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by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: 03 gt rear mounted t3/t04e very fast !!!
Replies: 20
Views: 8224

Re: 03 gt rear mounted t3/t04e very fast !!!

This, in tandem with my supercharger, would rule the world!!! Best of all worlds, I can keep the header, slightly modify the exhaust, and only have to modify the intake. Now, just to not be laid off...
by hotbug1776
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is the Vibe A Feminine Car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Is the Vibe A Feminine Car?

let's race and see who's car is more feminine. LOL
by hotbug1776
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Steering Pull, What's Causing It?
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: Steering Pull, What's Causing It?

One of mine says Toyota, the other says Pontiac. I buy 99% of my parts from Toyota suppliers for the same year Corolla and Matrix. This is mostly due to the aftermarket for the Vibe being nil, and the aftermarket for the Corolla and Matrix being plentiful. That and every part on the car except for t...
by hotbug1776
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: any way to shorten the shifter lever?
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: any way to shorten the shifter lever?

Thanks :) But that's more for manual shifting, isn't it? I should've made clear--I have an automatic transmission. Anyway, isn't that type of "short shifter" just reducing the distance between each shift point, rather than reducing the *height* of the shift lever itself? That shifter not only short...
by hotbug1776
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Steering Pull, What's Causing It?
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Re: Steering Pull, What's Causing It?

Torque... Massive amounts of torque. That's your problem. LOL
by hotbug1776
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New user
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: New user

welcome Trailer!!!

A base vibe with the TRD supercharger is the most personality you will find in these little cars. Good luck in your vibe adventure!

btw, I know it's Tyler, I was just playing along. LOL
by hotbug1776
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: new girl first pontiac vibe
Replies: 15
Views: 1794

Re: new girl first pontiac vibe

There are a few of us in PA, I happen to be in Erie. What area of Pa are we talking for you?
by hotbug1776
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

As in the 7th circle of he-double hockey sticks (facebook), I reiterate, Pontiac was a good time, and I would return every year if there were a meet there.
by hotbug1776
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New and proud Vibe owner here! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: New and proud Vibe owner here! :)

I have started using 4th in the city driving up to about 45mph. And now I'm getting anywhere from 32-40mpg in town (depends on the amount of red lights I encounter). So I would say that 4th is a "city overdrive" and 5th is a "highway overdrive". Car companies have long since gone away from printing ...
by hotbug1776
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: First time using PlastiDip
Replies: 28
Views: 3744

Re: First time using PlastiDip

they have a new silver that is supposed to match factory alloys in color and texture, and it's glossy. (I'm thinking about getting it if I don't like the black on my rims, but so far I'm liking it). Hmmm... this sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. I will have to look into this for sure. Thank...
by hotbug1776
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: First time using PlastiDip
Replies: 28
Views: 3744

Re: First time using PlastiDip

http://www.dipyourcar.com carries dozens of colors and are the experts when it comes to plastidip. They also have dozens of youtube videos to answer just about every question you might have. They also plastidip very expensive cars and exotics. You should show your dad the practical applications of ...
by hotbug1776
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: First time using PlastiDip
Replies: 28
Views: 3744

Re: First time using PlastiDip

http://www.dipyourcar.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; carries dozens of colors and are the experts when it comes to plastidip. They also have dozens of youtube videos to answer just about every question you might have. They also plastidip very expensive cars and exotics. You shoul...
by hotbug1776
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine Compartment Size
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Engine Compartment Size

my impala has a 3.6L, 305HP v6 in it getting 30MPG with a 6spd auto. My vibe is around 200HP and can get 36MPG with the 1.8L 1zz, supercharged. I could well eclipse the 300HP mark and have less work involved with a built motor from Monkey Wench Racing, using a turbo setup. Saving MPG and keeping mos...
by hotbug1776
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Plasti Dip
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Plasti Dip

http://www.dipyourcar.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by hotbug1776
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Rally Vibe?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Rally Vibe?

