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by crashbandit
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 7703

Re: Autocrossers?

I'm volunteering to work the snowdrift rally in Atlanta,MI. next weekend. I noticed one team is racing a 2003 vibe GT! I'll try to post some pics here if possible.
by crashbandit
Tue May 26, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted: Vibe roof rack cross bars
Replies: 2
Views: 430

wanted: Vibe roof rack cross bars

I am looking for a set of cross bars for the roof rack on my 07 Vibe.
by crashbandit
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

I have given up trying to solve this problem. The vibration along with the crappy ride has me looking for a replacement for this car. I think I will be losing my (removed) on this car with the way it runs and rides. :evil:
by crashbandit
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: ..something ain't right...
Replies: 30
Views: 2874

Re: ..something ain't right...

My 2007 Vibe has vibrated and rattled since the day I bought it. I have 79000 mi. on it now. Thing is a rattle trap that rides like crap! Can't wait to pay the thing off so I can get rid of it.
by crashbandit
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

I am thinking of trying to switch to a synthetic tranny fluid to see if it helps my vibration problem. The vibration has gotten worse now. At times it makes the metal shell of the car vibrate like someone is banging on a metal drum. Between the punishing ride and the vibration problem, this car is r...
by crashbandit
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

I cleaned the MAF sensor, it looked pretty clean already but I went ahead and cleaned it. The car seems to idle at a bit lower RPM now but the vibration is still there. I was wondering if it would be alright to use the MAF cleaner that I bought to clean the throttle body? Just looking to save a few $.
by crashbandit
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: 205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?

Tell me that doesn't look awesome! That's the look I want for my Vibe. Nobody has mentioned what the ride difference is with the bigger rubber though? Any improvement over small bumps that make my Vibe rattle my bones?
by crashbandit
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: 205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?

I am still looking to do this before winter. I discovered my spedo is currently off almost 4 mph with the stock tires. ( the gauge reads that I am going 4mph faster than I really am traveling). So I figure the bigger tires should bring the spedo into calibration with my actual speed I am driving ? J...
by crashbandit
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Vibrologist's '05 Vibe
Replies: 50
Views: 9728

Re: Vibrologist's '05 Vibe

I was also wondering about the ride with the 15 in. rims. I am ready to do just about anything to improve the harsh ride of my Vibe. I already put on Monroe OEspectrum shocks and the ride is the same if not worse.
by crashbandit
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

I tried the Techron additive and it didn't help at all. My car vibrates if it is in neutral or drive. The only way to get rid of the vibration is to raise the RPMS. Sometimes it's so bad it shakes the steering wheel. I am going to try the MAF and intake cleaner next. Anyone have some good links as t...
by crashbandit
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

Great, that gives me a place to start anyway. Thanks guys. Wondering, Will the Techron fuel additive clean up the throttle body and MAF sensor as well or do I need to do those myself? The vibration does not go away if I shift into N or Park. I did try what one member suggested, shifting into drive a...
by crashbandit
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

I was wondering if anyone has actually had any success fixing this problem. It is really annoying and I was wondering what it would cost to have the motor mounts replaced. I feel like I am driving on one of those old vibrating football games! :D
by crashbandit
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: DID IT - sound dampening
Replies: 28
Views: 9608

Re: DID IT - sound dampening

I did this over the weekend. The quick roof stuff isn't cheap. I used 2 rolls. I did find the sound proofing material on sale at Menards. It is some dense material made from recycled denim. I really don't notice that much of a difference to be honest. I still get the nasty thud when I hit medium siz...
by crashbandit
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Reducing Interior Rattling Noises
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Reducing Interior Rattling Noises

I have a 2007 Vibe with lots of rattles coming from the back hatch area. I have been trying to eliminate some of them but so far it is still driving me nuts! Can someone tell me how the two rubber pieces are supposed to fit together when the back hatch closes? One is attached to the hatch and one is...
by crashbandit
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: DID IT - sound dampening
Replies: 28
Views: 9608

Re: DID IT - sound dampening

I'm going to give this a try this week. Thanks for posting all the great pics!
by crashbandit
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

205 65 R16's on 2007 vibe?

