Pontiac Vibe as a performance car? - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2003, 10:34 PM   #11
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
I've heard that Matrixes are better built than the Vibe overall
That doesn't suprise me, but of course those two cars are quite unique. Then Suzuki jumped on the bandwagon with that POS whatver, the name escapes me.
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 12:36 PM   #12
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Posts: 666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Glasuan is on a distinguished road
Default

What car did Suzuki released based on the same platform? Is it that ugly Aerio?
Glasuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 12:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Ya the Aerio, and its not based on the same platform but its in the same competitive class I assume
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 08:08 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
repinS is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 89BonnieSE89
Quote:
I've heard that Matrixes are better built than the Vibe overall
That doesn't suprise me, but of course those two cars are quite unique. Then Suzuki jumped on the bandwagon with that POS whatver, the name escapes me.
You know, other than some body panels, etc and interior pieces, aren't the two the same? They even come with the same engine options :P
repinS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 08:34 PM   #15
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ab,ca
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1992 trofeo is on a distinguished road
Default woah

Am i missing somthing... a puffer on a I-4? I need pix...
1992 trofeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 08:44 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
repinS is on a distinguished road
Default

You know, superchargers on I4'* aren't all that uncommon. Various aftermarket applications are available for Civics, Accords and such - and now that I think about it, a very mild, bolt-on supercharger is available for the 130hp Toyota motor. It gives you about 20hp and 20lb-ft. Doesn't sound like much, but for a car that gets to 60 in about 8 seconds, it can do you some good... NA Bonnevilles would have to watch it

But if you're referring to stock, this isn't the first time Toyota'* supercharged a four cylinder. Remember the Previa - the old, not very successful Toyota van? It had a 2.4L I4 making about 140hp... the optional supercharger gave it about 200hp, 200lb-ft. And the first generation MR2? It'* 1.6L I4 was available with a blower, perhaps not in North America, but in Japan for sure. It'* a common swap for folks with 80'* RWD Corolla hatchbacks that came stock with the same 1.6, only N/A. This thing was good for about 145-150hp in the MR2, 170 with newer models. Remember, this is a light car, so it goes pretty fast
repinS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 09:32 PM   #17
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
GAMEOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Racine Wi
Posts: 5,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GAMEOVER is on a distinguished road
Default

[quote="Allmachtige"]
Quote:
Originally Posted by complinitor
They need to drop the 2.2 Ecotec into it and blow that. It does fit. 220 HP and 212FTlbs of torque is nothing to sneeze at....that'll impress me.
the ectec is onme of the strongest 4s oumt there right now able to handle 900hp
GAMEOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 09:47 PM   #18
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
You know, superchargers on I4'* aren't all that uncommon.
Bingo. Dead on. A co-worker of mine has a Jetta with an Eaton M45 sitting on it. Cute little thing, kitted up for the VW community by Neuspeed.

Of course, it'* still just a volkswagen!
(I keep telling him that, cuz it pisses him off).

Hiya Mike!
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 10:42 PM   #19
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

I know what you mean Bill..its just a VW, but man...they can be done up nice...

We had big plans for this car...now for sale


wanted to do

-Magnaflow cat back dueal exhaust
-Neuspeed intake and sway and strut bars
-Chip
-1.5 in drop

I wish my dad had gotten the winter rims before he passed away, so that I could take his 17" Momo GT2 and put em on my car :(

oh FS 22G...lol

VW'* are cool
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 02:00 AM   #20
Burgundy_Boat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 89BonnieSE89
I wish my dad had gotten the winter rims before he passed away, so that I could take his 17" Momo GT2 and put em on my car :(
hey jum, cheer up, go get some steel wheels, and put them on with no wheel covers, then throw on a wing and some ricer will come along and ****** it up faster than you can say money.
  Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo Supercharger Pontiac Bonneville Firebird G6 Vibe ismkwdfkit General GM Chat 3 04-28-2010 04:14 PM
Pontiac Vibe james tharp Lounge 11 07-16-2007 01:59 AM
Pontiac Vibe?? Bonneville92V688 Lounge 9 06-20-2006 02:19 PM
XM Satellite Radio in Pontiac Vibe ragingfish Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 12-22-2003 01:47 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.