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    11 Hours Ago
    Do you have a drag strip you'd be willing to take it to? Trap speeds (generally) don't lie. Dynos can be manipulated, and 60-130 times IMO are a...
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  • J TNT's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    The gear change reflects some of the Delta. What lift and duration cam are you running ?
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    2 Days Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread Viper Battle at Hoonigan in General
    Bingo. It's something that is often overlooked.
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    2 Days Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread Viper Battle at Hoonigan in General
    Yes, but the transmission first gear ratio changed for the Gen 5 Vipers. It is 2.26:1, which effectively negates the advantage of 3.55s in first...
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    2 Days Ago
    Steve M replied to a thread Viper Battle at Hoonigan in General
    If it has the stock transmission and differential gear ratios, first gear is looooooooong. That's been the bane of pretty much all Vipers when it...
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    6 Days 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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    6 Days Ago
    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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    1 Week Ago
    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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    1 Week Ago
    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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    1 Week Ago
    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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    1 Week Ago
    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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  • Steve M's Avatar
    2 Weeks 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's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    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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  • Steve M's Avatar
    3 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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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  • J TNT's Avatar
    3 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's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    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's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    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's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 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...
    25 replies | 618 view(s)
  • Steve M's Avatar
    3 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...
    25 replies | 618 view(s)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    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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  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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