FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

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FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:02 pm

Hello all I joined a month or so ago and have put some work into what is a new to me vibe! This was my moms car up until now. The car is beautiful and is a good 5 footer. Fun little car!

2008 Pontiac Vibe White/Gray
Base model 4 door
FWD/5-speed/1ZZ motor
Fabric interior/Power Mirrors/Manuel windows + Locks
160,xxx and going up :D
Mobile-1 synthetics
FRAM gold oil filter
GM superior trans fluid

Paint: 6.5 out of 10
Interior: 9.5 out of 10
Mechanical: 9.5 out of 10

Mods: started on 9/14/2016

Engine:
Iridium TT spark plugs
Duralast MAF
TRD oil breather filter matte black/red
TRD oil cap cover anodized red
Thicker style radiator
TCS linkage shifter bushings

Interior:
Sylvania ZEVO super bright (6000k) dome bulbs (cabin + trunk areas)
Black vinyl padded console lid cover
Design Customs dash cover in gray
TRD "don't shift miss" badge
Polk audio badges on front door panels
Grafxwerks white door lock sticker overlay
Grafxwerks white hyper carbon steering wheel emblem overlay

Stereo:
Pioneer AVH280-BT double din bluetooth touchscreen
Polk audio DB652 front door speakers
JBL club series 6520 back door speakers
Infinity Kappa 10.1t 3/4 tweeters in front
JBL Gto tweeters in side pillers
Infinity Kappa 10.5 aluminum tweeters mounted in hatch area
Rockford Fosgate P300-10 300 watt sealed powered subwoofer
Rockville RW81 complete 8 gauge wiring setup with rca cables

Exterior:
Full de-badge on car
Tint World stage 3 tint (30% front, Limo back, added the sunstrip) lifetime warranty
Weather tech window deflectors dark tint (front and back)
DTMOTO OEM replacement head lights onyx black housing
Sylvania ZXE silverstar bulbs
OEM aftermarket replacement fog lights
Sylavania ZXE silverstar bulbs
OEM aftermarket reverse lights
Sylvania ZEVO (6000k) super bright reverse bulbs
Stock tail lights
JDM ASTAR led brake lights
JDM ASTAR led amber turn signal brake light
SMD LED license plate bulbs super white
TRD valve stem covers matte black/red
TRD black carbon shorty antenna
New Yokohama front tires 9/15 (back tires are Yokohama, same tire, with about 75% life left)

Custom work:

Bass knob for subwoofer mounted by driver side
AUX/USB cable running through storage compartment
Hidden on/off a witch so you can watch videos while in motion mounted by driver side
All of the wiring has been soldered
Honeycomb grill has been sprayed matte black using plastidip
Custom install on the tweeters
Plastidip throughout exterior of car

Everything was professionally installed

Everything else on the car is stock

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Thanks for looking! Any advice on a suspension/engine/exterior work advice would be awesome! All criticism welcome!!
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:34 am

Looking good! If you search for my recent thread, you can see what car looks like on Tokico HP blues and the green Tein S Springs. (I've done a few other things you can't really see, too.) Diggin the two tone, as well. My buddy finally gave up trying to get me to paint my skirts white. haha

Paint looks decent still, too. Where do you live; looks nice.
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:00 pm

Hey I appreciate the kind words! I live in west Texas in a small town called "Fort Davis". I work on the McDonald Observatory.

I would like to paint the sides black at some point, but it works out here in the desert.

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby NYfan08 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:05 pm

I painted my gray cladding with spray on bedliner rattle cans. Gives it a rugged look, seems to hold up well. No signs of fading yet. Just a thought.

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:16 am

I thought the area had that familiar look to it. I live in College Station, currently, but I've lived in Odessa, El Paso and Las Cruces, NM. Would not recommend Odessa to anyone. Though it's been years, another member on here has verified that sentiment. lol
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:12 pm

Haha yeah we like to refer to Odessa as "slow-death-a". The town I live in is called "Fort Davis", have you ever been close to Big Bend? I will have to say I live in the prettiest part of Texas :D

I need to get pictures up of the new tweeters that I just put in, I think y'all will like the setup

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby petervivian » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:08 pm

I like the pontiac arrow but do you have any idea what to do with the faded front arrow?
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:12 am

Thanks for the comments, I'm in the process of convincing myself that I don't like the "TRD" emblems and might strip the car. I ordered a bunch of vinyl through grafxwerks, the front will be changing to a black carbon emblem 8-)

I replaced the door locks and steering wheel emblem with stuff from Grafxwerks. In addition I got the overlay for the engine cover.

