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by ImUrOBGYN
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!

Thanks for the detailed reply. I do dig that concrete gray color (I forget the name you used). I believe Toyota and VW have a similar color or shade. I'd love to do a wrap or something, especially on the Supra (or even just the RAV's hood!) or, of course, the Vibe, but I don't think I'd get thru the...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: ‘09 Vibe Vinyl Wrap - Gloss Dark Grey!

Looks great if not a bit VW GTi. ;) How much effort, time and cost did this add up to? And I know you said you got a hand from your dad but did you need it? Thanks in advance.
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions
Replies: 67
Views: 6474

Re: New 03 Vibe GT owner with questions

I like the looks of the new hatch, as well.
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: GM Dealer Oil CHange Fail
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: GM Dealer Oil CHange Fail

Of course they pay for the towing! It's the very least they can do. I would also be sure to report your experience to corporate AFTER you've completed all your business with the dealership. (I would be seriously amazed if the dealership even sends their follow-up to you but I wouldn't wait for it. O...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Bilstein HD shocks and struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Bilstein HD shocks and struts?

Love Bilsteins. On my Supra. Let us know what you come up with.
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Fog light mod
Replies: 28
Views: 11353

Re: Fog light mod

Yeah, never run your fogs when there's no fog.
Nobody ever does anything to their cars for looks or the 'cool' factor... :roll: ;) haha
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: READ THIS b4 timing chain tensioner job on a 2ZZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: READ THIS b4 timing chain tensioner job on a 2ZZ

Thanks for the additional information. I can't see the pics, though. :? Well, if you right click and open image in new tab, you can view them. Or, I guess I could just repost them for you. :D (1st pic - "Loosening belt tensioner bolts") https://i.imgur.com/0MxwQYp.jpg (2nd pic - "Tric...
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: Misanthrope thread school
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Misanthrope thread school

You betcha. :D
by ImUrOBGYN
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: Misanthrope thread school
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Misanthrope thread school

Nice! Since we're car w/dog thread. Here's one I had sitting around. Had a better one with all 3 cars and 2 dogs but can't find. :( https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jMagwBi-MaanRsX2doPMwc6HKEN9J-N1Y1-UFWBZ53iU1UE8l02MbkxvwJe7nqpOzdUdnEvoEhANgm7N0WmaTPCU6CEOUrgW11QyRt20YQpn4omZ2DNbmDaRnqciXh_Uu7ndGL...
by ImUrOBGYN
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 03's - 05's How's Your Manual Transmission doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1911

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

The 6sp seems to hold up far better. That being said, the syncros in mine are (removed) thru almost all the gears. Been like that since I got it. A fluid change with a mix I like improved it but it still needs some work. Not generally an issue but can be a bear occasionally when driving spiritedly.
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: seat swap?
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: seat swap?

They are a direct bolt in, all 4 corners fit. Yes, these are the 05/06 Corolla XRS seats so they are radically different than the regular Corolla seats. These feel like the foam is a bit better, and of course the more side and leg bolstering. Regular Corolla seats feel the same as the Vibe/Matrix s...
by ImUrOBGYN
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Introduce Yourself They Said, It Will Be Fun They Said.
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Introduce Yourself They Said, It Will Be Fun They Said.

Welcome. Try to keep it down. The ghosts will here you. Those who fear the most have moved to GenVibe Facebook if you're not already there.
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: seat swap?
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: seat swap?

So, they were a direct swap? If nothing else, they look like they have more side bolstering and I like the idea of sitting a little lower in the car, as well. Those are XRS seats? I'd imagine they have more bolstering than regular 9th gen corolla seats.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Replacement parts 2003
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Replacement parts 2003

Can't find parts? That statement is a red flag that the guy knows nothing about cars. Find yourself another mechanic. The Corolla is little changed over the past 15+ years. There are gazillions (technical term) still on the road and in junk yards worldwide. Start with http://www.car-part.com/ and i...
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?

Unfortunately Georgie Best dipped into the "coolant" too many times. I watched him play many times with the Aztecs, Strikers and Earthquakes. As for pets, they are attracted to the sweet odor. Sad. My comment was a joke about the taste of the coolant. It's terrible. haha Don't see why a p...
by ImUrOBGYN
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?

circuitsmith wrote:I can tell you Zerex Asian looks and smells exactly like Toyota pink (SLLC).
I wasn't brave/foolish enough to do a taste test.

