To buy Dodge Viper or Chrysler Viper?

crifa10

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hi, I'm a new member, I'm writing from Italy, I would like to buy a Viper GTS 1996-2002 version, I'm looking for some in Europe, some are Dodge branded and have 335kw (450hp) others are Chrysler branded and have 280kw (380hp) But Does the engine have any differences between the 2 brands? Maybe the only difference lies in the eprom but same mechanical components? What actually changes in general between Dodge Viper and Chrysler Viper?

I found cars from the year 2000 for sale, is it true that they have piston problems because they have lightened them and are no forged?
 

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I believe the difference between the two has to do with the exhaust. The Chrysler branded cars had to meet more stringent European pass by noise regulations and had more restrictive exhaust. I'm not sure if the tuning or anything actually changed with them though. So for instance if you were to put aftermarket or US spec exhaust on it, the computer might be able to deal with it just fine. Not 100% sure of that though. They might have had to retune it to deal with the more restrictive exhaust as well.

As for the engine I believe those are the exact same between the two as far as the internal components. As for piston problems, I've never heard of a stock Viper having them. They changed from forged to hypereutectic pistons around that time partially for emissions purposes (they don't expand as much with heat, so they can have a tighter fit to the cylinders), so they are potentially actually better in some ways, but they don't necessarily put up with power adders as well. If you are only ever going to leave it stock or do minor bolt on stuff like intakes, exhausts, and tunes, you'll never have to worry about it. If you want to supercharge or turbo the car then having forged pistons already in it is easier.
 

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Correct .. exhaust out the rear on Chrysler Vipers .. also, those cars has side turn signal lights to meet European requirements ...
 

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If your interested, I know a dealership from in france that has a very very clean 2002 rt/10 in yellow.
 

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wow she is really beautiful! what price does your friend ask?
I would like to find a GTS because aesthetically I like it better than the RT, I am looking for it in Europe (France and Germany) I look at the ads on the internet every day, I would like to spend less than 60k
 
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