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General Information

Name
: The Lowlander
Year
: 2002
Make
: Toyota
Model
: Highlander
Color
: Gold
Packages
: Limited, Towing Package
History
: A hand-me-down that needed some love
AWD, 3.0 V6, 275,000+ kilometres and still going strong

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Modifications

Drivetrain
: Stock
Interior
:
- Dashcams -
Front dashcam (Viofo A119 V3) tapped into cigarette lighter fuse
Rear dashcam (Viofo A119S) spliced into rear windshield wiper motor wire

- Misc -
WeatherTech floor mats in the front, OEM 2nd gen Highlander rubber mat in the back, rubber cargo mat
Added extra cup holder in center console
Added a USB extension cable to connect phone to head unit in place of original front cup holder
Ravpower RP-VC003 phone charger on right side power outlet and voltmeter on left side power outlet
Metal brake, gas and dead pedals with rubber inserts
Lexus GS430 cabin air filter tray with charcoal filter
Exterior
:
- Fun stuff -
1999-2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra tri-tone horns, with an added 4th tone (Running off a 30 amp Bosch relay with a 20 amp inline fuse to the battery)
Front windows tinted to match rear
1996 BMW 328i alarm siren
4Runner 27F battery tray
Hood strut kit

- Functional -
Roof rack delete
Trailer hitch
Goodridge 21550 RX300 braided brake lines
Oil catch can
Dorman 68203 hood light
Audio
:
Pioneer AVH-2300NEX head unit w/ a reverse camera and microphone for hands free calling
Sound deadening in trunk lid, spare tire compartment, doors, and behind various trim pieces
(PLANNED) - Pancake subwoofer under driver's seat
Lighting
:
- Exterior -

H1 Projector retrofit with 35w 5000k HIDs
OSRAM HIR1 high beams
LED reverse lights
LED turn signals, switch backs in the front
LED third brake light assembly
LED amber fog lights
LED license plate lights
LED rear side marker lights
2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid LED tail light retrofit
2004-2007 headlight assemblies

- Interior -

Full LED lighting
Added LED footwell lights wired to dome light
Exhaust
:
Magnaflow 91005 main/rear cat
22” glasspack
2015 Mustang GT muffler
Custom tailpipe increases ground clearance
New exhaust insulators all around, riveted hangers above muffler have been drilled out
Suspension
:
- Sway bars -

Addco 2109 7/8" rear sway bar
OEM 1” front sway bar from a 2015 Lexus RX350
(26mm Front, 22.2mm Rear) sway bar setup
Custom heavy duty rear sway bar brackets
Moog K750098 rear sway bar end links (Nissan Versa end links)
Moog K750123 front sway bar end links (Lexus ES350 end links)

- Springs and Shocks -
H&R 29357-1 RX300 lowering springs
KYB Excel-G replacement struts
Wheel and Tire
:
Summer: 2004 Lexus RX330 17" wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires (225/65/R17)

Winter: Stock 16" wheels with Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 tires (225/70/R16)

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Comments

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Nice, I have the same ride and it has served me well.
Been thinking about changing or updating the CD, FM, Tape cassette to something similar to what you have
 

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Nice, I have the same ride and it has served me well.
Been thinking about changing or updating the CD, FM, Tape cassette to something similar to what you have
I highly recommend it! Was the best thing I ever did right up there with the sway bar and lowering springs. My favourite thing about it is that I can hook Waze up to it and get reports of red light cameras, accidents, heavy traffic and cops. Before I had the head unit - I used to have my phone mounted on the air vents which was a pain in the butt to reach and would overheat the phone as well.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Any chance you have a photo of the Pioneer AVH-2300NEX head unit w/ a reverse camera.
Addco has discontinued the Sway bars for the highlander.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Any chance you have a photo of the Pioneer AVH-2300NEX head unit w/ a reverse camera.
Addco has discontinued the Sway bars for the highlander.
No problem - and yes in fact I do! Despite the sway bar being discontinued I was actually able to find someone who still had the jig to make me one. Addco 2109: Sway Bar 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander 7/8 Inch Diameter not sure if they will still make them but despite being labelled as "discontinued" I was still able to get one almost a year back.
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