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  1. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
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    Gentleman -

    Am I crazy ? Keep looking at Vipers ( owned a 2001 RT / 10 fifteen years ago ) - think the '96/'97 classic blue with white racing stripes GTS would be a "keeper" and look great in my garage.

    Found this thread which I actually commented on - LOL

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/dodge-viper-gts.285147

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  3. GTS Bruce

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    Had an ,02 viper gts. After 10 yrs got a 02 575m. Much better car. Miss that viper body style
     
  4. mikesufka

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    Two different worlds - what did you think about the GTS ?

    MDS

    PS: nice rig ( 575 )
     
  5. blkfxstc

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    Good choice for a keeper IMO. Very raw car with no nannies, some parts of the interior are not great. Plan on an exhaust if you want it to sound better.
     
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  6. jferrante

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    Had a 99 ACR, 99 was last year with Forged pistons but that wouldn't stop be from buying a 2000+ GTS again. liked the car but desperately needs a brake upgrade they just didn't feel comforting. Otherwise I enjoyed it but the cabin did get warm even with the exhaust out the rear. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login

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  9. GTS Bruce

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    You definitely want a 2002 or later for ABS. With abs the minuscule piston of the rear calipers was replaced with a larger bore piston. Before 02 the rear brakes were all but useless. This was done to prevent rear lockup. The earlier rear calipers could be bored out and a larger piston fitted making them useful but more prone to get a rear lockup.Car is a tank otherwise and problem free. GTS Bruce
     
  10. Meister

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    I had a 98 for a summer. Loved it. Sold it because I didn't really want red and a buddy made me an offer I could not refuse. Once I get some things (car wise) back in order I'm definitely getting back into a Gen 2 RT/10. I missed out on a silver/tan 98 RT/10 (only 50 made int hat color combo) and have been looking for that one ever since.
     
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  13. docf

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    I am the original owner of a 1997 GTS blue with white strips . The car has only slightly more than 5000 miles on it. I've collected multi cars over the yrs. and this was one of my favorites. I think the car has exceptional collector value as that is the yr. USA won Le Mons for the second time, absolutely gorgeous, and limited production.
     
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  14. mikesufka

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    Gary -

    Are you selling ?

    Either way, would love to see pictures of your stable. Stay healthy.

    MDS
     
  15. Eric R

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    Never owned a Viper but sure think they are one of the all time best looking sports cars ever. Good luck with the hunt!
     
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  16. werewolf

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    Love the car! Love Vipers :) but the latest generation has forged pistons and rods too ...
     
  17. jferrante

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    Love the Gen 5s - will have one at some point
     
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    Can they really be made to sound nice?
     
  20. blkfxstc

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    Gen II with a 708 cam and an aftermarket exhaust sounds awesome
     
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  21. mikesufka

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    What exhaust ? What would that combo give for horsepower if stock was 450 ?

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  22. blkfxstc

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    I ran a full Belanger Exhaust on my Gen II. I think it dyno'ed 420-430 hp at the wheels (from memory).
     
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  23. mikesufka

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  24. blkfxstc

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    You now have me wanting a Gen II GTS again.....
     
  25. docf

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    I'm sorry mike as haven't been on site for awhile. Will have the wife download some pictures of the B/W 97 GTS Viper as soon as she has time.
    Docf (Gary)
     
  26. Thecadster

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    I am about to pull the trigger on an ACR. I can’t it out of my mind. I think it’s an end of era type car. I want to gather up as many of those I can, while I can. Here’s a question for the Viper experts. I’m a big dude...6’6” 255lbs. Will I fit? I am not expecting to be comfortable. I am never comfortable in strict sense of the expression. I just want to make sure I can fit enough to be able to drive it.
     
  27. JTSE30

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    maybe...there are seat lowering kits, but, might be tight still if you have a helmet on...

    https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/25024-Fresh-Meat

    https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/11397-My-buddy-can-t-fit-really

    and this search might help:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Tall+people+fitting+into+a+Viper
     
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