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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Monday, April 04, 2011 11:26 AM
Do you seriously check your tire pressure every week?





Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 6:16 PM
JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Sweet.

Yeah. I was never really a fan of the TRD logo, I pretty much just put it on there for @!#$s and giggles. I got the oil cap just for the cap itself, not the logo.

Copter wrote:

Do you seriously check your tire pressure every week?

Yeah. I try to check it every weekend along with filling up the windshield washer fluid and checking all the other fluids.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:02 PM
Copter wrote:

Do you seriously check your tire pressure every week?


Why not? Sounds like a good owner who cares about her DD and keeps everything in check.


On the other hand....you have other fingers.

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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:01 PM
Copter wrote:

Do you seriously check your tire pressure every week?


you'd be surprised how long you can make tires last if you keep after the air pressure and rotate them when you are suppose too



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, April 08, 2011 5:23 PM
JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Why not? Sounds like a good owner who cares about her DD and keeps everything in check.
99redz24 wrote:

you'd be surprised how long you can make tires last if you keep after the air pressure and rotate them when you are suppose too

Thanks for the backup guys . You would have thought I said I change the oil every week or something totally ridiculous like that, geez.

Like 99redz24 said, it helps the tires last longer and I'll take any help I can get since they're 215/45/18 and replacements won't be cheap. We have an air compressor and digital tire gauge, so checking the tire pressure and airing them up and/or letting air out only takes about five minutes. That's more than well worth it to me. Keeping your tires at the proper pressure also helps with gas mileage, which again is pretty important to me with gas prices what they are these days.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, April 09, 2011 4:31 AM
Looks good!

You should get the 194 LED bulbs that DDM Tuning sells as they put out a nice bright white light. I have them on my SUV now and I like them.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, April 09, 2011 6:20 AM
Tribals wrote:

Looks good!

Thanks!




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, April 15, 2011 2:10 PM
J TO ENVY wrote:

JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Why not? Sounds like a good owner who cares about her DD and keeps everything in check.
99redz24 wrote:

you'd be surprised how long you can make tires last if you keep after the air pressure and rotate them when you are suppose too

Thanks for the backup guys . You would have thought I said I change the oil every week or something totally ridiculous like that, geez.

Like 99redz24 said, it helps the tires last longer and I'll take any help I can get since they're 215/45/18 and replacements won't be cheap. We have an air compressor and digital tire gauge, so checking the tire pressure and airing them up and/or letting air out only takes about five minutes. That's more than well worth it to me. Keeping your tires at the proper pressure also helps with gas mileage, which again is pretty important to me with gas prices what they are these days.


Hey hey now, I never said that was a bad thing nor was I jumping down anyones throat I asked a question so ease up. I'm just shocked I never knew anyone that checked it that often. I check mine every oil change (min) and I keep a checker in the glove box and check especially when nice when I get gas. I drive every day on the expressway and know what it can do for your tires, fuel mileage and suspension and wouldn't bash anyone for doing that.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:28 AM
Copter wrote:

Hey hey now, I never said that was a bad thing nor was I jumping down anyones throat I asked a question so ease up. I'm just shocked I never knew anyone that checked it that often. I check mine every oil change (min) and I keep a checker in the glove box and check especially when nice when I get gas. I drive every day on the expressway and know what it can do for your tires, fuel mileage and suspension and wouldn't bash anyone for doing that.

