nice, clean vibe
I see you have both, Gen 1 and Gen 2 in your fleet.
cmpltvertigo wrote:Good job so far, I really dig the custom pet barrier. I also like the detail of cleaning, I need to do the same to mine.
crashbandit wrote: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.
Postby Raven Â» Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:57 am
I'm running Tokico struts with my Tein S-Tech springs on my '06. Huge improvement over stock KYB's.
Postby Raven Â» Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:20 pm
Sharper handling yes. The Tokico's did improve the ride quality also. They're much smoother over small rapid bumps and remove a bit of the harshness when hitting a sharp bump.
The general ride quality of the Vibe is quite awful in general. I drove it for the first time in several months (daughter's car now) this week. Compared to our 2012 Subaru Outback it is bone jarring but man does it hug the road.
Couldn't you have kept all that snow with you in Iowa
They handle much better (stock springs and Tokico), and do what Raven said. When I later lowered, the ride did not change noticeably. I think the stock springs are just so horrible that lowering springs just make your handling improve. Stock springs are just so bad. It's inexcusable when you realize that when you lower the Vibe you end up at what's stock height for most cars...so somehow the stock springs suck at some kinda trucky lifted size.vibrologist wrote:This is why I think the Tokico struts' valving is a little more open. Now I wonder how they are with original springs?
Nathankenney94 wrote:Very nice vibe and some very cool mods you have done.
Derf wrote:Looking good, thanks for posting the pics. At over 200k I figure my intake gasket will soon need replaced.
Nathankenney94 wrote:Yeah I think I am going to do intake gaskets on mine too with 202k I am sure it could use it from the looks of it never looks like it has been done.
lannvouivre wrote:Ew, look at those nuts. (removed) were they thinking? Why didn't they do the OEM design?
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