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« on: November 14, 2010, 11:05:12 PM »

The stock Power Steering Pulley and Power Steering adapter bracket are two of the weekest parts on a Viper.  Here's pictures of mine ...



The stock pwr str pulley is made of some form of resin or plastic.  Although it may be OK if not driven hard or used with a supercharger ... You may wish to replace the pulley and the bracket just to make certain that they are not going to fail.  I bought the Roe Racing metal pulley which came painted Black, but partsrack sells polished aluminium polley for more money.



The stock PS bracket broke as I was idleing my Roe supercharged GTS out of my garage.  Drove back in and ordered the Roe Racing billet replacement which took a week to get here. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 03:06:11 AM »

its pretty much mandatory on a stock viper, SC'd is no question
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 08:00:29 AM »

I also replaced my power steering pulley and bracket a while back.  Got both from Sean Roe...



If I had it to do over, I would get the billet aluminum combination, instead of Sean's metal pulley (I haven't had any issues with it, but the billet aluminum would be better and sexier looking IMHO).

Both these can be purchased at http://ipsco.org - Innovative Peripheral Solutions (IPS).  I will vouch 100% for Mark's products (as can Baz)...

Viper Billet Power Steering Pump Pulley...

http://ipsco.org/Viper_files/Viper%20Power%20Steering%20Pump%20Pulley.htm



Viper Gen 1 & 2 Power Steering Pump Bracket...

http://ipsco.org/Viper_files/Viper%20Power%20steering%20Pump%20Brackets.htm

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 03:55:03 PM »

Ive been thinking about this mod for some time now, at the moment everything is fine but I don't want to get caught out  :-\

I found a whole list of Viper parts being listed by a company called 'ipsco'  are they the manufactures of these parts or yet another supplier?
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 04:13:55 PM »

I may have to go ahead and order the pulley and bracket as a back up!  :2thumbsup:
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 04:41:29 PM »

I may have to go ahead and order the pulley and bracket as a back up!  :2thumbsup:
That's not a bad idea, so who's got the best price :)
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 04:45:53 PM »

That's not a bad idea, so who's got the best price :)

I may just go ahead and order from this site, rather then from ROE..  Does anyone have any good experience from them??

http://www.ipsco.org/Viper.htm
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 10:36:13 PM »

Life is Good has been vouching for ipsco. 

Cheapest is Roe Racing but the pulley is Black powder coated.

All the Viper Vendors are good. 

Ted
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 07:42:39 AM »

Life is Good has been vouching for ipsco. 

Cheapest is Roe Racing but the pulley is Black powder coated.

All the Viper Vendors are good. 

Ted

Ipsco has that polish look to it, which I prefer.  I'll go ahead and order it, Thanks!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 07:42:00 PM »

Sorry...I just saw your question...Mark at IPS actually provides a number of the products that you find on other vendors sites.  His is a machining company and he makes these himself and provides them to some other vendors.  He only does quality work.  You won't go wrong by buying from him.  I have installed the following products that he makes:

Dave's Big Brake Kit - http://www.davesbigbrakes.com/www.davesbigbrakes.com/Big_Brake_kits/Big_Brake_kits.html
Spare Tire Adapter (for use with the big brake kit) - http://ipsco.org/Viper_files/Viper%20Spare%20tire%20adapter.htm
Billet Transmission Crossmember - http://ipsco.org/Viper_files/Viper%20Trans%20Cross%20Member.htm
Billet Air Box Knobs - http://www.davesbigbrakes.com/www.davesbigbrakes.com/Engine_%26_Transmission/Pages/Air_Box_Knobs_Billet.html

and just recently installed...
Solid Steering Rack Bushings - http://ipsco.org/Viper_files/Steering%20Rack%20Bushings.htm
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 11:38:18 AM »

Good stuff, thanks for posting that info  :2thumbsup:  Do you notice any diffrence since fitting the steering rack bushes?
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 12:07:05 PM »

I've only had them in for a week or two...nothing drastic so far...I haven't had a chance to do any spirited driving and probably won't until next Spring.  I'm still driving it here in Colorado, but the cold roads are keeping me from being aggressive.  They were pretty easy to install. :D
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 12:24:55 PM »

Ken, did you upgrade your sway bar?  I think that the sway bar system could be upgraded to poly and or a solid mount Heim end system for the most return for handling?  I've also seen an upgrade to the mount for the rear links for stiffening the susp and helping with the tracking while under heavy braking.  I had thought about adding them as the reported deflection was quite a bit and the back of my car gets really light when tracking and using heavy braking. 

I will wait on solid bushings for my susp though because I put a lot of miles on my GTS every summer and I'd worry about the wear, stress and possibility of the hard parts knocking because of all the street driving I do. 

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 01:20:37 PM »

I bought the spare tire adapter from JonB for cheaper though.

Kinda forgot there was such a thing.  I added TPMS, huge can of tire stop leak, and a 12V air compressor, but ... I still kinda prefer the old fashioned spare tire.  I do all of my driving on the highway and have been cross continent 3 times and hope to do a Florida trip in my Viper as well.  That being the case it's best to carry everything.  I'm lucky so far because the 3 Vipers I've owned and the 50,000miles I put on Vipers during the last few years I have only had 1 flat and 1 slow leak. 

Problem is that when you need a spare - you really need it.  I guess the problem with the newer Gens is that there is no room to carry a spare.

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