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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:01 am

18" ??? Nice looking rim cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:47 am

Yes they are 18's. I took a couple of pictures with the rim on the car. I was gonna get them posted here this morning. I really need to wash my calipers and paint the rust on the rotors when I put these on.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:32 pm

Here are some more pictures that I took yesturday.  Trying out fitment and look.  Also found out I'm leaking antifreeze out of the radiator.  So gotta get that replaced.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:54 pm

Looking good Chris -go ahead.But fuck...is that your garage...wow ......
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:56 pm

No, that's the garage bay at work.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:00 pm

garage bay at work,ohhh i see!...always wanted a garage that big.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:01 pm

Just need a lift in there and I'd be set. smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:10 pm

Well the car is due for an oil change, but found out my radiator is leaking from the left side plastic piece mounted to the radiator. Got the new radiator shipping in to me today and I'll get that changed out on Monday it's looking like.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:12 pm

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like that location is where 90% of our radiators fail. I feel lucky that mine lasted over 200k miles before it started to happen.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:14 pm

I have heard that's a common leaking spot. Mine lasted 105,000 miles. Hopefully the new one will last 200k like yours.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:30 pm

I think that is my favorite color Riv. Those wheels look really nice! I also like the chromed 12 spokes too.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:33 pm

Thanks. I can't wait to get the new ones on. I like the 12 spoke ones, but they are getting pretty bad when you look at them up close. They will be my winter ones if I have to drive the car in another winter.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:29 pm

Yeah hopefully you won't have to drive yours in the winter! Your Riv looks very "garage kept"!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:34 pm

I think it was garage kept. I'm also the 3rd techincal owner. I'm hoping to get another vehicle to drive next winter.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:14 am

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Well the car is due for an oil change, but found out my radiator is leaking from the left side plastic piece mounted to the radiator. Got the new radiator shipping in to me today and I'll get that changed out on Monday it's looking like.
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like that location is where 90% of our radiators fail. I feel lucky that mine lasted over 200k miles before it started to happen.
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I have heard that's a common leaking spot. Mine lasted 105,000 miles. Hopefully the new one will last 200k like yours.

If it's where I'm thinking of, you're all right... My plastic radiator tank let go at around 96,000 miles where the A/C condenser bolts to it on the driver's side tank. As I commented in another thread, just how stupid was it to mount the condenser to the radiator AFTER they went to plastic tanks, instead of bolting it to the chassis?!? gripe
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:59 pm

When I get it yanked out on Monday I'll find out where exactly the leak is.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:04 am

Here's a picture of the wheels and tires.  Got them on Saturday.  Will have more pictures once I get the car cleaned.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:12 am

WOW that looks nice !!! bow
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:13 am

Thanks. I'm pretty happy with them.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:15 am

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Thanks. I'm pretty happy with them.

they look cool.Have you lowered your car?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:16 am

No it's at the same height it was with the other rims and tires. Factory height I believe. I've thought about lowering it some.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:34 pm

Time to paint those calipers, as they are so exposed now.
I had a '96' the same color as yours, but found a '98' pearl white with 46000 miles on it for $5200 and bought it. I perfer the dark green color as I'm a green guy. I have some chrome wheels with tiny whitewalls for the summer and I painted my calipers seafoam green like my '65' Riv. I had an issue with the paint on the roof chipping and flaking off so I had the roof painted seafoam green too. If I would have had enough money, I would have had the whole car painted that green. Then I would have the first and last Riviera bodies the same color. wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:35 pm

The calipers are painted.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:41 pm

Sorry Chris, I looked again and see that you did, very nice. confused
I sure like that color, enjoy her, I've been driving mine and grinning for some time now!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:41 pm

They're just dark. They are the same color as the car. I'm pretty happywith mine and like the color myself.
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