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What I have learned since owning a Viper

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by Jmch, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Jmch

    Jmch Viper Owner

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    Having now owned a Viper for nearly a whole month I felt obligated to share some interesting observations. (Strictly amusement purposes only)

    from what i can figure approximately 83 percent of the general population has a friend and/or relative with a 500+ hp vehicle of some sort .. . which leads me to the question.. where are said vehicles ? there's gotta be at least 643 of em' in my small town alone...

    no matter how many times I "check" my left knee is still about an inch or two wider than the gap between my steering wheel and door panel.

    6'3" is the cutoff height between cool and doofus in a Viper. (except for you Mr tall guy reading this that could be offended. you still look good in it) I am 6'6.. sooo... yeeeah

    Viper brakes still grab very well in the rain. Michelin Pilots on the other hand... not so much

    more people are concerned about the headlight aiming bubble levels than I ever would have expected.

    "They" were right... it does get kinda warm in here.

    I'm glad I'm a tech cuz all you that have to pay for labor... ouch.. I'd be more than happy to help with minor things on any Viper in southwest Michigan area for those that are interested. I wont be installing turbo's or nitrous or pretending to be Mr. Hennessy but normal maintenance and some diag are a piece of cake.

    Lastly this VCA crowd seems genuinely positive and willing to help each other in every forum I have read. I'm glad to be a member.

    J
     
  2. Lespauldude

    Lespauldude Viper Owner

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    Well said!! From one tall Snake owner to another, welcome aboard!!!:drive:
     
  3. v10enomous

    v10enomous Enthusiast

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    Just tell them it's a Frikin Laser Beam !

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  4. Fatboy 18

    Fatboy 18 Enthusiast

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    Great post, made me smile :D im a 6ft 2" Guy, I installed the Northwind seat lowering kit and it works for me just fine :)

    Very true about the Headlamp levels, I tell people there for adjusting Suspension ride height on track days :D

    Get rid of your stock cats and go Hi Flow or No Cats, makes it much better inside the car ;)


    "from what i can figure approximately 83 percent of the general population has a friend and/or relative with a 500+ hp vehicle of some sort .. . which leads me to the question.. where are said vehicles ? there's gotta be at least 643 of em' in my small town alone..." That's funny :D I get the same comments :D


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  5. Oilman1934

    Oilman1934 Enthusiast

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    Great post I can relate I have mine for two months and I'm really starting to look cool gettin in and out not like I have m.s. anymore!
     
  6. Y2K10 SRT#39

    Y2K10 SRT#39 Enthusiast

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    I'm 6'6" so I can understand what you are talking about. Seat lowering kit is in your future....FOR SURE!

    PBR
     
  7. eucharistos

    eucharistos Enthusiast

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    fine post and generous offer Jmch,

    :drive:
     
  8. slysnake

    slysnake Enthusiast

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    Hahahahahaha.... that's for sure!

    If you have a roadster just look over the windshield. I'm only 6' 2" but the best mod I ever made was to remove the dead pedal. After that I didn't need the seat lowering kit, but you probably do.
     
  9. Brent

    Brent Viper Owner

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    Wow 6'6", I'm only 6'2" and felt like a doofus so one of the first things I did was lower the seat 2". It improved leg room as well.

    Funny you say that, I've been asked a few times what the headlight bubble level things are.

    Congrats on being a new Viper owner J, I got mine earlier this year.
     
  10. vpower01

    vpower01 Viper Owner

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    Ya most guys tell me they have a friend with 600 to 800 hp and im always surprised...not.
    too many my friends friends buddy has. :crazy2:

    v10enomous That cracked me up!
     

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