on the event below.

Anyone here planning to go?



 

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you must be joking? You cant tell that not only is it not riding on stock wheels its also lowered about an inch??
Exactly, big difference in wheels and ride height, especially when the banner of the forum shows you what the production model looks like!

Will be fun to see what sort of wheels people throw on the iA with the part of the enthusiast demographic that will be scooping it up.
 

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Nothing I have seen yet, but once more people start taking delivery of these we should see something. It's a good platform for a track car... so may some tuning shop might get one and show us how it's done.
 

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May still be too early for aftermarket lowering springs to appear but you could give a few of them a call or email and inquire about it. Tanabe has made spring for Scion iQ so may they will come out with some for the iA soon.
 

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Anyone looking for a solution right now can always look into what tuners that took part in the iA tuning challenged did
 

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I'm looking to get the SCION IA Color:Abyss next year. Can't wait.
So what size tires where used and how was it lowered. I know someone that has the SCION XB and they rented a tool from Checker to lower it. Wonder if we can use the same tool with the IA? I did a little research and found out that you need to use synthetic motor oil. I'm sure there needs to be more that I need to do but I don't know what that is at this point. Do you think I can take it to the track as is and try to hit 120?
 

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I think they may have custom made the pieces for the iA since it was still too new for the aftermarket to have caught up.
Good point, easy to make a one off setup since it could be just a matter of mounts and them using an existing coilover setup that works.
 

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I'm looking to get the SCION IA Color:Abyss next year. Can't wait.
So what size tires where used and how was it lowered. I know someone that has the SCION XB and they rented a tool from Checker to lower it. Wonder if we can use the same tool with the IA? I did a little research and found out that you need to use synthetic motor oil. I'm sure there needs to be more that I need to do but I don't know what that is at this point. Do you think I can take it to the track as is and try to hit 120?
If you're going to do anything it should be tires first and foremost. With the stock wheels being so narrow be sure to consider the minimum mounting width of whatever tire you choose.
 

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If you're going to do anything it should be tires first and foremost. With the stock wheels being so narrow be sure to consider the minimum mounting width of whatever tire you choose.
What do you mean by Minimum mounting width? Can you give me an example of a tire I should be looking at.
 

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Every tire has a minimum and maximum recommended mounting width. The stock wheels on the iA are 5.5 inches which is the minimum for a wide variety of tires, but when you start looking at track and competition tires, you'll find that a lot of them will require wider wheels.

As far as "what you should be looking at" that's really your call on how much you want to spend. Are you willing to invest in a dedicated set of wheels and competition tires just for track days? Or are you just looking to replace the OEM tires with a better performing all-season tire?
 
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