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Long distance driving

Discussion in 'Canada: Ontario' started by rukcus, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. rukcus

    rukcus Viper Owner

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    Would you drive your viper 2500 km to florida? My concern is blowing a tire and the availability of the tires is scarce. Opinions?
     
  2. ElevatortecGTS

    ElevatortecGTS Viper Owner

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    tire rack for tires...its the non cruise issue..too....even any break down could side line you.. our local dealers ZIPPO on parts if motor related.. just get CAA and all will be good
     
  3. Allan

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    Valid concern, as tire dealers and repair shops won't stock a 345/30-19. Just be real careful.
     
  4. Garron

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    How old are the tires? PS1 or PS2?
    I would have no problem with installing an outside plug as a temporary fix as you are not stuck on the side of the road. We had two cars with kits going down to VOI.
     
  5. SSGSNAKE

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    No problem drive and have a blast
     
  6. rukcus

    rukcus Viper Owner

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    I like the Plug idea. I already have 3 of them at least in one tire :smirk: Ill put a new set of tires on and bring a plug kit.
     
  7. Bonkers

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    I worried about that too with VOI, then it occured to me - a 5000km
    round trip would essentially be the distance between an oil change.
    What are the chances anything mechnical going wrong during this
    particular oil change vs any other.

    But if you are really worried, the other thing you could do as
    insurance would be to to make some contacts enroute - I (for
    example) have a set of old tires not doing anything, I have no
    doubt you'll pass by 20+ other owners with parts laying
    around who would be happy to lend a spare part for a week
    or two. Also there is probably a hundred trailers along the
    way too if you have something more significant happen.

    You'll be fine. Headaches happen regardless of what you
    drive, but I would love to see how much support the the
    MDX Club of American has to offer in central TN... :)
     
  8. vpr hlr

    vpr hlr Viper Owner

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    Did the trip from Ottawa to Naples. No problems or issues with the car. Had a blast in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia on the I 81. Nothing but thumbs up from other drivers.
     
  9. happy56

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    Drove back and forth from Indy to Charlotte, lots of fun. Will do long trip again. Wife even learned how to pack less.
     
  10. Garron

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    My only issue with the drive from Charlotte NC to Ontario Canada was dealing with the emotional strain of driving a dirty viper.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. rukcus

    rukcus Viper Owner

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    Not that this is one of those relevant questions but how many times did you fill up :rolaugh:
     
  12. Chelseasnake

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    every time it was low on gas
     
  13. Garron

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    Twice, "IF" you are able to stay in sixth it will be the best vehicle on gas you will ever have
     
  14. vpr hlr

    vpr hlr Viper Owner

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    In sixth gear we were averaging around 25 mpg. Now when we hit the nice winding roads, we were at 20 mpg. Overall we had filled up 5 times , with some spirited driving.
     
  15. happy56

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    We averaged over 21 going and coming
     
  16. JAY

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    The Best Part of the Viper is "It's a Hybrid!!!"

    It Burns Both Gas and Rubber..........lol ! ;) :lmao:
     
  17. VIPPY2

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    We drove our new Hennessey 650R Venom Coupe from Dallas Texas all the way back to Vancouver Island, via Palm Springs; had an absolute blast, you can do 100 MPH in Texas without any tickets!! The Viper loves 6th gear and the gas consumption really drops.

    I even had to drive thru a snow storm in Washington State to get home, that was pretty nerve wracking, but the car didn't miss a beat, the Highway Patrol couldn't believe his eyes, totally amazed and very pleasantly surprised at the peformance.

    I would not hesiate to go again; and yes you must pack light.

    Cheers,

    Happy Vipering :headbang:

    Hennessey Lake Chelan TH June 2011.jpg
     
  18. Mamba52

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    Come on down the weather is great for your Viper. Hell I'll be heading your way this summer.
     

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