I don't understand what pets see in it. :oops:
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Which coolant is fine in my 2004 gen1 1zz?

I use Toyota red. Not the premix. Waayyy too expensive for you to just add water and basically give me half the coolant. lol I premix my own using distilled water. Don't forget to fully flush your coolant system if you haven't already and are unsure of what was used before or if another type of cool...
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I've replaced the Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: I've replaced the Vibe

Congrats. Nice upgrade.
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Soon to be new Vibe owner
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Soon to be new Vibe owner

Welcome. Glad to hear you're enjoying your Vibe. I can't count the times I've had a passenger lean over in fear and disbelief to check my tach when I'm revving it out. :lol:
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: 2008 Vibe rear wheel alignment?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: 2008 Vibe rear wheel alignment?

I'm not 100% on the mkii's but the you cannot adjust the alignment on the mki, rear beam Vibe/Matrix. If something is that far out of line, then the rear suspension has been damaged and knocked out of alignment at some point and you must replace. Again, not sure on your year/trim. Depending on the a...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: ,05 clock sporing wanted=-
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: ,05 clock sporing wanted=-

Wherever you buy, please don't buy it from a place that pays GM. (Though educated, it is still my opinion/preference.) Good luck. MWR is a pretty good place to start.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1zz,2zz. Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 1zz,2zz. Differences?

I also have a pdf on the development of the 2ZZ many may find interesting. Let me know if anyone wants it. I've offered it up before. I may even still have it in my Drive for sharing.
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Sticker Bombing my Vibe??
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Sticker Bombing my Vibe??

Does it matter? What's stopping you from doing both at the same time? Will you be bombing it over time or all at once? If it's a monetary issue, I'd imagine sticker bombin it would be cheaper depending on your sticker sources and friend's supplies of stickers. Me, personally. I'd get a nice set of s...
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Mystery Wire, What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Mystery Wire, What is it?

I'm guessing license plate light, as well. Followed by old tow-light wiring if that doesn't pan out.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Control arm bushings, should I go poly?
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Control arm bushings, should I go poly?

As was said above, go poly if you want handling and control improvement over comfort. Otherwise, poly transfers more vibration, etc. What are your priorities?
by ImUrOBGYN
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed

Flippin' sweet, man. Glad you got it all done. Always a good feeling and it looks good for the lady. ;)
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: 2005 Base 5-speed to 6-speed

Glad you're able to still make some progress. I wish I could help but all I have is "good luck". :)
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: MountainVibe - 2009 Vibe 1.8 L base 5M
Replies: 21
Views: 1479

Re: MountainVibe - 2009 Vibe 1.8 L base 5M

Nice. I forget, what mm is the TRD rear anti-sway bar and how do you like the change in handling?
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Pops, burbles, and bangs
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Pops, burbles, and bangs

Is this exhaust noises you're referring to? If so, could be an overly rich condition and the next step is to figure out what's causing it.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: US - South Central
Topic: Harvey 17
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Harvey 17

What?! You show me the Vibe that's exactly like mine and I'll show you twins you can't tell the difference between. Wait... Hang on... (Ok, he said, "...stuff can be replaced, people cant...". Then, I said, "...show me the Vibe that's exactly like mine and I'll show you twins you can'...
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 1zz,2zz. Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 1zz,2zz. Differences?

Two different beasts. There is a wealth of information out there and though this forum is full of people willing to help, I doubt you'll find the person willing to recompile and retype that amount of information. With a bit of research into your new hobby, I'm sure you'll find everything you're look...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st

We already had the trip planned. Her parents have some property waayyy out in the middle nowhere. The eclipse is just a bonus. 8-)
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: US - Southeast
Topic: Towiing
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Towiing

This was just discussed, in detail, in a recent thread. Try doing a search, please and let us know if you need further help.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Eclipse Gatherings Aug 21st

We'll be driving from College Station, TX to Pope county, Southern Illinois for the eclipse.
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Engine swap

:shock: :? :) :D :lol:
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: weight of vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: weight of vibe

Base 04? Auto or manual? I know the GTs are a bit heavier, @ 2820lbs, than a manual base. I think the manual base model was a hair over 2700lbs. And the awd was heavier than both @ 2940lbs plus. Not sure on the auto base model but fair to say you can tack on a few more lbs for that auto.
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Any ideas or tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Any ideas or tips?

