I guess I'm one of the senior members in this forum. All members go through the same process. Everyone loves to upgrade, modify, and improve, and what not. One problem, they also don't want to lose their respective warranties. In the early years of this forum, everyone was watching everyone else. Who was the so called "Guinea Pig" who risks their warranty to upgrade, modify, and improve any thing that could be modified. As years went by, warranties started to expire. Everyone started to buy parts, exchange ideas, install performance parts. Everyone started to install and modify parts where you could, and then it out of hand. That where all the experience of all the senior members came from.
Their was once a member from Australia, his name was Andrew, that changed engines, to a 3SGTE. His investment and modification, at that time were impressive. So much, that they opened a forum in Australia RAVoz.com. When this forum went down, everyone got their RAV4 fix in OZ. We even had a chat in this forum. But it didn't have many participants.
Everyone from around the world, discovered what Toyota vehicle parts could be installed, adapted, or modified to fit the RAV4.1. Since the RAV4 wasn't a very popular vehicle in the import tuner scene. Parts were very difficult to come by.
Now, to the new guys, everyone with less then 25 post, should listen to the senior member for one reason. We walk the walk and talk the talk. And most of all, we can advice what works and what will not work. Why you guys should listen? To save you money, time and frustrations.
We've been already their, and back.