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installed TRD eyelids and more... #119518 Mar 8, 10:35am Mar 8, 10:35am
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installed TRD eyelids and more...
well, i've had the eyelids from the infamous jdm & TRD for about a year and i finally installed them yesterday along with mesh grilles i painted, speedsource's shifter cable bushings, batmobile's overlays and blue bomber's advice on cleaning the throttle body and iac valve.

1. the eyelids went on like a breeze and gave the car a different look. it wasn't until later last night that i noticed the outer sides didn't cover the headlight completely wtf. is that normal? confused or do i have to take a heat gun to it and reposition the lids. looks great from the front though.

2. well, the vinyl overlays were a snap but i didn't realiz the Sidemarkers wouldn't be covered completely. oh well. maybe i could use a black marker around the sides spineyes...

3. the shifter bushings were fairly easy to change with the removal of the stock rubber bushings being the only frustrating part. i almost removed the battery tray to make the top bushing easier to get to but i just used a modelers hook tool (looks like a dentist tool) to pry them both out. shifter is more precise along with my b&m ss and i don't seem to have that occasional problem shifting into 1st thumbsup. hopefully that was the fix i needed instead of the synchros (need more time to test it out).

4. the grilles were easy too. got em for $20 from ebay already cut about 7 months ago (yeah, i lag with some things). i finally painted them 2 weeks ago with a couple coats of duplicolor black primer and semi gloss black. yesterday i removed the small stock grille w/emblem and replaced it. i then added the bottom grille since the 2000's didn't come with a grille (stupid toyota). i attached them by drilling a few small holes and using some metal wire that came with the grilles. up close they may not look oem but from a slight distance you can't tell and the stock front looks better thumbsup.

5. after reading blue bomber's write up on cleaning the iac valve and throttle body i wanted to try and eliminate the occasional idle problem. trying to keep the straw inserted, keep the CAI hose on, adjusting the throttle cable and spraying the iac opening and throttle body flap was somewhat frustrating. the idle went a little crazy and i saw the area i was spraying get cleaner but i wasn't sure if i cleaned enough. the test drive proved i got a little more torque and hp but the idle issues seemed the same. maybe it needed to dry up more. i may try cleaning it once more to be sure...


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119519 Mar 8, 10:38am Mar 8, 10:38am
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sounds like you did lots of work...
wanna see pictures smile


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119520 Mar 8, 10:49am Mar 8, 10:49am
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post pics of the eyelids thumbsup

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: Sultan] #119521 Mar 8, 10:53am Mar 8, 10:53am
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Originally Posted by Sultan
post pics of the eyelids thumbsup


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: Sultan] #119522 Mar 8, 10:56am Mar 8, 10:56am
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Originally Posted by Sultan
post pics of the eyelids thumbsup

Yes, pics! thumbsup

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119523 Mar 8, 10:59am Mar 8, 10:59am
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pics pics pics!

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119524 Mar 8, 11:54am Mar 8, 11:54am
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i know, i know. frown pix. i should've used my bro's digital camera when i had the chance. will get some up asap (can also show the drop of my b&g coilovers)...


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119525 Mar 8, 11:59am Mar 8, 11:59am
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haha yeah man, you cant come on here telling us about all this cool stuff with no pics!

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119526 Mar 8, 12:00pm Mar 8, 12:00pm
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link to get the shifting bushings please grin


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: Warlord786] #119527 Mar 8, 1:25pm Mar 8, 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by Warlord786
haha yeah man, you cant come on here telling us about all this cool stuff with no pics!
i know. i thought i was gonna leave the car stock until i started visiting this site. i have some real low grade pix on my phone but they pretty much suck. will try and get some decent photos


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: defyenz] #119528 Mar 8, 1:28pm Mar 8, 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by t3n
link to get the shifting bushings please grin
here ya go: www.speed-source.net


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119529 Mar 8, 3:31pm Mar 8, 3:31pm
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i think that's normal with the eyelids. Or at least I hope so. Same thing happened with mine. They look great from the front, but for some reason, from the side, you could see a little opening. Like it doesn't fit properly.

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119530 Mar 8, 3:37pm Mar 8, 3:37pm
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thats the way it is supposed to be the eyelids sit on top of the lights not over them.


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: Krayze] #119531 Mar 8, 3:40pm Mar 8, 3:40pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
thats the way it is supposed to be the eyelids sit on top of the lights not over them.
gee, with the money that they're worth you'd think TRD could modify it to cover the sides. it just looks a little awkward at night when you can see the edges of the headlight peeking through...


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119532 Mar 8, 3:53pm Mar 8, 3:53pm
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by Krayze
thats the way it is supposed to be the eyelids sit on top of the lights not over them.
gee, with the money that they're worth you'd think trd could modify it to cover the sides. it just looks a little awkward at night when you can see the edges of the headlight peeking through...


for real, I'm still considering getting these though instead of painting the headlights

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: Sultan] #119533 Mar 8, 3:59pm Mar 8, 3:59pm
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pics!! tongue thumbsup

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119534 Mar 8, 4:42pm Mar 8, 4:42pm
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sweet can't wait to see pics!!!!

Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: se7enmodgt20] #119535 Mar 8, 4:59pm Mar 8, 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20
sweet can't wait to see pics!!!!
me either, gotta find me a digital camera to borrow!


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #119536 Mar 8, 5:21pm Mar 8, 5:21pm
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less talk, more pics grin


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: VSGTS14] #119537 Mar 8, 7:18pm Mar 8, 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: VSGTS14] #119538 Mar 8, 9:23pm Mar 8, 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


Yea, what he said. grin thumbsup wink


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: VSGTS14] #119539 Mar 8, 9:31pm Mar 8, 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


haha yeah!!! grin


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Re: installed TRD eyelids and more... [Re: VSGTS14] #119540 Mar 8, 9:55pm Mar 8, 9:55pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin



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