Seeking spring rates

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vwcorvette
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Seeking spring rates

Post by vwcorvette » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Any ideas for a shop that can check the coil overs I have for spring rates? If I don't need to buy springs I would be happy. The IT Rabbit came with Carrera coil-overs that were painted.

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Seeking spring rates

Post by vtgti » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:24 pm

If you have a scale that can handle the weight, just compress the springs down an inch and that'll be the spring weight. (Or so I believe)
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Re: Seeking spring rates

Post by DaveP189 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:49 am

Yup:
vtgti wrote:If you have a scale that can handle the weight, just compress the springs down an inch and that'll be the spring weight. (Or so I believe)
Or, for more technical info than most anybody would need: http://www.stockcarproducts.com/spgtech.htm
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Re: Seeking spring rates

Post by lawdogg » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:29 pm

I did it the other way around: put 100lbs on it and measured the displacement.

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Warning: this may result in weights or springs or both going flying around your workshop. :lol:
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