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Winter is approaching & time for swapping out the M&S summer tires.

Bought the low mileage RAV4 this summer, wearing Michelin snow tires & SUV came with the OEM aluminum rims & nuts.
- luckily the rusty steel rims, scared away the first two buyers
- otherwise, the RAV4 was totally rust free, even the undercarriage

As purchased:


Used the rusty rims & tires for safety check , next day purchase new Firestone Le2 tires & installed on the factory 6-spoke aluminum rims:


Now comes the 2013 Highlander OEM 17" rims, new 7-spoke takeoffs with 800 Km:
- these rims will be my summer wheels with the Firestone Le2 rubber


From what I gathered: Bolt pattern | Stud Pattern : Toyota Bolt Pattern

2008 RAV4 Limited - rim size = 17x7 & 5x114.3 bolt pattern, with a 45 mm offset
- Hub/Center Bore = 60 mm hole for Toyota center cap

2013 Highlander - rim size = 17x7.5 & 5x114.3 bolt pattern, with a 35 mm offset
- Hub/Center Bore = 60.1 mm hole for Toyota center caps

^^ Only the rim width (1/2 inch) so offset is different by 10 mm - anyone see a problem, with this?
- the new Highlander rims will be for summer now & RAV4 OEM rims for winter driving
Cheers, Larry
 

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FWIW - I recently went through a similar situation ... except I was looking to amount 16" Highlander rims for my snows ... same specs regarding the offset. I had the local Toyota dealership actually mount one of the Highlander rims to physically check for clearance ... particularly the brakes.

The never used, OEM 16" silver steel Highlander rims did clear ... for now. The Service Tech said, and put it in writing in the work order, that currently the rims clear everything with the brakes having 6mm remaining on the pads. Additionally, the Tech noted the rims may not clear the brake assembly if new brake pads (measuring the full 12mm thick) are installed. I guess it's that close between the 35 & 45 mm offset and that's where the extra 10mm in offset comes into play.

It's a gamble I decided not to take and bought new black steelies (not the cheapos made in China that rust after 1 season) for our RAV and am selling the OEM, never used, Highlander rims. They may have worked. However, if they don't, I just don't need the hassle down the road.

Sorry I can't be more definitive ... when I posted the same question here a few months back ... no one had actually done this and the best I got was a "should fit".
 
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.............It's a gamble I decided not to take and bought new black steelies (not the cheapos made in China that rust after 1 season) for our RAV and am selling the OEM, never used, Highlander rims. They may have worked. However, if they don't, I just don't need the hassle down the road............
BugJr - thanks for your quick reply.
- I know factory 14" muscle car Chev. rims won't fit on early disc. brakes
- however, the old 15" steel OEM rims will clear the original 4 piston calipers...with same offset or wider
So maybe the 16" Toyota rim application is tighter, than all Toyota 17's / and possibly less to do with different offsets...the million dollar question...:serious

BTW - Are your new Highlander aluminum rims, 17" - got a photo, year & how much $$ ?
- feel free to add to this discussion & appreciate your help
 

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... snipped ...BTW - Are your new Highlander aluminum rims, 17" - got a photo, year & how much $$ ?
The OEM Highlander rims were the 16" silver steelies I originally bought to mount snows on. I ended up with black 16" steelies bought from Cal Tire.

I will be using my OEM 17" aluminum alloy rims when I switch to summer tires. ~ BugJr ~
 

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Offset is only how far in or out the wheel is, as you know. So closer to the strut or gearbox; or closer to the arch or liner. On the Highlander wheel, the outer edge will be approx 16mm further out, if I'm right.
Whether they clear your brakes depends on the design of the inside of the wheel, how much room the design of the spokes gives you, so only one way to check, try a wheel.
 

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Picking up the 2013 Highlander alloy rims (17x7.5") on Sunday, and have summer tires mounted next week.
- I will let everyone know how they fit, on our 2008 RAV4 (came with 17x7" alloys), in a update

The original 2008 factory rims, will sport the winter Michelin tires / the Kijiji purchased Toyota 2013 OEM rims (takeoffs, with 800 Km usage), will see Spring/Summer/Fall driving, with Firestone Le2.
 

