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by MrHatchWagon
Thu May 15, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

It's been a while, you'll be happy to hear the Vibe is still running strong, my dad's driving it again. One of my main motivators for buying my Impreza, was that I'd be able to give it back to my dad in good running order. It only seemed fair, since he'd given it to me in the first place in 2009/201...
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

You said it, this winter has been awful! We got hit by another storm yesterday, hopefully the last of the year, but time will tell.. They're 5x100, I've already ordered some wheels for it. Keeping it 16" for now, mostly because the all-season 16's I got with it are brand new, but also for pot hole r...
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

The vibe is officially retired! I bought a 2014 Subaru Impreza, 5spd manual. The AWD is amazing in the snow. The old and the new: http://i.imgur.com/D7Qt13e.jpg I gave the Vibe back to my dad as a commuter car, since he'd been drivig his Sierra 3500HD and that beast doesn't exactly sip fuel. I know ...
by MrHatchWagon
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe

Someone who's got a strut bar might be better equipped to tell you that, but from what I've read they don't do much on their own except make the engine bay prettier. One of the best things you could do for handling, along with a drop, is a rear sway bar. I think Progress and Hotchkis make them. IIRC...
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe

I say go with anything metallic, maybe silver? Blue would also look very nice since your intake is blue. I think that's the winner. VHT makes some engine paints in a variety of colors, a lot of them metallic. A strut tower bar would also look right at home in that bay.
by MrHatchWagon
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Cleaned and detailed for the first time in about a month and a half. Also, my passenger front caliper was sticking, causing my wheel to vibrate at highway speeds. Rotor was badly worn because of this. Total repair cost for caliper, pads and rotors: $426. Ouch. Brakes like a dream now, though.
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Thanks for the info Barber, I'll give it a shot next time I'm visiting home. I actually have a bag of those clips from the time I fixed a sagging piece of door cladding, with many clips left over. That being said the rest doesn't sound too bad, should be a good way to occupy an afternoon.
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Re: Barber:

How hard was it removing the roof rack for painting? Or did you just mask off around it and paint it while it was on the car?
by MrHatchWagon
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Mine slid on effortlessly, and I've got the end of the stock tip lined up with the inside of the new one pretty well. It does stick out a wee bit too much in my opinion, but I still love it and think it's a great addition. It managed to scratch the mod itch a little bit for now, until I decide to do...
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I'm liking the look of those Voltz badges, Barber. Especially the front one. How hard was it to swap out the badges? As for me, tip came in today.. Looks great and it has a nice feel to it, but I can't put it on because we're having rain and thunder :( It'll have to wait until sometime this weekend....
by MrHatchWagon
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

thebarber wrote:A shocker sticker? Seriously?
I know, I know. I put it on in a fit of irony, but it was only $1.50 so I don't have to feel bad about removing it :P
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

They sounded very loud, and looked good behind the grill. I don't have them anymore, because I had bought cheap ones and they corroded, not to mention I was still new at playing with wiring and I didn't rust-proof my system well enough. Some people have complained that the Sickspeed horns (Both of t...
by MrHatchWagon
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: KITT222s 04 Vibe garage
Replies: 126
Views: 22301

Re: KITT222s 04 Vibe garage

Those headlights look amazing. How much was the total cost to you for that retrofit, if you don't mind my asking? Also, you've got the factory chrome tip for the exhaust right? How was the install, was there anything to adjust positioning-wise or did you just clamp it on and you were good to go? I'v...
by MrHatchWagon
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

... Seriously? Me too, lol:

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by MrHatchWagon
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

We demand a sound clip!
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: Hello fellow Maritimers!
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Hello fellow Maritimers!

About that double-DIN deck, I have a Kenwood I'm very happy with. It doesn't play DVDs or anything but it looks good and you can choose from 24 colours. Ones with touch screens seem more and more affordable now though.
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: If I ever jump ship it will be FOR THIS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: If I ever jump ship it will be FOR THIS!!!

