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Enfield577 - 2009 Vibe GT

Postby enfield577 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:38 am

Here is my car's basic info, plus mods (basic format borrowed from VIBENVY!)
(updated 19 October 2018)

Build Date: August 5, 2008
Purchase Date: January 8, 2010 (used, 1 owner, 8764 miles)
Manufacturer Options:
GT package 2SN26 (with 2.4L VVT-I 16V engine)
Red Hot Metallic 86U
5-Speed automatic transmission with driver shift control MX0
Power Sunroof CF5
Rear Cargo Cover D42

Performance Modifications:
K&N Typhoon air intake (#69-8613TS) with an AEM Dry Flow air filter (#21-203DK)
Fiamm low tone horn #F72112
Sylvania Silverstar Ultra front and rear bulbs

Appearance Modifications:
35% window tinting, side and rear
Silver/gray pinstripes
Vibe door sill overlays GM #19172213
Vibe all-weather floor mats, GM #19170829
Vibe '08 cargo carpet mat, GM #17800790
GrafxWerks engine cover overlay VVT-i 16V, Medium Red
Pontiac emblem chrome valve stem caps, red on black
TRD forged aluminum oil cap, with custom overlay by ReflectiveConcepts.com
Painted seat GTs red
Leather armrest cover and e-brake boot from Redlinegoods.com
Red anodized aluminum acorn nuts for the engine cover
LEDs for the interior lamps and backup lights
Body color keyhole covers by Keytechniques.net
Engine model stickers by SickSpeed.com – 2.4L 2AZ-FE

Best mileage (to date): 35.12mpg (318.9 miles on 9.08 gal.)

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When the engine was new:

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After the factory paint started flaking off the engine cover (about 12,000 miles):

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GrafxWerks custom engine cover overlay (first production overlay made for this engine):

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Before the K&N intake:

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K&N Typhoon intake:

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TRD forged aluminum oil cap #PTR35-00070, with custom-made Pontiac overlay by ReflectiveConcepts.com

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The Pontiac emblem is Reflective Red with a chrome border and star, on a Gloss Black background, with the Reflec-Dome option (this option makes a raised overlay, like a plastic button).

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A flash shot that shows the reflective properties of the overlay.

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Pontiac emblem valve stem caps:

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A two Pontiac family!

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Postby lovemyraffe » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:45 am

Looks great! I love the pinstripe!

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Postby star_deceiver » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:54 am

Looks really good!!!

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So how was driving home on those hockey pucks???

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Postby vibenvy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:30 am

Great looking GT for sure Geoff ! Glad to see you started a Garage for it .
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Postby DressedInBlack » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:58 am

Dear Geoff,

Lookin' sharp my man!

Sincerely,
Geoff

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Postby areles » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:51 pm

Very sharp, Geoff!!

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Postby enfield577 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:29 am


Thanks, all!!!


Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »
Looks really good!!!
So how was driving home on those hockey pucks???

Well, no slips or slides ... They did OK so far (not that we get a lot of snow around here, but they don't generally clean it off these backs roads right away).

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Postby enfield577 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:35 am

UPDATE - I added some photos of the latest mod - TRD aluminum oil cap with custom overlay by ReflectiveConcepts.com (I was real happy with how this overlay turned out).
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Postby ponta2147 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:40 am

That's great! Looks classy. Matches the valve caps.

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Postby vibenvy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:11 am

Wow! That oil cap looks great Geoff !
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Postby enfield577 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:55 am

I added the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs in the lo and hi beam headlights awhile back, but just posting now (waited till I had the next "mod" to post, actually).


OEM lights on dim:


Silverstar Ultras on dim - a lot more light is sent off to either side (really good on back roads in the dark):


OEM lights on bright:

Silverstars Ultras on bright - you can't tell too much difference with this driveway photo, but out on the road the Silverstar brights go a LOT farther:

I got them on sale at Advance Auto ... they seem to be on sale pretty regularly.

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Postby enfield577 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:05 am

This little "mod" I am really pretty proud of.

I hesitated quite awhile before I did this, because once I started there would be no going back, and if I screwed it up or it ended up looking crappy, I would be SOL.

But I always thought this was a natural for a red GT - the seats should have come from the factory like this. I turned my seat GTs red with a Marvy Fabric Marker, 540-S #2 Red, chisel tip. This is a quick-drying, acid-free, permanent marker. I bought it at a Michael's craft store.

