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How reliable is a Paxton viper?
Old February 12th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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How reliable is a Paxton viper?

How reliable is a Paxton supercharged viper? It makes 680 to the wheels and was built and tuned by ART. I will be averaging 10k miles a year and do not want it in the shop more than on the road. Any thoughts or experiences?
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Old February 12th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Year and does it have a built motor.

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It's an 04, stock motor. Full exhaust, tuned and blown by ART with 8psi. Entire drivetrain is stock.
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get a leakdown test done before buying it, (not compression check) but they are fine, you wont have any issues if you have a good tune. you might want to have the tune looked at by a reputable tuner too
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Dave weaver is a great reputable guy. If ART did the car is probably bery good quality. The key to your system being reliable is proper tuning and keeping it a little on the safe side afr wise and timing. Youll get great power and lots of miles out of it with these mods.
Leakdown for sure. Then if you have a known good tuner you may want to retunefor your conditions.
I could even mail order you a tune for that combo. Im very close with dave weaver.

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We have done more then 200 of these installs on stock motors and as stated the tune is the part to watch. I would recommend having it checked on the dyno once a year if it is using the Paxton FMU, I have seen the diaphragm fail causing fuel delivery to change and A/F ratios to be off. If you keep an eye on that you will be fine for a long time, we have yet to see one of them fail when close to the stock Paxton tune.
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