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  1. my mistake you are correct, stainless steel is thinner, lighter and the materials made are stronger than mild steel.
  2. yes stainless steel sounds better than mild... also stainless steel is thicker than mild.. soo if lets say for example you hit something the chances of something piercing through stainless is less also as for mandrel bends, think about a bendy straw vs a non bendy straw... what will happen when you try and bend the tubing in both situations ? how does the air flow when it comes to the bends ? thats going to have some rasps, look for something that has bends inside the muffler Resonators only move the sound to to a different rev range (or change the sound reverb) - volume will be same
  3. 2.25"-2.5" would be more ideal for your setup it will pretty much be replacing most of the piping from the headers. Its probably a flex pipe (bendy pipe between headers and cat) Image below shows an exhaust "system" - (full exhausts systems go from headers all the way to mufflers) (some systems only go from the catalytic converter to the muffler or - cat back systems for short) sorry i think i misunderstood you initially.. the term " straight pipe " refers to literally a pipe going straight from headers(exhaust manifold in above diagram) to the muffler (some may not even have a muffler) .. the cat (catalytic converter) is there for emissions, and the muffler muffles the sound, resonators (not resignators) are also used to reduce drone.
  4. Z423 - we actually share the same filter from the camry 😛 Rotors and Pads i usually get online - been using these guys for years not sure if you guys in NSW have somthing local that stores all of em.. i mean like us in VIC we have Importmonster, OTR etc aww MCAs dont make? haha i didnt really check , wonder what the difference would be? i used to also run BC .. with 4/2 spring rates before i upgraded to FAs a year later with 12/12 spring rates. (Considering there was a $200 difference in price back then i shouldve just gone straight to FA,) FA still more comfortable even with stiffer spring rates, i was told the valvings make all the difference.
  5. seems like its a blown headgasket if the white cloud is thick.. usually its vapor/condensation... could also be piston rings/ valvesteam seals. have you got a mechanic to check yet ?
  6. Pretty much what squalled said ^ but id like to add few things coils d2, ksport, xyz are your ebay spec coils, they basically come from the same factory and just spray it a different colour according to their brandings - avoid these at all costs BC used to be good back in the day.. not anymore ,nowadayz MCAs are the new BCs apparently- have a look at these as well, ive just checked fortune autos price.. and JEASUS !O_O theyve jacked it up quite a bit since i bought them ... servicing parts ryco generally has a thicker ring seal than oem +1 for nulon brakes +1 for HPX, you can also have a look at Remsa pads (slightly cheaper) - avoid bendix general CT pads (fluid pretty much boils after a spirited braking session) rotors you can use Vmax slotted ones .. much cheaper than T2s. Also Dba doesnt really like QFM, theyre pretty harsh on the rotors, soo keep that in mind. QFM A1Rms are the way to goooo ! They work better too once theyve warmed up black housing you can also put it in an oven to take the housings off sway bars +1 one of the best and cheapest "bang for buck" mod for a FWD car
  7. gearbox mount ? wheels balanced ? brake rotors flat/machined?
  8. having some doubts with your exhaust "specialist" mechanic.. because ive never heard of such a thing, but anyway ... if its got a cat, then that's not a straight pipe - if what im reading is right: im gonna assume youve changed to a 3" piping all the way.. and thats your issue there... exhaust piping too big (bigger doesnt mean better in your situation), youve just created backpressure, and youve most likely lost some rpms in the lower end
  9. Are you trying to bleed the radiator ?
  10. Welcome ! Congrats on your new toy ! camry sportivo kits are usually around for your gen. Some aurion things may also be available Have a look at wreckers, also have a look at thailand tings, theyre crazy with mods there. May i suggest a rear sway bar to make the car slightly less boaty Happy modding !
  11. ATF/air filter/Trottlebody cleaner/Oil etc are up to $200+ (iridium plugs are not cheap). You can get these at local auto stores, sometimes sales come on. Oil/Oil Filters and plugs are Usually included in a minor service. For fuel injector cleaner have a look at this: fuel doctors Also whats the condition of your tyres ? And the fuel you are using? 98ron has more mileage than 91ron.
