3S-GTE Swapped Rav4 Replace rear LCA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a40iFqs5Xxo Subscribe to my YouTubeChannel for more videos about my 3S-GTE (Gen4) Swapped 98 Rav4.
It's got a Torsen rear LSD, 1.5" Lift, Full Poly bushing kit, it weighs 2650Lbs, and is pushing approximately ~320HP AWD.
The gearbox and engine are both from the JDM ST215 Caldina GT-T from Japan.
I've built two of these Rav4 Swaps, and documented most of my work on YouTube.
Although the car I am working on is a full fiberglass bodyshell without chassis, there is still steel in it to spread the forces.
A lot of bits have been replaced but the hardest bit I done last. Replacing the rotten outersections of the engine bulkhead.
Will be good for another 50 years.
Has both studs that attach my bumper to the fenders snap off so I decided to go with a quick release setup. This can allow me to finally be towed by regular tow trucks and when I encounter something too steep I can take the bumper off. $15 well spent!
Finally installed the exhaust! Video to come, I forgot to take one yesterday and, naturally, work has been busy as can be. I’ll also need to order new rubber isolators, as the ones I have make the exhaust hang about half an inch too low.
Until then, have some install pics! This is how we chose to spend Valentine’s Day.... I’d call it a success.
Trying to get this right, so went back out to take apart my door cards. I liked the new GTI-esque tartan fabric, but I didn't like the waviness in how it sat on the door. So, back at it again, hoping it turns out better this time...
No new updates today, as my wife and daughter might have killed me if I was in the garage instead of having Valentine’s Day dinner with them 😂 Air pump deletes and Fuel Disconnect tool are on the way for more progress tomorrow. Plan for tomorrow evening:
-Get Air pump out
-Get car in the air
-Take off wheels
-Disconnect Fuel Lines
-Replace torn mudguards
Fitting up the new ROW rear bumper! Just waiting on the factory Porsche impact strip to arrive from Porsche of Colorado Springs. #porsche #porscheofcoloradosprings #euro #clean #newpaint #turbo #boost #classicautomotives #vintage
A buddy dangled these in my face for too long. Now they’re mine.
FIC 775cc high impedance injectors.
Once the car runs on the stock injectors/basemap and has all the issues worked out I’ll begin modifying the fuel system.
I plan to use a Walbro 255 pump, a GM ethanol content sensor, FuelLab filter, AN-6 fittings and braided hose all throughout.
Can’t wait to be able to pump corn into a 20+ year old car.
I finished the job! The 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon now has hood pins. The fun part of this for me, besides being amusing, is that I had to fabricate brackets for the hood pins to attach to. This let me try my hand at a few skills that I don't often utilize, and work with some metal a bit. Meanwhile, the hood pins provided a safe and cost effective solution for my broken hood latch tabs.