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Forum: 4.4 Interior   Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By ravdad1
that looks good and you did the work yourself...i...

that looks good and you did the work yourself...i know its tons of work doing upholstery swaps. i recently missed out on a whole tan leather katzkin set for 200, feel so dumb for just not getting...
Forum: 4.4 Interior   Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By ravdad1
Eh well I called weathertech and the customer...

Eh well I called weathertech and the customer service representative said they haven't changed the formulation at all and that it was "memory foam" so all I would need to do is bend them the other...
Forum: 4.4 Interior   Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By ravdad1
Wow nice vanib! Never knew about this if...

Wow nice vanib! Never knew about this if weathertech stands by their product and gives me a replacement with the sturdier lip, then I'll be a happy camper. I will give them a call later today.
Forum: 4.4 Interior   10-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By ravdad1
I have weathertech front, 2nd row and cargo tray....

I have weathertech front, 2nd row and cargo tray. The cargo tray works as intended. The high outside lip will definitely protect from spills but the surface is a bit slippery. Overall I am...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By ravdad1
when I go around 80mph on the freeway, i get...

when I go around 80mph on the freeway, i get 25MPG. this is definitely attributed to the transmission and gearing. the sweet spot for the 4 cyl is cruising at 65, I have been able to get 32MPG...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   10-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By ravdad1
I was in the same boat as you when I received my...

I was in the same boat as you when I received my prelude that needed tons of work...after buying the car and paying the fees for registration, I didn't have much left and had to change the timing...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   10-16-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By ravdad1
the lights were separate. it was kinda a PITA to...

the lights were separate. it was kinda a PITA to install the bar because you have to cut the plastic engine undercover to be able to mount the bar. the instructions on where to make the cuts on the...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   10-16-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By ravdad1
you're pretty much describing my quest to give my...

you're pretty much describing my quest to give my rav4 a little more attitude. i got a nudge bar, hella 500, window tints, gunmetal wheels. nothing too crazy.
...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By ravdad1
My carseat allows to use the latch system I think...

My carseat allows to use the latch system I think until 35lbs and then I have to switch to the seatbelt. According to many members on car-seat.org, it's not recommended to use both the latch and...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By ravdad1
I want to add some info about the rav4 regarding...

I want to add some info about the rav4 regarding the car seat install. The 3rd gen rav4 has advanced airbags so car seats cannot be "braced" against the front seat. Bracing is when you have the car...
Forum: Member Introductions   10-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By ravdad1
keep that car, take care of it and do all the...

keep that car, take care of it and do all the fluid changes in your father's memory. hope this car serves you well buddy you got the v6 version which is the most powerful option.
Forum: 4.3 General   10-13-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By ravdad1
I have known about Recaro for a long time and...

I have known about Recaro for a long time and know their racing history so I came in this thinking I would end up with one but 2 things turned me off:
1. not much leg room rear facing
2. cover...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By ravdad1
Thanks for your reply sami, are you running the...

Thanks for your reply sami, are you running the seat rear facing and by any chance do you have any pics installed? I saw the safety 1st seats at buybuy baby and I'm a fan of the cushioning and...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-12-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By ravdad1
help choosing car seat for toddler!

Hey guys, its about time my boy (turning 2 the 13th this month!) gets a new car seat. I'm looking for safety, comfort and ease of installation and cleaning the covers for accidents. I have narrowed...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   10-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By ravdad1
It's a ton of work but you learn alot along the...

It's a ton of work but you learn alot along the way but you have to do your research if you never done one before. Fortunately, the rav4 does come with oem projector lights from the jdm market but...
Forum: 4.3 General   10-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By ravdad1
The Rav4 was made for like going to campsites,...

The Rav4 was made for like going to campsites, light trails and having the space to carry all your gear. Better tires allows for more traction with mud and gravel but its limited by being unibody so...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   10-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By ravdad1
hey man, im really diggin your rav4...just the...

hey man, im really diggin your rav4...just the color combo with the rims. back on topic though, the best spare tire rack imo is thule spare me. it simply looks the cleanest and the price is...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   10-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By ravdad1
Wow looks great man, get the light bar on and...

Wow looks great man, get the light bar on and show us some pics.
Forum: 4.4 TSBs   10-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,175
Posted By ravdad1
Never heard about this, this is a big change. I...

Never heard about this, this is a big change. I was a big advocate of the new 6spd transmissions for the 4.4 for being much more efficient than the ancient 4spd in the 4.3 but this ATF procedure has...
Forum: RAV Lounge   10-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By ravdad1
1st generations are getting harder to come by and...

1st generations are getting harder to come by and the most appreciated generation I'd say. Really like the 3 door one and even 2nd gens are starting to get up there, especially the ones with the...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   10-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,269
Posted By ravdad1
I dont like using the side jack points on the...

I dont like using the side jack points on the rav4 because of the pinch weld, just looks flimsy lol I usually am able to jack using the front and rear middle points and it gets high enough to get the...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   10-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,269
Posted By ravdad1
gotta do the rear differential before it gets...

gotta do the rear differential before it gets cold! this warrants a trip to harbor freight and the stealership. thank you very much vanib for the detailed instructions and pictures. in your post...
Forum: RAV Lounge   10-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 117,866
Posted By ravdad1
detailed the rav, did an ATF drain and fill, and...

detailed the rav, did an ATF drain and fill, and oil change. im about to put in an order for wade in channel visors :) im also thinking of going with another color with the wheels, maybe dark...
Forum: Toyota   10-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,280
Posted By ravdad1
I'm not sold on CVT transmissions yet. My pops...

I'm not sold on CVT transmissions yet. My pops has a murano with CVT and it rides smooth, we'll see how long it lasts. I believe the Nissan warranty is 3 years/36k miles versus the Toyota 7...
Forum: Off Topic   08-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By ravdad1
i think thats a CV boot. on hondas they are held...

i think thats a CV boot. on hondas they are held on by metal clamps and stuffed with some kind of grease.
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