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by cieglo
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Pittsburgh Autocross Aug 12
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

Pittsburgh Autocross Aug 12

Was any one of you autocrossing in Pittsburg with a souped up Vibe GT last weekend?

Rumor has it there was a killer Vibe at the event...
by cieglo
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3573
Views: 357719

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Since last post: EBC Yellow Stuff brake pads on the front = whip-lash inducing stopping power! Unbelieveably awesome! Went racing with my yeller pads - just cannot describe what an improvement these make. I can stay on the GO pedal for countable seconds longer, brake shorter and shave time. Great up...
by cieglo
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 03 Vibe random power loss
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

Re: 03 Vibe random power loss

I have this same problem - all intermittently - in my 03 GT. I've changed plugs & wires, changes OCV filters, cleaned throttlebody, cleaned MAF, checked air filter...no changes. It is the intermitten-ness that bugs me. Some days it's all fire and ferocity, other days it goes NOWHERE, does it slowly ...
by cieglo
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - CAMCON CC-111
Replies: 0
Views: 260

WTB - CAMCON CC-111

Looking for a Camcon enginer controller and wiring sling for my '03 GT with the 2ZZ-GE.

P.M. me if you have one lying around and are feeling charitable.... :roll:
by cieglo
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Novice Autocross school
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: Novice Autocross school

Mini's kick a$$ in auto-X. They are simply and unexplainable awesome. I run classed as a DSP because years back I put an ACT clutch in and changes to drivetrain pump you up into the -SP stratosphere. Therefore my pax (also referred to as cheater times, the more you cheat, the better your pax multipl...
by cieglo
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Novice Autocross school
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: Novice Autocross school

Btw: cop car = Awesome!
by cieglo
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Novice Autocross school
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: Novice Autocross school

I've been autocrossing around cones since last fall. I'm hooked, an addict and my wallet feels the pain. I picked up a set of RS3s for cooking around the cones to save my street tires. Have zero low end torque (in my '03) always hurts. I'm steadily learning (trying to...) how to drive the momentum a...
by cieglo
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: VVT oil filter removal has anybody ever removed it?
Replies: 42
Views: 27064

Re: VVT oil filter removal has anybody ever removed it?

i cant say if this was the fix for my 03 gt's low power because i found other things wrong as well when i did mine and did it all at once. cieglo take a look at the warm air intake valve on the back of the air box if you still have an air box and not a cold air intake. when the car is off the door ...
by cieglo
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3573
Views: 357719

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

There are no lift controllers, per se, for the 2ZZ. Camcon does not control lift. That's what I'm finding out as I waste my work day searching for engine controllers. And like you say, the controllers out there are fairly pricey. Oh well. I'll just have to learn to drive my car as it is :( Of repla...
by cieglo
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: T-SHIRT ORDER FORM!
Replies: 24
Views: 1680

Re: ORDER FORM

smeadows7 wrote:Bump.
I've only received one order so far. Let's get this rolling guys and gals.

Is there an oder form not located on wikisend where my day-time network connection cries mutiny and refuses to let me access it?
by cieglo
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: The Track
Topic: Vibe GT and autocross - setup
Replies: 16
Views: 12637

Re: Vibe GT and autocross - setup

Let's see if we can liven this up a bit. On my '03 GT FSB: gone. Suspension: Tein Basic coilovers. I couldn't convince myself to splurge for the Streets. Energy Suspension motor mounts - big difference Hankook RS3 225/40/ZR16 on all 4 corners with cheap-o 6" steel wheels in the read and some 7" mont...
by cieglo
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3573
Views: 357719

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

This weekend's vibe work: PCV valve replaced (easy) Throttle body cleaned (it wasn't really that bad, but I've been hitting seafoam and Lucas gas treatments hard lately) Oil Control valve filter replaced: replaced (do not take this task on lightly. Nothing hard about it, but:...) Cleaned MAF sensor....
by cieglo
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Ordered the TRD sway bar kit
Replies: 21
Views: 4247

Re: Ordered the TRD sway bar kit

That's a sweet looking sway bar. I autocross my 03GT and when I put my Tein coilovers in I dosconnected my swaybar completely. It's still laying in there, but the linkages are collecting dust on a shelf in my garage. HUGELY "awesome*" on course. My tires stick, I get grip: I've gone from OEM worn-ou...
by cieglo
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: VVT oil filter removal has anybody ever removed it?
Replies: 42
Views: 27064

Re: VVT oil filter removal has anybody ever removed it?

