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 Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)

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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:51 pm

AL and I finally got the Riviera together enough to take it for a ride today. Against my better judgement (icy, raining, very slippery roads), we did. Wink Goes pretty nice, doesn't shake (up to 70 - fast as I went), no brake pulses, and goes pretty straight... I knew it was going to need an alignment because we replaced the steering rack, but it still went straight. Just the steering wheel is off. Goes pretty good, but I didn't really get on it yet, because it's been sitting for a couple years. Put 10 gallons of premium in it, and will go easy on it for a few days and then have some real fun if nothing breaks.

Heat works, new radio works (stocker from the Marshmallow) and it's really comfortable! I diggit.

Still needs some work, but at least I can drive it now! Very Happy

Here's a couple pics for those who missed Geraldo's "introduction"...






I'll get some better pics of it in the next day or two. It's a nice lookin' car!

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:12 pm

Nice ride. It is about time you got it going. Arrow

Now follow behind me.......... Oh wait, you are already there. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:22 pm

It is looking and driving pretty good, but...............coupes are for chickens Laughing




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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:19 am

Nice lookin Riv Bill! That is FWD?
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:37 am

LOL! Smile

Not for long, Billy!

Touche', Al. Very Happy

And Tom, yes. Boo. But we will see...

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:23 am

That is a nice looking car.
Kinda stealthy & all.
Maybe you should take it downtown for some smokey burnouts....
introduce it to the local PD.
Please add BADAZZ sticker so they know its you.

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:27 am

LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I woulda hoped... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:29 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I Bill's Regal. Sad
Fixed Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:15 pm

Yeah, pretty much. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:47 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I Bill's Regal. Sad
Fixed Razz

toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, pretty much. Wink

Who died and made this the Riv/Regal Forum Razz Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:33 pm

Tomz9C1 wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I Bill's Regal. Sad
Fixed Razz

toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, pretty much. Wink

Who died and made this the Riv/Regal Forum Razz Razz Razz
WWBD





















What Would Brad Do?
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:52 pm

Tomz9C1 wrote:


Who died and made this the Riv/Regal Forum Razz Razz Razz

My hopes and dreams for making this fast once I took it for a ride... Wink

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Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:19 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Tomz9C1 wrote:


Who died and made this the Riv/Regal Forum Razz Razz Razz

My hopes and dreams for making this fast once I took it for a ride... Wink
You think maybe you overestimated it a bit? For me, it does not feel like a powerhouse off the line, but comes alive as the rpms go up. It feels faster than any b-body I have owned 0-60. Try punching it at 30mph. Don't you have snow tires on there?
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:28 pm

That car looks like something batman's mom would drive. Or a bar of soap... Razz I DO like the rims tho!
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:10 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I woulda hoped... Sad

You would be surprised Shocked
Does yours have traction control? If so, turn it off and nail the gas bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:25 pm

95brmw wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
LOL! I don't think it'll spin the tires.

I took it to go get an alignment this morning. Drives nice now. Not as quick as I woulda hoped... Sad

You would be surprised Shocked
Does yours have traction control? If so, turn it off and nail the gas bounce
What he said. Traction control off is some lingo for smiles. Very Happy

And delete torque management.
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:40 pm

Seems like the Rivs are 3-400 lbs heavier than the regals, which surprises me because I figured the coupes would be lighter.. Which one has more interior space?
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:00 pm

I don't know if the traction control works, and/or if the disable switch works. I've only got about 15 miles on it so far, but when I hit the T/C button, no lights come on on the dash, and when I think the wheels spun a couple times, no T/C lights came on then, either... Question

I plan to take it to work tomorrow, so I'll put 40 miles on it and try to have a little fun with it and learn it a bit.

It's faster than the Cadirat. Wink

Fambly reunion?

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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Nice pic! So happy the 1a2 will live on!
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got to drive the new beatah! :)   Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:59 pm

Sweet lineup you got going there! The traction control won't blink a light when it is doing something, mine just makes a bunch if noise from the pump. If the TC is broken or off, there will be a light in the left idiot light cluster (if ABS fails, both that and the TC light will be on).
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