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Hi Rodney. I just read this entire thread. I saw your photo and thought: Hey, I know this guy!!! Small world. I am buying a Sienna in October of next year to turn into a full-time camper. I think I've read hundreds of Sienna posts so far and just happened to see yours. Thanks for the write-up. Your Sienna is a beauty!! Happy New Year! Tango
Hello @bktango,

It's great to see you here as well !!!

I appreciate the kind words, thank you.

Hope that wasn't too much reading for you recently on this post !!!

Will you be doing a Sienna build as well once you take delivery October, 2022 ??!!

Keep us posted and thanks for following me on IG !!!

- Rodney
 

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Hello @bktango,

It's great to see you here as well !!!

I appreciate the kind words, thank you.

You are welcome! Nice work as always.
Hope that wasn't too much reading for you recently on this post !!!
No, not at all. I really enjoyed it!
Will you be doing a Sienna build as well once you take delivery October, 2022 ??!!
Yes, mostly to the inside except for a lift. I'm still researching how to remove the second-row seats. One way or another, they will have to go. :)
Tango
Keep us posted and thanks for following me on IG !!!

- Rodney
 

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Happy New Year SiennaChat Folks !!!

The First Sienna Modification for 2022 is Complete !!!

The OEM Toyota DashCam Plug & Play installation integrates seamlessly to provide high quality video and sound monitoring during : Continuous Driving, Parked (Event Protection) and, an Adventured Mode to capture long duration video recording for desired scenic views !!!

Toyota Part # PT949-08210


Overall, the installation was a breeze and when paired with the “Toyota DashCam” app, there are more options to customize your experience.

** I will be posting day and evening video clips soon !!! **

The Unit arrived in time for 01-01-22 !!!

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The Unit

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Included Quick Start Up Guide ...

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FYI : For the Installation Guide including the printable template (Page 10) ...

Click on : Sparks Toyota - 2021+ Sienna DashCam Installation Guide

The template printed and cut out ...

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Some of the tools used for installation ...

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The Overhead Lighting Console Removed and the Blue plug and play connector located ...

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Connection on the DashCam Wifi Successful !!!


The Toyota DashCam App ...

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And the DashCam dashboard ...

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Voila !!!

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Again, I will be posting images of the day and nighttime captures soon.

Stay Tuned and Happy New Year !!!

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I've been deciding on which dashcam to get for my Sienna for a couple months now - it's been between a smaller Garmin, or the OEM unit you've installed here. I think your post has made my decision for me - if it really is as straight-forward as this to install the official OEM camera, that's what I'm gonna go with. Thanks for the detailed walkthrough!
 

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I've been deciding on which dashcam to get for my Sienna for a couple months now - it's been between a smaller Garmin, or the OEM unit you've installed here. I think your post has made my decision for me - if it really is as straight-forward as this to install the official OEM camera, that's what I'm gonna go with. Thanks for the detailed walkthrough!
Hello @Control !!!

I am glad that my post helped to make your decision easier.

So far I'm really pleased with the ease of installation and quality of this Genuine Toyota product.

I will be installing an aftermarket rear camera as well in the future so stay tuned !!!

- Rodney
 

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Happy Saturday SiennaChat Folks !!!

Cheers to a great start to the New Year !!!

And. This. Happened !!!

Current issue of StyleWagon Japan : SEMA 2021 Issue !!!

StyleWagon : https://www.sun-a.com/magazine/detail.php?pid=12149

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The article mentions the inspiration of the Shinkansen Bullet Train for the build.
It also talks about some of the Sponsors and their products featured too !!!

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Have a great day !!!

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Happy Saturday SiennaChat Folks !!!

Cheers to a great start to the New Year !!!

And. This. Happened !!!

Current issue of StyleWagon Japan : SEMA 2021 Issue !!!

StyleWagon : スタイルワゴン 2022年1月号

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The article mentions the inspiration of the Shinkansen Bullet Train for the build.
It also talks about some of the Sponsors and their products featured too !!!

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Have a great day !!!


- Rodney
Congratulations, Rodney!! Well done!!
 

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Happy Tuesday SiennaChat Folks !!!

The latest modification upgrade is the Anti-Slip Foot Pedal Brake and Gas Pedal Pads !!!

Available through Amazon there are several colors and styles to choose from !!!


The Amazon links to 2 Available Styles / Colors are :

Style 1
Style 1
Style 2 Style 2

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Only the original Gas Pedal needs to be replaced (removed here).
The new cover for the Brake Pedal slips over the original.

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Before ...

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And after !!!

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Several Colors and Styles to choose from !!!
For this style / color choices here's the AMAZON LINK : Style 1

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For this style / color options, here's the AMAZON LINK : Style 2

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Have a great day !!!


