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by treesleavedents
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear speaker upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Rear speaker upgrade

If you're looking to power all 4 doors and a sub, then you should be looking at a 5 channel amp rather than having to wire two separate amps. So much easier to install!
by treesleavedents
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Site Problems, Suggestions, Questions
Topic: Ok, that was a scary couple of days.
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Ok, that was a scary couple of days.

yea definitely had a panic moment of, "Oh (removed) I haven't saved any of the roughly 150 threads I've categorized and bookmarked!" LOL
by treesleavedents
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Another Vibe lost
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Another Vibe lost

Sad to see a vibe go but happy you're looking at a subie. The outback is an amazing car and even though it's huge, my dad's still gets better gas mileage than my 03 Vibt GT.

PS if you wanna part anything out...
by treesleavedents
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear speaker upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Rear speaker upgrade

It really depends on the head unit, some will have a setting that allows you to choose a cut off frequency between the subwoofer and the speakers. Audio tuning is a bit of a deep pool to jump into. The best thing you can do, in my opinion, is make sure you have a capable system that is well rounded ...
by treesleavedents
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Rear speaker upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Rear speaker upgrade

I've been really happy with the JBL system I got for the doors in my car. I would recommend buying something with a driver, tweeter, and crossover so you can make sure your mids and highs get the same love your bass will. Check my build thread to see the stuff I put in, but that was in 2015 so I'll ...
by treesleavedents
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: caliper cover mod..
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: caliper cover mod..

Covers are not a good idea. More area for salt and debris to collect, pool, and sit. More chance of one of the covers heat warping and contacting a wheel or something. More chance of one coming unglued and causing damage to some part of the car as it ricochets out of the wheel. Do this at your own r...
by treesleavedents
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: caliper cover mod..
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: caliper cover mod..

Why a cover, why not just paint the calipers?
by treesleavedents
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: How many miles on your Vibes?
Replies: 889
Views: 128266

Re: How many miles on your Vibes?

Purchased my 03 GT with 95k on it. It now has 154k 4 years later. My sister's 05 has a permanent 299,999 reading and still going strong lol
by treesleavedents
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Transmission may be gone... :(
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Transmission may be gone... :(

Swap it out for a used C60 trans from the Vibe GT or Matrix XRS, it's a much more robust transmission and should be decently cheap off a donor car.
by treesleavedents
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: The New Great How-To Maintenance Index
Replies: 3
Views: 8005

Re: The New Great How-To Maintenance Index

The VVT link to the toyotanation post is dead.
by treesleavedents
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My not-so-new Vibe
Replies: 26
Views: 1810

Re: My not-so-new Vibe

Glad no one was seriously injured, but sad to see another GT go down forever...

I'll go ahead and be the first vulture to ask, but you wouldn't be willing to part out the car would you?
by treesleavedents
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How to replace Cruise Control module (2003 GT)
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: How to replace Cruise Control module (2003 GT)

Bought a used module off ebay. Works great!
by treesleavedents
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Bilstein HD shocks and struts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Bilstein HD shocks and struts?

but will they fit?
by treesleavedents
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ej20 engine swap? Possible or insanity
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Ej20 engine swap? Possible or insanity

Get a honda driveline with a limited slip differential. Honda's tend to run their engine management and the rest of the cars electronics separately in their older models (no clue about newer models...) so it would be the easiest way to set it up electronically without losing all the accessories like...
by treesleavedents
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Ej20 engine swap? Possible or insanity
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Ej20 engine swap? Possible or insanity

The biggest problem will most likely be the width of a boxer engine restricting space inside the car. Our cars also don't have transmission tunnels because of the transverse layout. If you want to swap an engine in I would recommend sticking with a FWD transverse layout unless you have some amazing ...
by treesleavedents
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stereo system upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Stereo system upgrades

In terms of subwoofers I have this one attached to the back of my rear seats using the screw in rail system and it works wonderfully connected to a picasso nano 5 channel amp. I do wish it was a bit smaller but with the sound I wanted a 10 inch was the smallest I wanted to get in shallow mount... ht...
by treesleavedents
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: How to replace Cruise Control module (2003 GT)
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: How to replace Cruise Control module (2003 GT)

