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Title: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 19, 2010, 10:13:04 PM
My ID is RTTTTed and ... I've been addicted to cars all my life.  My addiction started when I was 1 and my parents stood me in the seat of a MG.  I stood on the seat, holding the steering wheel and pretending (?) to drive it for 2 hours.  When my uncle had to leave it took several adults to removed me fom the MG.  The rest of my life is history.  I taught myself to build cars. I hung around with the guys that had the fastest Dodges at the racetrack.  I made friends with several Speed shop owners and later was part of several research projects for Mopac, Nitrous Oxide etc.  I learned chassis design from Alston and built show and go cars as well as drag machines.  I street raced for a quarter of a century in the Fraser Valley and soon found out that as far as winning (without restrictions) ... it had to be a Mopar.  I owned and operated my own car shop in the suburbs of Vancouver for more than ten years. 

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/362/bothvipersatfrozenlakes.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/bothvipersatfrozenlakes.jpg/)


Here's my 2001 Viper GTS and my 2000 Viper ACR.  The GTS is Roe Racing supercharged at about 720+rwhp and the ACR is Paxton supercharged at about 600rwhp and with the Paxton ic Chiller and Nitrous the dyno sheet shows 802rwhp.  The ACR has 26K miles and for sale at $50K.  Both Vipers were built by Macedo Motorsports.  I've handled all the mods since buying the cars and I've also torn down the modifications done by Macedo which is why I bought a second Macedo Motorsports Viper.  Quality workmanship and excellent customer service - even years later!

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2372/pict0110.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/i/pict0110.jpg/)

I started with my intro Tim, you're turn?
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: LilBro on October 20, 2010, 01:29:25 PM
G'day ye'all, my introduction is i am Ted's Little Brother.. Hehe
I drive many varieties of vehicles and also have a Viper...
As this site evolves.... more introduction of me will be done.

Tim..     your turn is still waiting for you to introduce yourself....
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on October 20, 2010, 01:41:57 PM
Haha
I haven't had time to write anything up; too busy setting up the site ;)

I'll reserve this spot for my intro though...


OK, I've got a few minutes to get something up.

My name is Tim, if you haven't already seen it posted.  I prefer Tim to BOTTLEFED :)
To give a little history to my username, I've used that name for almost 15yrs now in various forums.  I came up with it for my personalized plates when I had my first modded car, which had nitrous, so the name BOTLFED fit my car well.  Since then I have had cars off and on with nitrous and have quite a bit of experience with it.  The Viper has had a kit installed, but not finished for 3yrs now. lol

I bought my blue & white GTS over 3yrs ago.  It had some good basic mods and upgrades on it.  It made 441hp/470tq when I got it.  With a lot of help from the forums and DamnYankee and Steve 00RT/10, I successfully installed a Roe supercharger.  I had a few hiccups and learning experiences, but came out with a lot of knowledge and understanding of these cars.  
I'm a certified auto tech and I do all my own work, maintenance, and tuning on my car.  I do EVERYTHING on my car.  I won't even let the tire shop install my wheels after I have the tires mounted to the rims.  
My GTS now has 661hp/683tq with the Roe S/C at 6.5#, VEC3, custom W/M, Borla headers and catless exhaust, smooth tubes and K&Ns, JM stg3 heads, and 1.7 Arrow roller rockers on a full custom tune by me.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_oLX99Wx-rS4/SnzgDXAaltI/AAAAAAAAClA/twAUdogGaUU/s800/DSC_6422s.jpg)

You can read more about my car in this article:
http://www.domesticdriver.com/issues/2010/1%20:%20January-February-2010.pdf (http://www.domesticdriver.com/issues/2010/1%20:%20January-February-2010.pdf)

I hope you all enjoy the site and will make it your own.  I'm not rich, but I'm not trying to make anything from this site.  I will put as much time and energy as I can to help us succeed.  

thank you :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 20, 2010, 06:11:27 PM
Wellllll....first time I ever drove anything with more than 6 cylinders was in 1982...my boyfriend at the time made the mistake of leaving his corvette keys with me while on deployment :o

I will never forget that feeling I had driving it, kept thinking if I was a guy I could get one of these.....

Ended up owning 6 vettes at one time or another
(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/709.jpg)

Got hooked on roadracing when I bought my '02Z06

Then decided last year I wanted MORE on the track, so decided to take the BIG guns out for a spin at Mid Ohio...cooked the stock brakes in 20 minutes haha!  I had MORE fun in ONE session in the snake than I did in 5 years of tracking my vette.  I try to get other Vipers out on the track whenever I can, that's my ride on the right:)
(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/three_vipers_at_mid_oh.jpg)

Viper Days at Gingerman, saw my almost twin there, I am #78
(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/DSCN21501.JPG)


I think more about roadracing than just about anything, so decided to get my National Instructor's license with Porsche club so I could be on the track as much as i wanted haha!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 20, 2010, 08:20:53 PM
That's great Leslie.  I love Sapphire and silver with GTS being my Favorite Viper.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: jasontiff on October 20, 2010, 09:11:05 PM
I'm Jason. I like cars, specifically Vipers. I also like Photochoppin', so if you ever have a request doesn't hesitate to send it my way. I was told this forum would be nothing but porn and swearing, so I joined.

I've had a few Vipers. The first was a heads/cam 1993 RT/10. I had it a little over 2 years. When all was said and done it put down 465/500 to the wheels. That car (not me) is also responsible for a reckless driving arrest and conviction, as well as 4-5 tickets. Since last July it's sold 2 more times and now resides in Germany.

Before:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/CLASSIFIED/original_1.jpg)

After:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/vipergeddon2.jpg)

Last August I bought a Roe supercharged 1998 GTS in silver/blue, 1 of only 43 ever made in that color combination. It had a cam, Jesels, Corsa, no cats, #10 pulley, Accufab 70mm TBs and a slew of other performance mods. I tinted the windows, added an AEM, upgraded the blower, put a JMB box on it, added 19/20 HREs and Nitto Invos, lowered it with springs and caps and did a few other aesthetic mods. It made 625/725 before I sold it.

Before:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/1998/classified_listing/1.jpg)

After:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/1998/hres/5.jpg)

I traded the 1998 in in May this year on my end-all, be-all Viper; a twin turbo yellow/black GTS. On race gas it's done 1600HP, on E85 it's been to 1200HP and it's currently de-tuned to 865HP/10lbs on 93 octane. It used to be fully-caged and was the 6-speed full weight IRS street car world record holder for a while (8.55 @ 174mph). It was owned by Dr. Roof and Stacey Barnett before me, and spent time at RSI and Underground Racing before winding up here. It has twin Precision ball-bearing 76mm turbos, Penske shocks, Mark Williams full rear end and a mess of other mods that yet to be identified. Virtually nothing is stock on this car. Since I've had it I've added "pretty" wheels to the collection (iForged Astras 19/20, also have a Bogart drag pack and 18" Fikse FM5s with Mickey Thompson rubber), re-installed the AC, fully upgraded the transmission with the top-of-the-line G-Force, put in an Autoform rollbar, put in Team Tech harnesses, added tow hooks, swapped yellow seats for stock, installed an aftermarket stereo, reinstalled the front sway bar and a few other minor things.

