2006 Scion xB on Display at DUB D-DAY L.A. Automobile Festival

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Art Gonzales is a serious car enthusiast. The Southern Californian has taken a lot of time and effort into making the ride of his dreams come true.

Art Gonzales of San Fernando Valley in California embraces the California car culture lifestyle at the DUB magazine D-DAY L.A. Show
Art Gonzales of San Fernando Valley in California embraces the California car culture lifestyle at the DUB magazine D-DAY L.A. Show

Tilt steering wheel is one of the features of Art Gonzales' 2006 Scion xB
Tilt steering wheel is one of the features of Art Gonzales' 2006 Scion xB
His daily driver is an onyx blue 2006 Scion xB with 19 inch rims. Gonzales had it on display at the DUB magazine D-DAY L.A. automobile festival in San Bernardino, California. “It’s our family car,” said Gonzales. “I drive it to work, to the grocery. People stop me all the time and ask questions about it. It’s great because I take compliments like a trophy.”
2006 Scion xB on display at the Dub magazine D-DAY L.A. show at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California
2006 Scion xB on display at the Dub magazine D-DAY L.A. show at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California

2006 Scion xB at DUB automotive festival is equipped with K&N products
2006 Scion xB at DUB automotive festival is equipped with K&N products

Gonzales parking spot at the DUB show was packed with trophies. “I started out in the Scion scene and couldn’t win,” he said. “Then I broke away from it and started going to Lowrider shows and DUB shows and started winning.”

Gonzales changed the rear lift of his Scion xB by moving the exhaust tip to the center instead of the right rear corner. His strut bars are chrome plated and he has a carbon fiber hatch wing and hood. His tilt steering wheel stands out in the interior where most of the pieces were color matched to the paint of his car.

“I also have two Toyota trucks,” he said. “I run K&N on everything I own because of the performance.” His 2006 Scion xB is equipped with K&N air intake kit, part number 69-8605TS. "K&N gives me additional horsepower and acceleration and the cleaning is a breeze," he said. "The silver on the K&N air intake kit really looks good."

Other modifications include:

Interior
Oznium blue lighting
AutoMeter tri pod guage
NRG quck release adapter
Weapon R roof bars
Custom leather floor mats
VIP custom curtains
blue led door locks


Exterior
Kenstyle front lip carbon fiber
Seibon carbon fiber hood
JDM chrome door handles
JDM BB rear bumper chrome step guard


Engine
Unorthodox aluminum pulley
Nology plug wires
NGK plugs
Optima Battery
Samco sport radiator hoses
Hids lights
Weapon R front strut bar
K&N air intake system

Suspension
Meagen Racing coilovers with pillow mounts
TRD rear sway bar
Rotora big brake kit
H&R 5 mm front spacer and one ton garage
3 rear camber shim w/25mm spacer
Front and rear Greedy frame braces

Audio
Scosche amp efxhd2250-subwoofer efx scxb04
Sony DVD unit

Wheels and Tires
19X8 axis TC evos chrome plated with color matched rings
2154519 Falken 452 tires-kics C composite neo lug nuts

"I have one thing to say," said Gonzales. "I want to give a shout out to my son Jorden, Alex and Jacob at RTW Motoring body shop and Ed at Cockpit in North Hollywood."

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