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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by stuntstere, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. stuntstere

    stuntstere Member

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    is it better to run stiffer spring in the rear or the opposite.
    What spring rate is good for street use. Like 6K front/4K rear ect. ect.
     
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    I can't comment on values for spring rates, but generally if you have greater spring rates in the rear, the car will exhibit oversteer, while greater rates in front will lead to understeer.
     
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    not necessarily.... theres a lot more to push or loose than just a spring rate.

    for street only, i'd run a 4/3 F/r setup.
    for street/autox, i'd run a 6/4
    if your serious about racing and dont care about street, 8/6 to 10/8

    if you want a drag car, 6/12
     
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    I run 9/6 on mine, and it's perfectly comfortable on the street.
     
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    im running a 10/6 and it works great for me. lil stiff for the street tho, but thats probably b/c of the urethane bushings i also put in.
     
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    I've got polyurethane bushings all around too- it's not too stiff for me.
     
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    450 fr/550 rr spring rates on my 2300 lb Teggy and it is perfectly fine for me....in florida...on smooth roads
     
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    Mine come out to 504/336, and Houston roads are nasty. It's still pretty livable day to day.
     
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    does anyone know what the stock spring rates for our cars are? or a website that does?
     
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