Not sure how well the quoted daystar spacer is going to fit. Just got one thinking I might need to elongate some holes but first look, the spacers outer diameter would be lucky to match the inner diameter of the bolts. Might have to make some spacers from something with a larger outer diameter. Will check tomorrow how much wider the spacer is than the hole in the strut tower and determine if it's worth using.I installed the Old man Emu Lift Kit on my 4wd 1999 4.1 and looks great, pictures to follow.
1 ea - 1996-2000 Toyota RAV4 Black Grille Bumper Guards Brush Bull Push Crash Bar (ChromekingUSA an eBay store)
1 ea - K&N 57-0315 57i High Performance International Intake Kit (amazon.com)
1 ea - Curt Manufacturing 13524 Class III Receiver (amazon.com)
1 ea - Old man Emu Lift Kit (doesn't include front struts)(Toyota Rav4 lift kits, suspension, fender flares, part & accessories at the lowest prices)
1 ea - Daystar KT09105BK Comfort Ride 1" Front Strut Spacer Kit (note not for RAV4 but it works with a little effort) (amazon.com)
2 ea - Monroe 903995 Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit (amazon.com) You should add these to any strut replacement.
1 ea - Gabriel G56631 Ultra Gas Strut (amazon.com)
1 ea - Gabriel G56632 Ultra Gas Strut (amazon.com)
5 ea - Rims 16x7.5 Anthracite w/Mach Lip American Racing Razor (tirerack.com)
5 ea - Tires - 235/75R16 Firestone Destination A/T (tirerack.com)(these tires are 30" tall and caused some rubbing issues that I had to repair with the judicious use of a hammer to the raised areas at the rear of the front fender wells and by using the following wheel spacers.)
2 sets - 25mm (1") 5x114.3 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers (amazon.com)
2 sets - Gorilla Automotive 21133HT Small Diameter Acorn Chrome 5 Lug Kit (12mm x 1.50 Thread Size) Pack Of 20 (needed some for the spare)(local purchase)
1 ea - BAFX Products (TM) - PIC18F2480 Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool - For check engine light and other diagnostics - Android compatible (amazon.com) Can be used in other vehicles.
A word of advice; the largest tires that you can get under it with this lift kit are 29 inches and maybe they won't rub, 30" tires rub harshly and require some vehicle modification (wish someone had mentioned that :wall).
The tire/rim fits fine on the rear tire rack, no spacer or mod needed.
Things to come:
1 ea - Roadmaster 1142-3 XL Tow Bar Base Plate Bracket Toyota (this is for flat towing the RAV4 behind my RV see Toyota Technical Service Bulletin AX001-00)(American RV Company an eBay store)
1 ea - BrakeBuddy 39504 Vantage Select Towed Vehicle Braking System (this is for flat towing the RAV4 behind my RV)(eBay)
1 set - Hood Vent - Size Large Powder-Coated Semi-Gloss Black Hi-Flow™ 2 each 11" x 17" Angle Cut Vents (http://www.hoodlouvers.com/product-category/size-large-hood-louvershood-vents/)
Either a forest green paint job or a camo vehicle wrap
Paint the bumper covers, fender flares, and side panels
A roof rack
Replace front rotors and calipers
Rear disc brakes project
Custom skid plates to protect gas tank, engine, and tranny. Too bad no one makes them, but I know a fabricator that can do it.
Unit price is for only ONE shock. You have too add 2 to the cart which bring the price up higher than the kit.Anyone who has purchased the OME kit from rocky-road.com for the RAV4.1: Why is it cheaper to buy the front springs, rear springs, and rear shocks separately ($398.05) versus the kit ($442)? Is there any parts included in the kit that aren't included when buying individually?
Follow up question: What front struts do you recommend? Thanks!
What size tires do you run? Do you have any rubbing issues, etc? Please post on this thread - http://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-...what-size-tires-what-issues-have-you-had.htmlthe struts do not over extend. The reason I installed the front spacers were to level out the front end & gain some clearance versus the wheel well for the choice of tire style & size I run (to prevent rubbing). The clearance from hub center to strut spring seat never changes unless you change struts, so that dimensional limit is always there when choosing tire style & size.
Do you happen to have a link for the proper spacers? I’ve searched all over. I’m planning on doing the OME lift with front spacers on my wife’s Rav at some point.I am replacing my 1" Daystar spacers which weren't really made for the RAV4 with some 30mm ones that are the proper spacers.
Here are some links, they are from eBay so they may not be there long but if you use the titles that I added in front of the links it should be good. Fairly fast delivery considering it's coming from Russia. They didn't list the 40mm ones when I bought mine or I would have purchased those instead.Do you happen to have a link for the proper spacers? I’ve searched all over. I’m planning on doing the OME lift with front spacers on my wife’s Rav at some point.