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ViperGTS said:
recall 998/999 (steering gear bracket, rear diff.)
search the m.org.ue for pictures how it should look after the recall work has been done

Thanks. My 96 had it done as well and didn't know if the 99's got it too. Now I know. /images/graemlins/supergrin.gif
 

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RedSnakeGTS said:
there was this guy that had a BEAUTIFUL '96 GTS, and he dumped it a while ago. i dont remember exactly who he was, but DONT talk to that guy for advice, he is CRAZY :nod:
YIKES!!! That guy is a nut case for sure! /images/graemlins/laughing.gif

come on guys...dont make me post this over at the VCA.
 

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RedSnakeGTS said:
there was this guy that had a BEAUTIFUL '96 GTS, and he dumped it a while ago. i dont remember exactly who he was, but DONT talk to that guy for advice, he is CRAZY :nod:
Hey, I benefited from this crazy guy. /images/graemlins/supergrin.gif
 

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Recall #01V120000 - DODGE VIPER
NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V120000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: DODGE
Vehicle/Equipment Model: VIPER
Model Year, 9999 If Unknown Or N/A: 1999
MFR Campaign Number: 979
Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer's Involved In The Recall: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980101
End Date Of Manufacturing: 20010308
Vehicle, Equipment Or Tire Report: V
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 615
Date Owner Notified By MFR: 20020225
Recall Initiator (MFG/OVSC/ODI): MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Date Report Received By ODI: 20010424
Date Added To File: 20010424
Regulation Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RACING OPTION (ACR OR GT2). THE 5-POINT RACING SEAT BELT HARNESS, WHICH IS OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE VIPER MAY NOT MEET THE VOLUNTARY LOAD SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH BY THE FIA (FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE).
Consequence Summary: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE HARNESS MAY NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Summary: THE 5-POINT RACING HARNESS WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 25, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
 

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I have a 99 GTS, but IMO the ULTIMATE "start from scratch" viper would be a black/black 99 ACR. Damned hard to find though. I had the 999 recall done on mine. Depending on the build date some dont need the 998 recall.
 

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I still have the stock ACR belts in my car. I have the new ones in the box at home. I decided on a 99 solid red ACR and had to find one of 22. It was pretty challenging, but I ended up finding mine in Colorado. It was cherry and only had 5k miles on the clock. Not too many, not too little.
 

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I looked for a long time for a solid black GTS or ACR and found NONE with low miles. Only found a couple and they were higher mileage than I wanted or modded in a way I didn't want. I am very happy with my find though. I guess I should put down the E55 keys and drive the damn thing once in a while!
 

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I have a 99 black/black ACR. All recalls have been done and the car is track ready. I will sell you mine for $100K.



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Seriously though, just having somebody at a Dodge place run the VIN will tell you exactly what recalls have been done. As stated, the only ones I remember are the 998/999 and the belts. I still have the original belts in a box somewhere. I never even got the recall belts cause I knew they'd be crap. I just went with TeamTechs as soon as I found out the momo ones were bad.

The '99s have the rattling Koni shocks. Mine rattle (after I moved away from the softest settings) but its really no big deal. You have to be on a road surface that is bumpy at some frequency in order to get them to do it - just hitting one bump or what not doesn't do anything.

I think the 99 ACR is the best value used Viper you can get, but then again, I'm biased. The ACR package is worth it (especially in the used market), the 99 cam is great, and the 99 car had all the nice gen2 stuff.
 
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