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by KingKrab65
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 35
Views: 5799

Re: in a rut

HEY: get away from my 2020 Crosstrek !! My neighbor, James, has a pretty nice vehicle set up. That's his wife's Crosstrek. He drives a three year old GTI. He also built up a '38 Ford pickup that he stuck a 302 cid in. The "old" Ford is what stays in their garage. They are good people too. Sorry to ...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: in a rut
Replies: 35
Views: 5799

Re: in a rut

Getting to be that time again. The devils played hell on my garden this year. Perhaps fewer car strikes this season, as unfortunately, a lot fewer people are commuting than in normal years I see deer in the industrial park where I work. They are usually out in the morning, going back to their "den"...
by KingKrab65
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Underdrive pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Underdrive pulley

I put an underdrive crank pully on my Grand Am V6. I did a bunch of stuff to that silly car (exhaust, intake, suspension). The crank pully was the only thing that actually made the car faster because it revved more freely. I can't speak to how it would affect the Vibe, but I was happy with my exper...
by KingKrab65
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Underdrive pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Underdrive pulley

I am seriously considering putting an underdrive pulley on the crank and alternator of my 2003 Vibe (base). Maybe an Unorthodox Racing version. To those who have already installed one, was it worth it? Did you have a noticeable performance increase? I was just curious before I put my cash, time and ...
by KingKrab65
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

. All this nonsensical work being poured into autonomous cars is also wasted energy. The first couple of lawsuits will quickly kill that concept. The first one happened already a few years ago. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/uber-driverless-fatality.html There are all kinds of altern...
by KingKrab65
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: CA to ban new gas vehicles 2035

Europe had already put a ban on diesel a few years ago and it was approaching fast. I did see this over the summer. https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2020/02/05/british-gasoline-car-ban-effectively-trumped-by-eu-stealth-move/#67b0beba40b8 I personally think it is going to be tough to ban gas c...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Vibe with Body Damage. Drive As-Is or Replace The Car?

Sometimes you can "borrow" hydraulic kits from Advanced Auto, Pep Boys, etc. They can be placed in small area and pumped to expand when a hammer can't be used. I used one on my truck frame near the front end after an accident a few years ago. The kits look very similar to this https://www.harborfrei...
by KingKrab65
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

If the "Metra Wiring Harness (70-2003), GM Antenna Adapter and Double-Din Trim Bezel" is still available, I would be interested in them. Are you a PayPal account holder?
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Wanted: Vibe GT Black 2005

A friend of my showed me auto tempest. It is really easy to use and finds cars through most of the major sources including craigslist by region. Kind of like Kayak for vehicle searches instead of vacation trip. It was a little addictive for me at the beginning.

https://www.autotempest.com/
by KingKrab65
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Addition to the Vibe

I like them. http://www.genvibe.com/images/misc/forum/emthup.gif sorry I put the right side in twice. For what its worth, you can edit your posts, including the attachments. After you've posted, (and, obviously are logged on) you will see four buttons along the top right of your post. the left one ...
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Addition to the Vibe

sorry I put the right side in twice.
by KingKrab65
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Addition to the Vibe
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Addition to the Vibe

I bought some flaps from eBay. Primered, painted, and clear coated them (actually scotch brite scrubbed and cleaned with isopropyl alcohol first). Let them set up for a week and put them on Saturday. I used the 13U paint, which I thought was a little light. What do you think?
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe photo
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Vibe photo

Thanks. I have tried several times in the past to post photos but they are too large and get rejected. I was pleasantly surprised that these photos actually went through.
by KingKrab65
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe photo
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Vibe photo

let's see if can finally post a photo of my Vibe. This is the first time I have tried this so I hope it isn't too scary.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2003 Base Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: 2003 Base Owner

Welcome aboard. This is a great forum and awesome commentators with lots of help and experience to offer. You might try this out. It has helped me out greatly in the past. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44875&p=509500&hilit=replace+belt+tensioner#p509500 Hope it helps you out.
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ready to Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Ready to Roll

Congrats on finishing your swap. Your Vibe looks great BTW - I had to look up VSC since my Vibe does not have it. I came across this. Don't know if it will help you or not, but thought I would pass it along any how. https://www.toyotaarlington.com/blog/2019/11/07/what-does-the-vsc-light-on-toyota-me...
by KingKrab65
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Ready to Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Ready to Roll

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by KingKrab65
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oredy strut assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Oredy strut assembly

I hadn't heard of them either but they keep appearing in top ten strut listings. I can't tell if they are a new company or an off brand from a major company.