Before:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/2001/hooters/4.jpg)

Current:
(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/2001/rolling_shots/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on October 20, 2010, 09:48:53 PM
Welcome everyone :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: EllowViper on October 20, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
Good to be here. Thanks Tim!  Got my screen name "EllowViper" from my daughter. When I got the car the summer of 2005, it had 7700 miles...one owner from Ohio. My daughter could not say "Yellow" very well and all she could pronounce was "Ellow."  She'd say "Daddy, can we take the Ellow Viper for a ride" time and time again.  So when I joined the "other" sites, it seemed appropriate.  Makes me think of her too when I see my screen name.
About me...gearhead my whole life. Grew-up in Minnesota tinkering with things from an early age. Got a gig at the local boat and snowmobile dealership so I had full access to whatever I wanted to do. Great boss. Wanted me to come back after my military career and run the shop.  Nice offer but not in the cards.  Build a crazy Ford 460 in college and stuffed it into my 1978 F100 shortbox pickup as sort of a college project.  Majored in automotive technology so it all went hand-in-hand.  Was commissioned an Officer in the USMC in '85 so spent my early life in uniform...most of my time in the western pacific.  Retired in 2002 in Florida and have been working the same basic job as a contractor/now civilian since.  I work in the Science and Technology Divison of US Central Command so its very immersive in technology and innovative ways of killing people (sort of).  I have done all of my Viper work in my garage (paint, engine, transmisison, fuel systems, etc). I have a 4 point lift and all the related goodies.  Its sort of my mancave.  I have a great spouse that is very supportive of my "hobbie" and loves that the kids (now 8 and 10)  all know how to work on a Viper.  Probably the best techs in the area!!  Right now I'm in Qatar holding a S&T confererene with our warfighters from Iraq and Afghanistan and will be spending several weeks in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Hope to provide some more Viper-related info in the coming weeks!  
Eric
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 21, 2010, 12:17:09 AM
Welcome Jason and Ellow.  Glad to have you guys! :D

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on October 21, 2010, 05:01:48 AM
Hi, my name is phil. I am hoping to learn about vipers and with any luck get to buy the car of my dreams this winter. i cant wait to modify it with things like wings, red wheels, cup holders.

Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 21, 2010, 05:46:15 AM
Wow all the things I LIKE in a Viper.

Can you get seatcovers too? 
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on October 21, 2010, 08:38:00 AM
Hi, my name is phil. I am hoping to learn about vipers and with any luck get to buy the car of my dreams this winter. i cant wait to modify it with things like wings, red wheels, cup holders.


hahaha

sounds like you have us confused with the corvette site ;)

glad to see you on here Phil
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 21, 2010, 10:42:32 AM
Hi, my name is phil. I am hoping to learn about vipers and with any luck get to buy the car of my dreams this winter. i cant wait to modify it with things like wings, red wheels, cup holders.



Maybe stripes?  Glad to see you Phil. 

No one has invented red wheels yet?  Have they?   :o
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Viper Girl on October 21, 2010, 10:53:34 AM
Good Morning!

Thanks for the invite Ted!

Kala
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 21, 2010, 12:38:20 PM
Glad to have you and hope you enjoy the experience.
Title: Introductions ...
Post by: LifeIsGood on October 21, 2010, 02:24:40 PM
Well...where do I start.  I saw my first viper in 1999 (what I knew was a viper).  It was a 1995 Viper Race Yellow RT/10 and I was hooked.  The owner and I shared an underground parking garage (along with 200 other residents) and when I first heard him start that baby up...down in that confined garage...it was some serious rumble!  I finally took the plunge 2 years ago and purchased a 2001 VRY RT/10, and I freakin' love it  :-*.

Here she is with her new wheels, brakes and rubber...

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kenandkristine/red%20rocks/new%20wheels/IMG_9141.jpg)

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kenandkristine/red%20rocks/new%20wheels/IMG_9126.jpg)

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kenandkristine/red%20rocks/new%20wheels/IMG_9081.jpg)

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kenandkristine/red%20rocks/new%20wheels/IMG_9181.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Steve 00RT/10 on October 21, 2010, 03:08:08 PM
Thanks for the invite Tim.  Most here so far would know me from the VCA site, but here’s a little history.

I was snakebit in 1/00 when we ordered a Steel Gray RT/10 for factory pick up.  ….Kind of spur of the moment. My wife and son thought me losing some touch with sanity at the time.  It is now working on 11 years and almost 100,000 Viper miles later.  We have added lots of parts to our car over the years, have close to 1,000 road track miles, 2-3 dozen autocrosses, a Bragg-Smith 3 day Advanced Driving School, and have driven this car countrywide.  We added a 01 GTS/ACR Bumblebee at the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise.  We had no intention of adding another car when we went down for the event….but that’s a long story.   We’ve put about 6,000 miles on this one which puts us over the 100K mile marker of Viper driven miles. 

I am looking forward to these pages and hope this site prospers.  Now if I could only figure out the picture thing.  I got them up here, but not like they should be?

Steve
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 21, 2010, 03:33:25 PM
Welcome guys!  Glad to have you.

Steve I "copy aand paste" using www.imageshack.us to host my pics there.  I click resize and use 600x800 for the size of pics.

Tim is working on several picture galleries for the site and things are coming along nicely.

Send me a PM if you need more help posting pics.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on October 21, 2010, 04:15:47 PM
This lifeIsGood guy sure seems like a nice fellow. nice to meet you !

Im here stalking leslie .... :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 21, 2010, 04:30:02 PM
how can you be stalking me if I am stalking YOU?

haha
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: LifeIsGood on October 21, 2010, 04:41:59 PM
Wow, talk about turning over a new leaf...I'm not sure I like this gentler/kinder Plum.  ;)

This lifeIsGood guy sure seems like a nice fellow. nice to meet you !
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on October 21, 2010, 09:11:19 PM
Ken,
great to see you here.
I was so hoping to meet you at VOI and I think we may have passed each other throughout the weekend, but I don't know what you look like  lol!
I'll try to make a CO club meet here soon, so maybe we will finally bump into each other.

Steve,
I'm very honored to have someone with as much knowledge (and Viper miles) as you adding to the community.  I hope you can find the time to share your Roe s/c experience with us and feel more comfortable posting here.  And maybe Daniel will join us soon as well :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on October 22, 2010, 02:07:29 AM
LOL@LIG

Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 22, 2010, 11:03:29 AM
wow it's great to see all you guys here, love all the Viper pics too.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Steve 00RT/10 on October 22, 2010, 01:50:50 PM
Thanks for the invite Tim.  Most here so far would know me from the VCA site, but here’s a little history.

I was snakebit in 1/00 when we ordered a Steel Gray RT/10 for factory pick up.  ….Kind of spur of the moment. My wife and son thought me losing some touch with sanity at the time.  It is now working on 11 years and almost 100,000 Viper miles later.  We have added lots of parts to our car over the years, have close to 1,000 road track miles, 2-3 dozen autocrosses, a Bragg-Smith 3 day Advanced Driving School, and have driven this car countrywide.  We added a 01 GTS/ACR Bumblebee at the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise.  We had no intention of adding another car when we went down for the event….but that’s a long story.   We’ve put about 6,000 miles on this one which puts us over the 100K mile marker of Viper driven miles. 

I am looking forward to these pages and hope this site prospers.  Now if I could only figure out the picture thing.  I got them up here, but not like they should be?

Steve



Let's try the picture thing again with some instruction from Ted.  The build sheets are courtesy of Daniel


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Thanks for the kind words Tim.  I hope to be able to contribute in any area I can.

Steve
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 22, 2010, 02:17:08 PM
Awesome pics Steve.  That's a lot of hp for 5# boost.  2.8L blower?
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Steve 00RT/10 on October 22, 2010, 03:41:42 PM
Awesome pics Steve.  That's a lot of hp for 5# boost.  2.8L blower?

The blower on the 01 car was actually one of the first Sean made.  Installed in 7/03.  I guess those ol' creampuffs made a bit of power after all :)

Steve
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 22, 2010, 06:17:55 PM
wow, VERY nice Steve :D
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 22, 2010, 06:38:48 PM


(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/2001/hooters/4.jpg)

(http://www.jtiff.com/viper/2001/rolling_shots/1.jpg)


I have never really been a yellow fan, but your Viper is just done SO right. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: AndyMac on October 22, 2010, 07:02:15 PM
  Hi guys, my name is Andrew and I've been a car nut my whole life. I've been in the garage since I could stand, and I've been told that when my father would look after me, he would set me in one of those walkers with some nuts and bolts to play with.. lol Child services would probably have a field day with him in this day in age..

  I like to DIY everything, and have trust issues leaving my car in the hands of a stranger. I'm a software developer by trade, and did it for a number of years, but now I'm a licensed tech for a Subaru/Suzuki dealer. It's not glamorous, but there is zero stress, zero overtime, never work weekends, and only work 4 ten hour days a week.

