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Re: A4 spring modifications

At 05:28 PM 8/3/97 -0700, you wrote:
>> Heyyy, don't make fun of a cheap and easy modification. I have done this on
>> several cars back when that was all I could afford to do. It raises the
>> spring rate and lowers the CG. As long as you don't go crazy and decrease
>> your travel too much, it works well. I used to drain the oil out of my
>> (various, RX4, RX3, RX7) Mazda shocks and replace it with heavier weight
>> shock oil, shorten the springs and ,very successfully, go autocrossing! And
>> no, the car wasn't constantly crashing into the bump stops.
>                 Kim
>How does cutting the top coil raise the spring rate? Are the top coils a
>lower spring rate (progressive) on Audi stock suspension?
>'91 200 20vtq
>'86 4kq
>P.S. Don't have to lower my '86 4kq. Gravity and time have done it for
>me. :)
	Shortening a constant spring-rate spring raises the spring-rate, simply
because there is that much less wire to bend (actually, twist) with a given