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PostSubject: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:12 pm

hey guys and girls. my name is brad and me and my girlfriend kerra have been enjoying my riviera since december last year. i live in mapleton illinois. im so glad i found a website like this with alot of fellow riv enthusiests. idk wat else to say on here but im glad im here with you guys. im gonna go check the site out so hopefully i talk to a couple of you soon.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:15 pm

Good to have you here. Welcome!!!
Since you've been enjoying the Riv- I know u'll love this site
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:18 pm

Welcome to the site Brad!! Post some pics and let us know a little about your car when you get a chance.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:24 pm

well its a stock 1998 riviera (se) it says on the window sticker. its a series II supercharged 3.8 with 160k miles on it. it runs just awesome still tho. it gets on average about 19-20 mpg. but has been as good as 23. ill get pics up on my avatar if i can in a few days i gotta use someones digital camera then get it shined up nice and new like. the only real thing wrong with it is i lost 2 of the center caps since i bought the car last dec. so i took the remaining 2 off. now its got holes in the middle of the rims. kinda takes away from the beauty of the car but it still looks sharp.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:25 pm

and thank you guys for the welcomes.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:36 pm

Mine's got 253k miles on it and still runs beautifully. You'll be nicely surprised to see how well it runs for so long. Are you planning any performance mods?

BTW, welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:14 pm

I bought a '97 SC for my mom a couple months ago and it was missing one center hub cap. Ended up buying it form the local Buick dealer for about $100 - - ouch - - but it really made a huge difference in the appearance of the car!! The car was a "repo" and had some dents & dings too, so I called one of those "paintless dent repair" guys, and he took out the 8 dents for about $450. THAT made a huge difference in the appearance of the car, too!!! Before, it was like, "Gee, nice car except for the missing hubcap and the dents". Now it's just, "Wow, nice car!!!" It has 152,000 on it and is still going strong. I fully expect my mom to be able to get at least another 50,000 out of it without much trouble.

Welcome to the group!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:29 pm

Welcome Brad!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:30 pm

I keep on wanting to take the governer out of it cuz i found out that it kinda shuts off the fuel supply at 105mph. i want to put a smaller supercharger pully on it but i keep on telling myself that ive got the trans-am for my race car and i bought the riv for luxury, gas mileage, and an occasional fun time if i fealt the urge to put my foot into it. i think i am going to keep it stock because of the amount of mileage it has on it as well as its a nice cruising car. it cant be beat on the road. smooth as butter. but its fast and fun and stops quick thanks to the discs all the way around and if i keep my foot out of it most the time i can acheve between 19 and like 21mpg. i drive 26 miles a day to work. half on highway the other half through the city. then we go for drives other places after i get off. the riv gets around and accomodates us both very comfortably with our nice toasty butts thanks to the heated seats.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:27 pm

I hear you. I have enough projects/toys around ('78 Vette ragtop, '52 Suburban, 3800-powered Fiero..) that I shouldn't be messing with the Riv. But I still want to!

I'm going to stick to stereo/remote start/alarm this winter, STB and stiffening the ride a bit in the spring and see how I feel in the summer. I might be out of money by then. smile
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:48 pm

Welcome!

Get yourself an Intense PCM and you have no more governor. Or buy a tuner and take it out yourself!

Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:52 pm

how much is an intense pcm? and how much is it for a tuner. which one is more money efficent? and will they change my fuel intake and make my fuel economy worse?
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:03 pm

Your fuel intake will change depending on your driving habits... Not sure now but when I bought my Intense PCM it was $99. A tuner is around $400. It's a great starting point for your mods. Read stickys and FAQs, don't go too small for your first pulley... get a nice MPS. this site has everything you need to know. wink
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:50 pm

welcome to the forum good luck your new riv!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:47 am

Welcome to the site Brad, let us know if you need any help with anything cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Illinois   Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:40 pm

Welcome to the site Brad! Post some pics if you can..... cheers
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