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TonySmooth89
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PostSubject: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyWed Nov 14, 2007 11:27 pm

Ive been reading the forum for a month or two and im on the verge of purchasing a riv ( hopefully) and i figured i'd introduce myself as i have terrible luck with cars and will probably ask a lot of questions. So hi.
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 12:17 am

Welcome, Tony Smooth!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
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'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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TonySmooth89
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 8:03 am

oh and for the record my last name translates to smooth. i'm not just egotistical.
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 9:29 am

Hello & Welcome smile
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 11:00 am

hows it going, may i suggest getting a carfax report before purchasing ur Riv, You will want to look for routine maintenance every 3,000 miles at a dealership, which generally means an old person previously owned it. 97-99 series 2 with less than 100,000 miles. Just my advice. Thats the condition mine was in until i abused the shit out of it. And when ur ready to make it faster, just post another thread
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 3:29 pm

Welcome to the site goodluck with the Riv!
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TonySmooth89
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 3:33 pm

Yeah im paying 4k( he was originally asking for 6) for a 96 supercharged riv with 74k miles i drove it and looked at it and its pristine... its plenty fast for me right now as it broke the tires loose stomping on it at 30 so i'll be happy for a few weeks... I'm pretty sure it was an old person car...but ill post pictures as soon as i get it home.
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 4:51 pm

ahhhh.....i would really opt for a 97-99 simply for the fact that more kinks were worked out in the design and electrical system. and motor compatibility is easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 5:41 pm

Well i'm not really going for all out perfomance i'm more looking for a daily driver with a little bit of kick ( mid 14 quarter mile)... is there really that much of a difference?
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PostSubject: Re: Reading for a month or two...   Reading for a month or two... EmptyThu Nov 15, 2007 5:54 pm

welcome to the forum! hope you get a good car Tony Suave




97rivman wrote:
ahhhh.....i would really opt for a 97-99 simply for the fact that more kinks were worked out in the design and electrical system. and motor compatibility is easier.

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there are no kinks in the 96's wink our engines are the same series 2 in the 97+ rivs. but the transmission is a little differnt. no worse, just different. it is vacume operated not electronicaly controled. i prefer this b/c when i make more boost it seems to shift faster and smoother, the 97+ cars must be tuned to do this smile
there are different design changes in every year except from 98-99. but the main change was made in 96 when it got the L67 engine. <--thats the one you wan to have if you want to go fast or mod.

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So its more than possible for me to get it to run mid 14s with a 96? What mods would be best for obtaining that and about how much would it cost?
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Welcome to the forum!

If you haven't yet, visit the website in my sig. There should be a beginners mod link. Here is the direct link to the mod link http://www.regalgs.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26380.

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