New Viper owner

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by lane_viper, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    So... first time Viper owner. Picked up a 96 GTS this past weekend in Virginia Beach VA. Car was a 1 owner clean carfax example with a little higher miles at 85K. Almost 700 miles home was a first time introduction to the new ride.

    Car is not perfect, but it's perfect for me as I am not afraid to do a little wrenching. Seems to be mechanically solid, but it has some of the viper annoyances that I'm reading about.

    Been dreaming of a Viper since before I could drive, and having one now is a dream come true.

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    Already fixed the center caps as I couldn't stand them. My daily is a C5Z
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  2. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Very nice!!!!
     
  3. GTSnake

    GTSnake Viper Owner

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    Looks very clean. Welcome to the club.
     
  4. Bonkers

    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    Still classic! Welcome to the club!
     
  5. Burt G

    Burt G Enthusiast

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    Congrats! Interestingly, I too own the same exact combo "96 GTS & C5Z06 :beer:
     
  6. wolowski

    wolowski Enthusiast

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    Congrats, I just got my '96 GTS a few weeks ago.
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Nice looking garage! :) Welcome to ViperClub. Any major plans with it, or just fixing the little things you aren't liking so far?
     
  8. fildrill

    fildrill Enthusiast

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    Hi Lane, congrats on the Viper (you should have bought mine!!!). Get used to a lot of people rubber necking!! Also, enjoy wrenching on it; as I have with mine. Think you still have my contact, so don't hesitate if you have any questions, as I know mine pretty much inside and out.
    See ya, Phil from Charlotte
     
  9. ViperJohn

    ViperJohn VCA Member - Northeast

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    The B/W Viper and Red Corvette pair nicely together. Enjoy!
     
  10. c6matt

    c6matt Enthusiast

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    Is yours a 2003 like his?
     
  11. Burt G

    Burt G Enthusiast

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    2001 Z06 Millenium Yellow
     
  12. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    Thanks Phil for the offer, I will prob take you up on in at some point. Any luck with selling your yet. It looks like a really sweet example!
     
  13. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    Just going to fix it up for now. Lots of little things. Under the front bumper is scratched up pretty bad, so I'm going to fix that. The Valve covers have lost almost all of their red paint, so going to paint them too. Going to do tranny fluid, coolant, and diff fluid changes too.

    Between that, and the clutch replacement on the Z06, I'll be pretty busy.

    Thanks.
     

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