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    15 Hours Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread Advise on cam in Gen V
    Define reliable. Or better yet, have the shop define it. At a minimum, you'll need to check your valve springs on a regular basis. How many miles...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Advise on cam in Gen V
    Read this: https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/camshaft-shootout-lobe-separation-angle-tested-explained/ My advice: if the car is being tuned with...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Clutch advice in Gen V
    For 2013, I've seen 3,297 lbs. (page 3, here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/chryslermedia.iconicweb.com/mediasite/specs/2013_SRT_Viper_ViperGTS_SP.pdf). ...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Clutch advice in Gen V
    Yes. Source: https://media.stellantisnorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=12204&mid= My understanding was that the clutch assembly weight...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Clutch advice in Gen V
    I've chased my tail for years on this one. It sounds like you have already made up your mind, and nothing I say will change that. Nothing wrong with...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Clutch advice in Gen V
    My opinion: you haven't given a compelling reason for an "upgrade". If the stock clutch works but is tired, replace it with a stock clutch. If parts...
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    1 Week Ago
    They did include a simple low oil pressure warning idiot light. I saw one going off in a video on YouTube, and I was able to reach out and warn...
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    J TNT replied to a thread Fall Viper Quarterly arrived in General
    Mike ( Havik Performance ) has always been Top Tier in his dealings . Does anyone else have an issue in reading the digital copy ???
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Given what I've put mine through, and what happened to the Giken, I have a new appreciation for this. To be fair, the main portion of the OS-G...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    I wouldn't if I was a smart man. But I am not a smart man. I am rebuilding my other differential this time (the Gen 5 diff I bought back in...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    I am not, for three reasons: 1. They aren't available 2. Yet another added expense 3. They also use unique stub shafts I'd want to see and...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    J TNT replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Looking forward to your post on the resolution for the issue Steve . Are you thinking Wavetrack ?
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    I think it's safe to assume that no one is coming to the rescue with a remedy or compensation of any sort at this point. I'd probably question their...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Agreed. Unless they redesign them, it's always going to be a weak point, at least for this application. It sounds like the Viper is one of the...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    The groove isn't all that thin - it is more of an optical illusion due to the lighting. The purpose of that groove is to accept a circlip that's...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    There might be enough meat to do it...not sure. With enough time and money, anything is possible I suppose. I'd think you'd be trading one weak...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Unitrax didn't specify, and I didn't ask. I never actually spoke to OS Giken myself, but given how they dismissed Unitrax, it doesn't seem worth my...
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    J TNT replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Wow , sorry to hear that Steve ! Not what I expected but the OEM looks more robust even the chamfer looks like a better design . Did they not...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Oh yeah...things could have been way worse. But things could also have been way better. The fact that they won't stand behind their product...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    Am I being petty? Maybe, but I'll let you decide for yourself. In my amateur opinion, the OS Giken stubs are a failure waiting to happen. They are...
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    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    After I cooled off for a few days, I gave Jon B a head's up about what happened. His response: "YIKES !! We have never, ever had an OSG...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread OS Giken FAILURE in Gen III / Gen IV
    For those that don't know, the OS Giken limited slip differential carrier uses unique stub shafts/axles - the stock stubs cannot be used. OS...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    For those keeping track of my Dana Super 44 rebuild (here: https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/30343-Viper-Dana-Super-44-Rebuild), you may have...
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    Steve M replied to a thread Normal for exhaust in Gen V
    I have a similar blast zone on my floor/wall:
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  • J TNT's Avatar
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    Wow !!! VOA’s biggest asset going forward is this site with technical and historical information ……..
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    J TNT replied to a thread 2023 Event Ideas in Carolinas
    I'll be at TOD next September Mitch ! ;)
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  1. Thank you, I appreciate it!
  2. Hey man I’m hoping you can help me. I have a gen 3 mamba and I got a wavetrac for it. Is the wavetrac a direct replacement, drops right in? Or are there any modifications needed to install the wavetrac in my car? Also same question with 3.55 gears? I was told this is something you could advise me on…
  3. Hey Steve, i have a question, ive been getting code 0519 on my gen v TA ( fbo , arrow )
    The car drives fine and on idle speed its normal. Can you help me with the cause or how to fix it ? I changed the battery and deleted the code , 3 days later popped back up.
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2008 SRT-10 Coupe - Venom Red Metallic w/ White Stripes - 1/4 Mile Passes (YouTube)
High Flow Cats | Gen 5 Intake Man. | UDP | HPT | 3.55s | MCS | DSS Axles | Nth Moto Clutch | 10.86 @ 130.66, 1.68 60' (+1,344 ft DA, w/ 3.55s & Hoosier Drag Radials)

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