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by SeattleJeremy
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB exhaust manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: WTB exhaust manifold

Monkey wrench is your go to for stuff like that. Here's a direct link. https://www.monkeywrenchracing.com/product-category/corollamatrix0308/corollamatrix0308exhaust/corollamatrix0308headerscatpipes/ Make sure to get a Vibe/Matrix/Corolla header. The Celica headers do not work because they are a dif...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Testing 1..2..3
Topic: test1
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: test1

Testies!
by SeattleJeremy
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale(OBO) 05 Potiac Vibe GT(Manual)
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: For Sale(OBO) 05 Potiac Vibe GT(Manual)

Yes, it is rare, less than 10% of the 05's were GT's. How do people contact you if their interested, forum private message (PM)?
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Chains or?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Chains or?

To find out if you have a FWD or AWD Vibe look under the rear bumper. FWD cars have suspension that looks like this, but normally that red bar is black. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kHb6aJMjfds/maxresdefault.jpg AWD cars have this equipment instead of the red bar in the previous picture https://www.ebay.c...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear Struts
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Rear Struts

The rear struts are the only thing you need. The rear strut mount bearing doesn't move very much to start with (unlike the front) and the bump stop and dust shield (as long as they are intact) are fine to keep.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Tranny swap 5 to 6 questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Tranny swap 5 to 6 questions.

What car has a 6-speed in 2007?
The 6-speed that fits the Vibe/Matrix/Corolla is the C60. If you've got a C65 from an MR2, you might be in for some trouble.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: rear door tie down?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: rear door tie down?

zbyers wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:57 am
pop the hatch glass. run whatever you need through that, shut it?
2009 and 2010 cars cannot open the rear glass.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: rear door tie down?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: rear door tie down?

When I hauled a couch with my Vibe the guy a the store fished twine through the latch. I'm not sure how he did it, but maybe someone at the store will know.
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sudden deep exhaust note?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Sudden deep exhaust note?

I agree with Andrewclaus, sounds like a cracked manifold or joint, because it is only seen when the engine is underload.
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Sudden deep exhaust note?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Sudden deep exhaust note?

Yes, please have someone look at this.
Having holes in your exhaust piping can cause issues with the computer controlling how much fuel enters the engine.
Also, if exhaust leaks in to the cabin it can cause carbon monoxide poising.
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Straight Pipe Question
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Straight Pipe Question

Correct, removing this stuff will not destroy the engine. However, the ECU will have to do more work to keep it running right, and removing the cat will not make the car faster without a tune.
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: What type of plastic is the trim on 04 Vibe
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: What type of plastic is the trim on 04 Vibe

There are retaining clips that hold the plastic over fender and plastic to the doors.

It would be better to remove the plastic, then install new clips.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2AZFE vs 1AZXFE engine compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: 2AZFE vs 1AZXFE engine compatibility

The Wikipedia article sums it up really well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_AZ_engine#2AZ-FXE Excellent Wikipedia article. It even goes into the "oil burning" issue which many of us have! :o Also at 12.5:1 compression ratio one would think PREMIUM fuel would be mandatory? Maybe it is on thos...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: 2AZFE vs 1AZXFE engine compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: 2AZFE vs 1AZXFE engine compatibility

The 2AZFE and 1AZXFE are similar, but not the same. In order to run this engine in a Vibe you would need to have a custom ECU map created, and it's super hard to do that on these Toyota ECU's. The Wikipedia article sums it up really well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_AZ_engine#2AZ-FXE 2AZ-FX...
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: 5 speed manual transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: 5 speed manual transmission

The 2002 and 2003 transmissions are likely different in some way.

