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Just picked up a Viper (pics included)

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by Vipes, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Vipes

    Vipes Enthusiast

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    Hello all! I just recently picked up an 06' Coupe off ebay with 10k miles and a clean carfax. The car ended up being in perfect condition and exactly what I wanted. I really enjoy driving the viper, it's 100% stock down to the original run flat tires. The Michelin tires are the weak link though and don't hook up in 1st or 2nd gear as I'm sure you all already know. I plan on going with Nitto Invo tires along with a fresh set of CCW's. The only question I have for now is where do I buy 3.55 gears at? Overall, I find the car to be amazing and a blast to drive. I've had a fairly fast car for about 10 years (800+ hp) before the viper but have never experienced so much torque so low in the power band before and I'm still getting use to it. :)


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  2. pdub

    pdub Viper Owner

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    Beautiful.....definitely switch out the tires!
     
  3. Allvenom

    Allvenom Viper Owner

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    Nice car !!!!! Congrats !!!!
     
  4. InjectTheVenom

    InjectTheVenom VCA Associate Member

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    Looks hot, enjoy in good health!
     
  5. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member VCA Member

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    What a beauty...hope you can make the C & C at 96th and Meridian sometime soon...maybe this Saturday??
     
  6. CEJ

    CEJ Viper Owner

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    Looks showroom fresh! Congratulations on a great find!
     
  7. NO HEMI

    NO HEMI Viper Owner

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    Beautiful
    Car, congrats, now enjoy!!!!
     
  8. DStJohn

    DStJohn Viper Owner

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    Beautiful car! I got my 06 in June. I love it! Have fun and stay aware, she'll bite ya!
     
  9. Vipes

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    Thanks for the kinds words all! Steve, I just got my exhaust in and plan on installing it Friday night so if I finish at a decent hour and wake up in time I will stop by.
     
  10. Steve-Indy

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    Hope you can make it. If you need anything, drop an e-mail... or call me, please.
     
  11. SERPNT

    SERPNT Viper Owner

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    Congrats on such a beautiful snake. I have the exact same year and color. Get compliments on it constantly.
     
  12. Turbolag

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    Wow !!

    Congrats on the car man !! Its beautiful.
     
  13. Ricketts

    Ricketts Viper Owner

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    Beautiful coupe, Congrats!
     
  14. 04 SRT10

    04 SRT10 Viper Owner

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    Nice car. Great price too!
     
  15. rvansnick

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    Congrats on the new car. I have the exact same car and have had it for 3 years now, mine had 3200 miles when I got her and now has 5800 miles. I love the car and puts a big smile on my face everytime i drive it. This year I put new Michelin PS2 on it and wow what a difference from the runcraps. I could not believe a set of tires could make that much difference in a car. A friend of mine had Nitto's and there was little difference from the runcraps but i bought Michelins through the VPA (Great Deal) and wow what a difference. Enjoy your new ride and treat her with respect.
     
  16. Synergy

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    Congrats! New tires are a must! I may be selling my Viper... If you'd like to swap wheel/tires let me know! I have factory 5 spoke wheels painted black with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Your set plus cash for mine.
     
  17. dxbtune

    dxbtune Viper Owner

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    Very nice, very clean.
     
  18. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Viper Owner

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    Go to PartsRack and see a comparo on PS2s versus Super Sports. The Super Sports are harder compound (they last longer) but still hold up very well on the track. I just bought a new set from JonB last week.
     
  19. Free2go

    Free2go Viper Owner

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    CCW was a pleasure to deal with. I got the wheels with the tires mounted in a package deal from them. I had PS2's, but I can tell you now that the Super Sports hook up better. Congratulations!
     
  20. Oilman1934

    Oilman1934 Viper Owner

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    If your gonna sell the five spokes please pm me thanks
     
  21. Voice of Reason

    Voice of Reason Viper Owner

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    A word of caution on the CCWs. They look great, but being polished aluminum they are also the hardest rims to keep clean that I've ever owned. On a fair weather car like a Viper that's easier to handle than how I put them on my DD.
     
  22. Vipes

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    Thx. John ended up talking me out of the invo's and I went with the super sports, great steet tire by the way. Yes the ccw's do require work to keep them shiny. I had the same set on my supra but in 18s. I treat them as I do a painted surface when I wash the car, then dry as to not leave water marks. I hit them with aluminum polish every once and a while. They are more work vs a chrome dipped rim but worth it in my opinion because you don't have to worry about the chrome or wheel paint flaking or chipping. I also rashed one of them on the supra and ended up buffing it out myself to where it looked like new, not something possible with chrome on your own. I don't daily drive the viper so the maintenance is very easy so far.
     
  23. Nine Ball

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    Here is a tip on those polished wheels. Whenever you wash and dry them off, hit them with a quick layer of automotive wax on a microfiber cloth. Every time you wash them. This will form a simple protective layer on them to keep water from beading up on them, and prevent the natural oxidation of aluminum (dulling) in air. Then you'll never have to polish them.

    I'd pull that silver "DODGE" emblem off the bumper. Stands out too much. The rear emblems are supposed to be body color.
     
  24. AZTVR

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    Just an FYI to other readers, CCW will arrange for powder coat finishes (At least they offered that when I bought mine a few years ago.)
     

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