I'm looking to buy a GTS Viper (I'm just not a convertible type of guy
) in the distant future (aiming for around November). I've been looking at Vipers and just getting a general feel for what's available. I however am a resident of Massachusetts. Until recently I did not know that the Viper would not pass inspection in "stock" form in all 50 states. So now, being a resident of one of the more bastardized states (Is California the only one worse than us?) I have to look for the NAE option. I'm wondering if I really Have
I'm just wondering what is needed to pass inspection in Mass. I've come to the conclusion that I probably won't be finding a Viper advertised as having the NAE option. Not exactly a rarity, but still uncommon enough to make it difficult to find a good deal on one. What sort of modifications need to be made to a standard issue stock viper so they'll let me register and drive it in Mass?
Oh, also if you've got any suggestions on favorite years, that'd be helpful to. I've learned a bit from browsing about, forged pistons in 96-99 vipers, ABS in 2000-2002 vipers, but I'd still like to find a site that breaks each year down and explains in detail the problems, and variations from year to year. I still don't know what exactly constitutes an ACR viper (yes, more horsepower, five point harness, racing version... but what constitutes the "racing modifications"? What did they do to get the larger HP numbers? I'd presume the 2000 and up ACRs still have forged pistons right?) I'm most interested in getting an ACR (since the GTS-R is probably way out of my price league... I've never seen one for sale yet) but any info is nice. I just want a viper... that I can drive in my home state of Mass!!!
Thanks for any help.