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  1. I bought some 11 quid a pair cheapy things from TowSure in Halesowen, and the coverage is still brilliant. I think the height makes all the difference. And being above the driver's eyes, there are no shadows or unlit areas either, which makes all the difference. Plus, they shine downwards, which means they are less likely to dazzle oncoming drivers than front mounted lamps.
  2. I did it on mine this summer, and it can be a bit of a nightmare! I wanted to be able to switch the lamps on with the high beam, and also on their own. The feeds to the headlight bulbs seem to be earth switched on the 4.1, which was a !Removed! nightmare! I ended up fitting a separate foot switch on my foot rest so I could control high beam with my free left foot. I also have 2 switches on the dash, 1 for on with high beam, and one for on all the time. I wired the lamps to a relay from the battery. The relays are mounted in a box on the rack. She switch feed for these go back to the dash switches and another relay wired to the foot switch. To get the foot switch to operate the normal high beam, I just sent the output from this switch to a relay that cross connected the low and high beam wires. That way, if the headlights are not on, the foot switch can just operate the roof lights. PS 4 lights on the roof gives amazing coverage at night!
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    Regarding the cabin noise, I noticed this when I got my Rav 4.1. This was especially apparent when I got back in my old car and was convinced the engine had stopped it was so quiet. I fixed this by buying some cheapy engine bay sound proofing from Ebay. It has a sticky backing, a foam middle bit, and a foil surface. I cut it into smaller pieces to make a patchwork round all the gubbins on the bulkhead. It doesn't look very elegant but it does the job! I also found that the majority of the noise was coming through where the steering comes through from the cabin. Either the seal there is not very good, or mine is simply missing, but I put 3 layers of the sound proofing round this area, making sure it wouldn't foul anything, just to make sure. Now it's a really nice quiet car to drive. It seems like a much more expensive ride now!
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    Try these... Bronco Tyres
  5. Maybe it was just a year thing then, because mine is the same year.
  6. On every 4.1 I've ever seen, the spare wheel is to the left hand side of the door, and the number plate is square. On mine, the spare wheel is central and the number plate is proper number plate shaped. How come???
  7. How would they fit on a 4.1? They don't have rear bumpers!
  8. Sorry for my English, if any Yes the same was deemed by me. Cheers Your English is very good Better than our Ukranian!!!
  9. I'm sure you could get a wheel mount off a different model.
  10. You could always bolt it to the rear door.
  11. Where do I get me some of those??? And how much are they???
  12. I've noticed people have been less assertive towards me since I fitted my big steel silver obvious A-bars! Pedestrians don't jump in front of me any more. Funny that.
  13. Go down the breakers and get a set of steelies off a 4.1!
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