Spring Rate

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smurf bnms

Junior Member
I'm am about to purchase some coil-over's in pretty much any spring rate I want. I was just wondering if anyone has some spring rates that they really like for autocrossing and/or road racing. I have progressive rate springs now that work alright, but I am looking for a linear fixed rated spring for more consistent handling. I have an EG civic that will have a B-series in it soon. I have heard that some people running 450F/600R all the way up to 550F/1000R. Any comments/suggestions would be helpful, thanks.
 

asmallsol

Super Moderator
I will be running 6K front/8K rear next week. One major question is do you want to daily drive on this too? My spring rates are almost the max you can go on street, higher then that and you might as well weld the axles to the chassis
 

smurf bnms

Junior Member
I dont care at all about ride quality first off. I dont drive the car daily..just to and from events and occasionally around town. Will an 18k rear spring cause the upper shock(strut?) mount to break or any other suspension component for that matter to break? Welding it is a little extreme but I get your point.
 

Baker

Senior Member
Originally posted by asmallsol@Apr 4 2003, 04:38 PM
I will be running 6K front/8K rear next week.

holy shit! 6000/8000 thats insane
 

smurf bnms

Junior Member
No no...he meant 6kg/mm and 8kg/mm. It works out to be around 350lb/in and 450lb/in, or something like that.
 

posol

RETIRED
my HA's are 8kg Front and 6kg rear. (447/335)

i'd like to go to a 550/650 later this year. I'm beginning to dislike the Tein's. Bill's rust froze on. mine are getting there. junk shit.

JIC > Tein

I shouldda waited
 

asmallsol

Super Moderator
b, what did you use to lubricate/prevent rust with. So far I have heard like 20 diffrent products to use. Dielectric grease, lithium grease, wd40, anti sezie. What is the best to use?
 

phunky.buddha

Mad scientist
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Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Apr 4 2003, 11:41 PM
my HA's are 8kg Front and 6kg rear. (447/335)

i'd like to go to a 550/650 later this year. I'm beginning to dislike the Tein's. Bill's rust froze on. mine are getting there. junk shit.

JIC > Tein

I shouldda waited

:werd:

Me still getting JICs. :)
 

posol

RETIRED
it doesn't matter colin. spraying them just attracts sand to stick to them.

i'm selling my teins very soon i think
 

CRX-YEM

Super Moderator
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why not get dust covers ??? like stock shocks have ??

and I'm assuming when people say for example 8kg Front and 6kg rear. (447/335) the 447/335 are lbs/in
 

posol

RETIRED
dust covers dont fit
and yes you are right dennis on the lbs/in
 

B16

Super Moderator
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i dunno, B you should talk to dan over at rcrew about JIC's, he hates them, they are supposed to be junk. the HA's were the only ones with the rust problem, you shoulda got SS's ;)
 
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