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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, August 02, 2013 6:42 AM
vibenvy wrote:

@ Sparky: FYI... I'm a girl !




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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 03, 2013 5:17 AM
No worries . I'm used to it. I've been experiencing this since I joined here in 2002 .



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 03, 2013 8:50 AM
vibenvy wrote:

No worries . I'm used to it. I've been experiencing this since I joined here in 2002 .


No big deal, bro.


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z yaaaa wrote:

its not much fun trying to argue with a wall.
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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:41 PM
Well, I removed the PlastiDip last weekend. The black wheels just weren't my style.



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:51 PM
Purple or bust ^^^^


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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:07 PM
Actually, purple would look amazing.



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:58 PM
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Well, I removed the PlastiDip last weekend. The black wheels just weren't my style.



Blasphemy, put it back!






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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:12 PM
Sparky15_00 (Corsica Dude) wrote:

Actually, purple would look amazing.

Yes sir , plastidip purple blaze with a pearl or metalizer overcoat



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Friday, August 16, 2013 9:31 AM
I vote purple anodize with clear coat.





Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:59 PM
My mom would be the one to want purple wheels on her Vibe since it's her favorite color !

Realistically, I may give the PlastiDip True Metallics Aluminum a try early next year after I get new tires. I'm thinking a nice silver wheel would be much more my style while still changing the look of the exterior a bit. We shall see...



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, August 17, 2013 8:19 PM
I always assumed that plastidip was used by people just to peel it off later if they didn't like the color.




Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, November 02, 2013 2:23 PM
*UPDATE*

Illinois Route 66 Specialty License Plate - VIBIN - 10.31.13









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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:02 PM
Wow, it's been a LONG time since I've updated this...

Magnaflow Performance Catback Exhaust System - 07.11.14












235/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12 evo Ultra High Performance Summer Tires - 03.21.15




Chrome Engine Cover Bolts - 04.18.15


WeatherTech TechShade Windshield Sun Shade - 05.30.15


60,000 Miles! - 07.28.15


Nice Clean Rear End! - 08.02.15


Altgeld Hall @ Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL - 08.09.15














eBay (yagerdsigns253) Plain Black Plastic Rear License Plate Frame - 09.11.15


Black Painted Engine Oil Dipstick Handle - 09.13.15




All Nice And Clean! - 10.20.15


2012-2014 Toyota Yaris Chrome Trimmed HVAC Knobs - 11.08.15




eBay (topupauto) Black Plastic Front And Rear Door Hinge & Striker Covers - 01.06.16








TRD Radiator Cap - 01.06.16


Updated modification list:

Engine:
TRD radiator cap
black painted exhaust manifold heat shield
black painted engine oil dipstick handle
TRD forged aluminum oil filler cap [with metallic silver painted insert]
chrome engine cover bolts
Grafx Werks metallic silver VVT-i 16V engine cover overlay
K&N Typhoon short ram air intake
AEM Brute Force Dryflow air filter
AEM air filter wrap [with blacked out logo]
Optima 35 series Red Top battery
air intake ducting and resonator removed
Magnaflow performance catback exhaust system [2.25" stainless steel mandrel bent piping, stainless steel 5"x8"x14" oval bodied muffler & polished stainless steel 4" round angle cut tip]

Suspension:
TRD front strut tower brace

Wheels - Summer:
235/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12 evo ultra high performance summer tires
Toyota [McGard] OEM alloy wheel-specific chrome wheel locks
Slime chrome valve stem caps and sleeves

Wheels - Winter:
2009-2010 Vibe 2.4L Base / AWD 16" steel wheels
2009-2010 Vibe 2.4L Base / AWD 16" wheel covers
205/55/16 Kelly Explorer all season tires
2003-2010 Vibe steel wheel / wheel cover-specific lug nuts
Slime black anodized valve stem caps

Brakes:
black painted front and rear calipers
black painted front and rear rotor hats

