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by hotbug1776
Tue May 21, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Brandon, please have the meet in the winter, that way we Yankees can experience sunlight and warmth, thank you. :lol:

I may be bringing a decent camera with a tripod, depends on if dad will part with his Canon for a couple days. I think it's a Canon, it might be a Nikon LOL
by hotbug1776
Fri May 17, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just bought 2003 Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Just bought 2003 Vibe

I am currently in northern Utah attending Utah State University. I'm used to tinkering and personalizing motorcycles so the Vibe is about to get the same treatment. Any standard mods anyone would suggest aside from the drivers window switch juice can fix? That mod is coming this weekend if I can sq...
by hotbug1776
Thu May 16, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

areles wrote:Hi all,

I'll be there in Pontiac for Friday and Saturday.

Areles (Ron)
YESSSS!!!! Had us worried for a second there, Ron.
Wouldn't be the same without you.
by hotbug1776
Tue May 14, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Potential 2nd time owner of a vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: Potential 2nd time owner of a vibe

It's one of those colors that the dealer may have, but won't look good. I even have a can of matched paint from a paint supplier that doesn't look as good as the duplicolor does. It's all in the flip/flop of the metallic. I'll try to wetsand and get some pics of my roof this weekend, weather permitt...
by hotbug1776
Tue May 14, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Potential 2nd time owner of a vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: Potential 2nd time owner of a vibe

Lastly, there are a good 7-8 scratches or chips in the paint. I would like to do touch up paint at some point. This car is the salsa red paint. Anyone ever purchase the GM factory touch up paint and have success with it? Duplicolor BGM0509 Dark Cherry Met is as close as you can get to factory witho...
by hotbug1776
Tue May 14, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Time spent at shop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Time spent at shop?

You are getting a "new" motor. If you bent valves, you need new pistons, valve guides, springs, retainers, followers, cams, possibly new head, timing assembly, cams need shimmed (pain in the rear and a loooonnnngggg time to do), plus any other parts related to the damage. You may even need new rods ...
by hotbug1776
Mon May 13, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Must, just made it official at work I'm off (getting paid) for the dates and can be there Fri night and leave Sun afternoon. Now just gotta line up the gas moo-lah and spending money. If that first as planned I'll be there.... still iffy tho. Not sure the wife realizes that Saturday is Father's Day...
by hotbug1776
Sat May 11, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I'm going to take Vacation Days at work for this event, but it's still a maybe for me. I really wanna go since I'll be in a new car in about a year and won't be so actively modding the Vibe (if at all) Doubt I'll attend another meet fter this unless it's within 100 miles Would 250 miles to the Tail...
by hotbug1776
Sat May 11, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Those FEW of us who made it to the Erie meet last summer got these nifty lil towels :D They measure 11" x 17" http://carphotos3.cardomain.com/images/0016/85/08/16205880_large.jpg?v=1 Not sure who made these up BUT a similar towel for this year's meet would sure be nice :!: I had those made. It was ...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 08, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Lets not forget the official meet Towel, like we had for last year's 2012 Erie meet. It is still in my Vibe. I'll need a 2013 Pontiac one, and then one from 2014, 2015, etc ..... Also how many different hotels are all of us staying at? I'm @ the Best Western & curious if others are there also. Look...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 08, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

KITT222 wrote:Yeah, if anyone has any goodies for the bags, please bring them. Time is short (ish) and school needs to wrap up for me :? Regardless, I'll come up with some ideas, and maybe some trophies and stuff.
Don't worry, I'm bringing what's left of last years bags as well. Lol
by hotbug1776
Wed May 08, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

CAMOGIRL wrote:lol.. vicious creatures.

Speaking of vicious creatures, if my hubby can't make it, I may be bringing a herd of my best girlfriends.
You mean, roller derby girls? Oh my. Ruffians. Lol
by hotbug1776
Wed May 08, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to the forums !! I will be arriving Friday after noon sometime... maybe I could find the other early people for a "pre-meet" :) I will be staying at the Super 8 down the street. I saw in a post that someone will be handing out goodie bags... I will be bring a bu...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 08, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: HELP!!

what you just said did not really help me I think that answer was pretty good. Watch out for the scammers, and, if you don't have any performance modifications, getting a tune will not really help you. If you need more than that... a local Google search will pull up local tuners. Other than that, t...
by hotbug1776
Tue May 07, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hatch wont unlock
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: hatch wont unlock

make sure it's in "sync" with the other locks too. it's locked when the others are locked and unlocked when they are unlocked as well. check all your connections as well.
by hotbug1776
Tue May 07, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Bye bye Bimmer, hello Vibe!
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Bye bye Bimmer, hello Vibe!

