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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:49 pm

Night shots FTW





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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:24 pm

Plog ordered. Used my $50 cat credit and $5 account credit so it came out to just under $100 shipped. For what I want to do it just makes sense, plus headers are only ~10hp better at most than a plog/dp setup. Not worth the hassle IMO. Worst case scenario I just sell it and make money.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:44 am

I just tell the guys at work that my PLOG is actually 'shorty headers' wink .
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:09 am

Z-type wrote:
I just tell the guys at work that my PLOG is actually 'shorty headers' wink .

I mean it pretty much is....
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:46 am

I just mean 'PLOG' sounds stupid when you say it out loud lol.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Got 4 255/35/18 Direzzas for autocross. Also got 4 225/50/16 Azenis. Do you guys think I would be better off running the Direzzas in the front and Azenis in the rear, or my 235/45/18 LS2s in the rear?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=Direzza+ZII&partnum=535WR8Z2

http://www.falkentire.com/tires/car-tires/azenis-rt615k-tire

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+LS-2&partnum=345VR8ELS2
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Plog is in. Install wasn't too bad, that stupid heat shield took more time than anything else. Waiting for the RTV to set at the crossover before I go for a drive. Hopefully there won't be any leaks since I triple checked every bolt/nut.





Let's play everyone's favorite game, "Blood or RTV"!

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:58 pm

Is there not a single Rivi safe from being backed into? Shithole didn't even leave a note mad

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:04 pm

I. Hate. People.

Even if the waste of oxygen did leave a note, it probably would've said "sorry I hit your car".
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:07 pm

DAMN........Fuck!
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:38 pm

That sucks!!
People suck!
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PostSubject: Matt's Boat   Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:04 pm

But seriously though, who HASN'T had theirs backed in to? I'm pretty sure Abaddon, AA, Charlie, and Robo have.........
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:32 pm

I haven't even had a door ding.

I just jinxed myself.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:04 am

KnottyEagle wrote:
I haven't even had a door ding.

I just jinxed myself.

Better go knock on your woodgrain dash....... rolleyes
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:57 pm

person shattered the DS mirror on my truck and left a bunk number on a note in orange highlighter. sometimes I hate living on the same rd as a school. soccer moms are the worst
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:05 pm

Chrome trim ripped off today while I was driving. My friend thought he saw something, but when we looked we didn't see anything behind us. Then I got home and it was gone. Decided to rip off the other side too for conformity, and since it was only held on by maybe half of it's clips it was doomed anyways....
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:35 pm



Sanded down what I could, just need to get off my butt and paint.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:29 pm

Your headlights look exactly like mine do. I keep meaning to get around and sand and polish them out.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:27 pm

KnottyEagle wrote:
Your headlights look exactly like mine do. I keep meaning to get around and sand and polish them out.

They used to be a lot worse. Gave them a light sanding and wax a little over a year ago. They could probably use the treatment again.
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:57 pm

Getting ready to buy a new tranny and have it dropped in. Anything I should have done to the tranny before it goes in? I was thinking shift kit, solenoids, and torque converter... The goal is to get in and out for around 1k. I really don't feel comfortable swapping the trannys (even though i'm sure I could). Here's my estimated price list:

Tranny: $350
Labor; 5 hours @ $65/hour from the trusted mechanic up the street: $325
Shift kit: $60
Solenoids, fluid, filter, torque converter, etc: $465
Total: $1200

Any advice, corrections, or comments from someone who has done this/had it done?
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:11 am

Transgo jr shiftkit. Also there are a whole bunch of sonnex parts that make a big difference. Check out the 60degv6 forums for the best 4t60e mods if you are doing one up.

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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:19 am

5 hours?! 5 hours?!! Guarantee at that rate that all of your wire retainers are going to be broken, and nothing is going to be in the right place. Does this person owe you something?

5 HOURS???? lmfao
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:27 am

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5 hours?! 5 hours?!! Guarantee at that rate that all of your wire retainers are going to be broken, and nothing is going to be in the right place. Does this person owe you something?

5 HOURS???? lmfao


I was just going off of BillBoosts estimated times...... Take it they're a bit optimistic?

BillBoost37 wrote:
WOTGTP, Intrigue98 and myself did one in about 3 hours one night. that was hustling though.

Most people find an engine or trans swap, first time around will take 6-8 hours.

So I figured since he said first time, somebody who has done it before could do it in a little less time....
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:37 am

Well, they don't like to make money apparently. This is from my Warranty Labor time guide. Add 1.5hrs for alignment (or ~$60).....mind you, these are warranty rates, NOT customer pay. So, if they're charging you 5 hours, something is missing IMO.
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Includes: Base time includes: Flow checking the cooler and cooler/line flushing.
Note: Disassemble, inspect and reassemble add time to be used as needed when it has been determined that the cost of overhaul exceeds the cost of replacement.
Note: For steering wheel angle and/or front toe adjustment times, refer to labor code 8070012 and add the applicable base times to base labor hours.
Engine Code C LABOR TIME:  5.2  
Except Engine Code C LABOR TIME:  5.3  
To Bleed Power Steering System ADD TIME:  0.7  
To Disassemble, Inspect, Determine Repair ADD TIME:  0.0-1.5
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PostSubject: Re: '96 Riv I just picked up   Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:41 am

Alright then. Still worth it IMO unless I can find another Rivi with a solid engine, trans, and body for that price and just swap everything over.
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