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#1326885 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 20 November 2016 - 12:02 AM

^ The yellow frog tape is less tacky than the blue masking tape, I also usually use the blue masking tape on most projects, let me put it this way, I had to be SUPER  careful when wiping some of the chrome trim with a microfiber as the chrome was wiping off...... :bigeyedsmiley:


Anyhow, after a couple of weeks working on them for short periods of time between work and family I got them done..... simple tear apart of aftermarket headlights, painted the main basket black, clear coated , dremeled several areas for projector fitment and done deal, the end result.....


During rotational alignment.....







All done......






#1326607 Several Spare Parts Available........ 2003 Xrs

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 30 July 2016 - 09:46 AM

$105 sent

Cool, I am out of town till Monday, I will get them packed and shipped out no later than Tuesday. I will pm tracking info soon as a label is printed....


#1326599 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 28 July 2016 - 12:05 PM


#1326563 The Time Has Come.....

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 20 July 2016 - 06:22 AM

Did you grind your teeth thinking what that high school teeny bopper was going to do with your baby? Glad you could find a good deal on a newer car! Start a new bragging rights thread and keep us up to date on all the changes to it.


It actually brought me joy to know that a young "tuner" was purchasing it..... he had an idea of the 2zz engine but was unaware of the "lift' feature...... he went on to say that he had big plans for it....., lets just hope wrecking it isn't one of them......

#1325919 How To Run New Speaker Wire?

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 11 March 2016 - 12:44 PM

First off, the stock wiring should be sufficient for most all stereo upgrades...the only time you would want to upgrade the gauge of wiring is if you are running some serious upgrades (amps etc). Your music cutting out is more likely due to a wire being crossed. Hopefully you used a wiring harness, if you wired it old school (splicing all stock wires) I would put some $$ on the wiring being crossed......

#1325865 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 05 March 2016 - 01:33 PM

Went to IKEA today to pick up some work center furniture for my boy's office....the purchase consisted of (2) 6' book cases, (1) 4 drawer chest, (1) 6' shelving unit, (1) 7' table top, (2) swivel desk chairs..... I gotta tell ya, the look on every ones face when I pulled up to the loading area was priceless....one dude looked at me and let out a slight giggle when my wife was standing next to the freight cart containing all the boxes....4 minutes later after loading the car up along with myself and the wife the dude just stared in disbelief.....by the way, everything fit with all doors and hatch closed....


Love my little rocket...... :biggrinsmiley:

#1325606 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 09 February 2016 - 07:08 AM

New KYB's in all four corners with the help of a friend.....No more tire dribbling going down the highway...........

#1325555 How To Tell If Your 2005 Matrix Xr Is Awd?

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 01 February 2016 - 06:14 PM












#1325102 Happy New Year!

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 31 December 2015 - 12:55 PM

Although early, yes I know, but then again I may not be mentally available in the morning :bigeyedsmiley: .....I would like to wish all of the MO crew a very blessed and happy new year.


You all have a safe and have a happy one!



#1324913 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 12 December 2015 - 05:04 PM

Took her for a drive today and everything worked fine, the fan is now working.....I think that the low temps and running the heater maybe kept the temp at the sensor low enough that it would not trigger the fan...who knows, anyhow I'm glad the repair was a success..... :biggrinsmiley:

#1324836 Today On My Matrix I...

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 02 December 2015 - 10:41 PM




#1324793 2005 Matrix Xrs..new Here..hello To Everyone & A Question !

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 29 November 2015 - 11:20 AM


#1324654 Car Won't Start

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 14 November 2015 - 01:30 AM

Same thing happened to me about 6 months ago......Take a small hammer and give the starter a couple wacks, bet you it will start.


My fix was a new starter.

#1324621 T R D Lowering Springs

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 09 November 2015 - 10:09 PM

Waxed, your car looks like it has too much positive camber.  Not sure if it's just the camera or the angle, but be sure to take a look.


It's actually a camera effect, good looking out though...... :good:

#1324609 T R D Lowering Springs

Posted by KeepItWaxed on 08 November 2015 - 08:23 PM

Up for sale is a complete set of front and rear TRD lowering springs also known as Eibach Prokits for all Matrix/Vibe's 2003-2008....


This set is in excellent condition as seen in the picture below.


Asking $120 shipped in the USA, will ship to Canada at your added shipping expense.


PM me if you are looking to buy...