  12. if it was red in there, id replace it with red regardless of coolant flush/replacement
  13. none that i can think of: you have projectors on your ones so yours will aim correctly, where as if you dont have projectors (like my car) and the light output is scattered
  14. No need to rip out headlight unless your hand cant get in there. There is usually a plug that goes into the bulb Check out illumo LED lights. The build quality is now higher than previous LED bulbs
  15. good stuff ! do you also get the chance to do a 1/4 mile time ? or is it all just roll racing ? theres a blue turbo sportivo that goes there too, do you know of him ? or seen him ?
  16. wow ! good to see this is alive ! last time i read this was when it was still on the first page, looks epic ! keep it up thanks for sharing :] !
  17. Have you tried the toymods forums ? they usually have more info on older generation toyotas. im not familliar myself with the old school toyotas other than ra23 celica 😛goodluck with the search !
  18. has he checked the gearbox ?丰田Toyota RAV4 Repair Manual/U140F Automatic Transaxle/Speed Sensor/02600310.pdf
  19. Qfm A1rm + Hankook Rs-4 235/45/17Qfm A1rm + Hankook Rs-4 235/45/17 Nugget Nationals Track Day 2019 - Broadford Times as per computime: 1:59.434 1:26.888 1:28.091 1:21.701 1:24.258 1:18.30 1:17.86 1:40.950 2:19.734 1:20.329 1:16.777 1:31.106 1:24.283 1:58.424 1:17.692 1:17.378 1:23.867 1:17.534 1:18.249 1:38.960 1:17.415 1:17.801 1:19.021 1:19.962 1:20.988 1:22.799 1:40.728 1:24.747 1:17.080 1:17.465 1:24.515 1:16.661 1:16.721 1:34.753 1:17.812 1:17.508 1:18.577 1:19.128 1:19.077 Nice and cloudy Melbourne day top of 18° ... although it was showers and raining everywhere else, Melbourne decided not to shed its rain in the area until the last sessions in the afternoon. It was my first time racing on the track of broadford, its another level comparing to what im used to at winton. Its 850m shorter than winton and also has 12 turns, its usually used for motorcycle racing. The differences ive noticed straight away are the hills, the course has some nice uphills, and downhills. So this track has given me another perception on the car and a new learning curve on how to deal with gearing throughout the lowspeed corners on downhills and uphills. Paid attention to the tyre pressures today keeping them between 34-36 psi. Spun out on the same lap on turns 1 and 9 😅 in session 3 after adjusting the tyre pressures from 40 down to 36 and two clicks stiffer (from 7 clicks) on the coils on the fronts. As a final note, broadford super fun on another level with the ups and downs, tune in for the next track day Thanks for looking !
  20. Is there an option the change the sensitivity of the sensors ?
  21. not gonna go by which looks "better" because everyone has their own perceptions and opinions on said matter, but i will say: silver cars look cleaner than black cars when dirty, silver cars tend to be "good" at hiding minor swirls on the paint and some minor dings/scratches also: i agree on the new blue corollas: they do look stunning some say because the car is dark shade, it will lose visibility during night
  22. *Discontinued* Anthracite OZ Racing Prodrives. $1800ono 5x100 17x7 +52 Centre Bore: 64mm *Does not clear wrx/sti brembos* Comes wtih near new 215/45 Bridgestone Potenza re003 No cracks buckles or bends. Slight rash on one wheel ( see pic ) Previous owner seems to have touched up a couple of spots in one face, other than that the rest of the wheels are in very good condition. Located Western Suburbs Melbourne shipping under buyers expense via e-go Thanks for looking !
  23. Bump… added *Discontinued* Magnesium Blue Volk Rays Te37 -$3000ono 5x114.3 16x8 +30 * NO TYRES * Has some minor chips, but no buckles cracks or bends Shipping under buyers expense via e-go Thanks for looking !
  24. Depending on which part of Melb, North: Toyrolla, Epping All Toyo Parts, Thomastown West: BIP Toyota (although theyre a rip usually) Ravenhall Toylex , Derrimut/Sunshine Not sure about the east side as i dont got there much. Try checking gumtree as well, just type in "wrecking camry sportivo"
  25. Seeing as you're new to the forum, it takes some time to search for things; so welcome. unit&updated_after=any&sortby=relevancy&page=2 ive typed in "head unit" and came up with a few searches: Have a read through see if you can find what you need