Whoah! It’s taken over Five Years to sit down and write the first Actual Blog Post for the Rav4 (gen1) Community!
Settled in on its own Domain, here at http://www.Rav4GTT.com!
When I first decided to do this swap, it was something that I knew would take me many years of hard work saving money, research preparation. After now accumulating at least 75,000 KM Hammering the crap out of it, and then being fortunate enough to build an even nicer Rav 4 3S-GTE Swap we dubbed and badged the “Rav GT four” for a perfect stranger (Jared) who came out of the Woodwork of Western Canada’s Internet and demanded he have one, was an experience that I can truly say is a bucket list item, checked off .
“My estimate is that there are about Twenty-Five actual first generation (1994-2000) Toyota Rav4 3S-GTE Swaps, running and registered on the streets of North America.”
When I first started the YouTube Channel ‘Rav4GTT’ It was with the expectation that maybe, about three hundred people Worldwide would make up the scope of “interested people” who would read a Blog about this Engine Swap Project.
My estimate is that there are about Twenty-Five actual first generation (1994-2000) Toyota Rav4 3S-GTE Swaps, running and registered on the streets of North America. I know of at least five people I can think of that I’ve met online, or in person that also own running swaps.
This Blog is backed with tens of thousands of photographs, videos and technical documents that I’ve saved up over the past several years. Compiling it all here, on this website, and laying out all for you has been a long time coming!
Its not only something that I look at as a kind of way to organize what I’ve learned, but to ensure that anyone who’s interested in not only how I built this Rav4 3S-GTE Swap, but what we’ve done with it since the swap was Completed.
Without any real clue how WordPress works, We’re about to find out… Together, as I learn how the system works, I hope to deliver more organized site navigation, sections that will include schematics, and part numbers for the every part used in the swap, wiring diagrams, links to valuable resources, videos and of course; the ramblings of an ADHD afflicted TOYOTA Rav4 3S-GTE spool head courtesy of yours truly.
Y’all come back on a daily basis, as I will be feverishly tweaking the site, and adding new Blog Posts frequently.