[A4] suspension theory thoughts, questions, etc - grooved shocks

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Mon Jan 8 18:49:09 EST 2007

>> If it is that stiff at lowest settings - I'd be curious what its like 
>> when you raise the car - would adding preload, thus raising car, change
>> your spring rate?  Actually as a think about it - the I guess the spring
>> rate would not change if they are linear rate springs, but _could_ if
>> they are progressive depending on where in the stroke it sits....?

Forgive me if I am completely misunderstanding how these "set up," but 
even on exotic suspension bits, doesn't the same basic thing apply as on 
stock stuff?  IE, the spring holds up the weight of the car, and the 
shock damps bounces?

If that is the case, when you "raise" the springs (by moving the lower 
seat), surely the car must ride higher, and the spring stays the same 
length - at least when the car's weight is on it?

And if I am in la-la land on this one (or even if I'm not) I'd love to 
see a picture or diagram of how what you have is set up... is there 
someplace easy on the www you can send me?

Huw Powell



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