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Old 04-12-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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Installed Viking rear drag shocks

Shout out to Carlyle Racing, I purchased a pair of Viking rear double adjustable drag shocks for ol' Heavy Chevy.




I already had Carlyle's 15" wheel conversion kit, so when I heard about these shocks I had to have them. The top mounts like stock, and the bottom uses a set of collars that you can adjust with a spanner wrench. The shocks come with setting suggestions in the box for the street and for the strip.

I've been driving around on them for a week, and I can tell they are making a difference. Right now I have the compression at 3 and rebound at 5. I might try more rebound just to see how it differs. I'll keep you all posted, I'll hit the track pretty soon!
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:14 PM   #2
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Looks like a real nice piece John!
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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Looks good John! Let's us know how they do at the track please sir.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
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I will do!

For now I'm the jerk testing the shocks at every light by my house.
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12.06@113 1.70 | + CD 3200 + 18" NT05R + RCR Intake + NE OTR + GPI Tune
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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How do you like Carlyle's 15" wheel conversion kit? You know how much we beat on ours...will they hold up?
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:55 PM   #6
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:23 PM   #7
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Niceee!!
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:46 AM   #8
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How do you like Carlyle's 15" wheel conversion kit? You know how much we beat on ours...will they hold up?
I like...

I'm beefing up other aspects of the car this year to hold up... Just installed a set of DSS axles, buddy hooked me up, and I have a Circle D SFI flexplate that needs to go in too.

I'm going to post a bunch of detail pics of my rear suspension real soon.
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12.06@113 1.70 | + CD 3200 + 18" NT05R + RCR Intake + NE OTR + GPI Tune
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:49 AM   #9
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Cool...That's on our list this year along with some go fast stuff.....LOL
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:12 PM   #10
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I will do!

For now I'm the jerk testing the shocks at every light by my house.
Oh, I see, YOU'RE the one causing global warming...

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Old 04-14-2017, 01:43 PM   #11
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Cool...That's on our list this year along with some go fast stuff.....LOL
Okay cool that motivates me to take some good pics when I have the car up in the air again.
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12.06@113 1.70 | + CD 3200 + 18" NT05R + RCR Intake + NE OTR + GPI Tune
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:24 PM   #12
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Nice looking struts John!
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:41 PM   #13
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:35 PM   #14
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I've read that they don't work with stock lower control arms, but 15" setup so I can share that I have enough room to adjust the shocks.
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12.06@113 1.70 | + CD 3200 + 18" NT05R + RCR Intake + NE OTR + GPI Tune
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