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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Ordered my KYB GR 2 struts and mounts last night. Cost me $232 from amazon. I should have them next week. Just gotta get a spring compressor from the auto parts store now.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:16 pm

dats alot

autoparts warehouse has em for the pair @ $150 with free shipping
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:17 pm

I paid $232 for 2 struts, 2 strut mounts and free shipping. Struts were $67 each and the mounts were $49 each.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:21 pm

IC that explains everything.i was begining to worry about the state of affairs.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:24 pm

Lol. I checked all over and Amazon seemed to be the cheapest for the stuff. I wanted to replace the mounts just becuase I'll have it all apart.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:34 pm

good move.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:54 pm

Nice Riv! I was curious how you came up with your performance numbers? Did you dyno or is that an estimation? Looks like gains are 30hp and 30lbs for a 3.5 pulley and fwi? Just asking because I was planning the same mods.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:15 pm

Yes it is an estimation based off of what gains other people have said from doing the 3.5 MPS and FWI and from other people I have talked to as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:50 pm

It has begun. I just bought through ebay, but from Morad. The FBody calipers and brackets. Look to be in good shape from the pics. Just need to get brake pads, drilled/slotted rotors and the SS lines. Should have this project done in a couple of months. Not in a hurry to get the parts since I'm not driving the car this winter.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:19 pm

The Riv goes into a nice cozy storage today for the winter. Going to work on the calipers through the winter.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:25 pm

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The Riv goes into a nice cozy storage today for the winter. Going to work on the calipers through the winter.

be careful a bear dont get all cozy hibernated while you work over the winter and come summer jump out the car and bite ya!
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Lol. No bears here in this neck of the woods.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:16 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
be careful a bear dont get all cozy hibernated while you work over the winter and come summer jump out the car and bite ya!

Where I'm from, we call those HOBOS
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:57 pm

Lol. I have already passed out in the car once while watching a movie. Turned on the heat and the heated seat and I was good to go. Just needed popcorn. I was parked and not driving by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:00 am

Pictures coming soon. Got my calipers almost all painted. Just need to get another coat on them. I painted them the color of the car. I hope they work out and look good. I'll be looking forward to peoples input once I get pics of them posted. If they don't look good I'll probably just paint them black, but again I'd like some opinions. Ordered the 20.5" SS Lines from ZZP a few minutes ago. Going to do both front and back lines. Down to just needing the rotors and brake pads.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:26 pm

I stole Turtlemans idea. I thought it looked good.



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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:39 am

Here are some pics of the Fbody brakes I got and some of the progress.  Still have the brackets to prep and paint, but the calipers are painted, rebuilt and ready to go.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:54 am

dynomite! how are the welds holding up on the alu control arm mod?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:10 pm

What control arm mod?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:21 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
dynomite! how are the welds holding up on the alu control arm mod?

J. Chris Davis wrote:
What control arm mod?

You see?!?
BEARS aren't the problem, you gotta' make sure to keep Robo outa' the barn! rotf
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:29 pm

J. Chris Davis wrote:
What control arm mod?

didnt you weld on tabs to adapt an alu control arm to your riv?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:30 pm

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robotennis61 wrote:
dynomite! how are the welds holding up on the alu control arm mod?

J. Chris Davis wrote:
What control arm mod?

You see?!?
BEARS aren't the problem, you gotta' make sure to keep Robo outa' the barn! rotf

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:10 am

Nope can't say that I did.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:08 pm

oh sorry..that was ducstu...
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:18 pm

Lol, no problem.
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