Dodge Viper on the Tail of the Dragon US129 Deals Gap.flv
This was our first pass thought the "Tail of the Dragon", US129, Deal's Gap, My wife was trying to hand hold the camera and it did work very well and made her sick, so that is the only video we shot. It may make you sick watching it. We were driving a 2000 Dodge Viper. I thought it would be best to drive it in first gear but it was hard to keep the rear tires from breaking loose exiting the turns so I ended up driving it in second and it was much easier to control the loose on exit problem. The Viper is stock and quiet about the only time you hear it is when the rear tire breaks loose. It has a brand new set of BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2. 13.5 inches wide in the rear 10.5 inches wide in front. It had rain earlier in the day but was dry when we drove it. We weren't trying to set any records, just having a good time. I had a blast.
Street Killers: Insane Deals Gap Crash
Guy takes a nasty crash off the side of a mountain on his F4i. All filmed
with GoPro cameras at Deal's Gap ( The Tail of The Dragon).
You can see the rut he hits which locks his front tire and causes his rear
to slide out, he then somehow saves the bike from going over with him.
I've opened all comments to be posted without approval just so I don't have
to read the non-sense anymore. Check out all our other videos.
Deals Gap "Tail of the Dragon" on a Gold Wing
This is a video of us riding our Gold Wings through the entire length of
the Tail of the Dragon (US 129, Deal's Gap), plus a few miles before "the
overlook". Our lines are not great to say the least, but part of the reason
for taking toe video was to learn from it. We don't pretend to have talent
just because we have experience (which is a common and dangerous
Sanchez 2005 "Eleanor"
This is the first video I made of my 2005 Eleanor. She has the full Eleanor
bodykit from Cervini's that was designed to look like the Eleanor from the
movie "Gone in 60 Seconds". I went a little further by using the real
Eleanor's '67 Shelby GT500 badges, hood pins & even the same exact paint.
The movie car wasn't a GT so of course I used the current GT500 trunk badge
& lettering. If you've seen the movie, you'll recognize the song ;)
Motorcycle Crash at Deals Gap
Local KTM Rider passes us on a blind corner just to have a Stupid Harley
rider waiting for him in the middle of the road.
The Harley guy lost his gloves and was trying to pick em up, but the KTM
guy (was not with us) passed up because we were going little bit too slow
for his pace and came up on the HD guy. No one was injured and everyone
NA Miata Chasing the Killboy Civic Hatch at Deals Gap - "Tail of the Dragon"
Having a helluva-time trying to keep up with Killboy's "Fastest Foreigner"
on the Tail of the Dragon!
This is one of my favorite videos from this past summer at MATG XVII!
-Stock 150k drivetrain aside from a Borla single outlet catback
-FM V-Maxx classic coilovers
-FM 1" front sway, stock rear
-949 Dual duty alignment
-15x7.5 with 195/50 RE-11A's
-949 SS brake lines
Motard vs CBR1000 Deal's Gap
These three riders were our motel neighbors from deal's gap. The man on the
CBR (kindly recording for us) is a coach for team promotion out of Eastern
They recorded a fun run up the gap for us so that we could capture some
motard action. Amazin stuff.
You Go Where You Look
On the "Tail of the Dragon", on October 16, 2012, a bike crossed the center
line and crashed into an oncoming car. Both vehicles were totaled, but
both men are reported as "okay." I offer this video as an illustration of
the fact that, on a bike, you go where you look. ANYONE can make a
mistake. The toll when one is made involving a bike is usually higher than
anyone wants to pay.
