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by manicdan
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: The 200whp/2ZZ Barrier has been broken...
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

he was able to get 3hp under his record with stock ecu, tell me what i need to do to my care to get those kind of numbers
by manicdan
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Dyno results
Replies: 32
Views: 3288

anyone else think his air to fuel ratio is way off?and the only reason why your MPG droped so bad is cause u installed the lead foot optional package thats included in all GT vibes. its a simple theory of we have the HP, why not use it. i get 25mpg every tank, i could do 30 if i didnt know how to ha...
by manicdan
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Begins to float over 90mph.
Replies: 33
Views: 2822

just have a freind with a video camera follow next to you at 5mph up to 100 and cut the tape into a few frames and compare the ground clearance at the 2 speeds and see if its noticable how much higher or lower it gets.
by manicdan
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Matrix xrs turbo
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

can u tell us the cost of the whole project
by manicdan
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: yet another body kit question
Replies: 8
Views: 647

so what would happen if we got into an accident, would the insurance company be able to replace it or what?
by manicdan
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Alaska SCCS Sept 15th
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

yeah the people who set up a coarse really look into alot of details to prevent any damage to anyone. so its probably not all that scary, just pointing out funny stuff
by manicdan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Alaska SCCS Sept 15th
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

i would be scared to run that place hard, one mistake and your car is in the dumpster, literally!!! (pic 10 should explain)
by manicdan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Thinking about new tire size
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

if your rim is 7" deep then 225/50 is right, if its 6.5 then i think they suggest 205/55. compare our stock 16" with 205/60 to the 225/50 on 17s, its like .3% difference.
by manicdan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Tire pressure on 18" rims
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

hes basically saying if its wearing in the center cause its to high, hit turns harder to balance it out...
by manicdan
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Tire pressure on 18" rims
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

same tires on mine in every way, at 40psi they were very smooth on turning and any bump i hit was as soft as i needed, but i have a stronger suspension. at 30psi when i turn if i let go of the wheel to let it center itself it does it way to fast and it feels horrible. at 35+ i liked the way felt all...
by manicdan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: I gotta get one of these...!!!! Trouble on the way...
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

first message to program: "Y'all think you can catch me now"
by manicdan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Got a new idea (LEDs like an Audi)
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

hey no one is allowed to look like Kitt before i do, and with my grill it probably wouldnt be hard either, if anyone can wire something up that i can connect to my remote so when i lock or unlock the car it makes the faded lights go instead of the turn signals i will pay out the (removed) for it.
by manicdan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Vibe autocross ride along video
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

pros walk it enough times to get it memorized and planned out before they even get in their car. autocross does so well cause unlike most races a pro does, these they have never been on, nor are they ever gonna get any practice on. adapting is just as critical as experience
by manicdan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Need autocross help, advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

with a short ram you cant run Hstock anymore so i would go with what i have, poteza re-01, treadware of 140, the lowest u can get for sts, and they cost half as much as racing slicks and last 4 times longer. as far as tire pressure thats an odd one. i run mine at 36 in the front cause after the firs...
by manicdan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Vibe autocross ride along video
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

you should have been pressing on the brakes so hard your camera man would have been watching his feet half the time.
by manicdan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Drive-by-wire gets even faster with the Sprint Booster
Replies: 4
Views: 940

its a waste of time, dbw was made to work better than a cable and i doubt GM/toyota would make one that lagged with any noticeable amount, all u have to do is adapt yourself to how u want to drive, if u need to get the rpms a bit higher then press harder and sooner, walla done
by manicdan
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Need autocross help, advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

tell us about your setup. what kind of tires are you using. how stiff is your suspension. mechanical limits are about 60% tires, 30% body roll and 10% power. everyone says the driver is most important, but u cant quite tell how good you should be unless someone else shows you what your car can do.on...
by manicdan
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Ordered Supercharger!
Replies: 151
Views: 11540

