new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

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  1. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    My fiancee' and I flew from Detroit to pick up the car in Texas on friday, drove to St. Louis, then a stop in Chicago, up to a lake in northern MI, then home (Grand Rapids, MI).

    I am very happy with the car. There are a few questions I had after spending so much time in the new car.
    1. Is there a trick to the hvac? It seems any setting on the left of the airflow (vent, a/c, defrost) is at the coldest, anything on the right is at the hottest.
    2. Can the passenger mirror be adjusted to go further down?
    3. I am almost positive that the car is catless. It pops whenever not on the throttle, can touch the side-sills when getting out (hot, but not burning). Without removing the side-sills, can you tell if there are cats?


    1999 Dodge Viper ACR
    Mods:
    big brake kit
    some exhaust work, definitely catless
    3M clear bra

    Texas:
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    Oklahoma:
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    Missouri:
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    St. Louis; Ritz Carlton:
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    Illinois:
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    Chicago; Ritz Carlton:
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    Michigan:
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    Headed back from grabbing the GN:
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    Home:
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    Nick
     
  2. jdeft1

    jdeft1 Viper Owner

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    Nice pics and looks like a fun trip!

    It's easy to tell if there are cats or not... Does it smell like a lawn mower or a motorcycle?? = no cats! Does it smell like your neighbors Honda? = yep, the cats are there.

    I drive gen 1s so I can't comment on the HVAC thing....

    =J
     
  3. ViperGal

    ViperGal Viper Owner

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    Congrats and nice pics.


    Don't forget to enter your vin in your profile and join the VCA! :drive:
     
  4. BlackSnake99

    BlackSnake99 Viper Owner

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    congrats. Looks like a great road trip.
     
  5. 01sapphirebob

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    As far as the HVAC goes...On the GEN II cars there is TWO settings. A/C that comes through the vents on the dash and under the dash and hot defrost in which hot air is blown out throught the vents on top of the dash under the windsheild. There is no inbetween. Also....congrads on the new ride. She looks great!!!
     
  6. mad0953

    mad0953 Viper Owner

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    1. That's how my HVAC works.
    2. Passenger side mirror won't go dwon any further....I haved learned to live with it.
    3. I would say you have no cats or high flow. I have high flow and can lay my hands on the sills after an hours drive.

    Nice car and what a fun drive. Will it be your DD?
     
  7. VENOMAHOLIC

    VENOMAHOLIC Viper Owner

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    Congrats on a beautiful ACR.
     
  8. Viper Wizard

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    Congrats Nick! :2tu:
    Also, nice trip too!

    1> That's how it works
    2> No
    3> Ten screws and you will know for sure
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  9. eucharistos

    eucharistos Viper Owner

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    looks like a fun road trip

    1st time like looking over the hood of the batmobile huh

    congrats and enjoy
     
  10. Venomiss

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    Welcome and congratulations!

    In case you haven't seen this already this site might come in handy for you:
    MCVO Home
     
  11. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    Thanks everyone.

    So I crawled under the car today and it looks like there is an aftermarket cbe. Does anybody know of it from this pic?
    [​IMG]

    Nick
     
  12. Lee

    Lee Viper Owner

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    Congrats!!!...the car looks great. That color has a very elegant look to it.

    What lake did you go to? We have a house on Torch Lake. I stay home in Nebraska to earn the money to pay for it while the wife and kids spend five to six weeks of the summer there:dunno:. I have thought about taking the Viper up there the next time there is a Mackinaw area event.
     
  13. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    I went up to the second biggest Crystal Lake, near Greenville.

    Nick
     
  14. Lee

    Lee Viper Owner

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    I have heard that it is very nice there...cheers!
     
  15. ZESTY

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    Nick we, MCVO have one of our events going on this weekend up in Leelanau . I have sent you a PM with the details. What a great opportiniuty to meet members of one of the best car clubs in the world.
     
  16. mad0953

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    Nick,

    That's some brand of what you call a muffler delete, although it doesn't look like my Snake Oyl muffler delete.



     
  17. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    Thanks for the invite, but I have to go to Detroit for family reasons this weekend :crazy2:. When I get a chance, I am definitely going to hook up with the MI club for an event.

    Thanks for your help, I had no clue.

    Nick
     
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    Fly & drive is the ONLY way to go!!! Stopping and staying 1st class...icing on the cake! Glad to see the ACR found a good home! Looks like a true Texas car - those pipes are clean!

    My favorite color & one that is on my "list" if I can ever expand my garage!

    I keep track of you who have the cars I want, just incase...

    Enjoy it - some very scenic & beautiful roads up in MI.
     
  19. Mopar Boy

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    Congrats! Beautiful car!

    There is a clone to your car running around the MI chapter as well. Just giving you a heads up so you can plan some evil twin things. :D Always good to confuse everyone when two identical cars pull in!
    :lmao:

    Welcome to the Viper Nation! :)
     
  20. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    Thanks Fastzilla.

    Mopar Boy, are you talking about Darko? I rained on his parade by picking up a silver GTS, but it was too good of a car to pass up.

    Nick
     
  21. Tom F&L GoR

    Tom F&L GoR Viper Owner

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    The way it should work according to the service manual is that settings to the left of center do not have temperature control; AC is cold and vent is simply ambient air. On the right the heat, defrost and mix do have temp control.

    If you look at the diagram of the heater A/C unit (the box under the dash with the heater core, A/C evaporator, and venting doors) you see that air coming out of the dash vents and crotch holes doesn't pass through the heater core. Air coming out of the window defroster or floor ducts does pass through the heater core. Since the temperature is adjusted by how much coolant passes through the heater core (i.e. not blending cool and warm air) it will be slow to respond - have to wait until the coolant in the heater core cools down or heats up.

    If it's going to be a DD, need to know these things. ;)
     
  22. Y2K10 SRT#39

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    Really nice ADR. Now- Can I have the GN?
    PBR
     
  23. white out

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    Thanks Tom.

    Actually, a blonde picked up the GN monday night. I wasn't planning on it selling that quickly.

    Nick
     
  24. All Blue ACR

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    Very nice, clean looking ACR. Welcome:2tu:
     
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    Nice talking to you last night. Great looking car! We will have to get you to bring it out some night and go play with Josh.
     
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    great choice in color. enjoy it.
     
  27. white out

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    Thanks, I really enjoy the silver more than I thought I would.

    It was good talking with you too.
    I definitely want to run Josh. He will probably win, but it would still be fun. Probably be out next weekend.

    Nick
     
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    Congrats and :welcome: :beer::rock: Let the madness begin....:dance:
    The Best Car and Car Club on the planet...
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  29. white out

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    Let my fiancee' drive it yesterday. Surprisingly with the pedal adjustment, she fit well (5'3"). Anyways, new to the Viper; she learned to drive a manual on a 360rwhp WS6 and drove my 320bhp jdm STi WRX wagon. She managed to spin the tires and get it a little sideways on the first turn and did some WOT pulls on the highway. :drive:

    She likes the car more now.:2tu:

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    I also found out that the passenger side seat sits higher than the driver's side. Is that normal?

    Nick
     
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