Jim and Nathan at Arroyo Seco - DSM
Jim - 1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
Apexi 3in turbo back Exhaust, ETS FMIC, HKS SSV BOV, FP race Exhaust manifold, FP 20G clipped turbo, Walbro 255 lph fuel pump with rewire,
Prothane Motor Mount Inserts, Evo III O2 housing, Dejon intake pipe, Dejon
Intercooler piping with GM
MAF blowthrough, PTE 680 injectors, Fuelab Mini AFPR, AN-6 STM fuel filter
to rail kit
DSMlink V3, Innovate LC-1 and Autometer Cobalt Boost Gauge on Pillar Pod, Autometer Cobalt
oil pressure and temp gauges in center vent pod, 3in GM MAF sensor
FP2 cams, BC valve springs, Balance Shaft Removal, Ferrea +1mm Valves,
ACT XTSS clutch and pressure plate,
Enkei 17x8 RPF1 wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE760's, Megan Racing
coilovers, Energy Suspensions Control Arm, Sway Bar and Subframe Bushings
Nathan - 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST FWD
K&N air filter ▫ Custom cold air/Dejon intake pipe ▫ VRSF FMIC ▫
Hallman ES MBC ▫ 14b with "crushed" 1g BOV ▫ 2g manifold ▫ Megan
Racing o2 housing ▫ Full 3" Punishment SS Exhaust ▫ NGK 'BPR6ES' ▫ Magnacore 8.5mm
wires ▫ Walbro 255 lph w/ rewire ▫ -6 AN feed kit ▫ Buschur/SX AFPR
▫ FIC 850 injectors ▫ E85 ▫ 4 -AN oil feed ▫ RRE catch can ▫
Bonehead oil cap ▫ Gates Racing timing belt ▫ Zaklee clear cam cover
▫ OBX polished spark plug cover ▫ CX aluminum radiator w/ two 12" slim
fans ▫ 170* thermostat ▫ Three Speed Scatter Shield ▫ Prothane motor
mount inserts ▫ Removed A/C, EGR, and CC.
ECMlink V3Lite on Speed Density ▫ Autometer Boost, oil pressure, and volts gauges ▫ AEM
UEGO wideband o2 gauge running narrowband simulation ▫ B&M fuel pressure
gauge ▫ Omni 4-bar MAP sensor ▫ GM IAT sensor.
2.0L 4G63 6 bolt with: Wiseco 8.3:1 Pistons bored .20 over ▫ ACL race
bearings ▫ ARP head studs, main studs, and rod bolts ▫ BSEK ▫
Mitsubishi composite HG ▫ 3g lifters.
Equal length half-shafts ▫ ACT 2100 clutch kit ▫ Fidanza aluminum
flywheel ▫ Fidanza short shifter ▫ Solid shifter base bushings ▫ STM
shifter cable bearings ▫ SS clutch line ▫ Royal Purple Max Gear
synthetic trans fluid.
Black 17"x6.5" Dodge Avenger aluminum rims ▫ 225/45ZR17 BF Goodrich
G-Force T/A KDW II's up front ▫ 215/50R17 Riken Raptors in the rear ▫
Hawk HPS pads on Brembo slotted rotors up front ▫ PowerStop Evolution
pads on Brembo solid rotors in the back ▫ Eibach Pro-line springs ▫ KYB
AGX struts ▫ Polished front and rear upper strut bars ▫ Energy
Suspension front control arm bushings, rear track arm bushings, and tie rod
At Arroyo Seco Raceway near Deming, New Mexico on June 23, 2011.
114 second lap.
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
MSD LS1 Spark Plug Wires
Hogan Down Pipe (With High Flow Cat)
Magna Flow Exhaust
Crane 1.8 Roller Rockers
BF Goodrich GForce KDW2 tires
ZZ Performance Poly Motor Mount
When at the start line, make sure you're in gear!
While normally comfortable on dirt, Dirty Rallysport takes a crack at
Chasing the Dragon, a new SCCA hillclimb run out of Robbinsville, NC which
is located adjacent to the Tail of the Dragon in Deals Gap.
Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster--D&M Motorsports Video Review 2012 Chris Moran
SEE OVER 100 IN-DEPTH AUTO REVIEWS @ www.SUPERCARNETWORK.com. A quick look
at a 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M
The Dodge Viper is one of the first V10-powered cars in the world, made by
the Dodge division of Chrysler. Production of the two seat sports car began
at New Mack Assembly in 1991 and moved to its current home at Conner Avenue
Assembly in October 1995. The car, and numerous variations, has made many
appearances in TV shows, video games, movies, and music videos[citation
needed]. Although Chrysler considered ending production because of
financial problems, chief executive Sergio Marchionne announced and
showed on September 14, 2010 a redesign of the Viper for 2012.
