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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Obligatory snow camo. It was 60* yesterday and 70* the day before.



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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Dang......but white is the only color.....
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:16 pm

It looks like it dug a hole for itself and is waiting to ambush somebody
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:30 pm

Hahaha....yes!
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:34 pm







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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Gave it a bath today. The rims were so dirty..... After I cleaned them they even went up in size by 2 whole inches... Weird..



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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:28 pm

Wheels look killer man.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:37 pm

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
Wheels look killer man.


Thanks, they look so nice and were so cheap I almost want to get another set for the winter instead of just using my OEMs for the winter.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:46 pm

Yep. Wheels look sweet. I dig em.

Question....
Why is the front end so high? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:54 pm

Abaddon wrote:
Question....
Why is the front end so high? scratch

There was stuff in the trunk, coilovers, hill, etc. It sits pretty even when it's on a flat surface without crap in the trunk. Probably something to do with the fact that I'm using 98 springs, but even when I was on my old springs the front sat kind of high.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:03 pm

Isn't it amazing how nice wheels can get once you take the dirt off wink . If you clean them enough, yes, they SHOULD get bigger and more stylish...
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:51 pm

New toys...



Current stance after springs have settled:

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:07 pm

I can't help but notice that in every drivers side shot of your car, it looks like your door is a different color. Was your can hit once upon a time? The wheels and stance look great. I have a go-kart wheel in my car. I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:19 pm

I've noticed the same thing, Tyler.

Didn't you repaint some things, Matt?
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:32 pm

I haven't touched the fenders or door yet, but I think the car was sideswiped or something before we got it. The whole rear quarter panel is a different shade of white than the rest of the car, and the drivers door is slightly different than everything else as well. CarFax didn't show anything, but how much can you really trust it? I'm working on getting the rest of the car painted but time and money are pretty constraining. I have everything I need minus primer and masking materials. Maybe that could be a project for the Riv meet next month lmao
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:34 pm

Trying to decide if I like this L67 badge.... I'll give it a week.

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:39 pm

I like the stance with the new wheels!

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:57 pm

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I like the stance with the new wheels!

Thanks. On 225/50/18s the car sits ~27 1/8" in the front and ~27 7/8" in the rear. I believe the front springs are DNAs (was told SSCs when I bought them) and the rears are my custom QA1/Koni setup on 12" springs. There is roughly 1 1/2" of space between the chrome trim and the tire, but since the wheels are tucked in a bit I have plenty of clearance. Considering the sneaker won't stay in unless I wedge it at a weird angle I would call the shoe test a pass.

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PostSubject: Matt's Boat - Now Lower And Whiter   Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:35 am







Friends called it a "Drift Torpedo". Get it....? Instead of a missile.... It's a Torpedo..... Because the car is a boat..... Ha...
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:01 pm

Got my old tires slapped on my autocross rims, just need lugs and they're good to go.

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:44 pm

what spoiler is that?
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:08 pm

I am debating the m3 style spoiler too. Also where did you get the STB looks different than others I have seen on here.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:42 pm

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