This is an upgrade to the Viking Crusader or Berserker shocks over the normal Warrior shocks that are included in my coilover and shock relocation kits. The price is for a PAIR of shocks. This upgrade covers the upgrade of 2 shocks.
Viking Crusader/Berserker Upgrade
$100.00 – $150.00
This is an upgrade to the Viking Crusader shocks over the normal Warrior shocks that are included in my coilover and shock relocation kits. The price is for a PAIR (2) of shocks.
The patented Viking Crusader™ shock absorbers and struts were developed based on requests from the pro-touring community, along with the small tire and high horsepower drag race customers. With these vehicles, there are situations that require rebound forces in excess of what standard passive adjustable shock absorbers and struts can provide. The other factor in our design parameters was the frustration that adjustable shocks and struts, in general, are too complex for the average person to be able to revalve.
From these requests, the Crusader™ was born. These shock absorbers and struts have various valving options dependent on the vehicle use and vehicle specifications. The CrusaderTM is available is either a double adjustable shock, with independent compression and rebound tuning or a triple adjustable where the compression adjustment is separated into low-speed and high-speed adjustments. The rebound valving has a progressive curve that is strictly determined via orifice control. A progressive valve will have a softer low speed force that ramps up very quickly as shaft speed increases. However, do not let this description deceive, as these shocks and struts can generate huge forces at low speeds, depending on the needle and seat combination selected. In fact, this line of shock absorbers and struts produces forces far greater than nearly all others on the market. Depending on the needle and seat combination selected, the adjustment range can cover a very large range or a more narrow range with very small defined increments.
These patented shock absorbers and struts feature an interchangeable needle and seat design. The rebound valving adjustment range can be changed without completely disassembling the shock absorber. With the shock or strut in a vice on its side in the fully extended position, the rebound knob can be taken off, and the needle and seat combination can be changed out. This can be accomplished with basic hand tools. There are no expensive “special tools” required to be purchased from Viking. The process is similar to jetting a carburetor. Obviously, it is critical that everything be kept extremely clean, as there are very small orifices that must be kept free of debris.
Please note that Crusader shocks are intended for “Competition Only” applications and are NOT intended for street use. When vehicles are off track or being trailered, they must be set at Viking’s specified off-track settings.
Compression Valving from softest to stiffest: A, G, R
Rebound Valving from softest to stiffest: D, J, M, P, K, T
Berserker: The patented Berserker Series is for high performance street / track use that is available in various compression and rebound use/vehicle specific valving. The Berserker Series utilizes the same upgraded, premium components as the Crusader Series. The compression valving options are the same as the Crusader Series. The difference is in the rebound valving, where the Berserker now gives the street/track enthusiast a “streetable” performance valving that is specific to their specific use and vehicle. Further, both the compression and rebound can be revalved by Viking or an authorized rebuilder.
Standard Berserker valving options: AB (baseline, similar to warrior), GF (pro-touring), HB (high compression with baseline rebound), HF (high compression, high rebound)
N/A (I want Crusaders, see valving options below), AB (Baseline, similar to Warriors), GF (pro-touring), HB (high compression with baseline rebound), HF (high compression, tie-down rebound), I don't know and need help
|Crusader Compression Valving||
N/A (I want Berserkers), A (drag racing) (most common), G (handling), R (custom), I don't know and need help
|Crusader Rebound Valving||
N/A (I want Berserkers), D (front, easy up), K (front, tie-down), J (rear, big tire), M (rear, small tire), P (pro-touring), T (extra firm), I don't know and need help
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