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Postby dgekiere » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:32 am

NascarXprt wrote:Man i am really lookin forward to seeing this thing finished! as well as the paint decision

well here are some pics of the paint so far. should be done by tomorrow

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Postby hotbug1776 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:13 am

Aright, if it's not too far into Michigan, Tim, Ryan, and I should road trip up to see this beast first hand. Lol

Awesome work on it. Can't wait for the finished product. Are you going AWD? Or just front?
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Postby tpollauf » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:50 am

hotbug1776 wrote:Aright, if it's not too far into Michigan, Tim, Ryan, and I should road trip up to see this beast first hand.



Assuming I'm the "Tim" mentioned here? YES I'd be up for a mini-day trip up north to check this beast out. A nice photo shoot with some other Vibes, when completed, would be nice :D
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Postby dgekiere » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:07 am

tpollauf wrote:
hotbug1776 wrote:Aright, if it's not too far into Michigan, Tim, Ryan, and I should road trip up to see this beast first hand.



Assuming I'm the "Tim" mentioned here? YES I'd be up for a mini-day trip up north to check this beast out. A nice photo shoot with some other Vibes, when completed, would be nice :D



definently would be up for it. we have woodward dream cruze going on in a few weeks ( http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/ ). i was thinking if some local genvibe members wanted to meet there sometime during the next few weeks before the cruise would be fun. woodward is always packed every night with old cars a month before the cruise. i was thinking of starting a new thread for a meet at woodward sometime. if anyone's interested let me know.

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Postby tpollauf » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:15 am

Yes .... start a separate thread. Depending on the weekend I could sacrifice part of a Saturday/Sunday and head up there. It's only one hour to my north for me :) Color scheme is awesome. Red & Black together are a "HOT" combination. Looking REAL good :D
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Postby hotbug1776 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:21 am

tpollauf wrote:Yes .... start a separate thread. Depending on the weekend I could sacrifice part of a Saturday/Sunday and head up there. It's only one hour to my north for me :) Color scheme is awesome. Red & Black together are a "HOT" combination. Looking REAL good :D


I'd be willing to give up a weekend of work for a mini gathering. Especially if it involves Vibes and a ton of classic autos.

And yes, Tim, I meant you. Lol
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Postby Wingnut » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Ok.... Saw you talking on Facebook and now I've seen why you have a roll cage. I'm definitely going to follow this page! :shock: Your a rally racer and I love what you have done! :shock: What motor mods have you done? :ugeek:
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Postby Mariachi » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:30 am

very very nice!!!

what harness did you go with?
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Postby dgekiere » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:01 pm

A Psycho Martyr wrote:keeping the racks off the roof?


nah we put then back on. we left the cross bars out though
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waxing her for woodward.
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Postby Mariachi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:25 pm

videos or lies! that is all i am going to say. we better see a vid of this thing in action!!!!
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Postby dgekiere » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:58 pm

Mariachi wrote:videos or lies! that is all i am going to say. we better see a vid of this thing in action!!!!

Lol... gonna be hard to take video while im driving
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Postby Mariachi » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:58 am

dgekiere wrote:
Mariachi wrote:videos or lies! that is all i am going to say. we better see a vid of this thing in action!!!!

Lol... gonna be hard to take video while im driving


not really. go to walmart and get yourself one of those camera mounts that you can wrap around the cage and mount the camera somewhere. or just get a go pro. :)

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Postby dgekiere » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:58 pm

yeah we will pry have some camera in the car. of course i will have to edit it if we crash ;)
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Postby Wingnut » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:32 pm

LOL!
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Postby ligion » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:36 pm

Wow that looks great! I like that you went with the stripe down the side. You should do a walk around video of it while it's still mint.

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Postby dgekiere » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:26 am

Lol... you saying im gonna crash it :D

some pics with the the rally america sticker package that cam the other day.
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Postby Mariachi » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:43 am

lololol

nice decals btw
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Postby tpollauf » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:36 am

Wow !!! You've come a long way since this project started and very impressive workmanship. That is one HOT looking Vibe. It's gonna turn heads for sure ;)
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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm

you need LOADS of red LED's in the headlight housings to look awesome during those races.

That would SO set this baby off.

