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Originally Posted by DDDD View Post
Why would shocks seem less stiff when there is less weight? I would have thought that the effective shock rate would seem stiffer as the car got lighter.

Are you saying that the shocks need to be stiffer because the car will tend to bounce more over bumps now that it is lighter?
From what you’ve described, your car probably feels stiffer during compression but rebounds too quickly creating the feeling of bounce.

I was told to think of shocks as “weight transfer timers”. Slow the rate the front spring is allowed to unwind with stiffer rebound valving and the bounce feeling will be less.
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