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Finally!
After months of searching and searching.
located one and got one two states over. Called and bought it sight unseen over the phone. then flew the next night and got her.
brought her home last weekend...

Limited FWD blizzard white + LP, LC and AT. plus a bunch of toyota accessories: door mouldings, painted mudguards, door sill, remote start, security system, weathertech cargo, 20" wheels, Voyager Pro dual video/GPS car blackbox, Escort 9500ci, 3M front bra, Prestigious Society Nav/DVD hack





 

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madkow70,

congrats.. it looks great.. it sounds like you got a lot done in the past week..

where did you get the painted splash guards? or did you get them painted? how much did that run you, if you dont mind sharing?
 

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congrats!! my favorite color. just wished the SE was available in that color...

can you post a pic of the weathertech cargo? i want to see how well it fits. been meaning to order one.

thanks!
 

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madkow70,

congrats.. it looks great.. it sounds like you got a lot done in the past week..

where did you get the painted splash guards? or did you get them painted? how much did that run you, if you dont mind sharing?
Thank you.
as you know, the only ones available are the black finished ones.
I got them and painted them myself.
found a online vendor that sells three part spray to match the pearl white paint.
washed and scuffed up the black mudguard with sandpaper.
then gave two coats of white primer sprays.
then the (from the vendor) base white paint (2 coats).
then 2nd layer spray (the sparkling pearl effect finish). 2 coats.
lastly, 2 coats of clear coat.

took me all day because of drying time. :)

the unfinished black mudguard is Toyota factory part. ran me about $55.
the paint cans, total of 3 spray cans, plus shipping was about $45.
 

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congrats!! my favorite color. just wished the SE was available in that color...

can you post a pic of the weathertech cargo? i want to see how well it fits. been meaning to order one.

thanks!

when the daylight come up, I'll take a pic and post it for ya. :)
it actually does not cover the entire cargo area, so it would clear the seat folding mechanism without messing around with it.
 

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What are the specs on those 20in wheels. And tire width and size.
The wheel is American Racing RodRod in 20" with 32mm offset.
That gives about 6" clearance on the backside. clears calipers plenty fine.

Tire is Yokohama Parada Spec-X 255/40-20. I had much good experience with those before.

works beautifully.
 

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Thnx Gs3tek. :)
The wheels I believe are 8.5 wide.

Took me forever to find a Limited "with" Advanced Technology Package.
Learned how jacked up and messed up Toyota's special order program is.
I finally located an available one two states over and had to go get it on the double.
But while I'm waiting, I knew I wanted this particular van so I've been stock piling all the mod parts for last two months.
When I brought the van home, it was just the matter of putting them on her... :)
 

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Thnx Gs3tek. :)
The wheels I believe are 8.5 wide.

Took me forever to find a Limited "with" Advanced Technology Package.
Learned how jacked up and messed up Toyota's special order program is.
I finally located an available one two states over and had to go get it on the double.
But while I'm waiting, I knew I wanted this particular van so I've been stock piling all the mod parts for last two months.
When I brought the van home, it was just the matter of putting them on her... :)
thanks :thumbsup:
judging by the pictures, it looks like the van can even wider with a smaller offset:naughty:

so you "drove" it home? your break in period is probably over by now:D
 

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thanks :thumbsup:
judging by the pictures, it looks like the van can even wider with a smaller offset:naughty:

so you "drove" it home? your break in period is probably over by now:D

I agree, another size wider should be possible if someone really wants to.
at this setting, things have plenty of clearance all and every direction.

I put about 400 miles on the first night driving home. it was pretty painful not being able to use the cruise control and reminding myself to vary the speed driving. but got me to test out every function of the van...
the automatic highbeam, in particular, is one of my new fav feature that I got to try on Toyota's version of execution. it worked very well... I think it works better than BMWs version. quicker response when encountering other traffic.
 

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I'm jealous of the radar cruise. I couldn't get it with AWD, and decided AWD was more important to me.

Please tell us all about the Voyager such as why you got it and what you hope to use it for. How long will it record on the 2g SD card and can you put in a larger SD card?

Did you add all the accessories yourself or were some port or dealer installed?
 

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nice... can the seats be folded down with those installed or do you have to remove them first?
absolutely. that's why that liner is only that deep and does not go all the way to the far wall.
the seat mechanism folds right on top of the liner.
when the seats are unfolded, the weathertech liner provides about a couple of inches of lip so if we happened to spill something in there, it would catch it and won't spill over to the carpet.
pricy, but I like it.
 

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I'm jealous of the radar cruise. I couldn't get it with AWD, and decided AWD was more important to me.

Please tell us all about the Voyager such as why you got it and what you hope to use it for. How long will it record on the 2g SD card and can you put in a larger SD card?

Did you add all the accessories yourself or were some port or dealer installed?
thanks. :)
I had an '08 Ltd AWD with radar cruise. and I was one of the very few who actually liked and used it ALL THE TIME.

When I found out the RCC was getting bundled with pre-collision, I was pretty excited. I have PCS on my Lex and that's a very good last-ditch passive protection measure. but to my massive surprise, the AT package wasn't avail with AWD. I still don't understand why...
So I went with FWD+AT route.

the RCC is light year better on 2011 than my 2008. still not as smooth as my Lexus' RCC. but so~ much better than 2008's RCC.

now for the Voyager Blackbox system:
http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/voyager-car-camera-gps-logger.html
little gimmicky at first. but my wife got to use it once and we are completely convinced that it's so~~~~~ worth a few hundred bucks.
My wife got into a minor accident in her car (Voyager equipped). It was the other driver's fault. When the police showed up, the other driver lady started to lie straight through her teeth. It was going to be "she said, she said" case.... WTF????
my wife then pulled out the SD card from Voyager and popped it into her notebook PC and pulled up the "VIDEO" of what happened. police didn't even need to ask anymore questions.
whether that evidence will stand in court or not didn't even matter.
showing that video right there simply prove the case and the other lady started to admit the truth. how can she not? VIDEO!!!!

I have 16GB card in there. they record in continuous loop. recording over the oldest data again and again. with 16GB, it keeps about last 50 hours of driving time or so.. way overkill. :)
 

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I'm jealous of the radar cruise. I couldn't get it with AWD, and decided AWD was more important to me.

Please tell us all about the Voyager such as why you got it and what you hope to use it for. How long will it record on the 2g SD card and can you put in a larger SD card?

Did you add all the accessories yourself or were some port or dealer installed?

Toyota Remote Start and Glass Breakage Sensor were installed at the dealership. I got all other toyota stuff put on myself.

tint, 3M frontend clear bra, Escort 9500ci and voyager hardwiring were done by the professional installers.
 

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madkow, where is the escort installed? I have a V1, and I don't like the dangling wire, I'm trying to decide if/where to connect it so it's not so annoying.
 

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madkow, where is the escort installed? I have a V1, and I don't like the dangling wire, I'm trying to decide if/where to connect it so it's not so annoying.
my escort radar is not a windshield mount model like V1
it's 9500Ci
https://www.escortradar.com/store/passport-9500ci-with-basic-installation.html

it's a remote unit with laser jammer and GPS. so by necessity, it requires to be all wired up.

but for your V1, you can simply run the hardwire along side the A-pillar and tap it on to one of the fuses. I'd use the one for the cigarette lighter. ten minute job at the most. get the wiring kit from Valentine and do it yourself.
 
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