However, the Corolla 2003 5-speeds don't fail at the same rate as the Vibe/Matrix. I think we determined the transmissions are the same and the heavier Vibe/Matrix 5-speed fails due to the extra weight of the cars.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: AGAIN with the Jalopnik articles
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: AGAIN with the Jalopnik articles

When you're photoshopping stuff, how does one not notice you were comparing the dash of the RHD Voltz/1st gen Matrix with the 2nd gen Vibe? Geez. At any rate, it wasn't a ridiculous rebadge at all. The Pontiac was a far better looking car than the Matrix and Toyota knew that. :D haha, yea, I notice...
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: from Jalopnik today
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: from Jalopnik today

There are a few Neons around here but most of the ones still running are in various stages of falling apart or are multi-colored from replacement panels. My father had a used Geo Metro when he retired to Florida. I was really surprised how small the motor was in that thing. I have seen go karts wit...
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: from Jalopnik today
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: from Jalopnik today

I see a hand full of Geo Metros in my area on a regular basis. One has fresh chromatic paint that shifts from green to purple like this https://www.hiroboy.com/userfiles/image ... 84779.jpeg

Neon's? They are all gone.
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: CT200h
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: CT200h

Found out the hard way the CT200h also has glass fog lights (like the Vibe/Matrix). Thankfully, they're shared with a bunch of other Toyota's so they're readily available.
by SeattleJeremy
Wed May 26, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: CT200h
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: CT200h

My wife purchased a 2014 ct200h in January of this year. It's not just suppose to be a luxury Prius, it is! Much like the Corolla/Vibe is the same car in Sedan and Hatch back forms. The Prius and CT200h share everything other than body paneling and interior. Engine, hybrid battery, transmission, sus...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon May 17, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: LSD? Yay or Nay?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: LSD? Yay or Nay?

None of the 09-10 Vibes had a mechanical LSD.

Toyota made versions of the C60 six speed manual with an LSD, but I don't know if it was ever fitted to a Vibe from the factory. The C60 was only available on the Vibe in 03-05 GT's.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear struts same as corolla ?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Rear struts same as corolla ?

Ride height is determined by the spring.
The Corolla ones might wear faster, but we're talking about 100lbs difference between comparably equipped the Corolla (2600lbs) and Vibe (2700lbs).
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear struts same as corolla ?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Rear struts same as corolla ?

SlammedNiss wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Not nice to size shame. :mrgreen:
I think everyone here would agree badonkadonk's are where it's at.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Rear struts same as corolla ?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Rear struts same as corolla ?

They are physically the same on the outside, but the inside will have different valving to compensate for the Vibes heavier rear.

That being said, you are unlikely to notice a difference.
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Would this fit a 2009 standard transmission?
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Would this fit a 2009 standard transmission?

Make sure to measure the height of the stock boot. I'm not sure 6" of material is enough.

Note: The "installed" picture for the tall shifter is the stock boot on a WRX, and the shorter shifter pictured is the stock boot for a BRZ/FRS.
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Vibe AWD or....
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Vibe AWD or....

I hope someone with more info about the AWD cars can pipe up. From what I've read make sure to stick your head under the car and look at the rear diff to make sure it's dry. If it's leaking walk away.
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: New driver/Vibe gets new lease on life
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: New driver/Vibe gets new lease on life

Congrats on your 17 y/o getting their license! The intake manifold gasket is a perfect first deep dive in to an engine. It's really satisfying to have that fixed.
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: intake manifold

What are your goals for this car?

Weapon R makes some great looking manifolds, but I don't see anything on their site for the 1zz-fe. The plastic intake manifold on this car is really efficient and affective... as long as the intake manifold gasket is intact (which is prone to failure)
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Canada - Ontario
Topic: Looking for buying wiper blade/rubber refills in GTA
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Looking for buying wiper blade/rubber refills in GTA

I purchased new blades for a Toyota Matrix, then kept going back to the Toyota parts department for refills.
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Transmission Died
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Transmission Died

Also check https://car-part.com/

It's pretty common to find a working transmission on this website for under $700.
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Collision Controls WORK
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Collision Controls WORK

Wow, what crazy video. Nice to see it works!
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Poll: USPS woes
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Poll: USPS woes

I haven't had any trouble this fall, but my coworker who lives in a different town is having awful luck. 5 of 7 packages delivered by USPS have been stolen after being delivered. The Amazon stuff delivered to his place where all received without incident.
by SeattleJeremy
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 3D printing grille parts?!
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: 3D printing grille parts?!

VIBRATR wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:53 am
It would look weird. But I FINALLY found one! :)
Great news. Glad you where able to find one :D
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 3D printing grille parts?!
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: 3D printing grille parts?!

