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PostSubject: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:18 am

Please don't give me too much grief about the quality of the photos, I just bought a camera and havn't been able to fool around with it much. And I know...the car is dirty. I swear it gets washed every 3 days but Indianapolis in infatuated with road construction progects so everything has a film of dust on it almost immediately. Next time I have the wheels off, I will take photos of my brake and suspension setup. It should be mid month when I go with the Air Ride setup in the rear.











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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:27 am

I'm not too big on black rims but those look good on there. The car looks great. I like ride height looks good.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:28 am

Great look... Very dark, imposting, like Darth Vader. I nominate for Riv of the month!

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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:52 pm

I second the nomination for Riv of the month. I like the rims it goes well with the rest of the car. Can't wait to see more pics
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:40 pm

Very nice looking ride. The wheels are way cool! The cornering lights look brand new, how do you keep them like that? You might need a California duster to keep the dust down. My brother just got a 1999 Caddie Sedan DeVille and I drove it this morning. I told him " Man this thing drives a lot like my Riv" pimp
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:58 pm

Nice car... I like the Black on Black look
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:29 pm

I appreciate all the positive feedback. As far as the cornering lights, looking new.... thats because they are. Figured it was worth more getting them new from the dealership than trying to buff the originals out.

When I get a chance I will take some photos of the car in motion. It really looks like a different car with the rims rolling. In fact my brother and a few of my friends love to see it in motion but do not really care for the wheels static. BTY the crome center caps have are imprinted with an "R" very similiar to the style used on the grill, just an added bonus.

Some love it, some hate it but I built it for me. Now to start saving for the go fast parts now that I have the braking and suspension just about complete.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:36 pm

badass rims man
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:11 pm

Quote :
Some love it, some hate it but I built it for me.

...jesus Preach on brother.

...I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:50 pm

I'm not big on rims but your are amazingly perfect for a black Riviera. It looks like a very exclusive car done up right. Very classy and agressive. clap

Riv of the month for sure
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:17 pm

wow! most unexpected. i wouldn't have taken a second glance at those wheels if I saw them in a magazine I don't think, but you made it work! looks great. It's strange but they kind of make the car look smaller to me. thats way tight though!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:18 pm

Call it the "Matchbox Effect"!

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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:54 pm

What size rims, and how much drop?
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:07 pm

20" rims (tires are 1.5" larger in diameter than stock also).. as far as the drop, check out the welcome board to read what i did with the suspension and brakes. Fingers getting tired after retyping everything I did.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:16 pm

sorry 1" larger in diameter as far as the tires go. Falken FK452 255/35ZR20
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:41 pm

very nice! cant wait to see the car in motion pics. i've been wanting to do that with mine, but havn't had the time.
is that overspray or chips on the front?

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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:30 am

Unfortunately those are some paint chips and bugs on the hood and tar on the lower valance. The rear deck paint is wearing thin also where you would put your hands to shut it. I have no idea why. I still get compliments on how well it looks for a 10yr car but the paint is the last on my list to improve. I figure I will be starting on the engine and drivetrain soon so I don't want to scratch a new finish. A friend and I have several years painting aerobatic/competition aircraftaircraft and I plan on painting it as soon as I am done with the mechanical aspecs. I know its not Buick related but I will try to find a couple of the aircraft we painted and post them. The Rivi will be black of course!! Besides people can't see the blemishes on the car at highway speeds.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:55 am

wow. Your Riv looks bad ass!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:38 am

them rims lookin big time mane. im from south florida, everybody rides big, even my homeboys mom ridin on 20's. im tryin to convince myself to keep it factory, but everytime i see rides lookin that nice i feel like changin my mind. tight work mane
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:36 pm

A little late I know...Better late than never! bonk

Your Riv does look sharp with the black and chrome wheels thumbsup

Nice Ride!

Has it got the Graphite interior? Great combination.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:19 pm

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I can't believe I let her sit on the hood!..
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:04 pm

I DON'T EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:21 pm

Oooow aluminum hood at that!!!!!!!! wow
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:07 pm

Don't worry ... I convinced her the back seat was much more comfortable!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 pm

im in love with your whole car you made it work great, i love the rims, i dont think thats enough i LOVE your rims
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