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Coilover Spring length?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by &erson, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    &erson

    &erson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are coilovers available w/ longer spring sets?
    I noticed several replacement spring sets (OME & Eibach for example) come as a lifted/longer spring.
    However, many people on here have to crank down on their coilovers to get a desired lift. Doesn't cranking down on them stiffen the ride?
    Wouldn't it be a better ride if the coilover was out of the box w/ a longer spring for like a 2" lift? vs cranking/compressing a shorter spring to 2"
    There's probably some simple answer I am overlooking, pardon my ignorance.

    I am doing preliminary searching for ~2" lift w/ best ride possible.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    You got the right idea. Look into OME 884/885 springs on the OME 90000 shocks.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A couple ways to achieve lift are to get a higher spring rate, or longer spring. Both have the same affect of lifting, to a degree. A lower spring rate, but longer spring requires more pre load to achieve the lift, where as a shorter spring, but higher rate doesnt.
     
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