NoMan- no offense taken. there are no Viper tuners in the north of California up here in the northwest. Anyone in the nortwest that wants their Viper worked on has to take it to a dealer or ship the car south. A few Roe s/c's have been installed by local dealerships and have had nothing but problems. I intend to change all that. I'm coming up pretty quick on the (gen 2) Vipers. I have taken my late model Corvette tuning experience, bought a viper for myself and dove right in. I've been on a steep learning curve ever since. The customer knows I only recently started working on Vipers. With that comes little bargain to him on the labor, plus he's aware of my reputation with the vettes, so he feels quite comfortable with his decision to have me do the install and tune on his snake. Customers have come to appreciate that I truly am here for them, and that there is nothing I cant fix and make much faster and better. I try to tell them its just luck when I get their cars done right, but they just keep coming back anyway!!
RedGTS- even the Magnuson roots blower (similar in design to this Roe) on the C5 stresses the tensioner. Fact is, the C5 tensioner is a weak piece. I was just inquiring what the Viper tensioner failure point typically is. Nothing lasts forever.
I really neve had questions for Roe. If I did, I would have called them. My questions posted here were more preemptive than anything. I was really just looking to post here, chat with the gang, so to speak. The install is nearly done now, I have figured it all out and all is good. I have everything wired up, verified the VEC is communicating and happy, the pump booster works great, no fuel leaks, and will be putting a fire in it tomorrow. The s/c, VEC2 and MSD booster install took a day longer than I anticipated (3 days) but I had to redo some of the wiring that came in the kits because I like to solder as much of the connections as possible. A decent amount of time was spent getting rid of the crimp connections that came in the Roe kit and in the MSD voltage booster kit. I still have brakes, clutch, methanol injection, Unitrax, loops, etc to install. A big job.
This install has been a good experience. I really look forward to getting and installing one of Paolo's TT kits on my own Viper.
Thanks for all your views. I'll let y'all know how this turns out.