Thanks to al of you for covering this topic. I'm hoping this solves my low-power, poor mileage, odd bogging-down problems. Seafoam seems to briefly make things better, but the issue keeps returning. I just ordered two filters from here: http://parts.olathetoyota.com/2003toyotaMatrixparts.html For my...
by cieglo
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Strong Vibration
Replies: 23
Views: 4965

Re: Strong Vibration

did you ever resolve this issue? I had one the end of last year. I found an autocross club nearby and ran my first event last fall. Ultra-conservative dad says "You don't know what you re getting into with all that wear and tear." I say "Psahw! Don't worry about it. No worse than city traffic and hi...
by cieglo
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3573
Views: 357719

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Thrashed my GT oman autocross course today.
Love my new black Montevideo wheels.
Love my Hankook RS3s.
dislike my lack of driving ability.

If you live in north Ohio, join me between the cones at: http://noraracing.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by cieglo
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3573
Views: 357719

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

I fixed a rattle. In the liner, above my head, just in front of the moon roof, there was this rattle that would not quit when the sun visor would open. Except: if I pulled down on the edge of the moon roof opening the rattle would go away. This led to my repair job: This is a pretty technical fix, s...
by cieglo
Mon May 21, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Autocrossers?
Replies: 16
Views: 8006

Re: Autocrossers?

Hey all. I started AutoXing last year on the east side of Cleveland with http://noraracing.net/ . The local club is the Akron Sports Car Club. The club runs event about 2x a month from mid-spring through the fall. Great group, good people, fun events. We use the abandoned parking lot of the old Geau...
by cieglo
Sat May 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: OFFICIAL GENVIBE T-SHIRT VOTING
Replies: 55
Views: 4221

Re: OFFICIAL GENVIBE T-SHIRT VOTING

Option 3
option 6 as vote #2
But my vote is for sale in exchange for another set of ti[quote][/quote]x to see Avengers again...
by cieglo
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - 6 speed gear shift knob
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: WTB - 6 speed gear shift knob

I made my own shifter knob and the stock 6spd is sitting in the glovebox, where its been hiding for a few years.

I'll have to dig it out and check out its condition. Let me know if you are interested.
by cieglo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Tein S Lowering Springs
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Tein S Lowering Springs

I just put in a set of tein basic. I needed strut mounting plates for front and back. Didn't need anything else except tools & jacks.

They are awesomely better than stock.
by cieglo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: T-Shirts for $5 ea. ?
Replies: 75
Views: 4797

Re:

Shirt Color/Combo Voting thread is now up.http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=46689 Is the link to the poll still active? wait - let me rephrase: the link doesn't seem to work. Is the poll still open? I could use a couple new genvibe Ts. (XL) I like the logo of the 3 cars with the Pontiac logo.
by cieglo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: US - Northeast
Topic: ohio autocross
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

ohio autocross

Finally doing something fun with my GT. Started autoXing last year (check out noraracing.net). this season is underway. Best part: new Tein coilovers on all four corners with sway bar detached. (removed) totally different car! Still no power at the low end but she corners like she means it. One day ...
by cieglo
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: "Pontiac" on lift gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5373

Re: "Pontiac" on lift gate? (Vibe_dude)

I didn't fill in the lettering, but I got lettering from grafkwerks and I think it looks sharp.
by cieglo
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: motor mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 4346

Re: (northvibe)

