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LT1Squirrel
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PostSubject: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 4:53 pm

Sup guys... just picked up a real clean pearl white 99, bone stock with 104k, will probably get some times soon, after i get my 17's finished and wrapped in good rubber
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 5:01 pm

sorry for the shitty quality pics, from the cell
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 5:38 pm

Looks clean! Nice ride, welcme to the forum!
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Looks good man. Welcome hi
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 6:32 pm

Wow, what a find, I can't belive you can still find Rivs in this kind of shape. It seems that many Riv owners take good care of 'em, welcome EB
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 6:45 pm

Welcome!!! Love those rims. Definitely my favorite on these cars. smile
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Welcome fellow Riviera enthusiast!
Good looking car you have there. I'm sure you will find all that you need about these cool cars here.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 7:50 pm

thanks for the welcome guys, heres a pic of the other wheels i have for it
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short term plans are to build an intake, headers, HPT, and a pulley change... not really sure how far i wanna go with it
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyThu May 20, 2010 8:01 pm

I like those wheels a lot. These cars look so much better with chrome 5-star type rims.Imo
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 7:57 am

crlombardi69 wrote:
I like those wheels a lot. These cars look so much better with chrome 5-star type rims.Imo

the chrome is starting to become pretty shot on them though, so im thinking about getting them powdercoated, not quite sure yet
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 8:12 am

Welcome to the board!
Your Riv is in great shape. Lovin' those 5-spoke wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 9:09 am

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 9:42 am

Welcome, EB. I agree, those are good looking wheels. Where was that picture taken? Looks like either an ROA meet or a Buick meet of some kind w/ that gray 9th generation Riv also in the picture.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 11:50 am

Are those Fittipaldis? Sweet wheels!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 5:47 pm

Ship wrote:
Welcome, EB. I agree, those are good looking wheels. Where was that picture taken? Looks like either an ROA meet or a Buick meet of some kind w/ that gray 9th generation Riv also in the picture.

Yeah, it was from the last owner, it said it was from a meet in lancaster pa couple years back... im near trenton

DEMonte1997 wrote:
Are those Fittipaldis? Sweet wheels!!!!!

nice eye, yeah theyre forces
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 6:08 pm

I've seen that pic of the 5-spokes somewhere before. May have been on here actually but it was more likely on car domain. Good to have you here. I love the pearl white... one of the prettiest colors for a car out there.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyFri May 21, 2010 10:09 pm

Welcome to the Forum thumbsup

If you do replace your wheels and are going to sell your stock wheels I am in need of one in EXCELENT condition if the price and shipping to NC wouldn't be too high.

Let me know?
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyMon May 24, 2010 4:55 pm

99Rivman wrote:
Welcome to the Forum thumbsup

If you do replace your wheels and are going to sell your stock wheels I am in need of one in EXCELENT condition if the price and shipping to NC wouldn't be too high.

Let me know?

na dont plan on selling them, will probably use em for snow/dr's
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 7:21 pm

feels like im gonna be needing, at least, new front rotors soon... any recommendations?... and im getting about ~320 between fill ups with a lot of stop and go (traffic to and from work), that sound about right?
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 7:26 pm

Info on rotors & pads: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/brakes-suspension-f6/rotors-and-pads-t2081.htm

320 miles per tank seems about right for stop and go driving.

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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 9:39 pm

First off, welcome to the board, great bunch of people here and a wealth of knowledge has already been documented amongst the various Write Ups and such.

Regarding fuel consumption, that's all i get per tank on average. But I don't let it get near empty either. Don't like running near the bottom of the tank, never have on any vehicle.
I've seen what can lurk down there, not pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptyWed Jul 14, 2010 11:16 pm

LT1Squirrel wrote:
feels like im gonna be needing, at least, new front rotors soon... any recommendations?... and im getting about ~320 between fill ups with a lot of stop and go (traffic to and from work), that sound about right?

Personally, I'm happy with the stock replacements I put on 5 years ago. I've only put 20,000 miles on them, but that is also an indicator of how my driving is pure city, with a lot of hills and stops... Slotted is probably fine, but drilled have a habit of cracking. You're already a bit ahead of the game with a '99, because the pre-'97s had smaller rotors... I also love the stock, ceramic pads - no dust, no noise, and very grippy but linear application.

As far as gas, I'd say you're doing fine depending on your definition of "a lot"... As I said, I do pure city driving, and only get about 250 miles/tank - 16 MPG.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptySat Jul 17, 2010 1:26 pm

AA, holy 20 page thread batman haha

Rick, me neither, the max i ever put in was like 15-16 gallons

Eldo, its like a half hour commute back and forth

im gonna check my brakes today, anything special i should know about jackin up the car due to the air ride?
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptySat Jul 17, 2010 3:26 pm

LT1Squirrel wrote:

im gonna check my brakes today, anything special i should know about jackin up the car due to the air ride?

Not really, though if you're jacking on the suspension instead of the frame points, it would be a good idea to make sure the key is off.
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PostSubject: Re: New guy with a 99   New guy with a 99 EmptySat Jul 17, 2010 6:03 pm

LT1Squirrel wrote:
feels like im gonna be needing, at least, new front rotors soon... any recommendations?... and im getting about ~320 between fill ups with a lot of stop and go (traffic to and from work), that sound about right?

I have noticed, on this car in particular, that it can feel like the fronts are warped and you'll find the rears actually have more lateral run-out than the fronts.

Just a suggestion, check both before assuming the source of pulsation or judder is all coming from the front.

And back to fuel mileage, I'm averaging about 22 to 23 in combined driving, so i think your doing fine.
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