Exterior:
front license plate replaced with color matched plugs
Vosla HIR2 +30 bulbs in the low beam headlights
Philips HIR1 bulbs in the high beam headlights
2" round blind spot mirrors on the lower outer corners of the side mirrors
35% tinted front and rear windows
WeatherTech dark tinted front and rear in-channel side window deflectors
Honda 7" antenna
Grafx Werks metallic silver genvibe.com on the lower right corner of the hatch glass
PONTIAC VIBE GT badges removed from the hatch
Illinois Route 66 specialty vanity rear license plate - VIBIN
eBay (yagerdsigns253) plain black plastic rear license plate frame
stainless steel rear license plate screws [added two bottom screws]

Interior:
eBay (topupauto) black plastic front and rear door hinge covers
eBay (topupauto) black plastic front and rear door striker covers
Auto Drive black inside grip steering wheel cover
2012-2014 Toyota Yaris chrome trimmed HVAC knobs
GM Accessories chrome shift knob overlay *discontinued*
2010 Vibe metallic silver shifter bezel
GM Accessories premium all weather front and rear floor mats *discontinued*
GM Accessories rear cargo security shade
2 GM Accessories premium all weather cargo mats

Miscellaneous:
independent fog lights
Automatic Headlights (AHL) disabled
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) disabled
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) disabled
OnStar module removed
WeatherTech TechShade windshield sun shade
FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filter

Future:

Wheels - Summer:

metallic silver powder coated OEM wheels

Brakes:
PowerStop Evolution Performance drilled and slotted rotors [with black powder coated edges and hats]
black powder coated front and rear calipers
PowerStop Z17 Evolution Plus ceramic front and rear pads
Techna-Fit braided stainless steel front and rear lines [with a black PVC protective coating]

Interior:
GM Accessories front and rear door sill plates [covered with clear Lamin-X]

Miscellaneous:
Hella Super Tones dual horns [with black painted grilles]
K&N cabin air filter




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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:46 PM
I always thought if someone were to turbo one of these it would be really cool and probably surprise a lot of people.
Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, February 14, 2016 8:47 AM
I'm sure that would be pretty badass! Unfortunately, I don't have the desire, the know-how or the money to tackle something like that...



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Monday, February 15, 2016 7:54 AM
Looks good, as always.



Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, February 20, 2016 5:17 AM
Thanks GT !



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, February 21, 2016 6:40 PM
Took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday and washed the Vibe...







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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:00 PM
Independent fog lights, meaning you can turn them on without having your headlights on? How did you do this?
Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Sunday, September 25, 2016 6:31 PM
Mark Walden wrote:

Independent fog lights, meaning you can turn them on without having your headlights on? How did you do this?

Yes! I can have just the fog lights, parking lights and fog lights, low beams and fog lights (obviously) and even high beams and fog lights! There's a few different methods. I went with the easiest and least invasive one (option #1). I did this way back in 2009 and have had zero issues. It's definitely been one of my favorite "mods"!

And since I'm here...

This happened earlier today...




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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:57 PM
vibenvy wrote:

Mark Walden wrote:

Independent fog lights, meaning you can turn them on without having your headlights on? How did you do this?

Yes! I can have just the fog lights, parking lights and fog lights, low beams and fog lights (obviously) and even high beams and fog lights! There's a few different methods. I went with the easiest and least invasive one (option #1). I did this way back in 2009 and have had zero issues. It's definitely been one of my favorite "mods"!

And since I'm here...

This happened earlier today...


I just tried this and now my fog lights aren't working at all how exactly did you splice and ground it? I just cut it and put electrical tape on it.

Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:56 PM
Nevermind, I'm an idiot! I grounded it now and it's working. Thanks!
Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:14 PM
wow , you still have it and its still very clean








Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Saturday, November 05, 2016 8:01 AM
Mark Walden wrote:

I just tried this and now my fog lights aren't working at all how exactly did you splice and ground it? I just cut it and put electrical tape on it.

Nevermind, I'm an idiot! I grounded it now and it's working. Thanks!

LOL! Glad you got it figured out Mark ! So, I take it you have a Vibe?!

97cavie24ls() wrote:

wow , you still have it and its still very clean

Yep ! It will be 8 years old in a couple weeks (November 17th) and then in April, it will be 9 years that I've had it. It still looks and feels like a new car! It's my pride and joy and has been an amazing vehicle thus far!



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Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Progress Thread
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:13 PM
dave.org's vibe looks like hell paint wise , lol as do the others i see here , but then the sun and lack of care im sure play a huge part of that








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