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daniell
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted October 15, 2002 03:32 PM
What is everyones preferred springs(brand)and why? And what do you think about running different brands on each side or front to rear?What are the cons if any on mismatched springs? Given the spring rates are the same.

snowman
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted October 25, 2002 01:50 AM
Hello Daniell......I use Afco springs....two reasons.....1) A company that I build chassis' for is an Afco dealer, Which is very convenient for me.......... 2) Afco springs are guarenteed not to lose height....If they do, You can return them.

I am curious about your mismatch question.......Perhaps you have some mismatched springs of the proper rate that you wish to use..........I would not hesitate to use them if that is the case.....I really doubt that any appreciable difference will be found in a streetstock.........

From a really technical stand point,differing companies will use different steel and construction techniques.....which will make the springs behave differently....different harmonics,speed of compression and rebound, etc.....

That could be good and/or bad......depending on what you needed.......... It would take some pretty serious data acquisition equipment to provide the answer.....

Good Luck,
Snowman

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