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  • #16
    Thanks Seth.

    Lol, I wish. I'm enjoying reviewing and discussing the Viper in detail since its a car i've always been fond of and there really isn't a whole lot of info on the car. It's fun to be putting out some condensed 3rd party information on the car out to the world (or the handful of people who read it, haha).

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    • #17
      I really need to stop reading these articles. Im going to wind up with a "bargain" of a viper that ill somehow have to explain to my wife.

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      • #18
        Hey Guys, here's:


        Project Viper GTS: Part 4 – Baseline Dyno and K&N Intake Test


        "The Viper is truly a car built around its engine. In Part 4, we take Project Viper GTS to the dyno for a baseline power audit and see if our mighty 8.0L V10 is cranking out the factory claimed 450hp and 490lb-ft of torque. From there we add K&N replacement air filters and change out the disruptive corrugated plastic intake tubing for a set of ROE Racing polished aluminum smooth intake tubes to see if we can squeeze out a few more ponies."


        Project Viper GTS: Part 4 ? Baseline Dyno and K&N Intake Test






        Enjoy!

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        • #19
          Hey Guys, here's the next installement:


          Project Viper GTS: Part 5 – Radiator Fan & Wiring Upgrade


          "The Viper is a “racecar for the street” in more ways than one; and like a racecar, it does not like to sit in stop and go traffic and can run hot and overheat without proper airflow on a hot summer day. To combat this we upgraded the radiator fan on our 1997 Viper GTS with the higher flowing, larger fan from the 1998-2002 cars. In addition, we safeguarded the potentially flawed wiring and relay box by running standalone relays with dedicated power and ground wires. To further extend the life of the relays we used a trick pair of “NOsparc®” spark suppressors in the harness."


          In the article:

          - Fan removal & installation
          - 1996-1997 vs. 1998-2002 Fan analysis
          - Stock & modified fan wiring schematics
          - How to wire a standalone power, ground, and relays
          - How to make a MIL-spec wiring harness
          - NOsparc arc suppressors - to eliminate arcing and increase longevity of relay contacts.


          Project Viper GTS: Part 5 - Radiator Fan & Wiring Upgrade > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports






          Enjoy!
          Last edited by Stuntman; 09-14-2015, 10:47 AM.

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          • #20
            I learned something about fan shrouds today. The though of flaps never occurred to me. That's neat.
            2001 MR2-Eleven
            Experience Points: 21
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            • #21
              Hey Guys, here's the next installment:


              Project VIPER GTS: Part 6 - Corsa Performance Exhaust and Kooks Green Cats


              "After some impressive gains from intake work in Part 4, we now turn our attention to the opposite side of the engine to improve the evacuation of exhaust gasses as well as reduce the cabin temperature of our notoriously hot viper. For as outlandish and attention grabbing the Viper’s style was, the exhaust note did not have the same head-turning appeal. To remedy this we reached out to our friends at Corsa Performance for their 3” cat-back exhaust to give our viper a more sporty and refined tone. To further boost the volume and greatly knock down the calf-burning side sill heat, we installed a pair of compact Kooks Green Cats which are both environmentally and power friendly. "


              In the article:

              -Removal of the OEM exhaust
              -Installation of the CORSA PERFORMANCE 3" Exhaust
              -Installation of the KOOKS "Green Cats"
              -Dyno Results of Corsa/Kooks exhaust
              -Upload Roe Racing Tune
              -Dyno Results of the Roe Tune
              -Video comparing the stock exhaust with rear muffler delete vs. the Corsa / Kooks HFC setup


              Project Viper GTS: Part 6 - Corsa Exhaust and Kooks Green Cats > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports





              Enjoy

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              • #22
                The wait is over for the next installment covering the heat shielding:


                Project VIPER GTS: Part 7 – HeatShield Products


                "From coolant to cabin temperatures, Vipers are notoriously hot due to having one of the largest engines ever stuffed inside a sportscar. To combat this problem we turn to the thermal insulation experts at HeatShield Products to keep the heat in the exhaust system to lower the temperature inside the cabin and side sills. Hopefully we will prevent our side sills from discoloring and burning our legs when getting in and out of the car without proper clothing and ingress/egress technique. "


                In the article:

                -HeatShield Products: HP Stickyshield - covering the side sills and chassis
                -HeatShield Products: HeatShield Armor - wrapping the exhaust pipes
                -HeatShield Products: LavaShield - Carbon fiber looking heat shielding made of crushed volcanic rock (works better than the 'gold' foil).
                -Temperature differences of the above products


                Project Viper GTS: Part 7 - HeatShield Products > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports





                Enjoy

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                • #23
                  Hey guys, the next installment of Project Viper is up:


                  Project VIPER GTS: Part 8 – Bob’s Air-Oil Separator


                  "All cars create blow-by and positive crank case pressure which forces oil and vapors into the engine’s intake to be burned off for reduced emissions. This problem is worse on forced induction cars and performance cars driven at the track. Not only does this oil gunk up the intake tract and valves, it reduces the octane of your fuel which robs power and causes detonation. We installed a Bob’s Air-Oil Separator to the PCV valve and a catch can for the valve cover vent to see how much oil our Viper’s engine is pumping into the intake after some street and track use."


                  In the article:

                  -Installation of the Bob's Auto Sports Air-Oil Separator in the PCV system
                  -Installation of a catch can for the Valve Covers
                  -Analysis of the oil caught by the PCV & Valve Covers


                  Project Viper GTS: Part 8 - Bob's Air-Oil Separator > MotoIQ - Automotive Tech, Project Cars, Performance & Motorsports





                  Enjoy!

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                  • #24
                    I love these. Keep it up!

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