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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:15 am

Cant remember the proper size but IIRC its the same size nut as holds your aerial in place in your boot! LOL

Try taking it out there and check then you can go to any DIY place (or order 8 aerial bolts from Toyota) an get matching ones.

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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:32 am

The aerial nut is too small I'm afraid.


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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:45 am

I need M8 Very Happy Flanged self locking? Or just flanged? Or something else?

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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:48 am

Try the nuts that hold your rear spoiler on - thinks that the ones! LOL

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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:46 am

I managed to get washers and nylon locking nuts. Not too sure which way round all the brackets go. Dan lettered them A, B, C and D for left (L) and right (R).


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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:02 am

All loosely fitted for trial fitting tomo. If everything is OK, I'll send the brackets to the powdercoaters.


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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:10 am

Those nuts dont loook like they are far enough down where the plastic locking seal is engaging the thread???

Do a dummy install of just brackets onto floor (still slightly loose) then try and place seat on in the holes - lot easier than bolting them all up then unbolting etc




Also, have you nicked your seat belt warning wiring and seat belt socket and put it on the TRD seat - youll get a belt warning light otherwise

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:54 am

Well.....Got the seat in. However the lettering that Dan gave as a guideline doesn't make sense (I think). But anyway, it's in and when I fit the passenger side, that will tell if I have a bracket in the wrong position. Everything seems ok, sliding seems straight. Just need to tighten everything up to make certain.

I think I will live with the seatbelt warning light. I don't want a harness and a belt you see. Maybe I will change my mind. I see how it works so I can come back to it later if I need to.











What I'm left with...

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Post  Admin on Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:06 am

I may be wrong but I think you may have the wrong brackets on the front.

The holes on the front bracket are not central but should be on the edge nearest the door, also the front lip of the front brackets should both "swing" in the same direction (if that makes sense?). Have a look at my pic further up thread showing just the brackets in place (on passenger side)

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Re: TRD1 - Back to the original

Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:28 am

I see what you mean. I'll have a look at it.

Anyway, onto a major problem. This car has a big brake conversion on the front wheels. I always wondered since I bought my Alumi K's if they would clear them. Well today I found out they do not.









The question now is can I employ spacers without mucking up the offset?


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Post  Admin on Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:59 am

Can you remeber what the size and offset was? If so stick it in the wheel calculator along with adjustment for sapcer plus 30mm for bodywork and youll soon see - if not bin the big brakes!!!

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:14 am

Overall width = 8"

Centerline = Overall width / 2 = 4" OR 102mm

Backspacing = 140mm

Offset = Backspacing - Centerline = 140 - 102 = 38mm

This is my best guess

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:25 am

Actually maybe I'm wrong. I seem to recall the fronts were the same as the original sizes. It was only the rears that were different?!?!?!

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:30 am

I must have those calcs all wrong. If it is 7" width, then I get a 51mm offset when it should be 13mm Question

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:51 am

I changed the front brackets round. They both "swing" towards the door.




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Post  jack on Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:52 am

YES! been waiting for an update like this. those seats are going to look so good, are they much lighter than stock seats?
shame about the wheels though, is there room in the arch to space them? (shame to have to resort to spacers on wheels that should fit mind!). steering wheel next? Very Happy

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:22 am

You know what, the stock seats are a little lighter!

I'm really annoyed about the wheels. If I can't get a spacer to work then I have two options.

1 Remove the big brakes and carry on going back to original.

2 Stop going back to the original and finish off the way Mick was doing it, i.e. black roofliner and re-leather the dash.

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Post  jack on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:29 am

Shocked really? the stock seats are pretty heavy and arent these just limited edition recaro speeds?
if you cant get a spacer to work the way i see it you dont have any other option than to ditch the brakes, putting this back to original is the right way to go in my opinion and can only add value to the car.

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:34 am

I've got the two different seats indoors behind me and I just re tested. Really not much difference in it. I'd have to stick them on scales which I don't have annoyingly.

That's two votes for ditching the big brakes. Hmmmmmm. I wonder how hard a job it would be.

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Post  ayresyboy on Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:17 am

Thinking of getting these. 15mm might be cutting it too fine.

http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/frame-manranges.asp?code=34

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Post  Infamous on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:20 am

If it was me I would go back to the standard brakes as well in order to fit your new wheels.
The new seats look great in the car btw Cool

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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:22 am

The wheel width is definitely 7 inches.


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Post  ayresyboy on Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:13 am

Overall width = 7"

Centerline = Overall width / 2 = 3.5" OR 89mm

Backspacing = 140mm

Offset = Backspacing - Centerline = 140 - 89 = 51mm

There doesn't seem to be a 7" Alumi K with a 51mm offset?!?!?! Only 33 or 39 (if that column represents offset).



And before you ask, yes it is a 17" wheel.



So as far as I can make out my two front wheels are 17" x 7.0JJ +51


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Post  bakerman on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:29 pm

hi mate been keeping an eye on your improvements, doing a great job. one question are you looking to sell the original seats you removed to fit the the trd light one in.
as i would like to buy them off you.

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Post  ayresyboy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:59 am

Undecided yet buddy, but if I do sell you will have to join the queue lol

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