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Cars > Challenges > “RIV” Vs “Supercharged SS”

 

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Krakow, Wisconsin
United States

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Niagara Falls, New York
United States

 

1973 Buick Riviera GS

“RIV”

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Supercharged SS

“Supercharged SS”

 
Photo of: 1973 Buick Riviera
Photo of: 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
 

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About “RIV”

I GOT ONE OF MY DREAM CARS ON 4-8-09 FROM A GUY IN KEWAUNEE WISCONSIN FOR $3000 WITH OUT THE 100 SPOKE RIMS POWER SUN ROOF IT RUNS DRIVES THE CAR CAME FROM ARIZONA

WATCH THE VIDEO WALK AROUND WHEN I FIRST GOT IT

About “Supercharged SS”

Well my Kia Forte got totaled from someone who ran a stop sign and I t-boned them. I then took my insurance refund and bought this beauty. It took lots of searching and lots of testing many cars but I stumbled upon this one. I test drove it and instantly loved it. First off the appearance was what draw me to it, it is immaculate and only $10,000. Then I sat in it and the interior is as nice as the exterior. I then asked to test drive it and put the keys in the ignition and seen it had only 51,000 miles on it and I was even more impressed. After my test drive I was pretty much in love. The car handles great, has great power, great fuel economy, and is overall a nice ride. So i bought it and the only problem was it needed a new rack and pinion, which was no problem and the dealer fixed in a day. So now I've had this beauty since September.

 

Specs for “RIV”

Wheelbase 3096 mm 121.9 in
Length 5545 mm 218.3 in
Width 2032 mm 80 in
Height 1372 mm 54 in
Kerb weight 2040 kg 4497 lb

Maximum power
370.0 bhp
@ 4000 rpm

Maximum torque
510 ft·lb
@ 2800 rpm

Specs for “Supercharged SS”

Quick specs:

0-60: 6.3 secs (personally tested and captured on vid)
0-100: 17.6 secs (personally tested and captured on vid)
1/4 mile: 14.9 @94mph est (est. of 1/4 mile test on road)

Gas Mileage: 18 mpg City/28 mpg Hwy
Engine: V6, 3.8L Series II Supercharged
EPA Class: Mid-Size
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity: 5
Passenger Doors: 2 dr
Transmission: 4-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with Overdrive

Dimensions:

Weight Information:
Base Curb Weight: (lbs)3522

Interior Dimensions:
Front Head Room: (in)38.1
Second Leg Room: (in)35.8
Passenger Capacity: 5
Front Hip Room: (in)55.2
Front Leg Room: (in)42.4
Second Shoulder Room: (in)57.8
Passenger Volume: (ft)98.2
Second Head Room: (in)36.5
Front Shoulder Room: (in)58.3
Second Hip Room: (in)55.5

Exterior Dimensions:
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)72.7
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -
Wheelbase: (in)110.5
Track Width: Rear (in)61.2
Height: Overall (in)55.2
Length: Overall (in)197.9
Track Width: Front (in)62.1

Cargo Area Dimensions:
Trunk Volume: (ft)15.8

Fuel Tank capacity: (gal) 17 Premium unleaded

Performance:

Engine:
SAE Net Horsepower 240 @ 5200 rpm
SAE Net Torque @ RPM280 @ 3600
Displacement3.8L/231
Engine Order CodeL67
Fuel SystemSFI
Engine TypeGas V6

Transmission:
Trans Type 4
First Gear Ratio (:1)2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.57
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.71
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.93
Trans Order Code: MX0

Brakes:

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.93 x 1.26
Disc - Front
Brake Type: Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)10.94 x 0.43
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.30
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)39.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall13.2

Tires:

Rear Tire SizeP235/55WR17
Spare Tire Order CodeNA
Front Tire Order CodeQWM
Spare Tire SizeT125/70D16
Front Tire SizeP235/55WR17
Rear Tire Order CodeQWM

Wheels:

Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in)Compact
Front Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.0

Suspension:

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)0.77
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - RearMacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.34

Safety:

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other FeaturesBrakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Tire Inflation...
Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use...
Trunk emergency release handle LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children)
Traction control, all-speed
Daytime running lamps

 

Factory Options for “RIV”

CRUSE CONTROL
SUNROOF
POWER WINDOWS
POWER DRIVER SEAT
TILT COLLOM
POWER LOCKS
CENTER COUNCLE
GEAR SALECTOR ON THE FLOOR
455 BIG BLOCK
TURBO HYDRA-MATIC 400
3.23:1 GEAR RATIO
AIR SHOCKS IN THE REAR
AM/FM RADIO
CLOCK
ELECTRIC HEATER FOR REAR DEFROST

Factory Options for “Supercharged SS”

SS Superchaged trim. Just base model, No leather, Single CD, No sunroof, Fog lamps, Auto dimming mirror, Ground effects, and the rest is just typical standard equipment,

 

Mods for “RIV”

Green Chameleon Paint
Edabrock carb
MSD 8.5 plug wires

Mods for “Supercharged SS”

Custom Pinstriping, K&N Drop in Filter, and Sylvania Silverstar ultra headlamps.

 

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Cover photo of THE RIV album
THE RIV
Photos: 47
 

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2004
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Points for RIV Total Votes Points for Supercharged SS
15 4 5

 

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