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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Service at DC Performance

May 19, 2010

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"When you guys need service-- or get tired of only 600 horsepower-- you gotta hit DC Performance in LA." This guy was a viper owner we met when we picked up the car at the Long Beach Grand Prix. A long day of racing and potato salad means we're not sure if he's the one who left the party with a smoky burnout, but we hope it was. Because, if you'll remember, we've done some smokey burnouts with our Viper and now, at just over 6,000 miles, it needs its first service.

DC Performance, run by Dan Cragin, has factory trained Viper specialsts, does high-performance tuned snakes (they're known for their test-n-tune abilities), charges less than the Dodge dealer we spoke with, is on our commute home, has some 12 Vipers in the shop and was referred by a guy who does burnouts at picnics; it's perfect.

Dan and his team said they would need about a day to get this done, dropping it in the mornig would get our car back by 5. Unfortunately, that didn't fit our scedule so we dropped it off yesterday afternoon and will pick it up today.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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