Leaf Springs Again

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Leaf Springs Again

Post by Tomtecno » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Does anybody know what rate the rear springs should be?

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Re: Leaf Springs Again

Post by Keith Halstead » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:05 pm

If Mk1 - deflection rate is 91 lb/inch according to the manual.

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Re: Leaf Springs Again

Post by Tomtecno » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Thanks again Keith,does the manual quote values for the front springs on a Mk1. Rates and free lengths would be great if you have such info.

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Re: Leaf Springs Again

Post by Keith Halstead » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:16 am

Tomtecno wrote:Thanks again Keith,does the manual quote values for the front springs on a Mk1. Rates and free lengths would be great if you have such info.
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Re: Leaf Springs Again

Post by Tomtecno » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:25 am

Keith,
That’s great info but I’m a bit confused. You said that the rears were 91 lb/in yet the fronts are quoted at 91 to 99 lb/in. Seems strange that they’re the same both ends.

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Re: Leaf Springs Again

Post by Keith Halstead » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Tomtecno wrote:Keith,
That’s great info but I’m a bit confused. You said that the rears were 91 lb/in yet the fronts are quoted at 91 to 99 lb/in. Seems strange that they’re the same both ends.
Unfortunately it means nothing to me - I just came across it in the manuals. Perhaps someone else has some insight?

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