I know this is an older thread but I've got the same issue right now and did the same thing. Went on ebay and bought one of the cruise control modules after some research on the forum. I've also read that the cruise is linked to the brake light switch or clutch switch. I've got the third brake light...
by treesleavedents
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Stereo system upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Stereo system upgrades

Things like head unit, speakers, and an amp are pretty easy to install as long as you have enough knowledge to take apart the cars interior and put it back together. Doors are easy as long as you can route the wiring, amps not so much. If you aren't comfortable with a full teardown to install an amp...
by treesleavedents
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: DC Power 240HP Alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 4724

Re: For Sale: DC Power 240HP Alternator

I assume this is a stronger alternator than the stock one?
by treesleavedents
Tue May 23, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out 03 GT
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Parting out 03 GT

Do you happen to still have the knobs for folding down the rear seats? I broke one yesterday...

Also I could possibly have my dad come get parts and ship them to me as he lives in perrysburg.
by treesleavedents
Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Tow Report
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Tow Report

I was always under the impression that the tongue weight should be more like 15-20% to increase stability. I wonder if the rig would wiggle less with a bit more tongue weight?
by treesleavedents
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parting out 03 GT
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Parting out 03 GT

Very interested in this, would really like to know what is available!
by treesleavedents
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: beermestrength - 2003 Vibe GT
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: beermestrength - 2003 Vibe GT

Welcome! You got a great deal on the best IMO vibe GT available! Lower RPM lift engagement, best looking front end, double lidded center arm rest thing, and no silly smog air ports on the exhaust side or extra plumbing to deal with! Enjoy it, I know I love mine!
by treesleavedents
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB trunk area and tailgate interior trim pieces
Replies: 0
Views: 362

WTB trunk area and tailgate interior trim pieces

My poor vibe got rear ended a while back. It's finally fixed with a new tailgate, but the first shop was one of those "friend of a friend will do it for no labor but then screws it up and loses parts" deals. Sadly I am now missing interior trim pieces from the inside of the tailgate and in...
by treesleavedents
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Fastest you've gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1879

Re: Fastest you've gone?

Had my 03 Vibe GT up to an indicated 131MPH I'm pretty sure that was the top speed.
by treesleavedents
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3531
Views: 339187

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Last monday I dropped her off at the body shop to get repaired after getting rear ended... Original estimate was $1800, then jumped to $3100. Insurance company called me later thursday to say they are totaling her. So I spent friday looking for a shop to fix her up enough to continue driving on a sa...
by treesleavedents
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6388

Re: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT

Here's an album of the damage visible after the body shop tore her down for the full estimate.

https://imgur.com/gallery/Pr5Vs
by treesleavedents
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6388

Re: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT

Sadly the body panel behind the bumper was buckled due to the stress from the locked hatch pulling on it when hit. The 3100 comes from fixing the buckled panel so a new hatch will operate properly. I do plan on keeping her, but she will most likely be renamed the red a**ed bonobo as the replacement ...
by treesleavedents
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6388

Re: Treesleavedent's 03 two tone neptune Vibe GT

It's been a while since I've posted and sadly instead of posting my PPE exhaust install like I had planned I have to post some bad news... My poor little vibe was rear ended at a stop light. I'm OK. It was really low speed. We were both stopped at a red light. When the light turned green the driver ...
by treesleavedents
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What did you do to your Vibe today?
Replies: 3531
Views: 339187

Re: What did you do to your Vibe today?

Finally found the plastic clips for the two tone grey plastic exterior on amazon. Cost me $9 for a bag of 25 instead of the $6-9 a piece that GM dealerships near me wanted... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040CWYUI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Bought and installed a subwoofer...
by treesleavedents
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Washing, Waxing, Cleaning
Topic: Are there safe, natural things to use on dashboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 4125

Re: Are there safe, natural things to use on dashboard?