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It’s a great Saturday for an ENEOS Motor Oil Change !!!

Keeping the engine clean and well protected has never been easier.

Many thanks to ENEOS for their continued support of the Shinkansen Project !!!

We Love ENEOS !!!

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Paired with only Quality Genuine Toyota Original Parts !!!

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Safey First !!!

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Some of the tools used ...

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Removal of the Engine Oil Pan Cover ...

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Ease of oil draining with the Fumoto Oil Drain Valve !!!

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Fill up time !!!

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Also changed both the Cabin and Engine Air Filters for a completely fresh clean system !!!

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Have a wonderful weekend !!!


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Hi Rodney, love your mods. Did you change your overall tire diameter vs stock, or just went with very thin tires? I really want to get some bigger wheels to fill out the wheel well but heard that there could be safety issues given all the onboard electronics? Is there anyway to have the dealership adjust the computer to know that your wheels are bigger?
 

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Hi Rodney, love your mods. Did you change your overall tire diameter vs stock, or just went with very thin tires? I really want to get some bigger wheels to fill out the wheel well but heard that there could be safety issues given all the onboard electronics? Is there anyway to have the dealership adjust the computer to know that your wheels are bigger?
Hello @Fishingvan !!!

Thanks for the kind words, the height of the tire is very close to the original however, the width of the tire has increased. I am utilizing 265/35 R22 tires now.

I haven't had any issues with handling, turning radius lock to lock clearance, or check engine lights at this time. Because of the larger width tires, I have more confidence that the handling has a bigger foot print for added traction.

You may be able to contact your local dealer / wheel shop regarding computer adjustments !!!

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The weekend is here !!!

With the SoCal weather getting cooler again next week, many thanks to Torklift Central for the comfy warm hoodie !!!

Their EcoHitch product originally installed last October has proven to be one of the best modifications since !!!

Some of the EcoHitch’s best features :
  • The horizontal hitch is hidden behind the bumper, only the receiver is visible thus allowing greater ground clearance.
  • It is the only trainer hitch that DOES NOT block the tailgate kick sensor.
  • Made with 100% recyclable materials.

Here’s the link to my original post on the installation on Sienna Chat here :
https://www.siennachat.com/.../the-shinkansen.../page-9

Orders your EcoHitch at :
https://torkliftcentral.com/2021-toyota-sienna-featured...

Warm and comfortable in the deep blue color ...

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With the TorkLift Crew at SubieFest last year !!!

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Tech Day !!!

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Stealth Finale !!!

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Have a great weekend !!!

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It’s a Quantum Solenoid Tech Day !!!

Quantum Solenoid :

“1. What does Quantum Solenoid do?

A. Increases engine torque output for a wide range of engine speeds and increases power. You will feel the power difference right away after installing Quantum Solenoid. Engineers design the engines for maximum power, but manufacturers detune the engine for many reason. Quantum Solenoid helps to unleash the performance potential of the engines bringing your cars to life.

2. How does Quantum Solenoid do this?

A. More precise and quicker control of the variable valve timing achieves a cleaner and more complete combustion cycle providing better throttle response and less carbon build up. This translates to more usable power to the wheels and better acceleration.

3. Has Quantum Solenoid been tested?

A. Quantum Solenoid is a patented product that has been tested for over 5 years and over 10 million total miles.”

For more information visit : www.QSPWR.com for complete details !!!

The Quantum Solenoid product is available now for the 2021+ Toyota Sienna ...

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Although this unit can be installed by the end user, professional installation is recommended.

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The OEM Solenoid ...

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Comparison of the Quantum Solenoid product vs. OEM

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Another satisfied Quantum Solenoid customer !!!

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It’s a Quantum Solenoid Tech Day !!!

Quantum Solenoid :

“1. What does Quantum Solenoid do?

A. Increases engine torque output for a wide range of engine speeds and increases power. You will feel the power difference right away after installing Quantum Solenoid. Engineers design the engines for maximum power, but manufacturers detune the engine for many reason. Quantum Solenoid helps to unleash the performance potential of the engines bringing your cars to life.

2. How does Quantum Solenoid do this?

A. More precise and quicker control of the variable valve timing achieves a cleaner and more complete combustion cycle providing better throttle response and less carbon build up. This translates to more usable power to the wheels and better acceleration.

3. Has Quantum Solenoid been tested?

A. Quantum Solenoid is a patented product that has been tested for over 5 years and over 10 million total miles.”

For more information visit : www.QSPWR.com for complete details !!!

The Quantum Solenoid product is available now for the 2021+ Toyota Sienna ...
Unless I missed it elsewhere, the selector for Sienna only goes through 2016 models.
What does this little guy run MSRP and how much of a performance increase are you actually seeing? What about impact to fuel economy?
 
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