New Viper owner in K.C. MO

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by IwannaGTS, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. IwannaGTS

    IwannaGTS Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone I bought a 01 Sapphire GTS ACR last week, it's a beautiful car and I can't wait to get it, if all goes well it will be in my driveway next Friday. Any suggestions for a new owner.

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    John
     
  2. BlknBlu

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    Congrats good to see another Snake in the KC region. Better post some pics.

    Bruce
     
  3. IwannaGTS

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    Thanks.I'll post some pics as soon as I can.

    John
     
  4. RTTTTed

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    Just in case it doesn't have Silver Stripes you can add vinyl (if you're not sure) or paint them quite reasonably.

    One of the first things I did with my highly modified 01 GTS was add a set of Roe Racing 14" front brakes. You're lucky that the 01/02 has the best brakes of the Gen 2 because of the larger rear calipers.

    You didn't tell us anything about the car (mods, stock, high miles, spoilers, stereo, etc.)so not sure what kind of suggestions you're looking for? I really like my 750+rwhp Sapphire/silver GTS. Because of the new laws being passed all over the continent and popularity of speed/light cameras I have installed Bluetooth stereo and Escort SRX built in radar detector.

    Great color and congratulations!

    TEd
     
  5. Venomiss

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    Welcome!

    Come to our April meeting-I'll PM you the time and place if you are interested in meeting with some fellow viper owners.
     
  6. IwannaGTS

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    She already has silver stripes that was a must.The car is stock except for the rear springs. it has approx. 12700 miles .It is Sapphirebobs old ACR.as far as sugestions just any tips on driving and care of car.
     
  7. IwannaGTS

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    That would be great, can't wait to meet everyone.
    Thanks
    John
     
  8. TAILWAG

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    I think everyone has seen you driving it in the last few days... :D Enjoy!! Oh wait, that was stripeless one...yeah-another saphire!!
     
  9. Texas1

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    Congrat's & Welcome...!!!
     
  10. goldcup

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    Crap John we wont have enough room for all the Sapphires!!!!Congrats man you will love the color.
    Welcome and hope to see you and the car soon.Where are you at in KC? Im in Lees Summit.
    I just got to thinking if the police are lookin for a Sapphire coupe I will be able to say it's not me!!!
     
  11. okloneranger

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    Welcome, and I probably don't have to say this but just in case, "respect the torque." I'm curious about the rear springs. Having an ACR myself, I know that a stock Gen.2 ACR has the "most abrupt"-or "bouncyest "(however you spell it)ride of all the Vipers. If I recall, the rear springs are about 1100lbs. compared to the normal 700lbs. or so. So, what kind of switch was made? :dunno:
     
  12. RTTTTed

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    Joe Christopherson, VWiper (Wash) also has a Sapphire ACR with silver stripes. Mine's a GTS. I have VR1 wheels (look like BBS except polished) on my Sapphire GTS and Eibachs so it looks like an ACR. My 2000 ACR is lowered too much and I'm going to adjust it to the height of my GTS (about 2" clearance from the chin spoiler).

    My suggestion as 'care' of the car is to change out the exhaust system. Sell/scrap the stock Cats at least.

    Since you plan to track the car I suggest that you instal a Roe Racing front fascia scoop kit for better aerodynamics and cooling. If you're not a Do It Yourself kinda guy leave it unless you have cooling problems. There's an Illustrated Upgrades thread on it.

    Join the club and you'll have acess to all the members forums, acess to events and most important you can join us at VOI 11 end of Sept.

    Ted
     
  13. Roy

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    congrats on the beautiful choice, enjoy your car! Be aware, surely in the beginning it can be a bit tricky, but when you get used to it, you'll love it forever!
     
  14. IwannaGTS

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    Thanks for the welcome everybody.I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and checking out your vipers.
     
  15. ZO6 WHO

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    Welcome John, and congrats on the new car!

    The next regional club meeting is next Tuesday night at 7:00pm, at Granite City in Zona Rosa.

    If you have any questions, please give me a call @ 816-225-6060.

    Best regards, Bill C.
    President, VCA-KC
     
  16. IwannaGTS

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    I plan on taking it easy till I get a good feel for the car.The rear springs were replaced with 850lbs springs that are adjustable I believe.
     
  17. IwannaGTS

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    Sapphires are taking over.Actually I'm pretty close to you I'm Raytown and as for the Police we'll have to keep em guessing.
     
  18. goldcup

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    Nice to have a Gen II on my side of town!
     
  19. 2001-V10 Power Nut

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    Move to Florida, you can drive it year round !! We'll except for that cold spells this year!! LOL:D
     
  20. Viper Wizard

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    Congrats John and Welcome! :2tu:
     
  21. Red Mist Viper

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    Congrats. While waiting for your ACR to arrive, perhaps you can change your avatar.
     
  22. Lawrenzo

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    Huge congrats on your new Viper. I enjoyed owning it back in 2008, and I'm sure you will be quite happy with the car. It ran very strong and was in fantastic shape when I sold it to 01SapphireBob. Did the current owner in North Carolina send you all the parts and paperwork we discussed in our PM's?


    Here's a pic of when she was with me!

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  23. Lawrenzo

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    Where are the pictures already:headbang:
     
  24. mike & juli

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    Congratulations! If no one has suggested it yet, private message your VIN# to the moderators (lee00blacksilvergts, kcobean) to UPGRADE yourself to Viper Owner. And, of course, you can join your regional VCA by calling 1-800-998-1110 or at vipermagazine.com. Looking forward to your pix too. ENJOY in safety...as has been said, respect the torque, cold roads, and have GOOD TIRES!
    ~juli
     
  25. Lawrenzo

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    I put PS2's on it less than 2 years ago, so they should still be good and sticky:2tu:
     
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    Excellent~! :2tu:
    ~juli
     
  27. IwannaGTS

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    The tires are still sticky and in good shape the stamp on the sidewall said 08.

    I've upgraded my membership to Venom at vipermag.com last week and sent a pm to lee00blacksilvergts with my vin#. Hopefully I did it right it.

    I have a few pics to post but I'm not sure how.It's been raining here almost everyday since I got the car so I don't have alot of pics yet
     
  28. IwannaGTS

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    Hey I finially got some pics to show, will post more after I get it detailed. thanks for the help Lawrenzo.
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  29. Shanedog

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    Congrats on the purchase...there are tons of Sapphire cars around here now!

    I just picked up my sapphire blue GTS a month or so ago, and I am also in the KC area (Overland Park). I can't wait to see the car one of these days!

    -Derek
     
  30. goldcup

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    Looking forward to meeting you guys,we are going to the Ozarks this weekend if your interested
     

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