There is actually a "Rally Vibe" built and competing. Full roll cage and all, even rally stripes!! LOL
by hotbug1776
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 1st Gen GT vs 2nd Gen GT Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: 1st Gen GT vs 2nd Gen GT Performance

thebarber wrote:5 speed manual supercharged 1zz vibes running the trd/gm ecu are almost as quick as a GT/XRS
I wonder if a 6spd would be a little faster?
by hotbug1776
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 1st Gen GT vs 2nd Gen GT Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: 1st Gen GT vs 2nd Gen GT Performance

Kincaid wrote:Curious if one of the blower Vibes has ever been timed.
Not as of yet, maybe if I can get to an open track night while on shut down, I'll make a couple passes.

I am quicker than a Tiberon V6 GT though. I won't mention how I know this.
by hotbug1776
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: What went wrong!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: What went wrong!!

Temp gauge never went high, check engine light came on and I looked at all the gauges nothing out of norm. Last time check engine light came on was because the gas cap wasn't on right. Gonna do a wet compression test, then probable pull the head to see what damage is. Anything to watch for when pul...
by hotbug1776
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Anyone else seen this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Anyone else seen this?

http://matrixowners.com/index.php?/topic/96948-2005-vibe-lsx-swap-in-progress/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yes, a LSx V8 in a Pontiac Vibe!!! Pherb, I know what we're doing today!!! I think I may want to tackle a project like this one day, maybe soon once my work situation is clar...
by hotbug1776
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe in PA
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Re: New Vibe in PA

We are going to need to get a PA meet going here soon for all the new members from the Commonwealth. From the spread, it looks like a central location may be an idea. LOL

Welcome!!!
by hotbug1776
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New member :D
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: New member :D

The 1zz likes to let you know that it is running, I think just about every 1zz ticks at idle, mine does.
by hotbug1776
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NE Ohio meet
Replies: 13
Views: 2547

Re: NE Ohio meet

tkenway wrote:I would have loved to hit the GenVibe meet, but my funds stonewalled me into a corner.

I'm hoping there might be people still interested in getting together in the NEOhio area. Vibe talk, show off our cars, etc.

It'd be exciting.
Name a place and a time, I may be free if it's a weekend thing.
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Rayven01 wrote:That's his profile, but there's no meet gallery there.
I noticed that after I posted that, click on his name at the top, it will take you to his galleries, but, I didn't see the gallery link number listed, curious.
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: ShadowSnF's 2004 Base Sun and Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: ShadowSnF's 2004 Base Sun and Fun

Looks good, but sits a bit high for my tastes. LOL
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Rayven01 wrote:That link isn't working, Tim.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3827164/2 ... tiac-vibe/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
There you go, fixed it for him.
by hotbug1776
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Who's the holy roller? Hecks yeah. Rolling with the best copilot around. Does your wife know you're involved with a.dude? ;) And/or that she's not your #1 copilot? She's the navigator, we run a three member team. She is manual transmission illiterate. He Guides her too, I guess He's more of a team ...
by hotbug1776
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

thebarber wrote:Who's the holy roller?
Hecks yeah.
Rolling with the best copilot around.
by hotbug1776
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Here is the link to my wifes facebook album with all our photos from the Meet!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8794caeefc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

So, I know it will be 24 hours of driving for me to do (3 days one way), but, Jason's idea of a Colorado Springs meet, is kinda exciting to me. I'm not gonna lie, the drive up to pikes peak would be the most awesome drive I've ever done. I know I'd need to buy tires afterwards, but, it would be sooo...
by hotbug1776
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I just want to say, 10 hours home (stopped for a rest) does not do me well. Also, 8 or so hours on the highway, causes a lot of heatsoak, especially in the hills. Next year I will be running water/meth for sure.

Had an awesome time. Will be waiting for next years post anxiously.
by hotbug1776
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Due to a change of plans, looks like I will be passing though the Pontiac Il area Saturday. Will be able to stop through for an hour or so in the afternoon. Just have to figure out the exact time in Pontiac. Sweet, I subscribed to your videos, as they are super informative. I look forward to meetin...
by hotbug1776
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A big shout out...
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: A big shout out...

Hey Hotbug, what kind of wheels are those? They look amazing and I was thinking of copying you ;) Also, I found spoilers like yours but was wondering how you got yours/got them to color match? I run Drag 17" wheels. The spoilers are factory, they came shipped in the hatch and the dealer installed t...
by hotbug1776
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A big shout out...
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: A big shout out...