Another huge thing that will help is buying a sun shade and putting it up when you park. I live in Phoenix so it's a basic necessity here, but I never used one in the midwest and I wish I had. easily a 15-20 degree difference inside the car after a long day out in the sun. Also makes my choice of da...
by treesleavedents
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question regarding factory head units
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Question regarding factory head units

The nav system has a single CD player in the head unit for the navigation DVD. It also has a 6 disc changer that is located under the passenger seat.

I don't know if it would be plug and play for a car that wasn't originally equipped.
by treesleavedents
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

If the clutch itself is worn out, the car will not move when in gear but the engine will rev. This is caused by the friction material on the clutch being worn out enough that the clutch will not maintain friction when in contact with the flywheel.
by treesleavedents
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: '04 Vibe GT 6 speed clutch

That doesn't sound like the clutch is the part that broke...

Sorry to say but that sounds more like an issue with the transmission...
by treesleavedents
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Headlight retrofit questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Headlight retrofit questions

Isn't ACME the company that the road runner bought all his shitty gear from?
by treesleavedents
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Cruise Control

sacrifice a small mammal...
by treesleavedents
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: driving across country and dealer vs oil can henry's
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: driving across country and dealer vs oil can henry's

My family owned and ran a Pennzoil Oil change shop for 11 years. There is zero difference in the service being done to the car except price and maybe the brand of coolant. However, please make sure you know whether or not the Oil Can Henry's does decent work or not. Look up online reviews, talk to t...
by treesleavedents
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: US - Southwest
Topic: Arizona Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 6348

Re: Arizona Roll Call

NAME: Tony OCCUPATION: Teacher RIDE: 2003 Vibe GT LOCATION: Avondale, AZ Side note, any of you know a good exhaust shop in Phoenix? I need the axleback part fabricated so I can put my PPE header and midpipe on. Preferably mandrel bent instead of crush-bent. I know a few good shops out by me but they...
by treesleavedents
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: CAI - worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: CAI - worth it?

I have the Injen CAI on my car and have an ultraguage. I'll have to see if I can pull an intake air temp measurement for you.
by treesleavedents
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question regarding factory head units
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Question regarding factory head units

haha, yea sadly they're worth more...
by treesleavedents
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question regarding factory head units
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Question regarding factory head units

$250 shipped to your door. Check around ebay and used parts retailers, I think the price is pretty fair.

Here are the pictures. http://imgur.com/a/4Vmi7

edit: will come with the navigation disc as well.
by treesleavedents
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Question regarding factory head units
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Question regarding factory head units

I have a working factory navigation head unit for sale if you want.
by treesleavedents
Fri May 20, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 2004 GT Airbox, Rubber Pipe, All Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Wanted: 2004 GT Airbox, Rubber Pipe, All Hardware

I have all the stuff for a 2003 GT, not sure if that will fit though...
by treesleavedents
Wed May 18, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: vibe projector headlights?!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: vibe projector headlights?!!

I believe they will fit, although I haven't tried so maybe someone else can confirm.

If you're dead set on projectors then be prepared to dish out some cash or learn to do it yourself.
by treesleavedents
Wed May 18, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Damaged 2009 GT rear bumper ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Damaged 2009 GT rear bumper ...

you sound like an awesome dad, keep it up.
by treesleavedents
Wed May 18, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: vibe projector headlights?!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: vibe projector headlights?!!

If you have an 05 you might want to check out the look of the 2003 model headlights. They have black backing and look a ton better IMO
by treesleavedents
Wed May 18, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Damaged 2009 GT rear bumper ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Damaged 2009 GT rear bumper ...

Teacher here. Personally I don't think holding him financially responsible is too harsh at all, as long as there isn't any negative bashing of his ineptitude to go along with it. It's a simple matter of admit your mistake and fix it, that's the only way we learn. In this case his mistake was not get...
by treesleavedents
Mon May 16, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Troy's 2005 Vibe GT
Replies: 21
Views: 3538

Re: Troy's 2005 Vibe GT

Let us know how the PVC leather works out. I really want new seats in mine but since I live in Phoenix I can't bring myself to buy a seat that isn't clothe...

Also how hard was it to mount the seat? Did you buy a rail adapter? How low does it sit?

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