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PostSubject: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:18 pm

This is my Riv I got on June 5th this year.  I'ts a 1998 Emerald Green Pearl, with Taupe colored interior.  With gold emblems.  It has 99,000 miles on it and runs and looks great.  I haven't done alot with it yet.  Just clayed, waxed and did the standard maint.  I did install the front strut tower brace.  Also in the process of installing an aftermarket stereo system with a Pioneer avh-p4200dvd touch screen receiver.  I'll get some more pics of that stuff when I'm finished.



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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:31 pm

Looks great! I like the color happy.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks. Ya I think it's a pretty nice color on that car. Took me a little while to figure out just exactly what the color was called.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:25 pm

Looks sweet man. Sooooo, how long before we start addin' crazy mods? wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Oh, I've been looking. Not sure when I'm gonna start yet and not sure where I'm gonna start. Probably work on the supercharger pulley and FWI first.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:15 pm

Do the plugs and t-stat first. They're cheaper, and will help keep your engine from going "boom". wink

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180Ί t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO • 49k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:25 pm

Looks awesome. You can tell it was parked inside alot. Those cornering lamps show very little or no discoloration. don't forget to gut the airbox and I just did my rear shocks - you'd be amazed at the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:33 pm

Agree on rear shocks - also, for front struts the KYB GR-2 units will transform the way the car handles. You can also install bigger front/rear anti-sway bars/bushings for really tight cornering, and tires will improve the grip.

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'98 SC Riviera • 268k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180Ί t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO • 49k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:48 pm

Man, that car looks good, especially with the chrome stock wheels. I would keep it just like that.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:51 pm

Nice car!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Thanks guys. I do have new plugs for it and wires. Did replace the supercharger oil. I did forget I acutally replaced the corner lamps with new as soon as i got it, but yes it was kept inside. I am the 3rd owner.

Maybe someone would know the answer to this. I haven't been able to find any information about the gold emblems my car has and I've not found another Riviera with the same wheels as those in chrome. I've found them in aluminum, but not chrome.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:41 pm

Someone would know better than I, but I thought the gold emblems was a "signature" edition. There are a few on here with your style of rims but I thought in 98 they were totally different- I've only seen that style on 97 or older
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:09 pm


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'98 SC Riviera • 268k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180Ί t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO • 49k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:15 pm

Thanks, that should help alot. I did notice the Riviera fender emblems on the sail panels were not listed. So if anyone has any leads on those mine are a little worn.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:34 pm

Mods coming soon. Thanks to the people on here with suggestions and all the reading I've been doing on this forum. I Put in the autolite 605 plugs and gutted the air box for now. Also just got my new performance tires shipped to me today. Going to be doing the FWI, 3.5" modular pulley, boost gauge, oil gauge, front stabilizer bar, rear sway bar and front and rear shocks here within the next couple of months. I will be posting pics as I go.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:52 pm

Great car and great find Chris. Can you take a close up of the emblem on the sail panel? I've never seen that on a 95-99 Riv, is it original?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:55 pm

Yes I can, but I won't be able to till Monday. The car is at work and I won't be back there till then. I don't know if it's original equipment or not. It has some sort of gold package and chrome wheels. It may have been a dealership option.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:38 am

Ok here's a pic of the emblem.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Hmmmm, I noticed that the "Riviera" badge is missing from the quarter panel. I wonder if the "Riviera" badge was deleted and the oval "R" emblem was included instead when the gold package was ordered. Either way it looks pretty cool! Thanks for posting the pic Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm missing the one for the passenger side. The driver side is there but the R is broken.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Ahh OK, perhaps Randall, a member here with extensive knowledge on whats original and whats not can comment?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:09 pm

that looks like the badge that goes over the front grill emblem,on the sail. not bad
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm

Here's a pic of the stereo after i installed it.  Touch screen dvd player.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:06 pm

Pic of the subs and amp in the trunk.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:11 pm

JL Audio.....the only way to go deaf thumbsup
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