Thanks for the input.
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Poor Fuel Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 2052

Re: Poor Fuel Economy

I think it is also about the corn subsidies that exists for the ethanol. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/ethanol-has-forsaken-us/602191/ Also, here in Charlotte, we get "Winter Mix" around the beginning of November. It drops my mileage through to around March when the "Summer Mix" ...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Oredy strut assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Oredy strut assembly

Is anyone familiar with Oredy strut assemblies? They seem to be Toyota friendly and get good ratings. i do not think I have ever heard of them before today. Will be changing mine out in the near future and looking at all my options.

Thanks!
by KingKrab65
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: removing hatch interior door trim
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: removing hatch interior door trim

You can go to a pull a part / lkq yard and pull the bottom panel as a test on a Vibe there. I used to do that when I was working on other vehicles. It costs a dollar or two to get in, you find out where all the fasteners are, if the piece breaks it is not a big deal, and you find out if there are an...
by KingKrab65
Thu May 14, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

I could be interested in the Tokico Struts. How many miles do you speculate are on them? They were brand new when I installed them at the same time as the coils 4 years ago. It's hard to say the mileage because I really don't drive the car all that much. I bought the car with just under 68k in 2013...
by KingKrab65
Wed May 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 52
Views: 3009

Re: Auto Show Hunters

Ironically most magazines, not just car magazines, try to push the readers over to the online content (see more at www.) Automobile had just changed their format last summer to be less ads and a wider format magazine. I would rather have the magazines than go to the websites for the content. It is e...
by KingKrab65
Wed May 06, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Auto Show Hunters
Replies: 52
Views: 3009

Re: Auto Show Hunters

I wish this thread was retitled Auto Showroom Hunters as all the auto shows are cancelled for the long term. Missing my ability to go to the local library and read all the auto magazines, I've reconnected with my favorite auto journalist John McElroy of (formerly PBS') Autoline Detroit. Now Autolin...
by KingKrab65
Mon May 04, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 228608

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

I filled up my tank yesterday for $10.60 with price at $1.31/gallon. It is hard to believe that in January the price at almost exactly a dollar more per gallon here in Charlotte, NC.
by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: GenVibe Garage
Topic: Byerscrew Vibe Garage
Replies: 32
Views: 3466

Re: Byerscrew Vibe Garage

That is really cool that you can fit a Vibe motor in the back of a Vibe. PA to AL and back in a weekend is a good bit of travel as well.

Looks like you have a healthy amount of helpers. Good luck with your project and keep sending pictures..
by KingKrab65
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Synthetic oil and changes
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Synthetic oil and changes

Here is the entire maintenance thread with the oil filter portion at the beginning. Unless it is for the extra capacity mentioned above, I really am not sure why they would spec a V-6 for all of the filter brands. https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/official-ultimate-2003-2008-corolla-matrix-pontia...
by KingKrab65
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Synthetic oil and changes
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Synthetic oil and changes

That looks like a winner then. Next time oil changes are needed for the family fleet, we will be trying out the Costco store brand.

Thanks for the link!
by KingKrab65
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Synthetic oil and changes
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Synthetic oil and changes

Costco was having a special on Mobil One this month. Since i was already doing a scheduled oil change, I went there to get a good deal on it. Right next to the Mobil One was the "Costco Synthetic Oil". Does anyone know which company that oil originates from? Based on the price, I am guessing that it...
by KingKrab65
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: My 2003 vibe gt
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: My 2003 vibe gt

Thank you for the invite i have not been camping around Jamestown before but i did go to Lucile Balls museum, Oh yea there was some rust at the rocker panels, i took care of it, reason this car survived all this time in Buffalo is because it hasn't been here through any winter since 2011. I drive i...
by KingKrab65
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 228608

Re: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread

$1.85 for 92 octane here in Charlotte at the Costco.

Gotta love the Saudi vs. Russian under cutting each other in the time of global low demand.
by KingKrab65
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem
Replies: 36
Views: 2094

Re: 2.4L 2AZFE post mortem

WOW, you got one clean car (body wise, not interior). That should last you forever and a day.

Congratulations on all of your hard work to get it going.
by KingKrab65
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Am I screwed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1650

Re: Am I screwed?

Good luck with your mission!

