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what did I buy?

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by Dads Toy, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Dads Toy

    Dads Toy Enthusiast

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    New Viper owner,

    2006 Blue with silver stripes. 16K miles, very clean

    Pictures at this link. I have not figured out how to post a picture yet.

    http://www.rumblebee.org/viewtopic.php?p=542693#542693

    Car has aftermarket exhaust, K&N filters and I think a short throw shifter just basing that on how nice it shifts.

    Can anyone let me know if the wheels are, factory or aftermarket? I really like them but have no idea what they are.
    How can I figure out what gears are in the car?


    Bought it from Gladstone Dodge in KC. previous owner traded for a new 5th gen.

    I am hoping from the pictures that someone may know the car.

    No documentation or even an owners manual.

    I am planning on removing the windshield banner soon.

    Anyways, after 2.5 days, I am loving this car.

    I have been on here for a couple years just reading about my dream car.
     
  2. pdub

    pdub Viper Owner

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    Nice color combination. Wheels are factory, called Sidewinders.
     
  3. AZTVR

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    Beautiful car. The wheels are perfect for that car, IMHO.
     
  4. Allan

    Allan Viper Owner

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    If the gearing is stock, you'll be around 1000rpm on the tach in 6th gear doing 65 / 70ish.

    If the tach is higher at that speed, it's got gears.
     
  5. NO HEMI

    NO HEMI Viper Owner

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    Beautifulm car and Welcome!!!
     
  6. viper k

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    love the sidewinder wheels have them on my 1996 GTS with 1" spacers looks good !
     
  7. REDBLACK

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    At least you have good taste. That banner looks awful. Enjoy your Viper. Agree with others on the wheels. Look great and are the lightest stock wheels.
     
  8. Dads Toy

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    thanks for the replies,

    wow, nice wheels for stock, I have a DODGE banner on my Rumblebee but this one just does not look right on this car.

    Still hoping a KC Viper member knows this car, so maybe I can ask the previous owner what kind of exhaust he put on the car and any other question I can think of. The dealership says it is a 4k exhaust.

    Thanks on the gearing question, I went down the highway with my daughter this morning and was going around 70 and shifted into 6th and the tach dropped to less than 1000rpm, so based on the description I am guessing stock gears.

    again thanks for the responses.
     
  9. dester243

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    Ya, those are one of the better looking stock viper wheels. Congrats. I hope you got a really good deal on it :)
     
  10. TheOldViperMan

    TheOldViperMan Viper Owner

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    Why not just ask Gladstone for the name and contact info of the previous owner.
    Normally they will not share that info before the sale, but now that the sale is complete they may tell you.
    Worth a try?
    BillyC
     
  11. Scott Mannny

    Scott Mannny Viper Owner

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    I know the car Very well. My son was the second owner and did all of the mods. He sold the car to a man in Mo. PM me and I will give you my son's phone number and he can tell you everything you want to know.
     
  12. Snake#36

    Snake#36 Viper Owner

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    Sharp car.....& Welcome!
     
  13. Vipes

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    You bought a nice viper. :)
     
  14. Dads Toy

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    thanks very much. I will get ahold of you this weekend. A little busy right now enjoying the car.

    thanks all. Loving the car.
     
  15. Dads Toy

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    when I drove it home, I realized how spoiled I got in the 2011 challenger, 2007 Vette and other cars.

    I was looking for the hood release button
    the mirrors on the visor
    the MPG calculator, distance to empty
    all of the other things in the info screens on the SRT challenger tells you

    Ride is harsh compared to the challenger!
    where are the seat controls?
    why don't the lights go on automatically?
    where is the inside button for the trunk release?

    then, it hit me. this is kinda like my 68 vette, nice and raw.

    All is good again.

    Now I will admit that I do like the sound of a V8 HEMI or LSx motor with aftermarket exhaust so far over the viper with aftermarket exhaust.

    But I am good with that.

    Every car I bought, I still wanted a viper.

    Now, I don't want another car. check that box
     
  16. St.Char

    St.Char Viper Owner

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    Yep! What he said, I can definitely relate.
     
  17. swexlin

    swexlin Viper Owner

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    I also own an SRT8 Charger 2007. Love that car as well. It, and my 2003 Viper compliment each other nicely. They both are both fantastic driving machines, but in totally different ways. Congrats.
     
  18. Dads Toy

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    OK, sorry for dumb questions.

    does the viper have an aluminum block or iron block? I am thinking aluminum because it warms up fast.

    car runs around the 200 degree level. is there a 160 or 180 thermostat for it? OK for it?
     
  19. Will at RSI

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    The Viper is an aluminum block and 200 degrees is fairly normal. There are options for cooler thermostats. I would suggest a 185.
     
  20. Dads Toy

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    thanks for the response.

    I have a lot to learn.
     
  21. venomous06

    venomous06 Viper Owner

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    Like my dad said that's my old car.... There are a lot of things done to that car that the dealer has no clue about.... It's come up a few times on Ebay and the descriptions were missing a lot...
     
  22. Dads Toy

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    can you fill me in on details. I have been wanting a viper for a long time. the dealership had no owners manual or no papers on anything done to it. waxed it today to get to know the outside. car is in great shape.
     
  23. wes

    wes Viper Owner

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    Looks good, we almost have identical cars, except my wheels are painted.
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  24. venomous06

    venomous06 Viper Owner

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    I just left you a Voicemail
     
  25. Dads Toy

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    nice talking to you today. Looking forward to meeting you this spring. Thanks for the history of the car.
     
  26. Dads Toy

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    hey,

    I really like that color combo.

    just put gas in my car to check the mpg after driving a week to and from work in KC rush hour traffic. 12.4 mpg.

    Woohoo, better than I expected.
     
  27. Torquemonster06

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    Nice to here you finally got your dream car. I love the color combo. Here's ours. IMG_4175.jpg
     
  28. Dads Toy

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    thanks for all the welcomes.

    enjoying the car. already waxed it twice in two weeks.
     

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