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Nice! Welcome to the club. Mine sits in the trunk and I use the original spot for storage.

Why they would provide such a small spare with this car is beyond my guess.

Good question. The general recommendation is that one not use different sizes tires on 4WD/AWD vehicles.


I built a sloping platform to make room for the full size spare in SWMBO's car.
 

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Nice! Welcome to the club. Mine sits in the trunk and I use the original spot for storage.

Why they would provide such a small spare with this car is beyond my guess.
Living rural, having a full size spare was important to me. Combined with the V6 these 2 reasons are why I choose to buy a 3rd gen RAV (4.3)
 

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I finished up my tow hook setup.


2 stock tow eyes with smittybuilt 1/2 D shackles and rubber spacers

You got a write up on how you did this bro?
1. Purchase 2nd OEM tow eyelet
2. Purchase 2 D rings
3. Purchase 4 gladhand seals (to center D rings and prevent noise
4. Insert stock tow eyelets into stock holes
5. Put 2 gladhand seals on each eyelet
6. Install D rings on eyelets through the gladhand seals
 

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1. Purchase 2nd OEM tow eyelet
2. Purchase 2 D rings
3. Purchase 4 gladhand seals (to center D rings and prevent noise
4. Insert stock tow eyelets into stock holes
5. Put 2 gladhand seals on each eyelet
6. Install D rings on eyelets through the gladhand seals[/QUOTE

I wasn’t aware the holes were there for stock tow eyelets?
 

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1. Purchase 2nd OEM tow eyelet
2. Purchase 2 D rings
3. Purchase 4 gladhand seals (to center D rings and prevent noise
4. Insert stock tow eyelets into stock holes
5. Put 2 gladhand seals on each eyelet
6. Install D rings on eyelets through the gladhand seals
Also are your shackles/D rings 3/4”?
 

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I added Dual-sensor kick-activated tailgate opener to my 2017 RAV4 Limited

This kick-activated tailgate opener can only open tailgate, but cannot close it. Today I added a cube tilt switch (bought from eBay), made the opener work both ways.


 

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This kick-activated tailgate opener can only open tailgate, but cannot close it. Today I added a cube tilt switch (bought from eBay), made the opener work both ways.


Question if the kick activated tailgate didn’t come stock is there anyway to add it?
 

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Question if the kick activated tailgate didn’t come stock is there anyway to add it?

2017 RAV4 XLE, Limited does not have hand-free (or kick-activated) option. You can add aftermarket kit. There are 2 versions of kick activated tailgate opener: open only and open/close. I installed open only version.
 
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