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Author Topic:   Determining coil spring rate
wrenchjockey
Member
posted November 09, 2002 03:07 PM
I have some coil springs that I purchased used, but don't know their rate. Is there a cheap yet effective way to determine the rate of these springs? Sleepy?? Anyone??


jammin
Administrator
posted November 09, 2002 04:55 PM
Check out the toolbox.

jammin

wrenchjockey
Member
posted November 09, 2002 05:05 PM
I've tried several times to find the toolbox, and if you'll remember, I pm'ed you about it. I still don't know how to access this toolbox I've heard so much about.


jammin
Administrator
posted November 09, 2002 06:04 PM
http://www.thedirtforum.com/toolbox.htm


jammin


Eljojo
Member
posted November 09, 2002 07:53 PM
Look up there in the upper left corner of your screen. See where it says "MENU"? Look there!


wrenchjockey
Member
posted November 09, 2002 07:53 PM
Thanks a ton!!!


c21
Member
posted November 11, 2002 10:24 AM
if you have a shop press and scales (4 corner electronic), you can....


1)set the scale pad in your shop press
2)put a lower A on it (makes a nice seat for the spring)
3)put in your spring
4)compress spring until it is seated above and below
5)zero your scale and measure the spring height
6)compress spring 1"
7) read spring rate off of scale.

note: many (most)electronic scales wont measure beyond 1500 pounds .... so the total measurement (spring rate and load on scale when zero'd) should not exceed this value.

c21


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