New Canadian GTS owner

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by piper1112, May 22, 2009.

  1. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am the proud new owner of a 1996 GTS. Second owner, 9300 miles, babied by first owner, no rain,all stock, original tires, immaculate. This car is a beast....WOW is it a slick ride ,thumbs up everywhere, what a joy of a car. I have always been a vette guy and decided to venture out into Mopar territory....boy I waited to long to do that. There is nothing quite like a viper...what a design...what a work of art.
    My question is that my back window/hatch doesn't stay up on it's own...and I realize that the shocks wear down in time...I just wanted to make sure that there was no adjustment/ lock mechanism I maybe missing, as the owners manual does not address this area of the vehicle.
    Thanks and Cheers to all who know the experience called the VIPER.,:beer:
     
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  2. 2001-V10 Power Nut

    2001-V10 Power Nut VCA Member - South

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    congrats, lets get that enthusiast changed to Vemon Member &&&&&&&&&&&


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  3. RTTTTed

    RTTTTed Viper Owner

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    Where in Canada? Which GTS?

    Stock or modified? Glad you're finally getting the benefits we've been enjoying for awhile. What plans have you got with it? car shows? Some High Performance Driving Instructions? Enjoy and welcome!

    If your hatch won't stay up it's time for new gas struts. Cheap fix.

    Like most members here I'll suggest HP Driving Experiences to better learn your new beast. You don't really get to experince the joy of driving a Viper, because you can only use about 10% of it's potential on the streets. The instructors also help you learn to drive safer, faster and much better than before.

    Ted
     
  4. AZTVR

    AZTVR Enthusiast

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    :omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg:

    Run out and buy new tires !!!! There are too many posts around here of both new and experienced owners wrecking their Viper due to lack of traction ! Our supporting vendors can get you the best price and get you the tires very quickly !

    read this thread:
    http://forums.viperclub.org/tire-wh...michelin-pilot-sport-ps2-deals-canadians.html

    Not sure if the typical Viper Club member discount applies to tires though.
     
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  6. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Thank you All
     
  7. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the Viper Nation!

    Dont forget to post pics when you can!

    Where in Canada are you?

    Robert
     
  8. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Located in Ontario, Canada
     

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  9. RACR77

    RACR77 Viper Owner

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    Congrats, very nice GTS.
     
  10. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Welcome to the Ontario group from a fellow Ontarian!!:yay:

    Look forward to meeting you at somepoint! :)

    Also, dont forget to PM your VIN to the mods (Leslie, Big N Italian, Y2K5SRT, CitySnake, etc) for them to upgrade you to Viper Owner!

    Robert
     
  11. A1998

    A1998 Viper Owner

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    Nice Lookin Ride!!:2tu: Probably one of a very few with those low miles!! Mind if I ask if where you purchased? Us/Canada? Any chance the last 4 Vin digits are 0623? If so I may have some additional info for you. Enjoy yourself and keep it straight!
     
  12. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Hi,

    Car was purchased in Ontario, Canada. It was brought into Canada through Chrysler Canada. I bought it off of a older gentleman who owned it for 12 yrs....very,very clean car.
    Last four VIN # 1039
    Does anyone know if/where I could obtain a copy of the window sticker...unfortunately it was not available.

    Cheers Piper
     
  13. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    For all of the old body styles, they are no longer available. :(

    Could try contacting the original owner if you can. He may still have it.
     
  14. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Hi Robert,

    How do I report my VIN to one of those mentioned?

    Thanks Piper
     
  15. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Go into your user control panel, and go to send a message listed on the left side. Then type in one of the above mentioned names and from there it is like an email!

    Hope that helps!

    Robert
     
  16. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Thanks....It's been completed.
    Are there any sites that offer copies of window stickers?
    Piper
     
  17. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Yes and no. There is, somewhat. If you have a Viper that is less than 7 years old, you can get the Viper Club Of America to reprint it for you, but due to Chrysler's records only going back 7 years, they cannot do it for the older cars as the data has since been deleted.

    So for you, not so much.....

    Robert
     
  18. All Blue ACR

    All Blue ACR Viper Owner

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    Welcome. Nice car.

    Remember blue is WAY faster than yellow and red:lmao:
     
  19. Asp Man

    Asp Man Viper Owner

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    Congrats on the car! B&Ws are the best looking combo, I may be slightly biased!

    I know you mentioned it has the orig. tires, and if you do one thing to that car (as AZTVTR cautioned) it should be to replace the tires ASAP! Your going to get a lot of folks telling you this, there's good reason behind it.
     
  20. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Thanks to all for the kind words

    Is the reason for replacing the tires due to their age, and the possibility that the compound has started to breakdown, with the potential for a tire blowout?

    Piper
     
  21. A1998

    A1998 Viper Owner

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    Not only a blowout, but the fact the tires have no GOOD traction at this point. Will become like driving on ice. You lose control, you crash! End of story! (and Viper) Hopefully you survive! :crazy2:
     
  22. rt/10stew

    rt/10stew Viper Owner

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    The rubber becomes hard so you loose traction which can become dangerous if you are in an emergency situation or are just driving the car hard. I have only put about 10 kms on mine today but I can feel the difference.

    Stew
     
  23. mike & juli

    mike & juli Enthusiast

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    Congratulations, piper on your '96 GTS...THE epitome of VIPERS everywhere~!
    Yes, private message your VIN# to the moderators who can UPGRADE you to VIPER OWNER (lee00blacksilvergts or kcobean)...then certainly join your regional VCA chapter by calling 1-800-998-1110 or at vipermagazine.com. Original tires on the '96???? DEFINITEly replace them (yes due to age/breakdown...you need 'new rubber' to put down with these BEASTS!).
    Gorgeous car, totally ENJOY! ~juli
    Questions...ask away!
     
  24. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Thanks

    piper
     
  25. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Thanks for the kind words and the warm welcome....much appreciated

    Piper
     
  26. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Yes, more Vipers are wrecked due to the back end coming around on accel and old tires will ensure you cannot recover from the slide! Also if you have old tires, you will get more wheel hop on full throttle. Wheel hop means broken halfshafts.I speak from experience.:(

    Robert
     
  27. Ricketts

    Ricketts Viper Owner

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    Congrats, nice looking car. Just remember B/W are almost as fast as yellow :D
     
  28. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    :hahaup::hahaup:

    Well spoken. :D

    Robert
     
  29. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    I don't get it....All BLUE ACR told me that blue is way faster than red or yellow.
    Any idea what it would cost me to paint this thing yellow?

    Piper:dunno:
     
  30. piper1112

    piper1112 Viper Owner

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    Hi Juli,
    Can you tell me how I can put a picture up under my name like so many people have.
    Thanks Kris
    ps I saw you were online that's why I asked....sorry to bother
     

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