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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Nov 14, 2003 (4:03 pm)
My 2001 RAV4 2WD front 215/70/16 factory original Toyo Tranpath A14 tires start to wear out evenly after 40K miles due to infrequent tire rotation.
The tires are now rotated to the rear and still running fine. I plan to replace with wider tires.
Toyota offered wider tires on RAV4 4x4 but can’t remember tire size.
Price Costco indicated optional tire size 235/60/16.
Toyota site indicated factory alloy wheel size 16 x 6.5.
Can someone advise if wider tire will fit on the factory alloy wheels without rubbing the wheel wells?
What brand tires have the widest tire tread width for the same size tire?
#1090 of 2127 Rear disc brake 2004 RAV4 ?
Nov 23, 2003 (8:36 am)
I checked at dealer the 2004 RAV4 and I was very disappointed because of rear drums. I guess they want to use all the old parts (drums) before switching to disc(s) for the Canadian model.
Nov 24, 2003 (7:57 am)
Intersting. I have a 2004 and have rear disc brakes. Also have a 2002 RAV4 that has drum brakes.
Did you ask the dealer or did you check the car itself? The sticker will tell you or just look at the brakes. Many times we know more than the dealers. One dealer I went to was wrong on two items. He said the engine increased from a 1.8 to a 2.4 and that the 2004s have rear bumpers.
#1092 of 2127 2004 Dashboard rattle
Nov 24, 2003 (7:59 am)
I know this is a problem on RAV4s. Apparently still a problem as I have a significant dashboard rattle situation. I'll ask the dealer to fix it. I believe thay have a TSB on it.
Anyone else have this with a 2004?
Nov 26, 2003 (6:55 am)
The Canadian model doesn't get all of the upgrades that the US model got for 2004, including disc brakes and the traction control system. Most likely reason is that Toyota Canada passed on these items to keep the cost of the RAV4 down. It already is a relatively expensive vehicle for what you get and they wouldn't want to push their luck by making it more so.
#1095 of 2127 Keep the cost down ?
Nov 26, 2003 (5:12 pm)
There was not much price increase for RAV4 in US (I think $50 higher), I still do not understand why removed these features for Candian models. How the RAV4 can compete with CRV without these options ?
The whole idea of put 2.4L engine, add rear dics brakes... to get customers back.
Nov 30, 2003 (5:21 pm)
I also have a dashboard rattle in my new 2004 RAV4. It becomes worse when it's cold outside. Does anyone know if there's a TSB on it? There are TSB's on the older RAV4's but I don't think there are any on the 2004's.
#1097 of 2127 Thinking of selling my 2003 RAV4 (4,000 miles)
Dec 01, 2003 (7:56 am)
Purchased a new 2003 Toyota RAV 4 three mos. ago(Color Vintage Gold, 2 wheel drive, all power, 100,000 miles transferrable extended warranty, automatic, outstanding condition). Have 4,000 miles thereon. It is a beautiful vehicle but it is simply too large for me (had a compact 2 door Honda Civic previously). Can anyone recommend the best way to sell, newspaper ads can be pricey. Live in Tinley Park, Illinois. Thanks in advance.