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Old 02-09-2010, 07:46 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by Turn in Concepts View Post
No matter what you do to the height you are not changing the preload. The only way you could change the preload would be to swap in a different rate spring or add/subtract weight from the car. It will always be preloaded the same as there is a constant amount of weight being supported by the spring.

I don't see how you can say that. Mono adjustable coilovers require you to make height adjustments by changing the preload setting of the lower perch. If I add zero preload to the coil, the unit will sag thus lowering ride height. If I add more preload by moving the lower perch higher up the shock body, the vehicle will sag less and the ride height will be taller. The differing spring rates you mention will determine how much pressure is exerted against the perch as I increase preload.

Originally Posted by boost junkie View Post
In no way does dual height adjustability make corner balancing the car any easier or more effective.
Then let me say it this way, dual adjustables make the changes by shifting CG to attain balance without making any changes to spring preload and sag; is this not better?

Originally Posted by sniper1rfa View Post
Dual height adjustability simply means they didn't bother designing a damper for a specific car - they just use one damper for a million applications. It's cheaper for them, and thus they make more money. It's not a performance feature.
And how is this bad? Ohlins makes dual adjustable coil overs for our cars; can we agree that they make a quality product?
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