Just showing a little local Genvibe love. https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/991170_10201270289227200_852864555_o.jpg?oh=2bab63668d3ccc6d1a43cc5fc466cafc&oe=51B19EE7&__gda__=1370631539_db732ab1651d767e144d7626abbd8789 https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/s72...
by hotbug1776
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Sad news here as well. Since finishing school last month was the priority over working, my paycheck for June is pretty slim. Have to tag the brand new beast this month as well and that's coming with a hefty price tag :( Give us a couple more years and the lil girl will be driving us to the meet. So...
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A big shout out...
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: A big shout out...

tpollauf wrote:Hmmmm ...... What do you think? For a Whopper value meal he may just be worthy of getting one of your spare GenVibe Erie meet towels :lol: Dangle the carrot .... you got nothing to lose 8-)
I do have some left...
:lol:
by hotbug1776
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A big shout out...
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: A big shout out...

Which BK? I'll try and stop out and meet up. I was at shake the lake today. Would have been nice to meet a Genvibe member there.
by hotbug1776
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Plasti dipped my 09 GT wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 2628

Re: Plasti dipped my 09 GT wheels

Looks sweet. Looks like I may do this before the metallic plastidip.
by hotbug1776
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Yeah, we'll be fine dining on fast food, dollar menu. Seeing as I'm looking at $130 in gas for the trip (@$3.99 gal), we won't be turn piking, as it will add $60 to the trip. I'm thinking snacking will be something we bring with, along with some drinks. We also have to contend with space, as we may ...
by hotbug1776
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Numbers are crunched, and we are still on our way the 14th. We may have to cut out a bit of extras, but, we will be coming.
by hotbug1776
Fri May 31, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hi, I'm a new member
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Hi, I'm a new member

thebarber wrote:I had to take my valve cover off to swap out the exhaust manifold last month....took me about 10min to take it off.
Why?
I did mine without having to remove anything, including the engine cover. Well, ok, I took off the strut tower bar, but, that was because I'm a big dude. LOL
by hotbug1776
Tue May 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Just posting this here to match the Facebook page. I just got a temp layoff, with the possibility of more or a permanent layoff, so, the trip may be on the chopping block. Nothing is set in stone until we crunch numbers and talk it over. I just need to trim down the trip costs to keep the bank as st...
by hotbug1776
Tue May 28, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31338

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I'm not sure about doing a long drive after doing a long drive, just before a long drive. LOL

For me, it's going to be a game-day decision. Especially with all there is going to be going on Pontiac that day, and with all the museums to see there as well.
by hotbug1776
Sun May 26, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...

http://youtu.be/3h6LLbgRw5A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by hotbug1776
Fri May 24, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: TRD Supercharger FS
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: TRD Supercharger FS

Interested in the 5th injector block off plate, at least some pictures or some dimensions. Perhaps where you got it from.
by hotbug1776
Thu May 23, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ok Im lost! TRD? Eibach? Apex?
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Ok Im lost! TRD? Eibach? Apex?

If you really want some low... S-Techs over 2" drop. Close, but no bottoming out. The ride is a bit hard, but, I like the raw feel when driving, stupid suspension ruining the ride. LOL Ya- I don't want anything too slammed just something to take a good bit of that gap away but maintain some ride qu...
by hotbug1776
Thu May 23, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...

I actually just saw a commercial today for a new product from 3M. It's called Paint Defender and it's just like a clear bra, but you spray it on and it's not permanent. It peels right off whenever you want, sort of like PlastiDip I guess, but clear. Looked very interesting. Plastidip comes in clear...
by hotbug1776
Thu May 23, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Car Bra for 2009/2010 Vibe (GT)...

You could also use a spray on car bra. Plastidip is great for paint protection, lasts 3-5 years, repairs easily, can be peeled off if you want, and costs far less than a regular bra that can damage your paint. here's a link to doing a bra. http://youtu.be/_WpjxNovvIU" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by hotbug1776
Thu May 23, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ok Im lost! TRD? Eibach? Apex?
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Ok Im lost! TRD? Eibach? Apex?

If you really want some low... S-Techs over 2" drop. Close, but no bottoming out. The ride is a bit hard, but, I like the raw feel when driving, stupid suspension ruining the ride. LOL
by hotbug1776
Tue May 21, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Greetings...
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Greetings...

Meh, Salsa is ok, I guess.

Welcome to your new home away from home!!!