Coilover shocks (rear)

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by BQUICK, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Need to replace or rebuild mine. I have Aldan American single adj...they are shot after 15yrs....no wonder.
    Was thinking of getting rebuilt for $125/pair but found a good deal on new QA1 double adj.

    Any input? There are other brands AFCO, Viking, Strange, etc. JEGS look just like QA1s.
    Wondering which hold up better and do I need double adj on a ladder bar car?
     
  2. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    I have Vikings coilovers front and back love them been 4 years
     
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Vikings are the best bang for the buck hands down,...And and of Course Afco and Menser are "the best"
     
  4. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Is Viking US made?
     
  5. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

  6. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Yeah the Vikings are a good deal at $400 a pair.
    Ended up buying some new QA1s (double adj) that someone was selling on EBAY for same price.....
    I hope the QA1's aren't China....the rod ends I just got from them are made in China.

    Interesting that both QA1 and VIKING are in same town....LAKEVILLE, MN
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020 at 12:48 PM
  7. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    QA1 emailed me back. They say 100% US made. :)
     
  8. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    Great good luck they r fun to play with adjustable height, compression, rebound
     
  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    the guy who started Viking worked at Qa1,..he left because he didn't like how Qa1 was cutting corners
     
  10. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Bruce I had double adjustable Afco’s on my white car. Right up there with the best of them however very expensive.Worked very well.
     
  11. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    I bet QA1 not happy....VIKING undercutting their prices by 60 bucks a shock as well! And....in the same small town!
     
  12. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    I know when I purchased mine I purchased them through TRZ and they were offering a special two yellow bullet members and giving I believe it was 10% off so that’s where I got mine. That was a while ago I’m not sure if they still do that.
     
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I'm wondering if coil over shocks would fit on the rear of my car with the 3" N25 exhaust, TA No Hop Bars, and the HR sway bar? Anybody have that combination? I would love to eliminate my coil springs in the rear and be able to adjust ride height.
     
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    You'll need about 3/4in clearance from your exhaust to shock now,...if yiu do a stock location deal,...i would stand them up if possible
     
  15. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    I ordered new QA1 rear coil over springs and the box states made in China. QA1 spring.JPG
     
  16. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    My buddy has anti hop bars with coil overs on his 70 Chevelle, not sure about your exhaust though
     

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