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Sorry about your two previous 'yotas . Thank you for filling us in on your build progress! Really like the mods so far. How does that stereo sound compared to stock?? My girlfriend is looking to purchase a RAV4 so I'm going to show her this thread to show what potential mods she can plan!
The oem stereo on all Toyota's i've ever owned, including the JBL series that Toyota uses - all lack range and clarity. But i've never expected much - i didnt buy toyotas for their stereo.

This setup is what i had in my Prius and just like the upgrade from oem to aftermarket, this thing sounds so much better. Honestly most could be happy with just a bit more bass and be good, however, once i upgraded to the amped 6.5" components and subs, the sound was night and day and i couldn't be happier. The front and rear cameras help a ton with parking, the DVD and USB inputs allow for Movies on long trips - making them not so bad.

My ONLY complaint, is the aftermarket microphones used for calls. I've tried two, the pioneer brand and something of Amazon that had the best reviews - both are terrible. Need to find a solution, hate talking on my phone via speaker and i hate having to use a BT headset. I WANT a good microphone option - just haven't found one yet.

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I really appreciate your comprehensive documentation and excellent photos. Let us know how the intake filter works. I have only modest success with them on my sports car. (I use one over each of the four carbs.)
Over the stock intake, its definitely noisier...more throaty sounding. I'll try to get some videos - however dont have a before video to compare to. As far as MPG or HP, i haven't tracked my MPG, but i didn't buy the Rav4 to be concerned with MPGs - thats what my old Prius were for. However after installing, i had my wifes tell me it seemed quicker... of course this is just based off her butt dyno so no real data proof. As long as she's good with it... happy wife, happy life!

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Tek, sent you PM. Nice build!
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Great thread! Thanks for the pics and info. Just started reading last night at work. Looking forward to what you'll add next and continue adding.
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TEKSMRT's 2009 V6 4WD Sport SAP build

So this finally happened. Love the sound, look and how it drives.

(2) staggered dual exhaust tips 2 1/4 inlet
(2) 4" Magnaflow straight thru resonator/mufflers
(2) 7" Magnaflow straight thru resonator/mufflers
(1) Summit Racing X-pipe 2 1/4 inlet

Everything was painted in VHT high temp primer and VHT high temp black paint













Last night I trimmed the bumper and today I had it all installed.



Just need to paint the exhaust piping this wknd.

Try to get a video clip of the exhaust tomorrow.

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These should be delivered by next week. Should only take a weekend to install.

CEIKA Coilovers
8KG front/ 6KG rear
Sport matched shocks
32 way adjustable
Custom setup for max lowering.

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Just need to paint the exhaust piping this wknd.
I've had great success using zinc primer on the hot pipes, and it appears you use something similar. Good luck! Good work.
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I've had great success using zinc primer on the hot pipes, and it appears you use something similar. Good luck! Good work.
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This VHT Flame Proof coating is rated at 1300F-2000F (704C-1093C) - unique blend of urethane and ceramic resins. Thats what they say anyway... Had used the same brand of paint on calipers and other headers, seemed like a good choice for the exhaust components.

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Painted.. love the look!

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