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    1. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      03-20-2017 12:13 AM #1
      Well, after a long time dreamin, finally stepped up into a Gen V. The gen 4 went to a good home, a member on the Viper boards, and I'm super excited for him--was really strange to see "my" car parked in front of a different residence. It's kind of weird when you sell to someone whom still has access to you, as you never really feel like the car is gone! Hope he enjoys it in good health on the mean streets of San Diego.

      My search for a G5 was initially narrowed to Stryker cars only. Green, Purple, Orange, Red, in that order. I am not a stripe guy, and do not like flat colors; So 90% of the used market, and TAs, were out. Stryker cars rarely pop up for sale and when they do, people tend to want the moon for them. The one stryker green car I had my eye on in Colorado--which had sat on the market for almost a year--sold a few days before my gen 4 moved, and was particularly disappointing. I honestly never even considered a GTS Blue car (even though it is my favorite color), as they literally only made a handful without stripes (less than 10). It just never occurred to me that one would ever pop up. But pop up it did. 1 owner car, 6k miles, had a clear bra on from mile 1, passed R28, and has had R29 performed. Perfect. Additionally, (and this rarely happens) but the previous owner and I shared similar taste; All of his mods were not only appreciated but would of followed the same suit in my possession. It was good to save some money on parts, for once. Previous owner also included all of the oem parts in the sale.

      Excited would be an understatement, I'm on pins and needles waiting on the car to be transported from PA to TX. She should be here this week, and I already have parts at the house to round out the bolt ons!

      '13 Viper GTS Blue

      -Track Package
      --2pc Stoptech rotors
      --295/30/18, 355/30/19 Pirelli PZero Corsa
      --Sidewinder II Matte Black 18/19s
      -Laguna Interior
      --Full Laguna Leather Interior (door cards, dash, center console, steering wheel, shifter, e-brake, etc)
      --Alcantara Headliner and Pillars
      -18 Speaker Harmon Kardon Audio
      --5.4 Channel Logic7
      --4 subwoofers
      -Advanced Aero
      --Front & Rear Full Carbon spoilers

      Aftermarket Mods:

      -Arrow ECU
      -Belanger Longtubes, Mid-pipes, HF Cats
      -Corsa Catback
      -AP Full Carbon Diffuser
      -Xpel Clearbra [Full front end]
      -GTS Blue Coil Covers
      -Matte Black 'GTS' Emblem
      -Matte Black Gas Door
      -3M Tint

      All I have for now are some potato cam cell phone snaps, real pictures to follow when I take delivery. Per usual I will use this thread to track my ownership, build progress, services, events, etc;



















      Interior shots;




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      03-20-2017 12:38 AM #2
      Perfect

      I had to google "Stryker" and "R28" but I think I'm up to speed. Enjoyed your orange Viper thread, looking forward to what you do with this
      Want even more hushypushy? Automotive photography and journalism for the sophisticated gearhead: Star Road. [Updated 4/29]

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      03-20-2017 01:54 AM #3
      Such a gorgeous color, congrats!
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      03-20-2017 07:53 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Perfect

      I had to google "Stryker" and "R28" but I think I'm up to speed. Enjoyed your orange Viper thread, looking forward to what you do with this
      I don't want to Google so here's a free bump, tell me all about it.
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      03-20-2017 08:31 AM #5
      The blue with no stripes is amazing!

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      03-20-2017 08:56 AM #6
      Where the **** do they put all those speakers and subs
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      03-20-2017 09:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      Where the **** do they put all those speakers and subs
      seriously good question.

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      03-21-2017 03:55 AM #8
      subbed fo sho

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      03-21-2017 08:24 AM #9
      As weird as this sounds, I'm excited for the detail and paint correction photos.
      Last edited by PoorHouse; 03-21-2017 at 10:21 AM.

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      03-20-2017 12:24 PM #10
      Looks great. In for updates. Congrats!


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      03-20-2017 01:02 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post


      It's beautiful

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      03-20-2017 01:28 PM #12
      So in.
      Quote Originally Posted by uncleho
      Before you take the tact of denigrating a group, you should empathize with the situation/history and understand the facts. It might not make for great debate on forums, but it helps with personal awareness.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie
      Empathy isn't hard. You don't have to feel what other people feel to be understanding or trust that not everyone has the same perspective.

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      03-20-2017 01:37 PM #13
      Congrats! I enjoyed the previous threads.
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      every on ramp was full of the sound of evil thunder consuming the spent souls of thousands of dinosaurs a minute.

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      03-22-2017 08:38 PM #14
      what a great color.
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      03-27-2017 10:14 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post

      This is all I see in this picture:



      for reference:


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      03-27-2017 10:35 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      This is all I see in this picture:



      for reference:

      Don't be a hater, you drive a Honda.
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      03-27-2017 11:46 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      Don't be a hater, you drive a Honda.
      ... and a KTM. I own more Germanic metal than you do. Your statement means ****.

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      03-27-2017 12:05 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      ... and a KTM. I own more Germanic metal than you do. Your statement means ****.
      LOL ok...didn't know we were in a "Germanic metal" competition so I guess you win.

      Anyway, back to Slowhatch's bad-ass Viper.
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      03-27-2017 12:06 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      LOL ok...didn't know we were in a "Germanic metal" competition so I guess you win.
      Oh talking about who drives a Honda.

      NTB's marketing is what I saw in the picture.

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      03-27-2017 11:42 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      This is all I see in this picture:



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      05-25-2017 09:39 PM #21
      But teh wheel weights!!!!! WHY haven't you ordered black ones yet????????????

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