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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 5:35pm - #119518 

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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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Sara Mar 8, 5:38pm - #119519 

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sounds like you did lots of work...
wanna see pictures smile

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Sultan Mar 8, 5:49pm - #119520 

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post pics of the eyelids thumbsup
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Evan Mar 8, 5:53pm - #119521 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
post pics of the eyelids thumbsup


grin

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LostAngel Mar 8, 5:56pm - #119522 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
post pics of the eyelids thumbsup

Yes, pics! thumbsup
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ToiletPaper Mar 8, 5:59pm - #119523 
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pics pics pics!
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 6:54pm - #119524 

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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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Warlord786 Mar 8, 6:59pm - #119525 
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haha yeah man, you cant come on here telling us about all this cool stuff with no pics!

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defyenz Mar 8, 7:00pm - #119526 

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link to get the shifting bushings please grin

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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 8:25pm - #119527 

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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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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 8:28pm - #119528 

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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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portopotti Mar 8, 10:31pm - #119529 
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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.
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Krayze Mar 8, 10:37pm - #119530 

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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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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 10:40pm - #119531 

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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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Sultan Mar 8, 10:53pm - #119532 

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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
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Bakablo1 Mar 8, 10:59pm - #119533 
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pics!! tongue thumbsup
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se7enmodgt20 Mar 8, 11:42pm - #119534 
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sweet can't wait to see pics!!!!
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 8, 11:59pm - #119535 

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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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VSGTS14 Mar 9, 12:21am - #119536 

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less talk, more pics grin

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fastceli2001 Mar 9, 2:18am - #119537 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin

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celicafourotwo Mar 9, 4:23am - #119538 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


Yea, what he said. grin thumbsup wink

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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darkduwende Mar 9, 4:31am - #119539 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


haha yeah!!! grin

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StoneSour Mar 9, 4:55am - #119540 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
less talk, more pics grin


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