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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 08, 2010 2:05 pm

Wheels are on the ground in all the photos, except one. You can see the jack poking out behind the tire in that one.

To give you an idea of how much difference the 245/35R18s will be, the 215/45R18s in the picture are 3.7% smaller than the OEM size, and 3.5% bigger than 245/35R18s.

I plan to go with 245/45R18s for my car at stock ride height. You might want to explore the 40R18 sizes if you are concerned with going to small. Personally, I like to fill up the wheel opening with the tire.

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 08, 2010 2:13 pm

I totally agree with filling the wheel wells.
maybe a 255/40/18 would be better suited?
that is a 2.3% decrease in total diameter. should be enough to clear on corners but not make a odd size gap.

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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 08, 2010 2:27 pm

AA, the color of the wheels goes excellent with the car color and they look excellent from what you have shown. It reminds me of how mine used to look, as we have the same paint color. My car seems to look a bit more green than yours does though... maybe it's just my eyes :S
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 08, 2010 2:32 pm

Thx for comments. It depends on the light really. The paint usually looks greener in sunlight, blue grey on cloudy days, and sometimes in the evening is almost seems purplish. Great color; not many came with it.

A couple more pics:

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3257

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3262

This is something I've wanted to do for a while. The split loom shields the brake line from abrasion from the zip tie, tire rub, and any part of the strut that it might touch as the knuckle flexes the line when turning.

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 08, 2010 3:43 pm

I like those wheels a lot with your car's color. Better pics of whole car with wheels on? smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyFri Apr 09, 2010 4:54 pm

hell to the yeah! and yes, will need some full body shots with those new sneeks, AA!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 7:37 pm

Wheels on! A little more space than I'd like in the wheel wells, but that will change when I wear these tires out.

Here is my photochop from Jan this year:

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 NewWheelsEnkei

And here is the real thing:

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3302

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3301

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3305

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My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3318

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My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3291

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3313

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 7:42 pm

this is, what we call here, shit hot.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 8:40 pm

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Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 8:48 pm

Nice to see some of the members here have found 5-stars that look good on the Riv! These wheels really bring out the yellow caliper, which goes great with the rest of the car's color.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 8:48 pm

Just my $0.02, I really like the wheels and you got a super deal on them, but I would change the color of the calipers to better match the rims and have them blend in.
Either a dark silver or black. As I said, I like them very much, but just my $.02 on the calipers.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 11, 2010 10:08 pm

Nice AA!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 8:54 pm

Just playing around with the wife's new camera:

My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 IMG_3348

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 9:17 pm

might be able to sneak the riv into a botanist calendar with pics like that thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 9:42 pm

looking good AA-very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 9:49 pm

That pic doesn't belong on a car site.
As was suggested a Botanist calendar maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 9:54 pm

Hope you like my new avatar, Rick. wink

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 pm

They look great! The color matches the car great! Love the yellow calipers too, its a nice contrast to your wheels and car.


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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 10:59 pm

Thx. It's interesting how the color of calipers can rub people different ways.

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 11:15 pm

I agree with Rick about the caliper color, but these rims look great with your body colour, which I don't think I've ever seen before, whats it called?
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 26, 2010 11:21 pm

Exterior paint is called Slate Green Metallic. I sprayed the calipers warm yellow to be different than the red or silver that everyone else uses. If I needed to repaint them, I might try black. But they really don't bother me much, and the paint is holding up very well.

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyTue Apr 27, 2010 12:01 am

Eh, forget that! The yellow makes your car stand out. Its different and unique.

What's the point of painting them and making them all nice if the color makes them next to invisible or stock looking?
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyTue Apr 27, 2010 12:03 am

Most of the time they're dirty anyway, so they don't scream "I'm yellow" like in the pictures.

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyTue Apr 27, 2010 11:35 am

Ya but its still better than stock!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1998 SC Rivera   My 1998 SC Rivera - Page 4 EmptyTue Apr 27, 2010 7:49 pm

I painted mine today...and I went with a silver, almost aluminum color. I dont really notice them too much, and I didnt want to do the red again, and I considered black, but the rims are black and Im thinking about repainting the rims white to match the car. There wasnt many options for painting them any other color.
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