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Torabraaten
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:40 am

Hi all Barry here.  Just bitten by the bug.  Looking at my first Riviera 95 SC with 84,000. May be the one.
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PostSubject: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:51 am

Torabraaten wrote:
Hi all Barry here.  Just bitten by the bug.  Looking at my first Riviera 95 SC with 84,000. May be the one.


95 Rivs are just fine! Hope you get a good one!


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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:32 pm

Herro Barry

95s are great! ya dont have to use whale sperm for the S/C and you can get a Eprom chip flashed in no time for better performance

Top 95 mods-

F-body brake mod

Sinister Eprom reprogram

Full coil over conversion (the air is thick with envy)

Smaller S/C pulley

Hard mount front cradle/rear RSSA

Jegs full alu rad swap

Jegs trans rad with integral fan

Custom rear alu adjustable links
yeah,you can do these mods to the Series 2, but it's alot more satisfying to to wax the tail of a S-2 in a 95.3gears


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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:46 pm

Hi Barry. Welcome and hope to see you around if you decide to indulge.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Welcome Barry! Any Riv is a good Riv!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Pfft Charlie. Go with the 95!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:15 pm

95,96,97,98,99...they're all good
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:48 pm

^this!


But....95, just sayin wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:05 pm

ohh yeah..haha
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:53 am

charlieRobinson wrote:


Torabraaten wrote:
Hi all Barry here.  Just bitten by the bug.  Looking at my first Riviera 95 SC with 84,000. May be the one.



My only advice would be to do your best to find a 98 or 99 before settling for a 95. Thats all. Have fun and do your best in finding a Riv for YOU!


I get negged 3 times for this? Are you serious? If i was a noob and i was going to get a Riv and you all told me a 95 was fine and then I start modding and realize it would be a hell of a lot easier if I had a 98+, I'd be pissed!

Seriously. LOOK for a 98+. if you cant find one, go 97 and under. Jeez. Cry baby 95ers can go cry.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:08 pm

Gave you a plus because it was a bit harsh when you were just trying to help out a fellow member!

Welcome to the forum Barry. All 8th gen Rivs are great! It depends on what you want out of your car. My 95 rides as well as any car Ive ever been in. If you are looking for something as a daily driver, go for the 95! There are more 95s than any other year, so its much easier to find parts in a junkyard if you're missing little unique pieces. The 95 is not that difficult to modify, theres just not alot of bolt on aftermarket parts. You need to get a bit creative and make some modifications to make things work. If you do want to go fast on a budget and dont have the time or ability to do everything yourself, the 97+ Riv is the way to go!

Its a Riv. Its going to be a great, enjoyable ride regardless of what year. Find one thats been cared for and you cant go wrong. 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:18 pm

+1 Dave
I love my 96, and plan on converting it to a 97 in almost all ways. Mainly the front knuckles for brake mods, and maybe a PCM/transmission for when my tranny eventually goes. But I don't care what statistics you send me, I want my metal buckles instead of those cheapo plastic ones. The summertime burns are worth it IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:46 pm

It is true that in some ways I would prefer to have a 98-99, but for the money I can't complain about my 95.  There are refinements to the later years, especially the 98-99, but there really isn't anything "wrong" with the 95.

Especially as a daily driver, I bet most people couldn't tell the difference.

In fact, all the challenges about lack of aftermarket support for the 95, the only thing that really bugs me severely about my 95 is the bad paint, but that's not a unique 95 model year issue wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:51 pm

Welcome to the site Barry hi

Pay no attention to all this jibber-jabber. You'll love your Riv no matter what....
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:07 pm

Absolutely, bottom line is owning a Riv, enjoying your Riv, and partaking in this great 8th gen community here. These guys have been the biggest blessing for me in owning this car. Can not say enough about the support here.

As per the jibber-jabber, I'm sorry Charlie! (That's the expression right?) Never intended to have any neg's tossed around. Just was pushing a lil fanboyism out for the 95s since most guys will popularly agree the later year models are more desirable...just cuz ours are a little....different. *sniffle*
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PostSubject: Re: Hi all   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:49 am

Welcome to this Great community.  Riviera's are AMAZING machines. I guarantee you will enjoy any Riv you may purchase.
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