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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptySun Oct 03, 2010 2:03 pm

flyineagle96 wrote:
Fix the rust, on the doors. Then she will look, cherry!!! thumbsup
im workin on it, i would really like to get the whole car painted though, the rear 1/4 is already a different color rolleyes

nothincame2mind wrote:
Ya, it definitely looks better with the tint on. Was it not legal?
it was illegal, in my current sig pic i had 20% all around. i got too many tickets with that so i took the front tint off and left the rest. they left me alone for a while so i put 35% on the front, a layer of 35% over the 20% still on the back, and 2 layers of the 35% over the 20% on the rear 1/4 windows. that was fine for a while and then i started getting hassled hardcore again. i finally said screw it and took the ticket to court along with the front license plate issue. long story short the judge said i was very well prepared and proved my points, but he cant change the law. so basically, take the tint off and put the front plate on, or have $785 worth of fines. if im caught with illegal tint or no front plate in the next year, even if its not my car, i get automatic 60 days in jail. so i took everything off but what they cant test (rear 1/4s and rear windshield). MN tint laws suck, but hopefully i can get some 50% and with the back windows still blacked out it might look a bit darker.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 11:35 am

Finally got some eibachs a couple weeks ago and i threw them in last night at work. I dont have any good before pictures besides what i took with my phone last night.

Rear before:
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Rear eibachs only:
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Rear eibachs and stock fronts before:
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Front and rear eibachs:
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After the suspension settled from pulling out:
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Sorry for the cell phone pics but i dont have a computer right now. I will take more pictures in a few days when the springs really settle. Im going to have to see if the 20s will still fit lol
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 1:38 pm

How's she handle?
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 2:14 pm

So far so good, im leaving the winter tires on until i see how much more it drops. Its noticeably stiffer from just getting into the car, to the way in handles bumps and corners, it a completely different car handling-wise. I have an stb in the mail from an sts and hopefully a front addco bar soon, that should stiffen the front enough to make it feel really nice. Im waiting to see how long these sensa-tracs are going to last lowered, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 2:55 pm

I really like it !!! You've done a great job...something to be proud of. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 5:31 pm

That looks awesome! Really want to bite the bullet and get them for my ride just don't have any $$ comin in. :/
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 10:09 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:
That looks awesome! Really want to bite the bullet and get them for my ride just don't have any $$ comin in. :/
Trust me rick, i waited forevever to get a set of these and it was well worth the wait. The only thing i regret is not getting the front addco bar first but that will just have to be one of the next things on my list.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Glad to here she handles good.Try some wheel spacers and a set of 235 or 245 tires,that should make for great handling,that's what i did........
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Already got some 245s on the 20s. Im not sure if theyre going to fit though even without spacers. We just got snow so im going to have to wait another week or so to see.
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They will fit if the middle number is 55 or less!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 02, 2011 12:02 am

245/35/20
They are bigger than my 16s and ive had them barely rub already so i guess we wont know until i try
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 04, 2011 9:03 am

I suppose i can post a few pics from a few days after, they havent settled much more since these pictures that were taken on thursday. I was just going to wait to take a few pics with the summer wheels but as you can see in one of the pics im about to post we got some snow on friday. It all melted saturday and i was about to put the summer wheels on, but im glad i didnt because we got more snow sunday and its snowing again today. Sorry again for the cellphone pics.

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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 04, 2011 12:24 pm

A 19 y/o is supposed to drive a car with a column shifter & bench seat, which he has. Also a 4 door sedan is almost guaranteed to have substantially lower insurance than a 2 door. Considering how insane rates are for a 19 y/o guy, I'd say a PA is a great choice.

I like what you've done with the black dash. Did you black out the grille ?
Also, a big boouuuu-urns on the pack of smokes.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 04, 2011 4:39 pm

Jason wrote:
A 19 y/o is supposed to drive a car with a column shifter & bench seat, which he has. Also a 4 door sedan is almost guaranteed to have substantially lower insurance than a 2 door. Considering how insane rates are for a 19 y/o guy, I'd say a PA is a great choice.

I like what you've done with the black dash. Did you black out the grille ?
Also, a big boouuuu-urns on the pack of smokes.

Yea i blacked out the dash with duplicolors vinyl and fabric paint.
Boouuuu-urns? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 07, 2011 5:34 pm

Got my STB in a couple days ago and put it in this morning. Ive only driven with it for a few hours but so far its the best handling mod < $60 that i know of. I didnt need any washers to clear the master cylinder and i still have plenty of room to spare. I did have to elongate the holes a bit but it wasnt a big deal. Thanks guys, great mod!

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They fit!
Im going to have to do something about my front drivers fenderwell that ive already been having problems with, thats the only place it rubs and its only when the wheels are turned hard right.
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyWed Apr 13, 2011 11:57 am

Now fix up the rust on bottom and she'll look sweet!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyWed Apr 13, 2011 8:31 pm

Im probably going to end up having to do it myself cause i have nowhere near the money that a professional would cost. I am getting sick of looking at it though. Its definitely something im going to have to tackle this summer.
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Yes, even if you just tape it off, and undercoat it. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 15, 2011 8:57 am

Anyone good with photoshop and some spare time want to photoshop my car black from the chrome down?
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Here ya go Tyler...
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Looks pretty cool with the black

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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 15, 2011 5:18 pm

I really like it... thumbsup
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Black looks ballin! happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 97 Buick Park Avenue   My 97 Buick Park Avenue - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 17, 2011 6:27 pm

That does look pretty good, thanks BMD. I wonder how much of a price difference there would be between that and painting the whole car black?
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ghpcnm wrote:
I really like it... thumbsup

I agree with my buddy ghpcnm !!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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