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.
The old alternator of my 02 rav4 is having problems as it seems that it is only charging sometimes and sometimes it is not.
Have you ever experienced that ?
I will take to the Autozone to test this weekend, do you know the average toyota rav4 alternator repair cost ?
My friend told me...
Hey guys, looking to put 235/70 R16's on my 2004 Rav4 AWD Limited. Will these work without rub? Right now I'm running 235/60 R16's on there and I would like to run a bit beefier of an all terrain tire. Please let me know!
Purchased the 2005 Toyota RAV4 Premium LED Interior Package . . . literally none of the lights fit. My guess is they belong on a 4.3 or later model. Thought I'd share because I think it's a bigger problem than a shipping mistake: after attempting the install today, I realized not only were the...
Hi, I'm looking to replace my original radio, but I don't want to give up the fuel consumption and average speed. I just got myself a '03 diesel, and it's unfortunately, one year too early for the commercial OBDII support.
So to be clear; I'm looking for either a head unit that also can display...
Hi all, this is my first post on this forum.
I've bought a RAV4 second generation (petrol engine, special limited edition, late 2003) for my lady partner.
The previous owner thought fit to replace the original stereo unit with a rather garish Sony WX 800 UI with flashing coloured display in...