Best source for aftermarket?

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Best source for aftermarket?

Postby NoviDriver » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:25 am

I'm interested in adding a few things to my new GT including this:

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/r...97926

Is it best to go through GM or are there other sources that are as good and cost less?

Thanks!


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Re: Best source for aftermarket? (NoviDriver)

Postby Raven » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:56 am

This guy is excellent and he's a member here. http://www.neverenoughauto.com...d=899

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Postby star_deceiver » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:53 am

Wait a few more months, eventually more stuff will come out for the 2ZR and 2AZ
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Re: (star_deceiver)

Postby vibenvy » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:06 am

Quote, originally posted by NoviDriver »
I'm interested in adding a few things to my new GT including this:

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/r...97926

Is it best to go through GM or are there other sources that are as good and cost less?

Thanks!


Just curious as to why you want to shell out almost $60.00 for a muffler tip when you have an '09 GT that already has a muffler tip?
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Re: (J_TO_ENVY)

Postby star_deceiver » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:36 am

Quote, originally posted by J_TO_ENVY »

Just curious as to why you want to shell out almost $60.00 for a muffler tip when you have an '09 GT that already has a muffler tip?

The same reason why people buy those little led's to go on their windshield wipers or the plastic 8-ball shift knob.....

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Re: (star_deceiver)

Postby vibenvy » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:16 am

Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »
The same reason why people buy those little led's to go on their windshield wipers or the plastic 8-ball shift knob.....

Actually, it's not the same because a muffler tip isn't tacky (unless it's one that has LEDs in it). What I meant was, unless he just wants a round one instead of an oval one, it's a moot point buying it when there's already one on there, especially for $60.00. Also, isn't the tip welded onto the actual muffler? So, it's not exactly going to be "plug and play". Just my $.02.
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Re: (J_TO_ENVY)

Postby star_deceiver » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:05 am

Oh... I've seen some tacky muffler tips around here, yes those led tips too... Apparently some people think it's cool to have a tip sticking a foot out past the bumper.

Fortunatly, ugly tips and Fart Cans seem to be reserved for Hondas and Acuras.

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Postby NoviDriver » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 pm

Yeah, it's kind of cheesy looking but I was thinking it might protect the tip against corrosion. I've already noticed a spot where it looks like a bit of corrosion has started and this is a "new" car. Not sure how long it sat on the dealer lot.

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Re: (NoviDriver)

Postby vibenvy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:06 am

I would try some sort of metal polish. It should take it right off.
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Postby Kincaid » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:27 am

Is the stock GT tip chrome? This accessory tip supposedly won't rust - but it says it is chrome. I never seen chrome that will keep from rusting for more than a few years. Stainless steel FTW!

Anyway, I just put on a rolled SS tip on my 2.4. It looks good but is a bit too stealth for me. I wish I had gotten the 3.5" instead of the 3". The only way anyone will notice is when my car is a few years older and the tip will still be shiny.

Novi - other sources for GM accessories are gmparts4u.com and dealerfit.com

The best way I've found is to go to one of these sites, get the part number and then enter that as a google search - then it will bring up all places selling that part.

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Re: Best source for aftermarket? (NoviDriver)

Postby dragon64 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:34 pm

Quote, originally posted by NoviDriver »

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/r...97926

Design of this tip appears that is is made by Borla and repackaged by GM. Done have any price books handy at the moment but you probably could just get a off the shelf Borla tip for half the price at your local speed shop. And there are stainless steel and will not rust unless they are expose to hot carbon compound gasses for extended periods of time.

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Re: Best source for aftermarket? (dragon64)

Postby Houston » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:52 am

Quote, originally posted by dragon64 »
Design of this tip appears that is is made by Borla and repackaged by GM. Done have any price books handy at the moment but you probably could just get a off the shelf Borla tip for half the price at your local speed shop. And there are stainless steel and will not rust unless they are expose to hot carbon compound gasses for extended periods of time.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/r...97926

Will this tip fit on all 2009 Vibes?

Edit: How long is this tip?


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Re: Best source for aftermarket? (Houston)

Postby ou.grizzly » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:44 am

Quote, originally posted by Houston »

Will this tip fit on all 2009 Vibes?

Edit: How long is this tip?

That is the exhaust tip for a 2003-2008 Vibe. It will not fit 2009+

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Re: Best source for aftermarket? (ou.grizzly)

Postby cbctours » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:41 am

For aftermarket Matrix (Vibe) parts try this Toyota source.

http://www.partznet.com

These discount codes are good through 9/30/09.

partznet5 - 5% off your order of $75.00 or more

partznet10 -10% off your order of $150.00 or more

partznet15 -15% off your order of $250.00 or more

I plan to order the Matrix roof rack in the next week.


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Postby Kincaid » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:50 am

Found another source for parts - yourgmparts.com.

They had the cheapest price for '09 splash guards, but the shipping was a bit high so my overall cost was less to order them off of ebay from "gmpartsbarn". It only saved me about $5 over what the dealer would charge but rather than see if the dealer would match the price I decided to give my business to the company that was trying to save me money day and day out.

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Re: (Kincaid)

Postby ou.grizzly » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:02 am

Quote, originally posted by Kincaid »
Found another source for parts - yourgmparts.com.

They had the cheapest price for '09 splash guards, but the shipping was a bit high so my overall cost was less to order them off of ebay from "gmpartsbarn". It only saved me about $5 over what the dealer would charge but rather than see if the dealer would match the price I decided to give my business to the company that was trying to save me money day and day out.

Take some pictures of the splash guards and let me know if any drilling is required. I thought about purchasing/installing. But also thought about purchasing a GT lower valance for the rear bumper and installing it - therefore it would interfere with the rear splash guards.

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Re: (star_deceiver)

Postby jessep19 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:42 am

what you say is true but i have mine passing out from the bumber and looks good

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Re: (jessep19)

Postby star_deceiver » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:24 am

That's not too bad, barely an inch past the bumper... it's symmetrical and not sticking out like a sore thumb ...

Chrome on the other hand....

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