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Almost all toyota wheels come with the 35mm offset. Only the RAV4 and one other that I can;t think of come with the 45mm. I actually thought it was 42 or 3. For that reason I found some RAV4 alloys for winter wheels (it was just a timing thing as the car was new with new summer tires on the stock wheels). I have read of many people that have gone with the lower offset and not had an issue.
 

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Picked up the 2013 Highlander 7-spoke alloy rims, on Sunday night:
New List Price = $685 Alloy Rim + $36 Center Cap, times 4, plus 13% HSTax = $3,250 / set.
Kijiji Purchased @ $800 Canadian / all four.


Really like the grooved spoke design / with each adjacent side, tapered to a point.



On nice rims, I like to run Truck 100 psi designed chrome valve stems, with stainless steel caps - originally made for 1 Ton Dually...I buy them at a full tire shop.


Tomorrow:
a) 7-Spoke summer 17x7.5" rims & Firestone Le2 tires, being assembled
b) original 6-Spoke 17x7" RAV4 Limited rims, will be mounted with the Michelin winter tires
Update coming, following garage visit...and I appreciate all the input.
 

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Used RAV4.3 came with these 17x6.5" steelies, for winter / now heavily rusted & deep flakes, of corrosion - cheaper grade manufacturing steel & poor primer & paint, may be evident here plus a general lack of washing & care.



2008 RAV4 Limited v6 - 17x7" OEM 6-spoke rims / now used for winter tires.


2013 Highlander 17x7.5" OEM 7-spoke rims
, only seen 3 weeks use / but wouldn't fit owners 2014 Highlander with 19" wheels - so they came up for sale, in Kijiji (Canadian Craigslist).
- now reserved for RAV4 summer tires
- perfect test fit & improves, the SUV look IMO / factory RAV4 tire sizes, used throughout
 

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Those look good, can't wait to see them with tires mounted.
 

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Those look good, can't wait to see them with tires mounted.
^^ You asked & you shall receive / 2013 Highlander 7-spoke rims (17x7.5" takeoffs), fit perfect:
- went on yesterday / last snow fall & freezing rain, was a week ago

Loads of mounting clearance & rims adds a measure of newness, to the Gen3 RAV4 look.
- Highlander rims are only half inch wider than original 2008 Limited alloys / not an issue
- Firestone Le2's still tuck inside fender flares, very nicely / for dedicated 3 season use


Kelly dobe approved:
- silver powder coat was polished with AUTO GLYM sealant / on sale purchase @ Canadian Tire
- tire foam spray was a kleen-flo product, from NAPA/UAP / good stuff
Small quantities of brake dust, easily wipe off slick aluminum rims / with a dry paper towel.
 

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Hi Beaumont67,

Thanks for sharing your experience.

If I may ask, how did the highlander (aka kluger in Oz) OEM wheels clear the brakes/caliper housing?

Was there any intervention needed or was it a straight fit and go?

The reason I asked is that because I went the same route, but with 2007 Kluger OEM mags. It didn't work out as I hoped it would, as it needed >6 mm spacers (and possibly lug nut extenders) to clear the brake caliper housing.

I didn't pursue this further and ended up selling on gumtree (Oz equivalent of craigslist).
5 Genuine/OEM Toyota Kluger Alloy Wheels (17x7.5) and Nuts(x20) | Wheels, Tyres & Rims | Gumtree Australia Brisbane North West - Toowong | 1118005271

many thanks.

rey
 

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good ole Kijiji! I'm in Ontario as well... Love the wheels and glad they worked out, let us know if there's any rubbing or issues... I was thinking of upgrading wheels, and of course was thinking of going with a lower offset than stock.
 

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good ole Kijiji! I'm in Ontario as well... Love the wheels and glad they worked out, let us know if there's any rubbing or issues... I was thinking of upgrading wheels, and of course was thinking of going with a lower offset than stock.
Thks REN3G8 - Absolutely NO rubbing issues.
- the slightly wider 17x7.5" Highlander rims, do look sharp on a RAV4

PS - I've been off the Forum for a year, due to security password issues / glad to be back.
 

