I don't slide my foot off it but I engage it quickly. I guess you could say instead of feathering the clutch I feather the gas. It has been a few years but if I recall correctly 3K was where I would start and then go higher or lower depending on conditions. Keep in mind I run stock. Not sure...
I picked up a $400 vacuum for $125 and gauges for $100. I do it myself and I do it right. I vacuum the system for 1 hour before putting just the right amount of refrig in it. Don't count on the shop being as precise.
Everybody is being nice. Yes, your 60 ft times are horrid for drag radials. If you have a 1/8 nearby jump on it and don't leave until you figure it out. I've made as many as 50 1/4 mile passes during a single Vipers only track day.
You might have too much gear also.
Just being honest.
Positive. The only negative is when one or two have tried to down play any preconceived golddigger assumptions.
Naturally everyone appreciates when someone else likes their stuff be it a car, house or whatever. But that's cake. I didn't buy my Vipers to satisfy anyone but me.
I'd do the brake lines. Plenty of vendors with the brake lines - Roe, etc. Personally, I'd pass on steel braided coolant hoses. The only gain is visual, all else is negative IMO. Weight, heat, wear against any other lines or wires possibly resting against them.
CCB rotors are two piece. All that need be done is to build a hat and if offsets are the same for another make all they'll need to do is drill the pattern. For that matter they could sell blanks and let anyone with a rotorary table drill their own pattern. You are correct, the market is small...
It isn't? They have targeted a buyer that has dozens of cars from which to choose, Vettes, Porsche, BMW, Skylines, Mustangs, etc. By doing so they have left the Viper purists with no new cars to choose. I think they have placed themselves into a very, very difficult market. Time will tell.
Not meaning to be condescending Bruce but there isn't a car built that doesn't have a buyer stereotype associated with it and every one of those stereotypes is less than flattering. So if that is any factor in sales it is a factor across the entire industry.