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Old 03-31-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Spring rates, most stiff, stance

I'm looking to compare all the new coilover setups out there for the focus. Specifically dgr, k-sport, bc racing, d2, raceland, and any other setups that would be considered STIFF for stance.

Don't need no he said she said info, I would like legit info from people who know the material.

And if anyone has spring rates written down, please feel free to lay them out for me!


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Old 03-31-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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As far as DGR goes don't bother. Too many issues with cracking spring perches, lock rings seizing, paint coming off and shocks blowing out. That and if you have something go wrong your pretty much screwed cuz THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU OR HONOR ANY CLAIMED WARRANTY. I know of several people personally who have gone through this and almost everyone I've seen buy a set has had problems. Almost everybody.

Most all of those will get you low but you may have to do a lot research for spring rates hence your post. While some may have stiff spring rates(?) None of those listed have good durable shocks for anything other than just being low and taking it easy. No tracking. This comes from seeing ksport, raceland and dgr in action personally and the feedback from those who were running them and since changed to something better(for track).

Sorry no rate info.
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ksport lists thier kontrols spring Rates Front 504, Rear=336 and their rr's Front =896, Rear=896.

that's from their website
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Yeah dgr isn't such a great company, however all the sets iv installed are still in great working order. But I have heard more horror stories then good...

And I for sure do not want a track setup. I need more stiff since I only stance. Iv used racelands which surprisingly have sofar been the best coilover for the job. However, racelands do not go low enough...
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And is the higher the number mean the stiffer it would be? I'm sure there has to be more factors involved such as the dampening rebound?
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Spring Rates are generally listed by lbs./in. numbers, so the higher number would be stiffer.

(More force to move it the same distance)

Rebound damping SHOULD be proportional to spring rates to work well, more damping is needed to "snub" the rebound of stiffer springs and this also makes them "feel" stiffer.

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Some are posted here:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=61959

not all brands list their spring rates, have you tried contacting any of them directly?
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Yeah, I'm trying to get a hold of bc racing but they seem to not have good communication skills
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don't go with D2. piece of junk. I have one on mine, and at the highest setting I'm rubbing on bumps.... I'm pretty sure that the shocks are blown by now. I don't dare to look. it has the potential to laying frame on the road for sure, but as much as practical use, very little.
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