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by Kincaid
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Proud new Vibe GT owner!
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Proud new Vibe GT owner!

Nice looking Vibe! For tips and tricks, what do you want to do? One tip from experience - stick with the stock size for tires - changes can kill your mpg. If you wanted to drop from 18's to 17's, stay with a stock configuration for the Vibe. Oh yeah, another tip is that if you want to hear more engi...
by Kincaid
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: 2009 2.4 Wheel Replacement Size?
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: 2009 2.4 Wheel Replacement Size?

I recommend sticking with the same size if you are staying with the stock wheels. I upsized 10mm in width and raised the profile in an attempt to get better mpg and correct my speedo because it was off about 3 mph. The speedo now reads right but my avg mpg dropped from about 26 mpg to 24 mpg. When t...
by Kincaid
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Scion IM will be produced
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Scion IM will be produced

That is a sharp looking car. My only complaint is the upper grille being just a tad too Toyota.
by Kincaid
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: New owner

flyfishn5 wrote:I had a Delica prior and I was worried I would miss the space.
Had to look that up as we don't have those here. Congrats on the Vibe and welcome to the site!
by Kincaid
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 09 Vibe 2.4 Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1742

Re: New 09 Vibe 2.4 Owner

I originally was looking at buying an Accord (we have an Odyssey), but it was real difficult finding a Manual EX model on the East Coast. I can't believe so many manufactures are phasing out sticks :( Surprised I missed this part - one of our other cars is a 2001 Accord EX with a stick haha. BTW, m...
by Kincaid
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: old Car and Driver comparison test
Replies: 30
Views: 1992

Re: old Car and Driver comparison test

For owners of later Vibes (20005+) is the driving position any better? I am 5' 10" plus and I'd say I probably have slightly shorter than average legs. I find the driving position in my 2009 to be just great. The only car I could not like was a mid-90's Grand Am, which seemed to have the bottom cus...
by Kincaid
Fri May 09, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: lowering the vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: lowering the vibe

mikesimms219 wrote:...Im only looming to go an inch, seeing as how I love in newfoundland...
You are lucky, I love in Oregon.
by Kincaid
Fri May 09, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: lowering the vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: lowering the vibe

Pro-Kits are what I have on my Civic and while I love them I would think they would drop a Vibe about 1.5". In fact, OP didn't mention what generation Vibe he has - if it is 2nd gen Pro-Kits might lower it more like 2".
by Kincaid
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: lowering the vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: lowering the vibe

An inch seems barely noticeable! I have Tein H-Tech springs and they lowered it about 2". No problems with clearance for the ground or the stock wheels/tires. If you just want to go 1" I'd recommend the TRD springs for a Toyota Matrix. I think the drop is just about an inch and those springs are fac...
by Kincaid
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe
Replies: 22
Views: 2117

Re: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe

Don't give up easy!
by Kincaid
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 09 Vibe 2.4 Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1742

Re: New 09 Vibe 2.4 Owner

Congrats on the purchase (sounds like a great price!) and welcome to Gen Vibe! Yours sounds like mine. Curious about the color as well. Did it not come with 17" wheels? Someone must have snagged them as I think all base 2.4L Vibes had 17" wheels, either chrome clad or the alloy like I have in my ava...
by Kincaid
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Replaced Front Brake Pads with ease.
Replies: 22
Views: 19398

Re: (Flip-Side)

the1stacekiller wrote:All you need is pictures and this could be a permanent sticky
No need to reinvent the wheel - search is your friend!

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by Kincaid
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: wheel sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: wheel sizes

Awesome!
by Kincaid
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: kostby's Ford C-Max thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7278

Re: kostby's Ford C-Max thread

haha could be! BTW I know a guy that is fanatic about hypermiling, and he has owned two Honda Civic Hybrids and now an Insight. He has always achieved much better mileage than the EPA said, even back before they readjusted things. I think he was regularly getting 60+ mpg in a Honda rated for 40 mpg....
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Is this the next Toyota Prius?
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Is this the next Toyota Prius?

