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tony1966 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 pm
max height[by preloading the springs-winding the seat up] although my car was higher than a friends with the same kit and much lower it was notably firmer[same profile tyres etc] due to mine being wound up to the max settings bilstein recommended...
sorry don't understand.....how can it be higher and much lower???
I wonder if you have one of those DOUBLE RATE springs where part of the spring has a softer rate than the other and in winding up the spring platform you are using up the soft part of the spring so that the harder part of the spring is coming into play (this will of course be altering the height of the car relative to the ground)?? But it must be repeated that a single rate spring will always stay the same rate no matter how much it is compressed and it is only the damper that then dictates the firmness or otherwise of the ride.
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