Search Tips

This Frame has opened up into a New Window

Dodge Viper Lift Arm - with required drill bits.
For Gen I & II Dodge Vipers

Part# DVLA002


Items Included:
(1) Lift Arm
(2) Ball head with threaded stud
(1) Spade Drill Bit
(1) Traditional Drill Bit

1.  Raise your Viper trunk to as high as you want it to open.  Find something to safely prop up the trunk lid in that position while you work.

2.  Take out the Lift Arm and hold it up to in the position you want it to be in when the trunk lid is all the way open (See Diagram A), the lift arm is already hyper-extended so you do not need to pull it open any more. 
Line up the Lift Arm so that the top is approximately one inch away from the trunk lip (see photos).  Mark where the top of the lift arm will attach to the trunk lid side (TOP).
NOTE:  It really doesn't matter where you install this lift arm as long as it fits to the top and bottom of the trunk when it is open - it's up to you

3.  Take the traditional drill bit and drill a hole through the side of the black trunk lid all the way through to the other side of the trunk lid.   

4.  Now take the large ¾"-1" inch spade drill bit and center it on the hole that you made on the “inside” of the trunk lid.  (see Diagram B)
This will give you room to reach in with a socket wrench to screw on the nut to the secure the top of the lift arm to the trunk lid.

5.  Take one of the two ball screws included and insert it into the traditional hole you drilled on the outside of the trunk lid.  Attach the nut from the inside of the trunk lid where you drilled the Large access inch hole.  Tighten firmly.

6.  Now extend the trunk to the maximum upright position and swing the lift arm down into position where it will fasten to the trunk opening on the back of the car (BOTTOM). 
Ensure your mark is accurate.  Now drill a hole with the traditional bit into the black housing inside the trunk opening. (see photos).

7.  Insert the ball screw.  Reach inside the trunk compartment and up under and behind the black plastic lip to screw on the nut

8.  Open and close the trunk to ensure a tight and close and ensure that it opens completely and stays up.

Need help - Call us at 352 688 8160 M-F.

Picture of Lift Arm Installation Details

Diagram  A                                                     Diagram B

Copyright 2005 - 2022

The Viper Store
a HotCarAccessories site

Not Affiliated with Dodge, Chrysler or it's divisions