whats so hard about using a breaker bar to take it off. with 3ft of leverage its only 50lbs to move it
by manicdan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: STRM TPR 2003' Frosty monotone
Replies: 28
Views: 5202

its sad cause im sounding like a huge star wars fan simply cause of our cars.
by manicdan
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: noise! test pipe!
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

i use to work with someone who had a cheap little stock civic 1.6L and his exaust was very loud, louder than if he had nothing, and it wasnt a good loud either. strait pipes i think sound great for a low rpm torque car. just some thoughts
by manicdan
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: STRM TPR 2003' Frosty monotone
Replies: 28
Views: 5202

its so sad that im saying that sticker fits so well on the vibe, must be the color was perfect for a storm trooper
by manicdan
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

if u read the link from new celica and then in there is another link regarding some actual testing on it. it seems that a few of their applications were indeed fraud as the calibration number did not change, meaning the data on the chip didnt change. and after that asking for a refund they were give...
by manicdan
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Wheel width VS tire size
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

the correct size for the tires on tirerack are still wrong for some applications. for our car on a 16x7" rim they recommend 205/55R16 when in fact the real recommended size is 225/50R16. sub, i do understand you should be cautious going outside the recommended sizes, but i dont understand what point...
by manicdan
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: Manicdan is September VOTM!
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

ty everyone for voting for me, only took a few months of second place before it finally happened. the vibe meet was a blast, and i was able to learn first hand the quality of the cars that become a VotM. and the main reason im happy i won is now i have a year of peace, a year of no more staying up t...
by manicdan
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Wheel width VS tire size
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

based on price is what i would end up deciding, but the tire calculator says this about 17" rims with different sizes225/45=808 revs per mile205/50=804 (stock)235/45=796235/40=827245/40=816 -thats as far as you want to go, the tread will wrap around the sidewall alot, but it wont look horrible or an...
by manicdan
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Wheel width VS tire size
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

225 is actually designed exactly for 7", so u can go up to 245 without a single problem, but i wouldnt recommend that on 18" rims cause the clearance is to low. but for 17 or 16" it will be just fine. just remember that you also need to decrease sidewall as you increase treadwidth so it all stays ab...
by manicdan
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Hood Scoop vs NACA Duct
Replies: 4
Views: 2434

i would get a intake you like and build the shield on your own, its not hard at all with sheets of aluminum and a saw blade for cutting soft metal. it can look unique and work very close to what the best can do. keep in mind the best options are designed by engineers for multi million dollar vehicle...
by manicdan
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

a little over half way down the page is a link to RSX people having problems with JET Chips. and its a really funny story about how nothing changed and the company giving people the roundabout with thier money. in the end its definitly not worth it unless i watch them do it and dyno the results befo...
by manicdan
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

because of the lack of competitors its hard to say how good they are. competition brings quality and price while monopolizing simply gives you the only option. in a sense were just paying for the research and development as the cost to do the remap is probably really cheap once the equipment is paye...
by manicdan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

good findso why cant anyone else tune our chips
by manicdan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

im seeing products not a reflashing serviceif i read it right it mounts something that tells the ECU the information it wants to. its different products depending on each company. the ones for toyota are completely different than the ones for ford or dodge. but it all looks like what any piggyback w...
by manicdan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

sounds like a half-assed unichip competitor
by manicdan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try a jet chip yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

anyone try a jet chip yet?

http://www.jetchip.com/they have one for the matrix and its the same unit for any toyota so i dont really know if its all that great. they do have a dyno of a camry 2.2L gaining 11hp.opinions?
by manicdan
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Dirty rally vibe
Replies: 33
Views: 2793

that is one of the best pictures on here, regardless of whats in the pic, it just has the i want that in a calender feel to it.
by manicdan
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: BLACK VIBE w Black Rims
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

remove all emblamspaint all calipers blackpowdercoat roof racksolid black rimsuse 03 model headlights with the black housing instead of the chrome in the 05+get redouts for taillights5% tints on all windown excluding front depending on state lawsown a black on black on black vibe.....
by manicdan
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: flapper in the air box
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

even without my stock airbox i hear about 2x the engine noise going from 3200 to 3600rpms while driving on highway, thats to maintain speed not full throttle acceleration.
by manicdan
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: Ohio Vibe Rally 2007 - interest?
Replies: 239
Views: 34953