Glad to hear you weren't being negative about it . I plan on having the Vibe for a long time, so I am very anal about maintenance-related things like changing the oil, checking the tire pressure, etc. I want to keep it running and looking good for many years to come.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, April 29, 2011 6:35 PM
*UPDATES*

"VIBE GT" LED 3rd Brake Light (Custom Made By Tim Pollauf) - 04.19.11












Grafx Werks LiquiDomed Black Decal For The TRD Oil Filler Cap - 04.21.11








Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 20, 2011 2:53 PM
Here is the updated information for my 2009 Vibe GT:

Accomplishments:
3rd place in the "Stock Class" at the 3rd Annual Wisconsin GM-Tuner Gathering (05.22.10)
GenVibe.com's April 2011 Vibe of the Month

Turned over 20,000 miles (01.28.11)

Modifications:

Engine:

exhaust manifold heat shield painted black
Grafx Werks metallic silver "VVT-i 16V" engine cover overlay
K&N Typhoon metallic silver powder coated cold air intake (#69-8613TS) with an AEM Dry Flow air filter (#21-203DK)
air intake resonator removed

Wheels:
chrome valve caps

winter: 07 Toyota Camry 16" steel wheels (#42611-06350)
205/55/16 Kelly Explorer tires
03-10 Vibe Base lug nuts (#88972746)

Brakes:
calipers painted black
centers of rotors painted black

Exterior:
Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (9145) in the fog lights
front license plate replaced with color matched plugs
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra bulbs (9006 / 9005) in the headlights
Stealth Auto chrome amber bulbs (3457) in the front marker lights
35% tinted windows
Honda 7" antenna (#39151-STK-A01)
Grafx Werks metallic silver "genvibe.com" decal on the lower passenger side of the hatch glass
Stealth Auto chrome amber bulbs (7440) in the rear marker lights
Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (7443) in the taillights
Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (921) in the reverse lights
"PONTIAC VIBE GT" badges removed from the hatch
Sylvania SilverStar bulb (168) in the license marker

Interior:
GM chrome shift knob overlay (#19171212)
GM premium all weather front and rear floor mats (#19170829) [discontinued]
GM rear cargo security shade (#19171208)
GM premium all weather cargo mat (#19170827)

Miscellaneous:
independent fog lights
AHLs disabled
DRLs disabled
hard wired Cobra 10 band extra sensory detection radar/laser detector (#ESD-9110)

Future:

Engine:

Optima Red Top battery (25 - #8025-160)

Wheels:
Toyota chrome wheel locks (#00276-00901)

winter: 09-10 Vibe 2.4L Base 16" wheel covers (#24100434)
chrome valve caps and sleeves

Interior:
10 Vibe silver shift indicator bezel (#19205020)
Husky Liners WeatherBeater black front and rear floor liners (#98531)
Husky Liners WeatherBeater black cargo liner (#25021)


GM Chrome Shift Knob Overlay - 07.20.11




Here are some recent pictures I took after giving it a full exterior detail and changing the oil:
















Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:49 PM
*UPDATE*

2010 Vibe Silver Shift Indicator Bezel - 08.23.11





Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:55 AM
I like everything about this car. Mods are done tastefully.

Good to see a female driver taking good car of her car. Seems like all the g/f's I had think a car is a fill up and drive device.
Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:26 PM
Thanks! I really appreciate it . This is my baby so of course I'm going to take good care of it.



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:53 PM
You have such a nice car Carrie! You really need to come visit the WIGMS. We all miss you!



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:36 PM
Didn't notice the difference at first, but I like it. Cleans up the look of the console.


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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, August 26, 2011 4:02 PM
lafonjef wrote:

You have such a nice car Carrie! You really need to come visit the WIGMS. We all miss you!

Thanks Jeff ! I miss you guys and gals too! I really need to try and get up there before winter.

Tony T Crams wrote:

Didn't notice the difference at first, but I like it. Cleans up the look of the console.

Thanks !



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:07 AM
You take insanely good care of your car, and mod it quite tastefully and simply. I like that... but I do have to say I hate those custom word 3rd brake light things. You are no exception


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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:45 PM
JLAudioCavalier wrote:

You take insanely good care of your car, and mod it quite tastefully and simply. I like that... but I do have to say I hate those custom word 3rd brake light things. You are no exception

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it ! I guess I never posted that I got rid of the 3rd brake light. It seemed like a good idea at the time and was very high quality (custom made by a fellow GenVibe member), but once it was installed, I realized it was too "showy" for my liking and went back to the stock one. I also got rid of the TRD oil filler cap because it got too damn hot and was a PITA to remove without first removing the engine cover.



