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Picked up some 255/40R17 drag radials and some lightweight 17x8 ET50 Kosei K6R wheels. Lighter wheels and smaller tires should allow for quicker acceleration.


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Well here it is November and just before I installed the direct port nitrous plate, I was testing a new eBay driveshaft I installed due to my oem needing a new center support bearing. Our oem driveshaft isn't serviceable so a full ebay replacement that allows for serviceable U-Joints was installed.

Didn't even make a week and my Rav4 snapped the front U-Joint during launch. Going back to OEM I guess...


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Had some fun figuring out sway bar options. https://www.rav4world.com/threads/3rd-gen-front-rear-stabilizer-sway-bar-options.301315/

Received my rear Cusco in about a week from Japan via RHDJapan.com

Install went fairly well considering how rusty my NYC sourced Rav4 is. Removed both lower control arms and one upper and had just enough wiggle room to pull the oem 22mm oem Sport bar out and wiggled the 25mm Cusco bar in without even scratching it. Attached the rear stabilizer removal manual for others reference.

Handling has been greatly improved, flattened out the backend on corners and lane changes. Can't wait for the front Hotchkis 22429F 32mm bar to compliment the rear bar. Believe it or not, bigger change than even the coilovers...

















 

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Started working on my new subwoofer box. Ever since I installed the nitrous bottle in the rear compartment, I haven't had any good bass. My old dual 10" subwoofer box (still for sale) took up the back area but now I'm starting a custom fiberglass box to utilize the area behind the right rear passenger seat..
 

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Here are some progress pictures. Defnintely not perfect but not bad for my first time fiberglassing - have a lot to learn still.



 

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Looking good man, love that blue powdercoat! The rest of that undercarriage reminds me of the modern day Titanic wreckage minus the barnicles LOL. I haven't even installed my front lower chassis brace yet and I've had it a few months now. Sub enclosure looks nice! I have the JBL with baby tailgate sub so I'm leaving it as is. I already have subs in my work van. My rav got wrecked by a large deer, slammed into the driver side caving in both driver doors and blowing out the windows along with some other minor damage. Shop just started tear down yesterday afternoon so I'm ready to get it back to install headers and ypipe.
I just happened to see this thread, so I'll be following it. Have fun!

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Looking good man, love that blue powdercoat! The rest of that undercarriage reminds me of the modern day Titanic wreckage minus the barnicles LOL. I haven't even installed my front lower chassis brace yet and I've had it a few months now. Sub enclosure looks nice! I have the JBL with baby tailgate sub so I'm leaving it as is. I already have subs in my work van. My rav got wrecked by a large deer, slammed into the driver side caving in both driver doors and blowing out the windows along with some other minor damage. Shop just started tear down yesterday afternoon so I'm ready to get it back to install headers and ypipe.
I just happened to see this thread, so I'll be following it. Have fun!

Jeremy
Ya, my NY sourced rav4 is bad underneath but the body appears ok.

Which chassis brace did you go with?

My Sport didn't have the JBL setup so I've slowly been upgrading. Tried to put a sub in the oem spot but it sounded terrible so I decided I'd fab my own custom box.

Sorry to hear about your Rav4...when I drive bk home to KS, I really have to be careful with the deer, they cause so many wrecks in SE Kansas.

You making custom headers??

Thanks for sharing!

- my name is also Jeremy ‐
 

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No I bought the Wilhelm Motorsports Y pipe that's designed to mate up with the Frankenstein Motorworks headers, I went with a 2.5" outlet for the Y because I don't want lots of drone,etc.
It wasn't cheap and not sure it was smart considering how really bad the V6 traction is with a 2wd. The setup is designed for the MR2 2GR swap crowd so I'll have to get the Y pipe altered at an exhaust shop once I get the car back.
If I ever have to replace the Rav, I'm looking for a 4wd model. I just hate underbody rust because I do most of my own auto work and being in the South, most shops won't even touch a vehicle with heavy rust from up north.
I like the rope glassed in your box to give it rigidity, nice job.

And yeah, the JBL with sub seems extremely rare when browsing Autotrader but anything stronger than the stock low excursion 8" would be a waste in that tailgate, too flimsy.
 

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Looking good man, love that blue powdercoat! The rest of that undercarriage reminds me of the modern day Titanic wreckage minus the barnicles LOL. I haven't even installed my front lower chassis brace yet and I've had it a few months now. Sub enclosure looks nice! I have the JBL with baby tailgate sub so I'm leaving it as is. I already have subs in my work van. My rav got wrecked by a large deer, slammed into the driver side caving in both driver doors and blowing out the windows along with some other minor damage. Shop just started tear down yesterday afternoon so I'm ready to get it back to install headers and ypipe.
I just happened to see this thread, so I'll be following it. Have fun!

Jeremy
I'm very interested in you header progress.

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