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by hotbug1776
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Caravans to Pontiac 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Caravans to Pontiac 2014

I will be leaving from Erie, Pa on the 18th at around 6a.m. and will quickly meet up with Corey/ShadowSnF while still in the Erie area. The trip itinerary looks something like this... 1. Leave Erie around 6a.m. and meet Corey/ShadowSnF at exit 18 (832 or Sterrettania road) where we may or may not gr...
by hotbug1776
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: TWM Short Shifter **SOLD**
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: TWM Short Shifter For Sale

Just bought my 2003 Vibe several weeks ago. Please clue me in on a "Short Shifter" kit............what does it do and how hard is it to install? Thanx in advance, Barry A short shifter shortens up the distance between gears when shifting (something like 35% shorter), making shifts faster and easier...
by hotbug1776
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Exedy KTY-14 clutch kit for 03 GT?
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Exedy KTY-14 clutch kit for 03 GT?

gtv237 wrote:I would get a Sachs brand clutch off rockauto.com. Sachs is the company GM uses for all their clutches.
I believe Exedy is the clutch Toyota uses for their cars...
by hotbug1776
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014, July 19 in Pontiac, Ill
Replies: 26
Views: 4785

Re: GenVibe meet 2014, July 19 in Pontiac, Ill

Hey, this is Corey! Thought you'd like my screen name for the list above! My gf and I will be attending, and tent camping! The campground is the Livingston County 4-h Park Campground. It's $12 a night for a tent site, and $16 a night for a tent site with water and electric! http://www.livingstoncou...
by hotbug1776
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014, July 19 in Pontiac, Ill
Replies: 26
Views: 4785

Re: GenVibe meet 2014, July 19 in Pontiac, Ill

I may have some children with me, including you favorite of my daughters Nick. Still looking into having them stay with my parents for a few days. we'll see how that goes. If it rains, I'll opt for the hotel room to avoid being soaked, as has happened to me before. I'll choose the super 8 though, as...
by hotbug1776
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Possible Erie, PA mini meet planning thread
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Possible Erie, PA mini meet planning thread

I'm thinking we may host a mini meet in Erie this year. Just something where people don't have to drive too long and can stay in a hotel or at the campgrounds if they so choose. Kinda like what the HCMO guys did. They just all hung out at the hotel parking lot, made a few drives to local attractions...
by hotbug1776
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

Toledo is a good equidistant point between Chicago, Ironton, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Toronto. I also sure Tim would be ecstatic to help make arrangements for a small group to meet up. It's a roughly 5 hour drive from all of those major cities. there are many attractions, camping areas and hotels. A...
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to Remove Rear Wiper Assembly (Tutorial)
Replies: 44
Views: 29544

Re: How to Remove Rear Wiper Assembly (Tutorial)

Had to do mine as well, went to repair the buttons on the rear glass, turned the nut, and the threads disintegrated instantly. 10 years of the elements took their toll. https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10423507_10203970544211887_418913570_n.jpg?oh=e87d292c70bfb5d08d7cc903b...
by hotbug1776
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just Rambling
Replies: 35
Views: 4248

Re: Just Rambling

Of course the activity has slowed down. The stopping at 299,999 K/miles ODO issue in the 2003-2008 modles is a big disappointment. Owners who would want to share how many miles their cars have gone can only due so up to the mileage cut off. How many are going to switch out ODOs to continue to track...
by hotbug1776
Fri May 30, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Just Rambling
Replies: 35
Views: 4248

Re: Just Rambling

For those thinking the Vibe forum is dead, it's not. We use the forum, we just don't use it like a traditional forum anymore. Facebook gets you a faster response than a traditional forum when it comes to general communication. That and this wonderful place isn't bogged down with the 180 plus comment...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 28, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

It's beginning to look like the 4th is a no go for most of last years attendees. There is a cruise night in Pontiac on the 19th of July, perhaps the date could be pushed back to then? Unless that screws up things even more.
by hotbug1776
Tue May 27, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Correct items LED Turn Signal + LED light version showdown
Replies: 20
Views: 6843

