Originally Posted by SickFinga
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/ft 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?
I think the Merc ones are softer: 335lb/in
as opposed to the 160lf/ft
in the E31.
Inches and pounds--huge difference.