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Old 09-29-2003, 12:32 AM
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Incorret Coilover Spring Rate?

I have been driving on my Carerra coilovers for about four days now. The springs have broken in, but he rear feels "bouncy" for lack of better terms. I am concerned that maybe I picked the incorrect spring rate?? Any input on ride quality versus spring rate versus shock rebound settings??

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To me it sounds like you need a stiffer shock........
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For some reason that was in the back of my mind. The shocks I am using are adjustable and I have them on the middle setting Maybe I will give the firm setting a try. Thanks for the idea!!
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Before I go changing shock settings, let me make sure that we are on the same page. The kind of ride I am experiencing is bumpy, but stiff...kinda like a truck with no bed on it or like when I had the airbags fully inflated.
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If it is stiff bumpy than you may have to high of a spring rate on your springs. Or it could actually be a number of things but I would start with the shocks and play with the valving on them. Keep in mind..... 1 click can make alot of difference.....
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I adjusted the shock to the least firm setting and it seems pretty good now...thanks for the advice everyone!!
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