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Old 02-08-2013, 01:04 PM
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On a street car, you would normally want the shock in the center of travel at ride height. With a 12'' spring, you have 6'' of shock stroke (3'' to center of shock stroke). A 10'' spring will have 4'' of shock stroke(2'' to center of shock stroke).
Using the same front end weight with both springs, the 12'' spring will need less spring rate so it can compress the additional 1''.
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