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Old 07-27-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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look in my gallery just did a bunch of stuff to my ion 1. well got the windows tinted, new wheels konig theory 18inch with kumho 215/35/18 tires. and white face guages and hvac. so tell me what yall think. also need opinion on shoudl i lower it and put a wing on it. i have a question though. after i put the wheels on i got a little vibration when i brake. guy at discount said might have a warped rotor if you over torque the wheels. or tires might need re balanceing. or wheels are warped . look at wheels and they are fine. thought it might have something to do with the hub centric rings that came with them i dont know ii am just going to take it to saturn and let them look at it. anyway guys take a look at my gallery and voice your opinion.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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wow 215/35/18 tires...rubberband style. You should have went with 215/40/18 or 225/40/18. Those tires look way too small to me. On the vibrating issue, they probably just need to be rebalanced. I'm sure its nothing serious.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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Heywhere did you get that hvac overlay amd the black emblems. Looks great!!
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure he got the gauge face and hvac from blackcatcustom.com

On that note, how hard were they to install?

Looks good. I'm interested in those black emblems too, I was just going to paint mine.

I would lower it and put the short factory spoiler on, nothing bigger.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:23 PM   #5
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Your car looks Grrrreat. How much did it cost for the white faced gages and how hard was it to remove and replace, how does it look at night? If you can take some pictures so we can see how it looks at night. Did you paint the bezel around the gages or did you buy a different one? Too many questions,but I really like how it looks.
Tint adds more class to the apperance.
Rims and new tires look awesome as far as lowering your ride I woulden't, those bigger rims and tires fill out the wheel well good.
As far as the wing yea do it just so long as it dont take away from everything else that you have going on. Something like the Red Line might look good.
If we ever hear how the project is going with the ION that Speedmafia is working on and everything is the right price and HP, maybe we can buy one of his.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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Now that I took alittle closer look at your car the stock spoiler would look better.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:11 PM   #7
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Looks really cool.... spoiler would look awesome.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:50 AM   #8
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Gauge face plates : http://www.blackcatcustom.com/Ion.htm

Depending on what style you get determines the price. What he bought was probably the combo which cost $99 w/shipping.
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:23 AM   #9
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take your wheels off cut off the little metal lock rings there should be two per wheel.(can't remeber if the backs had them) anyway that will solve your vibration when braking problem
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:21 PM   #10
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thanks for the opinions guys. as far as the gauges go i got the ones that were 99 dollars with shipping. and i didnt paint them or buy a different bezel around the guages thats the stock one now the unless your talking about the one around the radio i bought that off ebay from a guy that wrecked his red line. the emblems i painted. the gauges were easy to do took about 10 mins to replace.
just take gauge cover off it just pops off like the radio bezel except for one bolt in the middle which you take off the radio one to get at then gauges have 2 bolts . the pod has clips to remove the back then i used 2 butter knives to pry the neddles off peel the old one off and put the new one in and put it all back together. and thats it.
hey where are the lock rings you are talking about . are they on the wheel itself or on the car
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:18 PM   #11
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Hey I just see that you have 3 buttons (one is for the back glass defrost) on your fan panel. I have a 2005 Ion1 and I only got 1. Do you have A/C ? If so, I thought it was unavailable on the Ion 1 level.
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:45 PM   #12
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yes i have ac on my ion 1 and it came with it. i dont know why yours didnt. i always thought that all new cars have ac in them. also i tried cutting the lock rings off but still the problem i am going to take it and have the tires balanced
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If we ever hear how the project is going with the ION that Speedmafia is working on and everything is the right price and HP, maybe we can buy one of his.
I did see a ion with no wing, lowered, 18 or 19" rims, tinted and exhaust...looked sweet very stealthy i really kind of liked that look

oh and the 04 QC ION II i finished that about 2 months ago it made 212hp and something like 240tq and the wheels with just the little tuning i did and then the customer wife didnt like the sound and hp so that kit was sold to Troy (tootmaker) over on turbosaturns.com and he is installing it on his car right now and should have it done by the end of this week.

he is in a manual tranny so he should make allot more hp over that VTI ion i did.

but more and more i see these little cars more i love the look!
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Hey I just see that you have 3 buttons (one is for the back glass defrost) on your fan panel. I have a 2005 Ion1 and I only got 1. Do you have A/C ? If so, I thought it was unavailable on the Ion 1 level.
A/C was optional on the ION 1 for $960.00. It is rare to find any ION without A/C, though. We have had 1 ION 1 without A/C at work, and it was literally a typo on the sales's manager's part. Everyone griped that it would be on the lot forever, and luck had it a customer who had an SL without A/C came in about a week later, saw it, fell in love with it, and drove away in it.

A/C is now optional on the ION 2 since the ION 1 has been discontinued.

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A/C was optional on the ION 1 for $960.00. It is rare to find any ION without A/C, though. We have had 1 ION 1 without A/C at work, and it was literally a typo on the sales's manager's part. Everyone griped that it would be on the lot forever, and luck had it a customer who had an SL without A/C came in about a week later, saw it, fell in love with it, and drove away in it.

A/C is now optional on the ION 2 since the ION 1 has been discontinued.

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