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 Post subject: Tires, brakes, and suspension upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:27 pm 
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This is a ridiculous car!!!! the power is RIGHT now, even at 65 mph!!!!
I embarrassed several BMWs (only once intentionally). But the tires are overwhelmed with the power. I spin wheels often ;-)
I already started looking into better tires. I was thinking i can go with 245/60R17. the differences in readings are minimal.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php?tires=225-65r17-245-60r17

It is much heavier than a '12 V6 limited. You feel the strain on the suspension and brakes. The dive forward on braking and backward on power isa bit too much (even for a compact suv)

Suspension replacement is tricky. I do not wish to lower it, but I want it stiffer. The kits offered for rav4 exclude EVs!
Brakes need an upgrade too. I am still looking into that.

thoughts? suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires, brakes, and suspension upgrades
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:35 am 
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qatnip wrote:
This is a ridiculous car!!!! the power is RIGHT now, even at 65 mph!!!!
I embarrassed several BMWs (only once intentionally). But the tires are overwhelmed with the power. I spin wheels often ;-)
I already started looking into better tires. I was thinking i can go with 245/60R17. the differences in readings are minimal.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php?tires=225-65r17-245-60r17

It is much heavier than a '12 V6 limited. You feel the strain on the suspension and brakes. The dive forward on braking and backward on power isa bit too much (even for a compact suv)

Suspension replacement is tricky. I do not wish to lower it, but I want it stiffer. The kits offered for rav4 exclude EVs!
Brakes need an upgrade too. I am still looking into that.

thoughts? suggestions?


Are you using Sport mode? If so I would try regular mode. LOL I have enjoyed a few informal drag races in Sport mode myself. I have to exercise extreme self control not to use Sport mode and to focus on keeping my miles per kW high.

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