SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

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SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:37 pm

I guess I decided to finally put my work on this forum, and thanks for the add. I've owned my vibe since January 2015 and bought her with 47xxx miles and have been active on the genvibe Facebook page since then and are familiar with most genvibe members. You can check out more pictures of my vibe on my Instagram @_Sick_Vibes_

Model- Vibe GT w/5peed auto
Exterior- Metallic Gray
Interior- Black
Current miles- 65xxx


Mods done:
HPS Sri w/K&n filter
AEM filter wrap
TRD Strut Bar
Powerstopbrakes drilled and slotted rotors
Powerstopbrakes ceramic pads
Sickspeed front lip splitters
Canuck Motorsport lowering springs(2003 matrix 2wd)
Custom cat-back(2.5" piping, resonator delete, magnaflow muffler, 4" double walled tip)
Custom vented hood(made by a friend)
DC sport race header 4-2-1 ceramic coating


Future mods:
Trd supercharger



Accessories:
Blacklight LED dome/map lights
Painted interior Galaxy blue color shift rust oleum
Dipped all emblems, chrome trimming, and wheels
Low and high beam HID's
Husky trunk liner
Painted engine cover and header shield red
Cut the DRL's
Painted brake calipers red
OPT7 under dash led kit


Future accessories:
Custom headliner
Blacklight under dash lights
Might change the lip to a less "Ricey" one


I didn't even know what a Pontiac Vibe was until I went to a dealership. I said I was into hatchbacks and wanted something sporty, he then took me to this car and I fell in love. didn't even need to test drive to know this was the car I was bound to get. So far I have loved every bit of this car and I plan to keep the mods coming. The trd supercharger is gonna be a challenge and as far as I know hasn't done done on a vibe yet, I plan to overcome that and be the first to do so. The trd supercharger isn't the most reliable and can be upgraded with better bearing and shaft to improve the life by a great deal, I've already got a parts list and will start buying parts shortly and will start a new thread to show the progress of the installment for others to follow my footsteps since I am always reading about people wanting to boost a 2nd gen Vibe.


Updated mods- added a DC sport header. This eliminates the catilytic converter in the stock exhaust manifold. I got a cel on now and getting a cel eliminator soon. Exhaust is atleast 5x louder than originally, and definitely added more pep to my step but ended up getting a lot of rasp. I am going to had 1-2 resonators in the mid pipe to help lower the rasp. I actually happen to find the header from a Scion tC owner that replaced the header for a turbo setup and bought it for only $50. The price for the part new is $325 for ceramic and $370 for stainless steel. Got an awesome deal for this part(: pics will come later on, as my phone won't upload to this forum due to picture size.
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby daybw » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:27 pm

Hey, what did you do to the stock wheels? They look black...

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:21 pm

I just dipped them. 7 coats of black and 2 coats of glossifier

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby trb » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:54 pm

Nice looking car! Seems like I've seen it somewhere before.... :D

You've done a great job with it Trey!
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby vibenvy » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:30 am

Looks slow.
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby tpollauf » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:35 am

Welcome to the "Real" genVibe (not that facebook site :lol: ) Nice work so far. Got mixed feelings on the hood though. Anything is better than the plain hood. Where can this Vibe be seen in person?
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:05 am

Thanks, and it's located in Gainesville, Florida

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby zbyers » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:46 am

Still slow, but nice picture! ;)
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:25 pm

How did you attach those splitters on the front?

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby trb » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:26 pm

tpollauf wrote:Welcome to the "Real" genVibe (not that facebook site :lol: ) Nice work so far. Got mixed feelings on the hood though. Anything is better than the plain hood. Where can this Vibe be seen in person?

It was in Nashville a few weeks ago. You could have seen it then! :D We did miss you there, Tim. I felt like everyone's father! :lol:
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1987 5.0 LX Mustang
2016 Mustang GT - current daily
2004 Satellite Vibe &
2009 Red Vibe GT -twin's cars
2003 Neptune Vibe GT - prior daily
2010 Red Vibe GT - RIP 6/16/14
2006 Platinum Vibe - son's car

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:16 pm

TraumaForYou wrote:How did you attach those splitters on the front?



I had to remove the front bumper and measure and drill new holes for the splitters to be bolted along the factory holes for the under bumper splash guard

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby vibenvy » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:15 am

trb wrote:It was in Nashville a few weeks ago. You could have seen it then! :D We did miss you there, Tim. I felt like everyone's father! :lol:

:lol:

We definitely missed you Tim :(!

Thomas, it was great finally meeting you in person :)!
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:26 am

SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:How did you attach those splitters on the front?



I had to remove the front bumper and measure and drill new holes for the splitters to be bolted along the factory holes for the under bumper splash guard


They hold up pretty well when your driving?

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:01 am

TraumaForYou wrote:
SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:How did you attach those splitters on the front?



I had to remove the front bumper and measure and drill new holes for the splitters to be bolted along the factory holes for the under bumper splash guard


They hold up pretty well when your driving?



Yeah. I've had them on for a year now. I did have to replace the drivers side cause I hit a giant raccoon. But other than that, they hold up well. Ive been on the interstate quite a bit traveling about 90 mph and they still held up fine. They are bolted along the factory holes with 2 bolts and then I used small self tapping screws and really secure them in. But if you are lowered and wanna get these, take note, you will scrape. I only have 3.5" of clearance in the front

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:19 pm

How about some more pics? I'm digging this vibe!

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:06 pm

TraumaForYou wrote:How about some more pics? I'm digging this vibe!


of course! ive got plenty! also updated the original post, added more pics
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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:58 am

SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:How about some more pics? I'm digging this vibe!


of course! ive got plenty! also updated the original post, added more pics


Very nice vibe! love that hood!

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:19 am

TraumaForYou wrote:
SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:How about some more pics? I'm digging this vibe!


of course! ive got plenty! also updated the original post, added more pics


Very nice vibe! love that hood!


Thanks! Next mod is the DC sport header. Should be on next weekend.

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:25 pm

SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:
SickVibes wrote:
of course! ive got plenty! also updated the original post, added more pics


Very nice vibe! love that hood!


Thanks! Next mod is the DC sport header. Should be on next weekend.

How did your friend do that with your hood? Session like it's a lot of work

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:15 pm

TraumaForYou wrote:
SickVibes wrote:
TraumaForYou wrote:
Very nice vibe! love that hood!


Thanks! Next mod is the DC sport header. Should be on next weekend.

How did your friend do that with your hood? Session like it's a lot of work


Was a lot of work. He just cut out flaps in the hood for the vents and pushed them down, then welded little triangles on the sides of the vents and sanded and repaited it

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:56 pm

Update- new header install

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby TraumaForYou » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:01 am

SickVibes wrote:Update- new header install


Aweosme! Include a pic?

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:28 pm

TraumaForYou wrote:
SickVibes wrote:Update- new header install


Aweosme! Include a pic?


Lol I completely forgot. I'll get one uploaded soon

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Re: SickVibes - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby SickVibes » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:07 am

Actually chose to remove it because it was so raspy. Added noticeable power but the rasp was so bad. I'll reinstall the header when I find something to help quiet down the rasp. I heard a 22" glass pack does the trick but until then, no aftermarket header :cry:


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