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J. Chris Davis
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:28 pm

Ya I saw yours and I think it was Codiths before and found them on ebay. I liked the location so I copied off of you guys smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Would my Riviera look as good if I spray painted them with chrome spray paint or is it like I need to get those certain hub caps? shocked
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:55 pm

Are you talking about your wheels? Mine were already chrome and I'm not sure spray painting wheel with chrome paint will look to good.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:39 pm

Well I received the rear sway bar today and it came with the correct bushings. I'm ordering the Energy Suspension 9.8123G end links for it. So I should have it on in a couple of weeks. The front bar is still a couple of weeks out from Addco.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:12 pm

Just an update. The Riv goes to the muffler shop October 3rd to get the exhaust done and I'm having them install the front sway bar at the same time. I've really noticed a big difference with the new rear sway bar.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:20 pm

Well an edit to my yesturday post. Didn't even realize till today that the mufflers I bought are straight through and are gonna be loud. So I'm returning them and getting a couple of flowmaster delta 50 series from Summit. At least I can return the other mufflers.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:48 pm

When you get the muffs,give us a sound clip!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:50 pm

Will do.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Well day 2 of the Riv being at the muffler shop. I guess when they went to change out the front sway bar the body bolts to the subframe snapped off. So it's sitting waiting for them to get the parts and get whats left of the old bolts out. Supposedly it will be done later today.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:40 am

Got the car back yesturday night from the shop.  The sway bar difference is nice.  Here are a few pictures of that.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:50 am



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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:01 pm

Wow! looks wicked!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:09 pm

...ohh yes-looking nice.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Thanks. Working on getting the audio of the exhaust posted. I'm not sure if I like it as loud as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm



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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:49 pm

Great looking exhaust. What was done all in all, and how much did it set you back?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:01 pm

I had my own down pipe, cat, mufflers and tips. $173.50 for labor and $73.25 for the hangers, tubing and other hardware. Looks like it took them 2.3 hours to do the exhaust. I'm reading the receipt right now, lol. As for the rest. I had my addco front bar put in and the cradle bushings and hardware had to be replaced. They were in pretty bad shape surprisingly, becuase of the condition of the car. That set me back about $189 for that stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:51 pm

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Thanks. Working on getting the audio of the exhaust posted. I'm not sure if I like it as loud as it is.

Too loud? It depends on how loud it is *in the cabin.* Watch for drone at cruise.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:17 am

In the car its just fine. I just wasnt sure how loud I want it to be outside of the car.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:43 am

Look's and sounds great!! 3gears
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:36 pm

I'm pretty happy with it. I've gotten used to the sound. I think it was just not being used to going from a quite exhaust on that car to an exhuast with some tone to it. Putting 2 coats of wax on her today now that project is done.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:05 pm

Time to cruise !!! Looks and sounds great, Chris. bow
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:32 pm

Thanks and I'm thinking so. It's a really nice day out today to go on a drive.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:01 pm

If anyone has noticed above the left exhaust tip on the painted part of the bumper. There's a dent in the rubber from the person before me that must had it sitting against something and put a dent in it. Does anyone know of any way to pull that back out? I'd be afraid of heating it up and damaging the paint.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:48 am

I finally got the rims.  It'll be a couple of months before I get tires and get them on the car.  Here are a couple of pictures I took last night when I got them.


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