(removed) im finnaly here at 6am, suposedly an fuel truck exploded on a highway in MD that caused an entire day of no highway in that part of I70 and caused us over 3 hours of delayswell see you all in about 5 hours
by manicdan
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: My mechanic installed my TEIN S-Tech today and got pulled over by the Cops!
Replies: 22
Views: 2316

i know of this one really awesome monastary over in Vegas, i saw it on CSI, its great there cause they have all those tourist and u can be an instructor for crazy extreme sports things ur interested in. and if u ever get lonly u can buy a woman, cause me and my friends have a saying, it dosnt count ...
by manicdan
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Rizzle raced legal.... OH snap! : )
Replies: 18
Views: 4845

just look at ur time and speed, now u have a formula for acceleration. if your mph are higher then you have a HP based car that catches up at the end. if you have a lower time with a low speed you have a torque car that launches. based on the times and speed of the original post i would assume that ...
by manicdan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: backlight of headunit burnt out
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

backlight of headunit burnt out

well theres 3 lights that are used to power the backlight our headunits and the center one of mine burnt out, so now daytime driving i cant see anything in the middle of the display and nighttime its dim but not a problem. this should be under warranty right?
by manicdan
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Pre-Cataytic Converter
Replies: 8
Views: 765

what kind of changes would i see on my 05 GT if i were to get a better cat?
by manicdan
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Got HID? -- I do now -- 56K beware!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

the left one is aimed down more so it dosnt point at oncoming traffic, resulting and a brighter look cause its covering less area. that could be it
by manicdan
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: new type of plug
Replies: 45
Views: 8045

correct me if im wrong but our cats suck once they get too hot, and those plugs burn much hotter, so im wondering if it just trigged that to quickly and the mileage came down with it.
by manicdan
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Manicdan - 05 GT
Replies: 41
Views: 5821

i had no idea they were taken, i just saw a post on the racing forums about 2000 some pictures up from the ripken event and theres 3 pages of just my car. but these are the good ones
by manicdan
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: September VOTM nominaton poll now OPEN!
Replies: 27
Views: 6367

new pics up in my garage, check them out before you vote (they may be good pics of my ride, or pics of the other candidates rides doing naughty things, u wont know till u look)
by manicdan
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Manicdan - 05 GT
Replies: 41
Views: 5821

NEW PICS FROM AUTOX
by manicdan
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: The Track
Topic: Sundays AutoX results
Replies: 4
Views: 3088

in our area were mobbed with EVOs, STIs, Lotus, corvettes, and those damn little minis. while i was only a second behind the best in sts we were missing the 2 guys who really do great, one of them is about 5th of 250 in the total pax for the season.
by manicdan
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: Ohio Vibe Rally 2007 - interest?
Replies: 239
Views: 34953

hey guys theres an autocross race saterday aswell, so ill definitly be going to that (and own some ohioians), if anyone else wants to go just speak up ill send u the info
by manicdan
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: The Track
Topic: Sundays AutoX results
Replies: 4
Views: 3088

Sundays AutoX results

http://www.phillyscca.com/solo...N.HTMu guys should be able to read it i doubt its locked or anything. it shouldnt be to hard to find the only vibe on there, take a guess who was faster me or my brother.this time was definitly better than my last one, the difference tires make was insane. now i just...
by manicdan
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: anyone try the clutch line from NEA?
Replies: 0
Views: 462

anyone try the clutch line from NEA?

i saw this and was wondering if someone can review what they think of ithttp://neverenoughauto.com/cat...html