Are you interested in a viper meet up in the area or do you know of one currently? I’ve driven mine to Dallas for a couple of meet ups and they have awesome turn outs. 30+ vipers. Makes for a fun afternoon. They usually end it at Topgolf or something like that.Matt
That's very interesting. I remember back when I first moved to the Houston area I needed to align my Ram 3500, this was before I got back into automotive, and Axle and Wheel was one of the suggestions. The diesel community spoke highly of your shop so congrats on maintaining a good reputation that's certainly not easy.
Just in general in regards to anyone asking about repairs/maintenance I would say working on these isn't generally difficult at all. It's low so certain jacks won't be usable and it can be a real pain in the back being bent over the engine bay. On a gen 3/4 I personally find working over the large fenders/ front core support area to be tiresome. I'd definitely get some fender covers, old blankets, ect. Lots of threads out there have shown the general maintenance processes really well so there's plenty of help out there for that. Since these are an old pushrod design and free of vvt up until gen4-5 they are basic in engine operation. Not a lot going on network/electrical wise either especially compared to anything newer. Now if you wanted a Service Manual the only way to get a decent one is finding them used or a cd copy someone has made. I believe starting in geniv they went completely digital with no official print versions out there as well. I personally don't know of any aftermarket manuals in print either but I may be mistaken. Some sites offer downloads for a fee but I don't know how good those truly are. I've done a basic look at the Mitchell one through work and I wasn't terribly impressed. For a DIY situation I think the Mitchell online manual is ~$20 and would be better than nothing