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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:58 am

Abaddon wrote:
There's going to be a "For Sale" thread in the forum very soon with Turtle parts......

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:15 pm

jbird wrote:

Abaddon wrote:
There's going to be a "For Sale" thread in the forum very soon with Turtle parts......


popcorn

not a chance! the turtle is my baby. plus the saab isn't nearly fast enough
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:17 pm

Chris, I don't know why but that 3rd gen looks more badass than normal and it's not the color. Is there anything different about it otherwise?
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:26 pm

Just a stock IROC at the moment. The ground effects are not on the sides yet in the picture and still aren't. I've just been working on getting it primered and back together as stock. Then I'll start working on modding it in the spring.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:08 pm

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Have fun with your WRX.... Err.... SAAB...

Saw an identical Saab today, vanity plates read: "NOTAWRX" yay

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:12 pm

Looking to get a second car within the next few months. Right now I'm really digging the C32 AMG, but I'm open to suggestions. Budget is about 10k and I want it to be similar to the Riv, as in leather heated seats, automatic climate control, basically an unsuspecting luxobarge. RWD and stick is preferred but not mandatory. Ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:32 pm

do you like the lincoln LS (v8)? Those are a pretty nice car for a good ways under 10k. just spittin random ones off the top
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:47 pm

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do you like the lincoln LS (v8)? Those are a pretty nice car for a good ways under 10k. just spittin random ones off the top


They're alright, but price to performance and/or quality isn't as appealing as some other options (another Riviera with a mild build, LSx Camaros, etc). Never really was a huge FLM fan either...
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:50 pm

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matt270avian wrote:
Have fun with your WRX.... Err.... SAAB...



Saw an identical Saab today, vanity plates read: "NOTAWRX" yay

Jbird


I don't suspect too many people own that car (anymore) that aren't aware of its identity. It's funny when I went to the dealer and bought mine, I didn't even realize that the front and rear emblems had the 'saabaru' badges on them. I looked right past it.

I'm doing some sound modding on the car this week.

I've never been into touchscreen anything but it's the thing to have now and I felt it was appropriate for the car so I sold myself on it. I'm not regretting it

This isn't done yet but I decided to go simple and get a self-powered bazooka sub so I could easily take it out if I need the cargo space. I'm not gonna have two in there like in the pic... there's a story to that

After not being able to find a decent place to stick the bass knob in a more conventional way I decided to mill out a hole to install it in the console. It's very convenient there. After searching around I noticed STI's have a little badge there with the gear shift pattern. It was just free space to me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:38 am

nice install, those bass controls look factory, perfect size/placement.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:29 pm

Getting the Jimmy winter ready, or at least up to my standards anyway. Both sets of Oil Cooler lines, both Engine mounts, new LF axle (has a bag wrapped around it and shredded the outer boot), rotor resurface, spark plugs, air filter, tires, and an oil change. There was also about 1" of crusty, oily sludge over everything from the years of leaking from the Cooler Lines....cleaned all that off. It only took a case and a half of Brake Cleaner lol.
I NEVER want to do engine mounts in a 4.3L Jimmy/Blazer ever again. It's the biggest pain in the ass I think I've ever worked on as far as engine mounts are concerned.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:57 pm

I've done enough work on my Gram's 4.3 S10 to know just by looking the mounts and spark plugs are going to be painful. Everything else I've done to her truck (water pump, thermostat, distributor, fuel lines, air filter, etc. ) has been very easy. I dread when I have to do the spark plugs.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:23 pm

Assuming the inspection goes well, I'll be coming home with this by the end of the week (I shall call it the "Tug Boat").

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:34 pm

^^^ autocrossing will do that to you... (and it's the answer to everything).

BTW, thought I saw a new Bimmer on your FB?

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:10 am

Yeah the Miata fell through, got the BMW instead. A little bummed but it's still a really nice car, just needs a couple parts.



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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:29 pm

aw man no
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:29 pm

Sorry Charlie, literally all of the Miatas (and a couple Subarus) I looked at got sold out from under me even after a deal was made.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:05 pm

I did end up having to replace the Pressure Control Solenoid in the Aztek. Wow, what a difference. I really had no idea it was shifting as abnormally as it was. I also had to repair 3 wires that were rubbed bare in the main harness under the airbox (on top of trans). Thing drives perfectly now. Even the woman noticed it, and she's oblivious unless a light comes on the dash.

Buttoned that up on Saturday, then went home and cleaned out the garage. Low and behold, the Camaro fits joy The exhaust clears the step by 1/4". So, now my garage has my '97 AND the Camaro in it. Yay.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:51 pm

Hey guy's wandered my way back over here to creep on Turtlemans build and see what everyones up to with their rivs! Pretty cool to see some of you are still going at it!! I just picked up a new to me 2011 CTS V, and my buddy made this little meme and Its what made me remember where I came from. I sure miss the cost of the 3800 parts Versus the Cadillac Tax'd parts lol ... Hope everyone is still doin' great hi

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:31 pm

RIV IS THE TOP! NOT THE BOTTOM! evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:18 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
RIV IS THE TOP! NOT THE BOTTOM! evil


Just a meme man. I know my roots.. Heck I've owned 2 rivieras since I had my modded one I owned for 4.5 years!! cool But.... This V is just a completely different class of car.. Shit I push a button and the electromagnetic suspension stiffens for sport mode, hit that button again and it softens for touring mode.. It's such a wild car rock .. Can't wait to get to throwing my parts on this car ride
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:36 pm

IM NOT JEALOUS! ..... ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:44 pm

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It's such a wild car rock .. Can't wait to get to throwing my parts on this car ride

and fixing oil leaks.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:49 pm

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T Riley wrote:
It's such a wild car rock .. Can't wait to get to throwing my parts on this car ride


and fixing oil leaks.....

I don't know what oil leaks you're talking about sir! My Daily E46 Bmw leaks oil like a Biotch! typical Oil filter housing gasket leaking.. waterfalling Oil all over the fucking place... I'm sure you've seen one or two of them razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:55 pm

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IM NOT JEALOUS! ..... ...

Well ok then lol.. pimp burnout
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