If you are able to find a model or get the part modeled, you will want to to have it printed in ABS (and paint it) or even better ASA (and paint it). The most common 3D printing filament, PLA, breaks down quickly under direct UV (sunlight). On the other hand it might be cheaper and less work to go t...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Are Matrix 2008 wheels interchageable with Vibe base 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Are Matrix 2008 wheels interchageable with Vibe base 2004

zbyers wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:14 am
All Vibe/Matrixes with the 1.8L have a bolt pattern of 5x100.

All Vibe/Matrixes with the 2.4L have a bolt pattern of 5x114.3.
Thanks, that's a better answer.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Handling, Suspension, & Brakes
Topic: Rack and Pinion damaged? 2007 Vibe 2WD
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Rack and Pinion damaged? 2007 Vibe 2WD

Did insurance pay to fix the other damage, if so talk to the adjuster again and make them pay to fix the steering as well.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge about the steering can chime in on your technical question.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: Are Matrix 2008 wheels interchageable with Vibe base 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Are Matrix 2008 wheels interchageable with Vibe base 2004

Yes

All 03-08 Vibes/Matrix/Corolla have the same bolt pattern and hub size.
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: how i feel when i drive my car
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: how i feel when i drive my car

Lapping Suzuka feel's pretty good.
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: What is the Average Life Expectancy for the OEM O2 Sensors?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: What is the Average Life Expectancy for the OEM O2 Sensors?

O2 sensors are sensitive to environment. The longer time the O2 sensor spends outside of it's desired range, the more likely it will be broken. EG: Exhaust leaks cause the sensors to heat up too much. A leaky injector can cause the cat to go bad, causing more fuel to be dumped on the sensor than it ...
by SeattleJeremy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: what is this and is it dangerous
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: what is this and is it dangerous

I agree with zbyers, you're going to need a pro body shop to look at that.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tires
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Winter Tires

Between 16 and 17" tires it will depend on your wheels. Some oxidation or discoloring in steal wheels will not affect performance in a tangible way. If the wheel looks like this aveo wheel linked below then don't worry. https://www.aveoforum.com/forum/attachments/f94/4244d1307281653-repaint-your-rus...
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Car Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Car Seats

Both are narrow 17" seats, but I'm afraid a set of three this wide will not fit. You should measure this your self, but the rear hip room on the Vibe is listed as 47.8 inches. If we divide that by three it means each seat has 15.9" of space. How tall is your 7 year old? Can you get a narrow booster ...
by SeattleJeremy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Signs of a bad computer, same computer for 1zz and 2zz?
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Signs of a bad computer, same computer for 1zz and 2zz?

I agree with zbyers, make sure all the big connections leading from the battery and the alternator are good.
by SeattleJeremy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Underdrive pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 379

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 experi...
by SeattleJeremy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?

zbyers wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:26 am
https://advancedkeys.com/Prod_AK105B.html
Thanks Zbyers! That's the kinda thing I was thinking of. It's nice that there is no need to modify the door handles. I won't be investing this kinda money in a Vibe, but maybe my next car.
by SeattleJeremy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?

Thanks for the feedback joatmon. You are probably right. There would be a lot of work to make that function.
by SeattleJeremy
Sat May 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Keyless entry and go, without taking key out of pocket?

Hi Everyone, I'm looking for an aftermarket solution that would allow me to keep my key and fob in my pocket while entering the car and starting it. BMW, Mercedes, and VW group cars have this functionality, and I found this Hella article talking about it. https://www.hella.com/techworld/us/Technical...
by SeattleJeremy
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Best spots for installing microphone, usb, aux... ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Best spots for installing microphone, usb, aux... ?

I recently found this in my search to add a USB port to my desk. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SR13TJR/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078LMBQM6/ The blank spot next to the AC outlet would be a good place, as would the spot between the cup holders under the arm rest. It's a simple matter to drill a ro...
by SeattleJeremy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: strut question
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: strut question

You have a base Vibe. The fixed beam rear has nothing to adjust. Which is annoying, especially if something is out of alignment. The only thing we can do to fix it, is replace the rear sub-frame. When changing the front struts a wheel alignment is required. Maybe find an alignment shop that will do ...