  Last year I picked up my first Viper and have loved every second of it. It was a stock 95 RT/10, but has since gotten a full DIY'ing from filters, exhaust, shift knob to a home brewed twin turbo setup.

(http://www.myturboprojects.com/gallery/cars_1.jpg)

(http://www.myturboprojects.com/viper/photos/viper_10.jpg)

  That's about it, hope I can contribute to the site and help it grow into something great.

  Later,
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 22, 2010, 08:19:10 PM
Welcome.  I think I was following your TT thread?  Did you finish it and get the tune done?

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Y2K10SRT #39 on October 23, 2010, 04:45:23 PM
Well I'm liking how many here have the YELLOW cars....
Born in Buffalo (don't hold it against me) moved to San Diego in 7th grade.
Worked aerospace, and electronics as Industrial/manufacturing engineer.
Finished 19 years at Intel. They were VERY good to me (but there were some Looooong hours).
Ordered the 96 gts using my brother's ticket and waited almost a year.
Ordered the 2003 SRT Vert (silver) and waited 9 months.
Ordered 2005 Yellow Fever vert (10 of 50) and only waited 4 months.
Ordered the 2010 Yellow with Black Stripes Vert and it took 5 months.
I'm too tall for the Gen 3-4 coupes at 6'6".

PBR
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 23, 2010, 09:53:10 PM
Hey Paul, I don't got any yellows.  It's OK though 'cause we're not prejudice.

Not sure if it'll help but read Lilbro/Joe's post in the seat lowering thread.  That might work for you?  You could test out his seat mod at SeaTac.  Because of your size I think the seat would fit your Butt better.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: AndyMac on October 24, 2010, 01:09:06 PM
Welcome.  I think I was following your TT thread?  Did you finish it and get the tune done?

Ted

  I got it done and tuned by myself, but never put it on the dyno. Currently I'm running out of fuel around 10psi and my turbos could use a rebuild kit, so I've decided to revamp my setup this winter. Details to come.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on October 24, 2010, 05:28:30 PM
  I got it done and tuned by myself, but never put it on the dyno. Currently I'm running out of fuel around 10psi and my turbos could use a rebuild kit, so I've decided to revamp my setup this winter. Details to come.


Definitely keep us up to date on your project.  A custom TT is one of my dream builds!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 26, 2010, 03:54:50 PM
Y2k-Wow you ARE a viper lover!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: VIPER BAZ UK on October 26, 2010, 04:01:02 PM
Hi all from across the pond ;D.......


Yellow is fastest!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on October 26, 2010, 04:35:25 PM
Oh boy hopefully moparboy won't show up and you both start jumping around with yellow pom poms
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 26, 2010, 06:12:42 PM
I think that ALL of our emoticons are YELLOW   ???  not sure why. 

Welcome BAZ
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: KNG SNKE on October 31, 2010, 05:27:46 AM
One thing never changes, the yellows go strong.  I recognize every name that has been in this intro so far and with that being said it is obvious what car I drive.  Give me a few to upload any photos, I have a stupid busy couple of days ahead of me.  Gotta start getting my stuff together to move up to Rhode Island.  Stupid Navy.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperSRT on October 31, 2010, 07:15:35 PM
Hi All. Nice to see a new non-political forum. 'bout time.

I was a long time VCA member and poster (going back to the original forum on AOL and then the old version as part of the VCA). But sad to say one individual lead to my departure earllier this year. Unfortunately that person has retained his political power for the next couple of years within the organization, which will continue to keep me away. I believe it is that same person and his VCA parts that drives the negative vendor policies.

That aside I have been a Viper owner since 1995 and am pretty knowledgeable about Vipers and cars in general. Been employed in the automotove field for almost 30 years with many of that engineering engines and transmissions.

Ron
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on November 01, 2010, 12:27:20 AM
Great to have you here Ron :)

It sounds like you have a lot to add with your experience and education.  The SRT section needs some more posts.  Its awesome to have someone that will be able to help out there!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 01, 2010, 10:41:44 PM
I'd like to add my welcome too!

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on November 02, 2010, 03:34:48 AM
Hi Ron good to have you here.

When Ted and Tim told me about the site I couldn't run fast enough haha!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperSRT on November 02, 2010, 06:44:34 AM
Hi Ron good to have you here.

When Ted and Tim told me about the site I couldn't run fast enough haha!

Agreed. Like the national politics there seems to be quite a bit of accumulated angst in the VCA. Most of it earned just like the national politics is mostly earned. I will not get into my own issues with them but will say the straw that broke the camel's back was the VCA Parts and how it was created.

This site needs to be passed on to others. As others mentioned I saw it in the Wizard's post which is lucky as I do not visit that site much since they pulled my membership privileges (though I am still a VCA member to date).

Well time to do the leaves, vote (driving the Viper to the voting site of course) and wash the car in readiness for hibernation.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: DorisRose on November 11, 2010, 11:23:46 AM
I've been in the Viper community since May 1999.  My husband, Dean, bought a 1994 Viper and said goodbye to the corvette.  Instead of spending $1k a year on corvette maintenance we could spend that on Viper fun and upgrades.  Our only out of pocket expense for repairs on that car was $50 to fix a water pump bearing.  What we love most about Dodge is their great engineering. 

The only problem I had with the Viper was that I was beginning to manipulate my husband so I could drive the car.  I would tell him I would wash it if I could drive it.  I washed it a few times then I just drove it without fulfilling my promises.  Then I would take it to the local track for the driving schools.  I got comfortable enough with the car that I was ready to push my limits.  I didn't want to take a chance putting his car into a wall so I used some inherited money to buy my own car.  Fortunately for me I do work for JonB at PartsRack and he found me a great car at a wholesale price.  2001 RT10 Yellow.  Then in 2006 Dean and I got married, sold his 94 Viper to a friend and bought a 96 GTS with a custom paint coating that changes color.  Again a great deal through our friend JonB.  So I have the track rat Viper and Dean has the trailer Queen Viper.  We are a happy family.

I love the race track.  I attended a driving school with RTTTed once and his enthusiasm is great.  Viper owners who play at the track are my favorite because they are using the car for what it was designed for, in a safe environment.  I get to feel like a race car driver fulfilling my alter ego needs.  I get to drive pacecar, gave lots of pacecar rides at Miller during VOI in the Dodge Challenger.  Was there for the Laguna Seca record, a great time with the Viper Team.  So many wonderful opportunities because of the Beloved Viper and enthusiasm of Great People.

I am very optimistic and excited for Chryslers future.  I looked into FIAT and Sergio's background when they "saved" us and gained faith in the future because of it.  We had a couple failed relationships that took their toll but the Chrysler Spirit is alive and destined to continue Kicking Ass.

Thank you Viper Garage for this pure forum.  True to the spirit of the Viper and Dodge.

I am Doris Rose.
   

     

   

       
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on November 11, 2010, 11:47:16 AM
Thanks Doris.

I'm so happy to have so many females joining our group.  It adds a lot to have the women posting their opinions and experiences in the discussions.

BTW, I remember seeing you now at the farewell dinner of VOI last month.  I wish we could have met.  Ted had some great things to say about you :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: uvbnbit on November 11, 2010, 01:03:30 PM
So we've got an "insider pricing" connection with PartsRack now.  [e]149[/e][e]11[/e][e]109[/e][e]181[/e]


..just trying out some of the new emot's  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 11, 2010, 06:52:16 PM


I am Doris Rose.
   
 [/quote]

Hi Doris, glad you're here.  I think that you should have added that you own a SSG coupe and look great in that SSG dress.

I'm sure it was appreciated that you and JonB did so much work at the track that you guys didn't go anyplace except the track that entire event. 

I happen to have a pic of Dean and Doris in my files ...  Dean's GTS is in the pic, but I didn't see the trailer there.

