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by maaadtrip
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ported 2ZZ-GE Header
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Ported 2ZZ-GE Header

Beauty! Where in Ontario are you? I have to get under my GT and check out an exhaust rattle, if I end up replacing anything I may just think a bit more about this porting...
by maaadtrip
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Sublimes front brake tutorial
Replies: 55
Views: 28084

Re: Sublimes front brake tutorial

Great write-up! It translated well to the rear brakes on my 2003 GT. Only thing for me was the rear caliper! It wont compress enough to fit the rear pads and new rotor :x . I got the caliper compressor from the auto store and still couldn't get it to work. A big part of the problem is the caliper - ...
by maaadtrip
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S Ipod Car stereo adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: F/S Ipod Car stereo adapter

Manufacturer website says Vibes 2004-2008, any idea if it will work with my 2003 GT? I'd grab it and just try but shipping across the boarder makes it a bit more of a hassle to risk it..
by maaadtrip
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S Ipod Car stereo adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: F/S Ipod Car stereo adapter

Where are you shipping from? Will you ship to Canada? L9A-2J7
by maaadtrip
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: If you are thinking of selling your Vibe.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: If you are thinking of selling your Vibe.....

^
Just be kind and bolt it back up! Unlike the guy I bought mine from! :lol:
by maaadtrip
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: tein h-tech's
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: FS: tein h-tech's

What shocks did you run these with? Much different than S-techs?
by maaadtrip
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Will these Sunfire GT rims fit my '09 Base?
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: Will these Sunfire GT rims fit my '09 Base?

I'm looking for some Rim/Tire deals on the cheap and I've been cursing trying to get all the info from anyone with a vague ad on Kijiji... Seems more difficult than I originally thought! Tire prices are bad enough, but trying to up the size to an 18" rim has got me comparing, calculating and cu...
by maaadtrip
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Clutch Question - 04 GT
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Clutch Question - 04 GT

Hitting lift isn't going to wear your clutch faster.

I've got a replacemet OEM clutch in my '03 GT. Previous owner told me he tried a couple stage 1 aftermarkets but that they failed after minimal use so he reverted to stock..
by maaadtrip
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3531
Views: 338850

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Today I tightened up the parking brake cable on my 2003 GT. Easy-peasy as long as you can crack the 10mm bolts inside the arm-rest storage / console. My smallest ratchet wouldn't fit so I just had to hold the extension and socket and crack 'em. 4 10mm bolts holding the sotrage/console down and one 1...
by maaadtrip
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear Window Explosion
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: Rear Window Explosion

$1100 for the rear glass and wiper?! I can't help thinking it would be far less to rip it out of a write-off or parter at a scrap yard. It doesn't look like it would be tough to 'plug n play' another window.
by maaadtrip
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Holly MPG's Batman !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Holly MPG's Batman !!!!

I usually get about 500km to a tank in the city in my GT 6-spd. Shift before 2500 rpm and put it in 5th by 60km/h. I usually get about ~44 liters in the tank. So in the winter I'm getting about 8.5L/100 km or somewhere around 27mpg. Summer on the highway with AC I get about 600 to a tank so somethin...
by maaadtrip
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 03's - 05's How's Your Manual Transmission doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2380

Re: 03's - 05's How's Your Manual Transmission doing?

2003 GT - The 6 speed is still going strong. I changed the fluid with the recommended 75/90 synthetic at about 275 000 km and the stuff that came out was like black water with plenty of little nasties in it. I got the car around 260 000 km a year ago and I've never had trouble. First and reverse are...
by maaadtrip
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: roof rail cap replacements
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: roof rail cap replacements

Anybody know a good way to secure these caps? I pulled the crossbars so that I could clear snow easier this winter, and the little plastic clips just kinda... snapped off. So now I can slide them on easily, but nothing secures them down. I don't want to go the permanent route with an epoxy or anythi...
by maaadtrip
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: GT or base oil filter????
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: GT or base oil filter????

I always struggle to find the taller (gt?) filters for my '03 GT. All the catalogs in store recommended the same filters for all '03-'08 vibes. On occasion I'll see one different # for a '05 and it will be the taller filter.

If only i would right down the # for the correct filter! Mental note!
by maaadtrip
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Gauge color question...factory or mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Gauge color question...factory or mod?

I've been wanting to do this ever since I saw that there were clusters w/o all that red.

Considering that a 2004 vibe GT is so rare to see ON the road, I'm doubtful I'll be finding a scrapped one any time soon...
by maaadtrip
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reproduction Spoilers not bad
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: Reproduction Spoilers not bad

Very cool! They look great!
by maaadtrip
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wiper Blade Replacements
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Wiper Blade Replacements

I couldn't believe it, but I found RainX blades at DOLLERAMA! $3 a piece, got a 22" and 18" for my 2003 GT.

Unreal.
by maaadtrip
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: MWR Short shifter install and review
Replies: 32
Views: 4434

Re: MWR Short shifter install and review

Very cool, how much was the kit?

I'm in the same 'thrifty' boat as you, hahaha! Currently looking for some winter tires and rims used on the locals. I've got a set in storage but if I remember they were on their last legs...
by maaadtrip
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: New Clutch Install Nightmare - Epic Saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1896

Re: New Clutch Install Nightmare - Epic Saga

Just stumbled upon this thread - Wow! I'm glad it worked out (in the end) for you. Any talk of transmission issues and I get a little nervous - my 6 spd that I bought 6 months / 20k km ago feels like it's got water for fluid, but it works - which makes me hesitant to change out the fluid and possibl...
by maaadtrip
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: DVibe - 2003 Vibe GT
Replies: 38
Views: 6384

Re: DVibe - 2003 Vibe GT

Wow! LOVE the CF on white look. Damn fine! I've never worked with the stuff before, how does it stick to the interior trim pieces? Did you need to sand up the surface to get a good adhesion or did the stuff just grab on and hold? You've reeeeeally got me wanting to do all my interior bits.
by maaadtrip
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2003 Parts Spoiler/Grill Inserts/Hatch Cargo & Tonneau Cover
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: 2003 Parts Spoiler/Grill Inserts/Hatch Cargo & Tonneau C

Can anyone tell me how the upper spoiler attaches? I'm just up the QEW from the OP and am curious how much work is involved.
by maaadtrip
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Streblo - Black 2003 Vibe GT
Replies: 11
Views: 4982

Re: Streblo - Black 2003 Vibe GT

Beauty! I picked up my Black '03 GT in the Spring of 2012 (two days before being laid off :roll:). She's got similar curb rash and paint peeling on the rims. What did it run you for machining and painting the rims. I love the look of black rims, and the trough looks great too. Did/do you have any is...
by maaadtrip
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Ontario Roll Call
Replies: 98
Views: 20814

Hamilton.
Just joined the club with a 2003 Abyss GT, Ram Intake, Magnaflow Cat-back. Loving the 6spd!
by maaadtrip
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: road kill issues
Replies: 20
Views: 2015

My lower front bumper cover has a mean 'raccoon bite' just where it meets the wheel well liner. Makes for a nasty hole!

I'm hoping to find a lower cover in abyss, smooth finish... Haha someone wish me luck!


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