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ghost88
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PostSubject: Ghost88's 97 S/C'd Riviera..UPDATE New Rims 11/25   Supercharged 97 Riviera 2 years later..plenty of rims/pics EmptySat Jul 11, 2009 2:46 pm

Just realized i never posted any pics of my Rivi.

Currently have:
-8000k 55watt HID's
-17" Tint
-3/4" Chrome Grill
-8" K&N on stock intake boot
-Pioneer D3 Navigation headunit
-Image Dynamics CTX 5.25" fronts
-Image Dynamics CTX 6x9" Rears
-Memphis Pr100.4 Mids amp Bridged 100x2 to front speakers
-Memphis Pr1001.1 Sub amp
-Memphis Mojo 12" Dual 2ohm sub wired down to 1ohm and tuned to 32hz
-Green LED interior floor lights
-White LEDs all other interior lights and taglight


Plans for it:
-Basic 3.4-3.5 pulley setup (FWI, 3"DP, supporting mods, and a tune)
-Fbody or C5 Calipers Powdercoated Green
-12" Front drilled/slotted rotors, slotted/drilled rears, upgraded pads
-STS Strut Tower
-Quad 3" Exhaust Tips
-Tinted Tails and Sidemarkers
-Debadge side emblems and rear "Supercharged", replace with scripted "Supercharged" chrome emblem in middle of tail
-Professional Buff/Polish
-Paint the grey plastic rockers black


And now the pics:

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And a few of the Cars it replaced

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PostSubject: Re: Supercharged 97 Riviera 2 years later..plenty of rims/pics   Supercharged 97 Riviera 2 years later..plenty of rims/pics EmptyThu Sep 24, 2009 3:28 pm

Finally got around to the thick grill and used the same chrome stripping for the wheel arches. It goes with the wheels ALOTTT better than the dull steel it went over. Also got the HIDs in and painted the front calipers to match the paint

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Congrats on the Riv! It looks very nice and clean throughout. And by the looks of it, you are going to be a very good owner. I REALLy like the head unit you have installed, could you maybe tell me what the brand and model number is?
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Thanks and its a Pioneer D3. Built in Navigation, ipod hookup, bluetooth and overall looks like a factory deck. Picked it up for $350 off craigslist so they can be had relatively cheap.
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Beautiful. The black rims with the chrome lip looked the best on the Regal btw.

The thick chrome grille really pulls the Riv's powerful look together, huh?
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Thanks and the black rims were my favorite but the tires were horrible and i was offered 6x what i paid for em so they were sold.

I honestly think the thick grill should be the first mod done to these cars lol for $20 and a hour or 2 of easy time it completely changes the front end and makes it look alot classier and mean.

Im thinking about experimenting in the space below to try something different. I'll post pics if it goes through.
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I've definately got to complement your car, man. It's one of the nicest I've seen. It reminds me a lot of mine (I've got the thick grille like you do) but the blue-green is probably my fav. color on these cars.

How difficult was it to get the stripping around the wheel wells? It definately stands out more than the old metal. Both of those Rivs are beautiful.
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Thanks! At first i didnt like the blue/green but it finally grew on me and a unique color makes unique car stand out even more lol

As for the wheel wells its as simple as cleaning them with rubbing alcohol and applying the same chrome strip as the grill. Its very flexible so getting the curve isn't a problem.

BTW heres a teaser shot of the rims i picked up yesterday. 18" zenetti's wrapped in 245/45 goodyear eagle rsa's. I always loved the stock wheels but these realllyyyy set the car off. More pics to come once i get around to detailing it.

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very nice ride ghost88! after lookin at the pics i felt an urge to screw my girlfriend,i cant explain it, but she isn't home right now so i did the next best thing...i beat off...I'm not ashamed.... nono
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THAT'S JUST WRONG.!!!!!!!!!!
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.... shocked .... oops cool .. clap .. banana banana banana ... 3gears
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Nice car!!!! I'm looking to get some new wheels for my Riv as well. smile Black with polished lip. Should look nice.
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DEMonte1997 wrote:
Nice car!!!! I'm looking to get some new wheels for my Riv as well. smile Black with polished lip. Should look nice.
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robotennis61 wrote:
very nice ride ghost88! after lookin at the pics i felt an urge to screw my girlfriend,i cant explain it, but she isn't home right now so i did the next best thing...i beat off...I'm not ashamed.... nono

WTF neutral
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a couple more crappy cell pics:
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just realized all my pics had bad links..problem fixed
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thats a beautiful ride my friend. do you plan on lowering her?
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Abe,
What have you done with your stock chromes?
If you are looking to sell a couple of them I may be interested!
I have dents in 2 of mine and I live just south of the VA border.
I will probably be headed to Gaithersburg MD in March and I could swing by and pick them up..

