New Owner in Delaware 2004

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by TopGun66, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. TopGun66

    TopGun66 Enthusiast

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    I hope to meet a few people and have a a chance to enjoy my new ride.

    Just drove back from Florida where I picked up an 04.

    I can barely fit in it and am in love with what it represents. 25 years ago I wouldn't own a dodge,DC,chrysler whatever.

    Since my ford truck let me down and I pushed it into a dodge dealer, I have become a mopar nut.
    I had 4 cummins 2500 a police charger new(still have) and a dakota and a ramcharger.

    After going to mecum in kissimmee last year hearing the viper and watching it low end blasting around the demo track I wanted one. I got bit by a viper. So now I have one.

    I understand it is useless inefficient somewhat loud attention drawing not real comfortable and one of the most interesting vehicles I have ever seen. I didn't even test drive the one I bought. The owner took me for a ride and after I got my breath back we headed to the bank to get his money.

    This isn't a car it is an experience. I can't wait until next summer. I'll duct tape the wife into the passenger seat and go for a ride to grab lunch..... So here I am another neebie for another 5 year run at a hobby. Just couldn't wrap my head around a vette. went to buy a z06 and said gee next year 60% value 4 years from now 50% at best and it isnt as uncomfortable loud blah blah blah... hence the viper.

    I can't come up with a good vanity tag for it though. my wife said DUMBA55
     
  2. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Congrats!!!!!
     
  3. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member - Great Lakes

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    congrats on your new ride. Go over your Viper carefully as you have plenty of time to get to know it. Be sure to check the harmonic damper bolt to see if it is loose...which was/is a fairly common issue on 04's due to a temporary design (size/torque) change that was rectified in 05's.
     
  4. JANEY

    JANEY VCA Member-Director MW Zone & Great Lakes Region

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    Congratulations!
     
  5. Bonkers

    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    Where abouts in Delaware are you from?
     
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    Shaggy Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. TopGun66

    TopGun66 Enthusiast

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    Thanks All. I am hoping to have some fun with the new toy when the weather turns.
    Bonkers I am from Bear, DE live near Lums Pond
    Steve-indy I will check Thanks!
     
  8. Maniacal

    Maniacal Enthusiast

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    Congrats. A lot of the reasons you stated were the same as me for getting mine last month.
     
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  9. Mollin

    Mollin Viper Owner

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    Vipers are a real head turner ,i have a couple other nice sports cars but none gets thumbs up like my 06 SRT10 coupe
     
  10. Mollin

    Mollin Viper Owner

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    Bonkers what year is your Viper? Mine is an Srt 10 2006 white with blue stripes #69 of 100.Have not driven it much has 1200 miles on Odo. Need to drive it more
     
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  11. Bonkers

    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    Mine is a 1999 GTS - it was salvage and since my original goal was
    to buy a W/B 1996 RT10 I made the decision to paint it white too.
    I had a comp coupe for about a month with the same colour scheme.
    My intention wasnt necessarily to copy the GT2, but since most of
    the options I wanted were pretty much the same thats what I went
    with - the only big difference is the interior. I went with Congnac.

    1200 miles is not enough - you want to put a few more miles a year
    on it otherwise the soft (rubber/plastic) components will begin to
    stiffen and deteriorate. Doesnt seem like a big deal, but if you do
    start to drive regularly you could encounter some breakdown issues.

    I almost bought one of the VOI Editions too, but (as usual with my
    life) shit kinda fell apart just before I worked out the deal. Good luck
    with yours though - it is one sexy car!
     
  12. dru282

    dru282 VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    Just wanted to say hi I too just got back into Viper ownership. I had a 99 GTS and just got an 05 SRT. I am in northern Md. Maybe we can take a cruise in the future. I have just rejoined the club and am glad to be back.
     
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  13. Fabriquer

    Fabriquer Enthusiast

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    Very new to this car, need some help choosing a year and model viper for my first. leaning around 2010-2014, I see there is a couple of guys in down town Bear De. were I am. any advise would be appreciated.
    How can I get in touch ?
    Bill
     
  14. Bonkers

    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    What information are you looking for?

    Im hoping to get another lunch in Dover together here
    as soon as I get my schedule. If you want to discuss
    things face-to-face with someone youd me more than
    welcome to attend.
     

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