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by Wolfman213
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Brake Lines: Opinions Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Brake Lines: Opinions Wanted

06 base, no ABS, 185k on it brakes are good up from with about 50% left and rotors are fine with appearance of normal wear. Rear drums have never been replaced. I will be checked the fluid reservoir tomorrow though. I've never replaced or added new fluid.
by Wolfman213
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Brake Lines: Opinions Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Brake Lines: Opinions Wanted

Has anyone ever changed their brake lines? If so, did you just replace with the rubber lines or upgrade to a stainless steel setup? I'm going to try and bleed the brakes here soon and thinking of replacing the lines if the mushy feeling still exists. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.
by Wolfman213
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

Yes, that would be the Monsoon system. Just put that for the option when looking in Crutchfield.
by Wolfman213
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: My turn to upgrade the suspension!
Replies: 4
Views: 966

My turn to upgrade the suspension!

Everyone else is doing it, so why right me lol. After 184,000 miles on the OE shocks, struts, springs, and mounts, I finally decided to upgrade. I went with the Tokico Blue's and Tein S.Tech. I've seen so many run that setup and be extremely happy with the results that I figured that's what I would ...
by Wolfman213
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

I don't know if this is a fact or just something that has been true with everyone I've spoke with, but putting an aftermarket stereo in place of a factory stereo (esp a base model) you will definitely get better sound. New speakers will help as well, but if you are just planning on a stereo, then yo...
by Wolfman213
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Instrumnet Cluster LED size
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Instrumnet Cluster LED size

Looks like Psycho answered or pointed you in the right direction on everything. Good luck with the conversion!
by Wolfman213
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Routing rear USB to storage compartment
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Routing rear USB to storage compartment

I have mine routed straight out the back of my HU down and in the storage compartment. I didn't have any issue period and mine was very easy to see and grab. Yo should have not problems at all.
by Wolfman213
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: HVAC Blower Fan Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: HVAC Blower Fan Removal

Good pics and good write-up! It was definitely a simple job. It took me about 15 minutes though trying to find the right socket though lol.
by Wolfman213
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Debadging and black pontiac symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Debadging and black pontiac symbol

DiveNut wrote:
Blanco_Diablo wrote:Debadged Abyss vibes FTW!!!!
.



Ya what he said LOL!...Debdaging is the first thing I do to my cars. I just like the clean look.

Pat



I see it happen all the time, but Blanco is a She
by Wolfman213
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Random idea.. What ya think?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Random idea.. What ya think?

i think it looks pretty good especially with the black rims, which I'm typically not a fan of, but the color scheme on your Vibe looks great!
by Wolfman213
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Hydroplaning
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Hydroplaning

Fortunately, I have yet to feel any hydroplaning, but trying to get started on a wet surface is a major PITA!!! My tires are Yokohama Avid Touring S.
by Wolfman213
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

Yes that guy is trying to screw you over. The adapter for the M&T is $30 at Crutchfield and it's the PAC model. When I got my HU, it was $50 and the Schosche (sp?) model. Just ensure that you are getting the correct one for the M&T and not just the base stereo though. There are some members ...
by Wolfman213
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Sub Enclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Sub Enclosure

If i were you, I would simply put the enclosure on craigslist or go to a local shop and look for a trade. Unless you have the time and patience to deal with refabing the box, it would most likely be more hassle than it's worth. As far as the wires are concerned, I ran power on drivers side and RCA's...
by Wolfman213
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

Okay, so I installed the new head unit using the stock amp and I have to say that I am not that impressed. I definitely notice a difference in clarity but I also hear the white noise at lower volumes and I have my volume offset all the way down. I think that I am going to jumpover the stock ampand ...
by Wolfman213
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

That definitely sounds awesome to be able to have that much control over the setup with the Kenwood you are looking at. Mine has a good amount of control over things, but definitely not as much as yours does. I have had much less distortion than with the stock HU. I can crank it up to higher volumes...
by Wolfman213
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: A General Question About Mods
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: A General Question About Mods

Just like ponta, I too have done some irreversable things such as painting interior trim and herculining the whole cargo area. Replaced the guage cluster with blue LEDs. I can change that back to stock, but I would have to find out what the original colors are haha. I knew though that when I bought ...
by Wolfman213
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: I can help with car audio questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3541

Re: I can help with car audio questions.