I used to build scale models and did a lot of hand painting of small details, so this wasn't very difficult. It went pretty quickly too - it wasn't hard to "color inside the lines" and keep on the threads, without bleeding over onto the leather (not that it would matter anyway, if it was only a little here and there). The fine chisel point of the marker helped with that.


All us GT owners know this:


Here the job is half finished:


Finished - voila!


And it looks like this on the seats. I think this really dresses the seats up! I was really pleased with the result - just what I had hoped.


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Postby ponta2147 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:33 am

Hooray! More red!

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Postby vibenvy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:58 am

The seats look awesome Geoff !

Also, glad to hear you're happy with the SilverStar Ultras. I don't know if you're aware and/or interested, but they make regular SilverStars for the fog lights (9145), for the reverse lights (921) and for the license marker (168). Check mine or my mom's garage for pictures. We have SilverStar bulbs in all the exterior "white" lights.

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Postby CAMOGIRL » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:41 am

SQUEEEEE! a BABY one!!!

Just seeing this... looks great~!

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Postby enfield577 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:52 am

Thanks, Carrie!

I was thinking of you when I painted the "GTs" - thinking those seats were made for your color, not mine.

I did the rest of the clear bulbs at the same time, I just didn't take any photos. I left the yellow bulbs alone, because I like the yellow bulbs. But I think your Stealth bulbs look great with the color of your Vibe!

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Postby vibenvy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:00 am

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Thanks, Carrie!

I was thinking of you when I painted the "GTs" - thinking those seats were made for your color, not mine.

I did the rest of the clear bulbs at the same time, I just didn't take any photos. I left the yellow bulbs alone, because I like the yellow bulbs. But I think your Stealth bulbs look great with the color of your Vibe!


You're very welcome Geoff !

The red GTs definitely go great with your RHM GT !

So, you put SilverStars in all the other lights too?

So glad to see some updates from you Geoff! I just hope we can get some sort of meet set up so I can see them in person .

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Postby vibenvy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:16 am

Geoff, I keep forgetting to ask you how the engine cover overlay is holding up? I am going to be ordering ours soon (even though our paint is still in perfect condition ) and I just wanted to make sure it's holding up okay with the heat from the engine and all. Thanks!
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Postby enfield577 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:29 am

Hi Carrie,

It's holding up just fine - looks exactly like it did when I re-installed the cover with the new overlay.

I wonder if it was only a certain production run, or what, of the originals that flaked. Most seemed to flake within 10,000 miles or so, I know you have gone way over that. Anyway, you're right - it's probably best to have the replacement ready, so they are pretty reasonably priced.


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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:35 am

I REALLY like what you did with the "GT" in the seats.

Looks incredible with all the red.


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Hi Carrie,
It's holding up just fine - looks exactly like it did when I re-installed the cover with the new overlay.

I wonder if it was only a certain production run, or what, of the originals that flaked. Most seemed to flake within 10,000 miles or so, I know you have gone way over that. Anyway, you're right - it's probably best to have the replacement ready, so they are pretty reasonably priced.


Awesome! Glad to hear it's holding up well .

I am currently in the process of working with Ryan at Grafx Werks on a custom decal sort of like yours for our TRD oil caps. So I will be ordering the custom oil cap decals and the engine cover overlays at the same time. Even though our paint isn't peeling yet, I will probably just go ahead and lightly sand the letters and go ahead and install the overlays. Better to do it now before the paint starts peeling and looking crappy.

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Postby jackie879 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:57 am

Geoff, I was so impressed with what you did to the "GT" on the seats, I did the same thing to mine. Hope you don't mind. It looks amazing and didn't take very long at all!

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Postby enfield577 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:34 am

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I am currently in the process of working with Ryan at Grafx Werks on a custom decal sort of like yours for our TRD oil caps.

That's cool, Carrie - I look forward to seeing the GrafxWerks decal - will be interesting to see the differences. I guess Ryan is going to then offer that oil cap decal? That would be nice ... I got the idea from Reflective Concepts that mine was a one-off. Of course, anyone can have them make another, or a different one, or whatever they want. They were pretty good at doing a custom order.

Looking forward to pics!

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Postby enfield577 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:39 am

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Geoff, I was so impressed with what you did to the "GT" on the seats, I did the same thing to mine. Hope you don't mind. It looks amazing and didn't take very long at all!

Hi Jackie,

Don't mind at all - I was hoping it would set a trend! It just seems the logical thing to do with a RHM GT,

Maybe we can kinda sorta pretend they are Recaro seats, without spending the big $$.

