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Old 05-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, Hypercoils and Swift Springs have comprehensive catalogs on their website, but they do not have what I'm looking for.

Here is my dilemma.

A 1972 Mercedes weighting 1705kg has stock springs rated at 335lb/in front and 350lb/in rear. This sounds extremely high for a stock spring on car that was designed to be as comfortable as it gets. For example, 850CSi weighting 1890kg has 160lb/in springs in the front. Any idea why there is such a big difference in spring rates? Does suspension design matter in this case? A-arm on the Mercedes and McPherson on the E31?
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