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Is there a differece in coil springweight ratings beteen a 6 cyl camaro or a v8 z28 from 72 t0 78 years .? If so how can you tell ? I need to replace them in a pick up I subframed . Thanks Larry

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Don't know how you would tell without a spring rate tester, or having both side by side to measure wire diameter differences or number of coils or free length differences, but they are definately different. Six cylinder spring will be around 260lbs/inch rate, Z28 spring in the 330-350 lbs/inch rate.
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Ok , do you mean compresion of spring equals 226 pound s per inch that is compressed? Thanks Larry
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Ok , do you mean compresion of spring equals 226 pound s per inch that is compressed? Thanks Larry
That is correct, rate per inch compressed.
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I believe there is also a different spring rate within the V-8 arena, i.e. small block to big block GM. When I "resprung" my '68 Nova I bought what were advertised as big block springs.
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