suprarx7nut;1985960 said:I saw that a while back, but dismissed it because it was Cardone. Although, looking at it now... it's half the price of new Toyota and it's got a lifetime warranty... Perhaps it's worth a shot. I wonder if they use completely new wiring and a new connector?
Thanks for the suggestion, it's worth a second look.
Silver MK3;1986002 said:You could always go to a local Autozone and special order it. If it isn't what you want I would think you could return it on the spot since it would be unused.
As for the lifetime warranty, I have found that Autozone is really good with lifetime warranties as long as you have the receipt. My dad has an old classic ford and he bought a power steering ram from them with a lifetime warranty. Six years later the piston on the ram got bent somehow and he took it down there with the receipt from a different store on the other side of the country. Autozone had switched manufacturers for this part and the receipt was barely readable because the ink was so faded but they still took the ram and replaced it for free. They also could not find the warranty in the computer because the phone numbers had changed while moving or something like that but they still took care of it. They even had the new one overnight shipped so it would arrive on a Saturday. I would try the Autozone option if I were in your shoes.
suprarx7nut;1986015 said:Yeah, it may be my best bet. As much as I cringe at a critical component in the motor being an Autozone item (or more specifically, a Cardone item), it may be my best bet since the OEM option is just outrageously priced. I could buy 1/4 of a solid 2JZ swap for as much as Toyota wants for the CPS.
Thanks for the input. I'll pencil the option into my car plans for 2014.
suprarx7nut;2004007 said:Update: Got the Autozone CPS (Cardone brand). It works fine, but measures slightly out of spec. Meh.
After a spotty winter sitting a lot I killed my Die Hard Platinum battery in just under 4 years. Got a free replacement at Sears. Woo!
Got my bent wheel repaired at Spec Wheels in Commerce City.
Today on the highway going about 65, I downshifted into 3rd and floored it with the A/C on. I managed to hit fuel cut at about 12 psi. First time that's ever happened to me!
Also washed the car, wheels, and threw on some tire shine. I'll upload pics a little later.
Otherwise, no big problems and nearly 335k miles on the chassis. New suspension is coming this fall.
Silver MK3;2004075 said:Nice, I'm glad to hear the cardone part worked for you. What are the plans for the suspension?
suprarx7nut;2004117 said:Koni shocks (on sale this spring), tanabe springs and new kyb mounts.
I'd also like to tackle any worn bushings but none seem obviously bad. I'm sure most are bad at 335k miles though.
Sent from my Moto X.
3p141592654;2004209 said:I replaced a bunch of bushings last year and the only reason I did was because they were frozen to the adjusting cam bolts. As far as the rubber was concerned, not a single one was torn. I am sure they could have gone for another 150kmiles easy as they appear to be indestructable.
Silver MK3;2004196 said:Sounds like what I will most likely do as well. I'll be paying attention to what you do with the tanabe springs, they seem to have the least drop which is what i want. That's impressive that they don't seem bad at 300+k miles. My car has only 89k so maybe I don't need to do the bushings like I thought I would.
suprarx7nut;2004241 said:Wow, well it would certainly be nice if they were all good. They've all passed the crawl-under-and-awkwardly-pry-at-things-with-a-pry-bar test. Once I have a good set of shocks and mounts it will be easier to tell if the chassis still needs attention.
Yeah the Tanabe are appealing for the modest drop. Colorado roads aren't great and I already scrape my factory lip with OEM springs. I don't like having to drive my car with extreme caution in parking lots so hopefully the Tanabe will avoid that. I'll definitely post up results on the bushing issue. I'm excited to have a planted and sound feeling chassis whether that requires bushings or just shocks.