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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    The next installment of Project Viper GTS is live on MotoIQ.com Project Viper: Part 16 – Forgeline VX1-6 Wheels and Michelin Super Sport Tires "Fresh performance tires are crucial for keeping Vipers safe and predictable. We upgrade our Viper with Forgeline’s Monoblock VX1-6 wheels wrapped in...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project Viper: Part 15 – Fixing the Factory Brake Bias "Non-ABS equipped Gen-2 Vipers have terrible brake bias. We install new rear calipers with larger pistons to improve the brake bias and stopping performance of our Viper. We also...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Project Viper: Part 14 – Maintenance: Swaybar Bushings, Ball Joints and Boots "Time takes its toll on rubber. We replace the old and hardened swaybar bushings, ball joints, and boots on our low-mileage 1997 Viper." In the article: -Removing the Balljoints, Swaybar End Links, and Swaybar...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Project VIPER GTS: Part 13 – Lowering the car with KW coilovers "2nd Generation Vipers desperately need to be lowered. We accomplished this with a set of coilovers from KW Suspension. The Viper’s stock suspension is actually quite good. The ride quality is comfortable enough to live with...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project VIPER GTS: Part 12 – Replacing The Fluids "It’s always important to routinely replace the fluids in a car, even if it has low mileage. We went through our 1997 Dodge Viper with less than 10K miles on the odometer to keep it in...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project VIPER GTS: Part 11 – Understanding the Factory Temp Gauge With summer just around the corner, we all see posts with photos of someone's water temp gauge (often within the normal range) asking if their motor is overheating. I...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Thank you, i'm glad to hear that. Unfortunately there are no links as I have not heard from Erik in quite some time. He wasn't in great health the last I knew. I believe there's someone copying these and selling them but I forget the name
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project Viper GTS: Part 10 – EMI Racing toe stiffener This may be a pretty controversial review, but it was unbiased (I had to pay retail for it) and the results from fixing such a massive unknown problem were eye-opening. "The Gen 2...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project Viper GTS: Part 9 – RareFab/Roe Racing Oil Pan Baffle Kit "Due to the high capabilities of the Viper, a huge strain is put on the factory oiling system on road courses and at the strip. This can cause oil starvation and a...
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    New Tires; BF Goodrich Rival S

    Fun fact: The Gen 3 PS2 "C1" tire actually used the "Pilot Sport Cup" compound.
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    1997 Viper GTS Oil Change

    Make sure you get the white Mopar Viper oil filter. http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/3788/Project-Viper-GTS-Part-2--General-Maintenance.aspx
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    Oil change

    Agreed. My car is lowered and I got this jack and 2 stands. https://www.amazon.com/Powerzone-380044-Aluminum-Steel-Garage/dp/B003UM7B98/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1475955525&sr=8-8&keywords=low+profile+jack It will probably pay for itself in 2-3 oil changes. The filter and drain plug is easy to...
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    Stock thermostat temp on 97 GTS?

    Here's a good read (Page 4 is the start of the cooling system info): http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/3788/Project-Viper-GTS-Part-2--General-Maintenance.aspx Lots of info on the stock radiator fan...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up: Project VIPER GTS: Part 8 – Bob’s Air-Oil Separator "All cars create blow-by and positive crank case pressure which forces oil and vapors into the engine’s intake to be burned off for reduced emissions. This problem is worse on forced...
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    The wait is over for the next installment covering the heat shielding: Project VIPER GTS: Part 7 – HeatShield Products "From coolant to cabin temperatures, Vipers are notoriously hot due to having one of the largest engines ever stuffed inside a sportscar. To combat this problem we turn to...
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    Wheel/tire question

    Looks like CCW "classic" wheels and standard gen 3 (18" & 19") Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey Guys, here's the next installment: Project VIPER GTS: Part 6 - Corsa Performance Exhaust and Kooks Green Cats "After some impressive gains from intake work in Part 4, we now turn our attention to the opposite side of the engine to improve the evacuation of exhaust gasses as well as...
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    Poly bushing

    What method did you use to get the old stock bushings out? That's usually the frustrating part. Take any pics?
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    Tires affecting Geometry of Viper?

    Increasing the front OD 0.27" will raise the front ride height 0.13". I would not be concerned about that at all.
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    Best place to install oil temp sensor?

    In the oil pan or pre cooler. You want to know how hot your oil is running, not the cooling ability of your cooler.
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    Air pressure???

    Wider tires allow you to run lower pressures. This isn't your under-tired luxury sedan or SUV, so 40psi is say too high. Stick with 29psi "cold" (ambient temps) and if you track it, don't let them get much higher than 38psi depending on the tire and track
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    MotoIQ.com - Project Viper GTS: Pt 1 - History & Intro

    Hey Guys, here's the next installement: Project Viper GTS: Part 5 – Radiator Fan & Wiring Upgrade "The Viper is a “racecar for the street” in more ways than one; and like a racecar, it does not like to sit in stop and go traffic and can run hot and overheat without proper airflow on a hot...
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    Fan Speed Relay: Always HI w/Trick Yellow "Jumper" Relay (trips P1489)

    You can just take a 3" wire with 2 male spade connectors on it to replace the fan speed relay to do that. Pretty easy but 'backyard engineering'.
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    Headers and Exhaust. Worth it???

    I'd probably stay away from their ceramics and go with their stainless, my friends truck had them and they fell apart within 2 years. I went with Looks Green Cats (Gesi) stainless which are expensive but some of the best HFC on the market. No odor difference from stock and 49-state legal.
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