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PostSubject: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySat Sep 26, 2020 6:22 pm

My original Riviera daily driver the 98 with the body damage in drivers side rear has a blown head gasket and my 1996 $1200 high-mileage new daily driver. The 1996 body is pretty straight the 1998 damage is too much for me to afford to fix. Both interiors are pretty darn nice. 96 and 98 Img_2010
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySat Sep 26, 2020 8:23 pm

u going to part out 98
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knoxbroadcaster
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySun Sep 27, 2020 1:38 pm

71stagegs wrote:
u going to part out 98
What parts are you interested in?

It will be a donor car for the 96 for the time being. I just got the 96 still figuring what works and what doesn't.

Ultimately i would like to pull motor and transmission from the 98, freshen them up and drop them into the 96. I'm open to any info about potential swaps from the 98 to the 96. I understand they are basically the same car is this correct?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySun Sep 27, 2020 3:40 pm

How is the Driver's side seat/cover? I could use that.

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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySun Sep 27, 2020 3:48 pm

Yardley on here needs lower panel under the steering column where you plug in
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySun Sep 27, 2020 4:07 pm

I shouldn't have asked lol. I have no idea what i may use. I've yet to do an inventory. If you had a straight 96 and a body damaged 98, what would you look at moving from the 98 to the 96 other than obvious worn out/broken stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptySun Sep 27, 2020 9:39 pm

knoxbroadcaster wrote:
I shouldn't have asked lol. I have no idea what i may use. I've yet to do an inventory. If you had a straight 96 and a body damaged 98, what would you look at moving from the 98 to the 96 other than obvious worn out/broken stuff?

Not sure.

If your 98 passenger seat is heated, you might want to move it and the passenger door panel (it has the switch) to the 96. But if you do that, you might have issues with the body computer, or have to do some rewiring to fit the 98 computer to the 96.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptyMon Sep 28, 2020 9:09 am

Charles, is your 96 supercharged? If not, it will add up to the list below.

Here are just some things that are different on 96 and 98:
transmission
PCM
subframe
LCA
struts
tie rod ends
brakes
wheel hubs

I think it is possible to keep 96 subframe and suspension and throw in 98 engine+transmission. But 98 suspension has number of improvements over 96 - better brakes with bigger rotors, aluminum(lighter) LCA.
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knoxbroadcaster
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptyMon Sep 28, 2020 12:07 pm

albertj wrote:
knoxbroadcaster wrote:
I shouldn't have asked lol. I have no idea what i may use. I've yet to do an inventory. If you had a straight 96 and a body damaged 98, what would you look at moving from the 98 to the 96 other than obvious worn out/broken stuff?

Not sure.

If your 98 passenger seat is heated, you might want to move it and the passenger door panel (it has the switch) to the 96.  But if you do that, you might have issues with the body computer, or have to do some rewiring to fit the 98 computer to the 96.

Body computer? That's a new one on me.
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knoxbroadcaster
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PostSubject: Re: 96 and 98   96 and 98 EmptyMon Sep 28, 2020 12:08 pm

DeepFrozen wrote:
Charles, is your 96 supercharged? If not, it will add up to the list below.

Here are just some things that are different on 96 and 98:
transmission
PCM
subframe
LCA
struts
tie rod ends
brakes
wheel hubs

I think it is possible to keep 96 subframe and suspension and throw in 98 engine+transmission. But 98 suspension has number of improvements over 96 - better brakes with bigger rotors, aluminum(lighter) LCA.

My 96 is super charged, I would like to repair the head gasket on the 98 motor and move that motor and transmission to the 96.
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