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    Default new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    My fiancee' and I flew from Detroit to pick up the car in Texas on friday, drove to St. Louis, then a stop in Chicago, up to a lake in northern MI, then home (Grand Rapids, MI).

    I am very happy with the car. There are a few questions I had after spending so much time in the new car.
    1. Is there a trick to the hvac? It seems any setting on the left of the airflow (vent, a/c, defrost) is at the coldest, anything on the right is at the hottest.
    2. Can the passenger mirror be adjusted to go further down?
    3. I am almost positive that the car is catless. It pops whenever not on the throttle, can touch the side-sills when getting out (hot, but not burning). Without removing the side-sills, can you tell if there are cats?


    1999 Dodge Viper ACR
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    big brake kit
    some exhaust work, definitely catless
    3M clear bra

    Texas:


    Oklahoma:


    Missouri:


    St. Louis; Ritz Carlton:


    Illinois:


    Chicago; Ritz Carlton:


    Michigan:


    Headed back from grabbing the GN:


    Home:



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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Nice pics and looks like a fun trip!

    It's easy to tell if there are cats or not... Does it smell like a lawn mower or a motorcycle?? = no cats! Does it smell like your neighbors Honda? = yep, the cats are there.

    I drive gen 1s so I can't comment on the HVAC thing....

    =J

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Congrats and nice pics.


    Don't forget to enter your vin in your profile and join the VCA!

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    congrats. Looks like a great road trip.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    As far as the HVAC goes...On the GEN II cars there is TWO settings. A/C that comes through the vents on the dash and under the dash and hot defrost in which hot air is blown out throught the vents on top of the dash under the windsheild. There is no inbetween. Also....congrads on the new ride. She looks great!!!

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    1. That's how my HVAC works.
    2. Passenger side mirror won't go dwon any further....I haved learned to live with it.
    3. I would say you have no cats or high flow. I have high flow and can lay my hands on the sills after an hours drive.

    Nice car and what a fun drive. Will it be your DD?

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Congrats on a beautiful ACR.

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    Congrats Nick!
    Also, nice trip too!

    1> That's how it works
    2> No
    3> Ten screws and you will know for sure

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    looks like a fun road trip

    1st time like looking over the hood of the batmobile huh

    congrats and enjoy

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    Welcome and congratulations!

    In case you haven't seen this already this site might come in handy for you:
    MCVO Home

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Thanks everyone.

    So I crawled under the car today and it looks like there is an aftermarket cbe. Does anybody know of it from this pic?


    Nick

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    Congrats!!!...the car looks great. That color has a very elegant look to it.

    What lake did you go to? We have a house on Torch Lake. I stay home in Nebraska to earn the money to pay for it while the wife and kids spend five to six weeks of the summer there. I have thought about taking the Viper up there the next time there is a Mackinaw area event.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    I went up to the second biggest Crystal Lake, near Greenville.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    I went up to the second biggest Crystal Lake, near Greenville.

    Nick
    I have heard that it is very nice there...cheers!

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Nick we, MCVO have one of our events going on this weekend up in Leelanau . I have sent you a PM with the details. What a great opportiniuty to meet members of one of the best car clubs in the world.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Nick,

    That's some brand of what you call a muffler delete, although it doesn't look like my Snake Oyl muffler delete.



    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    Thanks everyone.

    So I crawled under the car today and it looks like there is an aftermarket cbe. Does anybody know of it from this pic?


    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess 96RT View Post
    Nick we, MCVO have one of our events going on this weekend up in Leelanau . I have sent you a PM with the details. What a great opportiniuty to meet members of one of the best car clubs in the world.
    Thanks for the invite, but I have to go to Detroit for family reasons this weekend . When I get a chance, I am definitely going to hook up with the MI club for an event.

    Quote Originally Posted by mad0953 View Post
    Nick,

    That's some brand of what you call a muffler delete, although it doesn't look like my Snake Oyl muffler delete.
    Thanks for your help, I had no clue.

    Nick

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    Fly & drive is the ONLY way to go!!! Stopping and staying 1st class...icing on the cake! Glad to see the ACR found a good home! Looks like a true Texas car - those pipes are clean!

    My favorite color & one that is on my "list" if I can ever expand my garage!

    I keep track of you who have the cars I want, just incase...

    Enjoy it - some very scenic & beautiful roads up in MI.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Congrats! Beautiful car!

    There is a clone to your car running around the MI chapter as well. Just giving you a heads up so you can plan some evil twin things. Always good to confuse everyone when two identical cars pull in!


    Welcome to the Viper Nation!

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Thanks Fastzilla.

    Mopar Boy, are you talking about Darko? I rained on his parade by picking up a silver GTS, but it was too good of a car to pass up.

    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post

    1. Is there a trick to the hvac? It seems any setting on the left of the airflow (vent, a/c, defrost) is at the coldest, anything on the right is at the hottest.

    Nick
    The way it should work according to the service manual is that settings to the left of center do not have temperature control; AC is cold and vent is simply ambient air. On the right the heat, defrost and mix do have temp control.

    If you look at the diagram of the heater A/C unit (the box under the dash with the heater core, A/C evaporator, and venting doors) you see that air coming out of the dash vents and crotch holes doesn't pass through the heater core. Air coming out of the window defroster or floor ducts does pass through the heater core. Since the temperature is adjusted by how much coolant passes through the heater core (i.e. not blending cool and warm air) it will be slow to respond - have to wait until the coolant in the heater core cools down or heats up.

    If it's going to be a DD, need to know these things.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Really nice ADR. Now- Can I have the GN?
    PBR

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    Thanks Tom.

    Quote Originally Posted by #10 OF 50 View Post
    Really nice ADR. Now- Can I have the GN?
    PBR
    Actually, a blonde picked up the GN monday night. I wasn't planning on it selling that quickly.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Very nice, clean looking ACR. Welcome

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Nice talking to you last night. Great looking car! We will have to get you to bring it out some night and go play with Josh.

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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    great choice in color. enjoy it.

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    Thanks, I really enjoy the silver more than I thought I would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madduc View Post
    Nice talking to you last night. Great looking car! We will have to get you to bring it out some night and go play with Josh.
    It was good talking with you too.
    I definitely want to run Josh. He will probably win, but it would still be fun. Probably be out next weekend.

    Nick

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    Congrats and Let the madness begin....
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    Default Re: new owner: picked up a Viper over the weekend

    Let my fiancee' drive it yesterday. Surprisingly with the pedal adjustment, she fit well (5'3"). Anyways, new to the Viper; she learned to drive a manual on a 360rwhp WS6 and drove my 320bhp jdm STi WRX wagon. She managed to spin the tires and get it a little sideways on the first turn and did some WOT pulls on the highway.

    She likes the car more now.



    I also found out that the passenger side seat sits higher than the driver's side. Is that normal?

    Nick

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    You may have one of these:
    http://forums.viperclub.org/rt-10-gt...ering-kit.html

    They come in 1" and 2" lowering kits.

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