You can try http://www.car-part.com/ to search nearby junkyards for a replacement hood. haven't heard much about them here lately, but there was a time when some were looking at carbon fiber hoods A google search for Pontiac Vibe carbon fiber hood turns up some pictures and some sites that might st...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I'm towing a light travel trailer, Vibe is super slow, barely climbs hills/mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: I'm towing a light travel trailer, Vibe is super slow, barely climbs hills/mountains

I drive a 5sp. so I'm not familiar with the layout of the automatics. Is it possible to drive the car without using top gear? I've seen quite a few towing threads here, I think even people towing Vibes with their Vibe :) Yes. As was mentioned above, there is an Overdrive switch onthe autos that can...
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)
Replies: 27
Views: 1238

Re: Pre Vibe were you a Toyota or GM person? (Or neither?)

More of a Toyota fan. I've owned a bit of most brands but have always had a soft spot for Toyota and Chrysler. (If anything, I need Toyota to help balance out the self-abuse from liking Chrysler. haha) Still, there are plenty of cars/trucks I like from all over. I don't let "brand loyalty"...
by ImUrOBGYN
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Best exhaust for the 2zz engine (XRS/GT)
Replies: 48
Views: 15492

Re: Best exhaust for the 2zz engine (XRS/GT)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LH8COO/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 Sounds and looks great. Very affordable. See a video here of the same setup as mine https://youtu.be/VCtvce4vvOo I barely wanted a 4in tip on my turbo Supra's exhaust and the rest of it's exhaust is much larger diameter than almost an...
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Battery cables crossed
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Battery cables crossed

Or the alternator is going bad and thus the battery doesn't have the proper charge. Both can be tested for free at just about any auto parts store, ie; Autozone, OReilly's, Advance, etc. if you do not have the means. Those things won't necessarily show on a code scan, which, can also be performed fo...
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Trd/gm performance supercharger removed from vibe zz

I believe they're only for the 1zz without some good modification.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Battery cables crossed
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Battery cables crossed

Hopefully, fuses caught it but hard to say. You may just have to keep driving and see if you start having other issues. Have you ran the codes, yet?
by ImUrOBGYN
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Length of flat platform on 2009 Vibe

runningslow wrote:A first gen Vibe. You can lay the front passenger seat forward. Put your feet up there and your head in the hatch area. You can fit 8' lumber in one this way.

This. And if you find a Vibe GT or Matrix XRS you'll get the 2zz, as well!
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Member :)
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: New Member :)

Welcome. Glad you enjoy the car. It's a good, little car. Hard to get into power mods without a bit of cash, but it takes well to the available suspension and handling mods. Myself and my passengers find the car more of a pleasure to drive and ride in than when it was stock.
by ImUrOBGYN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2ZZ-GE REPAIR MANUAL
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: 2ZZ-GE REPAIR MANUAL

np
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 2ZZ-GE REPAIR MANUAL
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: 2ZZ-GE REPAIR MANUAL

pm'd
by ImUrOBGYN
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Haven't Posted for awhile....
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Haven't Posted for awhile....

copypaste!!! :D Good quality vid. I really want to vid all the car stuff I do to help others, but ugh. I want to want to do it. haha Too bad I didn't know someone who lived closer who liked doing videuhs like yourself. Anyway, couple questions... Did you do a proper brake bedding procedure for your ...
by ImUrOBGYN
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: seat swap?
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: seat swap?

Depending on where you live, you can have them bolstered and reupholstered for a decent price. I've found these kinda places are generally more plentiful if you live in the SW.

If I owned a welder, I probably would've swapped mine long ago.
by ImUrOBGYN
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Airbag Recall Warranty?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Airbag Recall Warranty?

Good luck getting them to do anything. So many people have had issues suddenly crop up after these recalls. Everyone gets the same (removed) from the various GM dealers. Shirking responsibility and placing it on the customer who came in for the recall. It's complete and total bs. I won't even get in...

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