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  1. Fitted ok, recommend a trim removal tool but you can fish the wires through the dash and up into the headlining to hide the aerial and mic in the area behind the mirror easily enough, crash cam lives there too. Needs a gps antenna for sat nav to work which they don't tell you. Dab radio, internet linked to your phone, sat nav etc. Looks factory too which is nice. Takes a while to figure how to use it as the manual is garbage. it is a bit slow to start up but im talking 20 seconds maybe. By the time you have your seatbelt on and got sorted to move off its up and running. Id give it a
  2. Have bought one of these for the same reasons (but android) with a reversing camera. Should be here anytime, will post how I get on. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0793RRB2B/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. Update time. Have now put around 4k on the General At3's. No complaints, lost a tiny bit of mpg but no other negatives. the noise is fine, nothing more than background at most. They grip well and going on previous sets on a P38 rangy they will last a good 30-40k. the look is good too, not too 'butch off road tyre' but enough to get the job done. Haven't been able to make them misbehave yet. Have driven some field tracks and grass and had a bit of a hoon around my mates farm. Just gripped. May take her to a AWD club day to see how she does. Normal road driving is fine, if an
  4. Unless you do town/city work the hybrid is pointless anyway, just a regular petrol car carrying a load of extra weight. I live and work out of town and it would be of no use, I did the numbers a while ago. We have a big caravan so need the torque figures from the 2.2 diesel. The petrol just would not cut it without really working it hard and burning gas big time. While looking to replace our old car I checked a lot of vehicles, crv, vw's etc and very few now have the 2t towing limit I need to safely pull my van. A lot have pathetic towing figures in the search for emissions as they have (
  5. General grabbers, had them on 2 range rovers and a land rover, MT's on the landy and original AT's on the range rover and happily fitted them to the rav too, AT3's this time but same basic tyre. They wear well, are not too loud and handle fine. From experience thick sticky mud stops all but the most hardcore tyre, grabbers are like the BF Goodrich all terrains but a good bit cheaper. On farm roads and tracks they will be fine. I fitted them because we like camping in small out of the way sites that are invariably some sort of field, some even have honesty boxed for the site fees and
  6. Had sensors on our old car, you wait till it snows.
  7. Well I went for the Generals. Cost 130 a corner and are just peachy. There is no problem with grip or stability. I think you would have to be a proper plumb to upset the rav anyway aside from lifting mid corner, that seems to send it a bit unsettled. Have now put 500 miles on them, wet and dry and there maybe a mile per gallon down on fuel. Not nearly as noisy as the Bridgestones. You can hear them but its not intrusive now. I know they work well far beyond the grip I need. Recommended, more tyre than you will need in truth unless you do actually need to use the 4wd button.
  8. This is the item number of the unit I fitted to my XT4 2007. 8463234011. Plugged straight in. No enabling, nothing. Works perfect, its gone up a fiver since I bought it though.
  9. Makes you wonder how these idea's get to the road. Why are they not stopped.
  10. I had a near miss last night with a moron that fully committed to a corner using all the road, including my side into a corner because his headlights masked my approach. They also blinded me to the point I could see nothing but blue blobs for a minute or so afterwards. I had to pull up until my vision cleared. The thing is I don't rate the modern lights all that much, they are fitted to the trucks at work and are appalling. They give a bright trapezoid on the road in front of the vehicle that is SO bright anything else is black. Main beam on the other hand melts cats eyes at a thousand ya
  11. Hmm, services, a recall because of a TSB on the rear suspension, the ecu reprogrammed? and at 26000 just "customer complaint corrected under warranty" right through the description. What that was is anybody's guess. Dated as 2016 so too late for the goodwill, to late for any warranty?. Least it looks like its been maintained by Toyota.
  12. While under the car fitting that cursed undertray and its clips I noticed that the engine looked a lot fresher than the gearbox. Curious I looked a little deeper and some of the ancillary parts looked to share the condition of the gearbox, ( that white dusting ally takes on after a time as it ages) stuff like the oil filter housing, the starter I removed. While the sump (including bolts etc) looked hardly touched, new. You could autoglym the sump I have no reason to disbelieve that the engine has been replaced. My neighbour who knows Toyotas (excellent mechanic if needed in Northampton)
  13. My lovely new Rav wasn't starting right, thought it might be the battery but after checking there was nothing wrong with the battery and all the connections are great sooooo. First step, acquiring a replacement starter motor, easy from a post on here. Was initially worried at the price of some of the chancers, even GSF wanted several hundred pounds, that's with discounts. I got the item number. Still current, 221152942647. Eighty quid delivered next day, no exchange fuss etc. That thread said there is nothing else to remove, pah. Need to be a magician. Anyway, first step is ma
  14. Sorry mods, posted it in the wrong spot. Thought I was in the guides bit not the rav forum, could you move, pretty please,
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