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youngandfast
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PostSubject: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptySun Aug 15, 2010 5:54 pm

im just getting a 1998 riviera supercharged. i want to know some general stuff about it. like what body style is it, where to get performance upgrades
thanks

Jack
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptySun Aug 15, 2010 6:03 pm

Well, for starters, it's a G body, and only shares the platform with an Aurora. Second, http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-ii-engine-transmission-f4/
This is the link to read for performance.
Third, Hello and welcome to the forum??? hi

Geez, everyone just jumps right in without saying hello......
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptySun Aug 15, 2010 6:16 pm

oh geez! im sorry and thanks for the reply, is it one general place you get the parts from or is like a bunch of seperate places?
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptySun Aug 15, 2010 10:37 pm

youngandfast wrote:
oh geez! im sorry and thanks for the reply, is it one general place you get the parts from or is like a bunch of seperate places?

It depends on what you are looking for. Given that we have the same powerplant as a GP (with the exception of the PCM), there are quite a few performance sites devoted to the 3800 that we can buy parts from. There are links at the bottom the Dash when you first log in......

Please read the threads related to what you are planning on modifying before you dive in. Many of us have real world experience on what not to do to a Riv wink
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptyTue Aug 17, 2010 12:57 pm

Thanks very much!
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptyTue Aug 17, 2010 1:02 pm


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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptyThu Aug 19, 2010 10:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: new to Rivieras! need help!   new to Rivieras! need help! EmptyThu Aug 19, 2010 11:25 pm

Our plug wires are longer, our exhaust is different, our PCM is different, our Intake setup is different, and if I'm not mistaken, our S/C belt is a different size.

That's one of the main reason's this site rocks. Us Riv owners are forced to modify on our own. There is no company that simply sells a "kit" that will properly work with us. ALL of the engine parts will work, as it's identical to a GP (with exception to the PCM and a few mounting differences....).
Take a look at many of our members' Signatures. Many of us have listed everything we have done (for examples). There are many, MANY write-ups and threads discussing individual mods that we can't just buy and bolt on.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-ii-engine-transmission-f4/

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