Originally Posted by littlewhitewagon
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?
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...
So how do you get long travel with stiff rates? And how would you make all that travel happen anyways?
A shorter stiff spring with a helper spring will keep the main spring seated at full droop.
But speaking generally for a track car, you don't need really super long bump travel with stiff rates anyway. Droop is nice. It's still an issue that must be considered though, and more travel is better than too little travel IMO.