Compression Ignition Addict
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im sure someone wit more knowledge will chime in , but here it goes.
if you start with a stiff spring, it is going to take more shock valving to control the speed of travel the spring reacts at, if the spring is a softer rate, you have more options as far as shock valving goes, and how YOU want the vehicle to ride, because you adjust how much control the valving has over the movement.... look way back into the early 70s at some class buggies for baja. you will see multiple WHITE BODY shocks ...... nit because they work good, but more of a factor of shock fade, when the shock is traveling several thousand times a minute, the oil gets hot..... no esis back then, so an additional shock was added to take on some work load, thee for splitting the duties keep each just a touch cooler.
so, running a low end mane brand spring with a high linear rate, 1. is going to be stiff, the ratio virtually doubles every inch of compression, then responds accordingly.
2. will take a vast o amount of valving restriction to control, there fore adding the stiff feel.
i prefer a linear rate over progressive, but it need to be a somewhat softer rate, and then add adjustable valved shocks to aid in control of said spring.
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