Scion has been in Canada for about a year, and as a brand that is closely tied to the aftermarket, it was an easy and logical decision to choose one of their vehicles as the platform for a great build.
In Alpine White 2011 Scion tC served as the palette upon which the crews at International Automotive and Custom and 20Hz Audio Sound and Security would work their magic. When it came to modifying the performance and style of the Scion, the car was taken to International Automotive and Custom in Woodbridge (IAC), ON. A FIVE:AD aero kit, including front and rear bumpers along with side skirts were skillfully grafted onto the car by the crew at IAC. After hours of preparation, the car was treated to a stunning flat black paint job. IAC’s attention to detail is impressive - even the OEM tail lights were treated to a matte clear coat to make them blend with the rest of the build. The hood and hatch were replaced with lightweight carbon fiber units from Seibon. The hood
features reverse louvers to maximize airflow under the hood and through the radiator. Black vinyl graphics on the body serves up some subtle styling and give love to the supporters of the project. Eurolite HID headlight and LED driving light kit keep things bright. Upping the ante in the interior was next on the list. Sparco Chrono Road seats replace the factory units and the appropriate mounting hardware and seat track kit were used to install them. A Sparco Globe shift knob and Grip pedal kit help the proverbial driver tovehicle contact patch. Underneath the new lightweight hood is an Injen Technology performance intake and to help expel spent exhaust gases, a TRD Muffl er assembly was fitted out back. The combination results in extra horsepower and an improvement in efficiency. To keep an eye on the tweaked engine, a trio of AEM gauges were installed in the center console. Wideband air/fuel, coolant temperature and voltmeter gauges provide accurate vital signs. The tC rolls on sleek FiveAxis R5:F wheels with a bronze fi nish. The wheels are all 19-inches in diameter and the fronts are 8.5 inches wide while the rears are 9. Wrapped around the wheels are Yokohama S.drive tires sized at 215/35R19. Keeping these rollers secured are a set of McGard wheel locks and chrome/black lug bolts wheel installation kit. The factory suspension was replaced with TEIN Basic Damper coilovers to provide the adjustability to lower the car and ensure a perfect stance. With a plan to make some serious additional power, we got excited when we heard that TRD had recently released their 4-piston, 340mm performance brake kit. Brake systems are a complicated item and require careful planning, development and testing. We knew that TRD had put in the hours to make sure this system was balanced and reliable. The technicians at IAC took care of the install. Next on the agenda was power.