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PostSubject: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 9:58 pm

Here are the photos of my 99 Riviera. It has every option except chrome wheels. I love this car!

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Front quarter
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Side
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Rear Quarter
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Engine is stock with K&N filter. I painted the S/C acoustic cover.
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View of trunk showing that I still have room to put my clubs in lengthwise.
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Better view of the Alpine MRV-450 5ch amp and 10" Alpine "S" sub.
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Different angle showing how it takes up minimal space in the trunk. Short wire run to the battery. I designed the layout and the installer made the box.
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Alpine CDA-9857 Head Unit. Steering wheel kit and iPod cable installed. I held off on changing from the OEM head unit because I did not know how it would look due the size. The dash kit worked out well and provides space to put 3 CDs. However, I really do not listen to CDs much because of ........
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The 8GB iPod Nano has over 1200 songs on it so far and is a really easy to use since the head unit controls it. When it is plugged it the display says "Alpine."

I just joined and would appreciate your feedback. I will be discussing the stereo ( I am still not totally happy), how to get better mileage ( I want more mpg) and other things. Thanks for the info on posting pics. I hope they display!
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 10:09 pm

EXQUISITE!

BTW anyone interested in buying an ipod controller identical to what is described just above this post, except it connects to a pioneer deck instead alpine.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 10:20 pm

sweet ride! i really like that color, its different...kinda bluish violet. whats it called?
how many miles on it?
judging by the engine bay and trunk lines it looks like you guys up in Georgia are having pollen problems too. its finally raining here.
welcome to the forum.

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 10:24 pm

Dang nice looking Riv there! I like the pin stripe. It follows the curves perfectly and really sets it off.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 10:35 pm

yea pin strip does look good! have you thought about putting a strip on the door handel? i've got a silver stripes on mine and tho most guys here dont like the pins, i think it looks good if the color is right.

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu Apr 05, 2007 10:47 pm

As I recall, it is color code 028. There is some confusion on the actual name. I wll have to look that up. It is a navy blue metallic.

I polished off the original painted pinstripe after years of polishing and waxing. Later, I totally screwed up when trying to get pine sap off the front. The sap had hardened and would not come off with regular polish. I was at a wash bay and someone had left a 3M scotchbrite pad. I tried it out on one of the places. Since the car was wet, I did not notice that I was scratching the clear coat. When I dried it off, I got physically ill. I ended up taking it to a body shop who did a three stage power polish. It took what little was left of the pinstripe. The body shop suggested getting a tape stripe. I selected a silver flake single pin stripe and applied it in about an hour. It actually looks much better than the photos.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 06, 2007 3:48 am

Awesome!!! It should become the following "Riv of the month" rock
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 06, 2007 6:43 am

Very Nice. First one I've seen sporting those colors. She looks show worthy! Awesome shine, what wax do you use? You ought to try Zaino if you haven't, you'd love it. A golfer too, I see. wink Another reason I love our cars, perfect for carring the sticks. happy
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 06, 2007 9:53 am

I like that color, I havent seen that before.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 06, 2007 3:10 pm

Great color!

Which Michelin Energy product do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 06, 2007 4:10 pm

First time seeing that color too, awesome. Very rare I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptySat Apr 07, 2007 12:32 am

I have never seen this color on another car in person. I have seen it in a few autotrader listings. I did not think that it would be that rare when I bought it.

Michelin Energy MXV4+. The tires are a "+0" size 235/60-16 instead of the stock 225. Very quiet and smooth with good wet weather performance. This is the second set that I have put on this car. Based on the first set and the wear on the current set, I get 60k-70k miles. They are not cheap. I really like these tires but may consider the Michelin HydroEdge because they are supposed to be as good and have better wet perforance with a cooler tread pattern. A few bucks less expensive as well.

I have heard of Zaino. I try different waxes as often as my wife buys shoes so I'll look for it. I have tried zymol, Mothers, and currently the McGuiers 3 step system. About twice a year I use a clay bar on it. I only wax it about every other month but I use a detailer spray every week.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptySat Apr 07, 2007 11:33 am

superb! Love the colour! A set of chrome wheels would really look awesome on your car.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 13, 2007 1:36 am

Very Nice Color My Man!
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 13, 2007 4:04 pm

After not seeing this color much, there are currently 2 others on AutoTrader. One has the factory chrosme wheels that I lust for.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 13, 2007 11:22 pm

Color looks good!

You should check with Pearl Riv about selling you his old wheels?!?
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptySat Apr 14, 2007 8:45 am

Cool color. Excellent system choice as well. You picked some good components. DId you do the install yourself?
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri May 11, 2007 9:53 pm

No, I did not do the install. I have more money than skill. That does not mean that I am wealthy but rather I have zero skill!

As this has been done in stages, several shops have participated with varying degrees of skill.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyThu May 31, 2007 4:42 pm

The color is 028 Midnight Blue Pearl
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Riviera   99 Riviera EmptyFri Jun 01, 2007 6:33 pm

Very sharp Riv. Love the color. I can't get my cart bag in my trunk that way. I just got a $800 set of Ping G2 irons off Ebay for $380 last week, and just returned from Boyne Mountain,Mi golfing vacation. Good to see you've got tunes too. Keep Rivs alive!!!!!!! joy
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