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#1 of 129 Toyota RAV4 2006+ Accessories
Mar 09, 2006 (10:05 pm)
What factory or dealer accessories are you buying for your new 2006 RAV4? Why? How Much? Advantages? Disadvantages?
Is the Toyota security system worth the bucks? Is it dealer or factory installed?
#2 of 129 Re: Toyota RAV4 2006+ Accessories [rukind]
Mar 30, 2006 (12:09 pm)
Security system was factory installed on our 2006 Rav4 V6 Limited. Purchased the all weather mats and mud flaps from Toyota, you can save some money by buying them from:
Will be getting tube steps and front grill push bar to protect the vehicle from road debris and people's car doors, but may consider aftermarket parts as first picture I saw of Toyota's tube bars were chrome, not matte black.
Bought a Garmin c340 GPS and am very happy with the size in the windshield area. May consider a satellite radio unit. Will be looking for some cargo organizing stuff, nets and other items.
Longer term will look for beefier suspension controls, such as sway bars, as fast lane transitions are a little unsettling in the RAV4 with this much hp.
#3 of 129 Mudguard Installation
Mar 30, 2006 (9:57 pm)
I purchased Toyota mudguards for my 2006 RAV Limited. I purchased them from my local dealer and with my discount the price was close to what people are paying on E-Bay after one takes into account shipping charges. Front mudguard installation was very straight forward. All you have to do is to pop in a plastic screw grommit in a existing hole and screw on the mudguard with supplied screws. Four attach points
The rear is more complicated. Toyota's instructions are to remove the rear bumper cover so one has room and access to drill 2 new holes in the bumper. The wheel gets in the way. There are are 2 dimples identifying where to drill. I was concerned about damage to the bumper and body during removal so I deviated from the Toyota procedure and removed the rear wheel instead for drilling. You put in 2 spring clips on the new holes and they attach the mudguard with 4 screws utilizing existing holes as well.
The black mudguards look extremely sharp and the black matches the window trim.
Sport model mudguards installation is different and does not require drilling. Make sure you get the right mudguard part number for your particualar model for their is different mounting hardware involved.
#5 of 129 GN versus PC5 Cargo Net
May 09, 2006 (9:05 am)
My 2006 RAV4 Limited came with a tonneau cover and cargo net (PC5). Does anybody know whether this is the same cargo net as the GN?
May 15, 2006 (11:20 am)
We now have our new RAV. Ironically it came with a very nice carpeted mat in the hatch that covers...carpet! A cargo tray might be nice but I fear it would make getting in that 'trunk' part under the carpeted mat difficult. Is the cargo tray by chance hinged. Anyone know what they cost or if non-oem is available.
Also, any reccomendations on a hood protector and body molding...only Canada has matching molding as far as I can tell.....
May 15, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I bought the OEM cargo tray. It is rather thin compared to the one I bought for my ML-430 years back, and is definitely not as robust as the all weather Toyota floor mats I got for the RAV4. That said it seems to be holding up so far ok and it is easy to lift up to get to the storage below, perhaps that is why they made it so light/thin.
I would like any info anyone here has on body colored side moldings from Toyota for the side doors, also nerf/side tube bars and a front push bar. I am considering the plastic film guard for the rear bumper as well.
#8 of 129 molding and accessories...
May 15, 2006 (1:12 pm)
This post was in the RAV 2006 forumn...note that the molding is available in Canada...
#9 of 129 Re: Mudguard Installation [bikejack]
May 16, 2006 (6:16 am)
What is the mudgard # for the Limited ?
Some one has some but they don't mention if they are for a sport or other, they do mention 1 type for flared & 1 for non flared ( I guess they mean fenders or overfenders.
Also would you be able to drill without removing the tire if you had a right angle drill.
Jun 10, 2006 (3:16 pm)
I purchased the toyota bike and ski racks which are made by Yakima. They come with a universal mounting adapter that is attached to the rack and then the bike and ski racks are attached to the adapter. It does not come with written instructions although the dealership put the bike rack on.
Any idea how to get information so I can figure out how these racks come off and are put back on?