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8959/deananddorisrose.jpg) (http://img521.imageshack.us/i/deananddorisrose.jpg/)



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Post by: plumcrazy on November 11, 2010, 07:07:43 PM
nice wheels...
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperGTS on November 16, 2010, 11:49:58 AM
I think I got a nice picture of Doris in SLC... :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 16, 2010, 01:38:01 PM
Doris doing the "fangs" from the pacecar for World Challenge Sportscar Wars.  JonB driving and a Chrysler exec (and his son?) riding in the rear.

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5673/dorisjonbandchryslerexe.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/dorisjonbandchryslerexe.jpg/)

Wittmer did win the race (Dodge Viper).  I stood beside Ralph Gilles during most of the race and Ralph explained a little of what the signboards meant.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on November 16, 2010, 02:46:36 PM
Wow Doris what a great story!

You truly DO drive your Viper the way it was
meant to be!!!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 16, 2010, 03:27:18 PM
Wow  :hayes: next Doris will get her Instructors license and Leslie will get her Pacecar license and the rest of us will be double outclassed by the women in the group?    :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: coupe on November 18, 2010, 03:20:46 PM
Here's another "thanks for the invite!"

Name's Matt and I live in Birmingham, Alabama.  Since the early 90's, I've tinkered with 5.0L mustangs and have been into a couple Buick Grand Nationals too...I'm no stranger to pushrods.  I am an engineer working in sales with a clutch company but a few years ago, I went into business with a buddy building high-performance turbochargers on the side: www.supernaturalturbo.com (http://www.supernaturalturbo.com)

Long story short,a friend sent me his '99 RT/10 a couple years ago for us to twin turbo.  We took a totally stock car and what was supposed to be a turbo kit and made something happen. End product had some of our turbos (61mm, T4 footwell setup), custom piping, custom return-style fuel system, and a piggyback tuner for boost tuning.  End results were 746rwhp and 750rwtq at 13psi on an otherwise stock '99 motor. 

And thus began my love affair with the Viper.  I am currently in the process of picking one up but don't want to jinx it so I'll keep quiet until it is indeed a reality.  Wish me luck!  Glad to be here. :2thumbsup:

Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: coupe on November 21, 2010, 09:16:38 PM
Well... I can spill the beans now.  Picked it up today.

It's a '96.  Has smoothtubes, K&N's, Cat-delete, Unitrax axles, 4.11 gears, and Fikse's.  I'm smitten.  :D

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6725/webside2.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 21, 2010, 10:26:24 PM
Congratualtions!  It looks awesome.  Like the wheels.  With the stock engine I'm sure the 4:11 really wake it up.

Any chance you could post the shift points (speeds) for us? 

If you follow through with your plans to instal a power adder you'll probably be going back to stock gears.  My GTS slowed down with a change to 3:55 gears and it has stock 3:09s again to save the time the extra shift required.

Aftermarket exhaust or just Cat delete?

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: eucharistos on November 22, 2010, 01:13:28 AM
Well... I can spill the beans now.  Picked it up today.

It's a '96.  Has smoothtubes, K&N's, Cat-delete, Unitrax axles, 4.11 gears, and Fikse's.  I'm smitten.  :D

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6725/webside2.jpg)

you should be smitten, she's a beauty

congrats
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on November 22, 2010, 03:51:44 AM
411's must be brutal in that
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: coupe on November 22, 2010, 07:15:15 AM
The gears certainly change the feel over what stock gears feel like. I'm very judicious with the throttle anyway so I'll keep it for a while at least.  It's just a cat-delete; stock exhaust otherwise.  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on November 25, 2010, 11:20:38 AM
Wow, that was fast!  Within 2 posts you went from not having a Viper to having the coolest one ever  lol!

TTs in the plans?

Excellent choice of color too ;)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: coupe on November 25, 2010, 07:30:41 PM
I'm sure it will eventually be turbocharged, but I gotta let the bank account cool off for a while.  LOL
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Ricketts on December 03, 2010, 01:46:28 PM
    Hi everyone, names Steve. Thanks for the invite Tim! Some of you probably recognize me from the "other" forums, used to be 281cammer. Been addicted to cars most of my life, spent a lot my younger years sitting behind the steering wheel of my dads parked 73 Challenger (His first car, still has it.). Then once I made enough money I got me my first "fast car" a 98 Mustang GT, then the modding bug bit immediately. Within a year it was lowered, rims, Vortech, and every other thing I could buy. lol Since that car had a few other Mustangs, 99 Cobra, 90 5.0 notchback(still have) 98 GT vert, 96 Cobra, 91 notchback (still have), and of course in Nov 06 I finally bought my dream car 2001 GTS. It's decently modded, but like most of us, never enough.
    I'm a big DIY guy, I've also worked at Ford Dealership over 10 years so if anyone ever needs any Ford help don't be afraid to ask away. Here's a picture of two of my car.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on December 03, 2010, 04:04:25 PM
Welcome Steve
:D

pics are working though :(
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: 97snk on December 03, 2010, 04:16:54 PM
So this is where all the kool people hang out  :)

Some of you might know me from the other forums. My names Imran and I own a 97 GTS which I m constantly doing something to...I fell in love with the gts the first time I saw it in person back in high school and knew I would own one soon. Prior to the viper I was into mustang, have owned quiet a few cobra's. I don't really know how to work on cars but I m learning something new each day. It's not really as hard as some make it to be, just a bunch of nuts and bolts...Here's a few pics of my car...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4331455788_8b62117b2a_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4330707149_95fdaba692_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on December 03, 2010, 04:33:40 PM
Welcome Imran
:)

Very sweet car
Every time I see pics of your car, it makes me want to change the color of mine!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 03, 2010, 05:11:11 PM
nope, never heard of ya... :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 03, 2010, 08:34:17 PM
Imran, welcome.  The only white GTS I remember from the other forums was a rebuild???  Different car?

You`re both right and wrong about the GTS being "nuts and bolts".  The Viper engine is unique.  And the most important thing after the nuts and bolts is the computer. 

Some jobs are easy and some are difficult.  There is enough help here for most of what you need to know for simpler jobs and modifications.  Proffessionals are also available to do the complicated work and help out with tuning etc.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: 97snk on December 04, 2010, 12:50:49 AM
Imran, welcome.  The only white GTS I remember from the other forums was a rebuild???  Different car?

You`re both right and wrong about the GTS being "nuts and bolts".  The Viper engine is unique.  And the most important thing after the nuts and bolts is the computer. 

Some jobs are easy and some are difficult.  There is enough help here for most of what you need to know for simpler jobs and modifications.  Proffessionals are also available to do the complicated work and help out with tuning etc.

Ted

I m not sure which viper you are referring to. Mine was red before and I decided to paint it white. Anton also had a white GTS on VCA. I do plan on leaving the tuning up to the professionals...so far I've done head/cam/paxton/exhaust/mounts with all supporting mods, going to leave fuel/tuning for DC to finish...Dan at DC said to call him in Jan since he's moving shops so I m currently getting my interior painted glossy black with SRT brake upgrade...
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 04, 2010, 02:03:58 AM
anton had/has the other white GTS
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: VIPER BAZ UK on December 04, 2010, 04:49:09 AM
Dan/Chris is the man for tuning :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Say hi to Chris for me when you see him :2thumbsup:

Great looking Viper :goodjob:!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 04, 2010, 03:18:23 PM
I think that the brakes are the first thing that should be upgraded in a Gen 1 or 2.   :goodjob:

Don`t forget to post the HP numbers. 

Thanks for the info that DC Performance is moving.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Red Snake on December 06, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
Okay Fella's, the party's over and your secret is out.  :-\ I have found you.  :o


The site looks great.  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 06, 2010, 06:51:16 PM
there is now officially ONE too may roe guys here :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Red Snake on December 06, 2010, 07:18:49 PM
there is now officially ONE too may roe guys here :)

Uht ohh, they have Paxton lovers for mods here.  :eatspopcorn:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 06, 2010, 07:40:53 PM
Roe and RED!  Congrats, welcome,                                             :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: AUSTIN on December 08, 2010, 03:50:25 PM
New here. I like Vipers. :driving:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 08, 2010, 04:15:15 PM
welcome to here austin !
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: AUSTIN on December 08, 2010, 04:21:27 PM
welcome to here austin !


