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Everything posted by bluecalais79

  1. You are spot on for the 22 on the other side, it won't work. I kept a very watchful eye on the sweep and the 22'' on the passengers side won't come into contact with the drivers side but that's the extent of it. Beside, now that I'm back home I'll work on grabbing a set per Rich_e777's note. No sense in tempting fate with the current oddball sizes on the car now.
  2. It's worth every dime, even if the shipping is more expensive. Put one of these on your CS and you will never go back. HUGE improvement in the ride!
  3. Just got back from putting about 1000 miles on my 1996 Cutlass, my only issue was my purchase of buying cheap RainX windshield wipers came back to haunt me. The passengers side blade just wouldn't stay put and kept popping off. In a pinch I used what I had, a 22 inch Michelin wiper, and although the manual calls for 20 inch on both sides, this 22 inch works so well I'm leaving it on. It j-u-s-t fits in the wiper well in the cowl (a drivers side 22" won't fit there) and I get the benefit of 1 inch more wipe on each side of the blade. So for now it's 20" drivers, 22" passengers side.
  4. All good advice, thanks. Maybe I'll put it one for say a long trip and then remove it once I get there. However, These things are a bit of a pain to install, just as well leave it in the box for the next swap meet & sell it.
  5. Excellent points both, and it would hide the Oldsmobile emblem as well
  6. Over the winter I bought an NOS in the box genuine Le Bra for my white 1996 Cutlass (2 door). I got it at such a good price I couldn't pass it up. Anyone out there think it's a bad Idea to install one of these things? It says it wicks away any moisture which is a plus, but who knows. I'm in the Northeast so built up humidity is an issue. I'm on the fence as to whether I'm going to install it. One plus is that out of all the paint on the car, the front bumper is the weakest and the Le Bra would hide that quite nicely. It would really freshen it up.
  7. WOW! When the time comes, post how you liked these or not, looks like one mean tire.
  8. I never seem to get that far with any of my tires. They age out on me and need to be replaced (for safety reasons)way before they ever wear out. That even goes for my snows I have on my truck, they are going on their 8th year (which I've decided will be the last) and they are nowhere near the wear marks. I went with those new Cooper CS-5 Ultra Touring tires, 215-60R-16, V rated. So far so good with these. I had 225's (Uniroyal Tiger Paw) initially but my brother badly needed a set for his 1994 CS and the 225's were a better fit for the 3.4 package which his car has. So he got those and I went with the Coopers mounted on my refurbished 5 spokes.
  9. If you ordered a rear strut bar from GOT2B GM, well done, I think you got his last one. You are going to love what this does. I have one of these in mine and I got his 2nd from last one for my brother who got my old 1994 CS from my Dad. Huge improvement and others look into the trunk they won't even know it's there. This piece, coupled with a front STB from the CS convertibles and a set of KYB's in all 4 corners really make one heck of a difference. All the better. I bought the new Coopers for the car as well. Right now the car is laid up until Spring, looking forward to Another year with this car.
  10. Also, as these wheels are TOO nice to be sitting out all winter, I've already pulled them and currently have my saw blade wheels with snow tires on the car. It's ready to go in bad weather if needed but I'd prefer to just leave it under the car cover until Spring. In other words, EMERGENCY USE only
  11. I've installed NOS Center caps to go with these as well as NOS plastic lug nut covers. I bought all those many years ago and I now finally have a chance to actually use some of this stuff
  12. Ok, back from the road trip. Problem solved. Turns out the IAC I sent him directly on E-Bay was a total piece of S*&T. Luckily I ordered a 2nd one from my local parts store and doubly luckily I actually went and picked it up last week. I pulled the one I bought my brother and it literally fell to pieces in my hand. What a rip off. I installed the 2nd one I brought with me and the car is now running as it should, no racing, no sputtering, all good. Mission accomplished. Thanks everyone for this tip, it took some additional effort but it's now right.
  13. Thanks, will do, I think it's time for a road trip to NJ to help him figure this out
  14. Sorry, just saw this, I'm all set, the pair & spoiler are on the car & looking good.
  15. Ok, on to the next issue. My brother installed the new IAC valve and it fixed the low idle sputtering, all is well there. But he's advising it's idling in park or neutral WAY TO HIGH but once he puts it in gear it's fine, it settles right down to where it should. I myself have never adjusted the idle on these cars, I wouldn't know where to start. Is there some part on the motor where the park/neutral idle can be adjusted so it doesn't race? Thanks All, much appreciated. We get this last bug out off it and I think we're good to go.
  16. They seem to be holding up well so far, I'm about to take them off for the winter storage so they don't sit outside exposed to snowdrifts all winter. The car cover only goes so far..... Can't wait till next year! I've dumped A TON of money into this white 1996 CS since I got it and in retrospect it's all been worth it, I'm really enjoying driving it every day to work. To think at one time these cars ruled the road but these days they just aren't around. Next year- Cross Drilled slotted rotor and ceramic shoes to add some stopping power. I'll probably go with E-Line or Power Stop. And I've GOT to get that leak into the trunk fixed, it's driving me NUTS!
  17. Any chance you have another set of these? My brother just bought my on 1994 CS from my dad and I've been touting how good your bracket set up is & he'd like to buy if you still have any left, thx.
  18. Thanks all, I went to check out the 3.4 convertible over the weekend. No sale, needs too much work. A picture says 1000 words, but it also doesn't say 10,000. BAD leak into the trunk, the jute was saturated and STUNK, meaning it's been doing this for quite some time. I couldn't get it to stay running and I'm suspicious it needs a timing belt., Or worse. Got enough projects. I passed. I've had one of these before and when I sat in it I could hear all the road noise form the street. Just not into that anymore. It's what they do. I'll just stick with my (quiet) 1996 2 dr.
  19. Thanks, that's a plan to look at that if the IAC is not working right or at all. I was the original owner of the car and I had it until 2012 and the IAC was never replaced. And in the 6 years my Dad owned it he never replaced anything.
  20. Thanks, it may be in the works that I part out my old 1994 if I get it from my brother, he doesn't seem to be happy with it . I'm looking at a 100,000 mile 1994 Convertible 3.4 with those rear buckets tomorrow. If I buy it, I'm taking a hard look at thoses rear seats as the rear seat set up in the coupe is MINT and would all match up nicely.. So I may just part out the Coupe. It's got 78,000 on it but it has suffered from 6 years of total neglect while my father owned it. But if this convertible isn't a sale, all bets are off. I see one rusted out Trailer Arm or smell something "gamely" in the cabin and its game off. The only thing the dealer knows about these cars is selling them.
  21. That's what the sales reps were calling that motor back in 1994 when I bought this car new, it stuck with me all these years. I bought one of these IAC valves for my 3.1 as a back up. Lesson learned here for sure.
  22. Just ordered one, NOS AC Delco, thanks, man. I don't think that was ever replaced. Long overdue.
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