(2006 scion xb)
The 2006 Scion xB is an iconic box-shaped car that has become a favorite among car enthusiasts. Owned by Oz Osborn, the MzMurder xB has undergone a significant transformation from a boring daily driver to a stunning show car that turns heads wherever it goes.
The car was purchased for $3,600, and the build cost is unknown because Oz didn’t want to think about it. The inspiration behind the build was to have a new daily driver while working on his other xB project that got out of hand. Oz found himself driving a boring car and wanted something that he could show off while building his other xB.
The MzMurder xB has been in the works for two years, and Oz has done little things here and there. However, when the lockdown for COVID hit, he found himself with time to spare and started the build. The xB is now bagged using Rando Elite struts and rear bag mounts, and it sits on 17×7 wheels with 195/45/17 tires.
Under the hood, the engine is a stock block with basic bolt-on parts, and the painted parts add a pop of color. There’s a Weapon R intake manifold painted with tropical glintz metal flake, an Injen short ram intake with a red filter and prefilter, and an OBX2 header with header wrap. The engine add-ons include a painted engine cover and a Greddy muffler.
The MzMurder xB’s paint is a factory black sand pearl with a base clear urethane coat. The thick and thin import style racing stripe with graphics inside is designed to bring all different automotive cultures into one. It uses an import type stripe stripped with a minitruck style and then incorporates different designs like lowrider culture. The designs include flames and iron crosses, never-ending line, fish scales, anime girls, kamikaze flag, Oz’s take on Loise Vaton, splashes, and splatters. The roof and various other parts are painted black with tropical glintz cherry bomb metal flake. Oz painted everything himself.
The body mods are all done by Oz and include a modified factory hood into a boser style hood, modified after-market grill, Sonar headlights that were painted inside, a shaved reflector, and sequential turn signals. The front bumper is a modified factory bumper shortened front to back three inches, and the lower lip was made out of the top of another bumper flipped upside down and then molded on. The rear gate is shaved with the plate box off to the side. The JDM LED tail lights have been blacked out and added custom LED boards for turn signals and back up lights. The turn signals are sequential, and the rear bumper is a factory JDM that was shortened to give the roll pan look.
The MzMurder xB’s interior features a factory dashboard with modified cluster and painted parts. Everything in the interior from the windows up is covered in black tweed fabric. The steering wheel is black billet, and the head unit is Kenwood. The stereo is installed by Oz, and he used Polk Audio and Audison amps and speakers.
Oz’s daughter named the MzMurder xB because it was murdered out. Oz is currently working on the interior and finishing off making it all red and building a custom dash out of the factory one. He thanks his parents for putting up with his early builds out of their garage, his daughter Falynn for all the times he was in the garage and dragging her to shows, his fiancée Lori for putting up with the long garage nights and shows, Kevin Taylor for the speaker box, and James Yurko for building the boards for the tail light.
Owned by: Oz Osborn
Photos by: Chris Gosda