That does look cool in the side profile.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: kostby's Ford C-Max thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7278

Re: kostby's Ford C-Max thread

Congrats on the ride - I've been thinking about the same for me as my commute would be perfect for a hybrid and the Vibe is averaging 24-25 mph right now. But, we are paying on a VW Beetle for another four years so can't afford anything now.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Post, finally found new topic button
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: New Post, finally found new topic button

I haven't been by in awhile - but I like to go out of my way to welcome a fellow 2nd gen owner.

Welcome Kingcaff!
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What are the best rubber floor mats?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: What are the best rubber floor mats?

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by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What are the best rubber floor mats?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: What are the best rubber floor mats?

I have Lloyd's Rubbertite mats and like them - mostly for the way they look. But they won't hold as much water or a spill like the Husky or WeatherTech ones. And, they don't stay in place as well. I'll post a link to my pics.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member, Long Time Lurker
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: New Member, Long Time Lurker

I guess it is never "plasti-dip". So here you go...

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by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member, Long Time Lurker
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: New Member, Long Time Lurker

This probably isn't the best place to ask that question - because it will be overlooked. I'd search the site here for "plastidip" and/or "plasti-dip". Several people have used that and it seems to work very well, is surprisingly durable, and it can be un-done with relative ease.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Newb to the Vibe/Matrix gang
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Newb to the Vibe/Matrix gang

Good looking car - so it came debadged? Cool! Would love to see some decals - can't imagine white carbon fiber would look good but I've never seen it before. I once posted some poorly photoshopped ideas for black out treatments of the hood, roof and rear hatch. Still would like to do that some day b...
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 947
Views: 144268

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

I am still shy of 60k on my 2009.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: To Change or not to change wheel size?
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: To Change or not to change wheel size?

For some reason I think the Vibe looks great in all wheel diameters 16-18. Post pics when you get 'em!
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to Gen Vibe
Replies: 21
Views: 1821

Re: New to Gen Vibe

Nice Vibe! Looks good in white - one of my favorite colors (when clean, haha).
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Anybody else get a check from Toyota?
Replies: 18
Views: 2069

Re: Anybody else get a check from Toyota?

That's better than most class action suits. Usually the attorneys make millions and the poor schlubs get a coupon that you aren't going to use anyway.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe
Replies: 22
Views: 2117

Re: New to me 09 AWD Black Vibe

So another question for you lovelies.. I have the AWD 2009 with no fog lights, and there is like a slatted insert, and I want fog lights.. Will I need to order an entire bumper? I am aiming to have this looking like a GT when all is said and done.. If you want it to look just like a GT, you'll need...
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe Owner~ 09' 2.4L AWD~150k
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: New Vibe Owner~ 09' 2.4L AWD~150k

Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the site! I am always jealous when I see a nice clean white Vibe. But I had two white cars immediately before and wanted something different, and couldn't get a blue one.
by Kincaid
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe Recall
Replies: 16
Views: 2221

Re: Vibe Recall

The now orphaned and unloved (by GM) Vibe will probably not receive any fix of the rattle - unless that was somehow related to the clock spring thingy. We can hope!
by Kincaid
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 09 Vibe GT - baby friendly?
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: 09 Vibe GT - baby friendly?

Hello and welcome to the site, glhboy.
by Kincaid
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

To me chrome wheels look good on:

1) White (and maybe other very light colored cars)

2) Old school hot rods, cruisers, sleds, etc.
by Kincaid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Suburu BRZ for adults?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Suburu BRZ for adults?

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1088602_subaru-cross-sport-design-concept-is-an-off-roading-brz http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/subaru-cross-sport-design-concept--2013-tokyo-motor-show_100446711_l.jpg I wouldn't say it looks atrocious, but a bit blocky and bulky, like most current offerin...
by Kincaid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

How are the blind spots in that car? I love the style of the up swept body line, but the windows are getting seriously small toward the back.
by Kincaid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: recall
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: recall

Interesting - I've never heard of a recall for the window switch on the 2nd generation vibe.
by Kincaid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 5000th post!
Replies: 38
Views: 3261

Re: My 5000th post!

