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We have an 09 RX350 that has the same engine as my RAV and inside the fuel door it says something like 91 octane recommended 87 octane minimum so it does seem with just higher octane and tweaking Toyota squeezes that extra bit of power in the Lexus models.
I have a tune by R9KTuned as well and have been running premium fuel. We didn't talk any specifics at all he just sent me an ECU that was tuned. Rev limit seems to be 7100 but only in manually selected gears. Have a few performance items such as intake/exhaust but when I drive the Lexus it still feels a little quicker at times. Wondering if it is the different transmissions. I haven't done any actual testing 0-60 etc.. so it might be in my head. Hard to think a much heavier Lexus with less power would be quicker. I also may have a cat issue on my Rav, noticed when I rev high I get that rotten egg/sulfur smell. When I had my exhaust made I opted to keep the secondary cat in place. Car has 105k miles and the previous owner certainly didn't drive it hard. I'm averaging about 14-17 mpg with mixed driving more city which also seems pretty low as the Lexus averages 18+ in the same conditions.
How many miles did your car have when you picked it up, what kind of mileage you seeing and do you think my cat might be clogged and a culprit for the low mileage and not feeling as quick? My exhaust sounds good, i'd link a video but stupid restrictions on posting links/images. due to my post count. Anyone know how many posts before I can link/post pictures?
'11 RAV4 Limited V6 AWD