Hey Coffs, saw in a previous post your mention of a cad file for your initial lift. Whereabouts did you find this? Looking for that file for myself.
I've modified the cad file since and will be manufacturing these in Australia for sale (Ebay probably?) for much cheaper than other sites/sellers.
Hence, Probably wont send it to you... Happy to make you a set though!
This week I went on a trip and ... I've replaced my wheels ..... again........
Some friends from way back in time , came over from Sydney on the East Coast to our City on the West Coast. South of us is town called "Margaret River" . Its much colder and always overcast for around 10 months of the year. Perfect for grape growing, therefore there are MANY wineries everywhere.
Our friends wanted to head down there which is around 4 hours south of Perth City on the West coast of Australia.
Drove down just fine in the RAV4, drove around for about 8 hours each day to different wineries and chocolate factories. Absolutely relaxed chilled out experience. Enjoyed it muchly!
When I got back on Thursday, I opened up the new 16x7 Steel wheels which I purchased recently. I was ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY by how absolutely HEAVY they are!!!
At 13KG EACH WHEEL! without a tyre. I decided I'm not going to fit them. That's just way too much weight, especially once I add an AT tyre on top of that.
Just to give you an idea. Those Toyota Kluger (Highlander) 2006 wheels on the back in the image above, Weigh around 25kg with the Yokohama Geolander in 225/75R16 tyre.
So putting the steel wheels on will give me more unsprung weight on each corner, more wear on the driveshafts, wheel bearings and the engine. Not to mention, most likely affect my acceleration on inclines and beach sand. Which really is the Rav4's key to offroading.
I tried fitting a spare set of Toyota Kluger (Highlander) 2010 wheels which I had picked up around the same time as the rear wheels in the above pics.
Sadly on the front, they didn't clear my brake calliper. Strange being factory Toyota wheels.... However they have almost NO back-spacing at all and almost sit completely flat on the rotor.
I had a spare set of some old 2001 17x7 +35 Japanese "MANARAY EUROSPORT" wheels sitting around in my garage, they came on my imported Toyota Altezza RS200 a few years ago. Covered in spiderwebs and sand and dust. I dug them out and fitted them on.... They cleared fine... and most of all didnt exactly look... super retarded.
Decided to find some softer AT tyres and throw them on .
Found some Pirelli Scorpion ATR , in 245/65R17 ... I read a bit about these tyres. They're some weird limbo land between an All-Terrain and a Passenger car tyre. Probably not great for mud holes or climbing over large rocks (which i'll rarely do in my state anyway...) Sand and Gravel/Rocky hills is all we really have over here.
Quiet on road
Good treadwear miles
Grippy in wet
Great on Sand
Can be air'd down to 20psi safely
Cant find any...