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Old May 24th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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New Viper owner - 96 GTS

I purchased 72sbc's 96 GTS a little over a week ago.

It has, from what I've been told: a Roe tune, Roe hi flow cats, Magnaflow catback into dumps just after the axle, smooth tubes, K&Ns, a short shifter (unknown make), and Gen III wheels with brand new Nittos.

Excuse the dirtiness in the pics, haven't had a chance to wash it yet.

Thoughts after a week of ownership - the car is rough, it rattles, it stinks, it's loud as shit, it's obnoxious...in other words, it's everything I've dreamed it'd be. Love this car.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Looks nice, congrats. Mine is also loud as hell, wouldn't have it any other way. Where are you located?
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Old May 24th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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Looks good bud congrats!
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Those wheels always looked good on that color combo to me. Nice ride...congrats.
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Glad you're loving it! I miss it already. If I only had the space I would have kept it!
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I purchased 72sbc's 96 GTS a little over a week ago.

Thoughts after a week of ownership - the car is rough, it rattles, it stinks, it's loud as shit, it's obnoxious...in other words, it's everything I've dreamed it'd be. Love this car.
The perfect statement! :-)

Enjoy it!

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I purchased 72sbc's 96 GTS a little over a week ago.

It has, from what I've been told: a Roe tune, Roe hi flow cats, Magnaflow catback into dumps just after the axle, smooth tubes, K&Ns, a short shifter (unknown make), and Gen III wheels with brand new Nittos.

Excuse the dirtiness in the pics, haven't had a chance to wash it yet.

Thoughts after a week of ownership - the car is rough, it rattles, it stinks, it's loud as shit, it's obnoxious...in other words, it's everything I've dreamed it'd be. Love this car.
Congrats man. Glad to see you find your Viper. We should meet up since we are both local!
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Needs pipes out the back.
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How do you have the exhaust ran?
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Congrats man. Glad to see you find your Viper. We should meet up since we are both local!
Thanks, definitely up for getting together sometime.

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Needs pipes out the back.
That's on the "to do" list.

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How do you have the exhaust ran?
Standard routing up to where the pair of pipes comes straight out and then through the hole in the bumper. Instead of coming all the way out through the bumper, there are a pair of turn-downs right after the pipes turn straight.
EDIT: Pic attached, you can kind of see the dumps underneath the car.


Also just developed a rattle/squeek when accelerating and going over bumps, whether at speed or crawling up my driveway. Sounds like something needs to be greased or lubed. Any common areas to look at? It's not NGR, which doesn't bother me
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The exhaust exiting under the car is probably why it stinks? It could be the side vents at the back of the car because those rubbers don't seal the greatest and anything pushed too hard to the sides could knock the vents loose creating an exh leak inside the cockpit.

But no Roe Blower? awhhh.

As far as acceleration squeak/rattle - I'd check the swaybars, A arm bushings, wheel nuts and lastly ... the Ujoints.
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The exhaust exiting under the car is probably why it stinks? It could be the side vents at the back of the car because those rubbers don't seal the greatest and anything pushed too hard to the sides could knock the vents loose creating an exh leak inside the cockpit.

But no Roe Blower? awhhh.

As far as acceleration squeak/rattle - I'd check the swaybars, A arm bushings, wheel nuts and lastly ... the Ujoints.
It's not leaking any exhaust in the cockpit...I guess "stinks" isn't the right word, it smells like a raw, 18 year old exotic/sports car should smell.

I was thinking it could be the swaybars. Thanks for the suggestions!
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I looked into getting that one, but happy I ended up with a bone stock 97 from Laguna Hills. Enjoy it!
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