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 27, 2011 4:03 PM
I actually like it. I love the third brake light and like that it's custom made. Great job!




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, January 08, 2012 10:37 AM
*UPDATE*

2009-2010 Vibe 2.4L Base/AWD 16" Wheel Covers (for the winter wheels) - 12.31.11





The Vibe will now look much more respectable during the winter months!

And here's the updated information and modifications:

Accomplishments:
3rd place in the "Stock Class" at the 3rd Annual Wisconsin GM-Tuner Gathering (05.22.10)
GenVibe.com's April 2011 Vibe of the Month

Turned over 10,000 miles (02.26.10)
Turned over 20,000 miles (01.28.11)

Modifications:

Engine:

exhaust manifold heat shield painted black
Grafx Werks metallic silver "VVT-i 16V" engine cover overlay
K&N Typhoon metallic silver powder coated cold air intake (#69-8613TS)
AEM Brute Force Dryflow air filter (#21-203BF)
AEM Dryflow air filter wrap (#1-4000)

Wheels:
summer: chrome valve caps

winter: 2009-2010 Vibe 2.4L Base/AWD 16" steel wheels (#19184107)
2009-2010 Vibe 2.4L Base/AWD 16" wheel covers (#24100434)
205/55/16 Kelly Explorer tires
2003-2010 Vibe steel wheel-specific lug nuts (#88972746)

Brakes:
calipers painted black
centers of rotors painted black

Exterior:
Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (9145) in the fog lights
front license plate replaced with color matched plugs
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra bulbs (9006) in the low beam headlights
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra bulbs (9005) in the high beam headlights
Stealth Auto chrome amber bulbs (3457) in the front marker lights
35% tinted windows
Honda 7" antenna (#39151-STK-A01)
Grafx Werks metallic silver "genvibe.com" decal on the lower right corner of the hatch glass
Stealth Auto chrome amber bulbs (7440) in the rear marker lights
Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (921) in the reverse lights
"PONTIAC VIBE GT" badges removed from the hatch
Sylvania SilverStar bulb (168) in the license marker

Interior:
GM Accessories chrome shift knob overlay (#19171212)
2010 Vibe silver shift indicator bezel (#19205020)
GM Accessories premium all weather front and rear floor mats (#19170829) [discontinued]
GM Accessories rear cargo security shade (#19171208)
GM Accessories premium all weather cargo mat (#19170827)

Miscellaneous:
independent fog lights
AHLs disabled
DRLs disabled

Future:

Engine:

Optima Red Top battery (#8020-164)

Wheels:
summer: Toyota chrome wheel locks (#00276-00901)

Exterior:
Sylvania SilverStar zXe bulbs (9006) in the low beam headlights
Sylvania SilverStar zXe bulbs (9005) in the high beam headlights

As always, more pictures and information can be found on Car Domain and in my GenVibe Garage. Thanks for looking !




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, January 08, 2012 2:58 PM
A few more pictures...









Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, January 08, 2012 3:36 PM
Wow you're keeping that soo clean!! Even in winter!
Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Monday, January 09, 2012 6:16 PM
MyKoup owns theZ wrote:

Wow you're keeping that soo clean!! Even in winter!

LOL! Not exactly... I washed it before I installed the wheel covers on New Year's Eve day because the weather was unseasonably warm and dry here in Chicagoland. It's stayed clean ever since because we haven't had any snow, rain, etc., but before I washed it New Year's Eve day, it hadn't been washed for quite some time I'm ashamed to say. It was really nasty. My New Year's resolution is to clean it more often because it obviously looks so much better when it's all nice and clean.



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Monday, January 09, 2012 6:24 PM
Carrie, I am sure I have told you this many times before, but I LOVE your vibe. I really hope you can make it to a few WIGM meets this year!



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