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PostSubject: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:59 am

hey my name is louie. im new to the group . i own a 1995 riviera 1 of the couple of riv's with out a supercharger. i paid 500$ for it and i drove it from alabama to maine with no problem. i would like to know should i go turbo like the grand nat or supercharged with a smaller pully .? any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:13 am

Welcome Louie and congratulations on finding a nice car for such littlee money.
If you have the extra money go Turbo.
Just my opinion. We need someone on this site with a turbo Riv.
You can be the first here.
It's been done before so you should be able to get some assistance by reading online, but remember there is nothing that just fits out of the box.
That mod requires some ingenuity and fabrication.

There are others on here that can be more specific as to what it takes and can recommend what unit and misc. parts to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:18 am

thank you i have joined many riviera groups and this is th best one so far. i had a gut feeling to go turbo. o and i know about th parts K&N dont make a full air intake system for the riv. but i have been told the """""""Grand natinal""""""""" turbo would fit. but thank you for the help. but i do go to audio compations and ive won 3. i need to know how to put picks on here so i can show you guys
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:39 am

green wrote:
i need to know how to put picks on here so i can show you guys
Go to the tab at he top of the page "Board FAQ" and there is an explanation of the topic for almost any question you might have.
Also look at how to add a signature to your profile.
It is very helpful to us to know even just the basics of your car such as year and any modifications already done.
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:02 am

Greetings!

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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:44 am

If you have the money and want an adventure, go turbo! You're lucky to have a Series II motor because you have the option of dropping the pulley with a few mods, like rockers, cams, exhaust, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:52 am

Long run I would have to say SC. Simply because its going to be much less expensive, and far less fabrication involved. You can still pull very, very good hp/tq numbers out of an SC 3.8L and enjoy the reliabilty of the supercharger. Just my opinion tho you do whatever blows your hair back!

What kind of audio system you running? I am kind of an audiophile myself so I can relate.
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:31 am

welcome

i have never seen a GN close but as i know gn is rwd and riv fwd. think the headers and some other things wont fit directly.
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PostSubject: Re: i am new and need a little help with my riv   Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:29 pm

Welcome, Louie. If you want to go turbo, why throw away the blower? Read this thread on twin charging - it's the newest trend right now, and it actually makes a lot of sense. If I were planning to all-out mod, that's what I'd do.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-ii-engine-transmission-f4/twin-charging-t1710.htm

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