The Pioneer touch screen units are nice and look pretty good in the dash, plus can be made navi units with pioneer navigation add ons. Leather was an option on the GT models for a certain year (2003 IIRC).
See my garage for what the Pioneer looks like in the 2004.
by hotbug1776
Mon May 06, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Called Ron at the number given, but there was no answer. It could be that he doesn't know my number.
by hotbug1776
Fri May 03, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

As we get closer to the meet, perhaps a forum wide sticky to draw in those who wouldn't normally visit the Events forum?
by hotbug1776
Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Vibenvy had Ron's cell number. This was according to the Erie meet posts. Maybe she still has it in her phone?
by hotbug1776
Thu May 02, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Hi Everyone, I would like to introduce myself.. My Name is Tim, I bought a Red 2009 Vibe GT back last August and been reading the forums since then. I saw you are going to have a meet on June 15, I think that will be fun so sign me up.. I'll be there ! :D This is my first Vibe and I have to say it ...
by hotbug1776
Thu May 02, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: It's Been a Blast!
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: It's Been a Blast!

Pulley is on... road test in 1 hour (getting a wash). Took less than an hour to change, more like 25 minutes. First start up and a few blips of the throttle revealed what three lightweight pulleys will do, almost instant throttle response. I could kiss you Pat, in a purely masculine fashion, of cour...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 01, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: It's Been a Blast!
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: It's Been a Blast!

How are you supposed to fit a washing machine in there?!?!?

BTW it came TODAY!!!
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: It's Been a Blast!
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: It's Been a Blast!

your legacy will live on... The pulley from your Vibe will be transplanted into my Vibe by the end of this weekend.
by hotbug1776
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I'll try to remember to bring some of our local stuff too. We've got some really tasty dark brews that we are fond of that come out of Manhattan. We can swap! That would be excellent. :D And I'm stoked to hear the Magnaflow, hotbug. Something tells me that I won't be able to resist upgrading once I...
by hotbug1776
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: CAMOGIRL's Sonic
Replies: 111
Views: 11359

Re: CAMOGIRL's Sonic

Just remember on that center console, if you have that stubby little armrest on the drivers seat, you can't use the center console. We've been through this with my parents Sonic. They have that useless armrest.
by hotbug1776
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Anyone used this?
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Anyone used this?

Not really recommended, as it slows down the alternator, which is barely holding on as it is. If you do get an underdrive pulley, get the matching alternator pulley as well to keep the electrical system happy.
by hotbug1776
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe pic!
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: New Vibe pic!

Aren't they all just steel under that paint? why discriminate? They are, after all, Vibes.

And for the record, Envy is right sexy. like that M&M.
by hotbug1776
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Vibe pic!
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: New Vibe pic!

A Psycho Martyr wrote:very nice...and don't listen to 808 vibes ....

it's been SCIENTIFICALLY proven that the BEST color they put out was, in fact...

Salsa! :lol:
Fixed that for you.
by hotbug1776
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 1pc Injen CAI (03-04 Base), 2.3" SC Pulley, OEM Intake
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: FS 1pc Injen CAI (03-04 Base), 2.3" SC Pulley, OEM Inta

Pending nothing, that pulley is mine LOL

I'm already planning the install before the Pontiac trip. It makes me giddy! LOL
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

I'll also be leaving on Friday so I should be in Pontiac by mid-afternoon. I'll have to dig up some two-way radios. I'm pretty sure that I have two that I can bring, if anyone needs to borrow one. I'm excited to see everyone's Vibes in person. I'm particularly hopeful that someone will show up with...
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Little Red Rebel Update
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Little Red Rebel Update

Just edit the first post and make a reply saying that you have made updates to renew your threads status.
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

But, Nick, CB's would allow us to use truckerese, and give ourselves awesome nicknames!!! Of course, someone would be required to be Candy-Cane. L-M-A-O

I'll buy some ASAP.

