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bomber61
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted January 10, 2003 11:58 AM  
Would anyone have an idea on how to make a coil spring rater? I do have access to a 12ton press!!!!!!

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted January 10, 2003 12:54 PM  
well I would say if you have a set of scales you should be able to put one on the press(maybe have to make a top and bottom plate for spring to sit right) and press away!!!It sounds to simple to work,and I havent tried it yet but it's been on my mind..anybody else?

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted January 10, 2003 01:52 PM  
you're going to need some kind of "spring seat" for the lower part of the spring. if you don't have it and that sucker jumps out at you, there will be teeth all over the place....

66jj
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 823
posted January 10, 2003 06:17 PM  
just so you know every spring is rated different.

most common is compress it a inch then go one more for rate, i think.

i think the scale idea will work also.

bomber61
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted January 10, 2003 09:20 PM  
Are we talking about using a bathroom scale ???? Sounds real simple!!!!!! Thanks alot for the info!!!!!!!!!!!

tilley88
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted January 11, 2003 03:26 AM  
Bathroom scales don't go high enuff!

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted January 11, 2003 04:41 AM  
I tried it! Bathroom scales are ok for rear springs, but front springs crushed it. I thought if a spring takes 1200lbs to compress it 1 inch, 300lbs will compress it 1/4 inch. Didn't work, broken scale! Live and learn. loojack...

bomber61
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted January 11, 2003 08:07 AM  
What kind of scale could I use?????Any IDEAS

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted January 11, 2003 12:48 PM  
well I've got digital scales that I know would work..I don't think a grain scale could be rigged to work accuratley...don't know about those leverage arm scales...

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