[Biturbos4] Quick question about springs and shocks

j.koenig j.koenig at adelphia.net
Sat May 27 09:34:26 EDT 2006

Lowering springs will probably have increased spring rates over stock, but that's not because they're shorter.  It's because the wire size, material properties, number of coils, etc., have been designed that way.

Cutting stock springs is a no-no for a lot of reasons, but doing so does not maintain the stock spring rate.  Cutting a stock spring will make it shorter and stiffer.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wilson Northrup" <northrup at crazybug.com>

Lowered springs for the S4 will have increased rates over the stock S4 springs as there is less travel.  This is common for any car.

The only exception that I could think of for this is if someone cut the stock spring.  DO NOT CUT YOUR SPRINGS.

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