GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

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GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

Post by NSimkins » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:33 am

Welcome to the GenVibe Garage! Here are a few guidelines to follow when posting your info. [1] When creating your first post, title it in the format "Membername - Year Model" (example: NSimkins - 2003 Vibe Base). If you goof, a mod can and may make modifications afterwards if necessary to maintain consistency.[2] Feel free to post any info/pics into the thread. [example][3] Images may be attached (one per post unfortunately) using the File Attachment section when creating/editing a post. Alternatives include uploading your images to an external hosting site (for example, Photobucket). If displaying images, please be considerate to others by keeping them at a maximum of around 640x480. If too large, a mod may convert your image to a link (URL) instead.[4] After you have created your thread, you can simply go back into the thread to edit/add/remove items in the post simply by clicking the EDIT button (near the top right of the screen) after your thread is opened.[5] Additional thread features can be found in this thread.Note: these are preliminary guidelines and will be expanded soon. Feel free to reply with any other questions or suggestions to add. Also, keep an eye out for the list of GenVibe Garage mods soon!

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izza2me 2006 Lava Red Pontiac Vibe

Post by izza2me » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:15 pm

I went crazy getting a Lava Red one. Wound up with 2. Gave one to my daughter.I have a Lava red base models 06 with auto trans. The 1.8 is plenty for me, and it is a lot of fun. Gas mileage yet to be determined.My wife likes our Toyota Prius. Gas mileage is pretty good.

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Post by wayne123 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:54 am

Jusy got my 2010 vibe last week. I have a question about oil. My owners manual calls for 5w-30,but the oil fill hole says 5w-20or0w-20. which one should I go by. This is my first time with you. If Iam not on the right page,let me know. 2010 vibe-wayne123.Thank you

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Post by Banjovibe » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:28 am

Congrats on the purchase. I just bought a new 2009 Vibe. My manual is very consistent about 5W20 oil. All the threads I read on the subject seem to be in agreement.
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Post by jake75 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:39 am

My manual on page 9-9 insdicates that you should use 5w-20 for both the 1.8 and 2.4. On the engine it says 5w-20 or 0w-20.This is the first I have noticed that the battery is a Toyota brand manufactured by Johnson Controls and is only 365 cold cranking amps.
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Re: GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

Post by joatmon » Thu May 31, 2012 5:12 am

NSimkins wrote: [1] When creating your first post, title it in the format "Membername - Year Model" (example: NSimkins - 2003 Vibe Base). If you goof, a mod can and may make modifications afterwards if necessary to maintain consistency.


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Re: GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

Post by millster » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:57 pm

Please remember that we have separate forums for specific topics. The Garage is the forum to "park" your car and show it off. Maintenance, repair and questions should be posted in the appropriate forum. :)
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Vibe 2008, Rita

Post by rita » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:30 pm

We drove VIBE from Victoria BC through Canada to Halifax NS and back through the States to Victoria BC. I love this car
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Kirkie5691 2003 Vibe GT

Post by Kirk5691 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:34 pm

Hello all, I thought I would post a pic and tell you a little about her and some of the changes. 03 GT 6speed, all weather mats, proper tune up, 4 Monroe quick struts, sway bar links, ball joints, control arms, drilled & slotted rotors with ceramic pads, High flow cat 4" custom exhaust to the bumper new o2 sensors, Momocourse 18" wheels purchased for $50.00, Tiger Paw GTZ's 225/45/18. Chat me up with questions or Ideas. Oh almost forgot, new motor/trans mounts, serp belt w/tensioner, shifter bushings.
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Re: GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

Post by boxer951 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:25 am



that's my o5 Pontiac Vibe Base model(AUTOMATIC)
on 18"black wheels with Nankang ns-20 215/40/R18 tires.i retrofitted the headlights using the Morimoto Mini H1 7.0 Projectors and a Morimoto 4500kBi-Xenon HiD kit..yellow foglights with Hid's on the foglights 3000k bulbs.American Armor Mud Flaps,limo tint windows,window visors,new toyota red paintjob,trd door handle stickers,TRD rear emblem,Manzo lowering springs,dvd in-dash player with backup camera,interior LED lights.JDM 06 corolla 1zz-fe engine (low miles) a USDM 07 matrix/corolla transmission (low miles) and probably more things im missing lol

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Onesidedown- 2010 2.4L FWD

Post by onesidedown » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:27 am

I've had this one for awhile now just never posted it.
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2010 Vibe 2.4L FWD

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Re: GenVibe Garage > READ ME FIRST

Post by Dave67mustang » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:30 pm

I bought my first 09 GT last year with 110k, and just bought an identical 09 GT with 83k. Built 900 cars apart.

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