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  1. Complaints about ride quality...?

    4.4 General
    Mine had 48 psi at delivery. I keep my tires at 35 psi. Dale j. 2014 RAV Limited
  2. Complaints about ride quality...?

    4.4 General
    Back in Sept 03 when I bought my 04 Sienna new it had Pirelli tires which were very nice riding, could hardly feel the pot holes and cracks in the road (we have plenty up here), but they lasted only about 30000 miles, that's when I switched to Michelins and I noticed a difference right away, the...
  3. Complaints about ride quality...?

    4.4 General
    I have a 2014 RAV4 Limited with 18 inch wheels, the tires are Bridgestone Dueler H/T a light truck tire. When I first got the vehicle the ride was rather stiff, I checked the tire pressure and it was 48 PSI. I checked the drivers frame post for tire pressure and it showed 32 PSI. I reduced...
  4. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    I tried the Larsen glass mt antenna and it worked, but I then installed my old mag mount Diamond NR72 and even though it's not intended to be used with a mag mount I found excellent SWR and testing between another ham a few miles away showed it to be vastly better than the glass mount. So I'll...
  5. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    Ok, I see it now. I'll try to get a couple pictures uploaded. Thanks Dale j.
  6. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    I'm not sure as to how to upload pictures, any hints? I looked in the gallery, but there are no pictures. Dale j.
  7. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    Hi Juergen and thanks, For those who have a 2013 or 2014, I think the 2013 is the same as the 2014. The 2014 RAV4 has a large firewall plug behind the glove box. With the glove box removed, (easy) the plug will be seen. There's a lot of room in it to route wiring from the battery. Dale, k9...
  8. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    I mounted the Larsen glass today. I'll wait a day or two to check it out. The mounting went without any problem. I hope it works. Glad to hear it's working for you, it gives me hope. So far so good. I looked for a place to mount the hatch K400, but it would have been far down the side of...
  9. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    Been there and done that Ray. Back in about 1965 and my old 1956 chev with a Multi Elmac transmitter PS mounted in the trunk and no fuse at the battery. The 12 v. terms at the PS shorted to the car body and the large wire which snaked under the carpet got so hot it burned the carpet all the...
  10. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    Tron, maybe we'll both get some good ideas. Yaesu FT-8800 here. I'm going to try the Larsen glass mount antenna, 144/440 from HRO. I'll mount it on the very rear little triangle window, it's about 32 inches long and should clear the garage door with a few inches hitting. The glass that...
  11. Ham radio installation ideas/tips

    4.4 General
    I am going to install some radio gear in my 2014 RAV4 and would like to hear about others experiences in installing the radio, control head and antenna's and antenna mounts. Tips on routing wiring inside the RAV and getting 12 v though the very tight firewall which I have yet to see a easy way...
  12. Need help! Has anyone removed the tail light housing?

    4.4 Exterior
    I'd like to know too. I tried getting the tail light on my 2014 RAV4 out too but after the two bolts were out it wouldn't come out. The user manual shows how to do it. Take the two bolts out and pull straight back, nope, not that easy. Da;e
  13. Is New Rav4 Limited Ride More Composed Than Base?

    4.4 General
    I use my 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan as a baseline for ride. Nothing I've owned since comes anywhere close to it. It had a harsh ride and every crack, every pot hole caused the steering wheel to vibrate including me. The Toyotas are quite a ways above it for ride and a lot other things.
  14. Is New Rav4 Limited Ride More Composed Than Base?

    4.4 General
    I forgot to mention, I did drive a RAV XLE model and I thought the ride was awful. I asked to try a Limited and give the RAV a second chance, the ride was much better this was on another day with a different RAV (limited). I also test drove a Highlander the ride was much better all around, no...
  15. Is New Rav4 Limited Ride More Composed Than Base?

    4.4 General
    The ride is much better for us after reducing the tire pressure from 48 psi to the recommended 32. The wheel base is shorter than my old 04 Sienna so it does ride a little more choppy, however going over cracks in the road it's about the same as the Sienna with Michelin tires. You can feel the...
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