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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:55 pm

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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.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:22 pm

^^ LOL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:36 pm

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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.

STS springs for I think the '99 might get you the lowering/rate you are looking for; you will also want the STS or Addco sway bars (they are stouter) and the strut tower brace most likely. There will be a clearance problem with the hood and the master cylinder if you decide to add the STS strut tower brace.

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:38 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.

UNderstand your anguish. Have had that problem in the past. Finding a shop with the Hunter GSP 9700 will most likely set things right.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:19 pm

albertj wrote:
Rickw wrote:
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.

UNderstand your anguish. Have had that problem in the past. Finding a shop with the Hunter GSP 9700 will most likely set things right.

alignment FTW ninja turtle shocked
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:55 pm

albertj wrote:
Rickw wrote:
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.

UNderstand your anguish. Have had that problem in the past. Finding a shop with the Hunter GSP 9700 will most likely set things right.

That's the one I was talking about! Makes a world of difference in some circumstances.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:10 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:
albertj wrote:
Rickw wrote:
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.

UNderstand your anguish. Have had that problem in the past. Finding a shop with the Hunter GSP 9700 will most likely set things right.

That's the one I was talking about! Makes a world of difference in some circumstances.
RickW is just messing with you.... bonk

Gotta give the elderly members around here a break in their sense of humor tongue
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:53 am

Those rims look great! Black/chrome is a perfect choice for a black car, gives some ideas for my car, too.

Blackened headlights are awesome too, unfortunately SO illegal here happy
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:41 pm

Here's another pic with tint. I got the rear window re-tinted so that it is under the third brake light. Found an amazingly easy way to get old tint off without removing defogger grid. happy

Will be getting some really good pics next week of both Buicks all cleaned and shiny. smile

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:08 am

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:38 am

LOOKS CRISP BUDDY!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:47 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:

twisted that looks sick, very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:30 am

Looks nice but maybe even better if the centres of the rim's where black tho.
It's mean look but whitout chroom looks a bit cheap?
btw what did you use to paint the chroom? normaly color wont stand so good on it(will pile off) did you use some good primer? sanded them first?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:42 am

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Looks nice but maybe even better if the centres of the rim's where black tho.
It's mean look but whitout chroom looks a bit cheap?
btw what did you use to paint the chroom? normaly color wont stand so good on it(will pile off) did you use some good primer? sanded them first?

he didnt paint them, i have the same wheels in 20s. i personally have always liked black better than chrome anyways and have never thought black wheels look "cheap", more along the lines of chrome being too flashy.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:28 pm

[quote="DEMonte1997"] Found an amazingly easy way to get old tint off without removing defogger grid. happy

I need to remove mine so I can get it retinted.
I know the rear defrost element is very fragile.

ok fill us in how you removed the rear tint.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:52 pm

Fabric steamer. Amazingly easy. Follow this write-up.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-car-window-tint%3a-the-not-messy%2c-chea/

Took me 20 mins for the rear window. No glue residue.

DISCLAIMER: I had the window tinted 4 days previous so if your window has been sitting for years, the glue might be a little more difficult. Just follow the write-up and be patient. The steamer really does a great job loosening up the adhesive.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:44 pm

Here's a crappy cell pic with tinted windows in teh local Wally World lot. rolleyes



Ugh... weather can suck my..... you know how that goes. Too cold to wash anything. Hope to get better pics soon.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:52 am

All I see is white stripes and chrome rings rock
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:19 am

batmobile..
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:16 am

the car would look double awesome with shaved bumpers
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:42 pm

Those are two kick-ass cars! I like em' both equally.I have the same winter beater.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:01 am

Which one is the Winter Beater?????
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:49 am

Definitely the Riv as of now. Can credit Midas partially for that... I just haven't really cared much at all about the car since they gouged it. :/
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:00 am

Why which one was it before that?
What did they do to your riv?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:30 pm

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Definitely the Riv as of now. Can credit Midas partially for that... I just haven't really cared much at all about the car since they gouged it. :/
dont abandon her for a few gouges and scrapes? she needs you now more than ever! help
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