I have a feeling Im not going to like you very much. :lol:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 08, 2010, 04:24:39 PM

I have a feeling Im not going to like you very much. :lol:


haha...Phil is one of a kind:)

welcome Austin.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 08, 2010, 07:07:26 PM
 :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Simms on December 09, 2010, 07:16:52 AM
Whats up guys!  Just joined...but most of you know me already anyway.

Here are some pics for the B/W fans (sorry if you have already seen them).

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7444edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7461edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7478edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7502edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7509edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7539edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7546edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CRJ7552edit.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/CandCEdit.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/2791.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/2851.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/2831.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/2812.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/IMG_0619.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/IMG_0628.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/IMG_0624.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/RB8_0825.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/DDS_1200edit.JPG)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/121006-270fixed.jpg)

(http://gallery.viperclub.org/data/500/medium/121006-2481fixed.jpg)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 09, 2010, 08:21:28 AM
Wow amazing photography, your Viper is awsome...just made it my new screen saver on my itouch haha.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Red Snake on December 09, 2010, 08:33:59 AM
Very nice Simms. I love that car.   :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 09, 2010, 10:19:59 AM
I like the racing yourself pic  :goodjob:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on December 09, 2010, 10:41:12 AM
Very nice B&W
can't get much better than that :D

and the IC looks so menacing in the grill  :twisted:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: eucharistos on December 09, 2010, 12:37:50 PM
hey austin  :wave:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Jolean on December 09, 2010, 06:23:03 PM
I have been a car nut all my life and I got my name because my dad was a redneck.   :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 09, 2010, 06:42:38 PM
Jolean that's a bicycle you're riding.  What kind of car does a car nut drive?

Welcome.  I kinda like your name.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Jolean on December 09, 2010, 06:59:59 PM
Jolean that's a bicycle you're riding.  What kind of car does a car nut drive?

Welcome.  I kinda like your name.

I have an 82 Corvette that belonged to my dad.  It has the crossfire inection but my daily I'm afraid is a Camary.  I'm going to get into a Viper at some point if it's the last thing I do.  Those cars are pure sexy.  :driving:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 09, 2010, 07:08:28 PM
One of our moderators (Leslie) came to Viper after tracking her Z06 for many years.  She's really enjoying "life in the fast lane" now.  You should feel welcome here as many Viper owners have upgraded from vettes.

Local woman had an Anniversary Edition vette and lost it to a flood.  Not sure that she's going to be able to afford to fix it after it was buried by rolling stones in the flood.   :'(

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 09, 2010, 07:25:07 PM
I have an 82 Corvette that belonged to my dad.  It has the crossfire inection but my daily I'm afraid is a Camary.  I'm going to get into a Viper at some point if it's the last thing I do.  Those cars are pure sexy.  :driving:

Awsome we need more women here!

I had 6 different vettes, have the viper now and I could never imagine being without it!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: BOTTLEFED on December 09, 2010, 09:48:29 PM
Jolean,
welcome!
you are our 100th member :D
congrats!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 10, 2010, 05:51:07 PM
Jolean,
welcome!
you are our 100th member :D
congrats!

....and she wins...?

We ARE girls, and we kinda expect a present whever the situation presents itself :P
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 10, 2010, 06:53:35 PM
That's a nice touch Leslie.  Buy her some jewelry? :happy:  Or alert JonB that she is a potential Viper customer and I'm sure Jon would send her a knick knack for free?

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 10, 2010, 06:56:43 PM
dang girls and their jewelry..... :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 10, 2010, 07:19:58 PM
 :D :D You gotta admit Phil that when you go d... harumm, hrummp ....  sorry,

It looks nice eh?  Kinda lets you know the financial class of the girl sometimes too? :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 10, 2010, 09:07:34 PM
yeh what girl DOESN'T look good in a string of pearls

and uhhh..

JUST a string of pearls :bow: :hayes:
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 11, 2010, 03:21:33 AM
no comment :)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 11, 2010, 06:22:32 AM
no comment :)

 :P
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 11, 2010, 06:37:35 AM
exactly !
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 11, 2010, 12:10:08 PM
Isn't this when pics get posted? ???
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: PUCK SKATER on December 18, 2010, 01:14:16 PM
Howdy everyone. I've been involved with the Viper comunnity since '93. I was a Dodge dealership mechanic for over 23 years. I had a little Viper shop for a few years. I'm currently working on developing a Viper division at a well respected Porsche racing shop in California. My car is an old school '94 roadster that's painted Platinum Metallic. And yes, I'm on Facebook unfortunately.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: plumcrazy on December 18, 2010, 01:34:48 PM
welcome to here and posts some pics of the car
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on December 18, 2010, 07:55:32 PM
Howdy everyone. I've been involved with the Viper comunnity since '93. I was a Dodge dealership mechanic for over 23 years. I had a little Viper shop for a few years. I'm currently working on developing a Viper division at a well respected Porsche racing shop in California. My car is an old school '94 roadster that's painted Platinum Metallic. And yes, I'm on Facebook unfortunately.

Wow that's impressive!  We are lucky to have you here.

I second it, we need pics of your Viper!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on December 18, 2010, 09:38:24 PM
Welcome.  Most of the guys posting here have pretty good knowledge of Vipers and their systems and we're always inviting more experts and Do It Yourself people. 

Post your pics and experiences.

Ted 
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: InjectTheVenom on December 19, 2010, 09:03:05 AM
Nevermind the bike... is that Amsterdam in the background of Jolean's avatar pic  :wave:?
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Black Moon on January 28, 2011, 06:45:44 AM
Hi everyone. My nickname is Sal. I'm here in Knoxville (Dragon Country) enjoying the Tennessee lifestyle, weather (most of the time), scenery and great driving roads. I'm a Yankee transplant since 79 living in 5 different Southern sataes and always owning at least one sports/muscle car in order to release my wild side. I do about 95% of my own mechanical work which I've always enjoyed and keeps me home instead of out chasing tail which at my (undisclosed) age is harder and harder to catch.

I've been a Corvette guy since I started driving and have had 19 to date. Then I bought my 2003 Viper and really love the car. I still have a 63 convertible which I did a frame off restoration on myself including paint (my first and probably last paint job).

Viper ownership has had its ups and downs but overall I love the car. It's in pieces right now because I'm installing a Paxton, rear shocks, insulating interior and side exhaust, installing a sub box, adding amps and speakers to the Pioneer unit, spraying 'chip guard' under the nose and rockers, polishing/ porting intake, new wires and another dozen things I can't think of right now. Everyone thinks I'm nuts because I'm doing everything at the same time instead of one at a time but that's to keep from getting bored.

I've been on the VCA and Alley for a couple of years and have to say this site has been more informative and interesting than the others. I hope more Gen3 guys will join in the discussion. I've done a ton of work to mine and enjoy helping others whenever possible.

Happy Motoring!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on January 28, 2011, 10:19:06 AM
Welcome Sal.

have you checked out the http://thevipergarage.com/index.php/topic,249.0/topicseen.html (http://thevipergarage.com/index.php/topic,249.0/topicseen.html) Unitrax thread where Devin is trying to give a deal (half price?) on a Giken diff for a high powered Gen 3?

Enjoying your threads.  We built this site for people like you (and us) so thanks for joining! :2thumbsup:

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: georgethedog on February 13, 2011, 11:22:59 AM
I'm Georgethedog (named after my late and great dog).  I just found out about this site (where has my head been?)  Thanks to you guys who started this.  There are a lot of familiar people on here and some people I had not had the pleasure of chating with yet.  I am a classic middle-aged Mopar freak.  I have owned several Chargers, my last was a 1971 R/T 440 4-speed.  My last muscle car was a 1970 Super Bee (Hemi Orange) 383 4-speed that I traded some years back to John Gastman at Roanoke for my 1st Viper--Gen 1.  I have had a few Vipers (1994-Red RT/10, 1998 Silver GTS, 2001 Yellow RT/10, and 2003 Silver SRT-10).  My current one is the 2003 as it works well as a compromise as my wife hated the other Vipers because we wanted a convertible and the Gen 1 & 2's where not designed to have an easy on and off top.  The Gen 3 does and she really likes it.  3 of the 4 Vipers I have had are in my rolling avatar.  I do not have any pictures of the 1998 GTS???  I only had it a few months and I guess I just forgot...  Anyway, glad there is an other Viper board!  Thanks to everyone who has put hard work and dollars into making this possible.

