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SLPR 6.0L
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Name : greg
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PostSubject: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptySat Dec 22, 2007 10:45 pm

I have been looking for a 3.8 SC forum since I picked up my rivi 5 or so years ago.
I have a Diamond white99 rivi with 133K miles, owned since 60K. I cut my teeth on highly modded GNs and T-type, so the mods started ASAP on the rivi. The first week of ownership , I put on a thrasher 3.4 and gutted the air box with a dental handpiece and dropped in a K&N. I have owned alot of nice performance cars and I have to say the Rivi is the most reliable rock solid car I have ever owned. The car has no squeeks or rattles and is a total sleeper. All I do is run Mobil 1 and service the S/C regularly. When people hate on American cars, the Riv is my counter argument., Lexus quality with pimp flare.
I have never taken it to the track. With my above mentioned mods and based on the cars it has outrun, I would put it at high 14s to low 15s in the quarter mile. What do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptySat Dec 22, 2007 10:50 pm

Welcome to the forum........
I think you're the man SLPR. There ain't nothing like our classy, sporty, bad assed Rivieras, whether you have the last generation, first generation or both(like some of us) cheers
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palermocorey90
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptySat Dec 22, 2007 10:55 pm

welcome aboard
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptySun Dec 23, 2007 12:40 am

Welcome, Greg. I think you are right to think it will run a flat 15 or better with your mod level. What I would suggest is installing a cooler set of plugs, a 180º t-stat, and getting a scanner to see if you can run without getting too much engine knock. I ran the exact same set-up for a year before I checked into it. Turns out I probably should not have been running that 3.4" pulley!

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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
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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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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99Rivman
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Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptySun Dec 23, 2007 4:14 pm

SLPR 6.0L wrote:
I have to say the Rivi is the most reliable rock solid car I have ever owned. The car has no squeeks or rattles and is a total sleeper.
agree
Welcome to the Forum thumbsup
Post some pics in the Showroom when you have a chance.
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SLPR 6.0L
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Name : greg
Age : 52
Location : Effingham, IL
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptyMon Dec 24, 2007 2:52 am

thanks
Once again, glad to be here
Merry Christmas!
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jax95riv
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Name : Jack
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptyMon Dec 24, 2007 10:41 am

Welcome to the forum Greg! Glad to have you with us. happy I continue to fall in love with the Riv's everytime I get in it. They're an awesome ride. Merry Christmas to you too. You ought to check out the ROA website. The national meet will be in Illinois in June 08!
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99Rivman
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Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptyMon Dec 24, 2007 5:57 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Welcome to the forum Greg! Glad to have you with us. happy I continue to fall in love with the Riv's everytime I get in it. They're an awesome ride. Merry Christmas to you too. You ought to check out the ROA website. The national meet will be in Illinois in June 08!
Thanks for mentioning that Jack thumbsup I didn't notice Greg's location!

Riviera Owners Association website:
http://www.rivowners.org/
ROA International Meet Info:
http://www.rivowners.org/galena.html
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BKRIV
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PostSubject: Re: greetings and salutations   greetings and salutations EmptyTue Jan 15, 2008 12:44 pm

SLPR makes several good points about our Riv's...one thing mentioned was the SC maintenence, does this simply involve new oil? what other SC service is required? I have 122,000 on my Riv and they say the SC should last 125,000 so I'm getting a little conservative at kickin it in but man i doo love to hear that whine and feel the pull as it pushes me back into the seat!
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