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PostSubject: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 2:35 am

Hi, My name is Dave from Sarasota FL. I used to work with the GN/T's a little now i'm thinking of playing around with the 96 Riv I have. Anyone in my area??
From what I have read here trying to hop up the 95 is a waste of time and $$$?


Dave
Sarasota FL
95 and 96 Rivs
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 7:31 am

Hi and welcome to the group. While there are certainly more aftermarket parts available for the '97 and later Series 2 engines, there are some Series 1 parts available if you look hard enough. Yes, the later models start out with about 20 more HP and a little more torque at the brochure, I don't think it is a huge difference, IMO. That can easily be overcome with a smaller SC pulley, opening up the intake and exhaust, etc. I guess it depends on what you want. If you are looking for all out performance, then a later model would be your best bet.
I have a '95 that I basically have a free CAI set-up that draws in air only from the fenderwell using the factory air cleaner set-up (gutted and modified) and sealed with a foam gasket to the fenderwell. I may build a smooth-bore, insulated intake pipe to reduce intake turbulence in the future. Other plans include smaller SC pulley and 3 inch exhaust. I have just added EBC Sport brake rotors and pads at all corners and can't believe the difference vs oem rotors and pads.
My focus has been on braking, handling, and comfort since I drive 150 miles/day to and from work on curvy mountain roads. My Riv is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. joy
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 8:53 am

Welcome Dave! True, there are a lot more options for the Series II 3800's. But www.seriesoneperformance offers some stuff for the earlier engines if you were so inclined. I'd put my $$$ into the 96 though. smile
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 6:26 pm

hey dave welcome, yes it is true there are more options w/ the series II. i myself too also have a 95 sc w/ a series I w/ a cai, 2.5 pulley, and some flowmaster exhausts and it will give good kick bw 240-250 hp max. i plan to add even more like a camshaft and rollerrockers. you will still have a faster car than most others especially like the rice burners rice . but if u want 300+ like aaron and u have the money who gives the F*** i would do the same thing smile .
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 6:48 pm

Welcome to the forum Dave. No matter what series engine you want to work with, you can find all the info you want right here! Enjoy your stay here. hi
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 8:03 pm

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I have just added EBC Sport brake rotors and pads at all corners and can't believe the difference vs oem rotors and pads.
My focus has been on braking, handling, and comfort since I drive 150 miles/day to and from work on curvy mountain roads. My Riv is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. joy[/quote]



Tell me more about these brakes. Both my Rivs have the best brakes I have ever felt in a stock car.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: 95/96 Rivieras   95/96 Rivieras EmptyFri Oct 05, 2007 9:50 pm

welcome! sarasota is right down the road from me smile nice to have another FL guy join up.
i would deffinatly mod the 96'; no offense to the 95 guys, but im sure you can feel the difference driving the 2 different engines. the 95 has more low end torque but the 96 should be faster all around. the aftermarket for the L67 is almost endless.
post some pic up in the showroom when you get time.

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