Viking Coilovers?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Arcenik, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Arcenik

    Arcenik Member

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    So I saw this on Facebook and thought I would share it. If you having trouble getting a top mount made this might be a solution for you.

    viking c211r with stock top hat.jpg

    This is a Viking c211r shock with a 12" spring, using the stock top hats.
     
  2. Yeloxrunner

    Yeloxrunner New Member

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    Nice, wondering how Vikings ride compared to Qa1?
     
  3. Arcenik

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    100% improvement the separate adjustability make a world of a difference.
     
  4. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
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    So wait a minute, this is a direct swap coilover conversion using our stock top hat? If so start a new thread with this topic!!
     
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  5. Arcenik

    Arcenik Member

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    That’s what it looks like, someone needs to try it and confirm.
     
  6. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
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    I've moved these posts into a new thread because there seems to be a new topic to discuss.
     
  7. AZ Sun Lover

    AZ Sun Lover Member

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    Grrreat,
    I finally got 3 sets of mounts water cut! They're being welded and powder coated next week.
    No one put down a deposit so I only asked for 3 sets. I've should known better and just my luck‼️
    Anyone want some overpriced papers weights?

    My only concern is that OE top hat is "Only" designed to hold the shock in the center, Not the spring & shock⁉️ Don't think It's designed to support the weight of the truck in the center. The spring on the OE mount is supported under the outer edge under the bolts that are supported by the spring cup of the frame. Time will tell though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    AZ
     
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  8. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
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    That's a great point....I imagine a new top hat could be designed to compensate
     
  9. C10Ben

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    I planned on buying some from slick and dirty within a week or so . If you have a comparable set for the same price I’d be willing to take a pair off your hands
     
  10. AZ Sun Lover

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    Not the same design. More or less a copy of XII performance.
    As for price I have no idea because he won't tell me! I have asked several times but I don't want to push it and have him tell me to find another guy!
     
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  11. SOHCmyDOHC

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    That could be done but production costs would come into play. And we’ve seen how much of a hard sell getting tophats done already.

    I’m all for ingenuity but the design posted has a flaw that AZSL has mentioned. All the stress on the central point of what looks like a stock unreinforced tophat.
     
  12. Ryan Robinson

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    I am putting some adapter mounts together this weekend all TIG welded.. Screenshot_20190215-162925_Instagram.jpg
     
  13. AZ Sun Lover

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    Thank God someone can build these because the guy I asked is busy at his real job building some new patented paint and drying booth for painting auto's. He's in Hawaii now and as soon as he gets back he has to go to Oregon. He's hoping he will have time to weld the plates when he gets back from Oregon. But I bet not.

    My only questions about the design above will it fit in the frame spring pocket and does the top of the shock have clearance in the hole in the center?
    Sorry to ask stupid questions but I haven't assembled or installed anything to see what kind of clearances there are with this type of design.
    The OE top mounts would be sweet and easy but I don't think they would have the strength. Even if one would use 1/4" plate and use a stem mount like the OE shocks use I "think" the plate would bow over time. The weight of the truck needs to be distributed a little further out toward the edge.

    AZ
     
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  14. easts1d3

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    Would you be interested in a billet aluminum top hat that is CNC machined that is also hard anodized?

    Ive been wanting to manufacture them for while now..
     
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  15. AZ Sun Lover

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    Hell Yes‼️
    Sign me up! Unless they are outrageously priced?....
    Now that would make these DIY coilovers look all professional! :)

    Oh, Hell I can get them powder coated pretty quick in satin black if need be.
     
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  16. easts1d3

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    I’ll get working on the design!!!
     
  17. AZ Sun Lover

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    :cool:

    Please do and I really feel bad for saying this because I have no room to talk but,..Please Hurry‼️

    AZ
     
  18. easts1d3

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    I started on the design already!

    I am going to 3D print it so I can mock it up on the truck before making it from aluminum
     
  19. easts1d3

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    Sorry for the thread jack! Lol
     
  20. AZ Sun Lover

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    I might be first in line for a set and I don't think you're hi-jacking the thread.

    AZ
     

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