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Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   10-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
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: 928
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: 928
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: 293
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: 293
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: 339
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: 293
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: 293
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: 293
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: 369
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: 352
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: 187
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: 1,208
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: 6,062
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: 213
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: 27,023
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: 27,023
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: 970
Views: 117,405
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: 2,135
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: 507
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.
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   08-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,258
Posted By ravdad1
im not sure how it is with the 4.4 but there is a...

im not sure how it is with the 4.4 but there is a point of diminishing returns for MPG. for the 4.3, when you pass 65MPH the MPG drops from ~30-31 to 26-28 from past experience on long trips.
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   08-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,588
Posted By ravdad1
I just got a new set of tires on and the car runs...

I just got a new set of tires on and the car runs straight and smooth. I don't know if I should get this recall done or not.
Forum: RAV Lounge   07-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By ravdad1
hahaha i totally forgot you were in TX! i hit a...

hahaha i totally forgot you were in TX! i hit a curb one time with my 19" racing hart c4's and know the feeling...the damage wasnt too bad but it was enough for me to feel stupid as hell but such is...
Forum: RAV Lounge   07-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By ravdad1
it happens to the best of us man, just let your...

it happens to the best of us man, just let your guard down for 1 second and something happens...at least you can beat on these rims now knowing theyve been marred. or you can make them dedcated...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,588
Posted By ravdad1
can anybody else chime in about this and report...

can anybody else chime in about this and report if they are also experiencing the same thing. at this point, i am kind of fed up with these reports. if i take in the rav4 for recall work and the...
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