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General Information

Year
2000
Make
TOYOTA
Model
RAV4
Color
Blue
Packages
Base, Auto, AWD, 5 Door, moonroof.
History
Bought from original owner in November 2010, with 141,xxx miles. That's also when I first started hypermiling.

Back in the day, my RAV and I used to shoot for great mileage!
0ur old fuel log is at: [URL="http://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-log.php?vehicleid=4626"]RAVadoole's fuel log[/URL]

Now, she's a USPS rural vehicle. Because of that, I've taken off quite a few of the ecomods. And I don't hypermile her anymore. [URL="http://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/140873-ravadoodle-adventures-usps-rural-vehicle.html#post1392497"][U]USPS mods[/U][/URL]
2000 TOYOTA RAV4 (Blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
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12/2010 - WAI (Warm air intake) (modified) -->
(1st picture only) Used a 4" dryer vent hose, but don't spread it apart because it gets too weak. I had to make a 90 degree angle bend in mine, and it has acquired some holes in that area. Good for temporary use.
This is a mod that needs monitoring and adjusting periodically.

7/2011 - Fully synthetic gear oil in transfer case and rear differential.

3/2012 - Changed the WAI. -->
2nd and 3rd picture was the best set up for mileage. Found a '96 Suzuki Sidekick Sport air box at a pull yard, and fitted a wooden stand for it. Added some chimney metal sheets to create heat guards down along the exhaust, and a "tent" above the header for the heat. Used a dryer vent hose again as the go between.

8/2012 - Fully synthetic engine oil, 0-30.

9/2012 - NGK G-Power Platinum #7092 plugs.
Interior
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12/2010 - UltraGauge, [URL="http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm"]([U]Link to website[/U])[/URL]

4/2011 - About 8 sheets of hushmat in doors and various places through-out the inner body.
Exterior
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It came with soundproofing/anti-rust material sprayed on the entire underside. [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/IMG_7422.jpg"]([U]see here[/U])[/URL] Nice. But if you ever have this done, be sure to have them cover the strut boots (or anything rubber). The rubber won't hold up long after that. And it's a pain to replace them.

5/2012 - Passenger side mirror removed.

9/2012 - Fog lights. [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/IMG_7838_zps187cb1cb.jpg"]([U]Here[/U])[/URL] Picture also has the front part of the belly pan showing.

><>< Hypermiling mods ><><
9/2012 - Partial belly pan. Thread link here: [URL="http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/belly-pan-1st-gen-rav4-23290.html"][U]Belly Pan on 1st gen RAV4[/U][/URL]

12/2012 - Smooth wheel covers. (removed) [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/DSCN1587.jpg"]([U]See here,[/U][/URL] [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/DSCN1588.jpg"][U]here,[/U][/URL] [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/DSCN1584.jpg"][U]and here[/U])[/URL]

12/2012 - Rear Wheel Skirts. (removed) [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/IMG_20121206_003501.jpg"]([U]See here,[/U][/URL] [URL="http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t513/myrefugeisintheLord/RAVadoodle/IMG_20121206_003609.jpg"][U]and here[/U])[/URL]

<><> Planned <><>
modify rear wheel skirts, and reinstall,
Front air dam,
Partial front wheel skirts,
Custom painted US Postal Eagle design on hood,
Projector headlights with HIDs and angel eye rings,
Kammback.
Audio
><>< Current ><><
8/2011 -
SONY Head unit, pretty basic
HERTZ speakers, (6.5")
Wheel and Tire
><>< Current ><><
215/70R16, at sidewall max pressure.

Stock rims.


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Any questions or comments are more then welcome! :)

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