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    Hey everyone,

    I was trying to find an install guide for the lowering caps but the info on Viper forums seems sparse, so I took a couple pics and wrote a small guide.
    I know the installation is very straight forward and this guide is not needed for mose people out there but I if anyone need it then it will be available.


    Here's a comparison between the two




    We started with the rear, first step is to remove the inner fenders, there's a couple screws:




    Before you start the work on the suspension, you need to remove the fluid reservoir from the car.
    It is located under the car and holds in place with a couple bolts.




    Also, there's a small black hose you need to unplug:




    Then you can proceed to remove the suspension, remove these two big studs:






    You should end up with the whole suspension assembly + the reservoir in hands:




    On to the fronts now, it's a little bit different; there's no inner fenders in the way and the reservoir is located in the wheel well.

    Remove it:



    Unplug the black hose again, then proceed to remove the suspension the same way you did for the rears.


    Place the suspension on a spring clamp, and apply pressure to dampen the spring a little bit so the spring cap is loose on top




    There's a small cut out part in the back of the cap and it comes out this way very easily:




    Place the new lowered cap in place and loose the spring clamp, make sure everything sits correctly in place:




    And then re-install the suspension, plug back in the black hose and re-install the reservoir.





    I don't have proper pictures of the car sitting on the lowering caps but I can see a good difference, the height is much better. Pics coming soon
    Not sure if an alignment is needed but I went to the dealer and the car was misaligned (some say it is from factory) so they aligned it properly.

    Spacers are on the way!

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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Where are the pics?
    2013 Viper GTS Blue (no stripes!) with Sepia interior- only 4 made! WannaGOfast 1/2 MILE BEST OF 157.89 600WHP
    2005 SRT10 Ram- lowered, T56 conversion, B&B longtubes, many other upgrades (my daily)

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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperPete View Post
    Where are the pics?
    Raining alot in here, can't get a good shot

    Soon !

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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Yeah, still raining, but I was able to grab a couple pics before the storm hit!






    I'd say the lowering cap drop isn't very apparent on pictures. But people who have seen my car before and after definitely noticed it.

    And I did too, I like it better like that. I'd go lower but roads here are garbage and it would be a pain to drive, so it'll stay that way.

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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Hey I finally have good pictures to compare with!

    WITHOUT spring caps and spacers:



    WITH spring caps and 3/8" spacers front and rear:


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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Your viper looks badass ????

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    Default Re: Gen V Lower Spring Cap installation Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by viper k View Post
    Your viper looks badass ????
    Yes indeed now with the caps and spacers



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