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    Hi Everyone,

    I am the proud new owner of a 1996 GTS. Second owner, 9300 miles, babied by first owner, no rain,all stock, original tires, immaculate. This car is a beast....WOW is it a slick ride ,thumbs up everywhere, what a joy of a car. I have always been a vette guy and decided to venture out into Mopar territory....boy I waited to long to do that. There is nothing quite like a viper...what a design...what a work of art.
    My question is that my back window/hatch doesn't stay up on it's own...and I realize that the shocks wear down in time...I just wanted to make sure that there was no adjustment/ lock mechanism I maybe missing, as the owners manual does not address this area of the vehicle.
    Thanks and Cheers to all who know the experience called the VIPER.,
    Last edited by piper1112; 05-22-2009 at 08:16 PM.

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    congrats, lets get that enthusiast changed to Vemon Member &&&&&&&&&&&


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    Where in Canada? Which GTS?

    Stock or modified? Glad you're finally getting the benefits we've been enjoying for awhile. What plans have you got with it? car shows? Some High Performance Driving Instructions? Enjoy and welcome!

    If your hatch won't stay up it's time for new gas struts. Cheap fix.

    Like most members here I'll suggest HP Driving Experiences to better learn your new beast. You don't really get to experince the joy of driving a Viper, because you can only use about 10% of it's potential on the streets. The instructors also help you learn to drive safer, faster and much better than before.

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by piper1112 View Post
    '96 GTS : original tires


    Run out and buy new tires !!!! There are too many posts around here of both new and experienced owners wrecking their Viper due to lack of traction ! Our supporting vendors can get you the best price and get you the tires very quickly !

    read this thread:
    http://forums.viperclub.org/tire-whe...canadians.html

    Not sure if the typical Viper Club member discount applies to tires though.
    Last edited by AZTVR; 05-23-2009 at 01:35 PM.

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    Welcome!
    http://forums.viperclub.org/new-prod...endor-reviews/

    This area has listings for all vendors & suppliers with reviews and contact information for you.
    You can also go to search and plug in hatch for GTS and comes up with pages of hits for ideas.

    Here are the VCA websites for Canada:

    Canada: Western
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    Canada: Ontario
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    Canada: Quebec
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    Thank you All

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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the Viper Nation!

    Dont forget to post pics when you can!

    Where in Canada are you?

    Robert

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    Located in Ontario, Canada
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    Congrats, very nice GTS.

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    Welcome to the Ontario group from a fellow Ontarian!!

    Look forward to meeting you at somepoint!

    Also, dont forget to PM your VIN to the mods (Leslie, Big N Italian, Y2K5SRT, CitySnake, etc) for them to upgrade you to Viper Owner!

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    Nice Lookin Ride!! Probably one of a very few with those low miles!! Mind if I ask if where you purchased? Us/Canada? Any chance the last 4 Vin digits are 0623? If so I may have some additional info for you. Enjoy yourself and keep it straight!

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    Hi,

    Car was purchased in Ontario, Canada. It was brought into Canada through Chrysler Canada. I bought it off of a older gentleman who owned it for 12 yrs....very,very clean car.
    Last four VIN # 1039
    Does anyone know if/where I could obtain a copy of the window sticker...unfortunately it was not available.

    Cheers Piper

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    For all of the old body styles, they are no longer available.

    Could try contacting the original owner if you can. He may still have it.

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    Hi Robert,

    How do I report my VIN to one of those mentioned?

    Thanks Piper

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    Go into your user control panel, and go to send a message listed on the left side. Then type in one of the above mentioned names and from there it is like an email!

    Hope that helps!

    Robert

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    Thanks....It's been completed.
    Are there any sites that offer copies of window stickers?
    Piper

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    Yes and no. There is, somewhat. If you have a Viper that is less than 7 years old, you can get the Viper Club Of America to reprint it for you, but due to Chrysler's records only going back 7 years, they cannot do it for the older cars as the data has since been deleted.

    So for you, not so much.....

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    Welcome. Nice car.

    Remember blue is WAY faster than yellow and red

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    Congrats on the car! B&Ws are the best looking combo, I may be slightly biased!

    I know you mentioned it has the orig. tires, and if you do one thing to that car (as AZTVTR cautioned) it should be to replace the tires ASAP! Your going to get a lot of folks telling you this, there's good reason behind it.

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    Thanks to all for the kind words

    Is the reason for replacing the tires due to their age, and the possibility that the compound has started to breakdown, with the potential for a tire blowout?

    Piper

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    Not only a blowout, but the fact the tires have no GOOD traction at this point. Will become like driving on ice. You lose control, you crash! End of story! (and Viper) Hopefully you survive!

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    The rubber becomes hard so you loose traction which can become dangerous if you are in an emergency situation or are just driving the car hard. I have only put about 10 kms on mine today but I can feel the difference.

    Stew

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    Congratulations, piper on your '96 GTS...THE epitome of VIPERS everywhere~!
    Yes, private message your VIN# to the moderators who can UPGRADE you to VIPER OWNER (lee00blacksilvergts or kcobean)...then certainly join your regional VCA chapter by calling 1-800-998-1110 or at vipermagazine.com. Original tires on the '96???? DEFINITEly replace them (yes due to age/breakdown...you need 'new rubber' to put down with these BEASTS!).
    Gorgeous car, totally ENJOY! ~juli
    Questions...ask away!

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    Thanks

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    Thanks for the kind words and the warm welcome....much appreciated

    Piper

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    Yes, more Vipers are wrecked due to the back end coming around on accel and old tires will ensure you cannot recover from the slide! Also if you have old tires, you will get more wheel hop on full throttle. Wheel hop means broken halfshafts.I speak from experience.

    Robert

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    Congrats, nice looking car. Just remember B/W are almost as fast as yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by 281cammer View Post
    B/W are almost as fast as yellow


    Well spoken.

    Robert

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    I don't get it....All BLUE ACR told me that blue is way faster than red or yellow.
    Any idea what it would cost me to paint this thing yellow?

    Piper

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    Hi Juli,
    Can you tell me how I can put a picture up under my name like so many people have.
    Thanks Kris
    ps I saw you were online that's why I asked....sorry to bother

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