Last post on Apr 17, 2010 at 2:38 PM
You are in the Oldsmobile Aurora
What is this discussion about?
#35 of 44 obsession
Jul 15, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I have a 95
Aurora 96k. I first saw the car on TV. I was watching HGTV and a contractor pulled up in a car I didn't recogize. I was driving a 94 Infifity J-30 T. I knew I had to have that car. It runs hot. Occasionally dies for no reason. Milage stinks. Slams into reverse in the morning. And I love it. Just a stupid passion for a unque marque. Looks like the day it was new. Two shopping carts dings that I don't look at unless I'm waxing and hold a moment of silence. A mite too heavy to be nibble. But I would buy another tomorrow. I only wish I had the guts to change those understated rims. Glad too join your group.Looking forward to sharing with a group that only can be describe as smart enough to own an Aurora.
#36 of 44 Re: obsession [95phil]
Jul 15, 2006 (8:09 pm)
Guts not required. Just some $$$.
I like plain and simple myself, but the stock Classic wheels are too much of both even for me. I replaced mine with 17" 2001+ Aurora v8 wheels. They look great. You can occasionally find them on eBay.
#37 of 44 Re: obsession [blk97aurora]
Jul 16, 2006 (8:25 am)
I'll give it a look. Thanks
#38 of 44 New Look with 2001
Jul 17, 2006 (3:53 pm)
I did the same "upgrade" on the wheels to the 2001 17" wheels. Looks a lot better.
I would also recommend that you upgrade the antisway bars to the ones for the caddie. I believe the thicker sway bars were also put into the 99 Classics. I upgraded both of the sway bars and the difference is worth it. No more "rolling onthe river" whenever I take a turn with some speed. Thhough, even with the upgrade it is still not a nimble corvette in the turns.
I have 95 also.. It should not die for no reason and the slamming into gear is a sensor problem (I had the same issue).
Welcome to the Hotel aROARa. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
#39 of 44 Re: New Look with 2001 [Henry]
Jul 17, 2006 (4:27 pm)
What tires are you running? When I mounted the new wheels three years ago, I went with Continental ExtremeContact 255/50-17 because I was pleased with the original equipment Contis. Recently I discovered that Continental no longer makes that size.
The only alternatives I have been able to find are Kumho ECSTA ASX and BFGoodrich g-ForceT/A KDWS. I want to maintain at least 100 service rating in an all-weather tire.
#40 of 44 Re: New Look with 2001 [blk97aurora]
Jul 18, 2006 (7:33 pm)
Parelli P zero nero's
I used to have the Toyos (when I had the 16"s), but they stopped making them in that size.
Oct 13, 2006 (5:19 pm)
How did you fix that slamming into reverse problem?
#42 of 44 Re: phil95 [phil95]
Oct 25, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I believe it was a sensor problem. A sensor had to be replced.
May 30, 2009 (3:26 pm)
My wife was getting worried about her '01 4.0 as it was loosing oil, and the check engine light was showing up from time to time. To be truthful, she is allergic to preventative maintenance, and the car had 125K + miles on it. Also, a lot of the electrical sensors were beginning to act up. It was still in decent shape, but along with not liking preventative maintenance, she hates repairs even more.
I found another one a couple of hundred miles away. It is also an '01, but with only 25K miles. We went over last evening and traded up. The new one is a classic little old lady car, immaculate inside and out. This one has the polished wheels, pearl paint, Bose sound, and a moon roof which her previous one did not. She loves this car. Frankly, I do too.
This time, I will do what I can to get her to care for it better.
#44 of 44 Re: 21) You post the following on Edmunds: [Henry]
Apr 17, 2010 (2:38 pm)
hey man, i feel the same way when im on my favorite stretch of highway when there are no cops. lol. just one difference, when you got a 4.0 V8 supercharged alot with a cold air intake and a jetspeed chip put into an originally 244 hp car, you get about 385 hp going to front tires and instead of hitting 139 you max out you spedometer. its rly fun, you should try it. and if you were to put in that cold air intake, the moment you were to put your foot to that floor, you would fall inlove because the sound of the engine downshifting and roaring down the highway is so mindblowing and your just in your own zone man, with the supercharger whinning and your car taking off like a speed bike is just amazing. but theres always a price to pay right?
racing at the strip one day blew 3 rods in my engine, had to take the engine out and completly remade it, im still in the process but i have all the part, im changing the tranny to a 5 speed manual and converting it to read wheel drive. i have the engine forged and a borla exhaust system added on, i know that as soon as i finish adding everything in, it wont be an 03 aurora anymore. itll just be a monster.