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PostSubject: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:31 pm













Car needs tinted windows pretty bad.  Looking to get a set of black rims for it too.  The pic with the spots is a closeup of my paint in the sunlight.  We added a tiny pinch of pearl to the clear.


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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:38 pm

Looks great, and yeah tint and black rims will do it. If you left the chrome unpainted, I'd recommend black rims with a silver lip, but since you blacked the chrome and headlights too go all black.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:49 pm

those in flat black wink
http://www.tomason.de/tn4_videoen.php

also...how do the headlights show now after tinting??
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:18 pm

I think all the mods you've done look great. And I LOVE the interior with that dash kit, really classy!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:53 pm

Thanks guys!

Light output was not affected with the tinted headlights. I need to re-aim the highbeams though. They aim into the trees. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:38 pm

Looks good thumbsup
I like the smoked lights and stuff, you're right it would look great with tinted windows rock
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:04 pm

Hoping to get the windows tinted next week. I found a set of 18s near me that are black with the polished lip. Need to look at them tomorrow. If they are as nice as the guy says they are, I might get them.

And I told myself that this car was a beater and I wouldn't do any modding. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:14 pm

nice.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:36 pm

Excellent choice in wheels, Rick. You've really got good taste. You've got a design philosophy that works well on the Riv!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:45 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:

Wildcat? cool
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:17 pm

Beatuiful looking car!


Are you going to lower it?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:24 pm

the riv looks tight without the chrome...no doubt
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:37 pm

So much for the "Winter Beater" Daily Driver concept.
I'll take that any day.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:36 pm

Thanks guys!

LOL about the winter beater idea. I just couldn't let that happen with this car. Everyday I drive it, I fall more in love with it. Definitely the most cushy ride of any car I've ever had.

The wheels were such an incredible deal on craigslist, I couldn't pass them up. $400 for them, tires, mcguard lugs, locks and key. They are in perfect condition and the tires have 2000 miles on them. Seemed like a no-brainer to me when the stock rims needed new tires anyway.

I'd like to lower it but don't want to screw with the way the car rides over bumps. I don't know if there is a lowering spring/strut combo that would give me the ride I'm looking for.

Can't wait to tint the windows. It's just a gorgeous car.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:43 pm

SHIT, NO Really SHIT.
I just paid more than that for tires that were supposed to correct a vibration issue and didn't. I needed a deal like that instead.
Now I still have 16" ers and a vibration. F___K
I'm getting very tired of this ride. I'll sell or trade for PAU.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Hmmmm... If it's definitely not the tires then it's gotta be something else suspension related. I assume you've looked at all the common culprits (ie: inner/outer tie rods, axle, CAs, hubs, etc)? Balance makes a huge deal. If you are going to a bad shop, they may never get the balance right. So, that could still be your problem. Some tires never balance correctly without road force balance (there's a special machine that does it). The common static balance doesn't always correct vibration issues. It's been a long time since I last played with that kind of stuff so I'm a little rusty. If I can help, let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:04 pm

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SHIT, NO Really SHIT.
I just paid more than that for tires that were supposed to correct a vibration issue and didn't. I needed a deal like that instead.
Now I still have 16" ers and a vibration. F___K
I'm getting very tired of this ride. I'll sell or trade for PAU.

IMO he got a lucky break finding those rims, in good condition, at $400, especially in Minnesota.

If you're willing to spend $8-900 you can get 18's, wheels and tires, from Victoria Tire, but the tires will be Chinese.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Jack the R wrote:
[IMO he got a lucky break finding those rims, in good condition, at $400, especially in Minnesota.
First response....No shit, he got a great deal and you mean CT not MN.
He's just down the road a piece from me.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:58 pm

Jack the R wrote:
If you're willing to spend $8-900 you can get 18's, wheels and tires, from Victoria Tire, but the tires will be Chinese.
Not ready to buy Chinese anything.!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:20 pm

Ohhh man. i love thoose wheels. i have drooled over them on thetirerack for about the past year (even before i had my riv). ASA JH8 amazing looking wheels. I am jealous. seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:33 pm

Rickw wrote:
Jack the R wrote:
[IMO he got a lucky break finding those rims, in good condition, at $400, especially in Minnesota.
First response....No shit, he got a great deal and you mean CT not MN.
He's just down the road a piece from me.

headshot Oops, was looking at where Travis quoted DEMonte1997 a few posts up.

Believe me, I'm no fan of Chinese goods usa It's the only way I could get a new set of rims and tires though. I researched the Nankang NS-II's and they seem to be o.k. I'd use them, but at the rate I drive they'll dry rot before half the tread is gone.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:47 am

Looks great. I like the thick 5-spoke design, too.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:47 am

Looks Good! thumbsup
Great wheel choice rock
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:21 am

DEMonte1997 wrote:
Hmmmm... If it's definitely not the tires then it's gotta be something else suspension related. I assume you've looked at all the common culprits (ie: inner/outer tie rods, axle, CAs, hubs, etc)? Balance makes a huge deal. If you are going to a bad shop, they may never get the balance right. So, that could still be your problem. Some tires never balance correctly without road force balance (there's a special machine that does it). The common static balance doesn't always correct vibration issues. It's been a long time since I last played with that kind of stuff so I'm a little rusty. If I can help, let me know.
Thank you for the offer to help. You could help tremendously by selling me the 18" wheels and tires.
I'll even consider to add a few extra bucks to sweeten the deal.
When can I come down for the swap.? Huh, when.? Huh, soon I hope.
Your an awfully generous person to offer these to me, I really do appreciate it.
Rick
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