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PHOTO UPDATE & DETAILING:
- Paintless Dent Guy (PDR) worked his magic, on 4 small spots (couple on body line)
- I next treated RAV4, to a wash, full hand resin polish & wax job (AutoGlym Kit)
...no clay bar used

Wife's v6 RAV4 has been a pleasure to drive and own...after 2 years, now showing 148,xxx Km.
- one rear brake job and a $100 rear axle stabilizer link, plus synthetic oil & WIX XP filters
(every 10,000 Km)

^^ Still love the look of the 2013 Highlander 17" alloy summer rims & the Firestone Destination Le2 tires have served us very well (installed at 89,xxx Km).


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AutoGlym HD review

So a few days ago i purchased a norelco shaver from WakkyMarty and low and behold i misplaced my reciept .... so no cash back just a credit. So having a $40 gift card burning a hole in my pocket i ran through the automotive section and low and behold Ag HD! .... i had heard about it being the standard in the UK and thought OMG here is a chance to get a somewhat boutique wax right now ...

So I did it!

i detailed a car this morning and gave it the 151 and 26 and it came out nice .. being in the mood to detail i pulled in the tahoe gave it a good foam job with CG Wash and CLear at a high ratio as i heard it could really strip wax if used at high strength and let it do its thing ... i then clayed the car pretty briskly - hit it with 151 and then busted out the Ag HD ...
the sponges in this box are by far the best in the world if you have to apply by hand ... trust me! they are spongish and hold product well on the surface and dont absorb it the same way a MF or Foam pad does- this will be the standard for me if i ever apply by hand.

about the application ... it has been a LONG time since applying by hand and i certainly expect to feel it in the morning
image: http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

. but it was friendly to apply and as the directions state removal around 10 minutes i started at the rear panel ending at the hood and then back to the rear panel to removal .... could have been a minute plus/minus or so according to plan... removal was the equivalent on 151 and not burdensome.

let me just say that when i removed the product i was floored with the amount of lustre this product has! I had read that the product was super slick and i will admit that it is but then again what wax isnt slick after applying.

HD on my black tahoe has amazing gloss and amazing lustre ... the black panels look very very deep and wet ... if i could describe the lustre i would say that after 151 it looked very clean and glossy but after HD it appeared wet and slick ... i have not gotten the same result out of 5 -21-26 -151 -205 ... maybe it is becuase the amount of oils that are contained in the product but all i know is that it was just absolutely insane.

if you have an extra $35 try it out.

im going to try and post some pics some how some way and post them tomorow.

Read more at http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forumsshowthread.php?41360-AutoGlym-HD-review&#YskkATImH54ffKJ8.99

UPDaTE ====
so by my math I applied AutoGlym HD about 50 days.
yesterday was the first day in about a week that we didnt recieve daily rain and i had the urge to reapply wax just for the fun of it!
Dont yall get bored and have nothing else better to do ;D
I will add that up to now the wax was still very lustrous (if thats a word) and still beaded and sheeted water very well and was far from "needing it"
So what do i do ??? Do reach for 21 ? 26???
Yep i go for the 21 and what do i get ??? Holy Fleeeeepin Moly!
When I look for adjactives to descibe the look WET - DEEP - GLOSSY - SUPER DARK BLK come to mind. The paint is so shiny that even when its dusted it is so reflective that it really doesnt appear that dirty!
You guys have to try this out!! I wonder what 26 would have done!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Customer reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Autoglym-HDWAXUS-High-Definition-Wax/product-reviews/B001FEISS6
 

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Looking great!

I see you have the same problem I do with ours... the top of the lights is somewhat dull compared to the rest being shiny.

I just polished and cleaned my Corolla XRS lights with 2000grit 3M paper from Canadian Tire, and Meguiar's PlastX plastic polish, looks way better so I will attempt to clean the top of the lights on the RAV4 next, as well as my son's Vibe, lol... :)
 
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