FMI - did that price include a transmission and/or the engine module? Just curious.
by KingKrab65
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 70
Views: 4226

Re: Coronavirus

Larry Hogan rocks! What a great Governor he turned out to be in this crisis. I saw his interview the other night on the PBS News Hour. He did a good job on talking about his actions, what he was going to do, and wasn't afraid to say he did not have an answer. (What a concept) We could do with a litt...
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Cell phone holder 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Cell phone holder 2005

I made one of these using the largest binder clip I could find that fit onto one of the vents. Downfall: it gets toasted in the winter. I suppose if you have an aftermarket single din radio and have the storage cubby, you could likely clip it onto the lip there. https://www.instructables.com/id/Bin...
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Maintenance DIY
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Maintenance DIY

I came across this Corolla DYI site for general maintenance. It has a lot of pictures to accompany the commentary. I thought it was pretty good.

https://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Art ... Guides.htm
by KingKrab65
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody have a car shipped before?
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Anybody have a car shipped before?

How did your car shipping experience end (or did it end yet?)

Just curious.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: key replacement - 2005 vibe
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: key replacement - 2005 vibe

When I bought my Vibe, it had one key and that was pretty well rounded off. I took it to the Buick/GMC dealership and they made a replacement for me as I waited. Since they were charging me the hourly rate (i.e. expensive); I had them make several duplicates for around 75 cents each. If I remember c...
by KingKrab65
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 07 vibe I repaired at work
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: 07 vibe I repaired at work

WOW, great work all the way around from patch to paint. You can definitely tell it is a labor of love.

You should be very proud of your work here.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

Cool, thanks for the heads up.

Just let me know. Thanks
by KingKrab65
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S & FREE - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: F/S - Aftermarket parts for 03-08 Vibe/Matrix

I might be interested. How much for the DC Sports Carbon Steel Strut Tower Bar?
by KingKrab65
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: I just joined, bought a 2003 and need advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: I just joined, bought a 2003 and need advice.

Welcome to the forum. LOTS of great people and information here for your Vibe needs. The salvage yards are your friends. Not only can you get replacement parts but sometimes you can even upgrade your equipment. Look for the national chains of Pull-a-part and LKQ in your areas. They have online searc...
by KingKrab65
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody have a car shipped before?
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Anybody have a car shipped before?

I have had two cars shipped before. One in state and one from out of state. Both of the experiences were alright. I did mine through meghan@horizonautotransport.com and it was back in 2012 and 2014. I am not sure if she is still doing it. There is also a service Auto Driveaway that will give you pri...
by KingKrab65
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Confession of an ex-Viber
Replies: 23
Views: 2154

Re: Confession of an ex-Viber

Congratulations on your new ride. I hope it serves you well.

I also hope you hang around the forum. I know I have gleaned LOTS of valuable advice and insight on Vibes through your comments.
by KingKrab65
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL
Replies: 19
Views: 1509

Re: AC recirculate gear repair, Orlando, FL

I don't think the Toyota uses the same actuator. Correct. This issue is only present on a Vibe. Due to the major flaws of the Vibe (radio, HVAC) the matrix is inherently more reliable. :lol: Maybe this question is obvious to others but I have to ask it. Does the Toyota actuator fit/work on the Vibe?
by KingKrab65
Wed May 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Performance cam phaser for engine build
Replies: 26
Views: 2151

Re: Performance cam phaser for engine build

There's also a big difference between negativity and being realistic. There are a LOT of modifications that can be done to these cars, station wagon or not. Unfortunately, these are NOT the engines of the 1940's, which could be modified like crazy. (V8-60 as a big example) These engines have been e...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1924

Re: Engine idle vibration -- How much is too much?

There are four mounts: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=8518676&cc=1432959&jsn=340 RockAuto sells a kit (linked above) that contains three motor mounts and one transmission mount. The favorite brands on their site are Anchor and DEA/MRC. I think Energy Suspension makes a urethane motor m...
by KingKrab65
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Performance cam phaser for engine build
Replies: 26
Views: 2151

Re: Performance cam phaser for engine build

Wow, so much negativity about modding out the Vibe. I guess Pontiac was ignorant when they created a performance version of the Vibe called the GT, right? Not everyone wants the same silver base Vibe with the same motor and performance. Treesleevesdents is correct, if this young person wants to chan...
by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sad anniversary today
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Sad anniversary today

by KingKrab65
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?
Replies: 19
Views: 2722

Re: Is a 2009 Vibe with 150,000 Miles on It Used Up?

KC27: congrats to your new to you Vibe! Looks really nice! You may book mark this thread: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44875 And in there you find: http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44681#p507900 I may have to do this again myself! :roll: Congrats on you...