Carrie you are an icon here and it has been my pleasure to get to know you.

Hope you can still be here for 5000 more!
by Kincaid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Old Body Style vs. New Body Style
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Old Body Style vs. New Body Style

psiu wrote:PS DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT get one with the optional (I believe package N75) chrome clad 17" wheels, #6648. They are basically impossible to find now.
OTOH, you could buy one with the chrome clad wheels, pull them off and get nice aftermarket wheels and sell the stock wheels for some nice scratch.
by Kincaid
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Considering trading Vibe - Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 1681

Re: Considering trading Vibe - Value?

Sounds like a great price on the Lexus.
by Kincaid
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new to the 2nd gen vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: new to the 2nd gen vibe

Welcome to GenVibe! The only thing I know of that isn't doesn't work from Vibe to Matrix (2nd generation) is the cabin air filters. As for lowering, any 1st gen Vibe/Matrix spring will work in the second gen, and just seems to lower the 2nd gen maybe about 1/2" more than specified. I am running Tein...
by Kincaid
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Exhaust question
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Exhaust question

Really? I did not know that. But if that is the case, why do I see water dripping from tail pipes all the time? I know it is condensation, but why doesn't it drip out the small holes? If I was on a budget, I'd just have the muffler shop slap on a glass pack straight through. I'd think that would cos...
by Kincaid
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Any advice for driving stick?
Replies: 26
Views: 1944

Re: Any advice for driving stick?

The first thing I did when I taught my daughter to drive stick was to sit down and draw a diagram of the engine, clutch, and transmission and explain the concepts of how it all works. Second, just from sitting with the engine idling I showed her that as she let out the clutch slowly there was that p...
by Kincaid
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: Lowincash's 2014 Mazda3 sGT Hatchback

Gorgeous looking car.
by Kincaid
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Decisions, Decisions
Replies: 53
Views: 10094

Re: Decisions, Decisions

Congrats on a long ago dream now realized!
by Kincaid
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My Vibe's new companion & 2000th post!
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: My Vibe's new companion & 2000th post!

That's a great looking truck. I was mighty impressed by them at the car show I last went to.
by Kincaid
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cold Air Intake...Is it worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: Cold Air Intake...Is it worth it?

Do you want a true CAI or the K&N short ram intake?

To answer the original post, I'd say an SRI is worth it just for the ear candy.
by Kincaid
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member and New Vibe owner.
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: New member and New Vibe owner.

Yes - hello and welcome to GenVibe!

And yes, there is a K&N SRI for the 2.4L.
by Kincaid
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto
Replies: 36
Views: 3160

Re: Buying an '09 Vibe 1.8 auto

So far I've added...GM splash guards... Did you install those yourself or did you have the dealer do it? If you did it on your own, did you have to drill holes in either metal or plastic to mount them? I installed the splash guards today. It was pretty easy and straightforward. I did have to drill ...
by Kincaid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Passenger seat back "table" (09)
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: Passenger seat back "table" (09)

Is it possible to just get a couple of nice looking stainless steel screws from a hardware store, drill holes in the plastic and screw them on? I'd think it would be possible, would not look ghetto, and for me I'd rather save the money.
by Kincaid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: OESpectrum Strut Review! 09 Vibe!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: OESpectrum Strut Review! 09 Vibe!

Good to know!
by Kincaid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: switch engine question=-
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: switch engine question=-

I do not know. Thinking of parting it out?
by Kincaid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: catastrophic automatic transmission failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: catastrophic automatic transmission failure

I have no doubt that the prior owner KNEW of such a potential problem and put a "band-aid" on it in order to sell the car. I admit to be a cynic (being an insurance adjuster fosters this kind of attitude) and I suspect this is exactly what happened. But yes, sometimes bad things just happen to good...