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Old 02-04-2010, 02:35 PM   #47
williaty
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Originally Posted by littlewhitewagon View Post
But with stiff spring rates, how would you get that much droop? Wouldn't the car just be raised up high? I can understand to use a soft helper spring, but if the spring rates are stiff, wouldn't the long travel not be used anyways?
You're assuming a stiffer spring is actually better. That's not always true. You want to run as stiff a spring as your tires require and no stiffer.

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The other way is to have a spring that is short and flops around if the suspension is fully extended right? But that doesn't help the situation since there is no spring rate...
That's actually really dangerous. If the suspension goes to full droop in a situation like that, there's no way to be sure you'll actually seat the spring properly as it re-compresses. Baaaad news.

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So how do you get long travel with stiff rates? And how would you make all that travel happen anyways?
Long travel with stiffer springs just means you can soak up bigger bumps.
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