It does seem that I will have to touch these up every once in awhile, because it seems that sitting on them makes them shiny (I prefer them flat, but bright, red). Or maybe it's just what they look like in the sun - a lot different from in the garage.

Did you use the same marker?

Maybe us folk in the upper South can get together sometime and compare these ... a little mini-meet, maybe?

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Postby jackie879 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:55 am

I used the same brand fabric marker (Marvy) and the same color (#2 red), but instead of the chisel tip I got a brush tip that has a very fine point on it. Made the job super easy.

Did you have to go over the emblem with the marker several times before the color looked right? I did. After one application the threads looked pink instead of red. I went over it a few more times, and it now looks red. I haven't driven the car yet so I can't comment on them getting shiny, but I'll keep an eye on it.

A mini-meet would be great sometime! There are plenty of cities that are within a five hour or less drive for me....Indy was about perfect....Michigan, unfortunately, is a bit too far.


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Postby vibenvy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:54 am

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That's cool, Carrie - I look forward to seeing the GrafxWerks decal - will be interesting to see the differences. I guess Ryan is going to then offer that oil cap decal? That would be nice ... I got the idea from Reflective Concepts that mine was a one-off. Of course, anyone can have them make another, or a different one, or whatever they want. They were pretty good at doing a custom order.

Looking forward to pics!


I am wanting to have Ryan do a black background with a metallic silver Poyota (Toyota logo with a Pontiac arrowhead in the center). I checked out Reflective Concepts, but they don't offer this logo and Ryan does, so I figured it would be much easier for him to do it. Plus I can order the engine cover overlays at the same time. I just have to get off my (removed) and get some pictures and measurements to send him.

I really don't see Ryan offering them on the site for the simple fact that besides you, my mom and I, I haven't seen anyone else with the TRD oil cap, so it probably wouldn't be a big enough seller. Who knows though.

Quote, originally posted by enfield577 »
Maybe us folk in the upper South can get together sometime and compare these ... a little mini-meet, maybe?

Quote, originally posted by jackie879 »
A mini-meet would be great sometime! There are plenty of cities that are within a five hour or less drive for me....Indy was about perfect....Michigan, unfortunately, is a bit too far.

I'd be down for a mini-meet depending on where and when it was. We should have it in Cahokia, Illinois where they have an '09 Vibe GT squad car !
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Postby enfield577 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:54 pm

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Did you have to go over the emblem with the marker several times before the color looked right? I did. After one application the threads looked pink instead of red. I went over it a few more times, and it now looks red. I haven't driven the car yet so I can't comment on them getting shiny, but I'll keep an eye on it.

Yeah, I did each letter twice (let dry between), and then some final touch-up. I think they need another coat now. That original shiny thread didn't really take the dye/paint all that well. I mean, it doesn't look like it really soaked all the way through, just colored the top. Or maybe it's just that it seems to "shine up" with use. My side is definitely shinier now than my wife's side, which rarely gets sat on.

Quote, originally posted by jackie879 »
A mini-meet would be great sometime! There are plenty of cities that are within a five hour or less drive for me....Indy was about perfect....Michigan, unfortunately, is a bit too far.(

Quote, originally posted by J_TO_ENVY »

I'd be down for a mini-meet depending on where and when it was. We should have it in Cahokia, Illinois where they have an '09 Vibe GT squad car !

Mid-June? Cahokia? That would be fine with me! I don't know if we have any TN, AR, other MO or southern IL folks who might be interested? Is the date for the Michigan meet set yet? MI is too far for me as well. I could do mid-May, for that matter, if the MI meet is already set in June.

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Mid-June? Cahokia? That would be fine with me! I don't know if we have any TN, AR, other MO or southern IL folks who might be interested? Is the date for the Michigan meet set yet? MI is too far for me as well. I could do mid-May, for that matter, if the MI meet is already set in June.

Cahokia would be awesome! Maybe we could get some pictures with the '09 Vibe GT squad car ! I don't know if there's any members in those areas, but we could always start a post to see who would be interested.

There's no official date for the Michigan meet set yet, but weekends in June are being thrown around for it so mid-May would definitely work for a Cahokia or upper southern meet.