I am a decent backyard mechanic on the old muscle cars, but kind of limited with the newer stuff.  I am the type that will use boards like this for a place to ask opinions of other Viper owners, find out recent news and ideas, and to develop some good relationships.  I am also good for some off the wall goofy comments.  I recently became a member of the bowling hall of fame and many of my friends told me I was in the comedy wing because my favorite thing to do is laugh and make others laugh.  For a real job I am an accounting professor at a local college.  Now there's something odd things right there... and an accountant with a sense of humor and bowls.  Happy to be here!  :2thumbsup:   
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on February 13, 2011, 11:52:52 AM
Accounting Proffessor?  ... and yet so far away.  I just happen to be searching for an accountant to ask Revenue Cda to not charge me capital gains on my own tools, furniture etc.   :lol: :lol:

But you're US so ... that isn't any help.  It made me smile though, lol.

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: shooter_t1 on March 16, 2011, 11:00:35 PM
Hi,
On my second Viper, a yellow w/blk stripes Aero Coupe. 1st Viper was a S/C 06 1st Edition.

Things are getting "strange" on the other site. Although I have a " Venom" membership, it might be time to move along. Belong to the Alley too, and enjoy it alot but thought I would come here for a more "technical" discussion forum about our awesome Vipers w/o all the vca politics.

Thanks,
Robert
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on March 17, 2011, 12:22:26 AM
another Bumble Bee ( if anyone's counting) :happy: 

 Check out the How to section as it has a lot of mods and upgrades that may interest you.  The vendors forums are worth going through as some of our vendors have excellent info and even some project pics in there forums.  If you have a favourite tuner of Vendor, ask them if they'd like to join.

There's a lot of pics spread throughout the site and if you get bored go to www.vipernation.com (http://www.vipernation.com) and read some magazine artiucles and see hundreds and hundreds of pics of Vipers, scenery from all over the continent and even a few non-viper stories.  Many were published in Viper Magazine before it changed over (New one isn't out yet/it's late).

We're currently hosting a thread that gets deleted each attempt on the other forum ...

Enjoy! :2thumbsup:  and welcome

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Leslie on March 22, 2011, 06:57:57 AM
Hi,
On my second Viper, a yellow w/blk stripes Aero Coupe. 1st Viper was a S/C 06 1st Edition.

Things are getting "strange" on the other site. Although I have a " Venom" membership, it might be time to move along. Belong to the Alley too, and enjoy it alot but thought I would come here for a more "technical" discussion forum about our awesome Vipers w/o all the vca politics.

Thanks,
Robert

hey Robert welcome!  We are glad to have you hear.
As Ted mentioned feel free to post and read as you wish.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Red Snake on April 22, 2011, 07:22:08 AM
Hi,
On my second Viper, a yellow w/blk stripes Aero Coupe. 1st Viper was a S/C 06 1st Edition.

Things are getting "strange" on the other site. Although I have a " Venom" membership, it might be time to move along. Belong to the Alley too, and enjoy it alot but thought I would come here for a more "technical" discussion forum about our awesome Vipers w/o all the vca politics.

Thanks,
Robert
Welcome Shooter!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: KNG SNKE on April 23, 2011, 05:04:18 AM
This forum is certainly picking up population fairly quick.  That is a good thing.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Rocket on April 25, 2011, 09:18:53 PM
Hello Everyone.  My name is John and I'm addicted to Viper!   Loved my 93 but really love my 2005 Kandy Red Street Serpent.

Still a member of the morgue (I actually used to hate that moniker) and have grown tired of the censorship, closing of posts, and "boys club board mentality."  Glad to find this site as I've been looking for a new "drug" for some time.  Couple of us Iowa guys post here: http://iowavipers.com/ (http://iowavipers.com/)

Really need some nice weather to stick around so we can spend more time driving and less time being a keyboard jockey.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on April 25, 2011, 09:36:54 PM
Welcome Rocket,

A street serpent?  Great choice.  I saw one at VOI X in detroit.  Beautiful.  Hardtop? 

Do you have a bolton supercharger by any chance?   ???

Ted
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Rocket on April 26, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
Ted,

Thanks for the welcome.  I was at VOIX in detroit - but no supercharger as of this point.  Took me about a 18 months to complete my Serpent and after that project and a very, very long winter - I just wanna drive.  That and for whatever reason, the paxton has never suited my eye.  I did see Roe's prototype at that VOI, but unfortunately he dropped that project. 

Thanks again for starting this website!!!

John

Welcome Rocket,

A street serpent?  Great choice.  I saw one at VOI X in detroit.  Beautiful.  Hardtop? 

Do you have a bolton supercharger by any chance?   ???

Ted
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Post by: RTTTTed on April 26, 2011, 06:28:22 PM
John, Sean didn't really 'drop' the Gen 3 supercharger, it just got too expensive ($14,000) for the Gen 3.  He has a prototype now that uses a 2.8L blower instead of the 2.4L.  But ... he recommends his Twin Turbo system now and the price was/is cheaper than a Gen 3 supercharger system and the TT price is an installed price!  Sean recommends it over the supercharger and the dyno sheet he sent me was very impressive.  You could email Sean or give him a call for better info on it. 

I'm glad you're enjoying our website. 

Ted

Ted,

Thanks for the welcome.  I was at VOIX in detroit - but no supercharger as of this point.  Took me about a 18 months to complete my Serpent and after that project and a very, very long winter - I just wanna drive.  That and for whatever reason, the paxton has never suited my eye.  I did see Roe's prototype at that VOI, but unfortunately he dropped that project. 

Thanks again for starting this website!!!

John

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Post by: TracerGTS on May 05, 2011, 07:10:18 AM
Excellent! I can log in from work!
I'm Rick and have a '96 GTS in Wichita Falls, Tx. I'm in the Air Force.
Nice work putting this site together. I learned about this forum from Chuck Tator (that dude know a lot about Vipers!).
Cheers!
"Tracer"
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Post by: Vipuronr on May 13, 2011, 08:50:04 AM
My name is Peter, have owned my '98 RT/10 for a little over three years and love it.  Lightly modded and low mileage, kind of a modified "garage queen".  When I figure out how to post a picture, I'll put up a pic or two of my RT.

Good luck with the new site!
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Post by: RTTTTed on May 13, 2011, 11:29:37 PM
Hey guys,

Thanks.  We're glad to have you.  Chuck is a good man and I have to admit that I've called him myself a few times for help or clarification.  Enjoy.  Check out www.vipernation.com (http://www.vipernation.com) (our ezine) for stories and pics.

We have acess to many Viper geniuses here, eveb if you do need to phone Chuck and a few of the other guys.

We hope that the How-to section will be informative for you as well.

Ted
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Post by: KNG SNKE on May 15, 2011, 04:13:34 PM
Welcome Vipuronr. 
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Post by: Leslie on May 15, 2011, 04:55:07 PM
My name is Peter, have owned my '98 RT/10 for a little over three years and love it.  Lightly modded and low mileage, kind of a modified "garage queen".  When I figure out how to post a picture, I'll put up a pic or two of my RT.

Good luck with the new site!

welcome, got any pics? :D
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2011, 10:02:29 AM
Just wanting to check in. I have been a car guy all my life. My first car was a 1993 Z28 Camaro(Lindsay) then I had a 1981 Trans Am 4.9 n/a (Layla). I have always been obsessed with the Gen one Vipers, my favorite being the 1989 Concept. I finally was able to afford one, 1994 Viper RT/10, stock no mods, painted from black the the 96' white with blue stripes scheme, 14.5m on the od. I love this car and couldn't be more happy with it.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss163/vankannon/Whitesnake/IMAG0434.jpg)
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Post by: RTTTTed on October 13, 2011, 10:16:47 AM
14.5 MILES?  or 14,500miles?  Looks great.  Gen 2 wheels as well I see.  Welcome.
 :2thumbsup:

Ted
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Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
Sorry 14,500 miles. And thanks.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on October 13, 2011, 12:19:11 PM
14.4 miles would mean that it drives around the garage on wheel dollies (like the ones in the How to section). 

