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Ron's Rocket Riv
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Ron's Rocket Riv

Name : Ron
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PostSubject: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 10:31 am

Hi all,

Happy that I found this forum! I just closed the deal on a 1996 Riv. One-owner with 48,000 documented miles. She is in great overall shape, needs only a few gaskets replaced (victim of dry-rot from sitting so long in the garage).

Supercharged, black with tan leather, factory sunroof and the premium sound.

Hoping to bring it home next weekend. This is going to become my daily driver! Planning to do some mild mods for performance, handling, and update the electronics (Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, etc).

Nice to meet all of you and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your rides!
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Name : ILAN
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 11:27 am

Welcome, nice find with that few miles! Get some pics up once you get her home and cleaned up.
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Name : Dave
Age : 67
Location : FLORIDA / The Stand Your Ground State
Joined : 2011-02-21
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 12:10 pm

WELCOME ABOARD !!! Sounds like you made a real special find there. Post some pics when you get her home and keep us updated on your progress hi
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 3:32 pm

welcome Ron!
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Ron's Rocket Riv
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Name : Ron
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 7:54 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Hey, ILAN... I grew up in White Plains! Lived in NY until 2006, now I am in southern Delware.

Where in Westchester are you? What a small world!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 10:56 pm

Ron's Rocket Riv wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome!

Hey, ILAN... I grew up in White Plains! Lived in NY until 2006, now I am in southern Delware.

Where in Westchester are you? What a small world!

Small for sure, I've lived in Yorktown Heights since I was 3! I plan on winding up in Texas once I get my Master's in 2015.
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Ron's Rocket Riv
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 11:31 pm

I picked it up today from the dealership. I had a 140 mile ride home with the car, and I wanted more! Most of the ride was highway, and it sure became clear that the Riv was engineered to effortlessly eat the highway miles. She was at ease cruising at 80mph. The acceleration from 60mph to 80+ was nothing less than what I will consider EXPLOSIVE! The peak torque just seems to be right there and instantly available! What a sweet ride!

So when I got it home, my 5-year old daughter was excited to see the car. She told me it looks like the Batmobile... Pretty damn cool! cool
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 12:10 am

you need to think twice about updating the electronics... or at least read the threads about radios and alarms.

welcome
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ghpcnm
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 6:50 am

PICS PICS PICS, Please smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySat Dec 10, 2011 8:20 pm

sweet! cant wait to see some pics
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptyMon Dec 12, 2011 12:29 am

See pics of Ron's Riv in the Showroom: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t8888-ron-s-rocket-riv

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
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
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
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
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptyMon Dec 12, 2011 2:57 am

Nice Riv! what mods do you have in mind?
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptyMon Dec 12, 2011 2:09 pm

Welcome aboard Ron!
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Ron's Rocket Riv
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PostSubject: Re: New to the forum and new Riv owner   New to the forum and new Riv owner EmptySat Dec 17, 2011 12:05 am

gmann3001 wrote:
Nice Riv! what mods do you have in mind?

1) I was thinking of an updated (Bluetooth and iPod capable) head unit and updated speakers. Possibly an amp, too.
2) tinted windows
3) CAI
4) 180 degree thermostat
5) Autloite 104 plugs
5) 3" down pipe and 3" dual exhausts out to Magnaflows
6) 18" rims and tires
7) Remote start
8) possibly a 3.5" pulley
9) possibly over-sized discs, cross driied
10) New shocks
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