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Postby vibenvy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:32 am

Also Geoff, did you have to send pictures and measurements of the TRD oil cap to Reflective Concepts so they could make the decal for you? If so, I was just wondering what measurements you got because your decal obviously fits great and I want to make sure ours will as well. Thanks !
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Postby enfield577 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:55 am

Hi Carrie, actually, my decal didn't fit as I had hoped. I told them 1-5/8 inch diameter, and it was slightly smaller than that. But I put the TRD plate on first, which gave a black rim to mount the black decal on, so this took up the space and you can't tell (my secret's out now). And actually, mounting the decal on the TRD plate raised it up nicely, which I think was a better look anyway. I tried it both ways, before I actually did any sticking on.

Yes, I sent photos too. Of the Pontiac emblem plate in the center of my wife's Montana steering wheel air bag cover. That's what I really wanted to use, but that emblem isn't available separately from the air bag cover, so it was either hunt in a junk yard, or get a decal made.

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Postby jackie879 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:26 am

While I would be totally down for a mini-meet and pic with the Vibe squad car, keep in mind that parts of Cahokia aren't the safest. Some people from East St. Louis (which is a total war zone) have relocated there over the past several years and brought crime along with them.

There was a shooting in Cahokia recently:
http://www.bnd.com/2011/03/19/....html

We would probably be fine for a mini-meet during the day, but anyone who has to stay at a hotel that night would be better off getting a room in one of the surrounding areas (Edwardsville IL would be one good choice).

Just looking out for my fellow Genvibers since I live in the general area.


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Postby vibenvy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:00 am

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Hi Carrie, actually, my decal didn't fit as I had hoped. I told them 1-5/8 inch diameter, and it was slightly smaller than that. But I put the TRD plate on first, which gave a black rim to mount the black decal on, so this took up the space and you can't tell (my secret's out now). And actually, mounting the decal on the TRD plate raised it up nicely, which I think was a better look anyway. I tried it both ways, before I actually did any sticking on.

Yes, I sent photos too. Of the Pontiac emblem plate in the center of my wife's Montana steering wheel air bag cover. That's what I really wanted to use, but that emblem isn't available separately from the air bag cover, so it was either hunt in a junk yard, or get a decal made.


Thanks for the info Geoff !

Quote, originally posted by jackie879 »
While I would be totally down for a mini-meet and pic with the Vibe squad car, keep in mind that parts of Cahokia aren't the safest. Some people from East St. Louis (which is a total war zone) have relocated there over the past several years and brought crime along with them.

There was a shooting in Cahokia recently:

http://www.bnd.com/2011/03/19/....html

We would probably be fine for a mini-meet during the day, but anyone who has to stay at a hotel that night would be better off getting a room in one of the surrounding areas (Edwardsville IL would be one good choice).

Just looking out for my fellow Genvibers since I live in the general area.


Thanks for the heads up Jackie . Perhaps Cahokia wouldn't be such a good idea afterall .

I know I was freaked out when I heard about the shooting in downtown Indy when we were all out there last summer .

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Postby enfield577 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:37 pm

Many thanks to Michelle (ponta2147) for paving the way for this mod, for us '09-'10 owners.

Armrest cover and e-brake boot by Redlinegoods.com. (I'm showing the armrest cover here first - haven't had time to install the e-brake boot yet.)

I ordered the black leather cover with red stitching - I am into subtle red accents on the interior, so I kept things "plain." But it really is a big dress-up to the interior! Very quick and easy to install, too. In her instructions that Michelle sent to Redline (which you can get on their site), she gave a hint to move the catch down by putting washers under the mount, because of the thickness of the cover, and that hint works just fine.

I took the whole armrest off to install the cover.



I ordered the cover with the 6/8-inch padding, and I'm really glad I did - that padding is GREAT! The Redline instructions mention gluing the padding onto your armrest, or even having it professionally installed, but all I did was slip the back of the cover on, push the padding under it and push it into position, then pull the cover over the front and sides. It fits great, and if I ever did decide to take the cover off, the foam isn't glued on there. (Not that I would ever take it off - it looks and feels great - but if I ever had to transfer it to another Vibe.)


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Postby ponta2147 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:15 am

Looks good! Matches those red GTs on the seats!

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Postby vibenvy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:54 am

Looks great Geoff ! Almost makes me wish I had a RHM GT .
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Postby jackie879 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:02 pm

Looks awesome Geoff!

Does the black color of the armrest match the interior pretty well? From the pics it looks to be a perfect match. I'm looking to get an armrest/ebrake boot combo soon too but I wasn't sure whether the black or the charcoal gray color would look better.


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Postby enfield577 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:59 pm

Hi Jackie,

Hope you all avoided any storm damage! We had tornados around here as well, but nothing big.

