Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Auction Watch: 1996 Toyota RAV4 3S-GTE Swap

Check out this 1996 Toyota RAV4 3SGTE Swap here on eBay bidding for $0.99 reserve-not-met with $4,500 buy-it-now.





 From eBay:

Item specifics

Condition: Used VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JT3YP10V9T0116595
Year: 1996 Transmission: Manual
Make: Toyota Body Type: SUV
Model:

RAV4

Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Dual Sunroof Vehicle Title: Clear
Engine: 3SGTE - 2.0 liter turbo Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Sunroof
Drive Type: AWD Safety Features: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 178,800 Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model: 3SGTE Turbo Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Red For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Gray Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 4


It pains me to write this but up for sale is my beloved '96 Toyota RAV4. This is no ordinary RAV4, its rare, unique and more of an enthusiast car then your typical grocery getter. It's been modified to receive a ST215 Toyota Caldina 3SGTE engine and its E154F transmission as well as some more goodies!

**Great RallyX or AutoX Project**

Overview:
-Rare, Hard to Find 1996 Two Door RAV4 with AWD and Dual Sunroofs
-VIN: JT3YP10V9T0116595 
-Clean and clear Title
-Chassis mileage: 178,xxx miles 

Mechanicals:-GEN4 3SGTE engine swap with new timing belt, idler bearings, thermostat, new water pump, radiator and new seals
-Professional WireGap Plug & Play Wiring Harness
-ST215 E154F 5 speed transmission 
-Stage 2 Exedy Clutch Kit with Lightweight Fidanza flywheel (stock clutch pedal feel - but uprated for more power!) and ARP FW Bolts
-Custom stainless steel exhaust system (quiet)
-Deatschwerks DW200 In-Tank Fuel Pump
-Synthetic Fluids (Royal Purple and Amsoil and Toyota Red coolant only)
-Not a drip of fluid leaking from motor or transmission - DRY!
-Speed-Source SS Braided Clutch Line, Extended Clutch Slave Cylinder Pushrod & Brass Shifter Bushings
-Stiffened Front & Rear engine and differential mount filled & strengthened with 3M Windo-Weld
-New Factory oil cooler hoses(hose from hell and back)
-Custom slim high flow radiator fans with aluminum shroud

Suspension/Brakes:-Cusco OS Front Strut Tower Bar
-Custom Ground Control Eibach Coilovers & Koni Yellow Struts (from MR2)
-Custom Blue Coil rear springs with KYB GR2 shocks (2.5" inch drop all around)
-Full Energy Suspension Bushing all around (very tight feel)
-Super Pro 4x4 Urethane Steering Rack Bushings
-New Ball Joints, Steering Rod Ends, Front Bearings, Rear Suspension Bolts including Rear Alignments
-Hybrid Larger Toyota Brake Combo Setup (Brake Bracket – Celica GT (95-99), Rotors – Lexus LS430 (01 – 06), Calipers – Toyota Avalon (95-97), Pads – Toyota MR2 Turbo (92-95)


Exterior:-Stock Body - All Original Body Panels
-Aftermarket functional hood scoop with custom splitter for top mount intercooler
-98+ Rear Taillight Conversion
-All plastic underbody panels remain
-2009 Stock Toyota Rav4 Sport Wheels  
-Brand New Falken Ziex ZE-612 245/45/18

Interior:
-Features PS, PB, PD, PW, A/C (working and recently charged)-Painted floor carpet and lower panels to black (needs to be installed)
-Dual popping Sunroofs (Rear Sunroof Pop-Up Correct)
-98-00 lower dash cup holders upgrade
-Rear Driver Side Window Mod (both rear windows now pop open)
-Back Door Sunroof Bracket for storing use
-Center Console Hinge Fix (Console painted black)
-Intermittent Wiper Stalk mod
-Omori 45mm Electronic Boost Gauge
-JVC KD-AVX22 headunit 
-Sony Xplod Speakers All Around

Extras:
-OEM Toyota Gasket Set
-96-97 Stock Taillights
-Stock Caldina Alternator & Starter (good working condition)
-Custom Short Shifter Kits
-Interstate Battery (replaced late 2014)

Caveats:
-Needs cosmetic TLC dings, dents, scratches and a small rust spot on passenger rear quarter panel. 
-Could use a new front bumper and the paint isn't perfect.
-Needs new horn and alarm horn
-Carpet and lower panels need to be reinstalled.
-Front brake pads/rotors should probably be done in the near future
-Speedometer works intermittently and should be looked into (possible sensor failure)
-Driverside needs New HID H4 Bulb
-Used KYB Gas-A-Just Rear Shocks
-MSD Tach Signal Boxes makes a buzzing sound but still functions normal
 


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