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Posts posted by jeffy

  1. it happened to me 2x in the lifetime of owning the camry

    1 hour ago, astol87 said:

    whereas the driver side hasnt failed once.

    id just replace them, doesnt take too long nor is it difficult.


    btw Australian versions have xv36 body code.. acv36r (4cyl) / mcv36r (v6)  xv30 is the american camrys, incase you start looking for parts and they dont fit

  2. On 9/14/2019 at 8:39 AM, TIDYWAZZA said:

    gonna have to check that, just in case the new corollas are 5x100 stud pattern.. i have a set for you to try on if you wanna test fit

  3. On 8/17/2019 at 3:52 PM, spider21 said:

    my 2004 camry park brake is a single 360` shoe, how do you replace it.

    ive changed mine once.. thats part is correct.. cant remember as ive done it a long time ago.. but i think there are clips/bolts that are holding them, to access it, you have to take off the rear rotor as the handbrake shoe is located inside there

  4. On 8/24/2019 at 12:56 PM, ajs13 said:

    Does anyone know if its possible to order a set of the 18 inch ZR rims from Toyota

    Its possible, but knowing genuwine toyota parts usually will cost you an arm and a leg, iirc back then a TRD Kappa wheel costed $1000+ Ea brand new


    On 8/24/2019 at 12:56 PM, ajs13 said:

    possible to get a set anywhere else?

    have a look a wreckers as theyd usually buy written off cars, and if the wheels are still good, theyd sell them

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  5. 02-04 have the same headlights - the sportivo version just has a black housing - the 05-06 on the other hand has the indicator bulbs switched from outside to inside and the parkers have been separated

    On 8/26/2019 at 4:57 PM, BRUCE JAMISON said:

    My question is does the headlight have to be removed to replace the parklight globes

    No, theyre directly under the highbeam bulbs - 

  6. On 8/25/2019 at 11:42 AM, Wallybrit said:

    it is impossible to remove the passenger side as the fuse and relay box is so close, giving only about 1" of room to get my hand in.

    Yes you can, sometimes ive learnt that with cars .. you gotta have patience, trying to find shortcuts will end up usually costing more time 

  7. 5 hours ago, Simona said:

    to install a dash cam in order to get the cable hidden

    the wires will have to go under the ceiling for it to be hidden


    5 hours ago, Simona said:

    i want to wire in an extra cigarette lighter port

    doable just bridge off original wiring - dont forget to take off the negative on the battery before you start working on electrics as a safety precaution 

  8. 2 hours ago, RSA_Platinum said:

    On the topic of exhausts, is it worth it to pay more for a mandrel-bent cat-back system over a press bent one? Stainless steel or mild steel system? I've been quoted $650 for stainless steel mandrel-bent system vs 4380 for a press-bent one (in Perth).

    Is the extra cost worth it?



    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 ?


    I'm gonna go for a regular straight-through oval muffler

    thats going to have some rasps, look for something that has bends inside the muffler



     The resonator will quieten the sounds and remove the rasp 

    Resonators only move the sound to to a different rev range (or change the sound reverb)  - volume will be same


    3 hours ago, rchut1 said:

    do you think a lower size piping will increase performance again 

    2.25"-2.5" would be more ideal for your setup

    3 hours ago, rchut1 said:

    will I need to replace the entire exhaust

    it will pretty much be replacing most of the piping from the headers.


    the pipe coming from the engine to the end of the car

    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.

  10. 8 minutes ago, CheekySportivo said:

    Ryco oil filter

    Z423 - we actually share the same filter from the camry 😛


    8 minutes ago, CheekySportivo said:

    Ok, so my next question is - where are the best places to get these parts from? 

    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



    Only time I'd consider Fortune Auto's are if they're slightly used seeing as they're super expensive new.

    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.