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Coil Springs - Progressive vs Linear??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ACE_Taco, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    ACE_Taco

    ACE_Taco [OP] Long Range Practical Marksman

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    Well, I have searched throughout and have not found a thread discussing Progressive vs Linear.

    I do understand what a Progressive and Linear Spring is by definition, but what are the benefits of one over the other? What gives a better ride?

    Eibach Springs and TRD OR Springs are Progressive. What are OME?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    The sport are linear the OR have a progressive wind.
    The 1.6 Eibach are linear.

    I would guess the benefit to progressive is to give them a softer feel for the first inch or so of compression.
    I have never been a big fan unless you have a lot of travel to use the progressive rate.
    I tried a set of progressive springs on a differnt application with about 4" of travel and it didn't work well.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Thanks for the input. I am assuming that the OME are Linear??
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    From the ones I have seen yes they are
     
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