Anyone ever try this? It looks like they would fit. I think the 65's are 2 1/2 in. bigger in overall diameter than the 55's. I am looking for a smoother ride and more ground clearance. Might look kinda cool with the bigger tires. Will it really screw up my gas mileage and speedo?
by crashbandit
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Ride with 18 inch wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 7711

Re: Ride with 18 inch wheels

I have the stock 16in wheels and this car beats me up every day on my commute. I do have rough roads here in Wisconsin but this is the worst riding car I have ever owned or driven.
by crashbandit
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

This if from Edmund's.com in their review of the vibe!

Pros
Roomy backseat, comfortable ride, versatile cargo area, excellent fuel economy, reliable Toyota powertrain
by crashbandit
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

"Suspension The Vibe's suspension is constructed for the optimal blend of crisp, sporty handling and a smooth ride consistent with Pontiac's brand character. The front suspension is designed with a leading-arm MacPherson strut type with a high caster angle. The rear suspensions of the base and GT ve...
by crashbandit
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

Well, I tore everything out of the trunk under the floor and sprayed all the metal floor areas with rubberized undercoating. Then I cut a piece of carpet to fit under the spare tire so it can'tbang against the floor. I also made sure the round wing nut was securely tightened down. I even lined the t...
by crashbandit
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

If I could get rid of the rattling and banging sounds the car makes in the rear end when I hit bigger bumps, I think it would actually "feel" like it rides better. I know this problem is for another forum, but I have checked everything from the rear window to the bumper mounts and everything seems t...
by crashbandit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

I believe it is just a poorly designed suspension. This isn't a sports car, it's a little commuter car with a weak 4cyl engine, so why design it with a harsh ,stiff ride?
by crashbandit
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

OE spectrum by Monroe.
by crashbandit
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

I just replaced my rear struts on my 07 vibe and I haven't noticed any significant improvement in my ride. It is still very harsh, really hell on my back on long trips. My old shocks were no where near worn out. Basically a waste of 400 bucks to purchase the shocks and have them installed. I am goin...
by crashbandit
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: new shocks an struts
Replies: 43
Views: 6871

Re: new shocks an struts

KYB are top of the line shocks? I was told that these are the OEM shocks on my Vibe, and I think they completely suck! I think they switched the springs and shocks on my car when they put it together on the assembly line, I got the ones that should have gone on the 1 ton pickup truck! I feel like I ...
by crashbandit
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 74414

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

I would love to drive that way but where I live, ppl drive like idiots and just about run you off the road if you're not going 15 mph over the speed limit! I get lots of one finger salutes from ppl because I drive too slow.
by crashbandit
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 74414

Re: The Official "What's Your Gas Mileage?" Thread

Only getting 26 mpg in mostly country driving at an avg. speed 50 mph. I am disappointed. I have the base 1.8 fwd . Newer tires on 16 in. rims. Just me in the car almost exclusively. Changed the plugs and cleaned and oiled the K&N air filter. Also, the ride is the worst of any car I have ever owned....
by crashbandit
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: !
Replies: 4
Views: 408

!

I have been working a lot on my new (to me) 2007 Vibe. I repaired a broken window Sash thanks to this forum. (saved me $300 bucks for a new window!). I have noticed a buzzing noise coming from the engine compartment when I have the key in the "on" position. Twice I have had a dead battery after work...
by crashbandit
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: replacing tires for sofetr ride=
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

Re: replacing tires for sofetr ride=

I also would like to improve my ride on my "07 Vibe. I currently have the stock tires. They are brand new tires so I really don't want to go with new tires and rims right now. someone on here mentioned Monroe OEspectrum shocks. Has anyone mounted these on their Vibe to improve the ride? Looks like I...
by crashbandit
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Antifreeze leak from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Antifreeze leak from here?

I did some Google searching on this problem and it sounds like what I am looking at is the weep hole on the water pump? All the posts I read say the water pump must be replaced. How difficult of a job is this? Can I do it myself? I have plenty of tools and I have a vehicle to drive while I do this. ...
by crashbandit
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Antifreeze leak from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Antifreeze leak from here?

I have a coolant leak in my recently purchased 2007 1.8L Vibe. The leak is coming from a bolt on the bottom of the water pump? I is a bolt that appears to have some kind of nipple in the center of the bolt. Can someone please tell me what this is for and if I should replace the whole water pump ( I ...
by crashbandit
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: Vibration

Hi all, new guy here. I just purchased a 2007 base Vibe with 71000. I have the same vibration issue that a lot of ppl seem to have on here. This car was in a front end collision and was repaired, ( I DID know this when I bought it). I have the same issue with the vibration at idle. It does seem to g...