1. I realize this is an old thread, but I'm just getting around to it now.I tried to install my ES motor mount busing inserts today.1. Front: Not "easy" by my lazy-butt definition, but doable. Pull the mount out, break off that stupid little tack-on tab, accidentially break one fin of the fan shroud...
by cieglo
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: North Ohio AutoX
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

North Ohio AutoX

Hey all. I'm been absent from the site for a long time.Just ran my '03 GT through my first autocross event.Sponsored by North Ohio Racing Association: http://noraracing.net/I ran with street tires, aged-needs-replacing-suspension. If there had been an award for "Best & Loudest Tire Screeching" I wou...
by cieglo
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For you pickers & grinners
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: For you pickers & grinners (djb383)

Zakk: all speed, chops and skill. Only true artistry shows thru when he covers other people's bits. I like Zakk, a lot, but he's no R.Rhoads.check out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nFrcPgyRG9w from before Zakk turned into a WWE look-alike.my $.02(Why don't keyboards have a cents key?)
by cieglo
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad Robot Productions (Trailer before Transformers)
Replies: 50
Views: 19633

Re: Bad Robot Productions (Whelan)

http://projectcloverfield.com/debunked/Says:DebunkedPosted on July 9th, 2007 in News With using the internet as a marketing device, you’re subject to getting information that’s true, false, and questionable. With J.J. Abrams Untitled Project there have been various websites that have popped up t...
by cieglo
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 32 Chevy Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 472

32 Chevy Rd

So, I'm headed West on Rte 6 in PA this past Friday, following a silver (satellite?) 2-tone GT. This is a road of long winding hills where almost every bend opens up to a panoramic vista of fields, farms, valleys and trees. Spectacular.So, as I said, I'm following this Vibe which, as I got closer I ...
by cieglo
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Genvibe T-shirt ordering
Replies: 149
Views: 9869

Re: New Genvibe T-shirt ordering (02csnow)

Got mine today Fantastic job, thanks Snow! For you:
by cieglo
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Is your Vibe not running right? Do you have a CAI or SRI? Read this!
Replies: 17
Views: 2150

Re: Is your Vibe not running right? Do you have a CAI or SRI? Read this! (damronjr)

Funny. My Injen filter looks exactly like yours - with the dent and jagged bits and everything. And then once cleaned, it looks so spiffy!Though I didn't specifically notice any performance improvement, I think I'm going to check out the sensor.
by cieglo
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wedding Gift Ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Wedding Gift Ideas (TraySeeLea)

Buy them a Vibe!Or at least put in a $200 downpayment - they can pick up the rest!
by cieglo
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's spinnin' in your CD player?
Replies: 243
Views: 28166

Re: What's spinnin' in your CD player? (ZubenElGenubi)

OK:Best sing-along-in-the-car big-rock-band rock chorus that you can NEVER let anyone hear you sing.The album is called "Space Metal"The band is "Star One" - but really it is one on many projects by this guy named Arjen Lucassen http://www.arjenlucassen.com/.Every song on the album except the first ...
by cieglo
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best road ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Best road ever? (Sublimewind)

Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »Ha, so you might know route 17!!! I miss VT every darn day... 17 was a little west of my normal beat, but yeah...thats a road thats hard to stay legal on
by cieglo
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any musicians here?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Any musicians here? (Isosceles)

My sons's 5pc TAMA kit fit in no problem, with room left for his bassist's hardware. No place left for the bassist to sit with the rear seat down...but details...details...
by cieglo
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roof container
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Roof container (ilynn)

I got the mid-sized box from Pep Boys (11cu.ft maybe) a few months back when I needed extra space for a camping trip. It was a PITA to put on because of the way the U-bolts go around the Vibe Roofrack crossbars. But once on it worked well. It probably shaved a few mpg off, but I did not notice any e...
by cieglo
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best road ever?
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Best road ever? (special_ops9)

I lived in Montpelier, VT, attending Vermont College of Norwich U. I had some classes on one campus and some on the other. Ther two campuses were 12 miles apart and there were 2 ways to go:1. Highway, but you had to go out of your way to get there2. backroads: windy twitsy, hilly Vermont backroads f...
by cieglo
Tue May 29, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New Genvibe T-shirt ordering
Replies: 149
Views: 9869

