My first Viper! She's finally here! 97' GTS

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by PJSid, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. PJSid

    PJSid Enthusiast

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    I have dreamed about owning a Viper for years, specifically a Gen 2. My dream came true. She got delivered to me this week. I am so thrilled to take her for her first ride when the weather finally breaks here in NH. Looking forward to learning a ton from everyone on here. IMG_20190206_073654.jpg IMG_20190206_075657.jpg IMG_20190206_080007.jpg
     
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  2. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member - Great Lakes

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    Congrats....great color combo. Take you time getting to know your new Beast !!
     
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    steve e Viper Owner

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    That car is AWESOME
     
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  4. sinestr

    sinestr Viper Owner

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    Great color and with the optional silver stripe to boot. Good luck with your new baby.
     
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  5. charlesj

    charlesj Viper Owner

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    Congratulations! I remember that feeling. Respect her and she will be an excellent car. And remember, Vipers don't have the electronic safety nets found in most cars today. The horsepower and torque is super-fun but the car can easily break loose if pushed.

    On that note, check the manufacturer date on your tires. They may look brand new but a lot of Vipers are barely driven. Tires are one of those items that breakdown over time. I remember when I got my Viper the tires looked good but they were super old which is not safe. You want sticky rubbers not old hard rubbers. LOL.
     
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    Skolnick89 VCA Member - Northeast

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    You will be in heaven. Mine 98 same colors
     
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    Skolnick89 VCA Member - Northeast

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    Forgot

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  8. charlesj

    charlesj Viper Owner

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    Sweet! I see you also have the autoform wing but you don't have the additional stabilizing hardware installed. My hardware was all rusted when I got it and it also makes closing and opening the hatch difficult so I debated on just removing it. After thinking about it though, I was afraid that it was needed to stabilize the wing so I had the hardware sanded and repainted. How is your car without it? Does the wing sway much at speed?

     

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