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View Poll Results: Which car should be our Car of the Month?
Johnblazer's 1998 Oldsmobile 88 10 50.00%
th3fr4nchi5e's 1995 Buick Riviera 10 50.00%
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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It'* time for Car of the Month, and it looks like a solid duel this month.

Johnblazer'* 1998 Oldsmobile 88


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th3fr4nchi5e'* 1995 Buick Riviera


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Here are the things I've done to my 1997 Olds Eighty Eight

Purchased in October 2012 from elderly lady who could no longer drive, Original owner with 41k miles

New Tires
New Intake gaskets, (Upper & Lower)
Redesigned Intake plenum, Painted Orange
New SenSen Struts, all 4
New Brakes/Rotors/Drums
Reconditioned headlights, Sanded and buffed
Buffed exterior of Car.. was stained from never being washed
Installed Bluetooth Radio, New rear Speakers
Replaced Drive Axle'*.. Vibrations.. still does it (was rear Drums)
Replaced Pass side rear ball joint, had up and down movement
New Radiator, Hoses, Thermostat 180, heater Core, heater Core Hoses, O-rings on Water pump outlets to heater core hoses
New Vacuum Tee on side of throttle body that runs down to transmission modulator
New Serpentine Belt
Replaced Dex-a-cool coolant with regular Antifreeze
Air Filter
Headliner
installed Window Tint
Warranty the rear drums, They were causing the shake from not being balanced drums

Car rides nice and smooth now, I imagine that'* why the rear ball joint on passenger side had to be replaced is from the drum not being balanced and caused severe shake.

Have been enjoying My Eighty Eight. easy to work on, parts are cheap. Car is rock solid with no sign of rust anywhere

Should be a great ride for the next 150k+ miles

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That was a hard choice for me. Both two very clean cars.
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Thanks guys! I love Johns Olds as well! Nothing quite like White!

Im posting from my phone so I cant attach more photos at the moment but my car is approaching 177k miles and heres whats been done so far..

Cosmetic:
-Complete repaint with Black Roof and white smoothed and painted lowers
-Shaved Trunk Lock
-Recessed Grill Emblem
-Removed all exterior badging except for grill
-Custom mix rim repaint
-20% window tint all around
-Repainted exhaust tips

Audio:
-Stock head unit run through JL audio cleansweep processor with aux input integrated into the ash tray
-Boss CX1800 5 channel amp
-JL Audio 6.5" door speakers
-Arc Audio 6x9'* in the rear
-Infinity 8" sub

Mechanical:
-4 new Firestone Affinity Tires
-3.5" 304 Stainless Fender Well Intake
-AL104 plugs
-180* T-stat
-custom built 3" downpipe
-Gutted and moved back cat
-2.5" */C pulley
-1.8:1 Yella Terra Roller Rockers
-Boost gauge replacing upper door air vent
-Lots of OEM replacement parts
-Much more planned!
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Both excellent cars I really like! Hard to pick...
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Voted! Both very clean, great looking cars! Good luck to both!
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Heres a few pictures of mine!

Thanks!
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