Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: utica, new york
Coil spring rates, what to look for?
If I want the Jeep to act the same way it does stock, how do I calculate an increase in spring rate? I was adding up my Jeep junk, probably weighs 800 lbs more than when it did stock. Lets say hypothetically its evenly distributed, 400lbs added from my CG forward.
I measured the rate of my current springs (either currie or deaver) and they are approximately 160-170 lbs per inch, and ride very nice (but are too short that's why I'm upgrading). What happens when you go too soft a coil?
If I want a 4.5" lift spring do I just get one with a similar rate? Rustys and Rough are pretty close.
Side thought: Why are some coils rated outrageously high? (BDS 240lbs per inch)
Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage