i have not done a viper yet, but i have done every single vehicle i owned, as well as many locals/chicago area, etc. it started out as a side hobby, and kinda turned into part of my "salary" lol
Did you miss the pics of the green viper up on top of this thread? Someone opened up these headlights and installed the green halos in the headlights already. I am very cautious because if someone messes up, it will be a very expensive mistake due to replacement lenses not being available for viper. Lenses are very easy to crack when you pry them out, meltdowns happen too and resealing the lights afterwards is another matter as well.There is already a kit out for the halos, but I think this is a case-by-case kinda thing... Retrofitting something into the fogs or changing out the bulb/ballast setup for a different look is a lot less dramatic than putting in an LED strip or something in a Viper headlamp. That being said, I'm interested in seeing what you come up with!
Right now, I am putting in 6k LED lights into my fogs, swapping out my low beams with a 6k McCulloch HID kit, and then, pending the back ordering, putting in some 6k/amber V3 Switchbacks into my front turn signals, but I have yet to see anyone actually do a LED strip or halos on a Viper.
If you are serious about it, getting a used one, even if it is messed up somehow, practicing on one may be a good way. I personally would be more interested in halo rings and getting rid off or tinting that hideous amber corner piece but this is just me... I agree that LED strips are more like acquired taste, I do not care for them myself, including those in the new Viper and Corvette. If I was doing mine, I would be going with full CF on the inside, clear or tinted markers and halo rings, this would be it^precisely, not to mention that they need to be perfectly resealed afterwards.
As far as led strips, i think most of them look cheap, and incorrect on majority of platforms out there, but if done correctly can look very oem-esque, which is what im aiming for.