Also, tasteful placement and size on the stickers

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Postby ligion » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:06 am

Don't forget your Genvibe decals! :D


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Postby dgekiere » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:27 pm

A Psycho Martyr wrote:yep.....you gotta rep for the home team

Definently... got them on order
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Postby dgekiere » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:16 pm

ligion wrote:Don't forget your Genvibe decals! :D

genvibe decals... check (Thanks Steve(aka smeadows))

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even got extra stickers for the daily driver

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got a few more rally america stickers too
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decided to take the fog lights out
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Postby Mariachi » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:23 am

i want to see in action already! :)
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Postby tpollauf » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:51 am

Awesome work Doug :D I really like those GenVibe Decals Steve created!! Going to have to contact him for a pair of the small ones for my side windows like you did. Keep up the good work ;)
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Postby KITT222 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:17 pm

Awesome. Are you going to do any suspension modifications, though? Or rally lights? This project has been awesome. I love reading this thread and seeing the progress.


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Postby KITT222 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:51 pm

A Psycho Martyr wrote:Add a brush guard w/ some huge-mongous lights :shock:


I've been on the Subaru forums... not a good thing. It gives me ideas.

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Postby Sparkeyoo7 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:39 am

Nice job guys a lot of work would like to see some pics of the car when the car is completed or maybe even a video of the car in action.....

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Postby Cdnsigop » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:11 pm

Awesome cage work.. Looking good!
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Postby dgekiere » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:39 am

Cdnsigop wrote:Awesome cage work.. Looking good!

thanks... i can't take credit for the cage work though, i paid to have that done.


i havn't updated this in a while so here's how she is now.

mocking up the skid plate
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also polyurethaned the engine mounts and removed the front sway bar
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in the next few days the skid plate should be done. after that we will be making a light bar and installing the safety equipment in the car.
the goal is to be ready to run in the end of january at sno-drift in lewiston, mi.

i some of you can make it up there and see the car.

thanks for looking
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Postby Mariachi » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:57 am

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby dgekiere » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:12 am

first race is done... we placed 2nd on day one and first on day 2. also 2nd overal for our class for the weekend.

first place trophy for saturday
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getting loaded up
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getting ready for day one
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at the awards ceremony on saturday night parked next to ken block
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a couple of pics the morning before coming home
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Postby thebarber » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22 am

the red wheels make that paint job work

congrats on the win
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Postby vibolista » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:32 am

Very cool!!! Not talking about the snow either. Great build, excellent work, getting to park next to Ken Block's Fiesta, and second place in class overall. Not bad for a first event.

Need to hear how the car performed. Gotta be the most rigid Vibe on the planet. Any more Rallies planed for this Winter?
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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:23 pm

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this is so incredibly awesome, you don't even know.lol

i mean i'm sure you do, but you have no idea, hahaaa

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Postby dgekiere » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:01 pm

thanks everyone, it was an awesome experience to do this. i hope i am able to continue doing this for many more years.
last october our buddies car was totaled during a rally. they hit a tree stump around 60mph due to an outer tie rod breaking. they both walked away with no injuries due to safety equipment. here is a pic of it
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after this we have decided not to run the car if anything is questionable. we hope they will rebuild another car again, but for now they are helping us learn the events and crewing for our car.
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Postby tsubaru » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Awesome Car! Glad to see you got a good result at Sno-Drift! Do you plan to run in any future rallies? It would really be awesome to see you at LSPR later in the year! I have been waiting for a year or two to see a Vibe Rally Car. Yours looks really cool! Do you have a website ? Where are you based out of?

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Postby KingTen91 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:55 pm

This is exactly the idea of the route I want to go. Not sure where to start but I guess just start researching online. Btw I didn't see it mentioned but what suspension did you go with, and why did you take your front sway bar out? Does it give more under steer or something?

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Postby ImUrOBGYN » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:17 am

I think it would increase the suspension's articulation and actually induce a bit of oversteer.
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Postby Ebag10vibe » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:24 pm

I am from pintiac Bloomfield area I have a 2010 vibe I would to meet local people who have vibes im 26 would live to woodward cruise with other vibes

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Re: dgekiere 2003 Vibe GT Rally Car

Postby AustinG » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Are you going to be at New England Forest Rally this year?
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Postby dgekiere » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:36 am

Nope... our next race will be August 8th for summer sno drift and and then October for lspr in Houghton mi
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Re: dgekiere 2003 Vibe GT Rally Car

Postby tzuleger » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:12 am

I remember seeing this thing at LSPR last year before I had a Vibe of my own. Very cool car! :D Are you planning on partaking in some more rallies this year? I would love to see this thing in Houghton again!
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Postby connormcintyre65 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:42 am

dgekiere wrote:Nope... our next race will be August 8th for summer sno drift and and then October for lspr in Houghton mi


I also think I saw this at LSPR a couple years ago. Are you going up there again this year? Since I go to school at MTU I'd love to see this thing in action at this year's LSPR!


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