2006 SCION XB RS 4.0

Pasmag (Canada) - - Competition - BY ADAM STEIN­BERG | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY DANNY BATISTA ( @dan­ny­batista)

It was a bit­ter­sweet mo­ment when Patrick Mach re­ceived the call that his 2006 Scion xB RS 4.0 was ready for pick-up. “I had or­dered this Re­lease Se­ries xB and was await­ing its ar­rival,” writes Mach. “My dad passed away the morn­ing of De­cem­ber 30, 2006, and I got the phone call later that af­ter­noon that the car had ar­rived at the deal­er­ship.”

The xB RS 4.0 was a long-time com­ing for Mach as he’s been pre­par­ing for this build since first get­ting into the scene. “I have loved cars all my life. When I bought my first car [1994 Honda Del Sol], it had a cou­ple mods on it, and I knew that I wanted to add more. This was the be­gin­ning of mod­i­fy­ing ev­ery car that I owned.”

Mach has al­ways main­tained the pur­pose of build­ing a one-off show car “as there isn’t much else you could do with the xB plat­form.” His fa­vorite mod­i­fi­ca­tion is the one-of-a-kind xB trailer. “One of the ma­jor chal­lenges was mak­ing sure we cut the trailer in the right spot and welded it prop­erly. We took our time and it came out per­fect.”

“I have started to fo­cus on Junc­tion Pro­duce as a brand for my build be­cause I am fo­cus­ing on mak­ing my car a VIP build,” he goes on to say. “The trailer was in­spired from my pre­vi­ous build, and I was also in­spired by [other] VIP builds to do my car in a VIP theme.”

Other el­e­ments main­tain­ing that VIP-style in­clude the cus­tom hard­wood, a fiber­glass en­clo­sure, com­plete LED con­ver­sion, and of course, Univer­sal Air sus­pen­sion with Vi­air dual com­pres­sors and 220 PSI gauges.

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