Where do you live Goatman?  Going to see you competeing? 
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Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
I live in Houston, Tx. I just bought the car last week and have put two and a half tanks of fuel through it. It will hardly be a garage queen. I have to do some required maintenance before and competing. This car still had the paper head gaskets in it so I'm saving some cash to have them replaced along with all the other gaskets necessary, ie valve covers, intake, and exhaust manifold. I will track it after thats completed.
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Post by: RTTTTed on October 13, 2011, 03:23:15 PM
Valve covers use a rubber O ring.  I have a set of stiock shorty headers from my 2001 GTS if you'd like to upgrade a few hp and save about 50# of weight?  Exhaust Gask are SS and hi-temp silicone is good enough for that side.

My shorty headers were removed from car before 3,ooo miles and I have the connector pipes, elbow and clamps.  $350 + shipping.
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Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2011, 05:11:03 PM
I was actually thinking of going with long tube headers. Would there be a big difference in performance between the two?
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Post by: L8TApex on October 13, 2011, 05:25:31 PM
Just wanting to check in. I have been a car guy all my life. My first car was a 1993 Z28 Camaro(Lindsay) then I had a 1981 Trans Am 4.9 n/a (Layla). I have always been obsessed with the Gen one Vipers, my favorite being the 1989 Concept. I finally was able to afford one, 1994 Viper RT/10, stock no mods, painted from black the the 96' white with blue stripes scheme, 14.5m on the od. I love this car and couldn't be more happy with it.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss163/vankannon/Whitesnake/IMAG0434.jpg)

Nice car, welcome to the site!
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Post by: RTTTTed on October 13, 2011, 06:52:51 PM
Everything is relevent.  If you are planning to keep to "slightly modified" then the difference in performance isn't much but as the hp increases the difference is larger.  I owned a598rwhp/644rwtq Roe Racing blown 98 GTS that had only the w/m injection, blower kit, K&Ns air filters (with "How To" modified airbox), smooth tubes, Hiflow Cats and exhuast.  Stock shorty tube headers on that car and the 2000 Paxton ACR (580rwhp and 802rwhp with Nitrous) that also had stock shorty headers on it, Corsa exhaust and Hi-flow Cats - rest all stock.  My Sapphire has a slightly built engine, TNT long tube headers, no cats, Corsa track exhaust, cam, 1.7 rockers, ported heads, w/m injection, cone filters, custom airbox, pistons, Roe Racing Blower kit (10psi) and about 720+rwhp. 

I'll sell my excellent condition shorties for $350 and throw in a set of smooth tubes (if you don't already have them) for $350 & ship.  Last set of used long tube headers I bought (and resold) were $1100. 

On your car the biggest advantage is the weight savings (50#) and getting rid of exhaust manifolds that often crack.  I heard 20hp, but I think that's a little high on a stock engine.

I was actually thinking of going with long tube headers. Would there be a big difference in performance between the two?
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Post by: shooter_t1 on October 13, 2011, 07:13:32 PM


(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss163/vankannon/Whitesnake/IMAG0434.jpg)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Viper's.


ps: Wow, that sure is a nice truck parked on the street.
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Post by: RTTTTed on October 13, 2011, 07:33:59 PM
While Shooter's distracting us, I was wondering about the Police tape on the tree?  and the stuff all around the base?
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Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2011, 09:16:26 PM
The police tape, from what I hear, is an investigation still ongoing. The Headers sounds like a great deal. Will they bolt right up to stock exhaust? I'll pm you for shipping and payment info.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Sybil TF on November 09, 2012, 06:23:15 AM
Hot dog another Viper site!!! Introduction? :)
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Post by: uvbnbit on November 09, 2012, 08:20:13 AM
not sure if you can get banned here or not  :headscratch: :lol: :goodjob:
How's that for a welcome to VG  :D
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Post by: ViperJeff on November 09, 2012, 08:30:54 AM
It would be pretty hard to get banned here
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Post by: Sybil TF on November 09, 2012, 03:42:59 PM
Will I get in trouble or censored for critisizing some guy named Ralph? Just wondering.

I am on the war path by the way over this election!!!
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Post by: ViperJeff on November 09, 2012, 04:34:08 PM
We have an open door policy, speak your mind
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Post by: Sybil TF on November 09, 2012, 05:24:18 PM
I got censored for saying If Ralph Gilles supported Obama I would open a can of whoop ass on him if I ever saw him in person.

Didn't really know who he was(I do now but I am new to the viper world LOL) but if he is going to support someone who is going after the very ones that will buy his car then he is an idiot. He can support who ever he wants but the VCA should either let him defend his position or tell him to keep it quite not to piss off potential buyers who are conservative people with the money to buy his product!!

What a disgrace!! What are they, his Mommy? They won't allow poor little Ralphy to get some smack talk? Especially after this election?

Just a woman's point of view.
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Post by: RTTTTed on November 09, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
I'm pretty sure I banned Chris Marshall for life from this site.  Or it was someone pretending to be CM with a false name, ID etc.  His choice of signature name and email address was part of his personal vendetta - so I booted him.

As far as Ralph goes ... His great jobs started when Obama saved Chrysler from their own follies they created with the union pension issues.  Since Obama is at least partially responsible for Ralph's job ... I would expect that Ralph would support him.   I just wish Obama would do something for me so I could be sucessful, rich and successful like Ralph.   :idk: :idk:
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Post by: Sybil TF on November 10, 2012, 05:29:48 AM
Who is Chris Marshall?

Amazing how Obama and Claire McCaskil did not save the Chrysler plant in Missouri. I had several arguments with friends and family that worked there. Their union leaders told them to vote for Claire and then Obama if they wanted to keep their jobs. I told them they would lose their jobs and they laughed in my face! I never dreamed the plant would close!!

 And the building is gone!!! I guess Mexico and Canada got to keep their jobs! Thanks, Ralph, thanks Obama!! America never comes first with these people. Sorry, but I am fed up!!!
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Post by: CaptnCrash on November 10, 2012, 06:19:37 AM
The part that Ted missed is that obama gave the car makers to the unions instead of letting them go through bankruptcy reorganization by the law.  The bond holders really got screwed.  As far as chrysler is concerned I believe that fiat now has a 51% stock holding and they had to buy in from the beginning.  And yes, the car makers problems all revolve around union issues/liabilities.
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Post by: RTTTTed on November 10, 2012, 11:23:24 AM
Canada also paid GM & Chrysler.  Although 20% of the Car manuf and sales was the norm before Obama, Chrysler seems to still have 20% in Canada, while GM is down to about 13% I read (because they are using China to make so much of their cars).  Ford didn't get any money and although they sell 20% in Canada, only 7% of Ford is in Canada now.

Chrysler cut back in both Cda and the US.  Gm is also making deeper cuts in Cda - much more than their US holdings. 

I'm not certain that Obama is the problem with the auto makers.  They are all making large profits again and if you noticed the prices have skyrocketed - except for Vipers  :2thumbsup:.  I think that someone is getting rich quickly.

