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Old 03-25-2012, 01:25 PM   Thread Starter #1
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I have googled myself to death and already searched the forum for this answer. But, I'm planning out my suspension mods and in order to do this right I want to know what the stock spring rates are. Mainly so I can find a proper balance front to rear. I've decided to go mostly handling on my mods as I can enjoy that more often than going a full power route. I was looking at the JIC and Tein coilover kits but I would like a reference point so I know how much more stiffness I'm getting in the springs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Default Re: Stock Spring Rates

Man, I have no idea. Have not seen actual numbers on that topic.

Anyone?
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Default Re: Stock Spring Rates

I have never encountered a person to ask that until now. Honestly nothing aftermarket will match the stock ride so it doesn't really matter what the factory spring rates are. The closest ride to factory will be with lowering springs, not coilovers.
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It's not that I'm trying to maintain the ride quality. I know that's going to go away a little no matter what I do. It's just I grew up in a road racing family, and I plan on doing auto cross on occasion as silly as it sounds. So when I order my springs for the coilovers do I not need to go as stiff in the rear or the front or more stiff etc. I can't make that judgement if I have nothing to base it off of.
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It's not that I'm trying to maintain the ride quality. I know that's going to go away a little no matter what I do. It's just I grew up in a road racing family, and I plan on doing auto cross on occasion as silly as it sounds. So when I order my springs for the coilovers do I not need to go as stiff in the rear or the front or more stiff etc. I can't make that judgement if I have nothing to base it off of.
Coilovers are pre loaded. You adjust based on your needs. You don't need to base it off anything. You run tests and adjust them to your taste.
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Default Re: Stock Spring Rates

The shocks can be adjusted, but the spring comes wound at a set rate. So all raising and lowering the perch does is take that much room out of for the spring to work. I don't think there is a progressive set of coil-overs for our cars which if there were I could theoretically do that.
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