Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

Discussion in 'Generation V Discussions / SRT Coupe, GTS, GTC, AC' started by Flames, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone,

    I was trying to find an install guide for the lowering caps but the info on Viper forums seems sparse, so I took a couple pics and wrote a small guide.
    I know the installation is very straight forward and this guide is not needed for mose people out there but I if anyone need it then it will be available.


    Here's a comparison between the two

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    We started with the rear, first step is to remove the inner fenders, there's a couple screws:

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    Before you start the work on the suspension, you need to remove the fluid reservoir from the car.
    It is located under the car and holds in place with a couple bolts.

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    Also, there's a small black hose you need to unplug:

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    Then you can proceed to remove the suspension, remove these two big studs:

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    You should end up with the whole suspension assembly + the reservoir in hands:

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    On to the fronts now, it's a little bit different; there's no inner fenders in the way and the reservoir is located in the wheel well.

    Remove it:
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    Unplug the black hose again, then proceed to remove the suspension the same way you did for the rears.


    Place the suspension on a spring clamp, and apply pressure to dampen the spring a little bit so the spring cap is loose on top

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    There's a small cut out part in the back of the cap and it comes out this way very easily:

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    Place the new lowered cap in place and loose the spring clamp, make sure everything sits correctly in place:

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    And then re-install the suspension, plug back in the black hose and re-install the reservoir.

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    I don't have proper pictures of the car sitting on the lowering caps but I can see a good difference, the height is much better. Pics coming soon :)
    Not sure if an alignment is needed but I went to the dealer and the car was misaligned (some say it is from factory) so they aligned it properly.

    Spacers are on the way! :D
     
  2. ViperPete

    ViperPete Viper Owner

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    Where are the pics?
     
  3. Flames

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    Raining alot in here, can't get a good shot :(

    Soon !
     
  4. Flames

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    Yeah, still raining, but I was able to grab a couple pics before the storm hit!

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    I'd say the lowering cap drop isn't very apparent on pictures. But people who have seen my car before and after definitely noticed it.

    And I did too, I like it better like that. I'd go lower but roads here are garbage and it would be a pain to drive, so it'll stay that way.
     
  5. Flames

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    Hey I finally have good pictures to compare with!

    WITHOUT spring caps and spacers:

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    WITH spring caps and 3/8" spacers front and rear:

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  6. viper k

    viper k Viper Owner

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    Your viper looks badass ????
     
  7. Flames

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    Yes indeed now with the caps and spacers :D


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