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Fastback68
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posted 12-04-2002 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have two old, but unused, sets of front coils. Is there some do-it-yourself method to tell the spring rates?
Thanks!
Simon

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Fastback68
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posted 12-04-2002 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Problem solved! I go to my local auto repair shop where they have a spring rate checker
BTW, here's a great background resource on coil springs and how they work ...
http://www.stockcarproducts.com/spgtech.htm

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posted 12-04-2002 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastback68:
I have two old, but unused, sets of front coils. Is there some do-it-yourself method to tell the spring rates?
Thanks!
Simon

Ask Scoop! He has a tried and true method of checking spring rates-part of being a good mattress salesperson!

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Fastback68
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posted 12-04-2002 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop is a big fella. Are you suggesting he just sits on them??? I'm hoping I've got a pair of 620 lb/inch springs

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