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    Most Viper owners prefer the stripes on their vehicle.

    Just wondering what the stripes really mean if they have any meaning at all or are they just for looks.
    What do you prefer?

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    Who said that???

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    I actually prefer my vipers without stripes. Well...thats not completely true. My ACR had stripes. I guess it just depends on the color

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    I like stripes on the coupes I think it makes them look complete..That said Iam not crazy about some stripe/color combos.Remember the first coupes 96, was striped to I think simulate the Shelby Cobras...I think with the verts they can go either way as they seem to look ok with or without stripes.I just love stripes on VIPERS.Kevin

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    Depends on the car. Some looker better with them, some not. What else would the stripes mean other than for aesthetics?

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    Stripeless and happy!!

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    stripes and very happy

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    Just realized the vert I'm getting does not have the stripes down on the bumper. Someone please explain.

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    I'm a prefer without stripes guy. Except a B/W car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoes4x View Post
    Just realized the vert I'm getting does not have the stripes down on the bumper. Someone please explain.

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    They're aftermarket...could be either vinyl or paint. Factory stripes go all the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasontiff View Post
    They're aftermarket...could be either vinyl or paint. Factory stripes go all the way down.
    Thanks for clarifing Jason.

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    Stripes make the coupes look evil, especially the bees.

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    I would say that the vinyl stripes don't affect the value. As shown above and elsewhere, it seems like just as many people would rather not have them as those that want them. To me, they look "right" because the Viper was created as a modern interpretation of the original Shelby Cobra and Daytona Coupe which are usually remembered painted with racing stripes. They look right on a Viper; but look like a poser mod on a Vette. I usually would not like such things; but, I like them on my Viper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoes4x View Post
    Just realized the vert I'm getting does not have the stripes down on the bumper. Someone please explain.

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    It was a half as*ed job

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNG SNKE View Post
    Stripes make the coupes look evil, especially the bees.
    i can only agree .....mine are vinal though so if i change my mind

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    I prefer the coupes with stripes and the verts without.....

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    stripes are for zebras....

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    Of course, the only answer to this is owner preference. I owned my car for almost 3 years without the stripes, then decided to stripe it. I have to say, the car gets FAR more attention now. Before it was just another Silver car on the street until they got close enough to know what it was. Now, people recognize the Viper stripe from a mile away.
    Here it is before and after.




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    A monotone Viper hood looks big and flat. Stripes forever and wherever. Proof is above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgefever View Post
    Of course, the only answer to this is owner preference. I owned my car for almost 3 years without the stripes, then decided to stripe it. I have to say, the car gets FAR more attention now. Before it was just another Silver car on the street until they got close enough to know what it was. Now, people recognize the Viper stripe from a mile away.
    Here it is before and after.



    BIG DIFFERENCE! Looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgefever View Post
    Of course, the only answer to this is owner preference. I owned my car for almost 3 years without the stripes, then decided to stripe it. I have to say, the car gets FAR more attention now. Before it was just another Silver car on the street until they got close enough to know what it was. Now, people recognize the Viper stripe from a mile away.
    Here it is before and after.



    That's cheating, the after pic is much more dramatic looking cause of the backdrop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdscreens View Post
    That's cheating, the after pic is much more dramatic looking cause of the stripes.
    Fixed that for you.

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    I like them both ways depending on the year. The '08's up have a lot going on on the hood and look good either way. Mine coupe is one of 19 built in Viper Very Orange without the stripes and I like that!!!

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    [QUOTE=Bigviper;2745796]i can only agree .....mine are vinal though so if i change my mind
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    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigviper View Post
    i can only agree .....mine are vinal though so if i change my mind
    that's some good lookin' vinyl there home boy

    like the pin stripe, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoes4x View Post

    Just wondering what the stripes really mean if they have any meaning at all or are they just for looks.
    What do you prefer?

    I was always under the impression that stripes were for identifying cars on the track pre in-helmet radio. That the pit placards would be tied to the color.

    There is at least a few tall tales of Porsche using special colors on the tails of the 550 spyders to signify to the crews who was a newbie so they could keep a eye on them..

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    Here's the research I found on "Racing Stripes",

    Back in the '50s when Carrol Shelby and Cunningham decided to go racing in the Grand Prix they applied for North America race colors. Unfortuntely, all the colors were gone! North America was awarded Blue and White and the first country(?) effort comprised of 2 colors. Blue with white stripes and white with blue stripes were our colors.

    Wide stripes are easiest to see and I believe that Shelby was responsible for designing the stripes and such made history. Notice that the first GTSs were Blue with White? The GTS was designed for racing as it's a hardtop, has rear exhaust (for Europe) and the shape is supposedly 4 mph faster than the roadster.

    As far as skinny stripes go - yah, they represent nothing except someones 'fetish'. Kinda like earrings and heels.

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigviper View Post
    i can only agree .....mine are vinal though so if i change my mind



    Having some pics from the same day.. and a couple more striped pics from the UK.. and ya that's me in the passenger seat below.. and have to thank you and the UK Viper club for the warm welcome. If it wasn't for Neil... thank you.

    Cheers.
    Mike

























    .. and one more pic that day.. of the stunt driver from the Italian Job movie

    Last edited by 2000_Black_RT10; 09-07-2009 at 02:57 AM.

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    England Mike? Holiday or work?

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTTTTed View Post
    England Mike? Holiday or work?

    Ted
    work...
    Last edited by 2000_Black_RT10; 09-07-2009 at 02:34 AM. Reason: can't expose my top secret car designing identity..

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