...I have heard that in addition to installing the new Head unit I will have to bypass the stock amp for good sound quality. 1, is this true?... Sounds like you already intend on passing the factory amp. I honestly thought that the factory amp wouldn't produce anything great, but my assumption is i...
by Wolfman213
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Wingnuts 04' Vibe
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: Wingnuts 04' Vibe

I'm typically not a fan over rims other than 5 spokes, but man those are extremely sharp!!!
by Wolfman213
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: When to get alignment after suspension replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 418

When to get alignment after suspension replacement

I plan on getting some Tein S Tech and Tokico Blue shocks in September. How many miles should I drive to let the suspension settle before I get an alignment? Also, this is the best non-OE setup for minimal lowering at a budget correct? Here is a link of the package I'm looking at. http://www.ebay.co...
by Wolfman213
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED Switchback Signal Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: LED Switchback Signal Lights

The place I linked above offers a 50W, 75W, and 100W and the 75 & 100 state that they lower the temperature just don't know if it would have some additional impact somewhere somhow. Do you have any idea?
by Wolfman213
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED Switchback Signal Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: LED Switchback Signal Lights

They def look good!! I've been wanting to do this for the past year and a half, just couldn't justify the purchase yet :/ These were the ones I was going to get, they are about 3/4 of the way down and priced at $30 each for a 60 SMT tower. http://superlumination.com/1156_1157.htm I would much rather...
by Wolfman213
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 10 years...
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: 10 years...

Congrats!!! Wonder if there are any other 10+ year member's still active?
by Wolfman213
Tue May 22, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Power Door Locks
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Power Door Locks

You are just going to have to replace them. It's a plastic piece that houses the actuator and there are several tight fitting plastic tabs and pretty much the only way getting ito it will be to break them off. If you can find an actuator cheap, then it's pretty simple to replace it. If by chance you...
by Wolfman213
Thu May 17, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions

Have you thought about powder-coat? Fairly inexpensive and very durable. No, I haven't. Always heard it was expensive so I never bothered looking into it. I will now though. I say go for it. A nice stock LOOKING color that you can tell isn't stock (if that makes sense) Anything would be better than...
by Wolfman213
Mon May 14, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions

Aluminum.
by Wolfman213
Fri May 11, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Painting Rims Advice/Suggestions

Probably going to be painting the rims soon as the bubbling is getting way out of control. I've jumped into other projects before that I've had no experience on and things turn out decent to great. The thing with those are that, aside from my LED cluster swap, I haven't needed them to make the Vibe ...
by Wolfman213
Fri May 11, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: HID Foglights
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: HID Foglights

:shock: :shock: :shock: Shame that's not streetable lol
by Wolfman213
Fri May 11, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....

acvw74 wrote:I've read that it usually happens directly after the change...If your not having issue...run it!


And that I am haha
by Wolfman213
Thu May 10, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....

I've only heard of the situation of getting the fluid changed and then having issues, never an actual account of it though. Has anyone heard the time frame that ppls trans started to fail after the change? I put around 600-700 miles a week on it. Probably about 85% is highway. Not sure if I should n...
by Wolfman213
Thu May 10, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....

Mine is a slush box. Fortunately I didn't have any any kind of ground particles/shaving present. He was surpised that it had never been changed and it was in really good condition, aside from the color of the fluid. He did make a comment of how reliable the Toyota drivetrains were though. As I was d...
by Wolfman213
Thu May 10, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Added a Decal/Sticker
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Added a Decal/Sticker

hahah that's awesome!!
by Wolfman213
Thu May 10, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Never. Ever.
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Never. Ever.

There's stupid that get's no response.
There's stupid that gets a laugh bc it's just so stupid.
Then there's this... stupid that just leaves you without words due to the audacity of it....
by Wolfman213
Wed May 09, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....

I've heard of that as well. So far so good, but it's only been a couple hundred miles lol. I'm still gonna drive it like I have been and see what happens.
by Wolfman213
Wed May 09, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: PCV Valve... Battery Disconnect?
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: PCV Valve... Battery Disconnect?

Thanks all!! Good explanation of what it does joatman. It was supposed to be in today, but now I won't get it till tomorrow. Simple replace and at least I know not to disconnect the battery now lol.
by Wolfman213
Wed May 09, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: PCV Valve... Battery Disconnect?
Replies: 3
Views: 717

PCV Valve... Battery Disconnect?

