Returning member, now with Gen5 !

Discussion in 'Generation V Discussions / SRT Coupe, GTS, GTC, AC' started by Flames, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Hey all!

    I was very briefly a member of this community back in 2013 when I had my steel grey 2000 GTS. I sold my old viper to get another Supra, modded it like crazy but I was missing the Viper very much, so I sold the Supra and bit the bullet on a white 2014 GTS!

    Funny thing, here's my last message on this board:

    Well, now I can say I was dead right :) HAHAHA

    I am very happy to own a Gen 5 now, it's like a dream come true! I love the car!
    I picked it up saturday and been driving it a lot since :D

    Specs:
    White GTS
    SRT hood
    Black stripes
    Black wheels
    Carbon front lip
    Carbon rear trunk lip
    Carbon rear panel
    Aluminum Viper door sill
    Interior carbon trims


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    Looking at maybe a set of lowered spring caps, this wheel gap is killing me!
    I was thinking maybe a set of BC coilovers, but the GTS suspension is amazing, not sure how it'd feel about removing this incredible piece of technology.

    Any feedbacks about the lowering caps vs coilovers ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Nice! Love the black strips on white. Looks good!
     
  3. 3whitevipers

    3whitevipers VCA Member - South

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    Welcome back!!! Beautiful car--Dave
     
  4. amilch

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    Congrats on your new gem. Since you had a gen 2 and now gen 5 what are any pros or cons with the gen 5? your feedback will be truly appreciated. thanks
     
  5. SANCHOBA

    SANCHOBA VCA Member - South

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    love it!:)
     

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  6. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Sisters!!!!
     
  7. broomrider

    broomrider VCA Member - Gulf States

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    Welcome back!!!! Your car is beautiful. Did you order her?
     
  8. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Thanks very much everyone!

    I am SO happy with my new car, it's truly an insane ride, already 1500 KM done since April 1st! I'm in love!

    Every aspects I loved about my gen 2 I found them back in my gen 5. I was afraid the new gens would not be as bestial as the old one, but they definitely are! The torque, the sound, the driving feeling everything is there!

    One big difference I can see is the car feel much more stable, more forgiving to drive. I am more in confidence with it and therefore enjoying it even more!

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    I just received my spring caps, this wheel gap is killing me! Next pics are gonna be lowered a bit :)
     
  9. Free2go

    Free2go Viper Owner

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    Gorgeous car bro
     
  10. broomrider

    broomrider VCA Member - Gulf States

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    Stability is one thing I've heard echoed over and over from early Gen owners. I agree it's still one hell of a Beast!
     
  11. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Thanks! :D

    This is actually kind of a funny story; I went to my local Dodge dealer earlier this year and sat down to do the complete order process, here's what I chose for options:

    - White
    - Black Stripes
    - Black Sidewinder Wheels
    - Carbon front lip
    - SRT hood (but wasn't possible)
    - Carbon trunk lip
    - Carbon tail light panel

    The dealer called me back a couple days after telling me that ordering a Dodge Viper at this time was not possible, I was too late, SRT Dodge had already stopped production of the Viper.

    Well **** :)
    So I started lurking on used car sites and I found the one I own right now in Canada - Whinnipeg on Auto Trader, I couldn't be more lucky: Price was fair, low miles (1700 miles) and ALL the options I wanted!

    - White
    - Black Stripes
    - Black Sidewinder Wheels
    - Carbon front lip
    - SRT hood
    - Carbon trunk lip
    - Carbon tail light panel

    Funny thing that someone ordered in 2014 the exact same Viper I wanted today and barely used it, and more importantly was willing to sell it to me hahaha :D
     
  12. AZTVR

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    You must have banked some good carma !


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  13. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Hahahaha! I guess so! :D
     
  14. Chelseasnake

    Chelseasnake Viper Owner

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    where in quebec are you?
     
  15. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    I'm in Montreal!



    Here's another cool rolling shot:

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  16. Chelseasnake

    Chelseasnake Viper Owner

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    dont you just love the cost of plates in quebec each year. around $1,000. what a deal................... not
     
  17. Flames

    Flames Enthusiast

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    Haha yeah it sucks, but it's plated half of the year so 500$ to drive this beast during the summer, im fine with that :p
     
  18. broomrider

    broomrider VCA Member - Gulf States

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    That is really awesome luck. Sounds like fate was on your side. Congratulations. :)
     
  19. denniskgb

    denniskgb Viper Owner

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    Congrats on a new ride
     
  20. Flames

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    Photoshoot time!

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