Jacob12

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About Jacob12

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  • Toyota Model
    Aurion Sportivo SX6
  • Toyota Year
    2006
  • Location
    New South Wales
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  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. Had you have searched, you would have found one thread which clearly states something you may find in the thread: http://au.toyotaowne...cs/page__st__30 http://au.toyotaowne...cs/page__st__45 Interesting, the caster specs posted by David the Viking are quite different to mine, although the camber specs are very similar. I wonder if this will be looked at at all when Toyota releases the 50 series Aurion? "When"? Have you been living under a rock? I daresay being its all new bits in 50 series (isn't it?), this issue wouldn't/shouldn't carry over. Haha I actually saw 2 Sportivos on the weekend. Yeah, imma stick with my 40 series...
  2. Had you have searched, you would have found one thread which clearly states something you may find in the thread: http://au.toyotaowne...cs/page__st__30 http://au.toyotaowne...cs/page__st__45 Interesting, the caster specs posted by David the Viking are quite different to mine, although the camber specs are very similar. I wonder if this will be looked at at all when Toyota releases the 50 series Aurion?
  3. It'd be great if we could get 1 or 2 more people to post up alignment specs like in the first post just to get a second opinion on the specs. Just to put to bed once and for all how slight or severe it is off, hence what kit needs to be bought.
  4. At least I don't have to worry about sitting there drooling over images of the new model until I eventually blow my savings on one. The Sportivo especially look horrid! IMO the 40 series and even facelift models were a very classy, subtle yet mean looking car, but this is just hurting my eyes... The specs list would be the only incentive to upgrade as its very very comprehensive for the price. But to me looks are just as important and they've really failed in that department.
  5. At least I don't have to worry about sitting there drooling over images of the new model until I eventually blow my savings on one. The Sportivo especially look horrid! IMO the 40 series and even facelift models were a very classy, subtle yet mean looking car, but this is just hurting my eyes... The specs list would be the only incentive to upgrade as its very very comprehensive for the price. But to me looks are just as important and they've really failed in that department.
  6. Where'd you get them from? I got a quote for RE002s and they were over $300 a corner for the same size you've said there I think. I just ended up with a set of Yoko S.Drives from the states, $126 a corner :)
  7. Awesome make keep us posted :) It's an issue because you have to force the car straight buy constantly holding the wheel slightly right of centre. I don't think it's a major problem, just as a bit of an annoyance to some of us. Exactly as above, its not a major issue just an annoyance. Plus because I always have to have my steering wheel slightly turned right I can't read the LH indicator stalk because the spoke gets in the way which can get annoying. On a Sportivo 3 spoke wheel.
  8. Thats a good price! Thanks for contributing the info. Have you noticed the car is any better or haven't had a chance to have them installed yet?
  9. You do realise that ~2/3rds of the Camrys and Aurions made at Altona are LHD and exported overseas, mostly to the Middle East...... So maybe my mechanic was right after all haha.
  10. Hey mate, I'm currently looking into getting the issue fixed. As per other posts there is a Fulcrum/Superpro kit that has been claimed to fix the issue. You can find that here: http://www.superpro.com.au/find-superpro-parts-for-my-vehicle/part?id=SPF2904K. I just rang up the nearest distributor to me and they quoted me $235.50 for the kit. So not too expensive IMO. If you take your car to any reputable suspension place they should be able to fit them no worries. I know of a few around my area but I doubt that will help you... As for the issue with tyre road noise by the time I got my car the tyres were due to be replaced, I can comment now and there is very little road noise running Yokohoma S.Drive's. Haha yes I'm aware of that. When my mechanic said that I thought about sharing that info with him but didn't think it'd be useful :P. I only wrote that in the first post to try and explain 'what' the issue is if you know what I mean. I actually work in Lambton mate so just down the road from Gateshead! Might give those guys a go if I end up going ahead with it. I used to take my car to Bowers Suspension in Merewether. Back a year or so ago I had a Supra and they fully redid the suspension, new urethane bushes all round, new shocks etc and they did a fantastic job. But more lately I took my Aurion there for a wheel alignment (to try and get rid of this pesky left pull :P) and they did a pretty shoddy job. When my mechanic checked it out he said they alignment was way off. The toe in on one of the rear wheels was 8mm off! Maybe it was just a bad staff member there I dunno :P I didn't approach them for a refund just took it on the chin.
  11. Hi all, After many times to different suspension places / mechanics and a lot of wasted $$$ I finally have a report that explains why the Aurion by itself pulls left which is unable to be rectified with a simple wheel alignment. Below are the results: _______________RH SIDE:______LH SIDE: Caster:____________3___________2.5 Camber:__________ 1.4___________1 The mechanic I took the car to tried to explain it as if the suspension geometry from factory is set up for a LHD car (whether or not this is true is another thing). Because of the camber of the road, the suspension of every car is set up to counter this slightly, so the cars don't pull left. With the Aurion however its as if the suspension is setup in a way so that instead of countering the effects of the camber in the road, it increases it. Fortunately of course there are things that can be done to fix the issue. Fulcrum/Superpro sells a suspension bushing kit you can buy so that this can be adjusted out of the suspension which supposedly fixes the problem. LINK. I just rang up the nearest distributor to me and they sell the kit for $235.50. Just thought I'd share this info with you guys anyway, hope it answers the question for somebody.
  12. Received and installed mine yesterday, cheers Steven!
  13. Varex exhausts are illegal p plater or not. AFAIK aftermarket exhausts are legal under the p plate laws as long as they comply with the law limit of 90db. This is in NSW anyway.
  14. Awesome thanks heaps. Great helpful post there :), and agreed props to Steven!
  15. So since I was a complete noob and only sent my address yesterday when will mine be shipped? :P