Re: New Genvibe T-shirt ordering (02csnow)

Sign me up for 1 XL gray.I'll IM you my info.
by cieglo
Fri May 11, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Time Left At Work thread....
Replies: 44
Views: 3061

Re: (mspalmer)

11:50AMIn the office since 7 and I've avoided "work" the entire day so far.2 more hours of evasion and subterfuge and I then can legally escape.(but 1 hr from now I'll actually be manning the escape hatch. shhhhhh......)1 thing I learned today: Yahoo messenger now works inside Yahoo email. 1 less th...
by cieglo
Fri May 11, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: The Tweel
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

They'll make the aftermarket Tyres look cool for every car except the Vibe. Just like every other aftermarket product that ignores us Vibe-rators.
by cieglo
Sun May 06, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stupid "mod" gone insanely wrong.
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Really? Why?
by cieglo
Sat May 05, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stupid "mod" gone insanely wrong.
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Stupid "mod" gone insanely wrong.

So, I had 2 car-relateed projects yesterday:1. Clean the filter on my Injen. This went no problem. $12.99US for the K&N recharge kit at MannyMoe&Jack's Place. The difference was amazing. If I had been thinking and not covered in black grime from the claning-ing I would have taken a before&after set ...
by cieglo
Sat May 05, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 72
Views: 84494

Re: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix (realred96)

So,I spent a while looking at the engine, trying to match up your pics and directions and I came to mental log-jam. But I think I know why. Do you have the 5spd or 6spd?I have a 6 and maybe that explains why a few of your pics look NOTHING like what I see under my hood.If it's not that, then perhaps...
by cieglo
Tue May 01, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Problem w/ GM12-AUXv2 Install - Any advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 3056

Re: Problem w/ GM12-AUXv2 Install - Any advice? (Smitty)

I can't find the thread now, but a long time ago I remember something about the '03 not being compatible. I have an '03 GT with the 6CD and would love this option. Instead, I got the VRFM9 by VR3 and I am very pleased with it - though the AUX option would be better... Ugly Amazon link: http://www.am...
by cieglo
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Brake Light Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Brake Light Ideas (B4snake)

If I do this right the link of a pic of what mine looks like should be here:http://s2.photobucket.com/albu...T.jpgIt is from Grafxwerks and he probably won't duplicate it for you, but its an idea.
by cieglo
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Tech Info & Do-It-Yourself Info
Topic: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix
Replies: 72
Views: 84494

Re: Changing the clutch in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix (Psychobroker)

Realred,Dude. This is excellent. I am seriously considering doing this on my GT in the near future - hopefully BEFORE I get stranded somewhere, engine whirring, clutch stanking and curses flying.I have a couple questions, but first: I've channged clutches, rebuilt and replaced carbs, rear axles, man...
by cieglo
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Most miles on GT's stock clutch
Replies: 50
Views: 11290

Re: Most miles on GT's stock clutch (cieglo)

OK. I'm at 55k miles now. Just got back from a Philly-Boston-Albany round trip through the Berkshires and Adirondaks. Clutch was OK - well, it was OK except when I tried to accelerate, pass, start, go up a hill....then...later it was fine. Very strange performance. But I'm worried enough now about g...
by cieglo
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Most miles on GT's stock clutch
Replies: 50
Views: 11290

Re: Most miles on GT's stock clutch (JustinVGT)

Is it possible to UN-Blow a clutch?Since the day I thought my clutch was headed for the great automotive graveyard, I have been driving it and have noticed from very little to no slippage - even hitting the lift (accidentally, I swear!).If I put it in 6th at 40mph and punch the gas it slips - but ot...
by cieglo
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Clutch installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: Clutch installation (realred96)

Please post how you did it. I need to decide soon wether to do it myself or sell my children to pay for the job....are there Haynes/Chilton-type manuals for the Vibe out yet? internet search came up blank...