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Mr.Riviera
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Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
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PostSubject: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptyMon Jan 22, 2007 11:47 pm

i thought i would share some close up pics of my exterior mods. high temp paint is about $6 a can and easy to use. its the subtle things that set it apart.
here is a close up of my wheel/painted caliper. i did all 4 red about a year ago. its held up nicely but i want to repaint again.
black, red and chrome 8) Img04630dm.thblack, red and chrome 8) Dscn01129dt.th
some shots of my ractive tips, i wanted them to stick out just a little bit so they could stand out and be seen. me and a friend welded the first one on, and then we had problems aligning the second one up. so i took it to a shop with one tip on and the other side cut back at the muffler lol.
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I also painted my STB red along with the pcv cover and did some red stripes on the engine cover (that i dont use) like the bonie SSEI's. My next project is to paint the valve covers black with red stripes where it is recesed.
black, red and chrome 8) Dscn00223nx.thblack, red and chrome 8) Dscn00231jl.th
i need to take some engine detailing lessons from 99rivman lol

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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99Rivman

Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptySat Jan 27, 2007 11:34 pm

Mr.Riviera wrote:
i need to take some engine detailing lessons from 99rivman lol

Your car looks good!

I kind of cheated under the hood, I replaced the washer and overflow tanks, I get pretty good prices at a dealership I deal with and they didn't cost too much anyway. On the '95 I took the alt. and brackets off and polished the aluminum with a cloth wheel. I did the lower control arms on the rear also, but they don't show very much.

I like the tailpipes on yours, I saw some on eBay a while back and screwed up and didn't get them. I even saw some that were advertised as "Black Chrome" and screwed up again, still looking.
Did you use washers on your STB or modify the ends? I'm thinking about putting a couple of joggles on the mounting brackets so I don't have to use washers. I think I'm going to go with silver on the '99 and if I can get it to fit on the '95 I'll probably do it black.
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptySun Jan 28, 2007 2:54 pm

nice wheels. I haven't seen many chrome 12 spokes.
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptySun Jan 28, 2007 3:12 pm

thank you, i always see the chrome 7 spoke or alum. 12 spoke. i just wish i could find the chrome R caps for mine frown
i see 99rivman has the same wheels as mine on his 95' but he has the plain caps, tho it still looks good. too bad chrome peels and flakes with acid rain frown

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptySun Jan 28, 2007 3:25 pm

Mr.Riviera wrote:
thank you, i always see the chrome 7 spoke or alum. 12 spoke. i just wish i could find the chrome R caps for mine frown
i see 99rivman has the same wheels as mine on his 95' but he has the plain caps, tho it still looks good. too bad chrome peels and flakes with acid rain frown

I got screwed when I got mine. They told me they would be the recessed "R" when I ordered them, then when they came in they weren't. They told me there was trademark problems was why they couldn't get them, they jerked me around for a year and sent me some that the chrome was already popping off of, said it was nearly impossible to chrome plastic! I have had a chrome sticker of the "R" made since then, don't have pictures, it looks pretty good just not recessed!
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i went to the junk yard and got some of the grey ones ($6) , sanded them down and painted them shiny silver/chrome. from a distance you cant tell but up close it looks different. both pics in my sig have the painted ones on the rear wheels lol i only have one original cap left

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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptyTue Feb 27, 2007 5:45 pm

Wow i never have looked here B4 i thought i was the only one to ppaint the calipers!!!!!!!!!!! ii also painted the lower control arms RED
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptyTue Feb 27, 2007 6:34 pm

can you see the LCA???

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptyTue Feb 27, 2007 6:39 pm

No, but if it makes the car faster, so what???

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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
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'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: black, red and chrome 8)   black, red and chrome 8) EmptyTue Feb 27, 2007 6:55 pm

AA wrote:
No, but if it makes the car faster, so what???


yes i can very well !!!!!!!!!! try it
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