I know what you mean, Ford has really upped their game lately. Their Fusion is stunning, the Taurus looks great especially in Police Interceptor form, and the new focus, while I wouldn't want a base model, looks good. The ST is the icing on the cake. The Mustang keeps getting better too, shame they ...
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I just ordered the factory GM Chrome exhaust tip for 03-08 Vibes. The seller was listed as having 9 available, and they were priced at 30$. Of course, to Canada there was an additional 30$ for shipping.. Anyway, if anyone else is looking for the tip, open up ebay and enter #12497926 in the search ba...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: plasti dip project
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: plasti dip project

Did you do your roof rack with Plasti-Dip? I was going to do that this past weekend, but only did the badges and the rear valance for now. How hard was it to get masked off and done?
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: Hello fellow Maritimers!
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Hello fellow Maritimers!

No problem. The only thing you should pay more attention to when buying bulbs is that 20$ is a good price for them, most of the ones in that price range have the right connections and come with the wires all tucked into a piece of wire protector. Also, make sure the seller specifies that your order ...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Mjowen's 2005 Base Vibe

Your Vibe looks good! Nice to see another Maritimer, and that's quite a nice wish list you've got going on there. Check out my Garage thread, you might find some more ideas for mods that won't break the bank. Keep us updated on the progress, and if you've got any questions don't be shy!
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Car this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Car this summer

I think it looks good, I like the grey and orange!
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Exhaust Tip
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Wanted: Exhaust Tip

I'm looking for either the original GM chrome exhaust tip, or the TRD exhaust tip, for an 03-08. I'm located in New Brunswick, Canada. If anyone has one they'd sell, get back to me and we can discuss a price.

Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon.
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: Hello fellow Maritimers!
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Hello fellow Maritimers!

I'm very happy with the light output, it's an improvement over halogen bulbs for sure. I'd have even better light output if I switched to a projector retrofit, but the cost is prohibitive right now. All in all, it's still an upgrade over stock, and I think it looks great. Nice clean white light, not...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

Got my serpentine belt changed with a Goodyear Gatorback, and checked my coolant. It's still good up to -35, so I'll just drain some out and put in some fresh stuff before winter. Other projected winter maintenance items include new battery, undercoating, rust proofing / paint touch ups, and maybe s...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: Hello fellow Maritimers!
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Re: Hello fellow Maritimers!

Re: Mechanics, I haven't really been to any around here yet. I've only been in town a few months, and I usually drive back up to Bathurst if I have any maintenance work to do. I've got a great mechanic up there, and he and my dad are the only ones I let touch my car :P Nice Vibes all around. If you ...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Canada - Maritimes
Topic: Hello fellow Maritimers!
Replies: 42
Views: 4021

Hello fellow Maritimers!

Woohoo, first post of this board!

Might as well break it in by asking where everyone is from. It would be cool to find enough maritimers to be able to have meets or things like that.

So, where are you from? Moncton, NB here. Originally from Bathurst, but I moved when I finished school.
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: android ebay Chinese 2DIN GPS reviews?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: android ebay Chinese 2DIN GPS reviews?

If you search google, I think some people have tried them. Not in Vibes though. I think you'd do better to get something from a reputable brand. Some people have complained that they didn't read CD's, and in most cases there was at least one thing not working as intended. In my experience with chine...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: If I ever jump ship it will be FOR THIS!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: If I ever jump ship it will be FOR THIS!!!

I test drove a new Focus ST just the other day. I'm nothing short of amazed at all aspects of it, from the gorgeous interior (Those Recaro seats are very comfortable and body-hugging), the LED footwell and cupholder accents, the digital display between the gauges that has a ton of information, plus ...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: no "Canada - Maritimes" board? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: no "Canada - Maritimes" board? :)

Moncton, New Brunswick here. Formerly from Bathurst, NB. Nice to see more Maritimers online! I'm all for a Maritimes board.
by MrHatchWagon
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

Thanks, also did you remove and paint your grill? Looks good btw. I've thought about doing it, the lighting here makes it look a little darker than it is, but it still looks pretty good for something that's never been repainted. I know someone on here took Krylon Fusion to redo their grill and it l...
by MrHatchWagon
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

Thanks. I used some Meguiars Ultimate Protectant Trim restorer. It gives it a good shine for a few weeks before you have to reapply, but I think they've since released a longer-lasting version of it. You should be able to pick some up anywhere that sells car washing and detailing stuff. I've heard o...
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT
Replies: 76
Views: 16196