I suppose that it's only fair - if a foreign/import that is comparable to a domestic can sell for a starting price of $80,000 domestics should sell for nearly the same price.  Although I heard good things about Merc in magazines and on tv ... I heard some really bad things for the owner or two that I know.  Things like $4,000 for a car phone system upgrade on a 2 year old Mercedes seems ridiculous pricing.  Not sure why the obsoleted the one that cost $4,000 when the car was new.  I'd buy aftermarket stereo and Android phone for under $1000 and change phones whenever I felt like it (or lost it  :idk:)

With Fiat as owner it's great that they continued the Viper ... but the 700bhp Ralph said was the plan for the Gen 5 didn't happen, although Lambo and Ferrari got their 700bhp powerplant.  I don't know, but it seems that perhaps Dodge is no longer allowed to build the fastest road car?  I beat a 2013 Aventador with my supercharged GTS, but was very impressed with the Lambo's performance.  Although it was offered, Chrylser decided not to show up at Race the Base event and show the new Viper or run it against all the new Ferraris and Lamborghinis that were there.  If they would have run the new Viper we would know how it goes ...  in a real world situation.   :idk: 
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Post by: CaptnCrash on November 10, 2012, 12:34:12 PM
Dodge, RAM, and by extension SRT have large facilities in Mexico. Not sure yet about Jeep.  All I can say is they must have very large security forces all around.  Easy enough and relatively cheap to move stuff via rail.

Now Government Motors is a bit different.  Nobody wants a volt, and the euro zone is a disaster so they're closing a lot of facilities over there.

Everybody is building and selling cars in South America.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Sybil TF on November 10, 2012, 12:54:48 PM


Everybody is building and selling cars in South America.

Which cars?
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Post by: ViperJeff on November 10, 2012, 02:08:44 PM
Not entirely true about FORD....

They got money, just not the way everyone thought it was being done

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/12/report-ford-took-federal-funds-too.html


http://www.factcheck.org/2011/09/ford-motor-co-does-u-turn-on-bailouts/





Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: CaptnCrash on November 10, 2012, 05:54:24 PM
Which cars?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_automobiles_manufactured_in_Brazil

And that's just Brazil, there are others being manufactured elsewhere.

--CC
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Sybil TF on November 10, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Chevy Cruze? :lol:I test drove one of those things. I stepped on the gas and the damn thing couldn't get out of it's own way! What a puker!!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: SNKEBIT on March 14, 2013, 10:18:57 AM
Hello all.  Most here should know me, been a vca member since '03.   
Car guy all my life.  Mechanic and owner of a restoration shop. Wife does show car paint jobs.
Modified my 94 into a turbo charged GTS. Mods galore.   One and only 94 GTS.
Mopar or no car......... :D
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperJeff on March 14, 2013, 10:23:23 AM
Welcome
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on March 15, 2013, 04:42:45 PM
I love the Sassafras Green.  My 71 Demon is "Green Go"  Met at Slat Lake City VOI 11   
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Post by: SNKEBIT on March 15, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
I love the Sassafras Green.  My 71 Demon is "Green Go"  Met at Slat Lake City VOI 11

I met so many people at Salt lake......  lol
My car is 70 Sublime :D
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Post by: ViperJeff on March 15, 2013, 07:45:22 PM
Looks good out on the flats
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Post by: SNKEBIT on March 16, 2013, 08:54:04 PM
Looks good out on the flats

It was fun. Won't do it again tho, was gettin that shit out from nooks and crannies for 2 years..... :mad:
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Post by: ViperJeff on March 16, 2013, 08:59:32 PM
 :bow: Damn you got that salt out that fast, you are good
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Post by: RTTTTed on March 20, 2013, 01:03:58 PM
lol, Darryle told me that it only took a week to get it clean.

Did you get a speed then?
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Matt M, PA on August 31, 2013, 06:10:39 AM
Hello all....(hope this is the right place for a quick intro)!

I came across this forum via a web search...and I'm glad I did. I've been a member of the VCA site for 15 years, and was a VCA member for a number of years too...but not any longer. All I can say is that the VCA and I didn't seem to "fit".That being said, I'm very involved in the National Chrysler Products Club.

I use the same screen name on every forum, so it may be familiar to some.

I live in PA and have a 2000 Steel Gray/striped GTS that I bought new. I also have a 1996 black RT/10. (And, a concours restored 1972 Plymouth).

I'm looking forward to being in "the Viper Garage".
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Post by: RTTTTed on August 31, 2013, 08:34:03 AM
Welcome.  Several ofn us here are gifted enough in life that we have 2 Vipers.  Many of us have old - I mean classic cars as well.  I have about 20 Mopars around my yard.  Hope you enjoy your stay.  Post some pics!

There are many knowledgeable people here so if you have questions Viper Jeff can usually answer any registry questions and others of us have extensive knowledge ... of friends that are experts that like helping out.  Have fun here.

Ted    :driving:
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Post by: ViperJeff on August 31, 2013, 10:26:13 PM
I'll do what I can.....

Hey Welcome to the Viper Garage.  I use the same name too, where ever I go, I think all my threads on the VCA were removed LOL
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Post by: L8TApex on September 01, 2013, 04:42:28 AM
Hi Matt!  Yeh, there are names here for sure you will recognize.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: Matt M, PA on September 01, 2013, 05:19:49 PM
As requested....here's "da fleet". The old Plymouth is an AACA Grand National Senior winner that I restored at home. It was bought new by my Grandmother. (A far cry from the two Superbirds I restored prior. They're long gone)
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperJeff on September 01, 2013, 05:40:03 PM
"da fleet".... I know I would have a hard time trying to figure out which one I would drive each day
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Post by: Sybil TF on September 01, 2013, 06:36:05 PM
"da fleet".... I know I would have a hard time trying to figure out which one I would drive each day


I know which one I would drive. Which ever one had gas in it :lol:
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Post by: L8TApex on September 01, 2013, 07:30:41 PM
Whoah...if I was outta gas I would siphon some to drive those! :lol:
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Post by: ieatvets on November 15, 2013, 08:34:08 PM
Hi, my name is phil. I am hoping to learn about vipers and with any luck get to buy the car of my dreams this winter. i cant wait to modify it with things like wings, red wheels, cup holders.

TOO funny!!
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Post by: M.I. Viper on November 22, 2013, 10:45:38 AM
Hello,
MI Viper here.  Just joined the site and we just bought our, new to us, 2009 SRT-10, Red Vert' and black top. 8)  It came from a 1 owner, who put all 4,800 miles on the hi-way cruising to car shows...  Love the car, we have been looking at buying 1 for about 6-7 years now, and found this deal, and snapped it up.  Got it delivered last week, from WY. (10 miserable days waiting for Reliable Carriers to deliver her....)  Looking for central FL. viper owners to cruise with, but as we know, Viper owners are far and few in between.  Driving the car is amazing, the torque is incredible. :2thumbsup:  I have some pics but i have to re-size them.....
Thanks,
MI Viper
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on November 22, 2013, 12:16:11 PM
Welcome MI.  If you check out the thread on SSCC from May 2013 you'll see pics of Doug Seal's 2009 Black/red stripe ACR during the standing half mile event.  His car won him the 110mph (rookie) class!

That car needs to be driven and competed with.  Otherwise you'll have to listen to the vette guys telling you have fast they are.  It's much better when the vette guys have to tell everyone how fast Vipers are,   :lol:  My Roe sc'd GTs teaches the ZR1s what Viper taillights look like! 

I usually buy my Vipers in Ill, Arizon or Texas so that I can fly there and drive the car home.  Makes for an awesome (almost) free Holiday.  I have 2 heavily modded Vipers and am on my 5th one.  All of them Forced Induction.
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: ViperJeff on November 22, 2013, 01:14:49 PM
Welcome

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Post by: M.I. Viper on November 22, 2013, 01:21:18 PM
RTTT,
Thanks, and I have just been reading all the different viper websites, and I have read some of your "How-to" threads, great info, thanks.  Haven't ran into anyone yet, who wants to run, or jack w/ the snake. Actually I get waves/beeps from the rally car guys, (suburu, Mitsubishi, etc.)  The Vette guys kinda just look straight ahead, they don't really seem to want to at look the snake, for fear of it!! :D  I still have to resize my pics, hopefully tomorrow..
Thanks,
MIV
Title: Re: Introductions ...
Post by: RTTTTed on August 25, 2014, 06:02:05 PM
Experiential stories at www.vipernation.com for reading about different events and ideas for hosting your own events.  Competitions and tips on various rally racing etc. are posted there as well as thousands of pics.

Here's a NORC story and pics.  Click home and see many more.

http://vipernation.com/2013/07/18/nevada-open-road-challengesscc/