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Got a sweet deal on these rims with brand new tires. They ride handle great and are quiet and smooth. The tire size is 215/50/17. They are about 3/8 of an inch smaller than stock so my speedo is off a little but I don't mind. I had a chance to clear coat the front rotors and paint the calipers. The backs are being done this weekend. Let me know what you think.








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I like them but the tire should be bigger. Going more narrow than stock isn't usually a good idea. Otherwise looks nice!
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Where did you get the big "R" on the ashtray cover?
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 11:23 am

nice rims! but...yes like Tony sayd...its not a good idea to have anything under 225.
will wearout faster. and not so good on breaking, handeling and carrying the weight.
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 12:35 pm

im not sure but the R on the ashtray looks like the reatta logo, maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptySun Apr 26, 2009 1:46 am

Actually when I was in the boneyard I saw another Riv beat to shit but it still had the R on the fender. Took a guitar pick and gently got it off. When I got to the front counter the guy was pissed that I took it. I asked him if he wanted me to put it back, he himded and hawed and then I offered him $2.00! He was grumpy but took the cash! In regards to the tires, I have my old wheels for sale and when they sell, I will be getting new tires closer to factory size.
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptySun Apr 26, 2009 2:01 am

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I like them but the tire should be bigger. Going more narrow than stock isn't usually a good idea. Otherwise looks nice!
That is unless you are looking for better fuel economy. Narrow tires will help you here.

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looks good man!
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptySun Apr 26, 2009 2:19 pm

Very very sharp looking ride! Love those pinstripes and wheels. Flawless paint!
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Loved the way the light hits the outline!
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Cleaned, Cleaned, Cleaned! Oh, and took her for a ride! Missed my Riv. Was down for a few months.

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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyTue Apr 03, 2012 6:30 pm

In the words of the great Ron Burgundy... "Stay classy." wink
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GO FAST WITH CLASS pimp
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyTue Apr 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Hooooly Crap!!!! That is one sharp Riv. You've done everything right, the grill, the rims, the interior, even the motor looks clean. As others have already said, she looks real classy.
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyTue Apr 03, 2012 10:55 pm

Just noticed...I really like that little thin chrome strip. Really looks good on the white. Really nice touches on this car bow
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Looks Nice! Real Nice! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyWed Apr 04, 2012 2:07 pm

More pics of the dash please! I like it.

Very clean car. Wish mine was that clean.
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyWed Apr 04, 2012 2:37 pm

That's what a Riviera should look like. Looks like you took your time to make the car look as perfect as possible. How do you like the STB?
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyWed Apr 04, 2012 5:03 pm

Very nice wheels. When you need new tires, get a P245/50R-17. That tire is exactly the same height as the stockers, and about .80 of an inch wider.

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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyWed Apr 04, 2012 8:24 pm

Hey, Sam. I have the same paint and interior as you. I was planning on doing the exact same interior paint. I already have the center console piece done from my last Riv.
It's cool to see what it looks like completed. Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyWed Apr 04, 2012 10:59 pm

Thank you all so much for the compliments! I have taken my time in thinking how this car should look and using suggestions from this site! I have new tires on. 235/55/17. There quite close to original size and handle well. They're Continental Pro-Contact. NOT CHEAP! I like the STB alot. Stiffened up the ride a bit. You can tell the difference when closing the doors. Feels more solid. Going to get the front and rear sway bars in a few weeks. That should put the handling right where I want it!
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PostSubject: Re: New Wheels and all new pics   New Wheels and all new pics EmptyTue Apr 10, 2012 4:24 pm

Very nice!! I like the grille treatment. thumbsup
I'm not crazy about the vertical chrome that some of the guys put on their grilles.
I kinda like the Riv "R" that floats in the stock grille, but your grille looks very classy!!
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Thanks! Will do some cleaning over the next few days and get some more dash pics!
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Some more pics of the Two Tone Dash. Loving my Riv!

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The flat black looks great against the tan!
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