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PostSubject: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 1:44 pm

I just put new Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires (235/55R17) on the Riv. Looks and rides much better now. In fact there was a noise in the suspension (strut bearings I think) that has disappeared when cornering. Not sure why, but a nice bonus!
Next project will be struts. I was considering the Monroe Quick Strut but am not sure if I want to after reading this thread: https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t9615-monroe-quick-strut-complete-strut-assembly
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I cant figure out how to post images. I am trying to host images on Servimg, but can't figure it out. Any help?
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 2:10 pm

peakwynn wrote:
I cant figure out how to post images. I am trying to host images on Servimg, but can't figure it out. Any help?

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Congrats on the new rubber smile 
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 2:16 pm

You can't beat those tires for the price. I install those on a lot of our used cars here at work. I've actually got the GTZ-ZR version of those on my car now. They ride nice, and they're quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 3:32 pm

peakwynn wrote:
I just put new Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires (235/55R17) on the Riv. Looks and rides much better now. In fact there was a noise in the suspension (strut bearings I think) that has disappeared when cornering. Not sure why, but a nice bonus!
Next project will be struts. I was considering the Monroe Quick Strut but am not sure if I want to after reading this thread: https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t9615-monroe-quick-strut-complete-strut-assembly


DONT YOU DARE GET THE MONROES. YOU WILL REGRET IT. MUAHAHHAHA.

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Get the KYBs and enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 4:12 pm

Don't get the Monroes. You already found the thread. They decided the Quick Strut for some other models would apply to the Riv, and it doesn't. Wrong spring rate.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 5:30 pm

Lookin good brother... and I'd suggest the KYBs. I have a pair and have loved them ever since install about a year ago
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 7:33 pm

Very nice looking Riv you have there, Pat.
I have very similar rims on my 3000GT.
How many miles on your car?
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 pm

I got her with 107,000 km (about 66,000 miles). Great shape. just got it 3 weeks ago so only a few miles since.

ghpcnm wrote:
Very nice looking Riv you have there, Pat.
I have very similar rims on my 3000GT.
How many miles on your car?
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 11:34 pm

Thanks for the advice. I'm glad I found this forum. I would've been very disappointed if I installed the Quick Struts and found the ride height too high. The beauty of the Riviera is that it is low and long. too high would look bad.
deekster_caddy wrote:
Don't get the Monroes. You already found the thread. They decided the Quick Strut for some other models would apply to the Riv, and it doesn't. Wrong spring rate.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 11:36 pm

Thanks. Too bad they can't get it right at Monroe. I forwarded the link to their website and asked if they plan on addressing the problem. Will post their response....
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Don't get the Monroes. You already found the thread. They decided the Quick Strut for some other models would apply to the Riv, and it doesn't. Wrong spring rate.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 11:39 pm

Thanks! I'm leaning toward new OEM GM Struts and original springs. I don't want to take a chance on a improper ride height. Thoughts?.....
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Lookin good brother... and I'd suggest the KYBs. I have a pair and have loved them ever since install about a year ago
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyTue Jul 02, 2013 2:38 am

peakwynn wrote:
Thanks! I'm leaning toward new OEM GM Struts and original springs. I don't want to take a chance on a improper ride height. Thoughts?.....

ZEP wrote:
Lookin good brother... and I'd suggest the KYBs. I have a pair and have loved them ever since install about a year ago
idea You can't go wrong with OEM, in my opinion, unless you're wanting some kind of high performance track suspension.
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PostSubject: Re: My '98 with new tires   My '98 with new tires EmptyTue Jul 02, 2013 10:55 am

BTW Monroe still makes an excellent strut. I have no problem with those. Just don't get the Quick Strut unless they give the Riv it's own part number.
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