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Chrysler to produce Viper Engine Truck. by California Kid
Started on: 01-20-2002 02:08 AM
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Last post by: Master_Sushi on 01-21-2002 02:58 PM
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Report this Post01-20-2002 02:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidDirect Link to This Post
This could be a 2003 Model, date not offically set.


Also a peak at the 2003 Vipers.



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Report this Post01-20-2002 12:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
It's about time. Weren't they supposed to have done it already?

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Report this Post01-20-2002 01:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HartzClick Here to Email HartzSend a Private Message to HartzDirect Link to This Post
That truck they had down at the NAIAS was my second favorite vehicle there behind the GT-40. Did you see the wheels on that thing? 24 inchers!!! It sure was purdy...

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Report this Post01-20-2002 01:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierowreckerClick Here to visit Fierowrecker's HomePageClick Here to Email FierowreckerSend a Private Message to FierowreckerDirect Link to This Post
What is it about these new "trucks"?
I want a truck I can plow into the woods and knock down trees, scrape against rocks and roll over without worrying about the sheetmetal...

My wife took down a 30 foot pine with the front end, I just replaced the crumpled parts...
crash...
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Report this Post01-20-2002 02:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TRiADSend a Private Message to TRiADDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, they've been teasing us with these R/T trucks (the original Ram R/T was a Viper-powered prototype). They have a PT-nosed one making the rounds as well.

I say build it. Make the Copperhead FIRST, but build the truck already.

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Report this Post01-20-2002 05:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GTFiero1Click Here to Email GTFiero1Send a Private Message to GTFiero1Direct Link to This Post
actually the viper engine is a truck engine. dodge decided to use their V-10 truck engine in the viper whe it was being developed, the main difference is they decided to make the viper engine aluminum instead of the heavy iron

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Report this Post01-20-2002 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroKyleClick Here to Email FieroKyleSend a Private Message to FieroKyleDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Fierowrecker:
What is it about these new "trucks"?
I want a truck I can plow into the woods and knock down trees, scrape against rocks and roll over without worrying about the sheetmetal...

My wife took down a 30 foot pine with the front end, I just replaced the crumpled parts...
crash...


Damn right. Ya know, after getting a beater car and driving that all winter. I think I almost like that better than the Fiero. Don't have to worry about prepping it, take it anywhere ya want. Hit things with it. Not caring about it. Just keep it running good. I wanna car that I can simulate the dukes of hazards! lol. But then again, the beater cars don't pick up chicks. You can't go cruising in a beater car. Can't really be a part of this forum with a beater car. Oh well. lol

I like the truck. Thought the rams looked sorta f-ugly but I like that. I like the Viper except the back end. I'll stick to the Z-06 though thank you very much. If I want a peppy truck, I'll build one! Thats half the fun of owning a rocket truck.

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Report this Post01-20-2002 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
And now we've come full circle! (The Viper's engine *is* a truck motor, just cast in aluminum instead of iron, and with a bump in compression/cam/timing.

Cool that those mods are making it into a truck I suppose. Though they should be in the SSR ;S)

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Report this Post01-20-2002 11:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TRiADSend a Private Message to TRiADDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by GTFiero1:
actually the viper engine is a truck engine. dodge decided to use their V-10 truck engine in the viper whe it was being developed, the main difference is they decided to make the viper engine aluminum instead of the heavy iron


I always heard it was a 2X model of the Lamborghini V10, but w/out the DOHC...

Could never confirm it though...

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Report this Post01-21-2002 12:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidDirect Link to This Post
The V10 used in the Viper was developed off their existing Truck V10. However, significant changes in materials were used as well as internal/external components before it met the Viper Teams approval for production. I worked along side these guys at their Detroit Engineering Operations when they developed it.
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Report this Post01-21-2002 01:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LoW_KeYSend a Private Message to LoW_KeYDirect Link to This Post
Anyone wanna guess the price of this truck? 50,000?

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Report this Post01-21-2002 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Master_SushiClick Here to Email Master_SushiSend a Private Message to Master_SushiDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FieroKyle:
I think I almost like that better than the Fiero. Don't have to worry about prepping it, take it anywhere ya want. Hit things with it. Not caring about it. Just keep it running good. I wanna car that I can simulate the dukes of hazards! lol. But then again, the beater cars don't pick up chicks. You can't go cruising in a beater car. Can't really be a part of this forum with a beater car. Oh well. lol

AHHHH! But this is where your wrong. I have the best of both! A beater fiero! I was reading through your post laughing at how true it is. With a beater fiero you don't have to worry about body rust. Rust is a dead give away on most beater cars. I can sometime trick people into thinking I have an "ok" car . My beater is shown in sig.


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