First Viper buying questions

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by xxmetal, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. xxmetal

    xxmetal Enthusiast

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    Howdy all,
    I am in the process of looking for a gen 2 GTS for purchase sometime between late May and early November. I have a couple in mind that are on the market right now, and have a few questions that y'all might be able to help with.

    The main car I am looking at right now is a 1997 GTS with a bunch of upgrades and parts from BTR. The seller says that he has all of the original parts to bring it back to stock as well. It was tracked to my knowledge, and has 22000 miles or so. Doing a VIN check, I see that it has not had the 998 recall completed.

    Should I be worried about the recall? I do not know the extent of the damage that racing could cause without the recall (nor how much racing was done), and I do not know if the recall could be effectively done 17 years after it was released (less knowledgeable staff, etc.). Is there anything in particular that I should look out for with a tracked car? What kinds of questions should I ask the seller before going out to see the car (it is very far away from me).

    Overall, what should I look for/avoid through the process? The main selling point for me is the rare color combination, but I do not want visual appeal to take precedence over mechanical condition.

    Thanks
     
  2. silverviper

    silverviper Enthusiast

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  3. xxmetal

    xxmetal Enthusiast

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    That was the most shameless of plugs. I love it :1up:
     
  4. Dirk Pitt

    Dirk Pitt Enthusiast

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    If it was tracked without the 998 recall I would most definitely have it inspected by someone very knowledgeable in Gen II's, preferably by a certified Viper technician. The 998 recall can still be done by a qualified Viper technician. The challenge may be finding the parts but if Dodge still has them you could get the recall done.
     
  5. drnbn

    drnbn Viper Owner

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    I am ready to sell my Red 2013. If you want a zillion photos, I can email them to you.
    Neal Neuman [email protected]
     
  6. miniguy

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  7. seagaro

    seagaro Viper Owner

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    I have a '96 gen II I'm thinking I may want to sell (wife wants to park her car in garage after 6 years ;). About 18,000 orig miles, all original (as told by long Viper certified mechanic) except K&N air filter. No mods and probably not tracked (per Mechanic). Did regular maintenance as he recommended. Blue and white with Indy Pace Car decals. Understand that only about 100 decal kits were produced. Can send a few photos if you wish. Happy hunting on your Gen II. Just the thought of posting this almost makes me ill. [email protected]
     

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