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We’ve seen a Scion iA decked out with a animated LED front bumper bar, color changing LED headlights and animated rear taillights. Now it’s the Scion iM’s turn to be illuminated for the Consumer Electronics Show. Pioneer Car Audio teamed up with Five Axis Design (the guys who built the Scion iM concept model) to bring you this customized iM showcased last Friday at CES.



A strip of acrylic color changing light spans the length of the rear diffuser area and it was apparently custom made from scratch for the iM. Not stopping there, they decided to install underglows to the body to match the bumper.

I couldn’t find and explanation as to what exactly was done to the front but from the few pictures gathered and examined, it seems like the main grille area may have been modified with a similar LED front bumper bar that’s found in the iA but without the animation function. The piece of plastic located above the blue headlights has also been switched out for a color changing light strip.



Rounding off this electronics orientated Scion iM mod list is a set of amps installed into the trunk courtesy of Pioneer which was also lined with LED lights. Unfortunately the person who worked on the installation can’t recall what sub model was used so we’ll have to admire and guess for now.

Like it? Hate it? Think these mods are something you’d add to your Scion iM?
 

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Aside from the puddle lights, I hate everything else, actually even the color of the puddle lights are horrible. Crystal white puddle lights are all I would ever want from this. However it is a good showcase for where and how lighting can be used for a range of customers.
 

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Remember that the lights change color, so while they are rainbow here, they can actually be whatever color you choose. it is cheesy, but I think it's cool to see this type of lighting technology and imagine how it could be used in more a conservative and tasteful way.
 

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Everyone has their own preference to what they want to do to their cars. Some like going cosmetic, some just functional and those that like a mix of both. I'm a bit of the both category.

Puddle lights like what's on this VIP Lexus GS on the IM will look great:

 

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I'm not a fan of this. Scions are affordable cars and adding more and more stuff to them just makes them seem cheap to me.
To each their own. I think you can do a lot of gaudy things to a car. Both of these (and I know the owners so I might be bias) are done up tastefully and I think the puddles in the rockers add to the VIP look for these.
 
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