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Doh... got nailed by a rock while driving on the freeway. Called the dealer to check how much to replace and was quoted:

$650 for the windshield
$504 for labor to install

What a rip. Fortunately insurance will cover the repair with a $250 deductible.. A little less painful 😣



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Wow. The wife's Rav 4 is a mess. Good job bringing it back to life.
 
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Thank you kimtyson, it’s either that or gotta buy her a new or newer car.. 😭

Our sons will be driving soon and trying to delay doing so until the Type R is paid off. (1) $700 per month car payment is enough...😢

Hoping to squeeze a few more years out of old faithful ;)

Wow. The wife's Rav 4 is a mess. Good job bringing it back to life.
 
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With 2-3 days of hard labor on my wife’s RAV4 behind me, tackled something easy and way overdue. Changing the cabin air filter.


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Cabin filter is located behind the glovebox. The glovebox has (2) cutouts that will release it when compressed.


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Remove this cover to access the filter element.


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Like this. Look at that dirty birdy!


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Yuck. Here’s my filter @34k miles. Should have changed it way sooner. Have been so busy modding forgot to do the basics 😂


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Match the direction of flow when installing the new one.


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Put the cover and glove box back and recheck in 10-15k miles... don’t wait as long as I did **cough, wheeze** :doh:
 
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Here is where I found my valve cover leak. Engine cover removed. Found it towards the rear on the driver’s side.


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With battery terminals disconnected, pulled this plastic wiring manifold back a little to see. This catch groove was filled with oil.


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A closer look. Evidence oil leaks


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More evidence. Pretty sure if the upper oil dripping down was due to the crappy Superstik dipstick which doesn’t seal and allowed blow by. Suggest taking it in for warranty repair I’d have this issue.
 
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Followed a youtube install video for the Miromoto fog lights and got screwed, (literally). Cut the (2) upper tabs and installed as instructed. Didn’t realize more trimming was needed to until analyzing the 2nd fog for proper fitment.

Made the additional adjustments for the first fog to sit flush, then noticed the plastic tabs on the housing had bent. When i tried to straighten it out, the tab snapped off. :doh:

No worries right? Wrong. TRS said Miromoto doesn’t sell replacement housings. The only recourse was to buy another complete set. What a bunch of BS! 😭

Tried repairing with JB Weld, but it didn’t take. (Probably will make another attempt at some point.)


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The fog seemed ok with just (1) screw holding it, along with a piece of duct tape + the fake vent also keeps it in place, but that’s so Mickey Mouse... Especially for a Type R owner suffering from serious undiagnosed OCD. 😜

Ordered another set of Morimoto fogs. This time in yellow. They also are smoked, which I like.


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Purchased the optional yellow PFF but not installing for now.


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Smoked yellow Morimoto fog lights installed.


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Lit up, the yellow looks pretty good. Can switch back to the regular white set within minutes.


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It’s difficult to capture how the lights look at night. IPhone pictures catch a lot of glare...But this should give a good idea.


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After (1) week at Beto’s Paint and Body, the J’s Racing vented hood was ready. Agonized over which paint scheme to go with, but ultimately followed boosted180sx’s sound advice to play it safe and leave just the vents exposed.


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CF side vent.


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Also left the inner edges of the center vent
unpainted.


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Transported the hood home on a bed of bubble wrap to protect it.


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The J’s hood had some instructions in Japanese but they didn’t look specific to the Type R, so opened the hood to figure out what to do.


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These windshield washing nozzles looked like a pain to remove, especially with the aluminum guard riveted in place, so left them alone and ordered a new set from Honda Parts


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Disconnected this wash tube.


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And set it out of the way to be connected to the new wash equipment when it arrives.


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The OEM hood is held on by (2) bolts on each hinge that takes a 10mm socket. Had my oldest son support the other end of the hood while I removed them.


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OEM hood removed.


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Put a dab of anti seize on the J’s supplied bolts then tightened snug but didn’t kill it. Didn’t want to risk cracking the FRP.


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Transferred this upper black plastic piece from the OEM hood then installed the J’s hood latch ring.


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Hood installed! Took about (20) minutes. For it to close, need to drop it from a height of about 6”.


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Here is where the vent opening is in relation to the engine.


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A couple of evening shots.


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With Morimoto XBs and fogs on.


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Some overcast day shots.


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The J’s Racing Hood is used on Honda’s HPD Type R, so technically it’s still OEM, 😏


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Have a lot of black towards the front of the car. Considering Varis fender extensions and painting black or wrapping in CF to provide some visual balance.

Still needs to have PPF and ceramic applied, but need to wait (30) days for the paint and clear coat to cure. Will do the J’s grill at the same time.
 
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Followed a youtube install video for the Miromoto fog lights and got screwed, (literally). Cut the (2) upper tabs and installed as instructed. Didn’t realize more trimming was needed to until analyzing the 2nd fog for proper fitment.

Made the additional adjustments for the first fog to sit flush, then noticed the plastic tabs on the housing had bent. When i tried to straighten it out, the tab snapped off. :doh:

No worries right? Wrong. TRS said Miromoto doesn’t sell replacement housings. The only recourse was to buy another complete set. What a bunch of BS! 😭

Tried repairing with JB Weld, but it didn’t take. (Probably will make another attempt at some point.)


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The fog seemed ok with just (1) screw holding it, along with a piece of duct tape + the fake vent also keeps it in place, but that’s so Mickey Mouse... Especially for a Type R owner suffering from serious undiagnosed OCD. 😜

Ordered another set of Morimoto fogs. This time in yellow. They also are smoked, which I like.


C64F8498-A845-4CC9-AF3E-01EB2F5AFF21.jpeg

Purchased the optional yellow PFF but not installing for now.


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Smoked yellow Morimoto fog lights installed.


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Lit up, the yellow looks pretty good. Can switch back to the regular white set within minutes.


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It’s difficult to capture how the lights look at night. IPhone pictures catch a lot of glare...But this should give a good idea.


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Can you provide to me the size of the LaminX screen protector if available, i have plans to do the same to my OEM fog lights but instead of yelow i purchase amber for me looks sick.
 

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Very nice build! Thank you for all the detail! Followed you here from your FB post with your hood.
 
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Hi V3N0M_VZL4,
Appears to be 3.5” diameter.

Can you provide to me the size of the LaminX screen protector if available, i have plans to do the same to my OEM fog lights but instead of yelow i purchase amber for me looks sick.
 
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No problem :). Unfortunately I don’t have that answer yet, as the film is not applied and not sure if they will be, since the Morimotos are smoked and matches the current color scheme.

Thanks, they fit exact or you had to cut a litle bit?
 

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Thanks, they fit exact or you had to cut a litle bit?
if you ordered from lamin x pre cut, they are actually slightly smaller. If you place them perfectly, it covers everything you can see with the vent popped on though.
 

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Actually i buy the 4" x 8"sheet i have plans to make the cut by myself but i dont have the exact size.
 

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