Been about 1.5 months since we last heard from OP... curious- how did the project go??
Yea, you should NEVER say something like that to a busy mechanic - your project will keep getting pushed off, lol. I get that you don't want to rush them, but you'd rather have them start and finish the job. Every time you come back to a project you haven't worked on in a month or two, you realize just how much you've forgotten and it just takes you longer to get back in the groove. You have to find the right balance.I told them I didn't mind it taking longer than originally planned. I don't need the car back until summer anyways, and I'd rather have them do it right, rather than doing it quickly rushed and issues popping up later.
So, what's new?
Been another little while since I've updated this thread.
I should have expected this, but turns out I have to get different front wheel hubs, since they are different for the E153 driveshafts. (The cogwheel diameter is larger than the I4 ones).
I ordered a brand named "SKF". Anyone ever heard of that brand?
I also got the front calipers and discs / pads today
I think around 2011-2013 Highlander/RX350 and I think even Sienna. Mine are from 2013 if I remember correctly. Not sure about the rears, I'm not aware of anybody has tried them. Also, you have the parking brake in the rear that the size has to match up, so it may not be a straight-forward swap, may need backing plates.What year and trim level highlander? Could i use the calipers on the rear later?
Found a donor vehicle for the brakes upgrade.
It has all I need for the disc brake upgrade. Although I had already bought front calipers and rotors, I still needed all 4 backing plates, the rear calipers, brake master cylinder, and proportioning valve.All of that was still in this car!
In addition, the wiring harness for the trunk lights was in excellent condition, and this thing had a JBL sound system and rear speakers still attached.
Plus I got the ECU from the 1MZ as well!
I got this car for $300 CAD (220 USD).
Tow was $120 CAD (90 USD).
So $310 USD for 4 backing plates , rear calipers, and a host of other hard to find individual bits and pieces.