Buying a viper, a few questions. Hello everyone, I was doing some research on google and I came across this wonderful site! I am interested in purchasing a viper GTS, possibly 1997 or 1998. I most likely will bring one up from the states for around 40K U.S the car I get for that money should have around 15 or 20K miles on it. My first question is what will I be getting myself in to? what kind of mechanical troubles can I expect from a used viper and on average what will it cost? Going forward what is the maintenance schedule like, and how much will each maintenance trip cost me? Please just throw some advise my way and let me know! On a second note, I may be interested in modding my viper mildly. First is lowering the vehicle, I'm a little sad about the giant wheel gap the vehicle has! If I wanted to lower the vehicle 1", are the stock shocks stiff enough to take this additional load? or will they blow out on me after a year * just like lowering a honda or acura.... * or Should I spend 2 grand and get 1" lowering springs + shocks. Secondly since a viper is already 5" off the ground, if I dropped her 1 more inch can I even clear speed bump? and pull out of my drive way? Last would be engine mods. Since she has a wicked V10 how much would it cost for parts or install on the following. for a cold air intake race headers * remove the catalytic converter * and full exhaust? What kind of power numbers would I see, and after would it be worth re flashing the ECU to tune the engine to the additional air flow? Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated guys! Thank you!.