2007 Toyota Sienna AWD minimalist sleeper/camper

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  1. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    Extruded Engineering Aluminum. The rails come in differ lengths & square sizes. you can also purchase all types of brackets also. They are fastened together with screws & t-nuts. I purchased mine through Grainger at work. You might get a better deal on Amazon.
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  2. 2WheelTraveler

    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    Thanks!
    I'm working on camperizing my 2006 Sienna and looking for ideas.
    I like those rails.
    This winters project will be to install the Journeys lift kit.
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    I'm picking up my new wheels for my 2012 this afternoon. Going to put some tires on with a bit more aggressive tread & taller sidewalls. I'm also looking @ Journeys lift.
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    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    More links to aluminum extrusions.. https://8020.net/

    https://www.tnutz.com/ this one is supposed to be less expensive than 8020

    OP, speaking to a lady at grocery store, offered 90k mile awd newish model body sienna for 10k. :hmmmmm
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    Excellent! :super
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    Thats is a great deal. Its barely broken in at 90K Miles. I loved my 2014 AWD so much I bought a 2007 AWD. I am 'camperizing' my 2007.

    Simba
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    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    The only issue I have with the awd Sienna is the use of run-flats, or more specifically not having a spot for a spare. Does anyone have a good solution to this?
    This is a photoshopped image of what I'm considering.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Got rid of run flats from both of our AWD Siennas.
    I will post a pic of my spare tire solution when I am home.
    Simba
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    Replacing my run flat tires also. I'm not going to bother installing the tire pressure sensors either. I think I can tolerate that little orange light in the dash. I wanted to pre fit my new wheels before having the tires mounted this weekend but found that there was no key for the locking wheel nuts. I had to run up to my local Toyota dealer & order one. Its always something.
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  10. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    What size wheels did you get (if not stock size)? Which tires? We have a 2015 2wd for trips/commuting (it is a fantastic vehicle); currently running Michelin LT tires (suggested on the SiennaChat forum) but are coming up to change the tire time again.
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    My stock wheels are 7x18. I went with 71/2x17. I'm thinking of mounting General Grabbers on. 245/65-17.
    The siennachat forum has lots of vans in there.
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    My tires are also in need of replacement, but I wanted to lift the van first to see what the clearances were. I'd like to go one or two sizes taller.
    Last week I ordered Journey's Lift Kit. It came a few days later and now the van is at the shop having the kit installed. Should be done this week. Hopefully I can still afford new tires.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I am very interested in doing same to my 2007 Sienna. I will leave the 2014 alone.

    Please provide link for Journey's Lift Kit or I will search.

    Interested in your Review of the lift kit and what wheels and tires you get. I would love to convert my 2007 AWD Sienna into a car with Subaru Outback clearance. Don't want major off roading capability but just to go through deep Michigan snow and mild dirt trails out West.

    Imu
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    Please provide link for Journey's Lift Kit or I will search.

    Interested in your Review of the lift kit and what wheels and tires you get. I would love to convert my 2007 AWD Sienna into a car with Subaru Outback clearance. Don't want major off roading capability but just to go through deep Michigan snow and mild dirt trails out West.

    Imu[/QUOTE]
    https://www.journeysoffroad.com/siennaliftkits.html
    https://www.journeysoffroad.com/toyota-sienna-lift-kit.html
    As soon as I get the van back I post pics & review.
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    simbaboy, I'm still interested in your spare tire solution. I found a fifth rim and have some ideas, but would like to see what others have done.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Sorry totally forgot about this.

    For 2014 AWD and for the 2007 AWD I got a brand new wheel and tire from Discount tire. Nothing fancy but about $130 total for each.

    For the 2007 I also got a spare doughnout from a non AWD from ebay. Many junk yards have these in like new condition from totalled Siennas.

    The full size tires go in my trailer for long distance tours. For local use I leave the spare doughnut tire in the trunk and it fits flat.

    Pic later but nothing fancy.

    Simba
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    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Our '15 Sienna LE 2wd has 17" x 7.5" alloy wheels with 235/60-R17 tires (currently Michelin LTX). I will be interested to see if your 245/65 profile tires fit without the lift kit as I think the van would greatly benefit from additional load carrying capability and longer tire life.
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    I missed out, ran the seat all the way back and both knees were still banging the dash. I read you can get a plate and move the dr. seat back 2-3" but the lack of ground clearance is a concern. I passed, then had second thoughts but dealership had marked it up 5k from the 10 they gave on trade. Lady told me with the awd she was getting 19mpg, low~mid 20's would be nice. :hmmmmm
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  19. tjzondrz

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    I got 25 mpg on highway. 19-20 commuting
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    I'm sure the 245/65 R17 will be fine. I'm waiting for longer. Wheel studs to mount the new mag wheels. Only time will tell anything about tire life.
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