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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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Had Both RT/10 and GTS Out Yesterday

I had insulation blown in my attic yesterday and had to clear out the garage. Although I drive both cars, I rarely drive both back to back. Cars are a red 94 RT/10 and a B/W 96 GTS. Here are the + and - of each.

GTS Gen II

Love the additional power (50 HP)
Love the body style and color
Love having windows and power windows at that
Love having air bags
Love having space to use the car for short overnight trips
Love the factory wheels
Much better factory sound system (although neither is great)
Does not drive as smoothly as RT/10 (road surfice vibrations)
Seems like much bigger/heavier car when driving (although it is not)
Brakes not great

RT/10 Gen 1

Absolutely smooth vibrationless driving
Love the top off driving
Car seems much smaller and lighter than GTS (although it is not)
Better A/C than GTS (blows colder)
Hate the funky canvas windows and top
Wish it had air bags
Hate having to store hardtop and hard windows and that hardtop is not easy to put on and take off (requires removal of sport bar)
Not real crazy about design of the factory three piece wheels
Much harder brake pedal feel as well as brakes not great
Not at all waterproof if caught in rain

In retrospect, one of the 50 97 B/W RT/10's with windows and airbags, an aftermarket three piece trunkable hardtop, a big brake kit and a stereo upgrade might allow me to go to one car while retaining the good and eliminating most of the bad attributes of each car. That might even free up garage space for my wife's car too! She would probably like to park her Mercedes in the garage. LOL
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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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I've driven a GenI at Sebring. It is a challenge to drive fast and for that reason it is a better sports car than the Vipers that came later.

Windows? Top? I haven't used either in my 98 for years.

The biggest downside to the GenI is the iron block, the smooth hood and the nose doesn't slope as much. Other than those things it's got all Vipers beat in the fun category.

Also it has that cool steering wheel and not that ugly stupid air bag staring at you.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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The biggest downside to the GenI is the iron block, .
Chuckles, you should know better than that. If you want, I can bring by a Gen I block for you to touch. Looks and feels a lot like aluminum.................
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Old November 20th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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God I wish Gen 1's had Iron blocks we would probably have some making 3k hp by now.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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Good list. Rarely drive my gen 1, top down is nice, car is so simple, after I drive it I always say I'm going to spend some money on it and make it better. The brakes are scary compared to a gen IV, the clutch is like being on a stairmaster at max
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God I wish Gen 1's had Iron blocks we would probably have some making 3k hp by now.
Just get an iron block v10 from the late 90's 3/4 and 1 ton rams. I believe the deck height is higher so a custom intake is needed. Viper heads bolt right on I think.
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Being hard to drive makes a car better ?
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God I wish Gen 1's had Iron blocks we would probably have some making 3k hp by now.
That's what I was thinking!!!
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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #12
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Being hard to drive makes a car better ?
I said "challenge", driving a GenI fast is a challenge to me, to you it's hard, in fact probably impossible. Stick with a nanny car, they're easy to drive.
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I said "challenge", driving a GenI fast is a challenge to me, to you it's hard, in fact probably impossible. Stick with a nanny car, they're easy to drive.
I got my SCCA license in a Datsun 510 with slicks and no windshield wipers in the pouring rain and never went off the track once. Bring it Chuck!
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Old November 21st, 2010, 05:56 AM   #14
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I got my SCCA license in a Datsun 510 with slicks and no windshield wipers in the pouring rain and never went off the track once. Bring it Chuck!
So what point are you trying to make? That you also like a car that's a challenge, or you prefer a nanny car, or you wanna run me?
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I would love to see that, too bad the both of you are on the opposite sides of the country...................
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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:58 AM   #16
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I would love to see that, too bad the both of you are on the opposite sides of the country...................
That and one of us is so broke he has a negative credit rating.
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IT's ON!!! Chuck vs. Darius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








I would love to see that, too bad the both of you are on the opposite sides of the country...................
If we could only get Danica in on this too! Everyone on this site would pay good money to watch that! Chuck and Danica could be the Bobby Riggs and
Billie Jean King for the new millenium. Each has to drive their own car, so Darius gets an immediate 500 HP advantage. Maybe Darius has to back around the track in reverse to even things out a little.
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