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      I used a plain LED circuit board clock from eBay.
      Do you have a link for this clock? It looks like it fit really well. I would be interested on the cabin temperature feature.
      Here's the link. I must warn that it's not a simple drop-in. There's soldering involved and mounting stuff that's not meant to fit together.


      I gotta say, I love how they make the sporty look of the Rav really pop. They're a little close together to be very useful, but hopefully one day I'll get a proper bull bar that I can mount an extension on.
      I've got some non oem racks that I can fit farther apart, provides a bit more stability.
      That's pretty cool. I really wanted to use the stock mounting locations though. I love how your Rav looks. I'm catching up though!

      Here's the dual battery setup. I used a battery isolating voltage sensitive relay from ABR Sidewinder, 4ga cables and a 22ah deep cycle battery.
      Why did you installed dual battery? What would be the advantage on that? Is that more like a back up?
      It keeps the accessories I've installed from draining the main battery by breaking the circuit when the main battery's voltage drops below a certain level. For example, today I had the Rav parked in front of the Celica while I did the timing belt, using the Rav's boot as a workbench. I ran the stereo (including amplifier) in the Rav for about six hours without worrying about draining the battery. The alarm is also a constant drain when the car isn't running, and I'll be installing a dash cam. It will also help when I run a winch in future.

      Also pictured is the new tow bar.
      With the receiver model... nice. I was looking for one of those. Could never find in NZ one that cost less than a million dolars.
      Yeah, I'm really pleased I found one. I have plans to use the receiver hitch as the base for a hammock stand similar to the picture below. The guy I bought the roof racks from has one for sale for $200AUD (Cowra NSW). He's a really nice bloke and would probably ship at your expense even though his ad says he won't ship. Tell him the bloke who bought his roof racks sent you.
      I got my towbar for $60 on a recent trip to Sydney :D



      I was going to show you the link I posted here awhile ago about truck bed liner but I noticed you commented on there...;)

      I was wondering if I can paint over the bed liner. I dont quite like the finish look of bed liners so I was wondering if I could just spray over the bed liner. Some dark red color, closer to the original red.
      I can't find the link you're talking about, but yeah, I plan to use Bully Liner. They have a Burnt Red colour that looks pretty close to your colour. Or maybe not?

      U-Pol Raptor has a tintable kit that you could mix up to be the same colour as your car. I'm seriously considering this.
      Here's a good comparison of BullyLiner and Raptor
       
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      Here's the link. I must warn that it's not a simple drop-in. There's soldering involved and mounting stuff that's not meant to fit together.
      Oh, I see. Thank you for the link.

      That's pretty cool. I really wanted to use the stock mounting locations though. I love how your Rav looks. I'm catching up though!
      I went for a drive today and the roof tray did not really afect too much the fuel economy as I was wondering. I guess it didn't help but is not outrageously thirsty. It's louder than ever... lol You will pass me shortly... ;) I had enough of mods I think. I will just get painted at some stage. I am looking for a bigger 4wd where I can sleep in.

      It keeps the accessories I've installed from draining the main battery by breaking the circuit when the main battery's voltage drops below a certain level. For example, today I had the Rav parked in front of the Celica while I did the timing belt, using the Rav's boot as a workbench. I ran the stereo (including amplifier) in the Rav for about six hours without worrying about draining the battery. The alarm is also a constant drain when the car isn't running, and I'll be installing a dash cam. It will also help when I run a winch in future.
      Umm, I understand. That's nice. I though about it when I installed the winch bar but never got to it.

      I've got two dash cams (front and back) that are useless at night and also in one of them I can't turn the shock sensor off, so at every bump I drive over, the camera thinks it was an accident and record the video on a different folder that is never overwritten. That means that after one trip the sd card is full and I must take it off and delete the files. It can become annoying. So yes, I dont know how much you about them but this is my experience with dashcams.

      Yeah, I'm really pleased I found one. I have plans to use the receiver hitch as the base for a hammock stand similar to the picture below. The guy I bought the roof racks from has one for sale for $200AUD (Cowra NSW). He's a really nice bloke and would probably ship at your expense even though his ad says he won't ship. Tell him the bloke who bought his roof racks sent you.
      I got my towbar for $60 on a recent trip to Sydney :D
      Thanks mate, but I'm alright. I have done this dodgy little solution for what I wanted, If I ever have to winch myself backwards. I just wont stay too close if the weld give up. I dont think the winch would fly anyway... This hammock stand is amazing btw... lol



      I can't find the link you're talking about, but yeah, I plan to use Bully Liner. They have a Burnt Red colour that looks pretty close to your colour. Or maybe not?

      U-Pol Raptor has a tintable kit that you could mix up to be the same colour as your car. I'm seriously considering this.
      Here's a good comparison of BullyLiner and Raptor
      This link: Truck bed liner

      This burnt red is actually cool. Generally the colored bed liner are sort of pastel finishing look, which I dont like... That's why I was thinking in painting over in dark red. I guess I cant go wrong, if doesn't stick it will just be black, which is not the end of the world.
       
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