The Viper was conceived as a historical take on the classic American sports
car. The iconic AC Cobra was a source of inspiration, and the final version
of the Viper bears this out with its powerful engine, minimalist
straightforward design, muscular and aggressive styling, and high
performances. Some saw claims to kinship with the Cobra as a marketing
exercise, ignoring that Carroll Shelby was heavily involved in the initial
design of the Viper, and subsequent design of the Viper GTS coupe. Notably,
the later (1996 through 2002) Viper GTS coupe took a few design cues from
the Pete Brock designed Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. Though the proportions
seem similar at first glance, the designs are quite unique. Carroll Shelby
was key in the development of the RT/10 as well as having a hand in the
development of the GTS (Viper Coupe) model.
The Viper was initially conceived in late 1988 at Chrysler's Advanced
Design Studios. The following February, Chrysler president Bob Lutz
suggested to Tom Gale at Chrysler Design that the company should consider
producing a modern Cobra, and a clay model was presented to Lutz a few
months later. Produced in sheet metal by Metalcrafters, the car appeared
as a concept at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Public
reaction was so enthusiastic, that chief engineer Roy Sjoberg was directed
to develop it as a standard production vehicle.
Sjoberg selected 85 engineers to be "Team Viper," with development
beginning in March 1989. The team asked the then-Chrysler subsidiary
Lamborghini to cast some prototype aluminum blocks based on Dodge's V10
truck engine for sports car use in May. The production
body was completed in the fall, with a chassis prototype running in
December. Though a V8 was first used in the test mule, the V10, which the
production car was meant to use, was ready in February 1990.
Official approval from Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca came in May 1990. One
year later, Carroll Shelby piloted a pre-production car as the pace vehicle
in the Indianapolis 500 race. In November 1991, the car was released to
reviewers with first retail shipments beginning in January 1992.
The first prototype was tested in January 1989. It debuted in 1991 with two
pre-production models as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 when Dodge
was forced to substitute it in place of the Japanese-built Stealth because
of complaints from the United Auto Workers, and went on sale in January
1992 as the RT/10 Roadster.
The centerpiece of the car was its engine. It was based on the Chrysler LA
design, which was a truck engine. The original configuration made it too
heavy for sports car use, so Lamborghini, then owned by Chrysler
Corporation, revamped Dodge's cast-iron block V10 for the Viper by
recasting the block and head in aluminum alloy. Some within Chrysler felt
the pushrod two-valve design, while adequate for the truck application, was
unsuitable for a performance car and suggested a more comprehensive
redesign which would have included four valves per cylinder. Chrysler,
however, was uncertain about the Viper's production costs and sales
potential and so declined to provide the budget for the modification.
The engine weighed 711 lb (323 kg) and produced 400 bhp (300 kW) at 4600
rpm and 465 lb·ft (630 N·m) at 3600 rpm, and thanks to the long-gearing
allowed by the engine, provided fuel economy at a United States
Environmental Protection Agency-rated 12 mpg-US (20 L/100 km; 14 mpg-imp)
city and 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp) highway. The body was a
tubular steel frame with resin transfer molding (RTM) fiberglass panels.
Some small bits of the suspension, (tie-rod ends and parts of the front
wheel hubs) following the manufacturer's "engine first" mantra, were
sourced from the Dodge Dakota pickup. It had a curb weight of 3,284 lb
(1,490 kg) and lacked all modern driver aids such as traction control or
79 Firebird Burnout
79 Firebird 77 front end, put the stock wheels on the back so i didnt have
to break in the new ones to much. Motor is a 350. Hooker Headers with 2.5"
True Dual Flowmaster Super Series 10. Holley Intake, Holley Carb, MSD
Back Wheels are 18x9.5 Boss 338 275/45/18
Front Wheels are 18x8 Boss 338 255/45/18
Tires are BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW 2