[Biturbos4] Quick question about springs and shocks

Wilson Northrup northrup at crazybug.com
Sat May 27 10:12:30 EDT 2006

I did not mean to imply that a shorter spring would by definition have an 
incresed rate.   I mean to say that a shorter spring designed to be used 
in place of a longer stock spring would be designed to have an increased 
rate.   The decreased range of travel would mandate this in the design. 
(assuming they were designed properly?!)

And ofcourse cutting a spring of rate X does not suddenly make that 
spring stiffer.  I did not mean to imply this either :)

Thanks for the clarification.

'00 S4 BiTurbo
'94 RX7 TwinTurbo

On Sat, 27 May 2006, j.koenig wrote:

> 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.
> John
> ----- 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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