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Old 12-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #26
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And still outperform almost any car owned by a NASIOC forum member .
I've always loved the 96 Viper GTS in blue and white stripes If one were offered to me, I would take it over a lotttt of cars.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #27
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Those were the best looking Vipers in my opinion. My only beef with them is the super-long gearing (which meant that the car didn't quite perform as the engine specs might make one think) and the interior quality of the car. Some people claim that it is a strength of the car, but as it is presented (cheap-plastic and uninspired design), it isn't.

There is a way of presenting barebones without looking cheap, and I'm not sure that many have figured out how to do that yet.
you're right about the gearing, it's a popular mod to change the Final Drive ratio to 3.33, 3.55, 3.73, etc.
as for the interior, it's definitely the dodge parts bin treatment, http://www.venzanoviper.com/ does some nice custom interior work, checkout their gallery.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #28
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you're right about the gearing, it's a popular mod to change the Final Drive ratio to 3.33, 3.55, 3.73, etc.
as for the interior, it's definitely the dodge parts bin treatment, http://www.venzanoviper.com/ does some nice custom interior work, checkout their gallery.
As far as I can tell, they don't really do too much custom work outside of basically repainting the interior pieces and re-upholstering the seats. I thought it would be a bit more customization that actually upgrades it as opposed to just sprucing it up with color.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #29
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Those were the best looking Vipers in my opinion. My only beef with them is the super-long gearing (which meant that the car didn't quite perform as the engine specs might make one think) and the interior quality of the car. Some people claim that it is a strength of the car, but as it is presented (cheap-plastic and uninspired design), it isn't.

There is a way of presenting barebones without looking cheap, and I'm not sure that many have figured out how to do that yet.
GTS is definitely the best looking car Chrysler/Dodge/MOPAR/whateverotherbrandthatcompanyownedorowns ever.

The gearing definitely doesn't suit many people's needs (ie. roadcourse drivers). But I really enjoyed it, there wasn't a lot of wheel spin in first, rarely any in second, for highway it would net near 30mpg, and when doing pulls against other cars with more power, the gearing would save the Viper and let it sit next to/stay ahead of cars with 50-100whp more, mostly because they would have to shift so often (aerodynamics played a decent part in it too).

Interior. . . we've done this too many times.

The other cool thing that genII cars can do



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Old 12-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #30
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What is going on in that picture???
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #31
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^^exactly...what do you mean by CAN do?
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #32
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that is badass white out! wow!
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #33
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pontiac performance oriented? When? the GTO? even that model couldn't save the brand.

wow, just wow. like the guy said.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #34
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What is going on in that picture???
The hood mat logo shows through the hood when frost sets on the cars. stupid faq that I thought I would share.

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Old 12-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #35
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Pontiac was part of General Motors, not Chrysler.
Damn... how many drinks had I had when I posted....
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:10 PM   #36
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I've been looking for a decent GENII for 3 months now. They are hard to find in good condition, Z06'ss's on the other hand..
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #37
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Damn... how many drinks had I had when I posted....
Just admit it... You were on your first beer when that came out

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #38
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The hood mat logo shows through the hood when frost sets on the cars. stupid faq that I thought I would share.

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LOL, thanks for responding I was killing myself trying to figure out what the big deal was about someone painting a poorly reversed image of the Viper logo on a faded hood

I couldn't tell it was frost. Even after I read your response I was thinking...wait its upside down, then I remembered the hoods on the previous Vipers opened from the rear...brain just isn't working like it used to
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #39
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I've been looking for a decent GENII for 3 months now. They are hard to find in good condition, Z06'ss's on the other hand..
Meh, go '96-'99 GenII GTS or high mileage GENIV. GenIII has the weakest engine and holds value the worst of any Viper.

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LOL, thanks for responding I was killing myself trying to figure out what the big deal was about someone painting a poorly reversed image of the Viper logo on a faded hood

I couldn't tell it was frost. Even after I read your response I was thinking...wait its upside down, then I remembered the hoods on the previous Vipers opened from the rear...brain just isn't working like it used to


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Old 12-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #40
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I've always loved the 96 Viper GTS in blue and white stripes If one were offered to me, I would take it over a lotttt of cars.
That's the exact model my friend has that I drove. Did a bit of a writeup of my experience

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2035166
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:58 PM   #41
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"Chrysler on Tuesday confirmed that the 2013 SRT Viper will hit the market in late 2012 but not as a Dodge.
Why do they have to get all fancy with the name?
Its still a freaking inferior product made by Chrysler/Dodge.
Muahaha!
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:47 PM   #42
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it's not a dodge neon, it's a SRT4!
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:38 PM   #43
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They can call it SRT instead of Dodge. Then they can sell them out of hole in the wall art studios instead of car dealerships. Its got win written all over it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:12 AM   #44
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Meh, go '96-'99 GenII GTS or high mileage GENIV. GenIII has the weakest engine and holds value the worst of any Viper.

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Why I'm looking for a Gen II, as per my post.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #45
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No idea why I thought that was GenIII. Stupid eyes.

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:21 AM   #47
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So....one of the Malaysian factory workers stole some not yet to market hot wheels and is posting them on ebay already?

I will admit, it is pretty cool how companies like hot wheels and whoever makes Forza and such get to see these cars ahead of time to make computer and toy models and release them when the real car is released.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:32 PM   #48
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just like it's not a "dodge" RAM anymore, even though everyone (including the dealers) still refer to it as a dodge truck.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #49
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I've always loved the 96 Viper GTS in blue and white stripes If one were offered to me, I would take it over a lotttt of cars.
anyboy who liked cars and grew up in the 90's HAS to consider the blue/white stripes GTS as one of their all time dream cars.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #50
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anyboy who liked cars and grew up in the 90's HAS to consider the blue/white stripes GTS as one of their all time dream cars.
lol no
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