*** It Is Tough Out There!***

GTS-R 001

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It is time to remember to help support those that you want to be there to support you when you need them...namely Dan Cragin @ DC PERFormance 1-310-841-6996 and Jon B @ PArtsrack 360-837-3937

If you have been putting off doing the big, the small, the simple service or the upgrade.

HElp support the vendors that really have made a difference in the past and we NEED to make a difference for our collective futures.:drive:
 
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Thanks for this great message :usa:

I know I speak for DC and I'm sure Jon @ Partsrack feels the same, but we're so honored to be able to serve such a fantastic community of enthusiasts :2tu:

In tough economic times, communities will need to make the effort to keep the companies around that they want to have around once the dust has settled... and not just here in the Viper world. If you have a favorite local restaurant, consider going in there and telling your friends about it even if it's a couple dollars more than one of the larger chain restaurants.

/rant.

Thanks again :headbang:
 

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I work in a Honda/Yamaha/Kawasaki dealership in Maryland, and things are tough. I've worked here for almost 15 years and have never seen it this way. Now we can point the blame at this person or that and it doesn't change the fact that no president, politician or program is gonna get us out of this. It's gonna be the grit, determination and perserverance of the American people. Like DC performance says it's the small things that are gonna make the difference now. I can't speak personally for DC performance, from what I hear they are great, but I can say that dealing with Jon at Parts Rack has been second to none. Customer service goes along way in my book and his site is the first place I go if I'm looking for a part for my car. He has always been patient with me on the phone and has given me great advice.
 

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I'll be ordering a set of wheels from brandon hopefully tomorrow. With the tough economic times he was nice enough to give me a big break. Unlike
Dick2Autosports who literally told me to F off and that he refuses to pricematch because he only does business when me makes large profits.
 
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I'll be ordering a set of wheels from brandon hopefully tomorrow. With the tough economic times he was nice enough to give me a big break. Unlike
Dick2Autosports who literally told me to F off and that he refuses to pricematch because he only does business when me makes large profits.


:rolaugh: What did you expect after I gave you a price like I did :****:

In the short time that I've been active here on the Viper forums, I've really been floored by how tightly-knit the community is and how well everyone takes care of each other! I think that is a major reason that we'll be around for a long while and you'll continue to see the Viper produced by whoever is lucky enough to take over production (crosses fingers).
 

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I agree totally with this thread... We are going through the worst economic contraction in most peoples lives. My company in 2006 had 123 150+million projects going on in New York state alone... Today we have 1....
Everyone has had to tighten there belts. But the money I do spend is with those that have time and time again served me with the respct as a customer I deserve....;)
 

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I was in the Defense/Aerospace world back in the early '90s and it was bad when that fell apart. Same thing with the dot-com implosion ten years later. Now, another ten years later, we're going through a global economic implosion and it's scary to say the least. Let's just hope we're at a bottom and this is recoverable... If not, well at least I'm going down fighting (and with a new Viper).
 

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Good post, Theres lots of small mods I want to do on my car :)

But as you say, funds are tight at the moment, I have been giving some of my funds to our Troops recently, they too have been having a rough time overseas.

However, I plan to come over to the US this summer and will be shopping for some more Viper spares :2tu: Guess Ide better bring a large bag :D Anybody know how to get 4 pilot sport 2s into a suite case :D
 
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Good post, Theres lots of small mods I want to do on my car :)

But as you say, funds are tight at the moment, I have been giving some of my funds to our Troops recently, they too have been having a rough time overseas.

However, I plan to come over to the US this summer and will be shopping for some more Viper spares :2tu: Guess Ide better bring a large bag :D Anybody know how to get 4 pilot sport 2s into a suite case :D

If you are going to be in Los Angeles area, definitely let me know so I can make sure to show you around the shop!
 

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I'm happy to report that after 9 months searching for employment I finally found it here in California. I'm in Mojave now working for an aerospace company (at a third of what I was making). All my household goods are in South Carolina so in the comming months I will be moving my stuff here to set up house. I'm bringing my 96 Hennessey Venom 600 with me.

I needs a a dyno tune. Apparently you're set up for that. It has SC plates and no cats. Is that going to be a problem for you? I hear stinkin' california laws are such that you won't be able to tune my Viper because it has no cats. Is that correct? I have a home in SC and I plan on keeping it registered there so I don't know if this is an issue.
 

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:2tu:Dan and his DC crew do a great job. I want to thank him for his support and bringing 15 cars to our Buttonwillow NARRA event. Thanks Dan! You helped make it a success.
 

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DC Performance works on a wide range of Vipers.

From stock needing a safety check, to full on racing Vipers they have done them all.

Spend a bit of time discussing with them your special requirements. You will not only get a first class job, but you will completely understand their reasoning for suggestion the proper way to structure the job.

They have an in-house dyno, and one of the most experienced teams around...nice guys too.
 

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I'm happy to report that after 9 months searching for employment I finally found it here in California. I'm in Mojave now working for an aerospace company (at a third of what I was making). All my household goods are in South Carolina so in the comming months I will be moving my stuff here to set up house. I'm bringing my 96 Hennessey Venom 600 with me.

I needs a a dyno tune. Apparently you're set up for that. It has SC plates and no cats. Is that going to be a problem for you? I hear stinkin' california laws are such that you won't be able to tune my Viper because it has no cats. Is that correct? I have a home in SC and I plan on keeping it registered there so I don't know if this is an issue.

Technically the state of California requires you to register your vehicle and get a cal state drivers license within a couple of weeks of changing residency.

There are ways to pass smog with out cats, but you may well be served to install some cats with your tune you have now , get smogged and legal and then go back and get a real tune with or without the cats
 
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DC Performance works on a wide range of Vipers.

From stock needing a safety check, to full on racing Vipers they have done them all.

Spend a bit of time discussing with them your special requirements. You will not only get a first class job, but you will completely understand their reasoning for suggestion the proper way to structure the job.

They have an in-house dyno, and one of the most experienced teams around...nice guys too.

Thanks for the stellar review! And by the way, we now have 2 in-house dynos ;)

And no, you don't even need a license plate for us to tune your car :drive: We have a couple Hennessey cars in the shop right now and definitely have the experience and ability to take care of any and every one of your needs and wants :headbang:

Feel free to email, PM, or AIM me and I'll make sure you're all set up.
 

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Anxiously awaiting a call from DCP that my new Mopar controller and 6-pt belts have arrived and are ready for installation. Currently running Torco in my tank for the upgrade/dyno :) DCP has installed my Bellanger exhaust and my Penske coils/shocks, and so far, I've been very pleased with their service. Good turnaround, and unlike other (Ford, Chevy) shops I deal with for my other toys, they are very interested in understanding your needs and are knowledgeable of the available mods. Looking forward to a Gen-IV intake upgrade from them in my future mods.
 

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GTS-R 001

I've got an aftermarket cam with lots of overlap. There's no way it will pass smog in kalifornia even with cats.

I'll never allow it to be registered here in Kalif. I just won't stand for their meddling with my vehicle.

My attitude is they can go to **** before I comply with their bull**** smog laws. Do we live in a free country or not? I'll keep my Viper in storage in South Carolina rather than comply with kalifornias **** hole smog laws.

So look at it this way, I'm a visitor here in Kalif, I don't plan on staying long. All I want is to get my vehicle performance tuned.

Why can't that happen?
 

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OOPS, A timing difference in previous posts.

OK, I got it guys.

Brandon
Be seeing you in a few months.
 

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Talk to Dan about your car and emissions, you'll be surprised. Performance and reduced emissions are not mutually exclusive.
 

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In the Winter 2009 issue of VCA Notes, there is a GREAT article written and submitted by JonB called "Viper Town". I thought it was a very well written article which really resonates GTS-R 001's original post.
We all need to keep that in mind and support those that truly make a difference in our ownership experience. We are very lucky to have some very good vendors that support the VCA by not only offering great services and products, but are continually donating items, sponsoring events and supporting the clubs at the local level.
 

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In the Winter 2009 issue of VCA Notes, there is a GREAT article written and submitted by JonB called "Viper Town". I thought it was a very well written article which really resonates GTS-R 001's original post.
We all need to keep that in mind and support those that truly make a difference in our ownership experience. We are very lucky to have some very good vendors that support the VCA by not only offering great services and products, but are continually donating items, sponsoring events and supporting the clubs at the local level.


Well said! :2tu:
 

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In the Winter 2009 issue of VCA Notes, there is a GREAT article written and submitted by JonB called "Viper Town". I thought it was a very well written article which really resonates GTS-R 001's original post.
We all need to keep that in mind and support those that truly make a difference in our ownership experience. We are very lucky to have some very good vendors that support the VCA by not only offering great services and products, but are continually donating items, sponsoring events and supporting the clubs at the local level.

THANK YOU for reading and acknowledging "Viper Town"

I have written dozens of stories and articles for Viper Quarterly / Viper Magazine, including the inaugural issue. I have been fortunate to have a column in VCA Notes, every issue but 1 (bumped.) Those of us "submitters" (vs "Writers" like Maurice Liang) like to think we provide a service or at least some amusement. Maybe both.

But NO article came straight from the heart anywhere near as much as VIPER TOWN. Im glad you liked it!
 

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I've got an aftermarket cam with lots of overlap. There's no way it will pass smog in kalifornia even with cats.

I'll never allow it to be registered here in Kalif. I just won't stand for their meddling with my vehicle.

My attitude is they can go to **** before I comply with their bull**** smog laws. Do we live in a free country or not? I'll keep my Viper in storage in South Carolina rather than comply with kalifornias **** hole smog laws.

So look at it this way, I'm a visitor here in Kalif, I don't plan on staying long. All I want is to get my vehicle performance tuned.

Why can't that happen?


I feel the exact same way. Had a couple of job opportunities in Kali. Not for me! You can't drag me back to that FU'p state to live. I'll go vist, but ain't livin there. Too many nosy idiots and treee huggin, global warming believing libs .....................:mad:
 

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