Just for a question, are we going to take a nice scenic route there or perhaps back? Maybe along the river?
by hotbug1776
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Woo hoo! It's great to see more and more people posting about coming as the date draws nearer! I am thinking we should at least match the turnout of the 2010 Indy meet (approximately 20 Vibes), if not beat it! I would like to know who will be arriving in Pontiac on Friday. If there are enough peopl...
by hotbug1776
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NE Ohio meet
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: NE Ohio meet

if you want to caravan on the 15th, I'm leaving my place at about 7AM on Friday and will be using the turnpike for the trip. message me if you are looking for a travel buddy.
by hotbug1776
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Front Door Check Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Wanted - Front Door Check Assembly

if you have to go dealer, go Toyota. my doors caught wind and the GM units were twice as much as the Toyota units.
by hotbug1776
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NE Ohio meet
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: NE Ohio meet

2.5 hours there, not a bad trip.
by hotbug1776
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Anyone able to contact Ron (Areles)? I'm sure he would want to attend, it's closer to his location this year.
by hotbug1776
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NE Ohio meet
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: NE Ohio meet

I'm in!!! details and lets do this!!!
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: air bag module recall on 03/04
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: air bag module recall on 03/04

just got my notice, waiting on parts and the second letter now. They may poop when I bring it in to the dealer LOL
by hotbug1776
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: Maine slush sucks Vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: Maine slush sucks Vibe

jonathanferreira wrote:Yes i am allowed to drive company vehicles totaled that car. sucks but thats what junk vibes do they die.. they shoulda bought a ford...
had they bought a ford, you wouldn't be alive to bash the Vibe.
by hotbug1776
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sponsored car!
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Sponsored car!

Hmmmmmmmm ................. Carrie I nominate you to be the one to do this similar deed and you can display the "mothers" banner at the GenVibe 2013 meet 8-) It's worth a try and just think of all the goodies they'd give you :D I would LOVE to be sponsored by Mother's (especially when you see what ...
by hotbug1776
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

You're doing a fine job Nick. Just ask if I can give any pointers from what we had to do for last years meet.
by hotbug1776
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

tpollauf wrote:I will likely be heading out on a Saturday morning & just spend one night in a hotel. Similar to Erie & Indy meets. Will know a lot more as we draw closer to that date :D
Darn. I have to head out Friday as it is a days drive there. Ah well, LOL.
by hotbug1776
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

tpollauf wrote:Mario's Pizza for sure :P And YES Tim, show up with the HHR. Would love to check out your Vibe's replacement :D
When are you heading out Tim? I may be able to catch up with you and we can travel together. Perhaps compare MPG's. LOL
by hotbug1776
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: it's 2013, and I just bought an 06 Vibe.
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: it's 2013, and I just bought an 06 Vibe.

what kind of mileage are you getting? it should be a bit better or at least the same as a Camry.
by hotbug1776
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

9h 30min only the hardcore will attend LOL I'm hardcore... getting ready as I type this. I just need the host hotel info. LOL I'm an HCMO...but now have 2 small kids and a wife....8+ hours is too far from home base Bring them along!!! My 14 year old was 3 days old at his first car show. I will prob...
by hotbug1776
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Downshift down a mountain or ride the brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: Downshift down a mountain or ride the brakes?

Also, just about every automatic I've ever been in during the last 10 years will downshift when going downhill to keep speed under control when using the cruise control. I had a friend with a Cadillac that would also apply the brakes to keep the set speed constant. Don't go insane with the downshift...
by hotbug1776
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ultimate cooling system !!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1812

Re: Ultimate cooling system !!!!

The 170 is required per Toyota for FI applications, including the TRD Supercharger. N/A applications still require the 180.
by hotbug1776
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Genvibe Meet 2013!
Replies: 235
Views: 31306

Re: Genvibe Meet 2013!

Got it down to 7.5 hours if I pay to drive. just adds about $50 or so to the trip to drive around 75mph for the first 4-5 hours. Whats the turnpike speed in Indiana and Illinois?