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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 10:00 am

palermocorey90 wrote:
nice work but lets hope to god you never get in a accident

For real!,i don't think i have enough money to buy your engine if you had to part it out. devil
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 10:28 am

Using that logic, don't take care of your wheels or paint, because they're bound to get scratched/dirty eventually. Don't go WOT with a modded engine because it wastes fuel and puts extra wear on the internal parts. Hell, don't even drive because it's too dangerous!

It's starting to look really mean, Eric. Low 13s easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 10:59 am

I've started to add up the invoices for the car and plan on getting a specialized insurance. I'm not really worried about my driving but after the hit and run, and the fact that there are a lot of idiots out there, I want the most protection as possible.

Everything is done now except for tuning which will be finished up tomorrow. I have a dyno slot reserved at a local race team's shop for Thursday and will take video. They will also weigh all four corners. Any guesses what whp I will be putting out?


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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 11:00 am

are you planning on getting some slicks or drag radials for it?

I'll say 365 WHP.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 1:52 pm

Aaron, I think you're missing the point...

Of course he's going to enjoy his car. Everyone here does, despite the negative implications of modding a car.

He's making a good move on getting the specialized insurance. I wish I did that for my Regal, because now they want to offer me $4,000 for a car that was KBB valued at $6,000 and that's not including my $3,000 worth of modifications (that includes labor, but still).
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 2:53 pm

Sorry, I took the comment to mean there is reason to question the installation of the 2nd radiator, and therefore the IC. It has to go there, there's no where else it really can go. I understand collisions can happen. That's why we have insurance (I assume Eric is insured). But it's no reason to reconsider cutting the front bumper, installing the IC, or modifying the engine, imo. If he hits someone head on, he's out some body work, and a couple of radiators the way I see it. The IC radiator is available separately for a few hundred $.

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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Tue May 06, 2008 3:24 pm

Oh, gotcha.

I think that IC install looks badass, by the way.

I can't wait to hear the dyno numbers...
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 4:42 pm

Finally got to drive the Riv today. Had to cut tunning a little short but I think it's dialed in nicely. It can stand another 2* of timing but it's good for now.

First impressions-
1. I am very glad I went with the harder mounts. Don't have very much room at all regarding hood clearance for engine movement. They are very noticable and you can really feel the lope of the cam. Supposedy the poly mounts break in after a while but it doesn't bother me (it might be too hard for most people however they might like the 60A hardness).
2. The exaust seems a little quieter but a little more raspy. Mellow at idle and a beautiful lope. LOUD at WOT (if you can hear it over the SC!!)
3. The SC whine is louder than hell!! I love it.
4. I don't have the jerk on the low end I used to but watch out if you go WOT.
5. I have never seen the spedo needle move faster in a street car. From a 55mph roll on the freeway it takes just seconds to bury the needle at WOT and it will push you back in your seat and remove anything you have on the dash. I can really get into trouble if I do not watch it.
6. The engine looks huge with all the unnessary crap removed and the 2" IC core on.
7. Cradle mounts are shot and new insulators coming in tomorrow. Should take care of the occasional bump.
8. 0 KR!!!!

I plan on taking several notes over the next week and will be revisiting Paul for further tunning and settings.
Overall- I love it. It is most definitely not for everyone. Ride is a little harsh and you can feel the engine. Lots of noises- SC, IC pump, fuel pump, etc... I will have final photos up soon with a couple of videos. Dyno results will be in tomorrow. I am hoping 325+whp with about 10-15 more after we have a chance to tune a little more. Small shot of nitrous (50-75) should put me at my goal of 400. As is, Paul is projecting 12.8's at the track based on a GTP with the identical setup running 12.4's- GTP is about 200lbs lighter. After wiegh in and dyno I should have a better idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 4:46 pm

Very nice... I am relieved that everything went smoothly, and the car is running like you want it to. Zero KR is awesome! (with 2.8" pulley, right?)

As Jack the R once said to me, I'm living vicariously through you , Eric.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 4:53 pm

AA wrote:
Very nice... I am relieved that everything went smoothly, and the car is running like you want it to. Zero KR is awesome! (with 2.8" pulley, right?)

As Jack the R once said to me, I'm living vicariously through you , Eric.


X2


thats all I can say.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 5:03 pm

Yep, got the 2.8 on there now. Once Wbody store (or someone else) comes out with a belt wrap kit I will drop down to at least a 2.7 if not 2.6 or, most likely, go with a OD ballance pulley which will make the 2.8 act like a 2.6. Wish list for next month...
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 5:09 pm

Eric maybe get the 8-rib belt setup (if you don't already have it)?

awesome stuff btw!

I can't wait for videos!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 7:17 pm

Wow... will this be the first... uh, last generation Riviera in the 12's? Has anyone done it before?
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 7:39 pm

i will be second and not by to far. only like a month or 2 max.

congrats on all the work man, keep it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Awesome! Glad to hear it's running well. It's great to have a Riv with the IC figured out, although it makes a mess of the front bumper for sure!

Congrats!!! smile smile
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Wed May 07, 2008 10:46 pm

uufffff ...nice Eric,i wish i could take your Riv for a lap!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 8:42 am

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Wow... will this be the first... uh, last generation Riviera in the 12's? Has anyone done it before?

It has been done twice before: John (camlifter) and Rob (Rivman) have both run high 12s with N2O.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 9:06 am

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5. I have never seen the spedo needle move faster in a street car. From a 55mph roll on the freeway it takes just seconds to bury the needle at WOT and it will push you back in your seat and remove anything you have on the dash. I can really get into trouble if I do not watch it.
8. 0 KR!!!!


Video, please! I want to hear what a 2.8 sounds like on the M90! Or do you have the Gen V? Whatever it is, all I know is that my '95 has a 2.8 or something like that stock, so I can imagine what yours sounds like...not too well though, so please post a video!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 9:08 am

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Video, please! I want to hear what a 2.8 sounds like on the M90! Or do you have the Gen V?

in eric's sig you will notice where it says ENGINE....... look to the right its the first thing listed............. GEN V shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 9:46 am

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Wow... will this be the first... uh, last generation Riviera in the 12's? Has anyone done it before?

It has been done twice before: John (camlifter) and Rob (Rivman) have both run high 12s with N2O.

well and theres that TT RWD drag car riv , but that not a street riv , so i wouldn't count it.
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 9:49 am

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well and theres that TT RWD drag car riv , but that not a street riv , so i wouldn't count it.

didnt he sell that riv??? i know about his back problems but........ hmmm i want it! happy
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 10:08 am

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It has been done twice before: John (camlifter) and Rob (Rivman) have both run high 12s with N2O.

Well maybe I'll be the first to do it without juice! twisted Off to the Dyno now..
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 10:24 am

Yes, definately the most modified last-gen Riv to date that I'm aware. If I were going as far as you, I'd use a very similar plan.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 3:25 pm

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It has been done twice before: John (camlifter) and Rob (Rivman) have both run high 12s with N2O.

Well maybe I'll be the first to do it without juice! twisted Off to the Dyno now..

you got me beat my baby is juiced in 2 weeks, but thats because i need something to kick some vette ass clap
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PostSubject: Re: Here is my ride...new mods in the work   Thu May 08, 2008 5:26 pm

Dyno was postponed until tomorrow. Raining like hell here and the car is soaked. Don't want to be dripping all over the rollers. Did get a short movie up though. I used a digital camera with video and it came out OK. Lot of engine noise in the garage. Much less when it's outside. It's like being in a tunnel with no place for the noise to go. With the hood down you can't hear the engine much at all until you get on it. When it clears up I will take more.

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