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but I bristled a bit at the suggestion that I had given misinformation
I never quoted or said which information was wrong... but there is incorrect information given in this thread...

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if you compare the force exerted by two springs
why introduce more variables? this is a simple system.. a force acting on a spring. i.e. the waste gate diaphragm acting on a spring.. If you take the spring, and make it shorter... the spring rate goes up! nothing suspicious or tricky... its what happens... so now you have your waste gate diaphragm acting on a spring with a higher rate... your low boost threshold is higher..

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The longer the wire is the lower the spring rate. As the wire get shorter, such as when cutting the coil, the spring rate increases.
Quoted from Eaton... spring mfg..

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the helical spring is analogous to a torsion bar, not a lever
Yes kinda maybe yes..
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