Thanks for your help PBG. No wonder the cover was so cheap! The person who sold it to me didn't know about the wheel retaining bracket either. Now that I have both parts I was able to install it and am now one happy camper.
I hated the cheap plastic silver cover that came with my S model - it looked like a large silver balloon, so I removed it and bought a nice Fan Blade Rim ($218) and hung that on the back without a cover (aka Jeep like). This was cheaper than buying the dealer's $360 black painted cover.
I see a lot of really interesting mods in posts, but you rarely see how much it cost and where did they get it from. Adding the links and prices just makes these types of forums all that much of a better resource for others to use.
The cost of the Fan Blade Rim ($218) and generic brand of spare tire ($80) were cheaper than the dealer's painted tire cover ($360), so I'd be more concerned about having my tire cover stolen, than the spare tire.
I think it looks better anyway. I put a coat of black shoe polish on the spare tire and it really holds up to the weather, because of the wax in the polish.
My RAV4 is leased, so the mods I do have to be backed off when the vehicle is turned in in July 2009. That sort of limits you to bolt on, screw on, or swap out simple mods. I still have the original spare tire and all the original sized Toyo tires.
I got a question here regarding the wheel compatibility between 2005 and 2003 models.
I have 2003 RAV4 Cruiser with 16" alloy wheels and tires 235/60R16. I am wondering whether
2005 16" 5 spoke alloy wheels can fit in my 2003 model? Anyone done that before? I check the
So I enjoy taking my 2001 in trails, fields, gravel, dirt, snowy roads and I already have HID's for my low+high beams but I would like to have a light rack/light bar on the roof I don't really like the LED bars in appearence (rectangular/ boxy) I like the more old school round lights like some...
I decided to add an auto-dimming mirror with compass onto a '05 RAV4 since my friend didn't have a need for the mirror anymore. Though the mirror was installed 10 years ago in his car, but it still works and installs fine since the typical mirror wedge is the same.
Can I find DVD player/Navigation Display for 2005 model to change old one?
And also I need to keep wheel buttons to work.
I find few things in China market, but as they told wheel buttons does not works with them.
If any tested variations please link:love:
G'day might be a lame post but ive got a 2001 rav in a one of those goldish colours. I love it heaps but ive seen some with spoilers and tbh I think it adds alot and looks really cool. Was just wondering if anybody knows if its possible to get one somewhere or if its not something that you can...