Another bosozoku export car: US Scion xBs styled by James and Lenny!
More than two months ago James sent me an email and I promised to put up his car as a user ride. I did write the post two or three times but never actually posted it because there always came something in between. Last week I found a video (after the jump!) of James’ xB together with another zokusha by Lenny. So, this is the final rewrite of the article, including pictures of Lenny’s Toyota bB as well!
James has created an V shaped exhaust, an oil cooler and extremely widened fenders on his zokusha to fit those 15 inch 13J (ET -94!) Ronal Racing rims.
The Ronal rims are already quite rare in the US, but having them in 13J with such offset is extremely rare! He runs them on adapters since the bolt pattern is 114.3×4 which doesn’t fit any FWD Toyota. Currently he is driving his xB with slicks on the rear wheels.
The bizarre thing is that his car is mostly hated among Scion and Toyota owners, however he did manage to win first prize the xB wild competition at the Scion show in Santa Clarita!
Now, Lenny’s Scion xB is something else: it is currently badged as a Toyota bB (that’s how they are sold in Japan), has a star shaped exhaust and doesn’t even have on fender extenders!
And in case you wonder how deep his dish is… Well, this is how deep it is!
You can see both zokushas in action (together with Lenny’s Scion xB as well) in this video:
Unfortunately Lenny’s bB didn’t have the deep dish yet (he runs the car on Toyota Snowflakes there!), but you will get the picture I guess!
The Nissan Skyline Japan C210 we feature in our logo clearly won the first sudden death, and the Bosozoku style Nissan 280ZX Fairlady won this week!
Winners so far:
This weeks contenders:
Toyota Crown S130 with spread winged exhaust
So two more from the exhaust of the week series!by bosozoku with no comments yet
Video of a meeting, presumably during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2008:
At 0:40 you can spot our last weeks Exhaust of the week.
This week we have a big W (double-U) shaped exhaust on a Toyota Celica. Or would it rather be a double V shaped exhaust then?
Big double V exhaust on bosozoku styled Toyota Celica
This week we have another special exhaust: an exhaust sticking out of this cabrio just before the rear bench:
Inside-out exhaust pipe!
We suspect this car was once a Nissan Skyline C210 and got its roof chopped to make it a Cabrio. Now it features a Mazda grille and some random quad headlights as well.
Also note the recusion on the hood:
Scale model on the hood
I bet this scale model also has a smaller scale model on its hood!
Here you can see a bit clearer that the exhaust comes from the inside of the car.
Inside-out exhaust pipe!
Also the Laurel C130 next to is also has a great looking exhaust! 🙂