I am doing the brake lights/third brake light/front signal/parking lights in leds. I also ordered a pair of Sylvania Zx's to go in the fog lights to complement the headlights.

Got a new Gatorback belt and belt tensioner going on the car.

I also have a Cosmo CAI/filter sock on the way.

Oil/transmission fluids going soon and a cram oil filter going on.

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby NYfan08 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:41 am

Personally I like the de-badged look better. If you want to go JDM, I used yellow vinyl film on my fogs. Looking good.

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:52 am

NYfan08 wrote:Personally I like the de-badged look better. If you want to go JDM, I used yellow vinyl film on my fogs. Looking good.


Yeah I think I'm gonna de-badge it on Wednesday and install most of the stuff listed, going to clean some the engine bay up and take pics

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:15 am

Let me know if you get rid of your TRD badges. GL!
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project Caitlyn TRD Jenner" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:54 pm

I can definitely send them your way! :mrgreen:

Stopped by the car wash and sprayed her down, decided to snap some pics of the recent things I did to the car.


Mounted these JBL gto tweeters in the front pillars

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I mounted these Infinity 10.5 aluminum in the back

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It all sounds amazing I have 10 tweeters total lol

Here's some engine porn enjoy :geek:

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I might sell in 2 weeks!
I'll be updating this thread! Thanks for looking

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:31 pm

Things seem to be coming along nicely. Why the sell possibility? What else are you considering?
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby petervivian » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:11 am

Nice car. But it's hard to get much when the brand is gone. 4k maybe?
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:35 pm

It's a beautiful 1 owner car, I wouldn't consider anything below 5k, thanks but the car is awesome. Just did the serpentine belt, switched to mobile 1 synthetic, dropped the tranny fluid and replaced the pcv valve, wow all of this was so with it!!

I really miss my 2003.5 Mazdaspeed protege :cry:

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby petervivian » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:50 pm

As a Vibe owner, I appreciate the value of this car. And truly wish you find a good home for it.
But it will be hard to impress a buyer when the car is a dead brand and with ~160K miles.
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:13 am

Guys I'm in no rush to sell

This car is perfect to take across the country and back, reliability is unparalleled in this car :D

More mods tomorrow, update pics
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Derf » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:51 pm

Nice, another clean well maintained ride. Paint is a small problem, unless it starts to develop an issue with the clear coat. At least you won't have to face the northern salt/rust issues.
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:27 pm

Thanks for the comments, I'd like to get it painted in the future if I hang onto it, I def like a respray on the front bumper and hood.

Here are some updated photos 8-)

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Weather tech window deflectors, grafxwerks carbon black front emblem overlay, cosmos racing CAI, new belt and tensioner, bulbs in fog lights, brand new Duralast MAF

Selling the CAI pm me if interested

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:05 pm

Got out for some pics today enjoy :mrgreen:

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I think I am going to throw some springs on it and possibly a 18" wheel setup, new brakes, drilled rotors

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby ImUrOBGYN » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:59 am

I like the little carbon fiber Pontiac badge. My OE one is still pretty red w/very little noticeable fade. Unlike my headlight housings which looked like I soaked them in salt water most of their lives.
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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:21 pm

Got my new JDM ASTAR led brake lights in, huge difference!

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I have the turn signal from SMD going on soon as well as the tail lights

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:15 am

Cleaned her up a bit before family comes out enjoy :geek:

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Re: FATPAUL'S "Project White Bean" 2008 Vibe

Postby Fatpaul » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:52 pm

New JDM ASTAR Amber led blinkers in the tail lights, these are really nice and bright!

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Here's a photo from a hike I went on with some friends I'll throw in since some people were curious about where I'm from

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