Well I had been planning on the wheel mods for about a year now and had some issues along the way . I also wanted to polishing her before show her off.
First a big thanks to RAV4WORLD which helped me find the rim type I liked for my silver Rav 4.
Also, I got some tips on liquid Zaino. Unfortunately the richer colors like bright red, blue really benefit from a good shine,,, but I not complaining. :wink:
I really like the nimble sporty racing look of my 18â€ Enkeiâ€™s 6 spoke for the summer and then when winter comes its back to a more bolder heavier 5 spoke OEM with a beefier profile winter tire.
My Enkei rims where purchased on Ebay for $400 (shipped to Canada)
UPS sent to rims to the wrong city,(just like airlines with luggage) and sure enough Canada customs ripped up the packages and lost my lug nuts ($100 Claim refunded)
Unfortunately I missed out on getting a used set of Michelins Pilots (8/16 left) for $500â€¦
Anyhow, Iâ€™ve sold the original tires and some other parts of the Rav and the hole extra summer set will cost me about $800. Well worth it.
I loved lifting the Rav, stripping the wheels with the impact gunâ€¦. Makes me feel like I am a mechanic on the Formula One team. Ok maybe I should go out more often. :lol:
My next plan is to get a simple muffler tips and I will read up on some articles here about sound proofing the car and set aside one day for it in the fall.
While travelling to the farm today the summer tires where load at around 50 mph. Luckily I usually travel at lower speeds in the city and when on freeways over 60 mph.
You know I really donâ€™t know why people sometimes ask on this newsgroup â€œWhy should I buy a Ravâ€
It Looks Great/ Handles Great/ Ergonomics are Great/ Toyota is Great / itâ€™s Good on fuel ...on and onâ€¦..
I like to ask them if they are married â€œWhy did you Mary your spouse ???
Well thatâ€™s my Rav story for now.