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Michael Gorman: 2005 Scion xB

Michael Gorman bought the stock 2005 Scion xB in 2016. "It was a little abused from the previous owner," remembers Gorman, "but I had a vision with the platform and it's what you see today."

This is Gorman's 3rd xB and 4th Scion since they were released back in 2004. "

I've always loved the originality of the box look and absolutely love to drive it," he states. The xB may not pack many horses under the hood, even with Gorman's 35-shot of dry nitrous. "I'm huge fan of being unique and standing out in the crowd."

Gorman appreciates the Japanese car culture, specifically bosozoku and the itasha style. 

He modified the xB car and originally had the intentions of only having it itasha. Soon after he found himself adding a lot of things from the bosozoku movement, and ending up with what you see now - half itasha / half bosozoku. Every idea, from having an Arizona Iced Tea themed interior to the pink and teal combination on the exterior - was only thought of and built by Gorman. 

"It gets mixed reactions but I wouldn't want it any other way," he mentions. "If I wanted to build a car that everyone accepted I could have easily done so, but that would be no fun and more importantly wouldn't be true to myself."

Love it or hate it, 

Gorman's imagination drives his 2005 Scion xB.

Owner: Michael Gorman
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Vehicle: 2005 Scion xB
Horsepower: 135 whp
Club: n/a


Facebook: Michael Gorman
Instagram: @the_rice_box_

Photography by Michael Gorman.

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  • Injen Intake
  • Perrin lightweight crank pulley
  • Header
  • Nitrous Express dry kit (35 shot)
  • Dual purge system

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  • Custom 2" bosozoku style exhaust


  • OEM


  • Upgraded clutch

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  • Work (replica) wheels - 15x8
  • Custom Arizona can center caps


  • OEM

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  • Tien Basic coilovers
  • Chassis bars (r)
  • Hotchkis sway bars (f/r)
  • Front strut tower bar


  • Customized Thule cargo carrier
  • Custom anime vinyls with cherry blossoms throughout
  • Customized tail lights
  • Clear headlights

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  • HID
  • Light strips thoughtout car
  • 240sx rear bumper lenses customize to fit with pink LED
  • Underglow lighting

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  • Headliner and door panels wrapped in cherry blossom fabric
  • Custom cherry blossom shifter
  • Color matched scheme painted by Michael Gorman
  • Custom cherry blossom instrument cluster
  • Custom NRG steering wheel
  • Arizona Iced Tea floor mats
  • Sickspeed racing seats with pink stitching
  • Pink 4 point racing harness


  • JL Audio W7 12" subwoofers
  • Boss Audio amplifier
  • Upgraded kicker speakers (f/r)

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"I'd have to say my entire interior - it makes me happy every time I get in it. You can't look at it and not smile."


  • Complete custom turbo kit

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  • n/a


  • Michael Gorman

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