E.J.'s 2004 Toyota Revo VX200 2.0L AT (Gas)
Last updated: April 3, 2006
I've just taken a whole bunch of photos of Maritess over the past two days. Keep posted for her latest photo shoot, to be posted here soon!
A proud member of the Toyota Revo Owners Club (TROC)!
TROC held its First, Official General Assembly at Tiendesitas, Pasig on April 1, 2006. Membership forms were filled up and official club stickers were distributed. Check out photos of the event, click here.
Zoomlite "Blue Cap" H4 bulbs (special halogen lamp series)
- white light at 7,000 Kelvins
- 12V 100/90W -> 160/150W
- H.I.D. brightness!
- replaced the 3,950-Kelvin West Plus H4 HID "platinum white" halogen headlights
- replaced the still-yellowish Philips Blue Vision H4 lights
* Fog lights
Philips Diamond Vision "Ultimate Blue" H3 bulbs
- Bluish-white light at 5,000 Kelvins
- 12V 55W
- replaced the Michiba H3 HID xenon "super white" fog lights
Comparing the stock Osram bulbs with the Zoomlite & Philips bulbs:
* Nissei Polarg B1 Hybrid "bluish-white" parking lights and rear plate lights
* Pedal pads (Sep. 7, 2005)
The packaging says they're "F1 type R Racing Sports A/T" pedals. Whatever. I like 'em. They match the metallic/silver linings of the dashboard. Okey ba? Replaced the rubbery Elevo ones I got more than a year ago, which are already worn out.
* Spark Plugs
Denso Ultra-Fine 0.4mm Iridium Power spark plugs
- good for 30,000 miles or around 50,000 Km
- replaced the Bosch Platinum spark plugs after 20,000 Km
- stock plugs were regular NGK plugs
* New tires (Jan. 30, 2006)
- Falken ZIEX ZE-326 195/65 R15 91H
- replaced the stock Yokohama ASPEC A300 195/65 R15 91S after 2 years and 50,000 Km or wear and tear
- nitrogen-filled tires (pressure check every 2 weeks) care of Tireboy Philippines, near Sto. Domingo/Banawe
I decided to stick with the stock size of 195/65R15 so that other design factors such as steering, handling, turning radius, the odometer reading, etcetera, would not be affected at all. So far, so good!
The grip of the new Falken tires is much better than I remember that of the stock tires. The higher speed rating (maximum tolerable speed) of 210 Km/h is also comforting. However, the fastest Maritess and I have gone so far is 140 Km/h (easily attainable on the North & South Expressways, lasts but for a few seconds on EDSA, C5, Katipunan/Blue Ridge, and the Quezon Avenue tunnel).
I could have chosen to get the slightly bigger in diameter or width 205/65 or 205/70, but at the cost of lower gas mileage, reduced turning radius and "heavier" steering.
If this is all Greek to you, maybe the Wheel & Tyre Bible can help you out.
For manufacturer/stock info, go to http://revo.fil.ph/Revo/
Drive safely, y'all. Streets are for transportation, not competition. Competition belongs only on the race track.