Let me know!
Thanks...
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Those look sharp. What brand/style are they?
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lookin good
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thanks guys theyre zennetti rogue's but i ended up selling them a week after getting em frown offered 5x what i paid for em so i couldnt say no lol

bill i sold my factory chromes to my brother for his white 96 and now am riding around on his 12spokes. they look horendous so im on a hunt for another set of stock chromes and ill let you know if i find a source

yes i do plan on lowering it with eibach sts springs along with GR2's in the front. im enlisting in the navy within the next few weeks and and with the reliable income and savings on cost of living i decided to complely refresh the whole car. new plans include

Body (inspired by Jack the R's old sig pics):
-Remove "Riviera" and "supercharged emblems
-Remove power antenna, patch hole
-Have the lower grey plastic blended/shaved so it looks like 1 panel
-Take the door and bumper rub strips off and have them filled
-Fill/blend the wheel arch trim
-Fill the "roof gutters"
-Fill the gap on the quarter panel
-Paint the car black with extra red metallic pearl
-Small cutouts in the rear bumper to tuck dual dual 3.5" exhaust tips
-Front side markers tinted with 3 coats of Nitshades/clear
-Rear side markers and taillight tinted with 2 coats to get that black cherry look to them.
-Sequential taillights
-Black out the headlights like Demonte97, have the lenses cleared, add LED strips and wire the turn signal light to stay on with the headlights (the top ones next to the headlight) Supercharged 97 Riviera 2 years later..plenty of rims/pics Lenses2
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-LED Tag light strip
-Carbon fiber 3/4" grill, (will be ordering a real carbin fiber dash kit and going to get them to send enough 3/4" strip to do the grill like i have it now instead of the chrome
-8k HIDs (already installed)
-20% tint (already done)

Any other suggestions, ideas? Will i have any problem filling some of the body lines i mentioned?


Interior:
-Paint interior panels black/red
-Full real carbon fiber dash kit
-Dye/Paint the carpet and headliner black
-Dying seats a deep red, somewhat like the newer BMWs
-Red LED for the interior floor, door and add additional lights under the rear of the front seats


Suspension:
-18" black and chrome wheels, nothing 5 spoke (preferably without rivets)
-Eibach STS Springs
-KYB GR2 Struts
-STS Swaybars, Moog Endlinks
-Custom Front and Rear STBs
-Fbody or C5 Calipers painted red
-Hawk pads

Engine is staying mild (thinking turbo or cammed/intercooled setup next winter):
-Headers
-Custom fenderwell intake (made from 4" diesel exhaust pipe)
-3.4" Pulley, custom tune
-Paint the blower, valve covers, ect Black/Red
-POSSIBLE small dry shot N2o

Stereo:
-Alpine v12 4 channel (already own)
-Image Dynamics CTX speakers all around (already installed)
-Kicker 0 and 4 gauge wiring (already installed)
-JL premium blue RCA (already installed)
-Pioneer Double Din (sold the D3, next one will be 7")
-Single Fi Q 12" Sub in custom ported box
-1000 watt rms at 1ohm amp (undecided on which one)
-Long range 2way remote start/alarm




I know this all sounds a little ambitious but i have it all planned out in steps. While im away at basic training and A-School i will be having the body work done by a family friend for a very reasonable price. It'll take me a weekend to do the interior on my own, another weekend to do all the suspension at once and another weekend to do the motor mods/tuning. Me and a couple buddies will be doing all the work (other than body) and alot of these parts (rims, the whole stereo setup, ect) will be bought second hand so not counting body work im pretty sure i can do all this for under $3000. Considering i got my 68k Riviera for 3200 and only had to put $200 worth of brakepads/tuneups into it i dont think itd be possible to have a nicer/more unique car for $7-8k once its done. Super reliable, quick, good on gas, big, and after all the mods it'll suit my other needs perfectly. 2010 is gonna be a long year for my Rivi!
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Sounds great Abe! Can't wait to see the progress. happy
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rick i blame you and Ewolf for all the money im going to be spending lol

the riv's body was made to be all black and after seeing it done right i have my mind set.

your regal was always my favorite and now your rivi is a close second! did you ever get around to snapping some better pics of the riv since the paintjob? im intrested in possible blacking out my trim. also can you try to get a decent angle to show the mettalic flake you added?

thanks in advance!
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I don't want to hijack the topic but for those interested in stock chrome wheels there is a guy advertising a set on the ROA AACA Forum for $500 plus $100 shipping. He has no center caps for them, just the wheels.
I know nothing about the wheels or the guy selling them just thought I'd pass it along.
Here is the link:
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