HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 96 vs 97 Riviera

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mikel
Member


Name : Mikel
Age : 39
Location : New Haven, CT
Joined : 2009-07-12
Post Count : 150
Merit : 2

PostSubject: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:46 pm

Hello,
What differences would I expect to see between a '96 and '97 Riviera? I assume 96 would have the 4T65E transmission, vs the HD version for '97.
Thanks.
Back to top Go down
albertj
Guru


Name :
Location : Finger Lakes of New York State
Joined : 2007-05-31
Post Count : 6469
Merit : 121

PostSubject: Re: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:51 pm

96 has 4T60, 97 has 4T65E. Diff is the output shaft is beefier on the 65 and there were other heavier-duty upgrades as well. Abaddon would be better able to confirm/correct the above and say more.

97 had a different front suspension setup.

97 deleted the stainless trim around the gas/brake pedals, I think. And I think there were ither minor trim and color differences.



Back to top Go down
Jack the R
Guru


Joined : 2007-01-16
Post Count : 6267
Merit : 83

PostSubject: Re: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:51 am

albertj wrote:

97 deleted the stainless trim around the gas/brake pedals, I think. And I think there were ither minor trim and color differences.  


My 97 doesn't have stainless trim! Sounds cool tho.
Back to top Go down
albertj
Guru


Name :
Location : Finger Lakes of New York State
Joined : 2007-05-31
Post Count : 6469
Merit : 121

PostSubject: Re: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:27 pm

Jack the R wrote:

albertj wrote:

97 deleted the stainless trim around the gas/brake pedals, I think. And I think there were ither minor trim and color differences.  



My 97 doesn't have stainless trim!  Sounds cool tho.

The 96s had it.
Back to top Go down
th3fr4nchi5e
Enthusiast


Name : Dave
Age : 23
Location : Cheektowaga, NY (Buffalo)
Joined : 2010-10-31
Post Count : 514
Merit : 22

PostSubject: Re: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:50 pm

I know my '95 and I think '96's also, have stainless steel seat belt buckles for the female end. If you've never seen them before, I think it adds to the interior. I think the plastic ones have a cheap look to them.
Back to top Go down
h20man
Member


Name : Aaron W.
Age : 22
Location : CT
Joined : 2013-10-04
Post Count : 228
Merit : -2

PostSubject: Re: 96 vs 97 Riviera   Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:57 pm

96 has different ecu, suspension, color options, seatbelt buckles, and I believe can only have a driver side heated seat also cassette holder instead of cd in the 96
Back to top Go down
 
96 vs 97 Riviera
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Air Suspension - '88 Riviera
» 1999 Riviera
» Write-Up: 1968 Riviera GS Hood Restoration
» 1998 Buick Riviera
» New to the board Have 97 Riviera 112k miles

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   Supercharged 3800 Tech :: Series II Engine & Transmission-
Jump to: