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Stupid question I am sure but I can't find the answer..

What is the difference between progressive rate springs and fixed rate springs?

for a DD should I get progressive rate? I recently bought some fixed rate but haven't put them on because I saw that in the fine print.. Thanks for the help.
 

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Anyone?
 

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progresive means the spring gets harder as it gets compresed. fixed or specific rate means that it is one set rate. im not sure which would be good for a DD.
 

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Ahhh, so does that mean that the fixed rates will be too loose or too stiff? I have them setting in my room.. I dont wanna use them unless they are gonna work.. grr I guess I'll just return them and get some H&R Super Sport Springs and some Tokico Blues.. =[
 

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I dont know why, and I maybe mistaken also, but I recall Progressive rate bein better all around.

Btw, Props on the new sig Riddlee, looks sweet :cool:
 

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thanks man i love it. 98musclestang (i think that is his name) did great on it. um can't help you on which is better. i just know my dad told me the dif cause i am looking at springs also.
 

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Progressive Rate = Exactly what it sounds like... the spring rate gets PROGRESSIVELY higher as the spring compresses. For instance, at .5" compression, the spring rate may be 400 lb/in. Then, at 1" compression, it may be 500 lb/in. The "advantage" is that the spring rate is "softer" on small bumps and such.

Specific Rate = 500lb/in... all the time, for instance.


There's no inherently "best" one for a daily driver, really. It's just personal preference.

If you've got specific rate springs that fit the bill for drop and rate, then I wouldn't be afraid to use them.
 

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Thanks a lot! That was the answer I was looking for. So overall its probably gonna be better for me if I have shocks struts and progressive rate springs
 

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Thanks a lot! That was the answer I was looking for. So overall its probably gonna be better for me if I have shocks struts and progressive rate springs
You're welcome... and like I said, it's a matter of personal preference or whatever setup is most like what you want. Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to return the linear springs and get a different set of progressive, especially if the linear ones have the drop and rate that you want. The difference really isn't that significant. But, again, it's up to you.
 

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You're welcome... and like I said, it's a matter of personal preference or whatever setup is most like what you want. Personally, I wouldn't bother trying to return the linear springs and get a different set of progressive, especially if the linear ones have the drop and rate that you want. The difference really isn't that significant. But, again, it's up to you.
I am not technically enclined enough to know if the rate works for my car sadly =[
 
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