Re: Correct items LED Turn Signal + LED light version showdo

After a long search to find my issues with my dash lights... ONE (I used the drivers side) rear brake/marker needs a set of resistors/decoder to not throw a warning. BOTH front signals need resistance to not throw a warning. The warning for me was dimming dash every time I pressed the brake pedal an...
by hotbug1776
Fri May 23, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

So, as far as GenVibe members, who all is coming i.e. people on the FB page (since I never go on FB)? So far, I am. Where I'm staying and who I'm bringing are still up in the air. The "inexpensive" hotel in Pontiac is booked full that weekend, so, I may be staying in another town about 30 minutes a...
by hotbug1776
Wed May 21, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

So, that leaves how many coming? Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it this year Tim :(. No worries about pictures, there will be plenty I'm sure ;)! Oh no .. another no show for 2014. It looks like I too will be unable to make it this year (another Tim & a 2009 RED Vibe GT). I will be attendin...
by hotbug1776
Sat May 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD
Replies: 529
Views: 66870

Re: THE GENVIBE PICTURE CHALLENGE THREAD

What if there are no local "automobile" assembly plants close by? would any vehicle assembly plant do? NEW CHALLENGE Your car and a current or former car assembly plant. If it is former it must have some sign that it was once there. In my case, I literally have a sign. This is the site of the former...
by hotbug1776
Sat May 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

I had a blast at last years meet.. but I won't be able to come this year... will be doing family stuff the weekend of the 4th... but I hope everyone has a great time and I'll be looking forward to all the pictures !!! :D I'm moving back to New York this summer... so I propose 2015 meet - Niagara Fa...
by hotbug1776
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Took the plunge. New 04 Vibe owner. :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2351

Re: Took the plunge. New 04 Vibe owner. :)

soup can lid mod.
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2003 GT engine replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: 2003 GT engine replacement

Follow the leaders here, build it and they will come, the swingers that is. A fully built 2zz on boost with a meth addiction and stout transmission would be a sweet piece of ASSembly to own.
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: We are Vibe Hogs!
Replies: 22
Views: 2778

Re: We are Vibe Hogs!

What's that rule? If you don't have anything nice to say... To the OP, I wish I would have gone with the 2004 AWD Vibe instead of the 2012 Impala (new). Don't get me wrong, the Impala is a great car, I just prefer the versatility of the Vibe over what we settled for. Just don't become the Jay Leno o...
by hotbug1776
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 72
Views: 98044

Re: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix

I'm still troubleshooting, but i think I may be in the market for a new clutch. Will be replacing the flywheel as well (MWR Racing flywheel, 8.8 Lbs.). I'm getting intermittent slipping during shifts, but not during hard acceleration. I'm still looking at which clutch to buy on a budget, and I know ...
by hotbug1776
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: My 06 Vibe
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: My 06 Vibe

Good start you have there! It's a long journey to the end of the custom road, but it's such a fun ride.
by hotbug1776
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Say Goodbye to Doug (D3Troit)
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: Say Goodbye to Doug (D3Troit)

I never met him, but I hope to get to know him when I attend the HCMO in Erie this year. He sounds like he was a heck of a guy.
by hotbug1776
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: some questions on trd supercharging a 04 base auto
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: some questions on trd supercharging a 04 base auto

What specific plugs are recommended for use with the supercharger?, I just put in new Denso iridium (same as original plugs) last spring, I have a line on a supercharger setup, and want to make sure I put in the appropriate plugs if the current ones are not sufficient. Very low miles since the last...
by hotbug1776
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Correct items LED Turn Signal + LED light version showdown
Replies: 20
Views: 6843

Re: Correct items LED Turn Signal + LED light version showdo

the only place I seem to need the CAN bus bulbs is in the front marker location, every other location, including the brake lights, didn't seem to be affected by the regular bulbs. The whole thing went to heck once I put in my front LED's. Dash dimming, signal indicators constantly on, etc. I experim...
by hotbug1776
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 05 pontiac vibe
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: 05 pontiac vibe

Weve had the pontiac vibe in the family for 8 years, and when i turned 16 I inherited this little beauty, i love this car so much, automatic, we bought an after market tow hitch and a rack system on top for kyaks, i love it i put my 8x8 trailer behind it and tow my motorcycle or snowmobile, it a gr...
by hotbug1776
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

For those of us that never go on FB, has hotel information been confirmed and/or announced yet? Nichole will most likely have to work. :cry: My mom and I were going to invite Nichole (and anyone else who wanted to go) for margaritas at Senor Tequila across from the Best Western :twisted:. This may ...
by hotbug1776
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

KITT222 wrote:Alright, July 4th it is. I'll tell the Pontiac Tourism board and get everything rolling once again!
TEE HEE!!!
http://youtu.be/y0V4TZAyd8I
by hotbug1776
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

I'm getting so excited for the host hotel room announcement. I may be coming with some of my kids, as Nichole will most likely have to work.
by hotbug1776
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Static drop? any concerns?
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Static drop? any concerns?

I've never hit anything being lowered on Tein S-techs. In fact, my mudflaps hardly ever scrape being almost 3" lower than my bumper.
by hotbug1776
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Peeling Paint 2005 Vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: Peeling Paint 2005 Vibe

When winter ends, I'm going to dip my roof, to protect my repair from the snow shovel incident. If I have to spend $40 or so every 5 or so years, it will be worth it.
by hotbug1776
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Idle Air Control Valve 2zz - READ BEFORE YOU REMOVE IT!
Replies: 6
Views: 2854

Re: Idle Air Control Valve 2zz - READ BEFORE YOU REMOVE IT!

a little grease just to hold the gasket in it's groove goes a long way. It shouldn't mess with the seal either.
there is also a coolant bypass mod to prevent this from ever happening again.
by hotbug1776
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Gasoline vs E85
Replies: 23
Views: 3674

Re: Gasoline vs E85

I just did an essay on this very topic, and e85 is a horrible idea. We subsidize the corn growers/e-85 producers through taxes (you pay them to make it even if you don't use it). Then, around 40% of our feed corn goes to producing the ethanol, raising the cost to feed our livestock, in turn raising ...
by hotbug1776
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Performance Chip
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Performance Chip

So the one advertised in the header here does not work? Alas, the site owner doesn't control the ads, it is simply a way to help cover the costs associated with the site. The ad company selects the ads based on the demographics of the site. check out the engine area for a list of all possible perfo...
by hotbug1776
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Maintenance past 200,000 miles?
Replies: 16
Views: 4922

Re: Maintenance past 200,000 miles?

200,000 miles? Time for something new(er), seriously. You must not be a Vibe owner for as much distaste as you spew about the Vibe. It's either that, or you know little about cars in general. I'm over 200,000 miles and boosted, mileage is not as critical in newer cars as it was up to the mid 80's. ...
by hotbug1776
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Proper Exedy Clutch Replacement for 2008 Vibe 1.8L?
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: Proper Exedy Clutch Replacement for 2008 Vibe 1.8L?

For whoever is interested: I called Exedy yet again today and spoke with a tech rep (Steve) who admitted their website database has errors that haven't been fixed yet. The proper Exedy OEM clutch for a Pontiac Vibe 2003-2008 with 5 speed trans and 1.8L engine is TYK1501,even though their website sa...
by hotbug1776
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Engine splash guard keeps breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Engine splash guard keeps breaking

use heavy zip ties, been keeping mine on for a long while now.
by hotbug1776
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: American Horror Story star Evan Peters drives a Vibe!
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: American Horror Story star Evan Peters drives a Vibe!

We should invite him to the Pontiac meet. Tim, his show is one of those that is probably on during the news or when Top Gear is scheduled, hence why I have never seen it either.
by hotbug1776
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Proper Exedy Clutch Replacement for 2008 Vibe 1.8L?
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: Proper Exedy Clutch Replacement for 2008 Vibe 1.8L?