Yes, their black leather is pretty much a perfect match. I don't know if the charcoal gray would be too light (but might be a nice contrast), but the black matches the seats. It just has a little more luster to it. It really ended up looking like a factory option.

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Postby DressedInBlack » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:43 am

hey Geoff!

how are the colored GT's holding up?

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Postby enfield577 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:40 am

Hi Geoff,

The letters on my seat require touching up every once in awhile, but it only takes a couple minutes. I just wait till they look different from the passenger side, then get out the marker and go to work.

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Postby enfield577 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:13 am

First update in awhile ... I shipped my Vibe to Germany in June, as part of a military move. I picked it up on Friday (its birthday - what a great present!). and enjoyed some Autobahn driving on Saturday. I decided to really try it out on the Autobahn yesterday. It performed flawlessly in three separate runs up to 120mph. (And it got 26.9mpg in the process!)


Next time ... 140+ !

Well, OK, I will wait for that, until I get my K&N intake kit, which I removed before I shipped the car, not knowing if the car inspectors over here would allow the K&N. But the car has now been inspected, and registered for two years, so the K&N is going back on as soon as I get the household goods that I shipped over here.

(I suppose I should say - "don't try this at home." The driving I did is completely legal here, and I did it on a stretch of the Autobahn without much traffic, and I have 10+ years of experience in driving on the German Autobahn, including multiple runs at over 130mph.)

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Postby vibenvy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:40 am

Awesome post Geoff ! I was wondering when you were going to post from Germany . Have fun and don't drive too fast !
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Postby enfield577 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:12 pm

I guess since I had to get the initial "need for speed" out of my system, I will concentrate now on taking pics of the Vibe with colorful German backgrounds. I'll wait on that 140+ run for awhile. I recall that there is a big difference between 120 and 130 ... not sure why ... but it's sort of exponential - things happen a LOT faster at 130, than 120. And for me, 140+ is uncharted territory. Maybe that will be too fast for me.

Oh, and greetings to all, from Germany! I will lift a Weissbier tonight for all my GenVibe friends!

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Postby journeyforce » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:13 am

Did anybody ask you about your car yet? I know there are matrix in Europe but I did not think any Vibe were around.

Did you have to have that rear fog light put on the car for driving in Europe?


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Postby enfield577 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:58 am

I have seen one other Vibe - a black base model ca. 2006. It was also shipped from the States (military post).

No, I didn't have to do any mods for Europe. I'd like to add a rear fog light, though. I was really scared for awhile that they were going to make me remove the window tinting, because that's illegal in Germany, but I found out that what they call "window tinting" is that limosine type that you can't see through at all, or the reflective type. Whew!

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Postby journeyforce » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:46 am

Yes but in your Vibe's case it would not look cool with the rear fog light because it would simply be a red rectangular light (similar to the ones you can buy at a Advance or Auto Zone in the States) attached to the bottom of your bumper. It would ruin the Vibe's curves.

Most Euro market cars have the rear fog light as part of the back bumper.

In any event take pics of your car in Europe. Hot Hatches are big in Europe


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Postby enfield577 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:55 pm

Indeed this is the land of hatchbacks! On Saturday the hotel where I am staying hosted a wedding party. I counted the cars in the parking lot - out of 43 cars, all were hatchbacks except for five. The Vibe fits right in - it's just a little bigger than most, and a little cooler than most.
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Postby BC123 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:09 am

THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! Woo hoo a pen from Michaels. This mod is going on my to do list.

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Postby enfield577 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:37 am

The lettering has held up pretty well. I used to touch it up about once a month, but I haven't touched it up in 6 months now, and it still looks OK. I'll touch it up again in the spring (it's too cold here right now!).
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Postby enfield577 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:02 pm

Since Photobucket came back up, here are some more mods since my last post.

Red anodized aluminum 10mm acorn nuts for the engine cover


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LEDs for the interior lamps and backup lights. Map lights show comparison of LED to the stock bulb.

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Body color keyhole covers by Keytechniques.net (these are the magnetic kind that they don’t make anymore)

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Engine model stickers by SickSpeed.com – 2.4L 2AZ-FE
(This is not an original idea – I saw these on someone else’s Vibe, but I can’t recall whose.)


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Postby tpollauf » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:08 am

Looking good Geoff ;) Too bad they couldn't have used a real "Z" character for the engine ID on the sticker. I had to look at it a few times to make sure it was WRONG! 2A2-FE. Looks nice regardless.
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