Re: MrHatchWagon - 2004 Vibe base, 5MT

Waiting for a day off to Plasti-Dip my roof rack and rear valance. In the meantime... Updated pics:

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by MrHatchWagon
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: lannvouivre - 2006 Vibe Base "Epona"
Replies: 85
Views: 15089

Re: lannvouivre - 2006 Vibe Base "Epona"

Have you ever thought about blacking out your roof rack and/or tinting your windows? I bet it would contrast well with the white of the car.
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Bought a can of Plasti Dip today. I plan on doing my roof rack, the rear valance, and possibly the two Vibe emblems next to the front doors. Now I just need to find a nice day when I'm not working to do it... Oh, in other news, I'm officially a Registered Nurse! I got my national exam results back l...
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Whenever I'd brake hard you could feel vibration in the wheel. Eventually at highway speeds, braking would make a woob-woob-woob sound. If you took your caliper off and tried to push back the piston with a big sliding wrench like we did and it doesn't go back, its seized Oh I see, thanks for the in...
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Facebook group
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Facebook group

Hey guys, I noticed Genvibe has a facebook group. I put in a request to join a little under a week ago, I'm just wondering if you can get in touch with whoever runs it, or shoot me an invite so I can join there too.

Thanks!
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had a seized caliper on the front drivers side... Just out of curiosity, how does one diagnose a seized caliper? I've got a weird rubbing/vibrating/humming noise below 20km/h, it carries all the way up into the passenger's A-pillar, often when braking. My mechanic said my car is fine, but of course...
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Had a seized caliper on the front drivers side... Just out of curiosity, how does one diagnose a seized caliper? I've got a weird rubbing/vibrating noise below 20km/h, it carries all the way up into the passenger's A-pillar, often when braking. My mechanic said my car is fine, but of course I could...
by MrHatchWagon
Mon May 20, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How To: Cupholder LED Mod
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: How To: Cupholder LED Mod

That looks great, loving the idea of putting some under the seat too. The light output seems nice and even all over.
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Nice, I'm in Bathurst currently but I'll be moving to Moncton soon for work. Good to see another maritimer on the site!
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

First detail of the summer, and a little photoshoot: https://imageshack.us/a/img543/2782/001pbd.jpg Showing off the Supertones: https://imageshack.us/a/img208/1026/004xpn.jpg https://imageshack.us/a/img401/8681/005mg.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img109/305/007sxa.jpg I need to invest in a CPL filter f...
by MrHatchWagon
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: volt meter installed
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: volt meter installed

Very cool place to put it. I had ordered one a while back, and I couldn't figure out where to mount it so it would look streamlined.
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Good info, I retract my previous statement then. I guess the next option is to befriend someone with a buffer and some rubbing compound :P

Also, Barber: I saw your post over on MO about the hail. I hope your Vibe is unharmed after that storm, those pellets looked huge!
by MrHatchWagon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Doug14's 2006 Vibe Base
Replies: 56
Views: 12553

Re: My 2006 Vibe base!

Really liking the look of that roof rack in black. I may have to do this for one of my next mods... Nice Vibe!
by MrHatchWagon
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Ah I see, shortly after I posted I found out I got a letter in the mail for it too. Guess I'll be swinging by the dealership.
by MrHatchWagon
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

thebarber wrote:so i dropped by a local chevy dealer last week and gave them my vin to see if the recall affects my car. guy said no. guess what i just got in the mail?
Let me guess, a recall notice?

Pardon my asking, but is there some new recall for our years that I should be made aware of?
by MrHatchWagon
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

didn't someone else chime in recently about having used a magic eraser and ending up with noticeable dull spots in their paint? Oh, it's possible I suppose. I used one on mine to get rid of a few pits in the paint that became rusty over the winter. They were very noticeable because the rust kind of...
by MrHatchWagon
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3554
Views: 351177

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I wonder if a Mr Clean Magic Eraser would do any good for those spots... I know it's kind of a harsh cleaning product, but I've seen it take out some pretty tough stains on my car, just make sure you rinse it off well afterward. Nothing to lose, right?
by MrHatchWagon
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: I need your opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: I need your opinion

Thanks for the feedback, Kitt. I agree about the dealer tag, I've since removed mine too, but I didn't have any newer pictures of the rear of the car, and it was too dirty to snap one :P