Can't wait to get the rest in and start tearing the car apart. I have never been a big tech guy so this is a big project for my skill level. Pretty excited and so is Bobby, we can say we built a twin turbo Viper haha.
Im happy to see you finally get to get things started!!
Just remember buddy... TAKE YOUR TIME... go the extra step if you see something during the build and go "hmmm that should be fixed or upgraded." Dont get frustrated because something is bound to not fit right or be a bitch so to say!!!... like all the guys told me on the alley... stay focused... and take your time.. cause in the end.. you will have one badass rod!!
take lots of pictures during the build!! its always helpfull to fellow viper tt diy people!
I believe Will was going to try and have them out by end of this week, some of it is being drop shipped so I am at the mercy of precision. Bobby and I really want to get started on this next weekend when he is free.
With all parts and a smooth install we are hoping to take about 3 weekends to install this... should be about right if we go saturday and sunday for a decent amount of hours. Will said takes them 12-15 so double that for us haha.
One thing that will be good to keep track of is what tools were needed. I can see already we need all the basic hand tools, jack stands, WD40, Dremmel, 2.5" metal hole saw, tap kit, grinder ect. I have all but the 2.5" hole-saw bit.
I am going to try and borrow my friends compressor to help with some of the cutting and other jobs. Will has a list of tools and an instruction manual to help us, that will save time as well. He recommended an air body saw which is pretty affordable so if I can get that compressor I will probably pick up the tool.
Doing it yourself I think is the best way in the end. This can be a lot of fun yet frustration can easily take place. Take your time to do it right. These cars are not always fun to re access forgotten or pourly put together piece. One thing I know you will want is to replace the fender rivets with threaded inserts for easier future access to the turbo area.
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