Originally Posted by JuneBug
Yep, those were the days. The days of Kelly, and his Xmas toy drive for the kids. He always posted pictures for the Marine for toys campaign. We all chipped in for the kids. I bought my TRD front Anti-Sway bar from him. Derek, (from Hawaii) aka The Guru, the first guy in 1998 to make...yes he made a set of Angel Eyes for the 98 RAV4 from BMW head lights. Andrew, from Down Under, Australia, the first RAV4.1 in the world with a 3SGTE engine, Kidong with a racing 2door RAV4.1. Who some where in this forum he left a very detailed racing specs for the RAV4.1. But unfortunately, many of those DIY were lost in two RAV4 blackout. all the information was lost with a crash, make that two crashes. I lost more then 5K post each, with great ideas and installments. One was converting the TRD muffler in a one line muffler, which I still have on today. This mod, every one laugh
at it. But as time went by, they stopped laughing.
and did it also. Checho, from Salina PR
, who I sold a header and went to my classroom to pick it up
. Gunny, an Ex Marine with a tour in Afghanistan, great guy.
In those days, the RAV4 was a new revolutionary vehicle. So much, that Lexus designed its SUV using the same principle as the RAV4. We were always tossing ideas and fabricating almost everything. we custom made almost all the parts adapting therm from other cars, almost all from Celicas. And you know what? Toyota was listening very carefully. As years went by, we saw how the RAV4 started to evolve into the RAV4 of today, but without the V6. Which DID come out momentarily, but then dropped by Toyota, looks like it was too fast.