I'll be picking up a PCV Valve today. Honestly don't know what they do but they seem simple to replace and I've never replaced it so I figured why not. My question is, should I disconnect the battery when replacing it in order for the computer to relearn everything with a fresh PCV valve?
by Wolfman213
Wed May 09, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Trans Fluid FINALLY Changed....

...at 175K... ...for the first time... :o :shock: :oops: I'm prepared for all the flaming and hating that I rightfully deserve BUT My trans guy (who has strictly been a trans guy for 30+ years) said that aside from the oil being BLACK , everything looked really good!!! Believe me, I'm not easy on th...
by Wolfman213
Thu May 03, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Audio install
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Audio install

I'm definitely not opposed!! You always had great setups as well as great knowledge in the audio department. It's obviously not Vibe specific, but ideas are generated from anything. Something you do may help the audio bug for one of us. DO IT!!!! :D
by Wolfman213
Wed May 02, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Supercharger on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Supercharger on ebay

KITT222 wrote:I strongly desire to own this. Unfortunately, I has no monies.

Was exactly my thoughts when seeing it lol
by Wolfman213
Wed May 02, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Color-Matched Grill
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Color-Matched Grill

DO IT!!!!!!! The black sets it off PERFECTLY IMO!!!!! :!: :!:
by Wolfman213
Tue May 01, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Supercharger on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Supercharger on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRD-supercharger-for-1zz-fe-engine-/160791631828?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AVibe&hash=item256fed97d4&vxp=mtr Just seen this on ebay. I'm in no way affiliated with the seller or have anything to gain from sharing other than the hopes someon...
by Wolfman213
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: Wrong Way Driver Takes my Cousin

Sorry for you loss Adam :cry:
by Wolfman213
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: How to know if I need new shocks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: How to know if I need new shocks?

Def don't look like they need replaced. They bounced back to resting state almost immediately with just a tiny bit of excess body bounce. My guess is I can easily push it for another 25K unless (knock on wood) something catastrophic happens!
by Wolfman213
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: How to know if I need new shocks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: How to know if I need new shocks?

All of that does help!! The majority of my drive time is on highways so I imagine that has helped the longevity of them. I'll be doing the bounce test tonight. So far no fluids have been appearing on the ground, that I do know at this time. Thanks for all of the help everyone! I will update tonight ...
by Wolfman213
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: How to know if I need new shocks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

How to know if I need new shocks?

I have 175K on my base 06 and still have the original shocks all around. The ride still feels fine, but I've started hearing an odd gaseous noise coming from the front driver side when I slowly hit bumps that I've just recently started noticing. Only noticed them when going at an angle as I don't re...
by Wolfman213
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bad Vibe Partouts, doors, side and hatch glass rear bumper, ecus, 1zz intake mani, 1zz turbo, ps tail and more! LI NY
Replies: 474
Views: 55073

do you have the power door locks for both front and p/r doors?
by Wolfman213
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Power Lock Serviceable?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

My dad mentioned the relay could possibly be going out. Once I find out where that is located (does anyone know???), I will replace that as I'm sure it's only a few bucks. If that doesn't work, then I'm just going to wait to find a Vibe, Matrix, or Corolla in a junk yard or pic-a-part place and swip...
by Wolfman213
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Power Lock Serviceable?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Power Lock Serviceable?

I'm having an issue with both front doors and the passenger side rear door not locking all the time. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I seen another thread that seems rather simple getting to the power locks, however, I'm not sure if they are truly serviceable. Has anyone tried before? I fig...
by Wolfman213
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Dodge gets into rally racing with Dart
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Definitely can't give you the answer, but I remember reading that when the 2.0 Ecotek engine that came with the 2005 Cobalt SS's that they could withstand around 450 IIRC on stock internals and such.
by Wolfman213
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Compass
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Yeah, you would just have to buy a newer one. I believe keithvibe done the upgrade and wrote a tutorial on how to install the new one. It may be costly though to get the mirror. Install seems relatively easy, but that depends on your comfort level of doing stuff of that nature.
by Wolfman213
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6814

There are a few autocross Vibes on here. Not sure how active they are anymore though. I can't really remember their names though.

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