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If you know one spring rate for sure, you can measure your others outside the car. For instance if you have acess to a 1 bar spring, put it on some bath room scales and compress it down to the can height - about 75 mm from memory. I do this in my w/shop press with the scales on the press. Then press down any other spring you are interested in to the same height. The relative poundage will give the the relative rates. Eg if your 1 bar spring presses down to 75 mm at say 120 lbs (which will be approx right) then a 0.8 spring will be about 96 lb. If the coil material is the same, then % more turns = % softer spring - but easier to check on scales.
Alan
Old 12-06-2007, 10:52 AM
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