KITT, I went on Monkeywrenchracing.com, and they list the same clutch for both 1ZZ and 2ZZ (ST-1 Stock replacement) - only they don't give the specs or Exedy Model number for it so I don't know which clutch it is they are recommending... If the splines and diameters are the same, then use the heavi...
by hotbug1776
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: US - Mid-Atlantic
Topic: PA ...roll call
Replies: 31
Views: 18535

Re: PA ...roll call

May 16th in Erie, the HCMO meet for matrix/vibe owners. I'm out of work for a bit, so I get one trip a year, and that's to the Genvibe National meet in Pontiac, Illinois. I can set aside like $1000 and make it a sweet trip. Too bad the wifey won't make it this year :(
by hotbug1776
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: When the time comes what are good replacements for a vibe?
Replies: 71
Views: 9849

Re: When the time comes what are good replacements for a vib

star_deceiver wrote:When it was time to change, I decided that I wanted something completely different.... So I got something completely different!

....well almost... It's still Red! :D
Well, that and it's the only thing with close to the same cargo space. :lol:
by hotbug1776
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Short Shifters on Ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: Short Shifters on Ebay

It looks just like the MWR shifter. I don't know of this ebay build quality, but the MWR shifter is beyond top quality. Talk about bolt action, the MWR makes the transmission like a ratchet in it's precision. The shifts do require a little more strength, but if you have been driving manual for more ...
by hotbug1776
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

FWIW, the matrix owners meet is may 16-18 in Erie, pa this year...I'll be there Sweet, so will I. I do have a bit less drive to the HCMO this year. That's the week after finals and the start of summer break. I guess I need to read the HCMO forum more LOL. As for July 4th weekend, we haven't done an...
by hotbug1776
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: the new guy
Replies: 17
Views: 1618

Re: the new guy

So I just recently bought a 04 vibe gt. Looking to build something different from the rest.. but having very little success in finding anything to give the 1.8l some pep to her step. The first mod id want is to lower it. Then a few engine mods to have better acceleration in lower rpms. Any suggesti...
by hotbug1776
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning
Replies: 98
Views: 18798

Re: GenVibe meet 2014: The Planning

dgekiere wrote:If it were in Pontiac mi about 20 minutes from me I would definitely be there with the rally car... a 6 hour drive to Pontiac Illinois is a bit far to drive the rally car... my ears would be ringing for days :)
I'll drive it... :D
by hotbug1776
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Vibe/Member Of The Month
Topic: 2013 Member of the Year - Voting thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Re: 2013 Member of the Year - Voting thread

OR...
Will we have our first ever TIE!!!!
by hotbug1776
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Checking out an 04 today- what to look for?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Checking out an 04 today- what to look for?

Hi Yes, check to make sure it is not an oil burner (some 2003-2004 models have had excessive oil use issues). Check to see if recalls for the power window (if it has one) and air bags have been done. The power window issue, an item in the door can crack the glass, causing it to shatter when the win...
by hotbug1776
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Need help with my Vibe
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Need help with my Vibe

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by hotbug1776
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Dealer replaced 2003 Vibe GT with wrong engine
Replies: 62
Views: 9637

Re: Dealer replaced 2003 Vibe GT with wrong engine

if its a 1ZZ in a vibe gt with the C60 6 speed trans, itll bolt right up and not leak a drop unless theres a bad seal somewhere. i know this bc i swapped a 2004 auto base vibe to 6 speed, bolted right up. it sounds like some of the info here is incorrect to me, bc the 5 and 6 speed transaxles will ...
by hotbug1776
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: supercharger?
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: supercharger?

That is a very nice kit but keep in mind its about $1000-$1500 cheaper to go turbo and that leaves room for more power down the road and turbo is king on the highway , but the sc will have more torque right off idle and be more fun around town Good luck & Happy Thanksgiving King on the highway woul...
by hotbug1776
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ultimate cooling system !!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Ultimate cooling system !!!!

I use the 170 thermostat only because of the milder climate I'm in. I also use meth injection to help keep things nice and cool.